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Scipio Creek Marina, Apalachicola, FL
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Me and my 2 sisters visited Apalachicola for a three day stay. The boat trip was recommended by the place we stayed. We called and Captain Jimmy answered immediately and in no time we were booked for a site seeing trip. Captain Jimmy promptly picked...More

Thank LindaA494
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Had a great day with Jimmy - he said we would catch a lot of fish and we did! Enjoyed seeing the coast and backwater areas with an Apalachicola native. Learned about the area history, as well as how to fish. Jimmy was very patient...More

Thank suehitn
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

We were passed on to this captain by another who was booked—lucky for us! My children, 10 and 11, were dying to catch some fish and we had the best time with Captain Jimmy Maxwell! He’s been doing this for 28 years so really knows...More

Thank kburberry
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We chartered Captain Jimmy in order to give two grandchildren (girl 12, boy 11) an experience they had not had and specifically wanted both to land a shark. Captain Jimmy was extremely patient with the children and ensured they both caught several kinds of fish,...More

Thank billyfrank2018
Reviewed May 21, 2018

Trip with Capt Jimmy was a great part of our 3-sisters-with-spouses gathering. We grew up on a south Florida river and Jimmy let us visit places that recalled the joy of being a wild child in 1950s Florida. Back country scenery, simple living houseboats, spring...More

Thank littleoldwoman
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Captain Jimmy picked my spouse up right from the porch of our rented houseboat - you can't beat that convenience!!!! My spouse has dementia and Captain Jimmy was very kind and patient with him - even brought him back early (at my hubby's request) when...More

Thank Beverly B
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Capt Jimmy is great to book a fishing charter with. He keeps ya entertained the whole time. Had great stories of the area. He knows all kind of different places to fish. He will have you laughing the whole time. Even gives people with less...More

Thank jcnungester
Reviewed February 7, 2017

The owner of our rental unit recommended Captain Jimmy to us and we were glad she did! Jimmy took us on a full afternoon eco tour of the river system around Apalachicola where his knowledge and skill of guiding through the rivers was apparent from...More

Thank susieslp
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Captain Jimmy is 5th generation in Apalachicola, so he knows every nook of the area. He knows what you will catch, where, and the right bait to use. He knows Apalach history, and will have you rolling in laughter with his stories. You will come...More

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband and have been out with Captain Jimmy multiple times over the years. It's always a great time. He knows so much about the area and what the fish are up to. You are bound to have a ball if your fishing, shelling, or...More

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