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“Great fishing trip”
Review of Fishing Tortuga

Fishing Tortuga
Gardners, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great fishing trip”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We wanted to go out on the Judith M, but due to high winds on the ocean they were not offering that trip the day we went. They told us that for $20 each ($6 off the regular price) we could go on the Tortuga and fish in the bay for 3 hours (1 hour longer than normal) so we booked that instead. There were about 20 people on the boat. They told before booking that rod rental was $5 each. There seemed to be quite a few repeat customers and even a couple of locals who had their own bait and rods. For $3 you could enter the fish bowl with the person with the biggest keeper winning the pot, which kept things interesting. Almost everyone caught something although we had only 2 keepers. No fishing boat can guarantee everyone will catch fish, that's why its called fishing and not catching! Serge was the first mate and he was great. He told jokes and came around to help everyone (untangling lines, netting the larger fish, refreshing our bait) and check on how we were doing. We ended up staying out a little over three hours. At the end, they did say it was customary to tip the first mate $20 of your ticket cost. This is standard across all fishing boats and is spelled out on their website. Serge did a great job so when he came around to collect tips, I was happy to give him 20%. Overall the trip was a great value and we had a great time!

Visited September 2013
2 Thank 669gayleb
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English first
Sugar Loaf, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fishing Trip?”
Reviewed 26 June 2013

Before you go on the boat be aware that there is a $5 per person pole charge, boat is very clean and that is all I can really say good about this trip. Serge is the deckhand part owner I guess and he was helpful but felt alittle like he was doing it for the 1millionth time which he probably had, all in all the boat caught 1 keeper, hahaha what do you expect, cost is about 25 per person then after catching nothing they give a speech about tipping 15-20% of the cost of your trip, hahahha we caught nothing Serge did nothing and they want another 20%, not a total nightmare but I am sure there are better flounder boats at OC. Sorry just being honest

Visited May 2013
7 Thank TrevorCal
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