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Taylor Made Charters

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Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
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Perfect boat for imperfect guests

Our second full day on the island; 6 dads turning 40. Some of us fisherman, some of us boat... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
LaTooch
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Boston, MA
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND

The staff was great. They were aware of how all the people in our group were feeling when the sea... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2017
Dana Q
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Whether you are a skilled fisherman or a new angler looking to fish and have a good time on the water, Taylor Made is the place to be! We share the fish and also recommend local restaurants that will cook the fish and serve side orders to have a full meal! Half, 3/4, and full day deep sea fishing and bottom-fishing trips are available. For our cruise ship guests, we adjust start times based on your arrival and also offer pickup and drop-off from/to a dock near the cruise ship harbor. While deep sea fishing, you will experience searching and even landing a Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish or Tuna. Don't leave St. Maarten without experiencing deep sea fishing at it's best!
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  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Our second full day on the island; 6 dads turning 40. Some of us fisherman, some of us boat enthusiasts - all of us happy to be there. Doug & Anthony took us out, rigged the gear & fed us beer (or water & soft...More

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caribgem119, General Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you very much for sharing your experience! When the mahi got away, I'm certain you all were happy to meet that wahoo! I hope you all enjoyed the wahoo. The crew looks forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

The staff was great. They were aware of how all the people in our group were feeling when the sea got a bit rough and worked really hard to find fish. We, unfortunately, did not catch any edible fish but if you do this is...More

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caribgem119, General Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with TaylorMade Charters for other potential guests to view. We are very happy that you chose us and that we delivered professionalism and details that enhanced the experience. Sorry that the Fish didn't cooperate! I keep making...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

As a fishing captain since 2000, I have been on numerous boats with numerous crews. The Captain and crew had all baits prepared and were able to find and stay on the fish very quickly. Our group consisted of two couples and the ladies caught...More

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caribgem119, General Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with TaylorMade Charters for other potential guests to view. We are very happy that you chose us and that we delivered professionalism and details that enhanced the experience. Because I, Bonni, LOVE fishing so much, I am...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

We booked a private four hour fishing charter for four people on their website through Trip Advisor. Got email confirmation with good directions the location from owner Bonni Taylor within minutes. I also called her on the phone (in U.S. Cell #) after booking since...More

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caribgem119, General Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2017

Thank you for your review. Capt. Dougie and I discussed your review with the crew. They expressed their concerns and we believe that they are sorry that the trip was not enjoyed by you and your family. After our positive pre-trip communications by email and...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

You can tell these guys have been doing this a while, boat is well worn. They work to find the fish and when you do, you hook them! We did a half day trip and wound up getting into a school of Mahi Mahi, Hooked...More

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caribgem119, Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with TaylorMade Charters for other potential guests to view. We are very happy that you chose us and that we delivered professionalism and details that enhanced the experience. The crew really enjoyed having you on board and...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017

Have been coming to SXM for 20+ yrs . Due to timing never fished. Life long hunter / fisherman. Have fished all over the Western Hemisphere. Finally decided to try SXM. Most long standing known charters cater to cruisers and reviews reflect lack of real...More

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caribgem119, Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with TaylorMade Charters for other potential guests to view. We are very happy that you chose us and that we delivered professionalism and details that enhanced the experience. The crew really enjoyed having you on board and...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

Dougie put us on the fish. Mike was a great first mate. Amazing views SXM, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saba etcMore

Thank Josh A
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caribgem119, Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with TaylorMade Charters for other potential guests to view. We are very happy that you chose us and that we delivered professionalism and details that enhanced the experience. The crew really enjoyed having you on board and...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

Had great day fishing. No thrills, just good fishing. The caption and mate know what's up! They put me on 3 mahi-mahi 2 barracuda and yellow tail in 3 hrs.More

Thank Jim A
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caribgem119, General Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with TaylorMade Charters for other potential guests to view. We are very happy that you chose us and that we delivered professionalism and details that enhanced the experience. The crew really enjoyed having you on board and...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2017

Three of us went out with Dougie and Michael for a half day trip. Seas were pretty rough but I think that is pretty normal for the area. We were getting towards the end of the trip with no catches when we ran into a...More

Thank RalphTaylor
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caribgem119, General Manager at Taylor Made Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2017

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with TaylorMade Charters for other potential guests to view. We are very happy that you chose us and that we delivered professionalism and details that enhanced the experience. The crew really enjoyed having your party on board...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2017

In early March we went out with Capt. Dougie & his fill-in 1st mate. Although I was unaware that there was small craft advisory, we left the dock at 6:45 as pre-planned. The well used Bertram seemed to work as well as could be expected...More

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morris b
September 3, 2017|
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Response from canukontario | Reviewed this property |
On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best I would rate this fishing trip a 6 or 7. Much better experiences in many other places in Central America.........along with a few bad ones.
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we3fish
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Response from caribgem119 | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. A halfday trip is priced at $550 for up to 4 passengers. We leave out of Simpson Bay. But if you are on a cruise ship, we can pick you up in Philipsburg for an additional $50 (NOT per person).
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