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“Great afternoon out for 6 college guys!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Top Gun Fishing Charters

Top Gun Fishing Charters
Crandon Marina, 4000 Crandon Marina, Miami, FL 33149
+1 305-361-8110
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Ranked #25 of 233 Activities in Miami
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Miami's "Top Gun" in sportfishing. Specializing in fishing charters for beginning and experienced anglers alike. We catch Sailfish, swordfish, tuna, Mahi Mahi and more.
Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great afternoon out for 6 college guys!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

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.

Visited March 2013
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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lots of bites!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Had a great day of fishing with Captain Nell, Mario and George. While the weather was not perfect (drizzle! ugh!!), our voyage was exciting and successful. Each of us (two couples) had the chance to reel in a nice sized fish. It was our first experience kite fishing - and grabbed a sailfish with that method. The crew was knowledgeable and SO VERY pleasant - and patient with us. :) The boat was comfortable and had a place to get in out of the weather when we needed to. If we fish again in Miami, we'll be doing it again with Top Gun.

Visited February 2013
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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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“Fantastic time while enjoing fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My second time on board of Capt. Nel and his crew. We had a great time again. Excellent Capt. and first mate took great care of us. We always learn a lot, have a good time and catch some great fish. Most definitely doing it again next time I'm here. Up for deap sea fishing in Miami? You will not regret chartering Top Gun!

Visited February 2013
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Awesome Captain, Crew and Fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Top Gun took us on an amzaing fishing experience. Kite fishing for sailfish, bottom fishing for grouper and amber jack. Great time. Definitely returning again.

Visited January 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Great fishing, Great crew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Booked Top Gun while visiting Miami a few months ago. I was specifically interested in kite fishing as I have never done it with more than two rods out. As it turned out the day produced no wind but some how we managed to make it happen. Within minutes of lines out we hooked into a nice sail and as the day progressed caught a number of other species including dolphin and tuna. I cant say enough about Capt Nel and his mate, they were patient and above all else fun to be around. For the price you can't beat these guys, Thanks for a great day hope to see you in the near future, maybe a trip to the islands is in order! Capt. Ethan Frye Chas. S.C.

Visited November 2012
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