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“Amazing Fishing trip!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Bull of Key West

Red Bull of Key West
1801 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040
305-395-1416
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Ranked #222 of 326 Activities in Key West
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: Red Bull - is a very stable 26′ Nordic Tug. RED BULL has a 10 foot wide stern and is 26′ foot long, build with comfort and stability in mind. You will find RED BULL is spacious and comfortable for harbor tours, fishing, dolphin watching and snorkeling pleasure. Priced right for everyone. We also offer custom charters for private Key West snorkeling trips, harbor tours, fishing and dolphin watches/encounters.
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“Amazing Fishing trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I spent a week in Key West over Christmas. One of our most memorable experiences was a four hour fishing trip with Captain Joe on the Red Bull. It was a private fishing excursion so we had the tug boat and Captain Joe to ourselves. It was amazing, Captain Joe is incredibly knowledgeable about the area and fishing. He was very attentive to us, I never had to touch the bait or the fish I caught! It was a great time on the water and I'm looking forward to the next time. Keep up the great work Captain Joe!!

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Gloucester, Virginia
2 reviews
“Loved fishing on Red Bull with Cap. Joe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Just went out on the Red Bull with Cap. Joe this morning and had a fantastic time! Caught lots of great fish we'll be eating tonight for dinner. Easy boat, perfect for a small party. Captain Joe is super nice and friendly. If you're coming to Key West and want to go fishing, definitely book the Red Bull!

Visited January 2013
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WOODLAND
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“Red Bull Fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our excursion was wonderful! Capt. Joe is experienced and well informed on the boat! We caught some great fish and enjoyed a great dinner that evening, thanks to Capt. Joe!

Visited January 2013
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“Captain Joe & The Red Bull”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The hubby desperately wanted to fish while we were in Key West for a friend's wedding. He ended up finding a Groupon for The Red Bull for a half-day fishing charter.

Captain Bob was super helpful with answering all of our questions and even allowed us to book the trip prior to purchasing our Groupon, as we could only go out on one of the days we were in Key West.

When we arrived at the docks, Capt. Joe was friendly and ready to go. He gave us the low-down on rules, and we were off! It was a beautiful morning and Joe was super informative about the island's history, the natural environment, and even current events regarding everything we got to motor past.

As a total weather nerd, we really lucked out when a small thunderstorm blew in quick, and we head to pull back in to the temporary docks by Mallory Square for some breakfast.

Thankfully the storm passed quickly and we were able to spend a few sunny hours fishing on the stream, keeping my man happy.

Joe also proved to be a knowledgeable tour guide, meeting us later that evening and giving great recommendations for food and drink spots. Gotta love those insider tips from the locals!

Visited October 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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“Thanks for such a great time!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

A group of us recently took a last minute trip south from Tampa to the Keys. Tom booked a trip on the Red Bull via the web. We all hit it pretty hard the night before so we were a little uneasy when we arrived at the pier and realized the head was small. But hey....it's a tug, right? After 5 minutes, as queasy as we all were from the night before all our reluctance was alleved. After 15 minutes we were already having fun. Capt Joe has a wealth of knowledge in so many areas. His knowledge of marine life had us novice fishermen and fisher women on the fish immediately. It was race weekend so the super boats were flying in and out of the bay but that didn't matter. It was so cool to be so close as they blazed by at 150 mph. We only were only half a mile off the west end of Key West and he had us on the fish like we had gone out 20 miles. Redfish, grouper, yellowtail...it was amazing. He was super patient and very thorough. The only lady who never fished ever in her life pulled in a huge mackerel (biggest of the day!!) and hooked a shark that got away just barely. He was a great captain and an excellent tour guide. For such a young man he's got great stories and a wealth of knowledge. He realized we were getting worn out and suggested we go to a sand bar and relax...but we were intent on catching this shark and the barracuda that had joined in, much to the chagrin of the ladies. He explained once the predators were around the game fish were gone. Of course we knew he was right... But hope springs eternal in a young man's mind right?
Well he suffered baiting the lines for us fools regardless. Finally it was time to head in. He took us on a great tour of the inlets and told us all about the history of the different locations and vessels and about the Coast Guard station and the Naval Base. We saw Navy SEALS training on zodiacs. It truly was amazing.
I'm in sales and I know that people are 10 times more likely to write a complaint than a positive review. I was so impressed by this experience I couldn't NOT write a review for him.
He cleaned our fish and sent us to a local restaurant whose name escapes me now but prepared the fish for only $7 a person including side items!!! Seriously???!!!
If you find yourself in Key West you would be completely out of your mind if you didn't spend some time with Capt Joe and his Red Bull Tug whether for fishing, a tour or just to get to some of the smaller keys and do some snorkeling or swimming.
You will not regret it!!

Thanks Joe!!

Adam and friends from Tampa.

Visited October 2012
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