Captain
Justin Hall

Member since October 2014

Destin, United States

Background
Fishing is not just a job for me it is my passion. Me and my first mate love fishing more than you do - it's why we do it for a living! So you can be assured we will do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat: IT'S WHAT WE DO!!!
Techniques
Bottom fishing is the most productive type of fishing in Destin area.

Hey, I'm Captain Justin Hall

Destin, United States
Background
Fishing is not just a job for me it is my passion. Me and my first mate love fishing more than you do - it's why we do it for a living! So you can be assured we will do whatever it takes to put fish in the boat: IT'S WHAT WE DO!!!
Techniques
Bottom fishing is the most productive type of fishing in Destin area.

My Charter Listings

MAXIMUS

 
Destin
trips from
US$ 700

Fishing Reports

Rainy day fun

April 14, 2016

Had a great fishing trip in the rain with 5 Atlanta ladies that have never fished before and their boss. They were troopers and had a great time in the rain. Like we always say "fish don't know it's… Read Full Report →


Big Fish Nation

April 07, 2016

Biggest amberjack of the season and just plain good times. The bait is now showing up and the jacks are fired up. Come fish with Maximus to land that big fish you always dreamed about!! Read Full Report →


Amberjack bite still on!!

August 13, 2015

Destin's beautiful blue water proves once again to be an awesome fishery for all species but large AMBERJACKS are on the menu right now. Had another great day catching some large AJs. Read Full Report →


Shark Saturday

August 08, 2015

Shark Saturday was on fire again!! Customer asked if we could go catch a shark, so instead of 1 shark we caught 9 sharks. Sharks ranged from 125-200 lbs. In addition to the Sharks we caught 12 amber jacks… Read Full Report →


AJ season is here!!

August 01, 2015

Opening day of amber jack season in federal water was another awesome day aboard Maximus. We had 4 big amberjacks in the first 45 minutes on our morning trip. Following up with our limit of AJs on our afternoon… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.90 out of 5 stars from 160 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, October 2, 2017

Took us out two days before tropical storm Nate hit Destin.  5-6 ft swells but we still caught 25 fish!  Capt. Justin delivered just as he promised.  I would go back in a heart beat!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

6-8’ seas and only 3 boats went out and we still managed to get a rack full. Always a good day in my book even if it is only a 4 star!


Went fishing on Monday, September 25, 2017

Great trip, perfect for beginners or experienced fisherman.  We were able to keep Kings and Mahi.  Too many trigger fish to count that had to go back.  Caught Kings, Mahi, Red snapper, Trigger, Shark, and Scamp. Thanks Justin.

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Captain took us to a couple spots he had marked. Saw a good pod of dolphins, which was great. Found fish and tried to start catching. It wasn’t working well so we went to another spot. Found fish and stayed there the rest of the trip. Caught a variety of fish, got my father a nice Amber Jack. Worked well with my nephew.

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 14, 2017

We booked a half day trip with Justin. We could not have been more pleased with the outcome. He was very knowledgeable and was willing to answer all of our questions. You could tell that fishing is his passion and he enjoys teaching others what he knows. We will be booking again next year for sure

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Went fishing on Monday, September 4, 2017

Everything we’d expect and way more. Great trip, great people running this boat. Thank you Justin Hall!!!

Fished September 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thanks guys it was a good trip and another great day on the water.


Went fishing on Sunday, September 3, 2017

Great time caught fish all day !

Fished September 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thanks guys it was fun.


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

We had a great time and caught a ton of fish!
The boat gets you there and back a lot faster than the traditional large fishing boats! Excellent we will for sure use Justin again!

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thanks guys, it was a good and fun day.


Went fishing on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Thank you

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Great outing with a great Captain. Discussed our target fish up front, and put us on the fish at our first location. Only got better throughout the morning. Justin works hard to make sure everyone has a great time and better fish.

Will be going back to tackle bigger bites.

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thanks guys. We will tackle some big AJs next time your in town.


Went fishing on Monday, August 14, 2017

Man,, I’ll tell you what!!! What a great Time my son and I had this gentleman made our first fishing trip a hell of a experience!  And we would join him anytime for future trips thank you Captain Justin ... and a hell of a fish filet man if I might add as well

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thanks guys, glad you had fun.


Went fishing on Friday, August 11, 2017

We had a great experience with Captain Justin. We caught lots of redfish and some black snapper. This was my 10 year old’s first ocean fishing trip. He got a little seasick, but Captain Justin knew just how to help. Thanks so much for a great trip! We’ll be

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thank you guys. Your boy did really good with the given seas and heat and recovered well after getting sick.


Went fishing on Monday, August 14, 2017

To bad most of the seasons are closed (snapper / amberjack / triggers)  Had they not, the Captain would have put us on them for sure. We did catch alot of fish however and had a great time. I will be making another trip on this boat.

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thank you. Unfortunately there are seasons on the bigger fish but that’s what keeps our fishery good here in the long run. Glad everyone was happy.


Went fishing on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Was a great experience for Scott, Dakota and Canyon. Got to the fishing spot quickly. Caught 2 barracuda, 2 sharks, 3 Cobia and several others. Excellent equipment, service and bait. Had fun. Would highly recommend!

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks guys, cobias are always the most fun.


Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

My husband and I took our 2 graduated daughters on a fishing trip and we all had a great time!! We will definitely do this again!

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you, I had fun as well.

Went fishing on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks, was a good day of fishing


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Justin put us right on the fish and was very patient with some newbies. Kids wanted me to catch a shark and Justin warned it us thatit wasn’t an easy task… he didn’t lie but it was tons of fun!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you. Was a great day on the water and the best day for cobia fishing of the year.


Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Captain Justin was great and has a passion for fishing that was refreshing.  We’ll fish again with him in the near future.

Fished July 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank guys, it was fun.


Went fishing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Not for those that get motion sickness easily. My family of 5 all got sea sick. The captain was very polite through it all. Saw some dolphins and a sea turtle. Caught several fish for the few minutes we were out there. Hooked fish with each drop of the line.

Fished August 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sorry you guys all felt bad but glad everyone got to catch fish.


Went fishing on Sunday, July 30, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you, was a good day for cobia and barracuda


Went fishing on Friday, July 28, 2017

Captain Justin was very informative, friendly, and fun!  He answered all of our questions and had some good stories.  We caught a good variety of fish including a Lion Fish and ended up with plenty to take home.  Maximus was fast, smooth, and easy to fish from.  Overall a great experience and the highlight of our Mancation 2017!  We are already talking about fishing with Captain Justin again next year.

Fished July 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks guys, you are always welcome back.


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Had a great time! Sons are 11 and 12 they we’re wore out catching fish! Had a great time will be back!

Fished July 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks, the kids did great and we all had fun.


Went fishing on Monday, July 24, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

I highly recommend Maximus with Captain Justin. You will catch fish and not be disappointed. This was our 2nd booking with Maximus and both were 5 Star trips.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks, both trips with you guys was great.


Went fishing on Friday, July 21, 2017

This was our third fishing trip in Destin.
Not the cheapest- but you get what you pay for & We all had a blast!  The captain and his first mate were excellent and immediately had us hauling in fish after fish, all BEFORE any other boats could get to that hot spot.  A few sharks, amberjack, trigger fish, many snapper, lion fish (5!), and even a big African pompano.  I highly recommend Capt. Justin & Maximus to anyone looking for a first class experience and some big fish!

Fished July 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thank you. Flat seas and good fishing that day. Glad everyone had fun despite the heat that day with no wind.


Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Our fishing trip was an excellent experience. I would recommend Maximus on your next fishing trip. Justin was great with my family and very knowledgeable about the fish we were trying to catch.  If your looking to fish in Destin give Captain Justin a chance. You won’t be disappointed .

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

I did not like spending 1-1/2 hrs. of trip trying to catch bait and still did not get enough bait.
The rods seemed hard to crank once fish was on the line. The size of the snapper was smaller than expected. The boat was in very good condition and the Captain was friendly.

Wayne Boyd does not recommend MAXIMUS

Fished July 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sorry guys but full moon faze has a major effect on catching bait and snappers get very finicky. We couldn’t buy bait because the bait guys couldn’t get them either even though they been out since 3:30 am. When that full moon faze happens the bait spawns and it’s extremely difficult to get. Any time the bait is hard to catch so is everything else, it’s just the cycle of life in the ocean. We have no way of controlling that we just do the best we can for the 5-7 days it effects the fishing. Sorry you were disappointed but it’s just the best I can do with the given situation. It’s part of fishing.
Why are the reels hard to crank? Umm well there is a snapper on the other end of it that’s a good thing.  We weren’t crappy fishing.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

We had a great day aboard Maxximus. Justin was right on time and had us on the water early. We had an easy 20 mile ride out and got going immediately on the Snapper. We missed a bunch of fish due to our newness to bottom/reef fishing. Justin was very patient and kept us going on fish all afternoon. We had some weather pop up, but Justin had us under control the whole time. The highlight of our trip was hooking up with a 275lb bull shark. What a fun experience. The boat is also top notch. Riding in a catamaran definitely has advantages especially heading into the rough seas. We would definitely recommend the trip and hope to be back fishing soon.

Fished July 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 12, 2017

Thanks, you guys did good once you got it figured out. Most times there is a learning curve for the first half hour. You got plenty of good ones once I got you dialed in.


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

experience was super. caught fish the whole time. Justin was very helpful.  overall recommend highly

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Great trip and very professional captain. Would recommend this trip to anyone looking for a great time. We caught a lot of fish. We will be doing another trip with him in the future.

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Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

We caught well over 50 fish. Most of good size and edible. Great boat, great Captain, great fishing! Look forward to booking with Maximus again in the future.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

If you want a trip with an experienced guide, this is your boat.  Caught some great fish when everyone else was coming home empty handed.

Satisfied Fisher

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

This is our second trip with Captain Justin. There was no question we were going to book with him again. He is very knowledgeable and down to earth. We brought our 2 sons, ages 11 and 8 and we all had a great time. He is very kid friendly. You will not be disappointed with this trip! Highly recommended!

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Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

If you use Captain Mike you are a wise angler

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Awsome

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Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

Had a great time catching fish with captain Justin, both boys had a great time considering it was a warm and a windless day.  Captain survived the onslaught of questions from my youngest, lol. Definitely look forward to booking a trip again in the future.

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Capt. Justin runs a first class operation aboard his 33 World Cat. I will be chartering him next time
I am in Destin!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

My 2 sons and I did a morning trip. It was the best sea fishing trip we have experienced.Justin and Steve were very helpful and professional. Definitely will book with him again.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The forecast was gloomy, but the crew was willing!  We got up bright and early expect to be fighting the waves and the rain, but to our pleasure Mother Nature gave us no rain and light waves.  Thanks to Captain Justin we got some fish as well.  Got our limits of snapper right away!  We also got a tuna, amber jack and many king mackerel hits landing a nice one.  Captain Justin was great with our 5 and 9 year old, he was knowledgeable and very professional before, during and after the trip.
Thanks for the memories!

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 10, 2017

I have been coming to Destin, FL for 5 years straight for Vacation.  I have used several different fishing guides up until last year. Booked “MAXIMUS”  for (2) 6 hour trips in April 2017. The whole family had the best experience ever! No need to go into the details, just read all the reviews. Called Justin back in May and went again June 2017 with friends , and again the fishing was EXCELLENT AS PROMISED !! Worth every penny .

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 18, 2017

Thanks for the business and the great review. It’s always a good time with your crew.


Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Awesome trip, everything was great. Captain Justin was very knowledgeable and personable. We caught fish within 5 min of the first cast and didn’t stop till it was time to head back to shore. Caught a variety of fish from Red Snapper to Tuna and Amberjacks. I would definitely recommend this trip and I will fish with him again next time I’m in Destin. 10 out of 10!! Check out the 50+lb Amberjack!!!!!

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks, was a fun trip for me too. Amberjacks are always fun but nobody understands how strong them AJs are until they do it. Great job to all anglers!


Went fishing on Thursday, June 8, 2017

Great experience for my family. It was my son and daughters firstoffshore fishing trip and they loved it.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks guys, the girls did great for their first trip ever.


Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Great Trip! We went out the first day of Red Snapper season and we caught our limit. Captain was honest about what he had been catching and set proper expectations. It wasn’t fast and furious that day for anyone as far as biting, but he was able to put us over some good spots and if it ever slowed down we would move. We ended up with our limit in Red Snapper, about a dozen Mangrove Snapper, a Grouper and a Lion Fish. Also caught Triggers and Amberjack which we couldn’t keep. Wish the fishing would have been faster, but it was just a slow day. If there was any criticism it would be that we only traveled 25 mph out to the spot and there wasn’t a lot of seating for all 6 of us, but overall great trip

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks guys. It was a slow day all the way around but we still managed to get a good catch. I appreciate the patience as it wasn’t a bang up day but everyone did good and everyone did catch some good fish.


Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Great morning trip on maximus. First trip ever for daughter in law and 4 year old grandson. Captain did a spectacular job of making them both at ease. Five of us total and all had a great time

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks, the little ones are always fun, he did great before and after his nap. True fisherman.

Went fishing on Friday, May 26, 2017

Maximus was a great boat. Justin was awesome. We are 3 older ladies who wanted to fish and he was patient with each one of us

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thank you ladies, you were a blast to fish with. Glad you all 3 had fun.


Went fishing on Saturday, May 20, 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks guys. Got a nice cobia that made even a better lunch.


Went fishing on Thursday, May 18, 2017

We will be back next year with the same captain. Can’t go wrong with him.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

We had a great time, caught plenty of fish, and the captain was great! We loved the boats smooth ride and plenty of room. I highly recommend this trip to anyone.!!!!! Thanks again

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Had a great time. Got to catch some big fish before going to a spot to catch smaller keeper fish. Justin was very personable and helpful. Would go again and recommend to friends and family.

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Went fishing on Monday, May 15, 2017

Captain Justin was awesome! We never stopped catching fish- huge amber jacks, trolling for tuna, then going after some snappers! The boat was immaculate, very comfortable, and FAST! We spent much more time fishing than traveling to fishing spots than I have on previous trips! Captain is also very friendly and personable! Never a dull moment! we WILL be fishing with him again in the future
- Darlene & Michael

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Replied to this review on Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks, it was a fun trip for sure. Caught lots of fun fish.

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017

We had an amazing trip with Capt Justin. His boat was far superior than other charters we’ve hired in the past. He was awesome and the fish were biting! We will definitely be a return client.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, May 12, 2017

My husband & I took our boys (ages 7 & 9) out for their first ever deep sea fishing trip. They loved it & my oldest said it was the best day of our vacation! We asked if we could catch some smaller fish that the boys would enjoy bringing up first then move over to something bigger & Justin delivered.  He Put us on fish first thing & we reeled in lots of Vermilion Snapper, Trigger fish & some white snapper. Then we moved & managed to bring in a couple Amberjack & a nice size Red Snapper.  Justin was very helpful with the boys & if we went a few minutes without getting a bite he was changing bait or position. You will catch fish on the Maximus.

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thanks, the kids did great given the waves. We did the best we could with the given weather and the kids held in there strong. Good family fun!


Went fishing on Saturday, May 6, 2017

I bought the trip for my boy friend for his birthday. When his friends got back they already wanted to plan a trip with captain Justin.

Fished May 2017

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Justin Hall (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Glad everyone had fun. Always fun to see a few military boys get whipped on by some amber jacks.
We appreciate your service guys and happy birthday!

Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Nonstop catching, never a lull in the action. Only drawback was that the red snappers were out of season and all had to go back.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

It was a great time we all had fun for our first deep sea fishing trip

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