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“Great Father's Day on the Water”

Seize the Day Fishing Charters
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Owner description: Key West Fishing with Captain Paul D'Antoni aboard Seize the Day Charters - Specializing in tarpon fishing charters and also Wrecks, Reefs, inshore and offshore fishing.
Dayton, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Great Father's Day on the Water”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My second trip with Captain Paul was better than the first. A planned father/son fishing for Tarpon was spectacular. We met friends in Key West for the adventure (father/son as well). Paul spent time at the beginning of the day explaining what to look for to find the tarpon and how to play the tide to use to our advantage. Captain Paul took full advantage of the tide and currents and soon we were battling Tarpon. Two times we had double battles with Tarpon adding to the excitement. For the day we hooked between 8 and 12 Tarpon on the trip getting three of them to the boat. The largest being around 135 lbs (sharing the picture shortly before landing it). I have to add that only one other boat on the water was actually hooking the Tarpon that day. Captain Paul's boat had all the action! Captain Paul was prepared to catch Tarpon!
The day was completed with a fantastic time catching lemon sharks in the flats (we had more than dozen to try and hook!)
The third trip with Captain has been booked for next year already! Seen you then Captain Paul!

Visited June 2014
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Missouri
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Captain Paul - fun filled day of tarpan and shark fishing”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We could not have asked for a more professional, safe, knowledgable, kind hearted, great sense of humor fishing guide. The three of us had such a great day catching fish, including shark. I highly recommend Captain Paul for your day of fishing...you will not be disappointed. When we visit Key West again we will be scheduling another day with Seize The Day Charters and Captain Paul.

Randy, Kenna and Jerrah

Visited July 2014
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Edgartown, MA
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“"The Best"”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Two days before our trip one of Paul D'antoni's peers told us we had booked the best tarpon guide in the "Keys!" He was right. I have more than forty years of fishing experience and fish 100 times a year but have never met a more intense angler or one more wired in to the fishery than Paul. During the afternoon, there were up to six other boats near us in close quarters and we saw only one other tarpon hooked-we hooked five and landed three up to 90 lbs. The man never stopped working in an attempt to get us our tarpon and he succeeded. I can't say enough good things about Paul D'antoni/Seize the Day Charters.

Visited April 2014
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Franklin, Tennessee
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Capt Paul - Best fishing day EVER!”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Thanks Cap't Paul for a terrific day! Introduced my 15 year old son Justin to Tarpon fishing over spring break, and it could not have been a better day ;-)
Paul was terrific - patiently coaching and teaching along the way -- as we tangled with 10 tarpon (largest to the boat ~125 pounds). We even had a triple hook up at one time!!

As a bonus we also got several grouper, spanish mackerel, and a shark,

Was the highlight of our trip -- and we'll be sure to book with Paul next time we can make it to the keys.

I've fished with other charters before -- Capt Paul is the best!!

Visited March 2014
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Minnesota
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10 reviews
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“Our favorite day in Key West!”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Where do I start? Capt. Paul is amazing! From reservation on he was a true professional, genuine, and did everything he could to make our fishing trip enjoyable and safe. He called us 2 days prior to our reservation because the weather was not looking favorable, forecasted to be very windy. He said he would still take us out, but recommended we go to the flats where the water wouldn't be so wavy. Said there was good chance of getting some sharks there...PERFECT! He also offered to find us a charter on a different boat a different day since he was booked all the other days we were in Key West...in case we didn't want to go out in the wind. Boy am I glad we decided to brave it with Capt. Paul! We arrived to find an immaculately clean and organized boat. A windy ride out, just a few miles, and waves weren't too bad. We actually fished in only a couple feet of water, so water was ripply but no big waves even with the 20+ mph wind. Took some patience on his part and ours due to the wind, but Capt. Paul came through and had us on the sharks within the hour...what an experience! Much bigger waves on the way in, but the boat and Capt. Paul handled them just fine. And he even called us a cab when we returned back to the Marina. Seize the Day fishing charter with Capt. Paul is a MUST DO if you find yourself in Key West!

Visited March 2014
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