The Constitution - Never Again

slofishguy

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We are repeat customers of the Denette boats. We booked the Poseidon in June of 2021 and had a great experience with Hunter and crew. We just finished a trip on The Constitution with Captain Steve and crew. What a let down. The culture of The Constitution is terrible. Belittling, condescending and just not fun. My group of 6 brought our own gear, know how to fish, and were stoked to get away for 2.5 trip. No one needs the captain and crew yelling at paying customers and telling us we "f-d up". I won't book this boat again. I tried to give the captain feedback during the trip and at the end but he wouldn't listen. There are way better boats out there.
 

Deadlift500

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    FYI, I am pretty sure there was a big negative thread about the same boat awhile ago, that got deleted/hidden. If you haven’t already, consider posting a review on a site like Yelp that is less likely to delete/hide negative reviews. I’ll be curious if this thread gets deleted/hidden soon.

    that boat has 2.5 stars on Yelp right now, which is lower than average: https://www.yelp.com/biz/constitution-sportfishing-temecula
     
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    MikeC.

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    We are repeat customers of the Denette boats. We booked the Poseidon in June of 2021 and had a great experience with Hunter and crew. We just finished a trip on The Constitution with Captain Steve and crew. What a let down. The culture of The Constitution is terrible. Belittling, condescending and just not fun. My group of 6 brought our own gear, know how to fish, and were stoked to get away for 2.5 trip. No one needs the captain and crew yelling at paying customers and telling us we "f-d up". I won't book this boat again. I tried to give the captain feedback during the trip and at the end but he wouldn't listen. There are way better boats out there.
    havent you already posted on facebook fishing groups and hasnt the owner and landing already addressed your concerns. You joined this group just to complain after already being contacted?
     
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    slofishguy

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    Chad Theule
    FYI, I am pretty sure there was a big negative thread about the same boat awhile ago, that got deleted/hidden. If you haven’t already, consider posting a review on a site like Yelp that is less likely to delete/hide negative reviews. I’ll be curious if this thread gets deleted/hidden soon.

    that boat has 2.5 stars on Yelp right now, which is lower than average: https://www.yelp.com/biz/constitution-sportfishing-temecula
    Done.
     
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    slofishguy

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    havent you already posted on facebook fishing groups and hasnt the owner and landing already replied to you?
    That is correct. I posted a shorter note here to make sure those considering this boat are made aware. The amount of comments that were written before that original post was removed suggests that the fishing community appreciated the balanced review.
     

    pacificscout

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    bob_marlin

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    Your YELP! whine tells me all I need to know about your "experience":

    "We trolled for hours upon hours. The amount of time our poles were actually in the water was shockingly seldom."

    and his very next statement was:

    Thankfully our captain was able to obtain beacon coordinates for a kelp patty. We trolled 5 hours on the second day to what he referred to as "Dorado Mountain". It was an amazing experience as the boat caught 100 dorado within 20 minutes. It was "off the hook" incredible.

    thanks for the honest review

    seems others on yelp had the same "experience"
     
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    Papa "J"

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    You get what you paid for. Pay the extra money and go on a real LR boat. Quality.
    you know this is not always the case. I went on an 8 day somewhat recently. My friends asked me to go saying it's always a great trip so I decided to go (1st one in about 15 years) Crew was great, food was good but nothing to rave about or what I hear about on long range trips. Boat is older, AC didnt work well, very damp in the rooms, I probably got 1 of the smallest stateroom if you could call it that.

    We caught a good amount of fish but I was after the "experience" which I don't think was provided, But for $4K after tip I could go on a lot of couple day trip to Mex and fill my own boat with gas..
     
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    Gcarlerton

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    havent you already posted on facebook fishing groups and hasnt the owner and landing already addressed your concerns. You joined this group just to complain after already being contacted?
    I personally am vald he did. That kind of behavior is systemic and I try to stay away form that toxic Facebook.
     
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    oceanjake

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    I love when someone warns people away from repeating their bad experience and the boat groupies come out to slam the poster. He didn’t mention anything about the fishing…he said his group of clients was yelled at by the proprietor. In what circumstance is that acceptable?
     
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    Kevin A

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    We are repeat customers of the Denette boats. We booked the Poseidon in June of 2021 and had a great experience with Hunter and crew. We just finished a trip on The Constitution with Captain Steve and crew. What a let down. The culture of The Constitution is terrible. Belittling, condescending and just not fun. My group of 6 brought our own gear, know how to fish, and were stoked to get away for 2.5 trip. No one needs the captain and crew yelling at paying customers and telling us we "f-d up". I won't book this boat again. I tried to give the captain feedback during the trip and at the end but he wouldn't listen. There are way better boats out there.
    Sounds about the norm for "That Boat"!
     
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    Kevin A

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    FYI, I am pretty sure there was a big negative thread about the same boat awhile ago, that got deleted/hidden. If you haven’t already, consider posting a review on a site like Yelp that is less likely to delete/hide negative reviews. I’ll be curious if this thread gets deleted/hidden soon.

    that boat has 2.5 stars on Yelp right now, which is lower than average: https://www.yelp.com/biz/constitution-sportfishing-temecula
    That high 2.5
     
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    Docholiday

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    The Constitution is a good float. Mostly a limited load. Food is great. Not a wide float, but I get limits all day on it. Seems the poster author was not aware that you must ask a Captain for the depth of the school. Night fishing for Bluefin is no joke. 200 ft and more to get the cows up. The right lure with the right hooks make it happen
     
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    oceanjake

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    The Constitution is a good float. Mostly a limited load. Food is great. Not a wide float, but I get limits all day on it. Seems the poster author was not aware that you must ask a Captain for the depth of the school. Night fishing for Bluefin is no joke. 200 ft and more to get the cows up. The right lure with the right hooks make it happen
    Gonna be a very limited load if they keep yelling at clients.
     
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