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Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips

119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-801-2300
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Ranked #15 of 51 activities in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: We offer 4 hour Mackerel fishing trips in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor Monday through Saturday. These are great family trips! We stay in Frenchman Bay... more » Owner description: We offer 4 hour Mackerel fishing trips in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor Monday through Saturday. These are great family trips! We stay in Frenchman Bay where we anchor up and chum for Mackerel. We fish with jigs on light tackle making kids and adults alike feel like champion anglers! Our experienced deckhands will help you land your catch and take the fish off your line. We'll fillet and bag your catch for you, and tell tall tales on request! We sail daily at 8:00 a.m. from the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St. in Bar Harbor where we have Free and Easy On Site Parking!On Sunday we offer 6 and 1/2 hour trips traveling offshore for the more experienced anglers. As we travel offshore we'll be in search of the deeper water Cod, hake, haddock and other deep sea area fish. Space is limited - all bait and tackle included on all fishing trips (you may also bring your own if desired). Sunday trips leave at 8:00 a.m. and return around 2:30 p.m. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

When we boarded the ship we thought we might have made a poor choice because it seemed like a very touristy operation and we were not going to be able to do any real fishing. So we figured at least we'd have an opportunity to view the beautiful Frenchman Bay. Well first and foremost we caught tons of fish! The... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Went this morning with my boyfriend, caught 20 fish. The guys on the boat are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Amazing scenery. Don't spend a week in Bar Harbor without going to sea.

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Captain Gary F, Owner at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments! So glad you had a good time with us - and I hope the fish were delicious if you kept them! More

Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed this fishing trip so much we brought our two boys ages 10 & 12, booked a fishing trip for our employees and my husband gifted his dad for Father's day. We are locals but the beauty of the islands, bay, shorelines and wildlife never gets old. Bald eagles, porpoises, harbor seals and Egg Rock Lighthouse.... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We went out on the Islander with Capt. Matt, Chuck and Peter for an 8:00am to 12:00pm trip. We saw some amazing scenery we could have never seen from land. We saw a dolphin, two bald eagles, and a seal too. The crew was great. Chuck even offered us invaluable advise on trail selection for our upcoming trip to Katahdin.... More

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UpstateNY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Great way to relax after hiking and seeing the sights around Bar Harbor. Captain Matt continued to move the boat's location so everyone was able to catch fish. We lost count of the number of fish our family caught. I was impressed that the two helpers on board were women! Go girl power!! We even were able to see some... More

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jsteen84
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Boat had plenty of room with all amenities needed. Crew was fabulous, was able to catch lots of fish, see bald eagles, see whales, and get a small tour around the islands! Wouldn't have changed a thing! Thanks to the crew for taking my fish off the hook haha

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We were staying in bar harbor for the week and decided to take a fishing trip. Tickets were easily purchased and away we went.The crew of Captain Matt,Sabrina,and Dennis were absolutely fantastic. I've been on multiple fishing trips up and down the east coast and this was by far the best. The fishing was just a small part of the... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

the crew were really helpful and even lured a bald eagle to catch the fish that were being thrown back int the water. I had my 11-year-old nephew with me and they helped him along whenever he needed it.

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Houlton, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Special thanks to Captain Kait, Chuck and fellow "county girl" Sabrina for a great trip. Not a huge haul, but certainly more fish than I expected to catch. We'll be down again.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We recently celebrated our 35th anniversary and my wife suggested that we take a trip to somewhere that we had never been in the lower 48. We randomly landed in Bar Harbor at the Atlantic Oceanside. We saw a brochure for a fishing trip on the Islander and thought it sounded like fun. We were greeted by Captain Caitlyn and... More

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Captain Gary F, Owner at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful feedback on the fishing trip(s) with us on the Islander! Your comments made me smile, and the last of it made me laugh right out loud (because it's so true)! How awesome you chose to spend a little time with us as you celebrated a milestone anniversary. We do hope you will visit again us... More

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