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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Captain Ryan Herford took us on an exciting adventure!!! Manatees, dolphins and many birds!!! He also took us to an island where we did some fabulous shelling!!! We chose the 3 hour cruise. Highly recommend this!!!!
Ryan knows a lot about the area and the biological aspects of Ft Myers bay area.

Thank KansasFamily2014
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Cristina D, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Thank you so much for the feedback and we are so happy you enjoyed your charter with Ryan!

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Had a nice morning with captain Ryan and two couples back bay fishing. Kinda hot and fishing was slow. Caught a few, kept one and saw a lot of dead fish from the red tide. None of this was on the charter of course but I would have preferred live shrimp bate not frozen. Works better. Captain Ryan was fine. He was polite and kept us fishing. That said, end of the season, on the island, near the condos and high traffic areas so next time I will travel a bit further, less touristy and look for a bit more action.

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Cristina D, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Thank you for the feedback! We prefer live shrimp as well but it was not available. Sorry the fishing was slow during your charter. I know Capt Ryan did everything he could to get you on fish. Thank you for joining us and we hope you find an experience that you enjoy next time.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

We did the four hour private backwater fishing charter on March 30th. We had an amazing day! Ryan is a tremendous, knowledgeable, patient, kind, hard working guide who put us on the fish all day. My wife and I went with our two kids and it was perfect. Ryan would cast, bait hooks and take fish off for my wife and kids all day long (so I didn't have to for once!). We caught over 60 fish with seven or eight different species. Ryan then cleaned the fish so we could grill them up that night (The Sheepshead taste amazing!) Ryan even took the time to stop and let us watch a few dolphins playing. The best fishing charter I've been on! Highly recommended. Book early as they fill up quickly.

Thank Mark F
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Cristina D, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank you so much for the great feedback! I am so happy you had fun fishing with your family! Catching your dinner is so fun. Hope to see you again sometime!

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We did a half day of fishing. Had a great day. Caught lots of different kinds of fish. Ryan was very helpful and knowledgeable. He cleaned the fish and sent us to a resturant to have them cook it for us. We will do this again!!

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Cristina D, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2018

Hey Stephanie! Thank you so much for the feedback! It was so nice to meet you and your friends. You guys were so much fun and Ryan said he had a great time with you on the boat. So happy you enjoyed your catch! best, cristina

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Our group enjoyed a 3 hour wildlife tour with Capt. Ryan that totally exceeded our expectations. We saw a variety of local birds which Capt Ryan was prepared to share very interesting information about. Osprey nesting, Night Herons, Great Heron, Egrets, Pelicans, Ibis,just to name a few, I'm sure I am forgetting some. Manatee, Dolphins, Pygmy Skate, as well as mullet jumping from the feeding dolphins. We enjoyed the history and close up view of Mound Key Archaeological State Park. I would consider going back to Mound Key and exploring the island on foot as well, maybe another charter as Paradise Charters seemed very accommodating to what are interests were. So much to see so little time! We would not hesitate to book with Capt Ryan again or recommend him.

Thank Linda F
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GoodTimeTours, Owner at Paradise Charters, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2018

Thank you so much for leaving feedback about your charter! Capt Ryan is wonderful isn't he? I am so happy you enjoyed your outing with him.
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

Our group of four had a marvelous four hour chartered trip with our captain, Ryan. He was extremely patient with us and a knowledgeable resource for our amateur crew. The mangroves we went to yielded numerous fish (pompano, trout, and puffer fish) and provided a memorable experience. He even cleaned the fish we kept! What we thought was a one time adventure will definitely become an annual event for our group. Kudos to Paradise Charters for a fun-filled time for all!

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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Captain ryan was awsome!! There was 4 of us and all new to fishing he was soo nice and patient! Due to disability hard time casting and he casted dor me with a smile i never had to ask! Very knowledgeable learned a lot about fish!! If planning on going ask for captain ryan.

Thank Quest223199
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Captain Ryan is very chill and laid back. He is knowledgeable and got us on a bunch of fish. We caught silver trout, pompano, copia?, Speckled trout, two different types of pufferfish, a stingray, squirrel fish, sheepshead, and a few others! He was easy to talk to and never got flustered when there were 4 different things going on. I highly recommend Captain Ryan. Thanks again!

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Reviewed December 11, 2017

Had a great afternoon fishing with Captain Ryan. He was very attentive to us, and occasionally when we were slow in bringing up some fish, he would quickly change locations to increase our success! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and made us feel very comfortable. This was our 2nd time with Paradise Charters. There will be a 3rd!!

Thank ksullivan965
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Great guy, very relaxed fishing. New the hotspots and went home with about 3 lbs of fish. Would highly recommend and will be back time and time again!

Thank schneggz03
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