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    Go Get 'M Fishing Charter

    Just want to tell you what just happened to my husband this morning in regards to this boat. We are staying at the Marriott Surf Club and had been told earlier that if we wanted to buy some fresh fish we should go meet the boats at the pier around 10 am so that's what my husband did. When he got there this morning he spoke with one of this boat's customers who had caught a large dolphin (between 45-55 lbs), and the man sold half of it to my husband for $20 which was given to the customer - in earshot of the guy (captain and/or pilot) who was cleaning the fish for everyone. He definitely knew of the deal. My husband asked to confirm this and he rudely told my husband he'd "deal with him later" so my husband backed away and waited. He gave the first half of the fish to the customer and the customer left. As my husband waited for him to finish it became obvious he had no intention of giving him the other half, so my husband approached him again and asked if he was going to honor the deal that had been made, and he told him "you made the deal with the wrong person" (he obviously had waited for the customer to leave before he said this) and said he'd give him a MUCH smaller fish - maybe 2 pounds total. Since this was unacceptable and since my husband is not the confrontational type, he could still see the customer standing on the beach and went to him, told him what had just happened, and was given his money back. As they were standing there, they could see the other half of the fish go by on a cart, headed for the market where the boat captain and/or pilot was selling it for his own personal profit.

    If you want to patronize this guy's business, then go ahead. The fishing charter may be just fine. But I know I sure wouldn't - nor would I trust him to ever do the right thing in any sort of business dispute you might have with him.

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    Welcome to the aruba.com community forum.
    Sorry that u had issues with this company

    And in case some are concerned it is "dolphin fish" not a dolphin mammal. the fish dolphin is aka as mahi.


    QUOTE=RoseannAmato;223962]Just want to tell you what just happened to my husband this morning We are staying at the Marriott Surf Club and had been told earlier that if we wanted to buy some fresh fish we should go meet the boats at the pier around 10 am so that's what my husband did. When he got there this morning he spoke with one of this boat's customers who had caught a large dolphin (between 45-55 lbs), and the man sold half of it to my husband for $20 which was given to the customer - in earshot of the guy (captain and/or pilot) who was cleaning the fish for everyone. He definitely knew of the deal. My husband asked to confirm this and he rudely told my husband he'd "deal with him later" so my husband backed away and waited. He gave the first half of u had troubles re thefishingboatthe fish to the customer and the customer left. As my husband waited for him to finish it became obvious he had no intention of giving him the other half, so my husband approached him again and asked if he was going to honor the deal that had been made, and he told him "you made the deal with the wrong person" (he obviously had waited for the customer to leave before he said this) and said he'd give him a MUCH smaller fish - maybe 2 pounds total. Since this was unacceptable and since my husband is not the confrontational type, he could still see the customer standing on the beach and went to him, told him what had just happened, and was given his money back. As they were standing there, they could see the other half of the fish go by on a cart, headed for the market where the boat captain and/or pilot was selling it for his own personal profit.

    If you want to patronize this guy's business, then go ahead. The fishing charter may be just fine. But I know I sure wouldn't - nor would I trust him to ever do the right thing in any sort of business dispute you might have with him.[/QUOTE]
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 05-01-2012 at 02:52 PM.

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    whew.....i figured it was a dolphin fish, but still......was taken aback with "dolphin".

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    I am not taking any sides but I do alot of fishing in Florida and the prices are alot higher there because the captains don't get any fish. In Aruba, they know you can't take fish back to the states and you can only eat so much so they don't charge near as much for the boat but they expect to get some fish to sell so they make out. They guy that sold him half of the fish for $20 should have stayed with him and then they would have honored it. That was a bad deal but nobody got hurt and I would stay away from those guys. Just my opinion. Kent
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