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Above Average Charters

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Clearwater, FL, USA
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About Above Average Charters
Welcome to Above Average Charters! We are a private fishing charter located in the Clearwater Municipal Marina just steps away from beautiful Clearwater Beach. Since February 2001, we offer 4 hour to 14 hour offshore fishing trips in the Gulf of Mexico. We are US Coast Guard licensed and insured for up to 6 passengers. Our two boats are operated by a couple of Clearwater’s finests Charter Captains: The “Above Average” operated by Captain Rich aka “Rocket” and the “Above Average 2” operated by Captain James. Our boats are very spacious, clean and safe! Depending on the season you’ll be trolling for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda and Bonito; bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper and other bottom fish or go Shark fishing for Black Tip, Spinner, Hammerhead or Tiger Sharks! From beginners to seasoned anglers alike, we have a trip for everyone! We have fun on our boats! So give us a call to reserve your private fishing charter! It’ll be the highlight of your Florida Vacation! :)
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SG52221 wrote a review Jun 2021
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Helen was great with getting us booked and taken care of. If she wasn’t able to answer the phone, she called back in a timely manner. We took a 4 hour trip and caught a few different types of fish, and enough for us to eat several meals. Captain Rich was very helpful and we appreciated that he filleted the fish for us! Would recommend for deep sea fishing!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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vincent t wrote a review May 2021
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This was our second time using Above Average Charters for a 4 hour tour! 2019 and now 2021! This time we brought freinds and we both went out in boats and both had a great time! The captains are awesome! The fishing is above par! We are already planing our next trip with Above Average Charters!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Eric wrote a review Apr 2021
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My son and I did the early morning 4 hour fishing with Captain Rich on 3/31/21. We had such a good time, and caught 16 fish, 15 king mackerel and 1 Spanish mackerel. Can’t Rich is friendly and definitely knew where the fish would be. We literally each caught a fish as soon as the line was in the water. I liked that he checked with us to see how much we might want to keep, that allowed us to keep 4 and do catch/release on the other. When we got back to the harbor we took pics with our catch and Capt Rich filleted those 4 fish in lightening quick fashion. He told us we could take it to the restaurant Crabby’s across the way and they would prepare it for us. We did so and it was delish! Helen was so easy to work with too. I would definitely do another fishing trip with him again but probably longer and go for something bigger. Highly recommend them!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Janna W wrote a review Mar 2021
Traverse City, Michigan4 contributions
What a great day we had with Captain James Stewart of Above Average! We had so much fun fishing and caught several fish including a 30# king mackerel. Captain James knew exactly where the fish were and we caught them! Loved hearing about James' stories from his crab fishing days out of Dutch Harbor. What a great guy and knowledgeable captain. We took our Mackerel across the street to Crabby's and they cooked it for us. It was amazing! Thank you so much to Captain James and Helen for a great day!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Brian D wrote a review Mar 2021
Boerne, Texas39 contributions10 helpful votes
We made arrangements to fish on spring break. They were ready for us and on time. Janes was excellent and put us on fish immediately. Went out 13 miles and were killing it. Makrel and amberjack. When the fish stopped jumping in the boat he drove to multiple other spots. Worked his rear end off. While we were thrilled with the outcome long before we arrived on shore, once on shore we were more thrilled. Two boats from the marina caught anything of consequence. Above average 1 and 2. They knew what to throw and where to go.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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