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The Water Taxi and Affordable Fishing Charters are divisions of Second Wind Marine. Our goal is to provide affordable stress free adventures on the water. Services include custom sightseeing and tours on the Water Taxi and Affordable Fishing trips...more
We had a wonderful afternoon with Captain Charlie. He took us north from Casey Key to Sarasota Bay. It was a last minute idea and we were so lucky Captain Charlie was available. He has great knowledge of the area and it’s history. He made...More
Three dolphins put on a show for Kathy and her family while traveling south today. Gorgeous day out on the gulf and beaching up to explore snake island near venice inlet! Had a blast showing you around
Sunset with Captain Dan on the Water Taxi at the North Jetty fishing pier. The dolphin sightings were amazing! Captain Dan was very informative. What a wonderful way to spend our evening. Thank you again!
Charlie took my family and I out on a two and a half hour ride the other morning, from Casey Key and went north through the intercostal waters. It was the BEST! Charlie was so knowledgable about the area and the history (very educational), as...More
I live in Nokomis and am very familiar with the views from the beach or marina to the Gulf or Waterway. My leisurely trip with Captain Charlie and a group of friends offered glimpses of mansions and businesses only seen from ashore. A sort of...More
My 4 boys and I have gone out with Captain Charlie every summer for several years and have always had a blast. He has the patience of a saint and always puts us on the fish. His vessel is comfortable for all of us and...More
Where do I begin? Our family of 6 from out of town booked this trip 3 months in advance and I called a few days before to confirm our reservation. Then Debbie called me 3 hours before to cancel our long awaited boat ride. Leaving...More
Date of experience: April 2016
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Charles W, Owner at Second Wind Marine - Water Taxi Service, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2016
It is never fun disappointing anyone, especially children. Unfortunately, when we are in the middle of our busy season we are booked solid, making it very hard to get trips rescheduled. A paying charter must have a certified Coast Guard Captain, so when one is...More
Three Canadian couples went cruising on a pontoon boat with Debbie and Roman as our guide and captain. Both have a great sense of humor. They took us from Casey Key to Venice and back, pointing out houses and gardens of interest, and telling us...More
This same spot is a GREAT place to rent Kayak. The lady gave us great wildlife spitting advice and we actually had a porpoise/ dolphin playing within 6 feet of us. We went just a short distance away and had no wake at all. Highly...More