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Address: Port San Luis Pier, Avila Beach, CA 93424
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Patriot and Avenger Fishing Boats are the best

The boat left at 6:00 AM and we were fishing by 7:00 AM. We filled our quota of rock fish by noon and then started fishing for lincod. Most fishermen caught at least one lincod... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 September 2016
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Buena Park, California
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Buena Park, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The boat left at 6:00 AM and we were fishing by 7:00 AM. We filled our quota of rock fish by noon and then started fishing for lincod. Most fishermen caught at least one lincod and some got up to three. The lincod were good size. All the fish were filleted by the crew. I found the crew very helpful... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I was not too impressed. Although they did have good food on the boat they won't let you have any beer on the boat ( they want you to buy theirs) And there was twice as many people as there was rod holders for the rockfish trip.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Asked for the fossil cave tour but got the whale watching tour!! It was amazing seeing whales all around us. Would certainly do the tour again. Capt Lee is very knowledgeable and loves showing us his backyard! Definitely worth every penny!

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We have been on whale watching tours before but it is so different in the smaller boat Captain Lee had us boarding. At first, I was a little afraid because it was basically a dingy or a large kayak to me which was different than the other boats I've been on. This boat held 6 ppl maximum. Capt Lee said... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

We called and signed up for the whale watching tour at 8 on a Wednesday. Just my husband, 10 year old daughter and me on the tour. Met Captain Lee at the pier, such a nice, down-to-earth guy. He let us know that we may not see any whales and if that was the case he would only charge for... More 

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Buellton, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

My wife and I signed up for the 1 hour coastline exploration to view the advertised Otter Town, Fossil Cave, and Pirates Bay. When we boarded the Zodiac, the captain mentioned that we were going out to see whales. I replied that this was supposed to be a coastal tour. The captain replied “whales” with a longing look in his... More 

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Atascadero, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Lee was so interesting he knew all of the history I definitely recommend going I loved it! We saw whales and dolphins lee even let the kids drive he was so impressive!

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Northridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Had wonderful tour with Lee, he customized the trip for our young children. We saw Sea Otters and seals. Lee is so knowledgeable, he explained everything and it felt like getting a tour from a family member.

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Sacramento, CA
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

My husband and I had a great time on the boat. It's a great way to get out and enjoy the ocean. The tour is only an hour but it's only $25 per person you can not beat it. We only saw one whale but got really close. We saw many otters and other sea life. Great time! It was... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

Saw sign on wharf and it said to call for reservations. No brochures in slot for any info. Checked here saw all good ratings so called. Got voice mail. Left message for reservation. Late that evening they called and said they could possibly work us in but seas were bad and it would be better to wait and go the... More 

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