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“Great Day Fishing with Capt Van”

Captain Van Hubbard Fishing Charters
Ranked #11 of 31 Tours in Englewood
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Owner description: Captain Van Hubbard USCG Fishing Guide since 1976 from Venice to Boca Grande Florida knows the waters and habitat sharing with you the safest, most pleasurable and rewarding charter. Customized to your specific desires, yet never compromizing in safety. Inshore and backcountry sportfishing and eco tours from a 23 feet safe, comfortable Dorado bayboat. In additon to fishing from beginner to pro, we offer nature/photography tours and waterfront real estate tours. Children over age 6 with their family are welcome! Limit of 4 persons per charter.
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We just returned from a trip in Boca Grande, and chartering with Capt Van was at the top of the list. Literally, on our honeymoon 28 years ago we had chartered with him and we wanted our adult children to have that same experience fishing in the Gulf. Capt Van did not disappoint, we had fish on the first cast. We caught a lot of varieties; snapper, grouper, Spanish mackerel, snook and many more. We took home a lot of snapper and had a great dinner that night. We had a great time. He was easy to get in touch with, and we would charter with him again.

Thank lpstella
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was a trip especially for our kids (age 10, 8, and 6). We arrived a few minutes early and Captain Van was already there and ready to go. Within 10 minutes they had all hooked and reeled in keeper snapper. For the next 3 hours and various locations the kids all caught fish. Captain Van was kind, patient, informative, and instructive to the kids. The boat was clean and safe and the ride easy.

Thank dennispcollins
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Captain Van H, Captain at Captain Van Hubbard Fishing Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

thank you I enjoyed your company also. Kids are so much fun and pleasant to fish with. looking forward to next time. Captain Van

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

van never showed up, did not return calls or email morning of our scheduled charter. folks at the marina said he is on "van time" which I took to mean he might eventually show up, but after waiting 30 minutes, we left.

2  Thank mike874
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Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Captain was great with 4 younger children and we caught so many fish. Unbelievable, a Cobia came up to get some fish, and the Captain hooked him with a different reel! We all had a great time with loads of delicious fish to leave with.

1  Thank Rocko76
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went on a half day trip with 4 teenage children (15 & 16 year olds, 2 boys and 2 girls). Everyone had a great time. Captain Van was a patient teacher and helped everyone keep their lines in the water and actively catching fish. We caught so many fish that we had a fantastic fish fry for eight and shared the rest of the fish with our neighbors.
It was a great day! We would highly recommend and we will be calling Captain Van next year when we are in the Englewood area.

Thank Sarah C
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