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“wonderful fishing trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Eyed Trader Private Charters

Blue Eyed Trader Private Charters
5555 College Rd, Sunset Marina, Key West, FL 33040
305-393-1799
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Ranked #2 of 326 Activities in Key West
Type: Tours, Gear rentals
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Owner description: Enjoy a fun filled day in the Florida Keys. Spend a few hours sportfishing or family fun fishing. Plan a beach excursion, swimming, snorkeling, sight seeing,or a sunset cruise. See the annual powerboat races from the water. Design your day on the water with Captain Ron on the Blue Eyed Trader.
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Paris, France
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“wonderful fishing trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My daughter arranged this charter and it was great. Capt. Ron and Nina are terrific, making great suggestions about how much time to spend fishing for what, having a ton of patience, teaching us alot about the local water and fish, making sure we caught our share of fish and taking us for a great swim by the reef that miraculously cured the girls of sea sickness. It was a beautiful day on the water, I caught (with Capt Ron's help) the biggest fish of my life (a 22 lb king mackarel) which they suggested we take to Hogfish Bar and Grill (along with some snapper) where they grilled it and it was just delicious. We were a party of 4 adults (so 6 adults total on the trip counting the capt and 1st mate), which is a good size for this boat, any more people and it might be too crowded if all were fishing and catching at the same time. I believe we were out for about 6 hours, which was enough for us. We took bagels and sandwiches, but didnt eat. Some of us were queasy, the rest too busy fishing. They provided water, which was really all we wanted (oh yeah, we did have some beers with us for hubby - what is a fishing trip without a beer?) We are all used to boats, but not expert fishermen. The Capt and Nina took care of everything. We would definately charter with the blue eyed trader again if we are ever lucky enought to return to key west.

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Captainron_11, Owner at Blue Eyed Trader Private Charters, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
I am sure glad your girls stuck it out! Sea sickness is the worst thing, we see it to much. Swimming can and did help to bring those smiles to their faces. Mom, you rocked that big King fish and made our day, Thanks. We would love to have you back aboard the Blue eyed trader.
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“best fishing ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

we had an outstanding day Monday with Captain Ron and Nina. They were great and the fishing was too. Plenty of fish for out freezer. If your looking for a true key west fishing experience, go out with Captain Ron and Nina. Very helpful, great sense of humor, fun to be around and knowledgable. It was my wife's first time fishing and they were extremely helpful. They are generous people as well. This trip was donated by them to our local wildlife center during a fundraiser. We bid on it and won and happy that we did!

Visited April 2014
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Captainron_11, Owner at Blue Eyed Trader Private Charters, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Thank you for helping Key West wild life center. Nina and I loved the time we had. You guys are lots of fun and truly great people. Glad to see that there are still people that care! Hope to see you back on the Blue eyed trader for another trip.
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“Bachelor Party Weekend”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We had an excellent time fishing with Captain Ron and Nina! It was a great experience, from the professional instruction to friendly and familiar atmosphere. We could not have asked for a more enjoyable day on the water! I would highly recommend Captain Ron and the Blue Eyed Trader, and they will be the only boat I go out on the next time I'm in Key West.

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Captainron_11, Owner at Blue Eyed Trader Private Charters, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Thanks for the review. Bachelor party's are always a riot! You guys were to much fun. We wish you all the happiness that marriage can bring! Good luck and hurry back.
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“Fishing with Capt Ron”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Second time out with Capt Ron and Nina. Great people who just want you to have a great time and catch fish. They are great with kids and helping everyone out to enjoy the day. We will be cooking our catch tonight!

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Captainron_11, Owner at Blue Eyed Trader Private Charters, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
If any one watched the video of you 3 catching those fish they would understand how much fun it really is! We love having people return, especially if kids are involved. Thanks for a truly fun day on the water. Cant wait to see the pics!
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“Bachelor party extravaganza!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

Blue eyed trader is hands down the best charter I've ever been on. Capt Ron is probably one of the most knowledgable fisherman and captains in the area. We went out with a group of six guys on a bachelor party and had an unforgettable memory. Capt Ron took us out to the Gulf Stream and within minutes we had two sailfish on two lines. The guys on the trip were feeling a little banged up from the night before so Capt Ron politely took us to tamer waters to appease the uneasy ones. We were able to catch some delicious snapper for the rest of the day. All in all, I would highly recommend blue eyed traders to anyone looking for some great fishing and a good time.

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Captainron_11, Owner at Blue Eyed Trader Private Charters, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Double header! 2 Sails on at once is always a great day. I am happy you guys had a fun day, sorry the boys played a little to hard. Thanks for taking the time to review us, we do appreciate it. We wish you guys many happy years together. Come back and see us again.
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