We booked a full-day private on the Sea Wife for 9 of us.
Once we got everyone all loaded up, Capt Ken gave us the safety run down and on our way out, deckhand Reece gave us an orientation on the fishing gear.
The boat was great. Lots of deck room and storage and the bridge is a nice breezy place to hang out.
A bunch of our guys got sick and the Capt and Deckhand did their best to help with remedies .
We ended up losing a pretty sizeable Marlin partway through the trip. The one child in our group was reeling in the fish and his dad stepped in to help him out. In the confusion the fish ended up taking all the line off the reel. The Capt ended up ripping the deckhand a new one and then tore into the dad because he was "in the way". Pretty uncool.
Anyhow, the rest of the trip went very well. Everyone got fish and we ended up bringing in over a dozen tuna. Rhys trimmed out all of our catch and bagged it up.
I would definitely use these guys again.
The Captain was VERY knowledgable and for the most part friendly. Remember we hired him to get us on the fish, not to hand out hugs.
Reece was a pleasure to hang out with. He was very attentive to details, spent time keeping everything clean and in order, and overall just did a great job.
If you need someone to hold your hand and say please and thank you...I would find somewhere else to go. If you want a good clean boat, with a good captain and crew who will actually let you keep your catch, I would use these guys.