Scenic City Fishing Charters Wins High Marks From TripAdvisor

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Scenic City Fishing Charters, in operation since 2006, offers fishing trips for anglers primarily going after catfish, bass and crappie
Scenic City Fishing Charters, in operation since 2006, offers fishing trips for anglers primarily going after catfish, bass and crappie
- photo by Richard Simms
Scenic City Fishing Charters announced that it has received the 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This is the third consecutive year Scenic City Fishing has been awarded the honor from TripAdvisor.

Owner Richard Simms said, "The achievement celebrates businesses and attractions that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. The Certificate of Excellence measures the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period.
To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. In addition to glowing reviews, Scenic City Fishing has maintained an almost unheard of 'Five Bubble Rating.' 


"We've been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence every year since we've been featured on the site. We're a small operation, but on TripAdvisor's 'Outdoor Activities in Chattanooga,' we rank up there with the big guns such as the Tennessee Aquarium River Gorge Explorer and Southern Belle. That makes us very proud and excited that we get to help show off Chattanooga's tremendous outdoor resources."

"With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honors hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travelers,” said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions.”

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