We were looking at 2 options for fishing in Bermuda; reef fishing with Captain Baxter, or the Jolly Rodger. The 'Ellen B' boat for reef fishing is much smaller than the Jolly Rodger boat which I really liked. As soon as we boarded the boat we were introduced to the 4 other people on the trip, and the Captain and his son, Andrew, learnt all our names straight away. They are genuinely interested to know about you and I really liked that they bothered to ask, and also remembered what you said! It was SUCH a good morning!! We started off at a shallower location and got fishing straight away. The Captain and Andrew bait you up and un-hook your fish and are constantly rotating around everyone so I was never left waiting for anything for more than a few seconds. It was brilliant. They provide water as well which was nice.
They taught us about all the fish we caught, and we were able to keep the fish that were big enough. It was really rewarding, and the range of fish you catch is amazing. We moved locations half way through and caught some really cool big fish (I was particularly proud of my 16 inch speckled red hind). On the way back Andrew cleaned and prepared all the fish and we ended up taking home a HUGE back of fish fillets. If you bought some fish that heavy at the supermarket I'm sure you'd be paying over $100! We cooked it up as soon as we got home and it was sooooo delicious. It just made the whole fishing trip that much better.
Finally, even though we departed from Mangrove Bay dock, the captain had found out where all of us were staying and changed the route home to make it easier for everyone. 2 of the people were from a cruise ship so he dropped them off at dockyard, and for myself and my husband he went right to Watford Bridge ferry terminal and dropped us off on our doorstep. They were so friendly and I couldn't recommend the trip more highly!
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