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Top Notch Charters – Lobster Excursions


Top Notch Charters – Lobster Excursions

2 Prince Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

For a top-notch lobster, boat tour experience AND a delicious dinner, this boat charter is the real deal and provides an authentic Prince Edward Island experience. Owned and operated by Captain Mark Jenkins and his brother Cody, this boat tour gives visitors a glimpse into the lobster and fishing industry on Prince Edward Island.

Hop aboard the 45-foot Top Notch, which is an actual lobster fishing boat used by Jenkins to fish during lobster season, and listen to Jenkins’ stories of big catches, lobster conservation and the life cycle of a lobster. Did you know a lobster sheds its shell numerous times throughout its lifetime?

Take a turn at driving the boat, catch a buoy to haul up a crab or lobster trap and band a lobster claw. This fourth-generation lobster fishing family has the lobster knowledge and experience to share with visitors, but also entertains with fun and unbelievable tales from the sea. The two-hour tour ends with a delicious lobster dinner for guests to enjoy at picnic tables right on the boat. A plastic cover atop the boat also protects visitors from any weather elements, but still allows great views of the PEI coastline. Remember it can always be a few degrees cooler on the water, so dress accordingly.

Giant Bluefin Tuna Charters are also available aboard the Top Notch. Strap into the chair, hook into the rod and enjoy this catch and release, sport fishing experience. Tuna charters are $1,250 for the boat and six people maximum. Call to schedule.

July and August, daily sailings at 10:30 a.m. (no lobster dinner included), 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. A minimum of four people are needed to go out on each charter and guests may be asked to alter their sailing time to accommodate this.

$45 for 10:30 a.m. sailing with no lobster dinner included, $80 for sailings that include lobster dinner. Twelve people maximum are permitted on each charter.

Lobster dinner, along with a roll, potato salad, cole slaw and a non-alcoholic beverage are included in the experience. Beer can also be purchased onboard.

There is no designated parking area for Top Notch; however, street parking and paid lots surround the area.