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Top Notch Charters - Lobster Excursions

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Address: 2 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Phone Number: 902-626-6689
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LOBSTER FISHING EXCURSIONSGet up close and personal with a lobster. Smell...

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

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lobster cruise & dinner

I was expecting a harbor cruise & dinner but it was so much more. Mark gave a great presentation of the lobster fishery, economic impact and overall process. It wasn't a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was expecting a harbor cruise & dinner but it was so much more. Mark gave a great presentation of the lobster fishery, economic impact and overall process. It wasn't a lecture but a "hands on" experience as he / we pulled an actual crab trap and 2 lobster traps. it was a lot of fun and very informative at... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While RVing the Maritime I was wondering how lobster trapping worked? You know, the cages the bait how traps worked etc. when searching online for sights to see and things to do while in Charlottetown found Top Notch and better yet, 1 open seat during my visit there so I jumped on it. Honestly, this was one of the best... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a lovely afternoon with Mark & Cody. They are so friendly & knowledgable about ocean life. Our girls (who are normally shy) were so excited to learn about lobsters & crabs. Cody even found a living baby starfish for them. A special thanks to their mom who hunted for sand dollars for a souvenir for the girls. It... More 

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Capt Mark and Mate Cody are fantastic! My daughters (8 & 5 years of age) and I went on the afternoon sailing, with lobster dinner (although my youngest had chicken). The adventure was informative, educational, and just downright fun for all! They involved the children by allowing them to haul up lobster and crab traps, as well as steer the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had such a wonderful tour on the Top Notch lobster boat. The guys were friendly and knowledgeable and combined information with hands-on to make it a perfect experience. We opted for the 90 minute tour but soon regretted our choice and wished we had gone for the longer tour with the lobster. We loved that the boat was covered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The two guides mark and Cody were beyond knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. The trip was a wonderful experience for everyone with various activities to do. We learned a ton from the trip. The boat was super clean and spacious. I can't wait to try out their tuna excursions for something that has a little more excitement than lobster trap hauling... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent one extraordinary evening on August 4th in the company of our hosts Mark and Cody. These gentlemen spent three hours educating us about how they make their living in the fishing industry, its history, extensive details about lobster and crab, their vessel, fishing licenses, the regulation of this remarkable industry and so much more. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Big shout out to Mark and Cody thanks for great time and fantastic food and charter trip hopefully we can enjoy more great lobsters in the future back home and to anyone visiting here in Charlottetown PEI look up these guys for an enjoyable meal n trip you will never forget the Menecolas 😊😊😊 Cookstown Ontario

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took the tour on August 20th. Great experience learning about lobster fishing. Fantastic lobster dinner afterwards. Mark and Cody were superb hosts and treated us very well. Would highly recommend this trip if visiting PEI.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were super impressed that Mark and Cody gave us a heads up that there was a parade in town and that we might have trouble parking/getting to the pier. We appreciated the advance notice and the great communication. The tour was very educational and our kids were super engaged and were given lots of opportunities to participate in a... More 

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