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“Great parasailing experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of YOLO Watersports

YOLO Watersports
11534 Andy Rosse Ln, Captiva Island, FL 33924
239-472-9656
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Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great parasailing experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

We arrived on Captiva beach with only a thought about parasailing. We saw the boats and walked over. The guys were hanging out on the beach but gave us information to book through the office. We were able to call from the beach and book for that day, our last day on Captiva. At our appointment time, we walked up the beach, walked over the dune to the office and quickly did our paperwork, within minutes my husband, and 10 & 12 year old daughters were on the boat. The driver of boat could have been a little more friendly (maybe it was because we were the last ride of the day), but the guy working the gear was super nice. The experience proved to be outstanding! They were about 400ft in the air and were able to see much of Captiva and were actually able to spot a shark swimming off coast. My husband noted how quiet and peaceful it was so high, you could not even hear the boat. We highly recommend YOLO for being able to go that day without prior reservations, ease of booking, a feeling of safety, and a great experience on Captiva that we will not forget!

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Albany, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Well run...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We did paddle boarding and para sailing through YOLO. The guys were all nice to do business with and answered all the questions we had without issue. Very nice especially with how busy they were.

Visited April 2012
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Chicago
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Dead Last?? How!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

No clue how in the world this place is dead last on Captiva!! Have been going here for the past 4 years, fantastic service, excellent gear! Jetski rental is a must everything we're down on the island and the staff is not only attentive, they are extremely helpful and have that "surfer dude" attitude which is a 100%+!

Visited May 2011
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“Surprise Charges Upon Return”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

Had a great time riding around the island on the scoot coupes, but when we returned after 2 hrs. and paid $216 we were told we owed an extra $100 for breaking the throttle on one of them. This supposedly happened within the first minute of us being in the scoot coupe when we were still in the parking lot. The woman instructing us on how to operate them was incredibly rude and explained everything in about 10 seconds. If we did break it, it was because we were not properly instructed, and were not even told this until we returned. We spoke to the manager and are still waiting to see if we get charged or not. We will keep you updated.

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YOLOMV, Owner at YOLO Watersports, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Hello Terese,

I apologize for the character of the employee regarding the rental of your Scoot Coupe. This employee isn't affiliated with YOLO any longer. The $100 charge for the throttle was not processed. The model year Scoot Coupe you rented from YOLO had issues with the throttle stop pin within the throttle assembly. This was a weak point and has beed resolved in the newer Scoot Coupe (2013) that YOLO offers for rental.

Marcel Ventura
YOLO Watersports
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Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Bad to the Bone, Can't wait to go back for this one.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

This place is awesome cool. They have all kinds of toys to rent and trips to do. Kayaks, YOLO boards, parasailing, everything fun. We set up a jet ski excursion to Cayo Costa. This is an intense tour that is wide open for fun. We had Dustin for our guide who has spent his whole life in the area. Knew a lot things but kept it brief informative and fun. We found dolphins on several occasions and had lots of time to rip across the water too. Wonderful island tour. Cannot say enough good things about this and we do jet ski tours all over the world. Thank you Dustin and Thank you YOLO. Its our best memory from the trip. Cannot wait to see you next year.

Visited December 2011
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