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16498 Tortuga St, Jug Creek Marina, Bokeelia, FL 33922-1607
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

When friends or family come to town,we always schedule a trip on Tropic Star. Typically we have lunch at Cabbage Key and then have a couple hours of beach time. A perfect day The cruise out and back is always informative and we get to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Elaine M
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Captain Rick & his mate Frankie were friendly & very informative about the surrounding islands & history. Enjoyed our ride & the dolphin show in the boat’s wake.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Perfect captain to take 7 of us to Cayo Costa. He stopped halfway so my very excited kiddos could watch the dolphins jumping. He gave us history of the islands. He chatted with us all and made jokes with my 5 year old.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Becca C
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Captain Rick and his first mate will take you on a leisurely boat tour to Cabbage Key for lunch and an afternoon at the beach at Cayo Costa State Park. Along the way, the Captain will share the history of both the boat and the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TBrown0809
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a Wonderful day on July 6 2018 on the Ferry Tropic STAR over to Cayo Costa.A perfect day shelling and snorkeling. The group that went were wonderful. Captain Rick was alot of fun and very informative.I would recommend this trip for everyone.thank you Tropic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sunny1962Skaneateles
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We have taken this boat ride several times to Caya Costa....it is a beautiful getaway to an undeveloped island....a true 'old Florida' paradise. The boat ride is a lot of fun..the narration entertaining...but the true joy is spending time at the beach on this 'wild'...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ckaybest
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Our trip to Cayo Costa aboard the Tropic Star was just fine. The boat was full to the max, but the Captains were cheerful and helpful getting everyone's stuff loaded. They even waited a few extra minutes for some stragglers who were running late. For...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Farkwar
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Can’t say enough about Captain Autumn and Sarah on a recent boat to Cabbage Key. Great day, wonderful crew. Can’t wait to bring more folks for this cruise !!!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Daydream256725
Reviewed March 2, 2018

The weather was great. We booked our tour in person a few days early, drove around and got the lay of the land, and came back on Tuesday, February 13 for the boat ride. Parking at Jugs Creek costs 8 dollars cash, as I recall....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank fritomann
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Took a day trip to Cayo Costa my granddaughter Blythe had an amazing time everyone was so nice and informative. Highly recommend thanks Captain Rick & Frankie

Date of experience: February 2018
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April 13, 2017|
Response from Beaches1785 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on what they like. I took the cruise to spend the day at Cayo Costa Island and I would do that again in a heartbeat over eating but that's me. This is a great place to spend the day and walk the island and collecting... More
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Jank2012 | Reviewed this property |
I'd call them and ask, particularly since the store is so small.
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May 9, 2016|
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Response from Jill R | Reviewed this property |
We paid $32 per person, round trip to Cayo Costa. Well worth it if you want to lay in the sun, go shelling, swim. Nothing there though so take whatever (picnic, chairs...) you want to have while there.