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“Educational, Humorous and Relaxing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Top Notch Charters - Lobster Excursions

Top Notch Charters - Lobster Excursions
2 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
902-626-6689
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Ranked #1 of 50 Activities in Charlottetown
Type: Boat Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: LOBSTER FISHING EXCURSIONSGet up close and personal with a lobster. Smell the salt air, feel the gentle breeze against your face, enjoy the thrill of taking a lobster right out of a trap, and savour the experience of a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper aboard the 45-foot fishing boat Top Notch.Aboard, you’ll discover what it’s like to: •haul a trap or band a claw•take a turn at the wheel•learn about the modern technology used in today’s lobster fishery•delight in Captain Mark's tales of the industry’s early days•sail into the Northumberland Strait, past historic Port La Joye/Fort Amherst and scenic Governor’s Island•experience breathtaking views•pass the home of Island sea birds and marine life•savour one of PEI’s true pleasures --- fresh lobster
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
“Educational, Humorous and Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My husband and I took our 14 year old and 11 year old children last summer on Top Notch Charters excursion. It was one of the best tours that we have ever taken! Mark and Cody made the experience very educational and humorous as well. They let our children steer the boat and allowed them to have hands on experience with the lobsters. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour; the time and money was well worth it. Mark and Cody easily interacted with all of the guest and made us feel very welcome on their boat. I would recommend this tour to anyone who appreciates a great educational, relaxing experience!

Visited June 2013
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“Wonderful way to spend our last evening in PEI!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We are so glad that we had the opportunity to do a Top Notch tour with Mark and Cody. They were so accommodating when planning and booking our trip. When our initial tour had to be cancelled due to unsafe conditions as a result of high winds, they did everything to get in touch with us and re-schedule to a time that worked for us. Their flexibility and willingness to accommodate was very much appreciated!!!

Mark and Cody were extremely informative, friendly, and helpful. My boyfriend loved the experience of hauling up a lobster trap, and we just loved taking pictures with the crabs/lobsters (just take a look at my profile picture!) I also still have the sea dollars that they graciously handed out at the end of the tour (look at it every day in my bathroom and am reminded of the great time we had).

It doesn't get much better than a lobster meal cooked by authentic PEI fishermen in the Charlottetown harbour with the sun setting behind you. Special thanks to Cody for helping to take apart the lobster for this unexperienced Ontario girl!

We highly recommend this tour as an enjoyable, authentic east coast experience!

Visited August 2013
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“A harbour escape to never forget”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Me and my wife took the tour last summer and found it a beautiful, educational, humerous, relaxing and fitting to close out a long day of sightseeing on island. Mark and his wife were wonderful hosts making our trip just that much more memorable!!! Thanks!

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Montreal, Canada
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“A must-do experience if you're visiting PEI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I went in the 2013 summer, and I don't think the whole trip would had been the same without this experience. It was amazing and the food was delicious. Thanks to Mark and Cody!

Visited August 2013
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Rivers, Manitoba
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“Great experience on the Top Notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Captain Mark and his brother Cody are born-n-raised PEI lobster fisherman who demonstrated how they brought in their "catch of the day". It was very informative, hands on fun and we ended with yummy lobster anchored in a beautiful cove. A highlight of our trip to the Atlantic Coast!

Visited August 2013
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