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Strike Zone Charters

29675 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
(305) 872-9863
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Ranked #8 of 13 activities in Big Pine Key
Type: Tours
Traveler Description: Strike Zone Charters provides daily fishing, snorkeling, and diving excursions.  Private charter trips can also be booked.   Strike Zone is located... more »
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Waterbury, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The two elderly women behind the desk are the most unfriendly people you will meet in the Keys, and their two dogs are the most unfriendly animals you will meet. The shop is clean and neat with good buys, the dive boat ran fine and the diving was good also, but the capt. felt he should be yelling at you... More

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Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Nice operation. The Captain, Alan, was super. There was also a young girl, I think her name is Kaitlin, who was extremely helpful with snorklers. I hope they hang onto these great staff.

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Lodi, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The coral in Florida has been in steep decline. The pictures provided by Strike Zone Charters are of what once was - not what really is. I would still recommend the trip but don't expect all the bright colors and live coral advertised.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you read every page on this post there is a common theme. Extremely rude boat captain when it comes to divers. He has a huge ego and thinks he is a diving god and you are scum. Snorkelers generally give decent reviews because he doesn't target them. Occasionally his friends and family pop on and give dive reviews saying... More

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Strike Zone is easy to find and the shop is clean and has some good prices on their inventory ...the diving was good at the Looe Key reef... saw a ton of fish as well as a 300 lb grouper...on the down side they had more rules than a catholic school nun...but with such a diverse group of experience people... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The captain and first mate were very friendly. They made sure we knew exactly what to expect and made sure our safety was their first priority. They had all the equipment to rent if needed. They were kind enough to supply coolers with ice to hold the drinks or food you brought. They showed patience with the inexperienced snorkelers. My... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have done a lot of snorkeling in different parts of the world, and the reef is supposed to be the best place in the US to snorkel and dive, but it didn't quite impress. Probably because the weather was not great, and the trip still went. So, without much sun, the colors were very dull. There were pretty large... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We decided that the reviews were good on this place so we'd try it. We didn't expect much as we have been on things like this before. These people exceeds our expectations! It was an incredibly rough day when we went out. Captain Fred drove the boat like a champ! He was hilarious and friendly. His safety guy Jeff is... More

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28 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Strike Zone is the only charter company we use - no matter where we are in the Keys. The guides are extremely knowledgable and really want you to experience the best trip possible. We have done the island excursion and several dive trips to Looe Key. My husband and I have been diving all over the world for 20+ years... More

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Detroit, MI
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stopped to inquire about a charter and the help there couldn't have been better. We were unable to go out due to the wind but we got a lot of information and recommendations. They have a great gift shop and by the way ... the cutest little puppy dogs you could imagine.

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