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“Capt Manny and his mate Mike D. had us SPELLBOUND!!!”

Capt. Jay's Deep Sea Fishing Miami
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Owner description: Deep sea charter fishing on the All New 57' Custom built USCG licensed & Inspected "Spellbound". A/C at sea, fishing for Sailfish, Shark, Marlin, Mahi, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper & More. We are licensed by the Coast Guard to carry up to 20+ passengers. We can take your larger group fishing all together on our one boat!
Reviewed January 15, 2013

We went out Sunday on Spellbound with Capt Manny and his mate Michael D. One of our passengers was extremely seasick and the crew had great understanding and made sure she was taken care of. We had to return to shore so she could get medical attention. Once she was dropped off and we were cleared to head back out = our expedition/fun began (again). Mike D worked his tail off but never once made it look like work. It is obvious that he loves what he does. Capt Manny was quick to make us all feel like old friends. He too knew his way around fishing without a doubt! They were both wonderful! We all caught fish and each time it was such a thrill. I'd highly recommend this boat and of course this crew. They were awesome!! Hope to get back out there again with you guys! Thanks for the great day!

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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Although we didn't catch anything"big" Manny and Mike did everything possible to make our trip as memorable as possible. We did catch enough for a good dinner though. We took our teenagers and a couple of their friends out and had a relaxing time. The crew was very knowledgable and helpful. Would certainly go on the Spellbound again!

Thank Shagon411
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Cannot recommend Capt. Jay and his team (Manny et all) highly enough. Professional, entertaining, personable and seriously hard workers; but most importantly they knew where the fish were.

My mate and I hired Spellbound for a full day, we hooked out first tuna about 2 minutes outside of the port, from there the fishing didn't stop. Once we were sick of the tuna (hooked well over 15) we went for Barracuda, then a giant trevally (55-60lbs), then mackerel and finally mahi mahi (hooked well over 20 of them).

By the end of the day every single muscle in my fingers, hands, arms were cramping. They were a little sadistic (but in a good way!) a number of times we had multiple hookups (3,4,5) and once we finished really in one fish they'd just hand us the next rod and tell us to go harder. Sometimes it was manic on the boat but the crew worked their butts off to give us an amazing day out on the water.

We obviously returned a lot of fish on the day, which was pleasing, and when we got back to port the the team even filleted the fish we decided to keep.

Manny kept apologising because they thought the fishing in Australia was 10 times better but let me tell you the fishing they brought to us on the day was as good as anywhere in the world.

If you decide to do some sport fishing in Miami I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. The boat is in top condition, the crew look after you and the fishing is incredible.

A day of life long memories created thanks to Capt. Jay's Deep Sea Fishing Miami.

Cheers.

2  Thank dabays
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Found Capt. Jay on TripAdvisor and decided to go fishing on our vacation to Miami Beach. Truth be told, my expectations were not that high as I had been fishing before (when I was very young) on a boat where 30 people all stand around the side and cast out aimlessly into the ocean.

THIS IS NOT THAT. This is a personalized experience that is worth every penny. You will catch fish, and you will have a great time learning how they do it and the correct technique. Oh and you'll hear some great stories along the way.

My wife and I went out with Capt. Jay (and Mike) on a half day, morning adventure with three other people. We went literally 1.5 miles off the coast and we were in extremely deep water (i.e. no hour long trip just to get to where you want to fish). Then we set the line for some smaller fish, and reeled in roughly 10-12 Little Tunny. My wife had the catch of the day, bringing in a 44" Kingfish.

We spent the later half of the trip with our lines set for bigger game (sharks, marlin, sailfish, etc). While we didn't catch any of those, we weren't disappointed. We had a good time catching the small stuff, and came away with some great stories to tell.

Overall: great time, knowledgeable captain, good experience for people who know absolutely nothing about fishing.

1  Thank Tom F
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We've been on the party fishing boats (40-100 persons), it may be a few bucks less but it doesn't come close. Captian Jay and Mike were the best. Captain Jay was an excellent Captian and Mike took care of business. We started by catching tuna, we caught 8 tuna and a barracuda in the first couple hours, more that I expected. We then switched gears for something bigger, soon we had a 4 foot Silky shark on the line. That made the trip; however, that wasn't the end. A sail fish was chasing one of the lines when the Deep line hit. After about an hour of reeling we landed a Hammerhead Shark just under 10 foot. Those are the family memories that aren't forgotten. Thanks to Captian Jay and Mike. We will see you again.

Thank Rick W
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