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“Best way for a family to explore the waters.”
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Grouchy Turtle
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Owner description: Cruising and living aboard a catamaran...with Sparky the boat dog!
Ft lauderdale
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best way for a family to explore the waters.”
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 exactly what I was looking for. A private catamaran with a caring crew who understood my challenge and gave everyone a fun experience.
We snorkeled for awhile and then when some of us got a little seasick the captain took us to the bayside where we swam in very calm.waters and even saw some dolphins. I am sure there are problably less expensive alternatives out there, but as with most things in life you get what you pay for and if you only have a couple chances to see things, then you are much better off this way then on some crowded commercial boat....highly reccomended.

Visited August 2014
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Thank Roshaiga
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Chris G, Owner at Grouchy Turtle, responded to this review, 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.
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Skip the Rest - Go With The Best!”
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!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank travelbable
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Chris G, Owner at Grouchy Turtle, responded to this review, 13 July 2014
Thanks Brian! We're glad you enjoyed paddling the tunnels with us.
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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome afternoon!”
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 fish right from the back of the boat! We were able to see lots of different species of fish and corals, we even saw a turtle and nurse shark swimming around the edge of the reef.
Going in the afternoon allowed us to have the reef to ourselves. We can't wait to book another trip with Chris. We sadly didn't get to meet Darlene or Sparky on our trip, but that's something else for us to look forward to on the next trip.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Nicole M
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Melbourne Bch
2 reviews
“Sail, Snorkel and kayak fun!”
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!!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Glenn H
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San Antonio, Texas
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Afternoon snorkeling trip to Hen and Chickens”
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 all knew what they had to know about the boat in regard to accommodations and safety and also ensuring the comfort of all the guests on board. Chris was a great guide in the water, ensuring all were safe and seeing all that could be seen on the reef. There are cheaper trips available in the area, but in our view, the smaller group, additional attention and the fact this was a sailboat trip made it worthwhile.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank TomAndLaura210
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