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“Great fishing trip!”

Enterprise Charters
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Owner description: "Enterprise" is the premiere charter vessel in the Marco Island area. In size, comfort, protection from the elements, restroom facilities and passenger amenities she has no equal. Our website details these, but our best testimonials come from continued repeat visits and referrals as evidenced by the real client reviews on this TripAdvisor site. We strive to provide your family and guests with the finest vessel possible and make the Marco Island fishing experience as entertaining as possible. It's a simple formula. One boat. One captain. A great fishing experience, one charter at a time.
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Four of us went on an offshore trip with Capt. Russell & his first mate, 8/12 while vacationing in Naples. They were very helpful & informative. I was seasick, & the Capt. was concerned & kept checking on me. We caught 1 grouper that was a keeper! Fishing was good pretty much the enitre trip, even the small ones were fun to catch! He filleted our grouper & our hotel chef prepared it for us. By far the best dinner of our vacation! These two really made an effort for us to enjoy our day & that we did! Despite feeling seasick, I would go back! Thanks Capt. & First Mate!!!

Thank tmy47
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

My wife, three children and I bravely set forth where no man has ventured before-- via Enterprise Charters. This tale may initially sound like every parents nightmare, but please read on. Captain Rich and First Mate Russell were patient, experienced, and super friendly. We set out for a three hour tour, a three hour tour. The weather started getting rough, the mighty ship was tossed, if not for the courage.... OK that was another charter, but we started out the same way as the Minnow. Good sized swells that made all three kids seasick within the first 20 minutes. Only two chummed. At first stop, caught two mackerel right away. Pulled anchor and headed further out, caught three grouper and a bunch of bait fish. Time to head back in. Got back to marina and calmer water and the kids revived. We tied up and Russell tossed some of the herring bait over the side. A bunch of catfish showed up, along with some snook, and a pair of pelicans. The kids went wild. It is amazing how little time it took them to recover. They were tossing in bait feeding the fish and pelicans. A herron landed nearby and joined the feeding frenzy. Russ saw that the kids were into animals and nature and directed us to some underground dwelling owls that lived nearby. Underground owls... Who knew? So the family trekked 50 yards away and we got a great view and neat pics of the owls. Moral of this story, even though we had two kids chunking over the rails, if we asked them if they wanted to go do another fishing trip with Capt. Rich and Mr. Russell they would happily go, as long as the weather wasn't too crazy.
Moms and Dads-- I know fishing charters are expensive, but if you want to create a life long memory...you can't put a price on it. This was a great family experience, even though it didn't start out that way. Will try to upload some pics.

1  Thank Evan M
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

If you want to charter a boat when you are at Marco Island then Enterprise Charters is THE one to choose. We have been on numerous fishing charters all over Florida and Capt Rich and Russ were by far the best. Beautiful clean boat suitable for babies to Grandma and experienced fishermen. A brilliant family activity. This trip is a must! We caught over 50 fish between us in a four hour trip. Can't wait to go back. What are you waiting for - get it booked now before its too late!!

Thank Janet C
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Just got back from our trip to Marco Island. Our fishing trip with Rich@ Enterprise was amazing!!. We are still talking about it and when we can come back. Captain Rich helps you learn (patiently) but is also accommodating to what you want to do on the trip. We caught mackeral, shark, grouper...we just ran out of time. We caught our dinner! His boat is by far the best! We fished with 2 teenagers and no one was much into fishing until this trip. Thank you Rich for a memorable experience for our family! We highly recommend.

1  Thank Julie C
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We (my wife,in-laws, daughter, and myself) has a great trip on the Enterprise. The boat may have been one of the cleanest charter boats I have been on. The amount of room and cabin space made having our 17 month old daughter out for the day a delight. We had fight to watch the baby to give our arms a break from all the fish we were catching. If there was bait in the water there was a fish on the hook. It was a great catching trip. We caught over 50 grouper, 4 keeper reds, multiple sharks at least 12, and many snapper. I would come back to Marco island just for a days fishing on the Enterprise. Thank you for the great trip Capt. Rich and Russell.

Thank Patrick S
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