We recently celebrated our 35th anniversary and my wife suggested that we take a trip to somewhere that we had never been in the lower 48. We randomly landed in Bar Harbor at the Atlantic Oceanside. We saw a brochure for a fishing trip on the Islander and thought it sounded like fun. We were greeted by Captain Caitlyn and her crew of Sabrina and Chuck. The three of them could not have made us feel more welcome or been more helpful. We caught mackerel, pollack, and even a keeper size cod. The scenery was awesome. It was so much fun that after getting off the boat we booked another trip for the next day. The second trip Piloted by Captain Matt and his crew members were Dennis and Sabrina. Again these three were committed to making this trip special to everyone aboard. On this trip we saw harbor seals, ocean sunfish and Bald Eagles. After spending family vacations on a lake in northern Wisconsin for 30 plus years watching a pair of nesting eagles, I was thrilled when Captain Matt positioned us just of the shore of a rock cliff. There was one eagle high in a tree and one on the ground at the top of the rocks. I found it hard to choose between watching these majestic birds and reeling in two fish at a time on almost every cast. I was thrilled to witness one of the eagles leave the rocks, circle the boat and swoop down to pick of fish off the water no more the 30 feet from the boat. It was as close as I have ever been to one of these birds that I love and have watched for years.
I could not give a higher recommendation that you take this trip if you can. It was four hours well spent two days in a row. Thank you to all the crew for making our trip so memorable.
( Special Hint ) Do not challenge Sabrina to a fish line un-snarling contest. She will kick you in the bass.
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August 28, 2013
Thank you for your wonderful feedback on the fishing trip(s) with us on the Islander! Your comments made me smile, and the last of it made me laugh right out loud (because it's so true)! How awesome you chose to spend a little time with us as you celebrated a milestone anniversary. We do hope you will visit again us in the future and bring along your fabulous sense of humor! Thank you again and I have shared your comments with all crew.
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