A&B Fishing Charters
A&B Fishing Charters
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A&B Charters offers deep sea fishing trips for private groups of 6-12 passengers. We also arrange shared charters fore those that don't have a full group. Established in 1977 we have been voted best charter company in southwest Florida for the last seven years.
Naples, Florida
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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828robine
Lansing, MI25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
There were 11 of us 6 adults 5 kids ages 15 to 7 we booked A & B for a half day fishing charter our captain was Bobby and “first” mate Austin they were AWESOME. Austin was so good with the kids and provided great information about the fish the reef and the area we were fishing. He was very patient when sometime the kids were not. We encountered a storm we all thought we were going to die. Bobby was so calm and keep telling us the storm was nothing and told us stories about other storms he had been in the storm ended up being very minor. Bobby had great stories and shared pictures of his interesting catches. The kids loved it Both we were very knowledgeable and we could tell they enjoyed what they do it was a great experience. Plus we caught a lot of fish mostly perch and they were yummy.
Now Captain Allen he is another story... not really he comes off a little gruff but he is a really nice guy
The kids want to come back and do an all day trip..
We will see about that
Thanks Guys the kids talked about the trip all the way home and they are still talking about it
Written January 7, 2020
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Jeff
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Bobby and Case were fantastic! We had trouble finding a charter that could take a party of 10, including some younger children that we really wanted to give positive exposure to fishing. Bobby and Case took us out and we caught an astounding amount of grouper, snapper, and an assortment of others. I'm an avid fisherman myself. The other charters I've been out on were enjoyable but they didn't allow me to really fish like I wanted to (bait my hook, take the fish off, etc...) This was not the case this time around. I asked to do that sort of stuff and they were pleased to let me run with it. There was a really exciting moment for me when I had a fish go down into a hole and dig himself in. Bobby tried to hand me another pole and said he'd take care of it. I asked if I could keep fighting it and he smiled and said "of course." Got the fish in the boat after about 15 minutes and let out a loud scream of excitement! I greatly appreciated the way they spoke to and helped our children out too. I've been trying to get my little boy into fishing for a few years now and he's still talking about this trip. I read through some of the negative reviews... They don't really make sense to me. It sounds like your typical, over-sensitive types. They were a great captain and mate. We had ages ranging from 7 years old to 64 including, someone from every generation in between. That's a lot of different personalities and viewpoints, all with varying life experiences. Don’t listen to the negative reviews. These guys will put you on the fish, and they’re great company too. We had an awesome time.
Written June 13, 2020
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Joe S
Naples, FL106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We had our daughter, son in law , and 3 of out grandkids (9, 7 and 4) visit us. So we thought a half day fishing trip would be fun . A&B has larger boats and can handle a party larger than 6 so we took a chance and booked an afternoon with A&B. Well all I can say is Captain Bobby and his first mate were great guides and terrific with our kids. They took us out about 8 miles from shore were we caught plenty of fish. Snapper, grouper, puff fish and even a small shark. We brought our fish (after the crew cleaned them for us) to a local restaurant who cooked it and served it with sides. The boat is very safe, has a bathroom and wide enough to reduce the rocking caused by the waves. i know this is going to be a memory our grandkids will remember all their lives
Written April 14, 2021
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bugman53
Naples, FL6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I booked a six person fishing trip with A&B fishing charters for today 3/20/2020. I booked this trip in late February. I Received a conformation email for this date the next day. I emailed Caption Allen Walburn on Wednesday 3/18/2020 two days before my trip. He replied and asked me to call him. I called him to reconfirm for our Friday trip. He stated we are all set. So, Friday morning (today) my six person fishing party went to the dock. No boat there. I called him and he said "the boat left with six people on board" I said who were they? His response was "I have no idea who they were I never asked". So there we were ready to go and Mr. Walburn doubled booked this trip. We went round and round on the phone and he had the nerve to blame me. What a joke this guy is. So I went to the City Dock to try to find another charter that may be available. No luck their. However, I told this story to two other Captions on the dock and with out telling them the name of the boat they already said A&B charters. The both said " they do this sort of thing all the time". So choose wisely...
Written March 20, 2020
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Gerald B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Had a great family fishing experience for some first-time fishermen. Caught alot of fish, and the captain Bobby, and first mate Isaac, were awesome. Never had to wait to get a fish off the line or new bait.

Definitely recommend a 40-ft boat like this or bigger for the gulf as we had choppy waters and i can't imagine what it would have been like with a smaller boat.
Written October 5, 2020
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whitefinn
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Major thanks to Captain Jim, Case, Allen & Abner the dog!!! What a great day of fishing! After bit of choppy water to get to a depth of around 80ft we dropped our line and "BAM" the fishing catch didn't stop for 4 hours. After limiting out on grouper and snapper we moved on to one of Capt'n Jim's favorite shipwreck's to catch a few big ones. After another hour of reeling in 3 - 150 lb plus Goliaths we were wrecked ourselves. Again...Thanks for the best family fishing trip in years! Having worked personally for Johnny Morris for over a decade, I know what constitutes a great fishing experience and believe me, A&B delivered that and then some!

Craig, Laura, Cyd & Toby
Written October 3, 2020
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Jessica R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Our family of 8 took a full day trip which allowed us to fish further out for more variety. The ride was longer and a little more rough than we expected, but totally worth it. Captain Jim put us right on the fish and within minutes we were all catching mutton snappers. The boat was spotless and safe. Captain Jim and Kees are professional, knowledgeable, patient, and easy to talk to. Their excitement over our catch shows they truly love their jobs. We had a very fun day and would definitely fish with them again!
Written December 10, 2020
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Will H
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Wow, what a trip. We hammered tons of red grouper and snapper! The red grouper fought like crazy. Captain Bobby put us on fish all day long. Many quick quarter mile moves kept us on the fish. We had 7 people fishing and there was plenty of room on the boat for everyone. Captain Bobby and the deck hand took off all of our fish and even baited our hooks! I would definitely recommend this company for anyone looking to have a great time on the water!
Written January 17, 2020
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Peter D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Capitan Jim was great he and his first mate took me and 6 of my family out for a great afternoon of fishing on the All In boat. He was very familiar with the area and got us on fish right away. We caught lots of snapper and perch can’t wait to grill the catch up for dinner!! It was an awesome day fishing and laughing and getting to know them. Will definitely be booking another trip with Jim again!
Written December 28, 2020
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Darrel K
Naples, FL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My brother-n-laws and I took another trip with A and B Charters out of Naples, FL. It was a great experience! Their boat is large, fully equipped and clean. Captain Jim and mate Case worked extremely hard to make our day the best it could be - and wow did they exceed expectations! We caught big Amberjacks until our arms were wore out, then went out farther and nailed a limit of big Grouper!! I would highly recommend this outfit. They are the best!!
Written January 30, 2020
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