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“Unethical Vendor”

Alaskan Adventures Unlimited
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We booked a day fishing with Mel on the Bold Eagle Aug 2016. The weather report was a gale warning. The report was for 9 -11 ft seas. The whole harbor cancelled. We were told what a rough day we would have. But even with a gale warning we were told the trip was not canceled. This was to ensure we had to pay for cancellation. Do not book with this crook. 9 ft seas are not safe. We paid $250 to show up and be told everyone else has canx for safety, but we will take you if you are stupid enough to go. Since we said no. We were charged a fee. You can fund an honest Captain. I suggest you do so.

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

This is an unethical company. They tell you upfront that they will fish in poor weather and that if they cannot fish in the Gulf of Alaska they give you the option to fish inside protected areas, and that if you decide to not fish under these conditions, you will forfeit $50.00/person of the charter price conditions.

What they don't tell you is that they will take you out to the Gulf of Alaska, pretending it is fishable and that they don't know the sea conditions until they get out there. This way you are on the hook for the full price of the charter. This is exactly what happened to us in July 2016. Took us 3 hrs to get out, fished for 45 mins in such hi seas that the anchor couldn't hold. Then had to run back which took 4 hrs due to 10 + ft seas, and once in protected areas, only had 1/2 hr to fish. Needless to say my wife and I caught nothing due to not enough fishing time. We also got pounded to death in the boat. I called Mel to complain who would not make any price adjustment, claiming you can't know the conditions until you are out there. If that is true, why write in the agreement that if too rough to go out, you have option to not fish and forfeit 50.00? This company is greedy and out for your money and not in any way looking out for you.

3  Thank spotfin
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

I highly recommend the Halibut Grove. As a local Alaskan I have been out on charters several times, but I must say that Jason and Seth made this trip a huge success. They kept us on fish the whole time and we're friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We almost limited out on all species we were fishing for. We came back with nice halibut, rockfish, and huge ling cod. It was an exceptional trip and I definitely will try to book another trip with them! Thanks guys for a job well done.

2  Thank MedicG
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Reviewed 21 September 2014

Went fishing with Capt Seth - a friend and her elderly father and my elderly father. On the boat was a very pretty young woman and her dad that we didn't know. Can't blame young Seth but he was extremely helpful to the young woman and not very helpful to our party. The young woman pulled in many fish he hooked and none or maybe one that she did. He said he was in college and "would have to get a real job". ....Young Seth when your party is paying you as much as we did.....it is a real job. Our catch was good despite his attention elsewhere and we enjoyed the trip. Our fathers should have had more of your attention. Respect your elders not your hormones.

5  Thank BlueFalconRidge
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

This was our second trip to Valdez for fishing charters. The first time there we were on the Otter Dodger and the dewas extremely unprofessional and the customers were treated like jerks. This time though we were on the Halibut Grove captained by Seth Grove and had an awesome time! Seth worked his butt off to make sure we caught fish. We brought home Lingcod, black rockfish, halibut, and yellow eye. We will definitely book with the Halibut Grove again!

5  Thank JCTC411
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