Family Tradition Charters
Family Tradition Charters
4.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Family Tradition Charters has been reeling in boat loads of fish for 5 generations. We strive to make your trip a memorable one and Makin’ Memories is what we do best! All of our charter boats have air conditioning and a bathroom. The Makin Memories has satellite TV as well. We are located at the St. Andrews Marina. Call us to book your fishing charter today!
Panama City, Florida
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Richard M
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
My son and I booked a 6 hour trip at Family Charters, we were a 100 percent pleased with our trip, the boat was clean the deck hands were very helpful and worked diligently to ensure everyone could fish as much as possible. The Captain did an amazing job stabilizing the boat which minimized tangles. Hats off, I definitely would recommend this charter and look forward to scheduling a 12 hours trip.
Written July 19, 2021
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Thank you!!
Written May 4, 2022
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Indy G
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Friends
Capt Matt and Joe, helped my friend say her Good bye & RIP to her husband aboard The Makin’ Memories. Our sunset Celebration of Life Burial at Sea went spectacularly because of them. They even threw in a little Dolphin sighting. Amy helped set it up. Booking departure and arrival were without a hitch. Thank you for making this tough time a beautiful experience.
Written September 16, 2022
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Jesse N
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
I have been on several fishing trips in Myrtle Beach and they don't even begin to compare to this one. Each time the Captain stopped the boat above a shoal of fish, we were catching them as fast as we could lower our lines. Chops and Joe (aka Billy Ray) are great deck hands. They took care of everything. You don't have to even touch the fish. I will go out with the again when we vacation in PCB.
Written October 6, 2022
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Jeffery C
Scotts Hill, TN99 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Let me begin by saying that I'm not one of the "entitled" folks who thinks because I pay, I should catch fish. What I paid for was a professional crew to attempt to put us on fish and attend to their jobs. Crew member stressed that fishermen were to hold rods, bait hooks, and reel in fish only...my problem was that of three deckhands, only one attended bait buckets and removed fish. Routinely ran out of bait with nobody on board catching keepers, and I finally just sat on the cooler in the bow to wait for a better bite, and discovered that one of the crew was fishing for himself on the opposite side of the boat. Nobody can guarantee fish, but anyone can give you their best effort and the "Family Tradition" didn't on July 27'th. I was positioned by the Captain's cabin where I could see the sonar, and we regularly drifted off the structure, what little action we were getting would cease, and didn't adjust position for long periods of time fishing an "empty" bottom. Three in my party and we caught two keepers total, and about a dozen overall. Not claiming to be an expert myself, but in my 50's, and been fishing freshwater my entire life...long enough to realize that not much effort was made for us to have a good trip.
Written August 5, 2022
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Scott W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I do a lot of this and this was one of the best trips I have done. Both Matt and Kyle were very personable and expertly prepared and professional. We caught great fish (heck, I caught a big amberjack and won the daily fishing rodeo!) but what made it such a great trip was the crew. Kyle is the best first mate I have ever seen. Hands down. He is a true expert at what he does. He loves his job. He is great with kids and fishes hard. Just book it.
Written October 4, 2021
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Hey thanks for the nice revie
Written May 4, 2022
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Ron Waterman
Bristol, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
If you are looking for a great fishing experience instead of a boat ride with occasional fishing then you need to fish with Captain Leveral on the Family Traditions in Apalachicola Florida. I am a retired Commercial fisherman and I can tell when someone is going through the motions or is working hard to put you on the fish and this Captain worries all day if everyone is having a good time and catching fish. That's extremely hard to find anymore. Friendly hard working crew. You won't be disappointed. One of the best trips I have had on a party boat in years. Apalachicola has a gem and the Family Traditions Captain and crew is it
Written July 10, 2023
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Alisha J
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Best fishing charter I’ve done! It was and hour and a half ride each way and as soon as we started dropping lines people started catching fish. We caught vermillion snapper, trigger fish, porgi, etc. We’d sit in a spot for a few minutes and if people weren’t catching anything we’d move. Had a great time!
Written September 15, 2022
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Josh N
Easley, SC29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
CatchIt (Top Deck) captain did not show because of Covid exposure and did not notify us even though it was pre-booked. Called Family Traditions Charters while standing at the marina. They booked my card and had a family of 4 on the Lil' Sparky within an hour. Captain Ernie and Cody were great and had us on Mackerel in no time. Left with a decent haul for a 4 hour mid-day trolling trip at the last minute.
Written April 11, 2021
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Hey Josh! We were glad to accommodate y’all. Hope you’ll check us out again when you’re back this way abs maybe check out some bottom fishing next time! Take care
Written April 13, 2021
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Michael M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
What a failure! Booked a trip had our clothes laid out and our sandwiches packed, laying in bed to then get a message at midnight that they canceled. Don't trust these people and find a different charter. The person organizing this charter is incompetent! This was not canceled due to weather but their own mishap. Find a different boat if your smart.
Written January 9, 2023
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Scott B
United States4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Friends
Went for a 6 hour trip from 12-6pm. Started off great and deck crew was friendly. Never spoke with captain as he never came down from the cabin. Seems captain couldn’t keep the whole boat on fish as only people in back were catching. Deck crew didn’t try and move people around. Captain didn’t speak to anyone afterwards. It was a better than being at work but that’s why they call it fishing and not catching.
Written July 9, 2021
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