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“MUST DO!! Beautiful sunset, AWESOME crew, all around great time for price”
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Island Time Cruises
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Owner description: Enjoy a relaxing Bayside cruise while sipping your favorite drink on a lazy afternoon cruise or take on of our Sunset cruises, order a delicious Rum Runner or Pina Colada from the Island Bar in the main salon or a Margarita from the Mermaid Bar on the top deck and enjoy some of the most amazing sunsets while cruising on "island Time" the only 78 ft paddlewheel boat in the Florida Keys! WELCOME TO KEY LARGO!
Highland, Illinois
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“MUST DO!! Beautiful sunset, AWESOME crew, all around great time for price”
Reviewed 28 June 2014

My wife and I spent many days waiting to see the wonderful sunsets yous see from Key Largo; the kind you don't see from Southern Illinois. Unfortunately, every evening leading up to our time out on the cruise there were clouds that made us miss it hit the horizon. Well on one night we decided, after hearing about ITC to give it a whirl, I think it was like $30 a person so what the heck. So we booked our trip early in the morning, went about our day and then got ready to go. No sooner than we were leaving our resort it started to rain.

We get to the ship check in and the crew all say "it's going to blow over just get on board." Boy were they right!! As we were leaving the dock the rain stopped and it was just magical from there on out!!

Upsides: The crew were amazing! They encouraged dancing, drinking and demanded to take pictures so you would not have that "selfie" effect plus the drinks were very good even the non alcoholic punch I was drinking.

Downside: Eat before you go, the menu consist of hotdogs, which they ran out of prior to leaving dock, small 6inch pizzas, popcorn and chips. Another downside I am not very good at blowing into a conch, as I found out during the conch blowing tournament we had.

Would give a 5 rating, the lack of food on a 2.5 hour cruise that takes place during dinner hours was my biggest complaint

Visited June 2014
Thank Dennis S
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Tavernier, Florida
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We chartered the boat for my husbands 60th Birthday and our guests had the best time!! The staff and owners were amazing from our signing the contract to the execution of the party! DJ Rico played requests and gave up the microphone so we could roast my husband in front of his family and friends!! Music was playing all night and he took requests spanning all the age groups on board. My mom is in a wheelchair and the crew ensured she had the best seat in the house and she danced that night!! Food was catered by Island Time and WOW!! Try the Potato Martini bar!! Sounded bizarre but it was a great buffet on board! Mashed potatoes with any toppings you desired: Jerked Shrimp, Prime rib, BACON!! Thanks Island Time for a very memorable occasion!!

Visited February 2014
2 Thank Jeanne H
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“My husband rules the conch!”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

From the minute we made our reservations for the sunset cruise the staff made us feel like old friends! The staff really made the difference. It was a beautiful cruise around the bay. There was plenty of dancing, laughter and socializing! My husband won the conch blowing contest! Very clean, and the DJ played music for everyone. A great party on the water! What a great way to spend our anniversary. Drinks were very reasonably priced and the $20 per person add mission was well worth it!

1 Thank Lynn E
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Island Time was amazing. The people on the cruise were fun and helpful. The dj was great. The bartenders were overwhelmed because we probably drank more then anybody ever, but they handled it very well. The people at Island Time also were very helpful when we booked the cruise. We had over fifty people and it couldn't have been more fun

Visited January 2014
Thank JonPJones
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Key Largo, Florida
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77 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Nice Bay Cruising for Sunsets or Special Event / Occassion”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We have been several times on Island Time Cruises in Key Largo. They offer weekend Sunset cruises and specialty cruises for Special Events / Occassions (ie NY Eve, 4th of July, local Boat Parade, etc.)
Island Time Cruises is a 'mock' paddle wheel boat with two decks. Inside / air conditioned lower deck and upstairs covered open deck. There are bars located on both decks with reasonable priced drinks.
They will have either a DJ or live band depending on the cruise / occassion.
We went for NY eve and they had a Reggae band on the upper covered outdoor deck. We stayed out for the fireworks at midnight.
The crew is friendly and helpful and would recommend to both visitors and locals alike.

Visited December 2013
Thank Barbara C
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