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Java Cat Charters

231 Margaret Street, PO Box 832, Key West, FL 33041
305-294-7245
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Ranked #29 of 303 Activities in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Java Cat Sailing Catamaran is one of the last "six pack" charters that offer small, intimate, personalized service in Key West. We take a maximum of 6... more » Owner description: Java Cat Sailing Catamaran is one of the last "six pack" charters that offer small, intimate, personalized service in Key West. We take a maximum of 6 passengers and will leave the dock with a minimum of 2 passengers. We offer guided kayak tours around mangrove islands and backcountry flats. We snorkel on sponge and coral gardens in shallow waters. If you want to avoid the crowds you find on other charters, join us, we guarantee an experience of a lifetime. We offer quality snorkel and kayak equipment to enhance your experience. For the bird enthusiast, this trip offers world class birding! « less
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Plant City, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A wonderful experience on this 4 hour tour with lunch. Andrew was our guide, very knowledgable and made our trip fun. Be sure to ask for Andrew when you book. We saw nurse sharks, rays, beautiful fish and so many lobster

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My boyfriends and my first time to KW. Did the kayak, snorkel, and sail ( with a light lunch) 4 hour trip with John. Amazing! We experienced the ocean in 3 unique ways, intimate with a total of 6 people rather than feeling like a cattle call with larger excursions. John was fabulous and offered wittiness with the educational aspect.... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took the 4hr morning cruise of kayak, snorkel and sail with Captain John on the Java Cat! So amazing! After we boarded and set off Captain John shared fantastic knowledge of the area. We got to a mangrove key and kayaked around the whole thing!!! We saw nurse sharks and rays along with tons of different birds. We even... More

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Virginia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We did the 4 hour private charter with captain Lisa and she was a one women show. She was very knowledgeable and professional. We kayak out to the mangroves and she pointed out different birds and wildlife. We didn't feel rushed at all during trip. She provided a light lunch and drinks after snorkeling. Definitely worth doing it if you... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took a private tour sunset trip while visiting Key West the weekend of the 4th of July. Our Captain Lisa was a great host, she made everything possible to make our trip safe, enjoyable and one that we will definitely remember. It was a great experience that we will definitely do again...

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We booked a sunset charter as part of our Florida Keys vacation. We prefer not to share our experiences with 100 people that we do not know, and we found that Java Cat Charters offers a private charter for up to 6 people at a reasonable price. Lisa was an amazing captain. She was friendly and professional and very knowledgeable... More

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Dallas, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Such an amazing experience for my birthday! Of course the sunsets are the most beautiful we have ever seen. Experiencing it on the Java Cat is now one of my favorites. Lisa was amazing, very professional, friendly and she made our trip very special.

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Bolton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Cheryl and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with John . His knowledge and passion of the local flora and fauna and his smooth articulate narration of everything going on made us feel like we were part of he landscape. We hope to see him again. Jeff & Cheryl

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Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you have a chance to go out on the water at Key West, this is a must. Captain John with Java Cat was perfect. Very knowledgeable and relaxed, he got on well with all of us including our college age daughters. We would all do it again the next time we go to Key West.

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Farmington, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Captain John obviously loves the environment and is very knowledgable. A very pleasant kayaking and snorkeling adventure for a small group. (this is not the tour you should take if you want to jump off of a boat with a crowd of drunk people) Very laid back and pleasant. Highly recommend.

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