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Rusty Anchor Charters

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Fort Walton Beach, FL, USA
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About Rusty Anchor Charters
Welcome to Rusty Anchor Charters by Captain Mike USN Retired. Take a break and bring back some lasting memories aboard my 21 foot pontoon boat. If like to explore, relax and see the sights, ride inner tubes, explore crab island or Pensacola I’ll go anywhere. I offer discounted prices for people who just want to visit some of the breathtaking attractions and see the dolphins play.
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Tyler3327 wrote a review Jun 2019
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Caption Mike is a very out going guy, it was my girlfriends very first time fishing and she had an absolute blast caught 2 red snappers as well as me with a king and some snappers, he knows exactly what he’s doing and how to help you in anyway he can help you. I highly recommended Rusty Anchor Charters to anyone! There’s a couple pictures for everyone to see.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Mikie C, Owner at Rusty Anchor Charters
Responded Jun 25, 2019
You caught a lot of snapper that day, glad I put you on the fish and y’all enjoyed your selfs, that’s what fishing’s all about..thank you very much and safe travels home.
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comfortable_travels wrote a review Nov 2018
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First time fishing for my son and we all had a great time. Great communication and simple reservation process. It was a great experience overall.
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Date of experience: November 2018
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voluntertx wrote a review Oct 2018
Fritch, Texas12 contributions2 helpful votes
Captain Mike and his deckhand Kye are quite the characters! The weather and fish were not very cooperative but Capt. Mike didn’t want to give up!! He took us all around the bay and by Destin. We chose as a group to fish close in even though he warned us we might not catch much. We did catch a few and one of us caught a juvenile African pompano. That stumped our guides for a bit. 🐠 We saw dolphins🐬and experienced a brief downpour⛈. It was an enjoyable day on the water in Florida.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Mikie C, Owner at Rusty Anchor Charters
Responded Oct 5, 2018
Yes ma'am, thanks for going sorry the weather wasn't so good. Fishing is usually not to good if the water is muddied up around here. There was a lot of fresh water in the bay from the rain. That's why they call it fishing not catching though, not every day is the same for catching fish here. Some Days are good and some are bad, but we always give it our %101 best. Thanks again for coming, I hope next time to get you in the gulf so we can catch some real fish. That's why I fish both Destin and Pensacola, right now the fishing is hot! tuns of red fish every where and in the gulf wow, a lot of fish. come back soon and ill give u a discount!!
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Stephanie C wrote a review Jul 2018
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We had a great experience with Captain Mike and Rusty Anchor Charters during our family vacation in Ft. Walton Beach. We explored a variety of areas in the bay and Gulf, went tubing, and took a stop at Crab Island. We will spend another day on this boat the next time we are in Florida. Thanks!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Tanya H wrote a review Jun 2018
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Me and my wife planned a 6 hour trip with Rusty Anchor Charters. Booking/communication between both parties was simple and efficient. Captain Mike and his crew Chase Helton and his son Brandon were wonderful! Definitely a trip to remember! Mike and his crew were very down to earth and helpful! We immediately became comfortable on the boat and it was just like we were fishing with friends. We started our day off with a boat trip to Destin, were we ate lunch and got to enjoy another beach scenery. The crew were very kind to patiently wait for us.. and then the fun began for our offshore fishing adventure! His deckhands Chase and Brandon were very quick to help when there was a hit on the line. Captain Mike’s crew was very knowledgeable, he knew great spots to fish and his deckhands were efficient in getting fish off the hooks and baited lines back in the water. Towards the end of our day as we were heading back, a storm came in quicker than expected. Captain Mike being a Retired Navy Veteran knew just what to do and how to handle the situation and we knew we were in good hands. We encountered some rough water and we arrived back in the bay safely! In all we paid for 6 hours on the water and received almost 9 hours. We would recommend this team time and time again! To Chase Helton your going to be an amazing Captain in the future, keep your eye on the prize and don’t let anything ever slow you down!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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