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Top Notch Charters - Lobster Excursions

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Address: 2 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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+1 902-626-6689

LOBSTER FISHING EXCURSIONSGet up close and personal with a lobster. Smell...

LOBSTER FISHING EXCURSIONSGet up close and personal with a lobster. Smell the salt air, feel the gentle breeze against your face, enjoy the thrill of taking a lobster right out of a trap, and savour the experience of a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper aboard the 45-foot fishing boat Top Notch.Aboard, you’ll discover what it’s like to: •haul a trap or band a claw•take a turn at the wheel•learn about the modern technology used in today’s lobster fishery•delight in Captain Mark's tales of the industry’s early days•sail into the Northumberland Strait, past historic Port La Joye/Fort Amherst and scenic Governor’s Island•experience breathtaking views•pass the home of Island sea birds and marine life•savour one of PEI’s true pleasures --- fresh lobster

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Best Part of PEI

We absolutely loved this tour! It was the best part of our time in PEI. The crew was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. We got to hold lobsters and crabs and pull up the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Alberta, Canada

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Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

We absolutely loved this tour! It was the best part of our time in PEI. The crew was incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. We got to hold lobsters and crabs and pull up the traps and even drive the boat! It was a beautiful day and we learned a lot about the lobster fishing industry. An important note is that... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

We absolutely loved this. We learned a lot about lobsters and about the lobster and fishing industry in general. It was very hands-on: he let the kids pull up the lobster traps and steer the big boat. So much fun!

Thank disapp0inted17
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was one of the highlights of our trip to the east coast! What an amazing time on a real PEI lobster boat with real PEI fisherman. The guys were very informative, using the transit time it takes to get to/from the lobster and crab traps to show us laminated card educational material. It was a real eye opener. We... More 

Thank Ethan S
Prince George, Canada
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The staff are knowledgeable, fun and friendly. The lobster meal onboard the boat was delicious. I definitely recommend this boat tour

Thank amy19651120
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Researched and read the reviews of Top Notch Charters beforehand and they are very accurate. Captain Mark and brother Cody were great guides and ensured they chatted and engaged with everyone on the boat. We did the morning charter and the family had a great time (kids 2 and 6 years old and 2 seniors). As they cruised into the... More 

Thank Subiegt
New York, NY
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were on a cruise to Charlottetown. Based on other Trip Advisor reviews we booked the 10:30 am 1 1/2 lobster tour. There were 12 people on the boat. We had 6 ppl. 2 mid 40's. 1 14 yo, 1 10 yo and 2 in their early 70's. There was another family with younger children. The children got to drive... More 

1 Thank Watrbaby
Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a great tour. Captain Mark and First Mate Cody were extremely friendly, knowledgable and great overall charter hosts. We learned a lot about the lobster/crab fishery, the conservation, maintenance and their experiences on the water. Highly recommend, would definitely go again!

Thank _leslie_anneroper
Burnaby, Canada
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

It is so much more than just going out on a boat and having lobster (not that that is a bad thing). Mark and Cody teach the guests about the lobster fishing industry and the benefits and challenges. Beautiful scenery, pulling a few traps (only for learning) and a great meal!

Thank umpsusan
Charlottetown, Canada
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had a fantastic time on this tour with Captain Mark and his co-captain, Cody. Both were very professional and gave excellent information on fishing. The scientific knowledge was impressive, as was all of the information they provided during the tour. Their legitimate experience as fisherman added to the overall quality of the tour. A safe, fun, beautiful tour. Would... More 

Thank WChristopherG
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We came out to PEI for our honeymoon and decided to take a lobster excursion, little did we know it was going to be so much more than that! Not only did we get to taste the amazing taste of PEI lobster but we got to really understand what's it's like to catch lobster for a living. Mark and Cody... More 

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