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Captain Lou Fleet

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31 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6129
+1 516-623-5823
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Whale watch

Amazing trip! We saw three humpback whales, and got pretty close. Lots of pods of dolphins were to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
HeidiMarie747
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Glen Head, New York
Exciting whale and dolphin watching!

Our family day adventure was a huge success due to the staff aboard the Atlantic Pearl! My girls,9... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joanne C
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The Captain Lou Fleet has been the top name in the fishing/cruising business since 1948. We are conveniently located in Central Nassau County and are just a half-hour or less from New York City and Eastern Long Island. Each of our vessels are/have: U.S. Coast Guard certified and inspected Latest fish finding and navigation technology Climate controlled cabins (non-smoking) Ladies accommodations Beginner and child friendly All tackle and equipment available Fish cleaning service Each day, we launch fishing excursions on the waters of the Great South Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Throughout the year, we target a multitude of species including fluke, sea bass, blackfish, porgies, mackerel, cod, pollock, hake, haddock, bluefish, weakfish, striped bass and tuna. We sail daily on an open boat basis, so come down to Freeport’s Nautical Mile and join us for a half-day, full-day or night fishing trip. Our vessels are also available for private fishing charters. The Captain Lou Fleet specializes in school field trips, camp outings, corporate affairs, fundraisers or any other special event. Our experienced Captain and Crew will make your event a fun-filled experience for you and all of your guests. Half-day, full-day and night trips are available. We are now booking for the 2012 season. Contact us for more information.By night, we sail the sheltered waters of Long Island’s South Shore on our famous Moonlight Cruises. Charter one of our yachts for an unforgettable evening under the stars. The Capt Lou Fleet features two state of the art cruising yachts that are built for comfort. Both vessels have an overall capacity of up to 150 passengers. The Captain Lou VII and the Starstream VIII each have two levels. The first level features a fully enclosed, spacious cabin. Each cabin features large, restaurant-style booths and cushioned seating. In addition, each cabin is climate controlled to accommodate temperature needs at any time of the year.Both vessels are equipped with a food service and bar area. The buffet area is located on the first floor inside the cabin at the rear of the vessel. The bar area is located on the first floor outside at the Stern (back). Having the food and bar separate helps to keep guests comfortable while at either area. The first level also offers seating areas in the front and down each side. The second level has a hard top roof with full-length side enclosures. It also features a large dance floor with additional seating surrounding the dance area. The entire second level is complete with disco lighting to enhance the atmosphere for your party or event.
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“sea bass” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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31 Woodcleft Ave, Freeport, NY 11520-6129
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing trip! We saw three humpback whales, and got pretty close. Lots of pods of dolphins were to the left and right of the boat. New ship and pleasant crew! Lots of fun!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family day adventure was a huge success due to the staff aboard the Atlantic Pearl! My girls,9 and 13 love dolphins and were so excited to see the pod of hundreds! Bonus for me was seeing whales so close! Only downfall was there was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to be on the first whale/dolphin trip aboard the Atlantic Pearl. Ship was clean. Crew delightful. Weather beautiful. Captain found bottlenose dolphins and whales. Not an easy thing to do. We saw pods of dolphins and several hump back whales. He spent...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip was great because we saw 3 humpback whales and many many dolphins. Without those sightings, it would still have been a lovely day on the water.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad used to take me on this boat as a kid many years ago. I have returned a few times throughout my life, most recently this July. The boat was well staffed and the crew was helpful. One kid stands out to me -...More

Thank Dayna K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've booked with Captain Lou before yesterday's adventure and were happy to do it again - - everyone had fun, the crew was great and caught plenty of fish for dinner!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We liked the boat, Was not happy that I had to pay 15% gratuity before hand.We all tipped the bar tender so we paid tips twice. Also the food was OK, not great, I actually got sick from the Salmon and the beef was dry.Other...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Whale watching was being moved to Breezy Point in Jamaica Queens from its original Freeport location which was inconvenient.

Thank John E
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Captainloufleet, Manager at Captain Lou Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We apologize again for the inconvenience. Starting in July 2018 the boat will be sailing from the Freeport Location. Someone was supposed to send you something for the inconvenience. If they didn't please call us and ask for a manager. thank you

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The boat arrived a bit late, and the space was cramped. The food was decent and the all you can drink wine and beer, was a plus.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 4 kids for a family fishing trip, the crew could not have been more helpful and available. We had a great time

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Captainloufleet, Manager at Captain Lou Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you for your feedback!

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fraise23
16 February 2018|
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Response from Efranz | Reviewed this property |
Sounds like a question for them. Give them a call. They are very accommodations dating.
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eight8kds
28 April 2017|
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Response from Dog85Lover | Property representative |
HI ! Seal watching tours ended April 15th - we will start up again when the seals make their way back to long island in December and sail through easter 2018. We do give a group rate of $19 per person 15 ppl or more
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MARKLI
5 April 2017|
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Response from Sandy317 | Reviewed this property |
P.S. I think you sent this question to the wrong person -- my review was positive.
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