Make It So Charters
Make It So Charters
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Make It So Charters is a private charter company in Key West Florida. Charters can be mixed and matched to include sandbar chillin, eco tours, dolphin watching, light tackle fishing or pretty much anything you can think of to enjoy the day on the water! Our number one goal is is to make our trip the highlight of peoples Key West vacation. Our goal is to MAKE IT SO. Captain Howie is dedicated to making our guests feel like long lost friends! Do what the locals do with Make It So!
Key West, Florida

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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Mary Carol T
Clinton, NC305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Every trip we make to KW begins by booking a charter with Capt. Howie. This year, we booked TWO - a 1/2 day charter and a sunset charter. Both were magnificent. We spent most of our 1/2 day outrunning the rain and were impressed with Capt. Howie's ability to "find the sun". No rain was gonna ruin our day. We still had plenty of fun, and let's face it, any day on the water in Key West is a good day!

The weather for our sunset trip cooperated a bit more and it was absolute perfection. I had 4 20-21 year olds with us, and this was their most "instagrammable" event of our entire trip. The setting, Capt. Howie's attention to detail, and the absolute excitement of the kids made this a memory none of us will soon forget!

There are lots of charters available in Key West, and I'm sure there are other good ones, but for consistent magical days at a very good price, I can't recommend Make It So strongly enough!
Written July 6, 2021
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Scott M
Omaha, NE51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had booked a half day charter with MIS after a suggestion from a fam member. WHAT A DAY! Wow hands down coolest thing we've done in our 5trips to KW! Cptn Howie was nothing short of fantastic, so knowledgeable about every aspect of our day, from Dolphin watching, to island history and finally out to spend some time on sandbars out in the Gulf of Mexico! He knows all of the "secret" spots and was so accommodating to all of us on the trip. If you are going to spend on a charter do not go anywhere else but Make It So Charters you will not be disappointed! Thanks Captain Howie!
Written January 18, 2020
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Thank you!
Written June 22, 2020
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Mary Carol T
Clinton, NC305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Last July, we took the sunset cruise and added an extra hour to go to the dolphin playground before heading to a sandbar for sunset. This was a treat for my daughter’s graduation and my girls haven’t stopped talking about it yet! This has easily been dubbed “the best thing we’ve ever done in Key West”. We’ve been visiting Key West since my 21 year old was 5 so that’s high praise!

Capt Howie was awesome and thought of absolutely everything. He had a cooler ready when we boarded, let the girls connect their music to his Bluetooth radio and took us straight out to watch the dolphins. After that and a quick eco tour we were off to an amazing sandbar to watch the sunset while nibbling on cheese and crackers and sipping champagne. It literally felt like we were the only people in the world. Absolute perfection!

We are heading back down this July and have already booked a half day charter. In the meantime, I’ve been following Capt Howie’s page and have become even more impressed with his business. Watching he and his girlfriend helping others in their community with weekly feedings during this pandemic let me know that this is a man who truly exemplifies the “one human family” slogan of Key West. I’m so glad we found him!
Written June 22, 2020
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Thank you so very much for the thoughtful review! See you soon!
Written June 25, 2020
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DarrellDRF
Sacramento, CA60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This was the first time we chartered a boat to tour the Keys. I have rented and driven a boat on previous trips. Driving a boat around the waterways of the Keys can be challenging. I wanted to relax and enjoy the ride and scenery and boy did I.

Captain Amanda tailored our cruise after asking us what we wanted to see. She did an excellent job showing us the mangrove islands and sandbars of the Keys. Captain Amanda explained where we were, what we were seeing and provided a wealth of information about the Keys.

We were lucky enough to see pods of dolphins twice. Some swam up to the boat. We went to two sandbars which were wonderful to wade around and relax. We saw plenty of wildlife with Captain Amanda telling us what kind they were.

Captain Amanda is an excellent pilot and very safety-oriented. She is very friendly and has a good sense of humor She knows the tides ahead of time and is always aware of her surroundings. The boat was clean and in excellent shape.

I looked at renting a boat again and it was in the range of $400-$500 not including gasoline. Having an experienced captain like Amanda, not having to worry about driving through the shoals, was money well spent. We will use this company again for future charter trips and will request Amanda as our captain again.
Written June 28, 2021
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Leslie Tucker
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
The highlight of our time in Key West! You will not find a more accommodating charter service out there. Capt Howie exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond to make sure our sunset cruise was nothing short of perfect. Even changing the complimentary cheese board to include special danishes for the kids! Highly recommend and will be telling all of our friends looking into a Key West vacation to check him out!!!!!
Written March 14, 2021
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Randy G
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
We love make it so Charters! Captain Howie is awesome! So much better than normal commercial charters! He has a great personality and knows great stories and the history of Key West... With “Make it so” he caters to your wishes ( cruising, snorkeling, fishing, sandbar hopping, dolphin tours, sandbar hopping, sunset cruise it doesn’t matter he will make it so!). It’s like have a friend in Key west, that has a boat 😁!
Written June 22, 2020
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Thank you so much Randy! Hopefully we see you back sooner than later!
Written June 25, 2020
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Brooke H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Couples
Make It So Charters was the perfect ending to our engagement trip to Key West. He took us out to the flats to snorkel and swim, educated us on our surroundings and served a beautiful spread of delicious food with the view of the sunset. Breathtaking. We will definitely be booking another trip to visit and spending more time on the water with him!
Written June 23, 2020
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Love to hear this! Thank you for sharing and we can’t wait to see you next time!
Written June 25, 2020
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Deborah V
Hudson, OH68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We spent the day of our anniversary on board with Captain Howie and Gabby the wonder dog. We brought beer and sandwiches and Howie provided the cooler, ice, and water. He toured us around the marinas of Key West and gave us some great restaurant recommendations on the way to some fantastic snorkeling. We hunted some dolphins based on the feedback of other boats and Howie brought us to an amazing sandbar where we hung out, relaxed and talked. Gabby kept us entertained en route. We had a fantastic day with Howie and would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a quiet private boat experience away from the crowds. Thanks for an incredible anniversary experience! We will be back.
Written September 7, 2022
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bob B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Fantastic in every aspect, if you are looking to get away from the commercialized charters... THIS.. is the boat to be on.
Captain Howie was a great host and very knowledgeable about the history of the keys. Sitting on a sand bar, in a lawn chair, in the middle of nowhere and watching an unobstructed view of the sun set was outstanding!!! Great time THANKS
Written January 20, 2020
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Thank you!
Written June 22, 2020
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Jennifer O
Ponte Vedra, FL2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Howie was super friendly and knowledgable and really made our trip special for our family. He tailored the trip to what we wanted and knew about some special sandbars that made memories for my kids forever. I highly recommend Howie. We did a half day charter, but wished we had done a full day.
Written December 2, 2020
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Thank you so much!!!
Written February 22, 2021
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