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Going to Marco August 19 through 25

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Going to Marco August 19 through 25

I am taking two pre-teen daughters to Marco (staying at Marriott) for a week of August 19. From what I read here, there is plenty of fun in renting a pontoon boat and taking it to smaller islands. However, it seems less than economical to do so just for the three of us. How does one go about sharing that boat with other families (likely with kids same age, otherwise who would want this racket)? I am sure there are other people in similar shoes who would like to join financial forces. Will the marina try to put small groups together if they have advance notice, or are we on our own here?

Great advice will be appreciated. Better yet, if someone is there during the same week, give me a shout.

Sussex
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1. Re: Going to Marco August 19 through 25

Whilst I have seen fishing charter operators attempting to combine groups (by way of messages on a whiteboard at the marina) I am reasonably sure the boat charter operators do not do this I am afraid. Still, no harm in asking:

http://www.rosemarina.com/contact-us.htm

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3. Re: Going to Marco August 19 through 25

I haven't heard of the marina's putting families together for pontoon rentals. I recommend a pontoon compared to Jet ski's ... because Jet ski's are expensive compared to pontoons.

The smaller the group the more it makes sense to go with a jet ski tour. But pontoons are the cheapest way to see the 10,000 islands.

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4. Re: Going to Marco August 19 through 25

Check with dreamlander tours. They do a dolphin and friends tour by boat or waverunner. We were the only two on the tour and our guide took us wherever we wanted to go. Worth a shot. Here's the link

dreamlandertours.com/dolphins--friends.html

BTW the tour was 3 hours...

Edited: 20 July 2014, 20:46
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5. Re: Going to Marco August 19 through 25

Thanks everybody for your input. We'll try all these places.

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