April 23rd, 2017
We want to thank all of you for a fun time. Although the weather and fish were not cooperative, we still had a blast. And thanks to the Captain for trying. Can’t wait to book our next trip. You guys rock..... And as per my buddy, kudos to the cook. He makes a mean cheeseburger. LOL. Guess I will have to get me one next time.
December 5th, 2016
Wonderful welcoming staff as soon as we got to the dock! Very helpful and spot on with putting us right on the fish, thanks Captain! A special thank you to Steve, Frank, and Harold who were on top of it all and were extremely friendly and personable. Highly suggest Miss Belmar Princess! Thanks for a wonderful experience.
November 30th, 2016
My second trip on the boat yesterday was AMAZING!
The crew is extremely friendly and willing to help you out, with no signs of being frustrated. From checking on your rod's integrity to untangling lines to helping you dock your fish, someone is always there to help.
Also, their main concern is making sure everyone gets a fish to bring home. After landing some blues, my fiancé and I were gifted two slot stripers to take home!
The captain wasted no time. If the fish left, he moved us on top of more fish immediately.
The boat is clean and comfortable, adding to an awesome fishing experience.
November 17th, 2016
I was fishing aboard Miss Belmar yesterday and even though I wasn't lucky enough to catch a fish, the captain did an outstanding job and went above and beyond in his attempt to ensure everyone aboard had a chance to land the big one. Shout out to the mates being very helpful. No fish for me but a GREAT TRIP!
November 15th, 2016
This was my first time out fishing, and the crew on the Miss Belmar made the experience top notch! I can't wait to come back down and catch more fish than the boys that brought me! Thanks fellas for making it such an incredible day!
November 14th, 2016
We had a blast. The crew was awesome. Both of my daughters had a blast. I highly recommend for families of all ages.
November 6th, 2016
This was the best fishing trip I've been on so far! It wasn't too crowded and if you got tangled, the staff was not annoyed getting you free. Also, they will stay out a little longer if the fish are biting!
November 4th, 2016
Great time yesterday. Captain and crew were great and very helpful. The bacon egg and cheese sandwich was the best!
October 17th 2016
The captain certainly knows where the big fish are. Sometimes you have a bad day but most of the time you limit out on blues and stripers on a good day.
October 13th, 2016
We had a great time last Friday on our annual fishing trip! Your crew is great to work with; they always make sure we enjoy ourselves.
Thanks again for a great fishing day!
Mary Ellen Ramirez
October 11th, 2016
Took my dad out yesterday for his 50th birthday. It was both our first time deep sea fishing so we really didn't know what we were doing. The crew was a great help and very easy to talk to. The boat had a nice crowd on it but there was plenty of room to fish. The captain moved us 3 times depending on where the pod went. Although we only caught 1 fish between us, we had a terrific time and hope to return soon. We came from Allentown, PA and the drive was well worth it!
October 4th, 2016
Great time, great crew! Can't wait to do it again!
October 2nd, 2016
We were three first timers out for a birthday celebration and absolutely loved it. We had zero idea of what we were supposed to be doing, but the crew made it an amazing day. Setting up our tackle, helping with tips and demonstrations, landing a fish for my buddy's girlfriend and letting her reel it in, then doing the same for some kids there. Awesome time. Very affordable and would definitely go again.
September 25th, 2016
Great boat and crew. We drove in from Brooklyn to fish with them. The crew are awesome and are always there to help. The boat is clean and has a lot of room in the galley. This boat is fast and gets to spots a lot faster than the other guys. That means more time to fish. They have hot food and snacks. Over all I try and get a trip in a few times a month. Well worth it.
September 23rd, 2016
Went on the Miss Belmar last year and again yesterday. Great bunch of people to go with and very helpful. Was great time and can’t wait to go again!!
Abby Piatti Reid
September 15th, 2016
Janet, Frank Leddy and I just wanted to thank the Miss Belmar staff, and you, for a terrific day yesterday. The boat which is great for individuals, small or medium size groups and the four hour trip were first rate making multiple stops with a variety of fish. We look forward to seeing you soon and down the road for more adventures.
Rob Marshall – Wayne, New Jersey
September 2nd, 2016
A Great Family Experience!!!! I have two young boys that I took out and the staff could not do enough to make it a great time for them. We have been back several times.... Thank you to the Crew!!!
August 26th, 2016
A Great Family Experience!!!! I have two young boys that I took out and the staff could not do enough to make it a great time for them. We have been back several times.... Thank you to the Crew!!!"
August 10th, 2016
My son is 8 and has wanted to go sea fishing for the longest time. I finally got around to booking a trip with the great folks on the Miss Belmar Princess. The entire experience was AMAZING.
For a short review- it is well worth the time and money; we did the 8 hour excursion and were thrilled with the experience.
For a longer version- it was my son, my wife and me. None of us had any experience fishing. The crew was very helpful. They helped us get our rods setup; we bought jigs from them on the boat ($6). For those of you who don't know fishing; the jig is the "thing" you use instead of bait to attract and hook the fish. So if you don't own any equipment- all you need for this fishing tour is sunscreen and water to stay hydrated. The boat itself is huge. The center portion of the boat is covered and they have a galley with a simple menu (burgers, breakfast sandwiches etc). The outer portions of the boat have rails along which you store your rod when not in use.
The crew and the captain do their best to bring you to areas of the bay where there are the most fish; and they pretty much won't quit until you get to areas where the fish are biting like crazy. The crew members are very experienced anglers and they were very helpful in teaching us technique, and in some cases even hooking the fish and then allowing some of us newbies to reel them in. There is definitely a lot to it, but they were all really cool. We ended up with four huge fish that they filleted for us right on the boat.
I really cannot say enough how great the entire trip was. The crew, the boat, the whole experience. I know we will be back. Also the entire experience is very family friendly and kids are welcomed and treated like stars. That said though it is also fun for adults, if you have a group of guys who want to hit some brews and spend a day on the ocean, this is for you as well. I can't wait for the next trip out with these guys.
August 2nd, 2016
Once again, had an awesome time this past Saturday. Rain held out for the most part. You guys rock. Especially the deck hands. Always so friendly and helpful.
July 21st, 2016
To Steve and all of the crew of Miss Belmar Princess - thank you for the best time. My son and I had a great time and you folks really went out of your way to make our trip a lot of fun. We will be back.... OFTEN!!!
Nandu Abe Shenoy
July 20th, 2016
Had a great day and met some great people. The guys that worked the boat were a great help, thanks guys. Wish I was better with names. The deck hand that is a math teacher in Belmar High School was a great guy. Hope he hits me up as a friend on the book. Two thumbs up!
June 26th, 2016
I went on my first fishing trip Friday with my brother. I was not sure what to expect or even what to do. My worries were quickly cast aside once I met the mates and crew. Chris and the other guys were incredible. This crew made us feel like we have known them forever. Bucky not only makes the best bacon egg and cheese sandwich, he is a great guy! Best hugs ever! I can't say enough about this crew. I caught 2 blues and my brother 4. We are already planning our next trip out. The drive from VA was definitely worth it! Thank you for such a wonderful experience, a memory I will always have with my brother!! See you again soon!
Kelly Gordon Wince
June 25th, 2016
The Miss Belmar Princess is a great choice if you're looking to go out on a charter boat. They have great crew who are willing to help you out. From tying jigs to bringing your catch aboard the ship. The thing that makes me recommend them is that they do the best they can to help you (I got out fished by my girlfriend because of this). So, if you're inexperienced, I'd say tag along with Miss Belmar Princess.
Thanks for the awesome time everyone!
June 23rd, 2016
I went out today, the mates were excellent, although the fishing was slow. The captain went all out to find fish, more so than any boat I've been on! Can't say we didn't try! Awesome day on the sea!
June 17th, 2016
I've had a great time each time I've been out on the Miss Belmar; once for blue fishing (and praying for a striper underneath) and once for stripers. Both times the trips were successful and the crew and mates were helpful, funny and had us laughing -- and learning -- before the crack of dawn! It doesn't get better than Santa's breakfast sandwiches. I'll never go on another boat again!
Blue Bell Driving School
May 22nd, 2016
Went out on Sunday 5/22 and had a total blast. The crew -- per usual -- was awesome, helpful and a pretty decent source of comedy. ;) Steve managed to untangle lines like a magician, and Harvey was a huge help to us as well! From Bucky....we got awesome breakfast sandwiches and lots of guilty laughs...as everyone should, from Santa. But seriously guys, thank you for making another awesome trip come together and we will be back again and then some more!
May 14th, 2016
This boat is always clean and the crew helpful. They give honest fishing results good or bad!
May 13th, 2016
Took my two ten year olds and had an awesome time. The crew was very helpful and patient with my first time fishermen. I'd highly recommend this. It was a great experience.
May 12th, 2016
It was a great day. The crew was always there to help an inexperienced old guy. Caught a bunch of fish and gave them to daughters friend who is a local chef. Great time & I got to look like a good guy. The chef was a hero. Doesn't get any better.
May 10th, 2016
Just finished fishing on Miss Belmar Princess and I had an absolute blast with both the crew and fellow fisherman. The trip was much more than what I had expected, being how inexpensive it was. They had it all including; rods, reels, jigs, great food (egg and bacon sandwich was amazing) and most of all an amazing staff. The crew members made it a point to go out of their way to help you feel comfortable with your level of fishing. They removed fish from lines and encouraged you with positive coaching and enthusiasm. One thing I would say is to do the fish pool. I did not and wished I had. At the end of the trip they take your largest fish on the dock and weigh it on a tipping scale against the current biggest fish. Even if you do not win, the spectacle of it would be worth it. People gather around and watch from the dock as one fisher goes lb for lb against another and the crew makes it entertaining. I was able to bring in 3 bluefish and would recommend this trip to anyone looking for some laughs and a great day of fishing.
April 4th, 2016
The Captains work so hard to bring us close to large pockets of fish and then help us reel in the big ones.
April 3rd, 2016
The Captain always goes the extra mile to find the fish and makes you wanting to come back for more. The crew works just as hard too. When you leave the boat you're already planning on the next trip! If you want to have a great experience and your best shot at catching fish, look no further because this is the best boat in the fleet!
April 3rd, 2016
The boat is clean and comfortable, even in the winter season when I use it. The captain does his best to put you on the fish, and the mates are always helpful and friendly and willing to share some of their "secrets" and opinions with you. Even on days when the fishing is less than spectacular, I always have a great time and never regret going out, full fish box or not.
Pioneer at Sea
April 2nd, 2016
I first went on a fishing trip on Miss Belmar Princess about ten years ago and my overall experience was great, not to mention how good the fishing was. I since go almost every other weekend during the summer and take my son with me. Soon he will be off to start his path of his life as a man, but in the mean time, we bond with these trips and create memories.
April 2nd, 2016
One of the best fishing experiences. Great captain and crew.
April 1st, 2016
I have been blue fishing for 22 years and I've been on the princess 15 times. In my eyes the princess is the best boat in NJ. I'll be on the princess again this year. I can't wait. It’s always a good time.
March 30th, 2016
Captain always goes out of his way to put us on fish! Many times staying out later rather than just rushing back to the dock.
March 29th, 2016
The boat has a lot of room for all to enjoy fishing. The crew is very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The captain is good at putting you on the fish and making it a good day out on the water.
March 28th, 2016
Crew is very helpful and the captain always finds fish. This doesn't mean fish always bite, but never the less, it's a good day out and well worth the money.
May 27th, 2016
Great option for a day trip. They have a mix of pros and beginners. The crew is friendly and helpful with all ages. The boat is clean, big and fast...so you can't beat it!
May 26th, 2016
We have a blast every time we go out on the Miss Belmar Princess. We don't always catch fish but the mates make sure its fun. I would recommend the princess for fishing trips with kids.
May 26th, 2016
I have been blue fishing for 22 years and I've been on the princess 15 times. In my eyes, the princess is the best boat in NJ. I'll be on the princess again this year. Can't wait, always a good time.
March 8th, 2016
We had a great time. I brought my 3 year old son and 8 year old daughter. Crew was great and boat was very clean. By the way, make sure to try the homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches. They were awesome.
March 8th, 2016
I've never encountered a problem on the Princess. From the very first I boarded and had a faulty fishing line, the captain let me use a boat rod to fish with and I've been sailing with them ever since. I always feel at home and very comfortable when I sail the Princess. That's the vessel for me and I have had friends come along for night blues and would still recommend the Belmar Princess.
January 26th, 2016
Great captain and crew. They really try to find the fish, and when they do, they are great helping you. Definitely would recommend fishing on their boat.
“Danville, PA man”
December 11th, 2015
The Miss Belmar Princess is the BEST and the only boat that I will ever fish on!! I have been fishing on the Miss Belmar Princess for 10-15 years now. Captain Lenny is the best captain on the whole east coast. If you are not catching fish, Captain Lenny moves until you find the fish!! He is the best and he is a class act as well. Always treats me like family. The entire crew is also the very best. Every time I go fishing on the Miss Belmar Princess, the entire crew makes me feel like family. Bucky is also the best cook around. So, from Captain Lenny, to Harold, to John, to Dave, to Bucky, and even cranky Frank, they are by far the best crew ever!! I love fishing on the Miss Belmar Princess!!
December 5th, 2015
I have been going with these guys all year and let me tell you, this years crew is really good. They are there for you when you need them and won't crowd you if you know what your doing. If you don't, they take the time to show you and then make sure your doing it right. The event, to go fishing on the Princess isn't just to fish it's to pleasantly enjoy the ocean. I have been turned into a loyalist with these guys. If the fish are there they'll put u on them. If they aren't biting; they'll do their best to find ones that do for you.
Brian Hiker-Sevens Schweikert
November 12th, 2015
This is the 5th year with you and wouldn't think of changing. 1st class service. Keep up the good work and see you next year.
November 12th, 2015
Fished until my arms fell off. Go to the gym for a month before getting on the Princess. Tight lines.
November 6th, 2015
Ahhh man. Captain was on top of the blues allllllll dayyyyyyyy loooooonnnnnnggggg. I don't think y'all hear me, I think I just found a new boat home. I didn't sit down all day and the mates were on point with the gaft. Food was cooked on board good. Couldn’t get better than that. Two thumbs up guys.
Carl Lilsnoop Parker
October 29th, 2015
I don't fish salt water often, but when I do, the Miss Belmar Princess is my boat of choice. The boat is clean; the mates are helpful and the captain works hard to find fish. I also believe their reports are honest - when they've had a bad day, they say so. Over they years, I've caught a bunch of nice bluefish and stripers on this boat.
October 11th, 2015
I loved the service! The crew was extremely nice and helpful! Would definitely fish aboard again.
October 9th, 2015
The crew was on point and attentive. Great vibe on board. Got a good number of blues (thought I caught nuttin'!) Great time out on the open waters... and the beautiful day didn't hurt either!
September 8th, 2015
Had a blast with my dad and brother. I caught two skates and so did a few others with some sea robins and small sand sharks mostly. It was a few days after a storm so water was too churned up. But nevertheless… Had a great time and staff and crew was great! Would highly recommend and can't wait to go again.
August 26th, 2015
Thank you for making my boys first boat fishing trip such a great and positive experience. The entire crew was super nice and a special thanks to Chris who was so available to help them out!
July 14th, 2015
WOW! What an awesome experience on Miss Belmar Princess. The crew was friendly, entertaining, and very helpful, especially Phil, who was by our side the entire time, giving us lots of attention and help when needed. It was so exciting catching all those fish. One of my sons caught the biggest one of the day! Thank goodness I had brought a nice big cooler to put it in. Thanks to everyone on the Miss Belmar Princess for a GREAT TIME! My family and I can't wait to come on board again. Once again, thank you!
Donna Cimino Pineiro
July 13th, 2015
Second time out! First for my son, we had a blast!!!
July 1st, 2015
I recently moved to California but when I come to visit the east coast again this will be the first boat I will always be on. Great captain, great crew and I never had a bad experience on this boat yet. I love this boat and I do miss all the people on the Miss Belmar Princess. Thank you for everything always, Alan.
June 30th, 2015
I just wanted to thank all the staff on this boat. I had a really great time and there is one person who I need to thank the most, and that person is Drew. I am thanking him because he helped me when I needed help, and he stayed with us when we needed help, and he was very nice to stay there and help us and to have the patience. Again, thank you very much. I had a great time.
June 24th, 2015
I can not say enough about our experience on the Miss Belmar Princess. We had a group of fathers and sons that came down from the north to enjoy some time together. We were greeted at the slip and taken on-board for us to choose our spot. During the day, the mates appeared mysteriously at the time of a birds nest on reel. One of the only boats you can see in or outside of the windows. Day was great. Especially when they had an option to go up top to the lounge chairs. What great memories. This boat has a great team. Thanks guys! Number one boat on the Jersey Shore 2015.
P.S. They have great t-shirts for sale. Ask to see them.
May 19th, 2015
As a former Golden Eagle fisherman, your Captain and mates go above and beyond to give you a chance to catch fish. The mates are always willing to help in any way. Yes there are times when the fish are there but won't bite, but that's nobody's fault. I have to say it's night and day from your boat and others and that's what keeps me and my group coming back each time from PA.
April 21st, 2015
Great crew, very professional and polite! I would recommend to everyone!!!
April 20th, 2015
Best boat ever! Captain Lenny is a monster of that water!
April 20th, 2015
This is the first boat I started fishing on in 1971 and it's still the best ever! And I go out on a lot of party boats.
March 20th, 2015
Top notch captains & crew. First time on boat was 1990, last time is when I expire! The best blue fishing on the coast! Looking forward to the season!
January 6th, 2015
Thank you for providing us with a good safe boat for our pleasure and enjoyment. I for one will always sail on the Miss Belmar Princess or go home if I have to. When you find a home with a built in Family it is a blessing that come from above. Good times are always available, catching fish is the big bones. If it is an off day and the fish are laughing at us trying to catch them so be it. The fisherman on your right or left shoulder is there to help and share some pleasant conversation. The fare you pay for the day fishing is nothing compared to all you receive in return. Sail on Miss Belmar Princess and may God always be with us and protect us always.
Bob Ryba and Family
January 5th, 2015
This is one of the best, if not the best run company on the water. From the Captain to the Cook and all the mates, they are very professional and kind to all. If you've never gone fishing then I would recommend going on the Miss Belmar Princess. It is 120 ft. long and has 3 engines with approximately 2,100 horsepower and his/her own washrooms.
Best boat in Belmar!
January 5th, 2015
I've been on your boat a few times and had a great time! Thank you Captain Alan and the crew. Keep up the good work!
October 28th, 2014
I am writing to compliment Captain Lenny of the Miss Belmar Princess. I went out fishing on Tuesday. October 28th on the day run for stripers and blues. Although the fish weren't cooperating, the captain kept urging the patrons to move their jigs to facilitate action, that they weren't bait fishing. Using the locator to find where the fish were, he kept moving the boat the various locations to offer the best opportunities. Although the boat was scheduled to return at 2:30 PM, he kept the trip going until at least 4:00 PM to insure that everyone on board had the opportunity to catch something. In all, his dedication to your customers was exemplary, and he is a credit to your organization. Captain Lenny insured that this fisherman, for one, will be returning to the Miss Belmar Princess for another day at sea.
Thank you for your time.
October 16th, 2014
The captain and mates gave us a great day out!! I would recommend this to everyone who is even slightly interested in this trip!! Two thumbs up!!
September 30th, 2014
Me and some great friends went fishing with you on Tuesday, September 30th. We had an awesome time! Captain Lenny put us on the fish the whole time! Thanks for a great day and trip! We will be back!
September 16th, 2014
I have only fished a couple times this year and I made it on your boat 2 times. I would like to tell you your email updates are great and hopefully you keep them going. Your website is a thing of beauty with the pictures and summary. Hope to see you next year.
August 29th, 2014
Had a great time on yesterday afternoon’s trip on the Royal Miss Belmar. First time on this boat. Now, I have fished on every Miss Belmar since my very first trip night blue fishing on the pink boat back in July 1969 . I think that was your Grandfather’s boat, my first night fishing trip and the first ever blue fish I caught. I was 13 year’s old then. I have great memory of fishing on all the Miss Belmar’s! Thanks Alan. Will be taking my wife with me the next time I go on her!
August 27th, 2014
Dear Captain Alan,
I just wanted to thank you so very much for the wonderful experience my son and I had on your vessel. This was the first time my son has ever been deep sea fishing and because of your crew, he can't wait to hit the high seas again! Mr. Frank, Mr. Chris, and Mr. Gary were so wonderful. They took the time to help me and my son with tangled lines. They got us back fishing so quickly. Not only were they kind, but they were also very informative and educational. They showed us proper/more effective ways to bait our rods and then even told us the difference between types of fish. I can't say enough about them. They were AWESOME!
By the end of the day my son caught three fish! Unfortunately, he had to put them back in the ocean because of their size, but that experience was priceless. We look forward to coming back and visiting soon. Next time we plan to bring Dad and Sister with us!
Thank you again!
August 11th, 2014
We all had such a great time on the fishing trip Saturday afternoon! Thanks to your whole team for making it possible!
David & Young
August 11th, 2014
I would like to thank the Miss Belmar Princess for a great day of fishing today!! The Captain and crew are professional and really go out of their way to ensure everyone catches a fish.... which was no problem today!! LOL.. Thanks again.
July 13th, 2014
I wanted to thank the Captain and the crew of the Miss Belmar Princess for the wonderful trip on the fourth of July! My wife and I had so much fun despite the rain on the trip up to NYC. We can't wait to join you for next year's trip!
June 2nd, 2014
LOVE this BOAT and the CREW ... had a fantastic fishing day yesterday ... Our group pulled up 21 blues between the 4 of us not counting the rest of the boat ... See you in 2 weeks ... also, Karin is the BEST ...
CHRIS FROM PHILLY
May 29th, 2014
Great job by Captain Alan on an absolutely rough sea day! We had extremely tough seas for the first part of the day and then it calmed down as we chased the blues all day. We picked at them here and there and Captain Alan never stopped trying for us to get some "FISH ON". Almost everyone on the boat caught a few blues on this tough day. The deckhands were willing to help at all times. Brian was the deckhand in the back of the boat who helped us and he did a great job! We look forward to coming for a summer night trip with our group.
Jim M- Nazareth, Pa
May 18th, 2014
Had a great time yesterday with my buddy for his first time on the ocean. We both enjoyed it very much we will definitely be back for sure....
October 23rd, 2013
Just wanted to say thanks again for the hospitality you and your crew showed myself and my wife. I knew the ocean was going to be a little nasty so we took the ride down from CT to Belmar figuring the Jersey shore and a big boat would give us some comfort with a howling west wind.
After working on bluefish boats in Long Island for years, I’ve seen my share of good fishing and big fish, but never saw so many legit 20 pound fish, no joke. Your crew was excellent, always right there with a gaff, Lenny on point kept us on the fish all day and came down to help gaff when things got absurd with 20-25 fish on at a time.
My wife put the rod down around 11AM, she had enough, then picked it up again the last drift, caught one more about 17 pounds and said she must be absurd for torturing herself.....lol.
Again thank you. How your boat was run is how all should be run.
October 22nd, 2013
We had a GREAT TIME. The captain worked so hard to put us on fish. While the other boats were sitting in one spot, our captain moved every time the schools of fish moved. THANK YOU!
October 4th, 2013
Belmar Princess rules!! My father and I have been out twice in the past two years, both times we were hammering nasty big blues most of the day. What impressed me most though is the crew of the ship. Their level of professionalism, and their skill at assisting with every aspect of fishing was amazing! As a side bonus, we've always seemed to have a great group of guys along side us, never a rude guy or A hole in the group.
October 4th, 2013
We were on board yesterday. I just want to say "thanks" Captain & deck hands, you guys were great! We are ready to come back .... but back to work.
Michele Anders, PA
October 1st, 2013
Another wonderful day on your boat today! The day was absolutely already made from the whale sighting.
October 1st, 2013
Great boat! Used to go on it like crazy me and my brother and a big group of friends! Got lucky a couple of times and took home the pool ! Al is a great captain! Great crew!
September 13th, 2013
Yesterday was the first time on your boat. I was with the Benjamin Moore paints group. I fish quite a bit and this was one of the BEST days I have ever had! It was a frenzy there for a while and your crew handled it great! Thanks for an awesome day!
August 12th, 2013
I just wanted to let you know how much fun I've had on your boat. I've spoken to Karin a few times over the phone as well as Alan and I can only say wonderful things. I made my way up to Miss Belmar last summer and had a blast and have been there twice in the past 3 weeks and am already planning another trip up. First off, I want to commend you on your crew, Scott is terrific as well as Matt who helped us out a lot!!! There was another kid, I can't recall his name, but he works the late night blue trips and goes to school in Massachusetts if that helps? I just wanted to thank you all because I think the way you run your business in commendable and I love your boats!!! Hope this finds you well.
August 8th, 2013
Dear Alan Shinn and the entire Crew of The Miss Belmar,
My mother and friends of ours decided to come to the Jersey Shore for a visit with my boyfriend Mark Wyzykowski, and myself. They showed an interest in fishing so Mark said we should all go on one of his favorite party boats, The Miss Belmar. Mark explained to everybody that he has sailed with your boat many times and it has always been a wonderful experience. Boy, was he ever so right! We all had one of the most wonderful experiences, one that we shall never forget. The entire crew and the experience to us "1st timers" was just awesome. As my mother said to Bucky as she was leaving, "We will be back!"
As soon as we pulled up in our cars, and even before leaving the dock, we were greeted by members of the crew and they treated us like we were all old friends, helping us set up our poles and informing us as to where we can keep our belongings and assuring us that nothing will be disturbed by anyone but us which made us so very comfortable. During the course of our experience, Captain Lenny welcomed us up to the Wheel House for a tour. It was so kind of him to explain all of the fishing electronics and their purpose and it made our experience ever more interesting. We really enjoyed the tour he gave us, we felt so at home.
Bucky, is a gem to your crew who makes great french toast by the way. :) He treated my mother and all of us with such with such kindness, including letting her reel in a fish, and helping her and talking to her, she really enjoyed the entire experience. Your 2 crewmates Johnny, and I can't remember the other gentleman’s name, I think it was Steve (who has the awesome tattoo on his back) were so very helpful and understanding, including when my friend Jane hooked a huge stingray and they kept that thing on the line for 2 1/2 rounds on the boat. My friend Jane was awestruck on how helpful your crew members were.
All in all our experience and time on your boat was just fantastic and we will definitely be back very soon. Wow, my mother was so relaxed on your boat that she even took a nap lol, and for her to be able to do that you can tell that she was very happy and relaxed where she was.
Your entire crew should be commended for a Job Well Done!
In closing, may I ask that you forward this letter to all of the members of your crew, and that my boyfriend Mark gets a big kiss from me for recommending such a wonderful experience with such a wonderful boat. Please continue to keep up the fine work, as I am sure you will, as we are looking forward to our next trip which will be real soon.
August 6th, 2013
Thanks for a great trip, it could not have been better. The crew was excellent and so was the weather and the fish cooperated was well. See you soon.
Tom Staten Island, NY
August 2nd, 2013
I wanted to say thank you for making my wife's surprise 40th 'sunset cruise' a great night. The boat was spotlessly cleaned as you said it would be and the crew was courteous and helpful as you said they would be. But ultimately, it was your professionalism and expert boat handling during not so ideal weather conditions that made the evening a huge success. We had a blast and most definitely in the near future will be back on the Royal Miss Belmar or the Princess for another cruise or fishing! With much gratitude I say thank you.
Patrick Reilly, Avon-by-the-Sea
July 17th, 2013
My name is Dave Flores out of Reading, PA. I just wanted to thank you guys for some of the best blue fishing I ever had last night! I brought four guys with me and we caught 59 blues!!!!! The captain was great! He put us on the fish and made sure every one caught fish and had lots of fun!! He even chummed for a while when the mates were too busy gaffing fish. You don't see that very often! The rest of the crew did an excellent job helping everyone and landing the fish! Excellent night of jumbo blues! I’ll be back for sure and I’ll be bringing more friends along with me!!!!!! Great fun, great crew and an excellent Captain!!! It's great to see someone knows how to catch them!! I myself caught my limit and also caught a few more for my buddies, 24 to be exact!! Thanks again for a great night of fishing!!
July 15th, 2013
I just wanted to drop you a note,
I took my son (7 ½) for his first time fishing on a party boat and we both loved it. We caught some skates, small fluke, small sea bass, sea robin and then came the keepers. We caught one sea bass keeper then 4 more. I probably won’t rent him a pole next time, it was too heavy for him to maneuver but I would hook something and hold it so he could reel it in. it worked out perfectly. He actually caught a sea robin legit yesterday, fishing by himself and reeled it in himself.
The crew was great, always around and always very helpful and would show my son the different types of fish and where to hold them. He loved it, we both did, so much that he wanted to go back in the afternoon.
Again, thanks for a great trip and we will definitely be back for more.
Rebecca and Kyan (son) Dohn from East Brunswick, NJ
July 11th, 2013
Myself, my brother and my nephew were out on a trip with you guys on Tuesday, July 9th. We had a really great time. The crew was excellent and it was fun getting into so many blues. We went on the trip for my nephews birthday and being that it was his first time out he really had a blast. Thanks for a great trip, we will definitely be back for more!
July 8th, 2013
I just want to say thank you to the Miss Belmar Princess, Alan Shinn and Frank Messina for a great weekend of fishing. Greg Marter, Jennifer Sturges and Eric Montijo had a great time. Thank you guys once again. See you guys soon!
June 27th, 2013
We had a great time yesterday on the Royal Miss Belmar. The crew was great and were there to help you. My kids and nephews can't wait to go again. They had a great time with their Grandfather and each other. Looking forward to the posting of their pictures on your site. My son Erik even won the pool! We will be down again.
June 16th, 2013
I would just like to thank you for an awesome day on your boat today. Your crew and Captain were very helpful. Your one mate with the white glasses, I think his name was DJ, was working our section of the boat. He was very polite to our group and worked very hard taking our rookie tangles out. He was great to my kids, hooked fish for them all day even hooked a keeper for us. I will be back on your boat in the first week of August hoping to catch a few more keepers this time. I will definitely suggest this boat to friends and family.
Thank you sooo much for a fun day on the Royal Miss Belmar! See ya’ in August!!
May 2nd, 2013
April 30th was a great fishing trip with a great crew.... It was my first striped bass fishing trip and I really enjoyed it.....THANKS!
May 1st, 2013
Great trip yesterday and thanks again Capt. Lenny. Eric and I have found our boat out of Belmar now and it's the Princess!
April 2nd, 2013
I absolutely cannot wait to go on the overnight fishing on the Miss Belmar Princess again. Hands down the best fishing experiences of my life along with the most helpful and friendly staff imaginable. From your faithful customer from Philadelphia. I will be down alot this summer with you guys. See y'all soon!
December 18th, 2012
First of all, I would like to personally thank you folks for the wonderful memories I received when I brought my 12 year old grandson and his friend on a night trip for blues this summer. We had a wonderful time and caught lots of fish. We are looking forward to coming out for stripers this fall. I am a brother to Carl Martin who has been bringing supplies to your boat for the hurricane victims. We will be heading out again Thursday morning with water, cleaning supplies, some clothing, and of course our prayers. Our church folks have been overwhelming with their gifts.
Again, thanks for doing what you are doing.
November 28th, 2012
Dear Captain Alan and Crew,
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you Happy Holidays and also thank you for bringing a pleasure of fishing into our life.
We started deep sea fishing with Miss Belmar about 2 years ago. Usually there are 2 of us: my 11 year old son and myself. There was not one single time when we came home without catching anything. The team is friendly and very professional. The organization of the process is excellent which makes every trip an enjoyable event.
Thanks for being there and best of luck!
Oxana and Joseph Kats
October 25th, 2012
To the Captain of the Miss Belmar Princess,
I would like to compliment you and your crew, especially Mike, for making our trip on Wednesday one to remember. My two sons and I took the 7:30 a.m. trip and we truly had a great time. Mike, working our side of the boat, was full of fishing tips and patience. Several times we got tangled up, lost jigs and needed help pulling in some great Blues and Striped Bass and Mike was right there to help. The day was highlighted by my younger son Ryan pulling in his first catch of the day at 1:15 p.m., a 27.66 lb Striped Bass which won the pool. Lunch and beers of course were on him. We will definitely sail with you again soon and I will highly recommend to anyone that wants a great day of fishing to go with The Miss Belmar Princess.
Thanks for a great day,
Sandy, Jason and Ryan Snyder Howell, NJ
October 22nd, 2012
That would be great! We were indeed out yesterday. My nephew & husband each caught....the great cook you have-(what a super nice crew you have all the way around!) let me “nail his fish”.... My nephew had a wonderful time-his 1st time for deep sea fishing.
We will be coming back as soon as we can. Appreciate you honoring the card discount. Your guys said the picture of my guys might be on the website too-gives nephew a big thrill! Thanks for being such a fun time for us over and over!
Warmly - Sharon & David Prudhomme
We had a great time last night. Between two people we caught 17 fish and the biggest fish was about 14 pounds. The mates were so helpful gaffing the fish. Also the captain was very helpful. We will definitely go out on the boat again.
September 25th, 2012
Hi Miss Belmar,
September 19th, 2012
My name is Megan Johansen and this past Saturday night I went fishing on the Miss Belmar. My family and I had so much fun on your ship. I would just like to thank you again for making this an amazing experience for everyone. You and your crew helped me out tremendously and I couldn't ask for better service. I know for a fact my family and I will be back soon!
Thank you again,
September 17th, 2012
It was a great night of fishing, warm weather and lots of blue fish. There was an additional view in the night. The column of light from the World Trade Center in NYC. We were at least 50 miles away and it was clear as a bell.
Bernie & Tim Smith
September 13th, 2012
Joe and I, and our friends Allyson and George, all had a great time Tuesday the 11th! We caught so many fish! Also, I'd like to compliment the captain and crew for being so kind, funny and so very hard-working. You have a great bunch of guys on Miss Belmar Princess. Thanks for an awesome day!
Helen Stachiotti Yost
September 12th, 2012
The crew was great, as was the Captain. I returned to work on Saturday afternoon at Princeton University and my coworkers were jealous that I went again....solo. They're planning a trip in 2 weeks. Well see you then.
September 12th, 2012
My son & I had great time last night!!!!!!! Kudos to the Captain and Sal and the guys. Hope to do 1 or 2 more night trips before the season ends.
September 4th, 2012
I want to express my deepest thanks to you and the crew of the Miss Belmar Princess for an excellent night of fishing. This was our 3rd trip this year and the experience gets better each time. The crew in this boat is the best, especially Captain Scott and deck hand Sal. From the time that the van pulled to the dock to the time we departed my Commander was highly impressed with the level of professionalism of your crew.
Thank You for a great trip!
Jose M Villegas
September 2nd, 2012
I just wanted to say THANK YOU for such a great fishing trip. Jesse was completely surprised and the crew was so helpful. We all had so much fun and will definitely be fishing with you again soon.
Thanks and take care,
August 30th, 2012
I just wanted to thank you!!! I took my son on today's trip, his first blue fish trip, and he had an awesome time!! Your mates, especially Jimmy helped us out sooo much. We'll definitely be back.
August 10th, 2012
Captain Lenny was working with the crew non-stop (as a good leader does) and I appreciate all the replacement hooks my son and I needed as the blues kept eating them!! We have continued our yearly summer tradition of fishing with you for many years, and this is the reason we continue coming back to board the fantastic Miss Belmar Princess!!! Thanks again to Captain Lenny and the entire crew!
Jesse Rosenbaum, Manalapan, NJ
August 7th, 2012
My wife and I had a great day this past Sunday and she asked to return. Not your average spouse! She asked me to write and see if I could get a copy of the picture they took of me Sunday. I am the old man with a Yankee hat on that needed two hands to hold up a bluefish. Thanks to all, and our mate Ryan, who took great care of us. We haven't been out for blues in over 30 years.
Michael McCormick, Hamilton, NJ
August 7th, 2012
I was on the Saturday night blue fishing trip. Just to add my 2-cents, I know how much it costs in fuel to run a big boat like yours, so I really appreciate you taking us out a little further to where the big blues were. Your effort to get us “on” the fish is the difference between just a boat ride and a fishing trip! Those were the biggest blues I’ve ever caught in my 50 years.
August 5th, 2012
My name is Ken and my friends and I were out on your boat last night and it was packed. At first I was not looking forward to going out, but we decided to go anyway and we were so glad we did. Blues were biting well and it was nonstop action. Your mates on the boat did a great job taking care of everyone. They really earned their tips. So, I wanted to say thank you and let you know that you have a great team on The Miss Belmar Princess.
Thank You, Ken Ludwig
August 2nd, 2012
I went out with you guys for blues yesterday. Had a tremendous day. Once we went further out and started hitting the bigger blues, it was non-stop. Times I would get a hit before my jig hit bottom. Was so busy, couldn’t (or wouldn’t) take a beer break. Great job. Glad I went back out with you and the crew!
Andrew Stevens, Princeton, NJ
July 18th, 2012
I just want to say I had a great time last night. Got 10 jumbo blues and my arms are still tired. LOL!! Non stop action on the boat last night!! I have fished with this captain many times in the past. The guy knows his stuff. I was talking to someone who was on the Golden Eagle in the parking lot and they didn't do as good as we did. I think the Miss Belmar Princess is by far the best night blue fishing boat in NJ! And I just want to put in a good word for that young boy . He got all my fish on- board. He’s going to be a great mate, or should say, is a great mate!! Will be on with my son in late August and a few times in the fall!! Thanks for another great night of fishing like always. Been fishing with you guy’s since 1969!!
July, 16th, 2012
Thank you for a great trip on Saturday morning, 7/14/12. Loads of fish and the crew was very helpful. See ya’ again in September for stripers and big blues.
Robert - Hoboken Floors
July 12th, 2012
My name is Andy Andrejciski. I was the pool winner on 7/10/12. Love the fishing, deckhands and Captain were great. They took the time to chat with all fishermen/women. Was the best fishing experience ever for me and my son.
Thanks, Andy Newfoundland, PA
July 6th, 2012
I just got in from the 7:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. trip and have to say your crew was incredible. Great teamwork by all the guys, Blake, Matt & Brian, and they truly made it a memorable and pleasant trip. I'll definitely be coming back and bringing more friends.
Thanks, Frank Luna
June 23rd, 2012
I want to personally thank you and the crew for an excellent day of fishing. It was the best time so far. My girlfriend, Elisabeth Kozlik from Newfoundland, PA caught the winning fish so that was really a plus! It was a 41.5 pound striper! It was such a great time and we cannot wait to do it again. Maybe sometime in August.
Thank you again! Robert Mascola
June 17th, 2012
Karin & Alan,
I just wanted to thank you guys for having us on the boat yesterday. It was awesome. Everyone had a blast and caught lots of fish. The guys on the boat were fantastic too. A great experience and will help a ton when we’re at all these events. Once again thanks for having us. Have a great Father’s Day weekend too.
June 13th, 2012
This email is to thank Captain Alan and the crew of the Miss Belmar Princess for a great day of fishing. On May 27th I took a group of 15 military members for a day of fishing on the Belmar Princess. The professionalism displayed by all members of the crew was second to none. I will be happy to recommend your boat to all my customers and keep using this boat for future trips. One more time, thank you for a great time and we will see you in the near future.
Respecfully, Jose M. Villegas
June 6th, 2012
I would like to thank you for a very successful night fishing trip. The Capt. and mates did a 1st Class job. This was my first trip out with you and I'll be back again with my friends.
Thank you, Bill Bridgeford
June 4th, 2012
I just wanted to write to say that I went out on the Miss Belmar Princess this past Saturday night (June 2) and had probably the best fishing experience in 35 years. Sure, we caught a lot of fish but I have enjoyed such situations before. What you need to know about is the exemplary performance, attitude and professionalism of your captain and crew. I have fished from virtually every party boat that has sailed out of Belmar for over 3 decades and this is unquestionably the best I have seen. I was especially impressed with how they coached and managed the handling of a good sized crowd, minimizing tangles and effectively handling situations that did arise, getting everyone quickly back to the rail. Your mates acted with firm yet polite professionalism that was a pleasure to see. I can't guarantee that I can come out as often as I would like (fixed income and the like) but even when I can't, know that I will be encouraging others to sail with you. Keep up the good work.
May 15th, 2012
My Dad and I wanted to thank you and everyone who worked on the boat on Saturday when we were there to remember my little sister. The guys were fantastic and took care of us, we deeply appreciate it. It was nice to see my Dad smile as he did that day, it's been tough on him losing my sister. She truly enjoyed fishing on your boat just a few months before she passed. So again, thank you and see you again next year.
Sincerely, Alyssa Mulherin
May 15th, 2012
I took a trip May 13, 2012 on the Miss Belmar Princess! Before stepping on the boat we were greeted by Brian who knew who our party was! It felt very nice to be greeted before entering the boat! We were placed in a convenient spot on the ship to get to everything. The Mates on the boat were extremely nice and friendly. Frank was always right there before we could even turn our heads! Bucky, the cook, was a funny, nice, sweet man. He made our Mom have a great trip on Mother’s Day! Also it being my birthday, I got to bring in a 20 pound striper! I will never forget the experience from the day! Our uncle from South Carolina said he would never step foot on another ship! The Belmar Princess is a great experience. Before we got home I was already asking when we can plan our next trip! Thank you, to everyone on the Ship and Crew! Brian, Bucky and Frank. THANK YOU!
May 13th, 2012
I'm coming to Jersey tomorrow. Be fishing on Tuesday. Thanks again for sending me all the fishing updates. Compliments to you for the great Captains & Mates you have on your charters. Makes great fishing + your boats are the nicest out of the Jersey fleet.
May 11th, 2012
We had our annual Monmouth Building Center charter trip on the Belmar yesterday. All an all it was a good day. Lenny and the boys, Brian, DJ and Joey did a great job. Fishing was on the slow side but we didn’t care, it was just nice to be away from work. The service was excellent and we wouldn’t go on any other boat. Thank you Alan, Lenny, Brian, DJ and Joey. See you in the fall.
May 3rd, 2012
This was my 1st trip this season on your great boat. Capt Scott Gold took us out today with a very small group of fishermen and I greatly appreciated it since I just returned from wintering in Florida and I WAS VERY ANXIOUS to catch my first bass of the season. I was lucky and caught a large one which gave an old salt like me a great thrill which would not have been possible if you did not sail. Thank you for sailing with a small group....you guys are great....
April 15th, 2012
Just a short note to thank all of you for three great striper trips April 15-17th. Captains Lenny and Scotty worked hard to put us on the fish—resulting in many satisfied fishermen. I managed to take home three nice fish, one weighing in over 25lbs. I also have to thank Blue Fish Brian, Frank, Brian and all the other mates for their advice and help. And of course—Bucky for his wit and humor. I plan to travel to Belmar this weekend in time to make the Sunday afternoon trip and stay thru Tuesday. Kudos to everyone and see you soon.
Steve Z. Allentown, PA
April 2nd, 2012
Thanks guys for all your assistance. We had a blast, especially since Danny won the pool. LOL.
We will always '"highly" recommend the Miss Belmar Princess for anyone's fishing needs. You guys ROCK and we hope to see you again soon. :)
Thanks again! Danny & Shirley Perez
February 17th, 2012
Today was my second Mackerel Express trip (first was at the end of Jan) the weather was perfect and I wound up pulling in double the Mackerel. Since this weekend is a long one for most kids having Monday off for Presidents Day, and it might be the last weekend for Mackerel Express. Why not bring the kids out Saturday, Sunday, or Monday to have some fun pulling in Mackerel or Herring? It's a great beginner trip that also gets you guys and kids out of Mom's hair. Plenty of Mackerel of all sizes for anybody with Cabin Fever who could use some fresh air and FISH!!!!! Come one come all. No I don't get anything for this reccommendation.....
February 19th, 2012
Sorry, but you got buried. Four weeks or so ago, I inquired about Mackerel fishing (first timer). You replied back saying "we're gonna' have a blast!" Well we did - you called it. What a fun time. I'm a little late - but Aidan and I wanted to thank you and your crew- again you guys were great - what a big help for the amateur fishermen. Hope to see you soon. Thanks.
Frank & Aidan --- From Philly
December 29th, 2011
I sailed today on the Miss Belmar Princess. I want to say that my experience was wonderful thanks to the crew. The mates were the best ever. I have been sailing on different party boats in NY and NJ and your crew was the best ever. Professional, polite, always at the right time at the right place. Thank you.
Adam Filipczuk Brooklyn, NY
November 21st, 2011
Hello Miss Belmar,
My friend and I had a blast on Monday. Stripers were biting hard and we limited out by 12:00. It was a blast and it really was great to have a captain who knew where the fish were. It felt like the minute we put our jigs down, we caught something...really great day and I also won the pool.
Thank you again. You have a great team working for you. It was our 4th time going and we always have a great time. Keep it up and have a great off season!
Lorenzo Geroso, East Windsor, NJ
November 20th, 2011
We had a magnificent day on the Miss Belmar Sunday 11-20-11. We have been yakking about our experience and everyone wants to check it out. One of your GREAT crew made it a point to make sure Hunter had a great experience reeling in a fish!!!
I personally had a memorable day! Koodoes to you and and your crew!
Harry, Karen, Jade and Hunter from Bensalem, PA
November 11th, 2011
As a veteran I would like to thank you for what you are doing. I personally can't take advantage of your offer but I do fish on your boat. I actually was there this past Tuesday. Your staff couldn't be any nicer or more helpful. Once again thank you for remembering where our freedom came from.
October 18th, 2011
Thank You for the speedy reply!! I and NU-TEK ROOF SYSTEMS, INC. wouldn't expect anything less!! That's why when it comes to fishing off the jersey coast we sail with you and your staff!! We at NU-TEK appreciate the service and the confidence of you and your staff. The princess is second to none!!! My company is glad to know that there is people and a business like yours to rely on when you need to get something done , as our company feels the same way!! It's all about service!! That's why year after year we confide in the MISS BELMAR PRINCESS!!!!!!!! Myself and my staff are looking forward to being on the Princess this weekend!! Thank You again for you and the staff of the Princess for your speedy reply and setting up our fishing adventures!! Love the Princess!! There is no other Ship that NU-TEK ROOF SYSTEMS,INC would sail with!! TY Karin, props!!
October 2nd, 2011
My husband Milton and I were onboard Miss Belmar yesterday and we caught a 16 lb blue, won the pool and had a total of 23 fish between the two of us and Milton caught a Maco shark! It was an awesome night! We are excited to go out again with you guys.
Melissa Ojeda, Linden, NJ
September 10th, 2011
This goes to the crew and Captain Scott,
I just wanted to thank them for a great birthday trip. My "crew" of 11 had a blast and will never forget the catches and time we had on the Miss Belmar Princess. You guys are great!!! Thanks again!!
Donna aka "the birthday girl"
August 1st, 2011
Hi Karin. Our 12 Guys from "Four Seasons Manalapan" thoroughly enjoyed the Tropical Adventure fishing trip this morning. One of our guys, Jerry Deutch, won the pool with a 6 pound fluke! Thanks to Capt. Jack, Kathy, Phil, and Chris for making it a great day.
July 25th, 2011
Myself and my family, Jimmy, Sean, Timmy, Mike & Greg came out with you guys Friday the 21st for night blue fish. It was the best time we ever had. I have been on your boat before and also have done very well, but this past Friday was great. My son won the pool and we each caught more fish then we could ever want. Mike is from Texas and he comes fishing with me all the time but has never been on your boat and he couldn’t stop talking about it. Your mate's were great, Captain Scott was right on the fish and we never had to move. Will be looking forward to sailing with you guys again.
Jimmy Maxwell, NY, NY
July 20th, 2011
I came to the Belmar area to fish mostly for fluke and sea bass. Got there June 16th & stayed until July 15th. Tried 6 other charter boats till I got on the Tropical Adventure. 4 boats out of Point Pleasant, 2 out of the Belmar marina. I fished on the Tropical Adventure almost every day except for a few breaks. Some days I took both the morning & afternoon trips. Caught oodle's of fish. Some days were non stop with up to 50 fish, lots of shorts but also a lot of keepers. I was losing a lot of heavy fish & thanks to Frank (mate) he solved the problem. The Tropical Adventure is by far the cleanest, friendliest, good food served & nicest boat I ever fished on. Captain Jack Donavan & Captain Scotty are pro's with an exceptional knowledge of the ocean and where to fish. They put you on the fish & will do everything for you except give you the fish. Kathy Short is a great person with a smile & welcome aboard reception every morning. Also, don't forget the mate's. Very good at what they do. Tip them generously cause' Frank, Phil & Tommy always go 100% more than other mate's I have met. Be back in August for a month. You have found a life long friend.
John Duda, Osceola Mills, PA
July 5th, 2011
Greetings to All,
Captain Alan, I was in the Belmar area from the 26th to the 29th of June. Between the Tropical Adventure and the Miss Belmar I was able to get in 5 fishing trips. I wanted to write you a short note and let you know that I enjoyed each and every trip. My first trip Sunday morning was on the Princess and there were a lot of people on the boat that day. I expected a lot of chaos once the fishing started and of course there was a lot of tangles lines and some hot tempers, but Captain Lenny and the crew handled the situation very well.
Both of my outings on the Tropical Adventure produced a lot of fish, the crew was fantastic and Kathy was able to post my picture - a keeper decided to take my bait. That fluke became the dinner the following evening.
The highlights of my fishing trip were the Monday & Tuesday night blues trips. Captain Scotty really exceeded my expectations. The first night he found the fish, anchored the boat and he and the crew kept the fish around the boat until everyone had their limit - both in numbers and reached their physical limit. It was the best blue fishing trip I was ever on! Tuesday night took a little longer to find a good spot to anchor. Once anchored the fishing was great. I've been on several other fishing trips before where the Captain dropped anchor to please the customers but the fishing sucked. Captain Scotty took the time to find a productive spot and then anchor the boat. Personally, I would rather scout for the fish for as long as it takes then drop a line and not get any action.
I'm already working on plans for my next four-five day stay in Belmar to patronize your business. In the meantime, I'm trying to get a couple car loads of people to go on a night trip. As soon as I get the number of people and the date set I'll write back and make the reservation.
Please pass on my words of gratitude to everyone. I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again soon.
Steve Zdrofcoff, Allentown, PA
June 21, 2011
Captain Alan & the Miss Belmar crew, Frank & Kathy on the Tropical Adventure,
I just wanted to let all of you know that I had a great time while fishing on the two boats while I was at the shore last week. I was greeted with friendly smiles and treated with respect - the way I treat others - that doesn't happen enough these days. So I want to thank all of you. I will be returning to Belmar definitely on the 26th, maybe sooner if I can rearrange my schedule and I look forward to making as many trips to both of the boats as much as I can. I've owned a business for over thirty years and have learned that it's a lot easier to keep a customer than try to find a new one. You guys are doing something right.You will be getting a few more people from this area fishing with you. Word of mouth is the best advertising.
See you soon and thanks again.
Steve Zdrofcof, Allentown, PA
June 19th, 2011
Hi, trip was awesome. All kids enjoyed it. Plus, my daughter won the pool. All in all your boat is excellent and I will continue to be your customer and refer everyone I know. Thank you for an awesome trip and an awesome Father's Day!
June 16th, 2011
To the Captains and Owners of the Tropical Adventure,
I took my daughter's this afternoon fishing on your vessel and had one of the best party boat experiences ever. My daughter's are both college age and we only go saltwater fishing a couple of times each year, but I wanted to write you.
The reason we had such a good time is because your crew was so friendly, professional and helpful. I have fished party boats in NJ, RI, FL & CA and this was the best. Everyone chipped in to help, no one ever seemed to be bothered and the fishing was good. A special thanks to Frank and a fellow fisherman today who sometimes works for you named Hunter.
I highly recommend your fishing fleet and look forward to sailing with you again.
Tom Bannos, Berkeley Heights, NJ
June 15th, 2011
I took the 1/2 day fluke trip today with my Granddaughter who was deep sea fishing in New Jersey for the first time. Not only did we have wonderful weather and seas but the fluke were biting and we were catching! All that is very important to a successful trip but without a professional, friendly and helpful crew no trip could be as enjoyable as this one was. The crew of the Tropical Adventure made our day a real ten and created for me a confirmed and dedicated new fishing partner. We definitely plan on returning and look forward to seeing the Tropical Adventure in Hollywood.
Regards and thanks to the Captain and crew.
Gerald Aponte & Kaitlyn Bradley, Farmingdale, NJ
May 1st, 2011
We wanted to say THANK YOU so much for everything. Our event last night was amazing and all of the guest's won't stop talking about how much fun it was. The captain and crew did a great job and we couldn't have asked for a better trip. We're gong to be doing this again in the fall so I will be sure to have someone get in touch with you to make it happen. Thanks again! Wish you all the best.
November 5th, 2011
I had a great time today!!! I want to thank you for all your help. Crew was the best!!! Will be back soon. I will recommend it to all my friends. Thanks Again!!!
September 10th, 2011
I would like to take a moment to thank you for the trip on the 10th.The group had an awesome time. Everybody is still talking about it. We would like to come back in late October, early November, which ever will be better for striper's.
Thank you again and we will see you again soon.
August 8th, 2010
"I want to thank you so much for your skills of yourself and your mates especially (BIG) Mike I think thats his name? Anyway today was an experience and trip I will never forget! I am an avid surf fisherman who fishes on IBSP for stripers.
Today was a change to try it out on your boat. Your guys are well trained and know how to the land the big ones. It was a great trip out with the first hour and a half non stop action on blues with ava's I was kinda confused due to being out on your boat at night about 10 yrs or so ago, and using bait but it also was at night so wasnt sure how the day trip was going to be. Anyway once you called over the loud speaker and said the other boats were catching drum I was hot on there tail. All I wanted was to catch a monster! Which 10 minutes later we hit them hard. I felt the hit that I never felt before hard and fast! With my Tica 8ft rod Abu Garcia 6500 series ambasador reel and Trilene 10lb test it was a fight to remember. Once Mike and your other mates got the big boy up I couldn't believe the size of that DRUM.
Well here are some pictures of the fish and I will be proud to say I caught it on your vessle and it was your crew that made it happen. Thank you again and hope to see you soon.
PS: I hope it hit the record book for being caught on ten pound test!!!!!!!!"