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Bounty Hunter Charters

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Fairhaven, MA, USA
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About Bounty Hunter Charters
Bounty Hunter Charters is the region’s largest and most diverse charter boat fleet. We offer FOUR vessels from 27 to 35 Ft, combined with our skilled captains whom have 70 + years’ experience fishing the local waters. We cater to anglers of all experience levels, especially kids. All tackle, licenses, and fish cleaning are included. Just bring your lunch and catch your dinner.
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Ed C wrote a review Sep 2020
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Did the family trip with a group of 8. 4 hour trip, we caught like 50 fish (not all keepers) but I was just hoping to catch anything, so this was awesome. The crew were helpful and nice, captain came down and sat and talked with my nephew who was nervous about being out on the ocean. We took a few bass and soup home and grilled them the next day for lunch. I will definitely be back.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ronnny C wrote a review Aug 2020
Attleboro, Massachusetts6 contributions
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Me and my brother Mark went out on a Friday morning caught fish all day long Captain was great that cancel great couldn't ask for any better thank you guys I'll be back
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Date of experience: October 2019
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MaxStax71 wrote a review Apr 2020
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Our trip was cancelled due to the weather and we were unable to reschedule another day to go out as we were flying home. After numerous attempts at trying to reach Captain Eric and arrange a refund... nothing. No return texts. No return phone calls. No return emails. And guess what? No return $$. Surprise! Unfortunately, I learned a very expensive lesson. So take it from me - don't book with these clowns.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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maurice h wrote a review Sep 2019
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Myself and five other gentlemen have been driving from Delaware to fish with captain Eric every Father’s Day weekend for the last four years. Last year he suggested that we come up for a Cod trip the end of August or the beginning of September. We scheduled a trip with him last August, but he had to cancel. No problem! We came up this Father’s Day and his captain Vinny was there to take us out. He said that Eric purchase a head boat and was no longer doing the six men trips. Once again, no problem. We fished with captain Vinny (who I since learned quit) and had a decent trip. We had also scheduled a Cod trip for this September 1, 2019. Upon arrival we met with captain Jeff who proceed to tell us we were late and rushed us onto the boat. We didn’t even know what time were supposed to be going out because Eric never got back to the gentleman that organizes our trips to give us a time. We just planned on being there at 5 am. Due to an accident on the highway we arrived at 5:13 am. Anyway upon getting on the boat the captain informed us that we would be going for a 2 ½ steam out to the fishing grounds. That’s when all the problems begin. He informed us that he was the fluke captain and didn’t run these kinds of trips, he only found out about the trip 2 days prior, he didn’t have all the supplies he needed and he didn’t really know the spots to go to. On top of everything else, the restroom wasn’t working. We were still willing to give it a try. When we initially spoke to Eric about the trip, he told us that we would come back with anywhere from 100 – 200 lbs of fillets. Prior to getting up there, I asked the gentleman that organizes our trips every year what the deal was with the filleting of the fish. He told me that according to Eric, that agreement would have to be made between us and the mate. We went to three different fishing spots and caught very little fish. We had some Haddock and two barely legal Cod. The fourth spot we went to the fishing picked up a little and the fishing at the last spot was very good, but we were only there 15 minutes before Jeff told us it was time to go. We ended up with 6 Cod (the biggest of which was 24 inches) and 71 Haddock. This isn’t what I have a problem with. The gentleman that organized the trip went down below to lay down. The rest of us were in the cabin. We look out to find Jeff filleting the fish. We figured maybe an agreement had been made between Jeff and the gentleman that organized the trip. Upon arrival at the dock, we gave Jeff a $60 tip and started unloading. At that point one of the other guys told me that Jeff said we owed him 20% of the $1400 we paid for the trip for filleting the fish. We tried to explain to him that we never asked him to fillet the fish and he never asked us did we want him to. I told the gentleman that organized the trip to call Eric. He called Eric only to find that Eric wasn’t understanding what he was saying either. Finally, Eric told him to just take the fish and he would pay Jeff out of his pocket, but he wasn’t going to tell every captain up there never to fish with us again. WOW. We went back down to the boat to find Jeff having a fit and throwing the fish on the dock in as hard as he could in an attempt to break the bags. He starting yelling at me. One of the things he said was “I’m going to make sure you don’t fish from Maine to Florida”. What a joke. I told him I wasn’t going to get indignant with him. At the top of his lungs, he yell to me and I quote “F YOU, F ALL OF YOU, I HOPE YOU BURN IN HELL”. And with all of that said, the boat next to us had so much fish that they had to wheel barrel it up off the dock. I will never recommend to anybody. Prior to this, I was telling everybody in Delaware about them. By the way, I’m a Christian man who has no plans on burning in hell.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Naomi wrote a review Aug 2019
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Absolutely horrible experience. DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! Over the last few years we have booked this company to go shark diving, six consecutive times our trip has been cancelled and we still have yet to be refunded our deposit. Our attempt last year to go shark diving turned into a sickly nine hour waste of time and money. Our boat's "engine died" ( I was later told that the boat ran out of gas by another captain) once we reached past Martha's Vineyard, we were unable to use the cage and instead sat stranded in the ocean for hours awaiting a tow. Everyone was frustrated, sick and upset, it took another 6 hours to be towed in to the marina. No one in our party received a phone call, text, email or any type of apology from this company for ruining our day due to their negligence. Reluctantly, we allowed the company to keep our deposit as we planned to reschedule a trip this year (big mistake). My husband and I "thought" we scheduled a trip this August and communicated countless times with a captain whose information we had. The day before our supposedly scheduled reservation we got no confirmation email, so I called the company and spoke with Captain Eric, the owner. Captain Eric was rude and completely unable to answer any questions as he was too busy "eating breakfast". He had no recollection of last years disaster and our trip stuck at sea, he had no clue if we had a reservation and couldn't confirm our trip. He did get back to me later that day (the day before our trip) and confirmed we were indeed scheduled only to text me a few hours later to say the trip was cancelled due to the weather. Since my husband and I had taken a few days off of work, booked a hotel nearby and made other special arrangements for this trip, we swung by the marina the morning of the "cancelled" trip and discovered that the Bounty Hunter Shark Dive trips leave out of a different marina this year. Had our trip not been cancelled we would have gone to the same marina we had in years past and been at the wrong one - as there was no email or other communication that the dock to get on the boat was different. At this point we assume that our reservation was never booked in the first place and the captain told us our trip was cancelled because he couldn't fit us on the boat. I have no knowledge of maritime weather concerns or sailing condition requirements, but the day our trip was "cancelled" was absolutely glorious without a cloud in the sky and no wind. I spoke with two yachtman at the marina about the weather conditions that day and they agreed that it was very safe to sail. At this point I communicated that I wanted my money back from Captain Eric immediately and he could refund me electronically. He refused to do so and said he would mail a check. It has been two weeks and we still haven't received our money back (we live 45 mins and one state away). DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY! You will be disappointed and out of 100's of dollars. Poorly run, sadly operated and zero respect or professionalism.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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