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Address: 35 Sombrero Blvd, Marathon, FL 33050-2488
Phone Number: +1 305-766-7484
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Snorkel , sail , visit deserted island ,sunset sail at the Florida keys...

Snorkel , sail , visit deserted island ,sunset sail at the Florida keys aboard racing catamaran STILETTO, custom trips 2 to 6 people

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Sombrero Reef Trip

My wife and I were looking for a snorkeling trip to Sombrero Reef and were looking for a morning trip to the Reef. We found Mike online and called. He suggested going in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 9, 2016
James C
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Amelia Island
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried for six days to get this guy to take us out. There was always an excuse as why it wouldn't happen. As experienced boaters, understand weather problems. But for 6 days? He finally made an appointment for Wednesday morning and then cancelled the night before. We finally figured out that September is the slow season and many people... More 

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Mike M, Owner at Mike's Sailing Charters, responded to this review

mon sep26 6,27 from mikescharters , the same unstable weather with the local storms , not nice to spend time at the reef with unpredictable situations , thanks to call replay to mikescharters,,, mon sep 26 I agree with you as I just looked at my radar a few minutes ego, tue sep27 5,39pm to mikescharters .... hey mike how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a snorkeling trip to Sombrero Reef and were looking for a morning trip to the Reef. We found Mike online and called. He suggested going in the afternoon because it would be the best visibility (taking the weather into consideration). It cost a little more to go with him but was so worth... More 

Thank James C
Escondido, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went out with Mike twice last week. I really love snorkeling but hate those crowded party boats, so I was looking for a more personalized way to go. Most charter boats seem to be in the $500+ range for a half day. Mike charges not by the hours but by the number of people, taking 2-6... More 

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

We have been on big sunset cruises before and wanted something more personal for the 6 of us. Although it was windy, Mike knew how and where to go to minimize the wind. While it is a small boat-it was perfect for our group. We brought some appetizers and drinks and had some nice conversation with Mike. He was not... More 

Thank LovetheSnow31
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

My cousin and sister were here visiting and we wanted to do a sunset cruise. I found Captain Mike on Trip Advisor. He did NOT disappoint. We left our shoes at the dock and boarded his beautiful catamaran with own own drinks and snacks. It was a beautiful evening in the Florida keys and a highlight of my family's trip... More 

Thank Heather P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We were only in the keys for a few days with our children, aged 3 and 4. The winds were high (20-30 kts) the whole time, and we had struck out on a few options in Key West the day before when all cancelled due to winds. On a whim, I contacted Mike's Sailing Charters, and he accommodated our request... More 

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Pella, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

Mike took the two of us out for a sunset cruise. He's very pleasant and knowledgable. The small catamaran is a no frills experience...but we had a wonderful time. Mike is very accommodating. Bring snacks or drinks. Whatever you like. I would definitely hire him to take us snorkeling or just out for a short cruise again. There are no... More 

Thank Catherine M
Ellicott City, Maryland
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2015

The ocean was a too choppy for snorkeling but we had a great experience sailing and exploring one of the uninhabited islands buy the 7 mike bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

My fiancé and I recently took a few days to go down to the keys to celebrate her completing her doctorate of physical therapy. Unfortunately the rigging on our sailboat broke just before the trip, and we were not able to get it fixed in time. Once we got down to the keys, we were bummed that none of the... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

I had the same experience as JAC_France. Mike was lovely, took us out on a modern and clean boat, but then docked at a reef that was lifeless and colorless. I've been snorkeling many times before, and this was by far the worst spot I've seen. I'm not sure why Mike chose this spot (there were many boats on the... More 

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