- personal experience. Only 6 guests can fit on their boat so it allows them to have plenty of 1:1 interaction.
- captain and crew. These guys know their stuff. They are really down to earth and easy to talk to.
- fish. Every trip is different and while they can't guarantee the amount of fish you will pull in, we had TONS of fish to take home. Get ready to cook fish for the next 2 weeks!
- quality gear. Their gear felt strong and durable.
- cost. For the experience, amount of fish, gear rental, it was very reasonable priced
- cost can seem high, but for the 1:1 attention and the great fishing experience I think it is well worth it
My wife and I recently did a trip out with Monterey Bay Charters and it was the best possible experience for our first time fishing.
Captain Tom and Deck Hand Greg, were true professionals that catered to us newbies and the more seasoned guests on the boat. Would do it again in a heart beat!
Amazing! Me and my 2 sons and my friend and his son took our first trip with Mega-Bite today and had a blast! For my friend and his son, it was their first fishing trip - and they couldn't have had a better time!
We all caught a bunch of fish, the crew was fun, friendly, and helpful. We had our fish cleaned and cooked it within hours of it being in the ocean - how amazing is that!? The boat is well equipped, we got our licenses and parking, brought some food and snacks, and had a perfect day!
The captain was great at answering questions, keeping us laughing, and helping make sure we found good spots to fish in.
We can't wait to return and fish with the Mega-Bite again.
Just went fishing yet again with Capt Tom and deckhand Greg. Caught our limit of lingcod within 30 min and or limit of rock cod within 2 hours. Surrounded by sea lions, perfect weather and the best two fisherman you could ever hope for. Tom and Greg still have the magic. Fantastic trip for my 13 year old son and his friends.
This in addition to last year, when I took my 13 year old son and his friends on their first deep sea fishing trip with Capt Tom Dolan and his deck hand Greg on board the Mega Bite. We booked them for the half day trip that went from 7am - 1pm.
I can't say enough good things about the trip. The information before the trip and booking process was smooth and painless. We boarded on time. Tom and Greg made everybody feel comfortable and competent. And he took us right to the best fishing spots, gave us all the gear and guidance we needed. At the end of the day we had 59 beautiful fish, twice as many fish stories, 6 happy fishermen, and one unforgettable day. They even cleaned all our fish and sent us home proudly with some delicious filets ready to cook. These guys are the best.
Tom and Greg were very patient with us beginners. We had a great time and instead of just having us sit somewhere waiting for the fish to bite, we went to them. Great company to talk to and we learned a lot from them. Caught a total of 27 fish!!! Had a blast and was happy that we were successful in catching for my husband and sons birthdays!! 🙂
What a great trip captain Tom and Greg did a fantastic job, my family couldn't be happier with our fishing trip on the Mega Bite. They really know how to find the fish. What a great day, plan on coming back to do it again.
Had the best time aboard Mega Bite with Captain Tom and Greg! It was my first time fishing and it definitely won't be my last! They were great teachers and knew exactly what they were doing to make sure everyone had a great time and was safe! I was the first person to catch a salmon and I couldn't have been more excited! Greg did an excellent job making sure everything ran smoothly for everyone the entire time. I can't thank him enough for cutting my fish and I sure couldn't do it haha! Thank you for a very memorable trip and I'll be sure to be doing this again!
Monterey Bay Charters "Mega Bite" is off the charts with 10 stars.
Skipper Tom & deck hand Greg made our family vacation fishing trip a wonderful fun filled memory. They honor our veterans, our 2 sons & they are veterans as well. They made our fishing incredible with our whole family limiting rock & ling cod! We caught 4 fish on 2 hooks. Really!!! 2 rock cod had 2 ling cod on them. They said it was 2 hitch hikers. Simply amazing!!!
We will be back to fish with them again.
Thanks Tom and Greg for a great trip. Miranda and I enjoyed ourselves very much. Specially Miranda. This being her first charter trip. This is the 4th charter for me, but my 1st small party boat. I like it better. And you guys really worked hard to put us on the bites.
Had a great afternoon fishing with Tom and Greg on the Mega-Bite yesterday. Took my three daughters aged 7, 9 ,and 18. It was exciting for them to catch so many fish. Tom and Greg were patient and helpful with the girls.
Weather was great and the off shore fishing was good. We caught our limit of rock fish and had a good old fashioned fish fry when we got home last night.
Looking forward to going again and hopefully catch some big Lings next time.