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“Delightful tour”

Top Notch Charters - Lobster Excursions
Ranked #1 of 45 Tours in Charlottetown
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Owner description: LOBSTER FISHING EXCURSIONSGet up close and personal with a lobster. Smell the salt air, feel the gentle breeze against your face, enjoy the thrill of taking a lobster right out of a trap, and savour the experience of a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper aboard the 45-foot fishing boat Top Notch.Aboard, you’ll discover what it’s like to: •haul a trap or band a claw•take a turn at the wheel•learn about the modern technology used in today’s lobster fishery•delight in Captain Mark's tales of the industry’s early days•sail into the Northumberland Strait, past historic Port La Joye/Fort Amherst and scenic Governor’s Island•experience breathtaking views•pass the home of Island sea birds and marine life•savour one of PEI’s true pleasures --- fresh lobster
Reviewed September 14, 2013

You are greeted by the captain Mark and his brother who will tell you all there is to know about the lobster industry. we spent 3 hours on the boat and they are very passionate about what they do. The lobster lunch is delicious and you also learn how to extract the meat (for those of you without too much experience eating a whole lobster).

Thank Jp L
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

I highly recommend this tour. learn about the business, chat with the staff and enjoy the lobster dinner. Captain Mark is a bruins fan, so being able to talk some hockey with him was nice. And the bonus....I finally learned how to eat a damn lobster!

Thank SebC82
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

If you're in Charlottetown and don't take one of these cruises - preferably one w/the lobster dinner - you've missed the boat!! It was fantastic to say the least!!! CAPT Mark and his wife did a marvelous job of wining, dining and entertaining us - as well as educating us on live crabs and live lobsters - even had a small starfish. It's obvious Mark knows what he's doing, gives you so much information about crabs and lobsters that you never knew, and makes a great dinner - I'm sure w/the assistance of his wife - who steers the boat while he lectures and does his "show and tell" w/the live crabs and lobsters. Never held one live - this is the trip for you! Never ate a cold cooked lobster - this is the trip for you. And if you're just looking for a nice cruise into the harbor outside of Charlottetown - this is for you. As far as Larry in the picture, he's 8 lbs. and is approximately 24 yrs. old - a bit too old to be eaten but great to pet!! This cruise was well worth the money and we'd do it again if we ever return to PEI! And having only 12 passengers really makes it nice as you get to know everyone and share PEI stories.

1  Thank Peg S
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

My husband and I went on the excursion that included a lobster dinner and had a fabulous time!! Mark and Cody were very knowledgeable about the fishery and kept things lively. I would recommend this excursion to anyone visiting (or even from) the island.

Thank Jacqui M
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Top Notch is top notch!!! They are the voice of experience with lobstering and want to share that knowledge with everyone. They explain the life of a maritime fisherman. We did not do the lunch cruise. They pull in 3 different traps and explain the "catch" to you. You are allowed to hold the catch if you want.

Thank Ann A
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