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On a Mission Fishing Charters

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Naples, FL, USA
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About On a Mission Fishing Charters
On a Mission Fishing Charters is a local guide service out of Naples, Florida run by Captain Wes Bedell and his son Captain Perry Bedell. On a Mission offers first class offshore and inshore charters with everything from spin to fly. Captain Wes runs a 24 ft Sabalo for offshore and nearshore charters and a 17 ft Mitzi skiff for the more technical anglers. Poling the backwaters and flats. The On a Mission team will accompany any party from expert anglers to novices who have never been saltwater fishing. Captain Wes has been fishing these waters his whole life and has been a local guide for the past 20 years. He proudly passes the torch onto his two sons Perry and Weston keeping his lifestyle a family tradition. Captain Wes is driven by giving your family and friends a great time and memories that will last a lifetime.
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Michael R wrote a review Aug 2021
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I just went on a charter with Captain Perry and Westin for two full days. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! I caught dozens and dozens of fish. Many different species. INCLUDING a 46 inch Snook and 41 inch Permit! Both catches of a life time. And done in two days! UNBELIEVABLE! TRULY UNBELIEVABLE!!! I couldn't ask for a better fishing trip! Wes, Perry, and Westin are true professionals and their knowledge of fishing is the best you can get. If you want to catch REAL DEAL fish I suggest booking a charter with these guys. FANTASTIC!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Doug R wrote a review Apr 2021
Barrington, Rhode Island1 contribution2 helpful votes
Most decent business people will tell you that “good” customer service is easy when everything goes well, it’s when things start to go sideways that the “good” gets truly tested. When a customer has a less than expected experience, does the company apologize, empathize and try to come to a reasonable, mutually acceptable conclusion. Or does the company, blame, insult and otherwise show contempt for the customer. This whole saga started with a 6 hour fishing trip with Capt. Wes Bedell. The whole experience was, in my opinion, less than spectacular, and then got worse. On the way off the boat, I was trying to quickly Venmo him the balance of the fee, $630. I was a little distracted and accidentally sent $730. I left wanting to put the whole experience behind me so as not to spoil the rest of my limited vacation. A few days later, I was going over my expenses for the trip and realized I had overpaid by $100. While tips, for a good experience, are customary, a $100 tip (“a great tip” as Capt. Bedell described it) is extraordinary. He considers the $100 a tip for putting me on fish. One of the reasons I hire local guides is that they should know where the fish are, so congratulations to Capt. Bedell for meeting the most basic of requirements of knowing where the fish were but isn’t that a part of the basic fee? It has been on the dozens of fishing trips that my family and I have taken in the past. He responded to my 1st text asking for a refund of the overage by saying that “he was going to pass my information along to his colleagues.” Later, he upped this to passing my information along to Fish Booker, Google and Trip Advisor. I guess in an attempt to black ball me. I later found out that doing so would be a breach of privacy and he could be held liable. He blames me for the bad trip by saying that I “couldn’t cast”, that I “wasn’t ready to fish in Florida” and I “should go home and practice in my backyard.” I’ll admit that I had a few mis-casts due to not having very much experience with his ultra-light tackle, oh well. As to practicing in my backyard, I’m not sure the neighbors will appreciate my practicing his Tarpon call of “COME ON” which he repeatedly bellowed at the Tarpon as they jumped and rolled by us. No big loss, it didn’t work. Trying to appeal to his better business sense, I reminded him that bad reviews can have a negative impact on his business. I even offered to remove the one that I did post. He replied by saying, my “reviews are absolutely worthless!!” and “I don’t care, they don’t scare me, people like you read them and stay away and that’s what we want!” So, that is how he feels about those of us who come down to Naples and spend our vacation $$ fishing. I will not be surprised to find that he will respond by ranting about how terrible I was at practically everything under the sun and again, how its all my fault. “Good” customer service is NOT this Captain delivers. So if you are reading this, my advice is to spend your money with someone who truly appreciates you.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Adventure555202 wrote a review Dec 2020
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Wes and Perry were excellent, They put on fish first cast both days ! First day big red , second day triple tail .Does not get any better !!!Over a hundred fish two days .Thanks again.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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MelissaLeeOh wrote a review Nov 2020
Miami, Florida4 contributions
Back again with another amazing day on the books. Capt. Wes and Capt. Perry do not disappoint. Always an
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Melissa D wrote a review Jun 2020
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Have been on a few charters with Capt. Wes and his boys, always a wonder experience!!! Both the fishing and the eco charters have been great! I had my 9 year old and 5 year old sons on the last fishing charter and they had a blast, they are amazing with kids. Definitely will keep going on charters with On A Mission.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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