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“Family fun”

Paradise Island Charters
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US$45,00*
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Snorkeling the Beautiful Reefs of Key Largo
Ranked #1 of 133 Tours in Key Largo
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Enjoy a day on the water while snorkeling on the spectacular reef of Key Largo in John Pennekamp State Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Explore the natural underwater environment of the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world. We also offer eco tours and private charters.
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Loved loved loved.. The crew made you feel at ease. And took great care of us. They offered a natural tanning oil that was not harmful to the reef for free which was excellent. Conditioner for your hair and shower area you can ask for more. Are Captain also offers scuba lessons my husband and I are planning on making a trip back and getting certified.

1  Thank Stacie W
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Owen P, Manager at Paradise Island Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

We try to offer more and better amenities to make your trip experience that much better. Thanks for coming out with us!

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"plenty of sea life"
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Great reef experience friendly staff. They explained in a short understandable way why they provide special sunscreen. The educational portion on the way to the dive was helpful and enjoyably. Even our teenager enjoyed it!

1  Thank Bret C
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Owen P, Manager at Paradise Island Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you very much for the review. We're very happy that your whole family had a great time! We know that teenagers can be the toughest critics.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

We decided to try something new and selected Paradise Island Charters because of their ranking and excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. To our delight the reviews were all accurate, except perhaps for the one that mentions items being sold on the intercom. We didn't see the crew selling anything after we left the dock, everything on board was complimentary. Before leaving the dock there were snorkels, masks and fins for rent. They also have prescription masks which were a real treat.

Captain Owen really know how to run an amazing business, I hope one day he opens an airline. Everything was clean, safe, on time, comfortable. All of the amenities you might need for a 3 hour trip are there; storage space for your personal items, cooler, cold water, cookies and pretzels (free), sunblock.

The crew was helpful, polite, considerate, not pushy. You'll feel comfortable whether you're social or not.

This is a perfect half-day, educational, outdoor water activity that you can enjoy for less than $50 per person. We live in Miami and will do this again soon.

I recommend bringing a couple of personal beverages, maybe a small snack, and small bag where you can keep your phone and a towel. You won't need anything else.

Thank ustelephone
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Owen P, Manager at Paradise Island Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure sharing our little piece of paradise with you. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Excellent snorkel ever!!! Better than Hawaii or Punta Cana for sure. They know the great spot where lots of fish are there, swim around you, not in threatening way, and enjoy at your pace!!! Small group (14 vs. 40+ people), and not rushed. We really enjoyed this snorkeling trip!!!

1  Thank Soung-Phoenix
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Owen P, Manager at Paradise Island Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you so much for the nice words. We are so happy that you had a great time with us! I hope you had a wonderful rest of your vacation in the Florida Keys.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

Staff and food made this trip enjoyable however people trying to sell you stuff every 30 minutes on the intercome and on every part of the trip is annoying and makes it hard to relax. Alot of hidden fees so be cafeful the beach excusion is pretty dissapointing for the price I do not recommend it! Overall had fun and the good was good as well as the staff, VERY FRIENDLY!

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2  Thank iamlcd
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Owen P, Manager at Paradise Island Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Dear Iamlcd,

I believe you have reviewed the wrong company. We do not sell anything on the boat, we do not have an intercom, and we do not take people on beach excursions. We are a small snorkeling company in Key Largo, FL that takes a maximum of 15 people to snorkel on the beautiful reefs of the Florida Keys. In fact, we provide FREE snacks and coral safe sunscreen on board. Additionally, it only takes about 30 minutes to get to the reefs on our boat, so we don't have time sell any of the stuff that you are referring to. We kindly ask that you remove this review because it does affect our business and provides inaccurate information about the services we provide. Thank you very much.

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