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“Good trip fish just were not biting”

Slackem Fishing Charters
Ranked #4 of 70 Tours in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Luxury Private Deep Sea Fishing, Snorkeling and Stingray City Charters offered year round in beautiful Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. The waters of Grand Cayman offer year round seasonal fishing for Blue Marlin, Tuna, Dolphin(Mahi)and Wahoo. Half and Full day trips are available daily throughout the year. We also offer private custom charters, whatever you desire within the Cayman Waters, Slackem Charters can make it happen. Whether it is deep sea/ reef fishing, snorkeling or visiting the stingrays or maybe all of the above, we will accommodate every request!
Maine, United States
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79 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good trip fish just were not biting”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Went out on a half day charter with captain Emil and first mate Perry. Try as we might we just didn't get on the fish but that is fishing sometimes. Stephanie was great answering my questions. We had a slight mix up on the pick up location but a quick call to Stephanie straightened it out. When the fish are not biting it makes for an expensive boat ride but hey what can you do. Maybe next time.

Have a very good rating only because we did not get on the fish. These guys know what they are doing just the fish were not biting!

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SLACKEMCHARTERS, Front Office Manager at Slackem Fishing Charters, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We at Slackem Charters have the toughest job trying to keep up our ratings as fishing is one of those things that you can do all the right things, go to all the right spots and put out all the right bait and the fish will just not bite. Thank you for understanding and we hoe that if you come back you will try us again. Stephanie
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Fallston, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“They are Great !!!!”
Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Went out on the 31' Luhrs for a full day charter. The bigger boat was booked. We were picked up conveniently at Camana Bay, near our condo. Started out trolling close in, with no luck. The captain talked to the owner, and to some other captains, to try to find out where to put us on some fish. We ran offshore a ways, and caught some small black fin tuna, and some nice size ocean yellow tails. The captain then worked to try to get us some bigger fish. We hooked a marlin, and some big tuna, which we did not get to the boat. That's the way that goes sometimes. Not for lack of trying. Our captain and mate. worked HARD for us !!! Anyway, we stayed out fishing way longer then he had too, and he STILL took us to Stingray City and he stopped to let us snorkel. Nice comfortable, safe, good riding boat, and the captain, mate and the entire trip were great !!!! I highly recommend Slackem Charters. They go far above and beyond to give you your money's worth and ensure you have a great day fishing and or sightseeing.

Visited June 2014
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SLACKEMCHARTERS, General Manager at Slackem Fishing Charters, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us! We look forward to reading what our guests have to say about there experience with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your trip and we hope to see you again, Stephanie.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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“Slackem is Exellent”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

A buddy and I went on two full days of fishing with their smaller boat the "iFish" with Captain Emil and first mate Perry. Two great guys who are not only great at their jobs but fun to be around. We gave Emil the nickname the Dolphin King for his skill at hooking Mahi Mahi but we also caught and released a Marlin as well.

We stayed out hours after we were supposed to return as they didn't have another group at the time and the fish we're really biting. No rush, no punching the clock with these guys as they were having as much fun as we were.

We're going out with Captain Jon with the larger boat later this week and look forward to Sandbar and some coast fishing.

Jon's wife Stephanie answered all my questions prior to the trip and was very helpful and patient with me in planning the whole thing. Top notch group of people from the top down.

Visited June 2014
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SLACKEMCHARTERS, General Manager at Slackem Fishing Charters, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Thank you for booking multiple trips with us and taking the time to leave such an awesome review! We are glad that we were able to provide an amazing experience for you. Catching a Blue Marlin is an experience that everyone should experience at least once, they are just beautiful. We hope that if you return again you will look us up, until then. Stephanie
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Omaha, Nebraska
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

One of the most exciting, coolest, exhausting, and unique experiences I've had in my short life. Not only was catching a 250-275 Ib Marlin amazing, but Jon and his crew mate really added on to the experience. I loved hearing what he had to say and all of the stuff he has seen. We could go anywhere in the boat and felt like we weren't restricted or surrounded by a gauntlet of rules. His excitement and cheering definitely helped me in the middle of trying to real the fish in. I, without a doubt, would be more then willing to go out on another fishing expedition with him and his crew. He even got me to jump into the ocean after we released it, that way I would be able to catch a Marlin in the future. It was an amazing experience and made some great memories.

Visited June 2014
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SLACKEMCHARTERS, Manager at Slackem Fishing Charters, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
We are so thankful that you took the time to share your adventure with us and our future guests. Catching a Blue Marlin is an awesome experience the excitement and adrenaline rush that you experience cannot be explained. We hope that you will look us up again if you return to our islands. Stephanie
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Grand Cayman
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“FISH ON!”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Another awesome day out on the beautiful seas of the Caribbean with Captain Jon and crew.
Tuna caught by our 10 year old son made a delicious dinner for the whole family. Huge
Blue Marlin caught and released by our 10 year old daughter ( with a little help reeling it in from Dad)...doesn't get better than that for Father's Day!
Then rounded out the perfect fishing day with a little swim and play with the stingrays. Never get tired of that amazing experience.
First class private charter all the way!!!

Visited June 2014
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SLACKEMCHARTERS, Manager at Slackem Fishing Charters, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Thank you, thank you, thank you for joining us again for the third time. Every trip is an experience and Jon enjoys your families company very much. Getting a Marlin for your daughter was very exciting and Jon will look forward to getting a bigger one for your son when you return ;) Stephanie
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