Captain
Don Van Epp

Member since March 2016

Riviera Beach, United States

Hey, I'm Captain Don Van Epp

Riviera Beach, United States
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Riviera Beach
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Customer Reviews

4.84 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thanks captain DON and mates SCOTT.  My family and I had a great time fishing with you two.  The tuna was tasty . Too bad we had a couple heart breaks thinking we had wahoo or kings but overall the trip was awesome!  And will be looking to book with you again in the future.

Fished July 2017

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hi, Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure to fish you and the family. We had a wahoo
bite through a wire leader today.  Capt. Don

Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Went out early to improve chance of getting in fish which we did. We hooked up with several fish and they were quite tasty that evening.  Great fun on the trip. Trip was cut short due to daughter sea sick. I’m sure we would have continued to catch additional fish as we had two kingfish bites returning to dock two hrs early. I Nee that was I possibly going in so no regrets. Thanks again to Don & Scott.

Fished July 2017

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 7, 2017

Hi, Thanks for the review. Sorry your daughter got sick. I hope to hook you up in the future.
capt. Don

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Great morning!

Left promptly at 7am and had lines in the water by 7:20.  The Boat, “Vamos,” has a little age on her but still in very good condition. 

The catching started quickly.  Had two Blackfin in the boat within 20 minutes.  All 6 in the party then took turns catching Bonito after Bonito until our arms were sore. The “Bonito-fest” was interrupted mid-morning by the high light of the trip- a 40 lb sailfish (my first)- what at thrill!  I was listening to the marine CB and could tell our boat was the easy winner of the boats in our area for the morning.  The Captain found the fish and Scott repeatedly demonstrated his expertise alternating between putting hooked-up rods in our hands and keeping lines in the water- pretty impressive.  They made it look easy and it’s not.

Granted, we would have preferred catching a few more fish to take home for dinner (Bonito apparently are not very good to eat- too bloody per the Captain); however we still had a great time and were always minutes away from another bite which made for an exciting morning. Did I mention I caught a Sailfish?

Overall, would highly recommend.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 11, 2017

My family of five had the pleasure of hiring Capt Ed and Scotty on our latest sport fishing adventure.  Growing up in South Florida over the past 40 years, I have had the opportunity to go on numerous sport fishing charters.  Capt. Ed and Scotty are a class act and professional.  I would highly recommend and will hire them again.

Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, May 19, 2017

Had a great time we caught a monster bull dolphin and 4 others. The captain and 1st mate were professional an a pleasure to deal with on a day with 4 to 6 ft. waves.

Fished May 2017

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hi Brad,
Thanks for the review. It was great battling that 40 lb. bull dolphin !! Good job on the rod.
Capt. Don

Went fishing on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Nice day on the water unfortunately the fish didn’t cooperate !

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

We had a great time fishing off shore with Dan and Doug . They were very friendly and professional. They spent time explaining the strategy they use in catching fish which was very interesting .

Fished April 2017

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hi Hubert, We enjoyed having you out and looked forward to seeing you and your grandson this summer. thanks capt. Don

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Awesome day catching Bonita. Capt. Don and Scott the mate on board were very friendly, very knowledgeable. I’m from NJ and would travel down to Rivieria Beach again!

Fished April 2017

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Hi Amber, Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure to fish you and your crew. I hope to fish you again.
Capt. Don

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Fished for Sailfish ( Caught two and released one) using Kite deployed live bait. This was within the first two hours!. I suspect we could have caught more if we had continued with the Kite as the Capt wanted to do, but my old body had had enough. Also caught Sushi Grade Black Fin Tuna. Capt Don is arranging for a full taxidermy mount of my Sailfish (a 88” beauty).
It was a pleasure to be in the hands of a top of the line crew who knew how to catch these elusive fish.
I recommend Capt Don without Reservation

Fished March 2017

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 24, 2017

Thanks John. We enjoyed fishing with you. We hope to see you in Dec. or when ever you get back in town.  Capt. Don

Went fishing on Saturday, August 6, 2016

Fished August 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Captain Don and first mate Scott were very knowledgeable and friendly.  Always willing to answer questions and explain things.  Their boat was very comfortable and easily accommodated the six people in are fishing party.  I caught a beautiful sailfish, which was released in the water.  We also caught some black fin Tuna, which first mate Scott cleaned for us.  We ate them that night and they were delecious.  If you looking for a family friendly boat, and some good fishing I would recommend Sun and fun fishing.

Fished August 2016

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hi Gregg. Thanks for the review. It was great fishing with you and the group !!! I look forward to seeing you again.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Had a great day with Captn Don and Mate Sky. Fishing started slow but improved during the morning ending with2 Wahoo, 1 King, 3 Blackfin Tunas, 3 Bonitos. I would so it again. But it’s far away from my home in Germany.

Fished July 2016

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 23, 2016

Hi Guido,
Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure fishing with you. Caught an 8 ft. sail fish today.
Capt. Don

Went fishing on Saturday, July 9, 2016

Captain Don and Scott were very nice and knowledgeable; we had a decent catch given the small time.good experience. Trujillo Family

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 29, 2016

Captain Don has an amazing amount of experience and knowledge. Great guy to have as a captain and put you on the fish!  Boat was very comfortable and fish ready!  You know you’re having a decent time when you can get two 19-year-old teenage sons to enjoy hanging out with thier dads! !Look forward to seeing Captain Don again soon maybe try for the sailfish When the season arrives!

Fished May 2016

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Don Van Epp (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 30, 2016

Thanks Jim we enjoyed fishing with you and yours. I look forward to hooking you up with a sail !           
Capt. Don