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Beware of John's Pass

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Beware of John's Pass

Do not rent water equipment (waverunner, etc) from John't Pass at Madiera Beach. We spent $100 for a waverunner and got stranded after 20 minutes. There were no coast guard, no water patrol, not a single soul came to help us. I thought for sure we would end up fried lobsters. Then a good samaritan came by and towed us part of the way. Then FINALLY the rental company sent someone out to look for us. Someone from shore had called the coast guard because we were out in the water blowing our whistle and yelling for help. They finally showed up and escorted us into the dock. Worst of all, the rental company would not refund our money. The rental company was reprimanded by the coast guard. I hope they are fined as well. I would recommend Clearwater Beach or one of the rental companies on the shores of St. Pete's Beach. At least if you get stranded there, someone will be able to see you and rescue you.

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1. Re: Beware of John's Pass

Hey, thanks for the tip! We were considering staying there, but my wife didn't like what she saw from pics posted on this site. Did you stay at that beach? We're looking for a hotel somewhere on the Gulf side. Sorry for your bad luck.

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