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Grouchy Turtle - CLOSED

85920 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3300
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Best way for a family to explore the waters.

With three teenagers who preferred to stay home, a wife who doesn't swim and a dad who loves... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2014
Ft lauderdale
Skip the Rest - Go With The Best!

All I can say is AWESOME! We had a great time with Sparky and kayaking through the mangroves... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2014
Jacksonville, Florida
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Cruising and living aboard a catamaran...with Sparky the boat dog!
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3 Aug 2014
“Best way for a family to explore the waters.”
12 Jul 2014
“Skip the Rest - Go With The Best!”
85920 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3300
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

With three teenagers who preferred to stay home, a wife who doesn't swim and a dad who loves adventure, I was looking for a way to have them experience an afternoon of boating without where we could do whatever we wanted. The grouchy turtle was...More

Thank Roshaiga
Chris G, Owner at Grouchy Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2014

We were happy accommodate you and glad that those without the strongest sea legs recovered once we got back to flat waters and were still able to enjoy the trip.

Reviewed 12 July 2014

All I can say is AWESOME! We had a great time with Sparky and kayaking through the mangroves. Thanks for allowing us extra time for snorkeling! We plan to recommend you to everyone we know!

1  Thank travelbable
Chris G, Owner at Grouchy Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Thanks Brian! We're glad you enjoyed paddling the tunnels with us.

Reviewed 29 June 2014

My husband booked us an afternoon snorkeling trip. We happen to be the only 2 booked for that trip so we had the boat to ourselves! We had an amazing trip! When we arrived at the reef we were immediately able to see coral and...More

1  Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Had a great time on board the Turtle.Awesome snorkel and kayak tour! Great boat, Great Capt and Mate, and Sparky of course! We will definitely be returning! Great time!!

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 20 June 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a great afternoon snorkeling on the Grouchy Turtle in mid June 2014. We took a 2 hour trip out to the Hen and Chickens reef just east of Islamorada. Chris and Darlene were great. Darlene was very helpful onboard, ensuring...More

1  Thank TomAndLaura210
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Chris and Darlene were VERY nice and accomodating. My son and I were running over 20 minutes late driving up from Big Pine Key, but they were very accomodating. Fortunately, we were the only ones booked for the trip and they did not cut the...More

Thank DrMaryT
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Chris and Darline do an awesome tour. They know the reef and pay attention to every detail of the trip. Our group had a great time and definitely want to go back. Could not ask for a better day of snorkling.

Thank yokota05
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Chris, Darline and Sparky provided us with such an awesome day on the water. We did snorkeling and found a barge. Then it was off to the bay for some kayaking and playtime in the adult playground. Darline showed us how to paddleboard which a...More

Thank Jeannette W
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have been taken snorkeling by many different companies, from Hawaii to the Grand Caymans but this was the finest tour I have ever been on. They know the reefs and took us to some great locations. The kayaking was also excellent. The captain also...More

Thank Christine A
Chris G, Guest Relations Manager at Grouchy Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Hello Granny! Boy does Sparky miss you and your beautiful family immensely. We had a wonderful time on the reef and trotting around on the Turtle with you all. Thank you so much for your kind words and giving the crew the privilege to show...More

Reviewed 25 May 2014

Darline and Chris were very welcoming and generous. We had a good time in the reefs and in the mangrove tunnels. Grouchy Turtle is not one impersonnal tour where you feel like a number.

Thank Odelein
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