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Early Bird Fishing Charters

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79851 Overseas Hwy, Bud-n-Mary's Marina, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-942-3618
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Great day fishing in the keys with young kids

My wife and 3 kids fished on the Early Bird last week and had a great day. We left the marina... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hclayto
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Epic day fishing

Had a party of 3 fish with Ross and Justin last week. The fishing was epic. We caught 2 blackfin... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JMBax
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Early Bird Fishing Charters is an offshore charter fishing business. Our boat, the EarlyBird is a 43' Alex Willis boat and is docked at Bud-n-Mary's Marina in Islamorada, FL. We take groups of up to 6 people on board with our captain and mate to fish for sailfish, marlin, mahi mahi, grouper, snapper and other pelagic fish.
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79851 Overseas Hwy, Bud-n-Mary's Marina, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and 3 kids fished on the Early Bird last week and had a great day. We left the marina around 7:00 am and hit a bottom hump on our way out to target tunas. We were quickly able to pick up some black...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for the nice review! We enjoyed meeting your family and taking you out fishing. We look forward to seeing you again for your next charter!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a party of 3 fish with Ross and Justin last week. The fishing was epic. We caught 2 blackfin tuna and about 45-50 dolphin. Ross worked hard all day to get us on fish, and Justin helped us hook up and manage lines when...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the review and for fishing with us! I am so glad you and your friends had a great day. We look forward to taking you out next time.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Capt. Ross and first mate Justin were THE BEST! We booked a full day offshore charter and they were amazing to be around the entire time - very knowledgeable and both have great personalities! Captain Ross and Justin worked extremely hard to get us on...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2018

Thank you so much for the nice review and for fishing on the EarlyBird! We really enjoyed taking you two out! We look forward to seeing you next time you're in the Keys! Thanks again!

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing day on the water with Capt Ross and crew that my family will never forget. We caught tons of Snapper, Mahi, Tuna and AmberJack all in one day. Capt Ross had us on fish all day and was able to switch up...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Thank you very much for the nice review and appreciate you fishing on the EarlyBird! We are glad you had a great day fishing and look forward to taking you out again next time! Thanks again for your business and for coming to Islamorada!

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

3 of us went out at 7am sharp and by 10.00am we had 11 3 pound+ yellowtail snapper in the boat. Every fish we caught was over 12 inches, and a keeper. We had our fresh snapper cooked 4 ways at a local restaurant for...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thanks so much for the nice review! I'm glad you all had a nice time fishing on the EarlyBird. We hope to take you out next time you're in the Keys!

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Reviewed July 12, 2017

Fishing on the Early Bird with Capt Ross and First Mate Ryan was the highlight of our vacation in Islamorada. They were able to adjust to our last minute request to switch from a 1/2-day to a 3/4-day trip to fish for dolphin. We caught...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you for the nice review on TripAdvisor! We are super stocked to have been the highlight of your FL Keys vacation! Thank you for fishing on the EarlyBird and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Fished with Capt Ross for two days and he put us on the fish both days. Caught many mahi on the first day and he put us on the yellowtail snapper the second. Really knows what he is doing and keeps the clients experience at...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 14, 2017

Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor and for fishing with us. Glad you enjoyed your time on the EarlyBird catching mahi and snapper. Look forward to taking you out for your next trip! Thanks again!

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Reviewed May 26, 2017

Great morning spent deep sea fishing with Captain Ross Early and First Mate Justin on the Early Bird in Islamorada, FL. If anyone comes to the Florida Keys, I HIGHLY recommend booking a 1/2 or whole day trip with Captain Ross. He and Justin gave...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your review on TripAdvisor! I'm really happy you had such a great experience with us on the EarlyBird! We look forward to taking you out for a full day charter - and catching even more fish - next time!...More

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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

South Carolina folks on vacation and we had an awesome day catching mahi and yellow tails. Capt Ross and Capt Ed were fantastic and we cant wait to go back out!

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Thank you very much for the nice review! I appreciate you fishing with us and so glad you had a great trip. I look forward to taking you out fishing next time!

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

We booked, Ross Early on the Early Bird last week for a whole day fishing. We were a party of 4 which was the perfect size for his boat. We choose Ross because 5 years ago, we booked a full day with another captain but...More

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Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Thanks so much for the review on TripAdvisor! I'm really glad we were able to reconnect! I am glad you enjoyed your day with us and look forward to taking you out fishing again for your future trips. Thanks, again!

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August 19, 2016|
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Thanks for the question! In October we can target tunas, Mahi and sailfish. Call me for more information or to reserve a charter. 305-942-3618
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July 10, 2016|
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Thanks for the message! Feel free to give me a call at 305-942-3618 and we will,get you set up.
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