There were several options to choose from for taking my family fishing. We made reservations several months ahead of time so we were able to take advantage of a great price. Everything was included except fish cleaning, food, drinks, and tip. Fish cleaning was only $.50/ fish. Be sure to reach the details and ask questions to be prepared. I’m from VA and typically charters have a fishing license that covers passengers on there boats; this is not the case in MI. You need to purchase a one day fishing license for $10. You can buy online or any at any bait shop. The captain and deck hand were a huge help and assisted in us catch a bunch of fish that day.
We did have to reschedule from our original appointment due to rough waters. Captain Kyle called us personally and gave us several options to try again. I appreciated him not trying to take a family out on the rough waters; in VA they don’t care they go out anyway, get beat up and some get sea sick.
A few things: bring a camera, drinks and snacks. Your boat May or may not have a real bathroom, be prepared. Be parred to buy a fishing license. Not all fishing packages include rod, reals and bait. So read the details and ask questions.
We had a great morning on the Big Lake! Hope you enjoy your trip too.
We had a wonderful time fishing even if we didn’t catch anything. More our fault than the charter’s. We just went too early in the season. The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. They all spent time with each person which was more than expected. This is a charter I would recommend to anyone and my wife and I will be back for another go at the perch.
Awesome crew that was friendly and accommodating. Woo-Woo! Each of the crew members were walking around making sure everyone was fishing right and having a good time.
We had a great day. Lots of laughs. Caught a good mess of perch. Nice people. We will be doing this again. We used their poles and bait.
We had a beautiful day on the lake and had 3 generations of males from our family fish that day. Were the fish biting? Not really on this day, but we had a great time and the crew was fantastic with my kids and my father. We will definitely go again because of the crew and the beautiful lake!
My party had a great time cruising and fishing with the support, help, and entertainment of the Captain Hook crew. The fish we caught were small perch, but no one can control what bites when. We had a lot of fun fishing, and it’s the first time in 60 years of fishing I ever caught two fish at once on two separate hooks on the same line.
The fish was not biting but it was a nice day to be on the lake. The staff was great and helpful. I recommend using there poles. the Captain moved at least 4 times to find a spot where the fish maybe biting.
It was very affordable for the four of us to go out for a morning and have a go at fishing, something we haven’t done in a while. The staff were very helpful and friendly in assisting us with minnows and fish removal.
I had a great time aboard the “par-ty-time” ship! The crew was great, very helpful and enthuastic group! The captain was great to talk to, down to earth good guy! After reading most reviews I will have to say the captain puts you on the most likely spots to catch fish, but he cannot make them bite. Many things to consider….I saw people with sun tan lotion on their hands baiting their lines…of course you will not catch anything! The fish can smell that! I would do this trip again! I caught plenty of fish. Very happy!
My girlfriend and I went on a last minute trip to Michigan to get away from the Chicago Rat Race and found this great charter service to work with. With a quick phone call and with just over 24 hours notice were we able to reserve a private 4 hour charter at a good rate. Boat was clean and Captain Kyle was clear in explaining the safety information and off we went. Captain Kyle put us on the perch in the first 15 minuets and after the first hour we had 20 perch in the boat. My girlfriends first time perch fishing and Captain Kyle and his first mate kept her busy catching perch all morning. She also ended up catching the largest perch of the day at 13.5″. A total of 69 perch for the day and they were cleaned and filet by Captain Kyle and his first mate. They were delicious and enjoyed by all back home. I would highly recommend this charter service to anyone looking to get some perch fishing in Lake Michigan.
***** 5 STAR EXCELLENT RATING FOR CAPTAIN HOOK’S SPORT FISHING *****
Came to Key West on our honeymoon and deep sea fishing was on my bucket list. Captain Hook came recommended and they didn’t disappoint. I told them that we had never been deep sea fishing before and just wanted a great experience. As soon as we spoke to Paul we knew we made the right choice. Fast forward to our first charter and we had a blast. Captain Aaron and mate Jimmy were top notch. We caught a bunch of fish and had an amazing time. My wife and I had so much fun that we booked them again for the very next morning. Well, day two was even better. Tons more fish including a 50″ Wahoo! We ate some fresh right on the dock. I can’t begin to explain how much fun we had. If I could give more stars I would. If you want an awesome, tailored experience, with a great crew book Captain Hook immediately. We will be back for sure!
GREAT Charter Choice. Tell the Captain what type of fishing you wish to do and he is all about making you happy.
I went on a 4 hour afternoon split charter. Most Charters were not interested in Splits but Captain Hook made the effort to accommodate with a smile. There were only three of us and the crew was awesome. The captain took the time to answer any questions on the trip in/out and the first mate was all over keeping us happy. We started hitting Tuna not long after dropping lines and everyone had the chance to land fish until we were all too tired to reel another rod. We came back with ten 24″ to 30″ Tuna to be split between the three of us. I would guess we brought back over 200 pounds of fish.
Bonus – Sashimi with soy sauce and wasabi at the dock while the captain cleaned the fish.
These guys were absolutely FANTASTIC! True, caring, knowledgeable and FUN professionals. We met the crew (Capt Aaron and Mate Jimmy) and owner (Roger) the day prior and they’re just a great bunch of guys who are looking out for your best interest.They asked our preferences in food and drink and delivered the next day. Our group had a bunch of experienced fishermen and the crew took that into consideration, and we learned a ton! Jimmy worked his butt off all day, especially when we had 6 mahi on all at once, and turned what could have been pandemonium into a fishing ballet… we landed all 6 without one line getting tangled up. Jimmy also took the time to explain baiting technique, local topography, how to spot frigate birds (what they mean), and just chatted about life and joked around with us all. By the end of the trip, we felt like old friends. Great guys, great trip! We’ll definitely be back for another birthday!
Great time with the crew of Captain Hook on a offshore fishing trip !! Capt. Aaron had knowledge of the fishing grounds and didn’t disappoint with an abundance of fish. If you want to catch fish in Key West hook up with the crew from Captain Hook and you won’t be disappointed.
My family and I went on a full day trip with Captain Hook fishing charters. We had a blast! They took care of our food and drinks. The crew was very knowledgeable, friendly and professional and alongside of us the whole day. Great experience that I highly recommend! If your ever in Key West this is a “must do” trip!
We went to Key West on a vacation and decided to go deep sea fishing. After speaking with 2 boat owners (who promised that we would catch), we met with Captain Hook. They did nor promise but told us that they would do their best and offered alternatives. Both Jeff and Erin were very professional and friendly. They were very understanding of our lack of experience and patient with our questions. It seemed that they knew exactly where to go and we caught 1 (big) fish each! We kept one that we cooked and released the other. Great experience. Would recommend Captain Hook any time!!! Thanks guys!
Great Job by the Capt and Mate to lead us to Mahi-Mahi heaven. Caught many fish and Jeff did a great job keeping the lines out there. We cooked up our catch for dinner, nothing like fresh caught fish. Highly recommend these guys, you will not be disappointed!!!!!
The owner was very friendly and helpful. The crew is awesome. They work very well together. Best fishing charter I have ever contracted. After our first trip was over I contracted again for another day, before we left the dock. Highly recommended.
I was visiting Key West for a week, and we did the Shark Fishing Excursion through Captain Hook Fishing Charters! It was the most fun and amazing experience, Jimmy was AWESOME!!!!!! We caught 5 lemonshark (nothing less than 5 feet in length), and a 150 pound stingray. I can’t say enough good about the staff and the excursion!!
These guys are great. They got us on the fish quick and kept us on them. Caught the most and biggest in the Marina that day. Going to have a great couple of meals and take the rest home.
I booked a split charter and spoke with Roger a number of times. He was always friendly and helpful. I got to the dock early, there was free parking and we left exactly at 8am. There were 4 of us on the charter. We had a great day. The captain and Adam were great. Adam was friendly and helpful throughout the day. They provided sodas, beer, and water for us and had a cooler for our lunches. The day was sunny and the fishing a lot of fun. I caught a barracuda early on. It was huge and everyone was excited. Later in the day, we also caught some Mahi Mahi. When we got back to the shore, the captain filleted the Mahi for all of us to split. I took some of it to a Key West restaurant and they cooked it for me. It was delicious. All in all, I had a great day. Captain Hook charters was professional, well run and the boat was clean and had some shade. I highly recommend this company. It was a great day and an experience I will never forget.
First time fishing in the Keys. The captain and mate made us feel at home. Landed a bunch of Mahi and a 50 pounder. These guys are great. Best day ever.
I experienced my first offshore fishing trip and it was a blast. Jimmy the first mate was a great fishing guide and his enthusiastic energy was great. The captain was able to take us to a patch of seaweed and multiple lines hit a school of Mahi. the greatest thing about these guys was their ability to HUNT. We didn’t use a fish finder and we kept moving the whole time. We caught ten fish during a half day trip. This has inspired me to be a captain. Go Captain Hook!
Went out on Captain Hook for my 41st birthday on October 12th. Mason and Austin were professional, friendly and I had a wonderful time. Caught some fish and watched the sunset. Neat and immaculate vessel, and they provided anything I needed or wanted. Will definitely use them again. A must for Key West visitors who want a great time on the water catching some big fish! Thanks for the awesome adventure!
I’ve gone out on it twice, and both times have been memorable. They put us on fish pretty quickly. The crew is nice, the ownership is nice! There is nothing bad to say about them. If you are looking to catch fish and enjoy yourself definitely go with them, you will not regret it! When I come back down again I will go out again with them. The whole experience is great.