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Address: 3031 Manatee Ave, Ruskin, FL 33570-2809
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+1 813-645-6578

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Day of crabbing

We had an amazing time with Gus. This is a highly recommend tour. You learn all about this area from an 80 yr old Floridian that doesn't look a day over 60. He teaches you how to... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Kelley W
Ruskin, Florida, United States
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Ruskin, Florida, United States
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time with Gus. This is a highly recommend tour. You learn all about this area from an 80 yr old Floridian that doesn't look a day over 60. He teaches you how to haul in the crab as he's teaching you about a crab's life. After you catch a load of crabs, he brings you back... More 

3 Thank Kelley W
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Reviewed 1 April 2016

One of the best experiences for the whole family with have ever done! Must do! Lots of fun and real Florida tour! Gus has done a great job!

1 Thank Paul F
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40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We booked Gus's trip because of the recommendation of a friend of a friend and we are so glad we did. Gus will tell you when you arrive at his home and the starting point of your adventure that he will turn 80 on his next birthday. He is a native Floridian and has been crabbing for more than 40... More 

3 Thank Kathleen P
Coral Springs, Florida
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is a must do! We had 5 adults on this adventure. Captain Gus is fantastic, very informative, pleasant and just a great man !! He makes you feel like part of his family. We all took our turns pulling the crab traps, emptying the catch, and reloading them with new bait and sending the traps back into the water.... More 

2 Thank suzysw
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

If you would like to see real Florida, this is it. You get to be a mate to a commercial crab fisherman and eat the crabs you caught that day. Gus is the real deal. I live in the area and I will visit again.

2 Thank Jana H
Long Island
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406 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This was the best part of our entire trip to Florida. Our family of 4 took Gus's boat out in the Little Manatee River. We had the best time. Everyone took turns crabbing even my girly girl daughter of 19. Gus pointed out many different birds and fish and told us stories. Then we came back and had this delicious... More 

8 Thank funtimefamily12
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013

This is the first tour I've gone on, where I actually feel like I developed a new skill. Captain Gus provides a great experience catching crabs in his crab traps and then teaches all his guests do it for themselves. He provides just enough direction, so we got a good feel for what crabbing is like. You get to pull... More 

5 Thank Taylor S
Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This trip is one of the BEST adventures I've experienced in the 7 winters I've visited Florida! Gus is such a great guy...so knowledgeable, accomplished, and entertaining! Our group of 6 had such a fabulous time looking around Gus's "fish camp"...his place is adorable. After he fed the yellow-crested night heron who's been a "visitor" for the past 15 years,... More 

6 Thank Donna R
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013 via mobile

What an amazing day we had! Met Captain Gus at his authentic rustic home on Tampa Bay at 9 a.m. Hopped aboard his crabbing boat and toured a bit of Tampa Bay while watching dolphins and shore birds at play. Next, Gus headed towards the Little Manatee River where he demonstrated the correct way to hook a crab trap, pull... More 

9 Thank offtask

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