The Fiddling Fisherman
The Fiddling Fisherman
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Enjoy a relaxing, entertaining, and inspiring experience that will certainly be the highlight of your stay on Prince Edward Island. On board ‘Chaisson A Dream’ with Captain and renowned multi-instrumentalist and entertainer J.J. Chaisson a.k.a. The Fiddling Fisherman; you will sail out of Souris harbour, drop anchor along PEI’s beautiful red cliff coastline, and relax in a picture perfect setting. It is here that you will enjoy a 2 hour gathering of music, dance, and hands on knowledge of traditional music and the fishing industry of Prince Edward Island. This is the most unique hands-on experience that PEI has to offer!
Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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Cindy H
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Sep. 2022
Do yourself a favor....book a trip with the Fiddling Fisherman! The best 2 hours you will spend!! JJ Chaison is the captain of Chaisson A Dream and will regale you with lots of stories and maybe best of all a blast of fiddle tunes. There are 2 excursions available. One where you will get fabulous homemade biscuits with jam for a snack. The other where you will have a tasty 1 1/2 pound lobster with all the trimmings, and of course, the tunes. If you opt for the "biscuit" trip, when you get back to port, take yourself up to the Fiddling Fisherman Lookout and grab dinner. Beautiful spot with breath taking views of the Souris harbour. And the food is fabulous!!
Written September 11, 2022
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Michele J
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Aug. 2022
We had a fantastic time on the 2 hour Fiddling Fisherman adventure. JJ is quite an entertainer and we listened to wonderful music, learned to play the spoons, did some dancing and even learned about the lobster fishing history/industry. We were 3 adult couples and had so much fun, but lots of kids on board and they had a great time too!! Highly recommend!
Written August 30, 2022
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Ann G
North Bay, Canada2 contributions
Aug. 2022
We came from Winnipeg, Manitoba. I wanted this experience for my husband. Great stories, fantastic fiddling music. The lobster was scumptious. The history of lobster fishing was very I formative. Fantastic experience.
Written August 8, 2022
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Patti B
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Aug. 2022 • Family
Wow, what a fabulous time. JJ is a phenomenal fiddle player but, he’s also an amazing entertainer. Children as well as adults will love this experience. The love of family and music and the PEI culture is abundant. Don’t miss this experience folks. Welcome to PEI. Thanks JJ, we had a wonderful time. 5 stars.
Written August 6, 2022
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Peter
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Jul. 2022
The entire Fiddling Fisherman afternoon was the most fun outing we’ve had while on vacation in many years. The hosts were delightful. The stories were funny, thought provoking and informative. I could not imagine a more suitable environment for falling in love with PEI than listening to fiddle music while on a lobster fisherman’s boat out on the water. As if that isn’t enough, we were each given a set of hand crafted musical spoons as a souvenir. A truly unique experience!
Written July 25, 2022
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prkw
Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Canada9 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Friends
This was the highlight of our trip! A present for my husband’s birthday; and he was blown away! OMG JJ is an amazing fiddler! The lobster was superb, the step-dancing was such a treat! The way this family works together is a treat to behold! Can’t say enough great things about this experience other than “just do it”
Written July 23, 2022
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James S
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Jul. 2022 • Couples
Who could ever pass up other opportunity to have dinner on an authentic lobster boat, while listening to the Captain playing music of the island, on his fiddle! You anticipate your fresh lobster dinner you watched retrieved from the waters of the Atlantic. While you wait for dinner to cook, you will learn something about lobsters and lobster fishing. In addition you will hear music from the island, played by the Captain on his fiddle, while he talks about the musical heritage of the area. As you finish your dinner, and conversations with your fellow shipmates, the sun sets, and you enjoy some more music.

This is a family run operation, and it looks to be all hands on deck and they are there heart and soul. Chaisson the Dream is not only a working fishing boat, but an experience not to missed while you visit Prince Edward Island.
Written July 19, 2022
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Gerry B
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Jul. 2022 • Business
I operate a motorcoach on PEI. I have a charter that was to include a lobster fishing trip and demo. Due to poor weather that didn't happen. The proprietors were exceptional at filling that time with entertainment at the Fiddling Fisherman Lookout. A great time great food was had by all. I would strongly recomend this as a destination!
Written July 19, 2022
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Nancy G
San Francisco, CA7 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Solo
Spent a gorgeous evening aboard Chaisson A Dream Jigs and Reels tour. JJ and Julie are great hosts. JJ is an accomplished musician and what’s more enjoyable in PEI than fiddle music, great stories, a bit of step dancing and a gift of spoons to make your own music, all while out on the water. Scenery and wildlife a bonus. I highly recommend joining the Chaisson’s for this little cruise (I’m sure the lobster dinner trip would be fabulous too). Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Written July 6, 2022
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Laurie P
Orangeville, Canada2 contributions
Sep. 2021
Short boat ride, great fiddling and even a little step dance lesson and we learned to play the spoons. Very entertaining and felt like a local experience. Was a lot of fun!
Written September 22, 2021
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