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“Great Family Outing”

Gulf Coast Marine Excursions
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Owner description: Gulf Coast Marine Excursions is a marine charter service. Our mission is to expose the natural beauty of Southwest Florida to visitors and locals alike. Offering Fishing Charters, Wildlife Tours, Shelling Trips and Island Beach Excursions. Florida has more to offer than theme parks. Book your excursion today and Discover The Real Florida.
Reviewed June 19, 2014

This was our first trip to Sanibel and we were looking for something that would appeal to a family of novice fishermen including two teenagers. At Captain Derrick's suggestion, we combined fishing in the morning with a brief shelling trip to the Cayo Costa State Park beach and a little dolphin watching. Captain Derrick did a great job on all parts of the trip. We were able to catch enough fish for dinner that night and had a great time looking for shells on the pristine, secluded Cayo Costa beach. The highlight of the excursion was the set of dolphins that took a ride on the wake of our boat. I would definitely recommend a trip with Captain Derrick and Gulf Coast Marine Excursions.

1  Thank Gene P
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

It was the best fishing trip ever. I caught my first blacktip shark and a giant speckled sea trout. These are only the fish I got to keep. I also caught several lady fish. He taught me many tips about fishing as well.

4  Thank mtaks7700
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Captain Derrick worked hard to make the fishing trip easy and fun for our group. There were 4 of us - ages 10, 16 and two adults. We would definitely use him again!

Thank Jayna F
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

The tarpon weren't biting but Captain Derrick kindly extended our 5 hour trip to almost 6 and helped us catch some sharks (which for landlubbers from Illinois still seemed pretty cool). He was very knowledgeable about the fishing and set us up for success but it just wasn't meant to be on the day we fished. Would love to take the same charter with Gulf Coast Marine Excursions every year when we go to Florida. We all had a great time overall.

1  Thank MeganM217
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Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Capt Derrick took us out on very short notice and we had a wonderful time. His knowledge of the water and the sport is amazing. We caught tons of fish and learned so much which is always a bonus when kids are out of school :)

2  Thank rander07
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