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“Excellent day out”
Review of Charlie's Charters

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Charlie's Charters
Ranked #9 of 9 Tours in Treasure Island
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent day out”
Reviewed 9 August 2012

the 4 of us [2 adults and 2 kids aged 11 and 9] decided we wanted to take a trip to Egmont Key and based on the other reviews we saw of Charlie's Charters, decided to give them a try.

I rang first thing to find they had space for us on that day's cruise and 20 minutes later they picked us up from our apartment and took us down to the boat.

Aaron and Chris were the crew and they couldn't have been more friendly, informative and chatty throughout the whole day.

The run over to Egmont Key takes about an hour and Chris and Aaron pointed out plenty of interesting things and kept us all amused with various stories. My kids loved feeding the gulls with chips - and Chris helped them with this!

We had about an hour to tour the fort [take bug spray with you - they bite A LOT!] and then we went off to snorkel.

The water was a bit cloudy [and salty JohnH - it is the sea!] but we all had a fantastic time diving for sand dollars. Chris came in to help with the search and spent time explaining about all the different sea creatures we all found.

On the run back we saw dolphins and flying fish.

All in all a brilliant day. Would thoroughly recommend it!!

Visited July 2012
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English first
Arlington, Texas
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“awesome”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

this was a great experience. The captian and mate were very knowledgable about the area.( as i am not from here) The boat was clean and roomy plenty of places to sit to get great view of pretty much everything. The ride out is fun. As we got to the island we were informed of the do's and dont's. we shelled and found the light house amazing. There were even these huge helmet like turtles. the snorkling was amazing. we found tons of sand dollars and even found this huge shell with squishy live things in it wanted to keep it but couldnt cause it was alive. Over all the entire trip was awesome. Oh and the dolphins were great. i would and have recomended these guys to all.

Visited July 2012
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Sarasota, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not very enjoyable”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

The water was very salty and the visibility was very poor underwater which made snorkeling no fun at all. Not for beginning swimmers (they drop you into 9 feet of water and don't supply a life vest). This experience doesn't compare to snorkeling in the Caribbean.

Visited July 2012
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4 Thank JohnH34618
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Powell, Tennessee
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing experience!”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Our family of seven had a marvelous time on Charile's Charters to Egmont Key. We collected shells, explored Fort Dade ruins, snorkeled, and even found Sand Dollars! The crew was fabulous, helpful, and informative. They provided bottled water for the trip and snorkel gear. Laurel picked us up directly from our condo and returned us there afterward. She, too, was extremely helpful and informative. I would highly recommend this company! They even stopped the boat so we could enjoy watching the dolphins play nearby. My favorite was finding Sand Dollars!

Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Apokson
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st cloud
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“GREAT TIME”
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Me and my fiancee went we booked for the 4 and half hour trip. the capt. and crew were awesome. we took the free shuttle to pick us up at our hotel. the lady was sweet from the time i called and booked our trip from the time she dropped us off. upon arriving to pick us up she was early and called letting us know she was here and that we could take our time that there was no rush! we arrived to the dock the capt and deck hand was awesome they keep you interested in whats going on in the tour. they were very kid friendly i noticed my fiancee is pregnant and they accommodated to her with help up and down that latter getting on and off the boat. the water was cloudy so snorkeling wasn't that great so the guest on the boat came back on early. the capt and deck hand felt bad about that so they took us around the island where it is known to have a lot of sand dollars my fiancee was EXCITED about that casue she wanted one verry badly!! this was an awesome trip they did an awesome job on making the trip as best as it can be i strongly recommend going on it the caption i dont know his name i for got a bald guy heavier set with a beard is and ceasil was the other man make sure you get them there the BEST!!! thank you guys you were AWESOME THATS FOR SURE!!!

Visited June 2012
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