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Reel 1 Up Fish & Dive Charters

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Address: 18400 San Carlos Blvd, Getaway Marina, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-2358
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+1 239-537-5532
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Reel 1 Up Fish & Dive Charters is Southwest Florida's largest excursion...

Reel 1 Up Fish & Dive Charters is Southwest Florida's largest excursion center for "Everything on the Water". We offer everything from boat tours, fishing charters, scuba diving trips, certifications and a PADI dive shop, kayak rentals and tours plus retail paddle sports equipment featuring Malibu Kayaks, paddleboard rentals and tours, helicopter rides, corporate events, eco tours, dolphin & manatee excursions, sunset cruises, shelling trips and more.

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Honeymoon gone wrong

My Wife and I were in Florida for our honeymoon and I wanted to go deep sea fishing so we decided to go for it. We contacted Mark from reel 1 up and we left out at 12:00 and 20... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My Wife and I were in Florida for our honeymoon and I wanted to go deep sea fishing so we decided to go for it. We contacted Mark from reel 1 up and we left out at 12:00 and 20 minutes from the anchor dropping I hooked a Goliath grouper and the rod snapped and He said that I owed... More 

3 Thank Scott1353
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2016

First off the boat was 45 minutes late for are dive charter time. Water visibility was at 0 so we were unable to dive. Called the business several times to see what they could do about a discount on a future trip. Never received a call back from the owner. Do not deal with this place they are the most... More 

1 Thank Steve C
Rossville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I went spearfishing with Reel 1 up in June of 2014. They provided a great experience. the captain took the time to get to know each person on the boat and explained what would be doing, what conditions were and regulations for all kinds of fish. Next time I'm in the area I'll be back.

Thank sonnyvick
Hartwell, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip from beginning to end, easy to book and pay. Captain Ted was a friendly, fun, patient and knowledgeable guy who done a wonderful job of putting us on the big fish and was super nice and helpful. Thank y'all for an unforgettable fishing trip!

Thank MrsD013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2015

The Captain/Owner is a real jerk. I charter 2-3 ocean fishing trips a year so I have experienced allot of different Captains throughout the last 30 years and this was the worst. This guy forgot who the customer was. Not only was he rude to us but he literally screamed at his 1st mate the ENTIRE time.Even if the Captain... More 

1 Thank captainKirk020
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is the worst charter I have ever been on. The captain did not deliver on the negotiated charter and complained the entire time. We paid $1300.00 for a full day dive and off shore fishing combo. What we got was a short dive and an inshore fishing trip. I have been fortunate enough to fish across the US with... More 

2 Thank Jefferey P
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Went diving with these guys, had a great dive. Saw huge grouper, snook and a bunch of other fish. Vis was decent and tons of fish. We dove a barge and some artificial reef which was really cool. I saw a nurse shark there and a lot of other things. Can't wait to go again. I rented gear which was... More 

1 Thank don k
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Just finished my open water certification with Kyle (awesome) at Reel 1 Up. Experience could not have been any better, from the 1 on 1 final training, to the Adventure dive that was amazing. I had no idea the Naples area had such great dive spots. Captain Mark sure knows the spots. Can't wait to get back to Naples to... More 

Thank Rich-Mpls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We had a wonderful time with Captain mark and Mate Matt. They took care of us by taking us in the waters of the gulf and Estero Bay where we saw beautiful dolphins--5 of them actually swimming beside our boat for quite some time---the dolphins were so close to us, we almost could touch them from the boat! They even... More 

Thank sweetthang33
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2011

Started the trip with no bait then half way through the 6 hour trip we had to stop to get fuel; serious safety issue. Captain Mark was a jerk. He cursed the entire trip and said things behind our back that he thought we could not hear. We really paid him to smoke cigarettes and talk about how little we... More 

5 Thank lilyicu

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