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Address: 182 Clark Point Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Phone Number: (207) 244-5385
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Great trip!

Caught lots of fish and had a great time. 6 out of 7 of our group members received a lobster from the traps they checked. It was a favorite activity for the kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Houston, TX
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If zero were possible, we would mark that as the rating. The morning we were supposed to go fishing, 7/28, was greeted with strong thunderstorms on Mount Desert Island. The booking agent requested that we call before heading to Southwest Harbor to join the trip in case of weather. We tried. No answer, multiple times, even after 7am. So we... More 

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Anny S, Manager at Vagabond Deep Sea Fishing, responded to this review

We have to agree with some of the things that you said and can explain other things. first of all until 8 pm the night before the National Weather Service was reporting a 30% chance of thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon. At 6:30am the next morning they had warned of thunderstorms during the morning…. and we had them for a... More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This trip is NOT your typical deep sea fishing trip. They advertise all these fish that you can catch but after you pay they say well actually you can only catch pollock. This is the only thing you can catch or keep. The boat is limited by state law how many fish can be caught, which makes sense, until you... More 

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Anny S, Manager at Vagabond Deep Sea Fishing, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you did not think your fishing experience was ‘Typical’ since I cannot know how many other fishing trips you have been on elsewhere. You correct that we do catch more Pollack than other fish, however fish that have been caught on other trips have included cunner, cusk and mackerel.and of course cod which must be... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Caught lots of fish and had a great time. 6 out of 7 of our group members received a lobster from the traps they checked. It was a favorite activity for the kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We took a trip on the Vagabond during our family trip in July and it was amazing!!! We caught a ton of pollock, enough lobster for everyone and got to see some seals. It was an amazing trip and highly recommended!!!!! Barb (deckhand) was amazing and extremely helpful, funny and educational. She's truly an asset to the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The staff on board were very friendly and knowledgeable. We caught a lot of fish and saw how lobsters were caught. Seeing the seals was an added bonus. The kids had fun even though 1 of them got sea sick. We can't wait to go again ( this time with Dramamine)

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Anny S, Manager at Vagabond Deep Sea Fishing, responded to this review

We are thrilled you had a great time and yup Get those pills into you next time and hopefully they will help! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

John, Barb and Charlie were great! They knew exactly what they were doing and never hesitated to answer questions. They did their best to make sure we caught plenty of fish. It was very educational watching and learning how they work the lobster traps. We went home with plenty of Pollock and each person also took home a lobster. This... More 

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We are so pleased you had a great time and even got a lobster insider season ! Come back soon ! More 

Waterville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Captain and Barb were fantastic! This was the first trip I have taken in a total of four previous experiences on other trips, where the crew explained to everyone what to do and not do and who were there to help when needed. We caught hundreds of Pollack and were told we could take all we could eat! Barb... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Wonderful day at sea , plenty of fish , just a all round NICE trip , I will fish again on this boat next year ......

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The crew was great and Barbara was a pip a ball of energy right from the get go.fishing was great came home with plenty of fish a lobsterss a bonus.I like the way the pool the fish so everyone goes home with fish.had a Great time and we will be back next year

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North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

You cant do better than this. The crew is the real deal. They know and love their work. They make it fun for everyone. We caught 300 Pollock. Small but good eating. We saw seals. And everyone on the boat got a lobster caught by the crew while we were there. Assume!

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Additional Information about Vagabond Deep Sea Fishing

Address: 182 Clark Point Road, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
Phone Number: (207) 244-5385
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 am  8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 am  8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 am  8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 am  8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 am  8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 am  8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 39

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