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Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips

119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
+1 207-801-2300
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Great Value!

We went on this trip as to check it off of my sons bucket list - it's one thing he wanted to do... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BRTB25
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Portland, Maine
Not for avid Fishermen

If you are an avid Fisherman/woman, this is not the tour for you. We did a 4 hour fishing trip... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristin W
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We offer 4 hour fishing trips in Frenchman Bay, Bar Harbor every day from June 15 through September 7. These are great family trips! We stay in Frenchman Bay where we anchor up and chum for Mackerel. We fish with jigs on light tackle making kids and adults alike feel like champion anglers! Our experienced deckhands will help you land your catch and take the fish off your line. We'll fillet and bag your catch for you, and tell tall tales on request! We sail daily at 8:00 a.M. From the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St. In Bar Harbor where we have Free and Easy On Site Parking! Space is limited - all tackle included on all fishing trips (you may also bring your own if desired). During July & August we also offer an afternoon trip at 1:00 p.m. (4 hours) and a 3 hour trip at 5:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
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“cod” (18 reviews)
“caught fish” (13 reviews)
“pollock” (38 reviews)
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119 Eden St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1137
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this trip as to check it off of my sons bucket list - it's one thing he wanted to do before summers end. We had a GREAT time! We caught all kinds of fish - Jimmy & Esther were AWESOME and very...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your fabulous review! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us - and I will be sure to pass on your comments to Jimmy & Esther - our A-Team crew!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are an avid Fisherman/woman, this is not the tour for you. We did a 4 hour fishing trip. We read all the reviews and decided to choose this company and charter. My husband is a recreational fisherman, I just wanted to be on...More

Thank Kristin W
anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your detailed review - I'm sure it will be most helpful to future passengers. We do advertise that our fishing is in Frenchman Bay - and is not a big off-shore, big game hunting type trip. We typically catch plenty of fish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time out with them and not disappointed. Dozens of tinker mackerel caught along with haddock, cod, and other ground fish. Crew is helpful and enjoy their work. Not a whole lot being brought up for the dinner table but a fun afternoon with beautiful...More

Thank Frank R
anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful, informative review - thank you SO much! We love our passengers - but even more so - we love our repeat ones!! Diane Smith

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since reading the shore fishing was subpar in the area, we decided to try one of the charter boats. The crew was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable and helped out all snags and tangles that happened. The boat went through Frenchman Bay and up and around...More

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Diane S, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you SO much for your awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us - and that dinner was delicious! Diane Smith

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Bar Harbor my husband and I decided to take our 3 boys (12, 10, 5yrs) fishing instead of a whale watching cruise we figured they would have more fun. Boy were we right. We did the 4hr our trip arrived about 20min early...More

Thank Denise S
anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Well that's just fabulous! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed your time with us! Thank you for your awesome review! Diane Smith

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The crew on this boat should teach classes on customer service because they know how to do it right. We caught fish and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. They provided everything we needed to fish and were happy to help with tangles. They have snacks for...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow thank you SO much!! I will be sure and share you comments with our crew - we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 10 August 2017

First contact and subsequent phone calls with Diane to arrange a tour for 11 people was top notch. Diane is a tremendous asset to your company. However, the fishing adventure itself was quite unsettling and disturbing due to a deck hand. One of the captains,...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Well I am at a loss on this one - typically our passengers find all our crew to be rock stars. Helpful, witty, engaging. I'm not sure what went wrong on this particular trip - my apologies for your mis-adventure with our fishing trip. I...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Crew was very friendly. Fish were biting a little bit near the end, but that is not there fault. Still had a good time and they were great with helping when fish were caught or lines got stuck.

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you for your kind review - we're delighted you enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Thanks to the fantastic crew - Gary, Esther and Jimmy - my son and I had an enjoyable time fishing. The views from the water were fabulous. And everyone's was pulling up fish - some caught two at a time. Spied a seal or two...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Awww I will be sure and pass on your comments - thank you so much for taking time to send a review! Diane Smith

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Had a fun time and caught lots of Mackerel and Pollock on this four-door fishing trip. Mates were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable of the areas to locate fish . All bait and tackle was provided. Saw lots of seals, puffin and bald eagles. Your catch...More

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anselsgirl, Manager at Islander Half-Day Fishing Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy you all enjoyed your time with us! Diane Smith

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GinnyK499
25 July 2017|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately these would mostly be separate tours. We offer fishing trips but no whale watching and we offer puffin trips only in the spring. (May & June). Whale watching here in Bar Harbor is through a different... More
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Rayb2112
7 August 2016|
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Response from anselsgirl | Property representative |
In our area, August is one of the best times for fishing! We fish in Frenchman Bay - been catching Pollack, mackerel, Acadian Redfish and have had some beautiful codfish!
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Rebecca S
4 November 2015|
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Response from Diane S | Property representative |
Hello! Our boat is 65 feet and licensed for 70 passengers. Our maximum for fishing though is 35. everyone gets their own tackle/rods, etc. We fish in Frenchman Bay, it's not a big offshore trip. We typically have pretty good... More
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