This was advertised as 'Big Game fishing' which we have done before and loved. Without advertising, informing or asking us it was actually Shark fishing, which is totally different.
Having travelled out to sea for 1 and a half hours, 8 rods were set up by the crew and each person was asked to pick a rod. We then sat for 2 and a half hours in the same place and only caught 1 fish, in the first 10 minutes. I realise this is the nature of fishing, but feel the crew should have tried something else or moved on, as nobody seemed happy with this.
The adverting said we would get a welcome drink, which we were not offered.
As the afternoon progressed the sea, which was already choppy, became more and more rough until the swell was higher than the side rails of the boat. the crew did nothing but laugh while the passengers clung on and fell all over the place. Most of the passengers who sat inside were sick and they couldn't move outside as there was limited space to hold on.
There had been no instruction as to safety procedues, prior to the trip and no one had been offered a life jacket or told where they were kept. One member of the crew was extremely rude and arrogant. He argued with a passenger who suggested the swell was dangerous. He laughed at the fact that she felt unsafe.
Having survived the ordeal and the hour and a half return journey, we, along with other passengers, complained to the office and manager. He asked if we had asked for life jackets and dismissed our concerns about the safety and value of the trip. The rude crew member argued with us again in the office and walked off. The manager said he would speak to the crew, but we would never know the outcome. Just be careful that you know what you are booking and are happy to pay 50 euro to potentially not even touch a rod!!
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