Booked a 5-hour deep sea fishing charter this week with Captain Nel and his first mate Mario? for a birthday celebration for 6 college guys. The deep sea fishing excursion industry seems somewhat unregulated, so this trip was based entirely on this company/the captain's Trip Advisor ratings...so thanks Trip Advisor! Everything checked out with the captain, the boat, procedures, and fishing, and Top Gun did not disappoint. The guys had a great time, and at one point had 9 lines in between the trolling and the kite fishing. Although for the most part the fish were elsewhere, they managed to catch an edible size mahi mahi and a kingfish. Both fish were filleted on the boat. Captain Nel connected the guys to a restaurant down the street where the fish were prepared and cooked in several different ways and served up as a meal. The booking was made long distance. The captain was professional, returned phone calls/texts within a reasonable amount of time, and payment was made by credit card with an email confirmation. The first mate was knowledgeable about all angles of fishing and worked hard to make the experience a good one for those on board. The only comment was that the loo was not working which could be enquired about upon booking.
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