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“don't waste your money”
Review of Nautical Ventures

Nautical Ventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Nautical Ventures offers the largest selection of SUPs, kayaks, luxury tenders and boats under one roof in South Florida. With locations in Broward and Palm Beach counties, Nautical Ventures is an exclusive distributor for premium marine brands, including Hobie kayaks and sail cats, Chapman tenders and Buddy Davis boats. Nautical Ventures is also North America's leading distributor of Novurania luxury yacht tenders. From paddle sport hobbyists to performance and pleasure boaters to yacht owners and captains, Nautical Ventures provides recreational marine enthusiasts with a full range of water crafts, accessories and complete service. We have two beautiful waterfront locations to rent Single & Double Kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards and Pontoon Boats!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Chamonix, France
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4 reviews
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“don't waste your money”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Adventure Times now only rents rotomolded sit on tops and paddle boards. Paddling a sit on top is like pushing a log don't waste your money.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Martin C
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, Public Relations Manager at Nautical Ventures, responded to this review, 21 February 2017
Thank you Martin,

Adventure Times is no longer. Nautical Ventures has taken over this location and we hope you come give us a chance. We have a great selection of kayaks, paddle boards and pontoon rentals.
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Holden, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Wonderful Service and a Fun Day on Peanut Island”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Our day at Peanut Island was perfect. Since we were the only people kayaking to Peanut Island Steve made a special trip to his Riviera Beach Marina location to set us up for our day of kayaking and snorkeling. He gave some great advice about where to kayak and snorkel. Although we booked a 1/2 day he said there was no hurry to get back on time. That was a nice touch and appreciated.

Gave us information on Peanut Island and where to put our stuff when we got there. He was right ... we left our things under one of the picnic shelters while we snorkeled and everything was fine.

There are a lot of fish to see around the various rock formations. HOWEVER, be sure to check the tides. We were lucky that the tide was in when we arrived and went snorkeling. A few hours later you could walk to some of the outcroppings.

As for the island itself, we took the 1.2 mile walk around the island. Lots of nice views along the walk. On top of it all everything from the restrooms to the picnic shelters were very clean.

Grab a kayak and some snorkel gear and have fun!

Visited April 2014
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Thank prmac
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, Public Relations Manager at Nautical Ventures, responded to this review, 27 February 2017
Thanks for the review! So glad you had a fabulous experience and we look forward to getting you back out on the water!
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great service and products”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I did not personally use the paddle boards or kayaks here, but did accompany my nephew and his friend to rent paddle boards for the day. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, good at instructing newbies in using the equipment, and very accommodating. The equipment is in good shape and the prices are reasonable. They are located right on the Earman River, so you can put in right there and return from the water. From that location, there are several routes you can take for fun kayaking and paddle boarding depending upon your level of expertise.

Visited July 2013
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Thank flapenny
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, Public Relations Manager at Nautical Ventures, responded to this review, 27 February 2017
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad your nephew and friend enjoyed themselves and we hope to get you all back out soon.
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North Palm Beach, Florida
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129 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Location for a Kayak Experience”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I have used Adventure Times several times. First to rent kayaks to see if I wanted to own one, but also for my son's birthday party.

Located on the Earman River in North Palm Beach, Adventure Times provides excellent water based fun. Technically, though, the Earman River is actually a canal from Lake Okeechobee, so don't get visions of an idyllic shaded river. But also don't let it dissuade you. Adventure Times provides all the equipment you need to go for a kayak trip, either through the residential waterfront areas of North Palm Beach, or across Lake Worth to Munyon Island and the estuary there. The Munyon Island area is a true back-water estuary filled with birds (especially in the winter), fish, and even dolphin. Great snook fishing. Near Adventure Times itself the water generally has loads of eagle rays. There is so much to see. The owner and crew at Adventure Times are friendly and very, very helpful. They fit you with a proper life jacket, and even put the kayak in the water for you. The kayaks are all a year or less old, I believe. They sell the used kayaks once a year (that is how I bought mine). Never kayaked before? No problem. A few quick lessons and you are off.

Bring lots of water with you. Florida sun and exercise will drain you quickly.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank DemandingGuest
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, Public Relations Manager at Nautical Ventures, responded to this review, 27 February 2017
Great tip on bringing water with you! We appreciate you taking the time to review us and hope you come back and get on the water with us again soon.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beginner? No problem!”
Reviewed 25 September 2011

Had a great time today on my first try at paddle boarding! Great location especially for a beginner. Good price, good instruction, local business. I would recommend to all.

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1 Thank bkfamily
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, Public Relations Manager at Nautical Ventures, responded to this review, 27 February 2017
Fantastic! So glad you a great experience. We look forward to getting you back out on the water!
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