Born Free Fishing Charters

Member since November 2013

Nassau, Bahamas

Background
Born Free Charters is operated by Captains Philip and Nicholas Pinder. Philip was the deep-sea fishing charter pioneer in the Paradise Island in the Bahamas in 1978. He learned everything he knows about deep-sea fishing from his Godfather Master Captain Milton Pearce of Nassau and has since built a premier charter fishing business in the area. He believes in the old-fashioned way of doing business - giving each individual charter guest a special treatment which is why he has had returning customers for 20 years and more. His nephew, Captain Nicholas had joined him in 2013 as a mate, and had soon after gained his captain's licence.

Born Free Fishing Charters

Nassau, Bahamas
Background
Born Free Charters is operated by Captains Philip and Nicholas Pinder. Philip was the deep-sea fishing charter pioneer in the Paradise Island in the Bahamas in 1978. He learned everything he knows about deep-sea fishing from his Godfather Master Captain Milton Pearce of Nassau and has since built a premier charter fishing business in the area. He believes in the old-fashioned way of doing business - giving each individual charter guest a special treatment which is why he has had returning customers for 20 years and more. His nephew, Captain Nicholas had joined him in 2013 as a mate, and had soon after gained his captain's licence.
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Nassau
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US$ 650
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US$ 850
Nassau
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US$ 650
Nassau
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US$ 850

Customer Reviews

4.40 out of 5 stars from 15 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 1, 2016

We didn’t catch hardly anything. The captain literally drove the boat around in circles. They had 5 lines coming off the back of the boat and we just had to wait for something to bite. 2 hours we did this! We were to a point where we wanted the captain to take us home. So he agreed to let us drop to the bottom on our own. Honestly the worst experience ever! $850 not worth it.  The captain was nice but he knew we were not happy!

Vicki Williams does not recommend Born Free IV - 48’ Chris Craft

Fished October 2016

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hi Vicki, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We are so sorry to hear that you didn’t have a catch on your trip. Unfortunately there are those days when there isn’t anything biting out there. On days like these, which are very few, we do like to allow our customers the opportunity to fish the bottom. Once again we are sorry you didn’t have a catch and hope for better luck next time.

Went fishing on Monday, April 4, 2016

1st mate was OK but not overly friendly. After greeting, the only time we saw the Captain was about 3 hrs into our 4 hr charter. There were 6 of us in our group and they only had 5 poles for bottom fishing. The Captain was using one of those,(trying to help 1 person in our party), but we had to ask him at least 3 times to give it up. Other than only catching 2 smaller fish while we were deep sea fishing for about 2 1/2 hrs, we still had fun for our 1st charter fishing trip.  Once was fun and everyone in our group had a good time, but there will not be a 2nd time.

Gordon Knott does not recommend Born Free Fishing Bahamas -35ft

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 12, 2016

The boat was at the dock ahead of time. We did not catch a bunch of fish, but the crew did a great job.  We had enough fun that we went on another fishing excurtion on a different boat with same company.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, March 14, 2016

We had a great experience!  Our family had never been deep sea fishing and didn’t know what to expect.  The crew was very nice and Chris was very knowledgeable in helping my son catch his 51” wahoo.  The boat was very clean and comfortable.  The shade, nice leather chairs and bathroom made our 4 hour excursion very enjoyable.  We will be back!

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, March 4, 2016

Captain Herbie and first mate Bruno were excellent had a great time with these guys would highly recommend them

Fished March 2016

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Thank you so much James! We are glad you had such a great time out with our team on Born Free II. Hope to see you again! :)

Went fishing on Monday, November 30, 2015

Being our first time chartering and not knowing what to expect we opted for the 4hour tour. The boat arrived on time actually 5min early.  The captain and mate were very polite and attenative to our needs.  The wind had blown for days before our trip and I wondered if it would scatter the fish like it does in the great lakes. I believe it did, however we managed to hook into a large King fish which was exciting until I got it to the boat and when the mate went to gaff it he missed the fish and cut the line and off went the fish.  The seas were still rough with 4’-6’ waves and being a fisherman myself I know how hard it is to gaff these fish in calm waters let alone rollers. We spent the last hour bottom bouncing for fish which was fun and my wife was able to catch several small species.  Like I said this was our first time on a charter so I do not have any other charters to compare BornFree to but I have no complaints and am anxious to do it again.

Fished November 2015

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thank you Brent for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy that you were able to enjoy your charter despite the windy conditions. It is also nice that your wife got to get a few fish in boat as well. We do hope that you contact us again if you are back in Nassau. We would like to get that big one in the boat next time for you.

Went fishing on Saturday, October 17, 2015

The weather was rainy and cloudy all week but the day my husband and I booked our trip the sun came out, we only did 1/2 day trip and wished we did a full day, the captain and mate were great, the mate was very knowledgeable of the surroundings and they fished for what ever we wanted to catch, it was a great day on the water we only caught barracuda’s but we had a blast doing so.

Fished October 2015

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, October 30, 2015

Hi Amber. Thank you so much for taking the time out to write us a review! We are very glad that you and your husband had such a good time on your charter. That is a great picture of you and your barracuda! Hope to see you again on a return trip to Nassau. Take care :)

Went fishing on Sunday, June 14, 2015

We had a great day with the folks at Born Free Fishing Charters.  They picked us promptly at the straw market as indicated.  Since we came off the cruise ship we were short on time, so every second counted.  Even though we only had a half day to fish we managed to catch one barracuda and a few other small fish.  Our teenage boys had a great time and it was a beautiful day on the water.  The crew worked really hard to insure we had a great day.  Thanks!

Fished June 2015

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 29, 2015

Thank you so much Michelle for the review! We really appreciate it and we are so glad that you and your family were able to enjoy some time on the water with us during your stop here.

Went fishing on Thursday, May 7, 2015

We booked both Born Free boats through FishingBooker. Charters went well.
The captains were on time, and were very courteous the entire time. The boat I was on haven’t been as productive as the other one but still had a couple barracudas. Overall very pleased with the charter. They were on time, and took good care of the participants.

Fished May 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 7, 2015

This is the second boat we booked for the day (it is also owned by Born Free Charters)
The captains were on time, and were very courteous the entire time. My friends had a great time on this boat. I wasn’t there (was on bigger one) but they really enjoyed the whole time! They caught 5 Mahi and a couple barracuda.
Overall very pleased with the charter. They were on time, and took good care of our crew.

Fished May 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, March 14, 2015

Everything was great . This was the best captain I have had in years of fishing these waters.

Fished March 2015

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We love to hear great reviews like this.

Went fishing on Thursday, January 1, 2015

Crew was great…... kinda quiet but answered any questions we had.  The mate was constantly cleaning and resetting bait….trying his best to get a fish online.

Fished January 2015

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 5, 2015

Thank you Kevin for taking the time out to write us a review. We appreciate it very much!

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Had a nice half day charter with born free.  Trolled early, on the reef close to port, lines were set quickly.  First mate changed presentations often, Captain was very familiar with the location. Had 4 hits, no hook ups.  Captain recognized the bite had slowed and we trolled to a reef and bottom fished catching 45 fish of various species including strawbery grouper.  Being a captain myself on Lake Erie in Canada I appreciated the work the mate and the captain put in.  They did a nice job working hard to see we caught fish and at the end of the day, that’s all they can control. I would recommend “born free” charters, myself and my 2 boys had an enjoyable day on the water. At the end the of day its called fishing, not catching and if they aren’t there, you can’t catch them.

Fished December 2014

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hello Jamie. Thank you so much for your review. We greatly appreciate you taking the time o write at your charter with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your charter and we hope to see you again.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

We had a great time with capt Ronny and his first mate. Unfortunately fishing was poor, only caught 2 barracuda but weather made up for it. I was disappointed that they charged me additional $200 for an extra person at the very end of out charter. I should have been told this at the beginning. It could have ruined my day if I let it but instead I decided that the tip I was giving them would reflect how I felt. Anyway overall great day and I will contact you again when we go. We may be back there in January. Thanks

Fished August 2014

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hi Mike, thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Glad you were able to catch fish and experience great weather. Your note about the extra cost is concerning considering an extra passenger is only $50 each over 8. Not sure if there was a miscommunication with the Captain. We appreciate your telling us. We hope we do see you again!

Went fishing on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Trip was quite good, captain was very devoted and gave his best to put us on the fish.

We caught a few fish and had those prepared for diner. A really nice day

Fished May 2014

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Born Free Fishing Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hi Peter! Thank you so much for your review. We appreciate you taking the time out to let everyone on this site know about your trip with us. Thanks again and we hope to have you fish with us in the future.