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Dark Side Charters

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3605 Thomas Dr, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7365
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Great Trip Caught Our Limit

Went on a 6 hour trip with kids 3, 7, and 9 we caught our limits and had a great time doing it... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
Mandy R
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Half day trip with Capt Ryan and first mate Miles

Absolutely exceeded expectations. This was a great memory maker for myself and my two teenage... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
John S
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Experience the best fishing the Emerald Coast has to offer. 36' Contender Center Console easily accommodates up to 6 passengers comfortably. Customized fishing trips 4-14 hours. All licenses, equipment, and bait provided, no experience necessary. Bottom fishing for grouper or snapper, trolling for mackerel, shark fishing, or offshore trolling for Mahi, Tuna, or Wahoo. USCG certified captain and our experienced deckhand will make for a fun and memorable fishing trip you won't forget! Conveniently located at Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach. Come on and bring the whole family for a great fishing adventure!
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3605 Thomas Dr, Treasure Island Marina, Panama City Beach, FL 32408-7365

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Went on a 6 hour trip with kids 3, 7, and 9 we caught our limits and had a great time doing it. Capt Ryan was great with the kids. He made everyone on the boat feel welcome. Good tackle and a very clean boat.

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Absolutely exceeded expectations. This was a great memory maker for myself and my two teenage sons. Capt. Ryan got us on King Mackerel immediately. My youngest caught a huge Bonita (10-12 lbs). Limited out on vermillion snapper in under an hour. The highlight was my...More

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! We love helping to build fishing memories for families like yours. Our crew works hard to provide the best experience possible for our customers and we are so happy you were pleased! Looking forward to...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a world-class experience for bottom fishing or a trolling trip these are the guys to go with. Captain Ryan and deck hand Myles went above and beyond to get us on 9 different species of fish. We had our limits...More

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you liked the boat and were pleased with your catch of fish! Enjoy those filets you will be eating the next few months! Can't wait to fish with you again soon.

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

We can't recommend these guys highly enough. We came in almost anxious with anticipation because we had such high expectations. We had been looking forward to this-- my four boys and me-- for months. Captain Ryan and Miles did not disappoint. We will certainly be...More

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you were pleased with your trip. Customers like you make our job exciting! Enjoy your catch. Looking forward to fishing with you and your boys again soon!

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

My first experience deep sea fishing was fantastic. Captain Ryan and 1st mate Miles took us to several hot spots and were on the ball the whole time during our 8 hour trip. We had a full box of various snappers, a Bonita, a couple...More

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Thank you for taking time to review your trip! So glad you were happy with your catch. Looking forward to fishing with you again soon!

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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

1st time fishing for me in Florida. Captain Ryan took us out on the Salt Crusher. Beautiful boat! Loved all the space and the padded walls. Ryan and Miles were so genuine and full of hospitality. We caught a boat load of fish including some...More

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us Ben! We enjoyed fishing with you and can't wait to go again soon. Happy customers like you make our job so exciting! Enjoy your catch and hope to be hearing from you again!

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Reviewed May 27, 2017

Excellent Trip!! Very nice solid dry ride even though we had some sporty seas on the way back. Captain put us on the fish in short order with a limit of red snapper. We then moved on to beeliners and white snapper until everyone was...More

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review for us! Can't wait to fish with you and your husband again soon! We are glad you enjoyed the boat as well. Tight Lines!

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

The crew at dark side charter worked with me on what kind of fishing I wanted to do , and knew exactly what was biting . They are seasoned fishermen who are patient and work well with kids an adults that may not have much...More

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2017

John, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. Hope you make it down real soon to fish with us again. It was a pleasure!

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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Captain Ryan took my family; 2 adults, a 13 year old and 3 kids 5, 4, and almost 3. They all had a good time. And they all agree it was the best thing they did at the beach. The captain and mate were great...More

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Thanks so much for the great review! Your little guys sure made our trip! We love the excitement the kids get from fishing! Looking forward to many more trips with your family!

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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Capt. Ryan and deck hand took us on a 4 hour trip. We had 6 total with 3 little ones 5 and under. We had a wonderful time. Great group of guys would definitely do this trip over.

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Alicia S, Manager at Dark Side Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Matt thank you so much for your amazing review! We had such a great time with your family! We also loved the video you sent us! Our Facebook users loved it too! Can't wait to fish with you again soon!

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