Captain Jack's Guide Service

Captain Jack's Guide Service

Captain Jack's Guide Service
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Captain Jack's Guide Service offers inshore & offshore fishing charters and custom boat tours on St. George Island and Apalachicola. Let's catch some fish!
St. George Island, United States
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Priscilla D
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
If you are looking for a fun and professional in shore fishing experience look no further. Captain Jack started our day off with an amazing morning of triple tail fishing. His knowledge of the area and baits put us right on the fish. After a couple of hours of triple tail after triple tail we switched to red fishing. As soon as we pulled up to the spot, red were darting out from under the boat and tailing off of grass flats and a oyster bed. It was on, we landed well over 6 reds and limited out within an hour. The entire time he was professional and a blast to go fishing with. We have already been planning our next trip with him next year and can’t wait to go again. Thanks again Jack you made our trip!
Written 26 August 2022
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Amy S
Lexington, Kentucky, United States11 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
He was a no show.
We discussed the date, time and where to meet. I then asked about cost and when he replied I texted 'see you tomorrow'. That was the end of the booking as far as I knew.
We arrived 15 minutes early and immediately texted we were there. No response. A 2nd text was sent at what should have been our departure time. Again no response. We waited another 15 minutes and I called. He answered and as soon as I said who I was he hung up without saying anything else. An hour later he is still texting defensively.
So disappointing since we rarely get to the gulf and we were very much looking forward to the experience.
Written 19 October 2021
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You know ive ran across some really strange folks the past couple of years. If you paied no deposit you had no trip. You never finished your part in your booking. Ive been stood up 5 times in 2021 because I wanted to trust my clients to show up. Everyone that go's through with the booking gets a rsvp which gets my attention that you really want to go fishing. EVEN WHEN I SENT RSVP'S IVE HAD FOLKS NOT SHOW UP. You are among a very few that fits the black list of rediculous people. I have fished thousands of people that followed protocol for my booking procedure. Ive never hung up on anyone that needed my services in the history of my fishing career. This is how i take care of my family it is my job and my life. So i understand being an exlaw enforcement officer that folks will just react and thier never at falt. You should have followed through to insure your day was booked solidly. Its not my responsibility to chase you down by phone to get you to follow through! If i said I'll see you tomorrow I would have been at the dock waiting 30 minutes earlier getting ready as i always do. October is a big month for some great fishing. So i probably most likely given that you didnt do your part someone else did there part and got a fishing trip. I stay busy. I have no time for folks not getting back with me on finishing up thier booking info. Im sorry that you feel this way but i dont believe nothing your saying is true. Or you would have had a trip. Have a nice day.
Written 19 April 2022
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John C
1 contribution
Jul 2021
Our family of four had a great morning on the water with Captain Jack. Having grown up in the area, he is very knowledgeable about where to find the fish. After casting his net for the bait fish we were quickly on our way to catching our own fish. If the fish were not biting in one area, we didn't stay long and Captain Jack moved to another area. Captain Jack was very helpful with our various skill levels. Next time we go fishing in the area, I will call Captain Jack again. And, if you have a chance, ask Captain Jack if he has any of his honey for sale. We bought a jar and it is delicious!
Written 26 July 2021
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Robyn A
Homewood, AL3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Captain Jack went out of his way to make sure we all had an enjoyable day fishing. He is professional, prepared and ready for action! He kept my 10, 12 and 14 year olds busy catching fish all morning! We were so grateful for the clean fish we had to prepare for dinner with friends!
Written 5 June 2021
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Rod C
Valdosta, GA3 contributions
Jul 2020
I chartered Capt Jack mostly for the kids. He said he likes working with kids and he did not disappoint. He never got aggravated or short with the inexperienced fisherman he had that day. Within 5 minutes he had a pod of porpoises swimming in our wake.
The next 5 minutes he had us on fish which never stopped during our 4 hour charter. He provided all the tackle and bait as well as baiting hooks and removing fish. He was a busy man but always was great with the kids, one who was learning to fish that day. He went straight to where the fish were, no looking around wasting fishing time. He cleaned every fish when the trip was over. He was not only professional but more importantly engaged and kind with ALL of us.
Written 1 August 2020
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gary
1 contribution
Oct 2019
We traveled the gulf coast from texas to old town florida from october 19 thru the 29th. We decided to get some fishing in in Appalachicola, and were fortunate to call on jack frye's guide service first shot.He got back to us in less than 20 minutes from our text request, and were set up with a time and place for the next day. All handled professionally and easy to understand. We showed up at the dock to find a very nice catamaran bay boat outfitted very nicely for the trip, and all the fishing tackle ,in good repair, that we could possibly need. It didn't take very long to realize that Jack has an amazing depth of knowledge of the waters there, and truly loves what he is doing. The fact that he grew up there probably has alot to do with that!! We truly enjoyed our time on the water, and it was over too soon. So, I had no option but to come back a day or so later and do it again. Jack is a true professional and an honorable man, and I would encourage anyone who is looking for a great time to give him a try!! Thanks again Jack!! Gary and Marie Gebert.
Written 3 November 2019
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Thanks again Mr Gary! I look forward to seeing you guys again for a great trip. Travel safe my new friends. Untill next time🎣
Written 4 November 2019
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scotty G
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Family
We booked a trip for his my sons birthday and he cancelled at the last minute. We drove down and got a hotel room to go fishing the next morning. We confirmed and booked 3 weeks in advance. My son was looking forward to it for his birthday. He text us while having dinner and because we did not respond he cancelled. You can't text someone at 8:30 pm the night before the trip, and because they don't respond by 10 pm, 1.5 hours later and then cancel the trip on them. That is completely unprofessional. I would not trust confirmation by this Captain Jack. Thanks for spoiling my sons birthday gift.
Written 13 October 2019
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This guy books a trip 3 weeks ago from this date. All of my clients get a RSVP with all of the details for the trip reserved. In that RSVP it states call or text me when you arrive in town. So 3 weeks passes and I haven't heard from Scott Gavin. Ive been in business for 20 years and can count clients like this on 2 fingers. I've had no shows 5 different times in 2019 and you Scott Gatlin fitted the I'm not showing up group and not call and cancel. So I text you. Are you ready for our trip in the morning @ 8:30pm the day before. NO Answer. I left another text at 10:45pm no answer. I left another text stating I would not be at the dock if you didn't answer by the time I went to bed. You didn't! you showed no interest in making sure that the weather was correct or the fishing was good for your birthday fishing trip your concern was absolutely zero. my TripAdvisor is a 5-star business and has always been a good business for anybody and everybody but there's always that one out of the group that has to make life miserable for everyone. I got up that morning saw where you had text we were still in the morning hours and our trip cuz still have went on I did not cancel on you I just was not going to be at the dock and have not heard from you you were inconsiderate to me you costed me money and I had another trip to go offshore if you didn't show up so you costed me money and you went on my trip advisor in blasting me for your mistakes. Anyone that has been with me knows the truth and we'll see through your story in a heartbeat. next time you want to plan something for you kid make sure you follow through with what you're doing I would for mine. when I made contact with this man I offered him half off the trip for the confusion and it was still his fault this man declined he had already put stuff on my TripAdvisor before I could even make contact with him that morning about a fishing trip and booked another trip. I did not cancel on you I told you that I would not be at the dock if I haven't heard from you so you could have waited for me to get up that morning and see if you had text me but you was irrational you went over my head and no I would decline service to people like you. out of the 250 people that I've had this year book trips always called and contacted me when they were in town and you are the only one that did not do this so I don't feel sorry for your trip getting cancelled and anything else happened to you during this time you caused. Next time read your information and your trip may go more smoothly for you.
Written 14 October 2019
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Kristie G
Livingston, TN56 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Had an awesome trip with Captain Jack! The shells were amazing but seeing all the sea life was even better. Would definitely recommend taking a trip with Captain Jack. We will definitely be back!
Written 14 August 2019
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Thank you guys we had a blast together hope I see you guys next year !
Written 14 October 2019
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BWilliams
1 contribution
Jun 2019 • Family
On our first visit to St. George Island, we made a great decision selecting Captain Jack as our guide for an afternoon fishing trip in Apalachicola Bay. He immediately put my teenage son and his friend on keeper triple tails. Later, he made a run to give the boys a chance at some redfish, and he delivered with each of them catching some big redfish and a few trout. Not only did Captain Jack put us on the fish, he is a great teacher and has an amazing knowledge of the area.

Captain Jack made lifelong memories for our group, and we look forward to fishing with him as soon as we can get back to the St. George area.
Written 11 June 2019
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Thank you guys for such an awesome response. I had a great time putting you guys on the fish and seeing you guys have a great time together I love making memories with you guys and even more so seeing you again next year. Thank you safe travels hope you guys have a great year
Written 14 October 2019
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Alexis B
3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
What a great day on the water with Captain Jack! He took my 8 year old son and I out today for my sons first salt water fishing trip. My son was excited and a little nervous about his first trip, but Captain Jack put his nerves at ease with a fun and educational experience! I would recommend Captain Jack to anyone looking to book a trip in this area. We are looking forward to our next trip!
Written 11 July 2018
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Thank you guys for giving me a chance and showing you a good time. I enjoy taking the kids out is important to me to get this generation of kids out in nature it's important for us to show the kids how we grew up as kids.Conservation is a big thing in my business so I like teaching kids how all of that works while they're on the boat with me I enjoyed our experience together hope you guys have a great year come back and see me in 20 20 thank you.
Written 14 October 2019
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