Island Explorers Watersports

Island Explorers Watersports, Key Largo: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Island Explorers Watersports Reviews: 4/5

Island Explorers Watersports

Island Explorers Watersports
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Island Explorers offers boat rentals and private charters for you to explore the coastal waters of the Upper Keys. We have luxury boats with all inclusive gear for you and your guests to enjoy a day out on the water.
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liz g
Crystal River, FL15 contributions
Excellent day on the water!!!
Aug 2014 • Family
We rented a beautiful pontoon boat for a 1/2 day to go snorkeling with two families. The boat was new, clean, and well provisioned, including ice and both adult and kid size snorkel gear! Best of all, Eric was so kind and thoughtful, he pointed us in the right direction. FANTASTIC customer service. We had a great afternoon on the water thanks to them providing a nice boat, and helping us maximize our snorkel time. We highly recommend this over taking a mass snorkel boat trip.
Written August 11, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DiverDudeTraveler
Boston, MA27 contributions
Great guys!
May 2014 • Couples
I tried to rent a boat everywhere for Memorial Day weekend (yeah, I know... ) with no luck and a lot of attitude. Arrived at the Dove Creek Lodge and voila! there was the Island Explorers. Ray and Eric were friendly, flexible to my schedule and super helpful. Took one of their brand new new boats out to the reefs. Great time, great guys, highly recommended!!
Written May 26, 2014
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RobJr
Miami, FL6 contributions
An awesome Easter on the water
Apr 2014 • Family
Looking for something different to do for Easter we found Island Explorers and decided to rent a boat and spend the day cruising around key largo and the surrounding areas. What a great call! The owner Ray assisted with restaurants that have a dock, spent a few minutes coaching everyone on basic snorkeling skills and even helped my wife get comfortable working with bait so that she could hook her own fishing line. The kids had an awesome time as we spent the entire day cruising around looking for good snorkel spots, which Ray also provided, fishing, swimming and getting docked at Gilbert's was a piece of cake. We are glad we found a fun activity to spend with the family instead of the traditional Easter egg hunt. They also have glass bottom kayaks and paddle boards but I'd rather do the motorized activity. The boat was clean and appeared to be new and thankfully I've discovered a great way to entertain my family for the day as it is about an hour drive from our home in Miami. Thank you Ray for all your help and look forward to seeing you guys again soon.
Written April 21, 2014
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Michael H
Indianapolis, IN1 contribution
I'm coming back ASAP!
Mar 2014 • Friends
Great experience! We snorkeled in the morning. Went to a sandbar for lunch. And went fishing in the afternoon. Beautiful boat that was brand new. They treated us like royalty, even gave us big towels like at a spa. We had a great day on the water. Hope to be back soon.
Written April 20, 2014
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Matthew M
St. Pete Beach, FL5 contributions
Stay away!!!
Apr 2014 • Family
I have to say I've rented boats from this place quite a few times when visiting Florida Keys with absolutely no problems but things have changed. It looks like the current owner (Ray) just recently took the ownership and has a lot to learn. Make the long story short we went to 104100 Overseas Hwy. in Key Largo and spoke to a guy who advised to call Ray and make reservations. He also said that something will be available for us. So, we called and talked to his wife (Denise) about the boat rental, she wasn't sure if the boat we requested was available but there was another one which could accommodate number of people in our party and said she will call back and let us know, this was important as we had only couple days left, she never called. We went again to 104100 Overseas Hwy and spoke again to the same guy (Ray’s employee). He called Ray right in front of us and asked about the boat availability for the specified date. Ray told him there will be a boat available for us with fishing rods, bait snorkeling gear…etc. Before we left we've asked the guy if this is 100% sure he said YES and the only thing this boat won’t have is a GPS unit and we would have to get it on our smart phone and the cost will be reimbursed to us. We purchased the app. On the day of rental we arrived at 8:40 am (place is open at 9:00 am) no now showed up for almost an hour. Finally at 9:30 am Ray himself arrived and announced to us no boats available and he denied he ever spoke with his employee so we asked to call him but we were told he’s off today….of course. Since we had only one day left we couldn't find anything available for that day…… He totally screwed our plans…My advice is: STAY AWAY!!!!!
Written April 7, 2014
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We are responding to your review and would like to apologize for any miscommunication. We sincerely hope you get to go diving or boating next time you're in the Keys. Below are some facts to clear up any miscommunication: 1. We did not take over another company. We are a NEW water sports business since 2013. 2. We spoke to you over the phone and told you there are no boats available but we can call you if there are cancellations. Which there were none, and we didn't call you. 3. A confirmation email was never sent to you, since we don't have your info without a reservation including a credit card number. 4. We also don't allow diving excursions. We are not licensed. That day you showed up with your diving gear, which we don't allow anyway. Don't Stay Away!! Have a great day and hope you visit the FLKeys soon!
Written April 9, 2014
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