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Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips

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Address: 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
Phone Number: +1 207-801-2300
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We offer 4 hour fishing trips in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor every day...

We offer 4 hour fishing trips in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor every day from June 15 through September 7. 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! Space is limited - all tackle included on all fishing trips (you may also bring your own if desired). During July & August we also offer an afternoon trip at 1:00 p.m. (4 hours) and a 3 hour trip at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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Incredibly fun, not expensive and its great fun for the entire family. We caught lots of fish, which were delicious by the way. The trip was incredibly fun, but seasickness may... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredibly fun, not expensive and its great fun for the entire family. We caught lots of fish, which were delicious by the way. The trip was incredibly fun, but seasickness may ensue.

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

From the first drop of the line, fish were fighting for the hook! As soon as the owner dropped anchor, he was out there helping anyone who needed it...very involved and helpful. This guy knows where the fish are (with a little help from the fish finder). When we docked, the crew even cleaned our fish for us. A great... More 

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Rockland, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Awesome time! The crew is extremely helpful and accommodating to each person. They bring you to some great fishing spots along the coast, and with the amount of fish you catch, you end up feeling like a pro! The views are great - some people just took in the breeze and wildlife. We saw two bald eagles come down for... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Took my twin sons age 9 for a family-friendly half-day fishing trip on the Islander. The crew was very friendly and knowledgable about the area and gave us lots of interesting information about Frenchman's bay, the history, and the wildlife. We caught lots of fish (and yes, we had to throw the Cod back- it's a law- and yes, we... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I'm giving this a one star review for two reasons: First, the boat was badly overcrowded. Literally wall to wall people lined up on each side, bow and stern. Party boat fishing (which is exactly what this is) isn't fun to begin with, but being packed like sardines (or mackerel) made it an unbearable way to spend 4 hours. Second,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Took my daughter fishing. Both Jimmy's made her feel like a pro. Hannah really enjoy, and I did too. She caught more fish than me...'she thought we were just fishing...' Look forward to next summer on the boat!

Thank Goldy1964
Devens, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I visited Acadia for the first time with my 9 year old son, and on our agenda was to catch fish, so our search led us to the Islander. As we were both new to fishing charters, the crew took great care in making sure we had a good time and were well informed on how to fish on the... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This was one of our favorite things we did on vacation. We were initially worried because it was so foggy that morning. We still managed to see harbor seals and grey seals near Egg Rock lighthouse and bald eagles. The crew was fabulous. We went with our three daughters (twins age 7 and 4). They had a blast! We probably... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We've been coming to ME for 25 years each summer and never tried a fishing trip. We've been on fishing trips at home at the Jersey shore but not here. It was a great experience and if we had done it at the beginning of our vacation we would have gone out a few times. The crew was great. We... More 

Thank kathy h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was a perfect choice to take our boys 11 and 13 out fishing. Lots of catches, and beautiful scenery. We even saw a Dolphins swimming by as we fished. A great time and highly recommended.

Thank Tom B

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