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Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals

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New Port Richey, FL, USA
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About Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals
Enjoy a day sailing, fishing or rent a pontoon boat to head to the islands for snorkeling, swimming or relaxing. We also offer kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards to explore the reserve. Your Boat - Your Day! A short drive from Orlando, St. Pete or Clearwater.
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JoeBro wrote a review Sep 2020
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Very professional, fast, clean. Will definitely be coming back! No hidden costs.. pay and on your way!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Wendy L, Manager at Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! We're glad you had a great time and look forward to having you aboard again soon!
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Anthony O wrote a review Jul 2020
Valrico, Florida9 contributions3 helpful votes
Staff was friendly and helpful but we did run into some small issues. First, the boat we rented, “the ponty cristo” is in poor shape. Lots of peeling paint and broken/tattered parts. We were told that we could “open it up” once we got out in open waters, but the truth is the boat immediately started bucking when we pushed the throttle. Lifted the prop as directed to check for grass, but it was clear. Did the reverse and forward thing, but no change. Passengers were spread out to distribute weight too. Called the office and they said to pump the gas (there’s a hand pump to prime the line). That worked for a bit but before long it was happening again and again. Boat has very little speed. When we came back in, the staffer we spoke to told us that he would’ve recommended a bigger boat for our party of eight, since we were six adults. Unfortunately, when you do a reservation, it is done online, with no direct communication with staff. Website says the small boat fits 6-8 people, so we thought that was fine. It wasn’t. A little disappointing but lesson learned. Lastly, when checking in I showed them my boater ID card but was not given any discount (website says a 5% discount applies). Didn’t realize it until we left but still kinda crappy. Overall, we had a great day out but some minor annoyances that could’ve been avoided. This was our first time renting a boat, so we may try some other companies to compare this to.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Wendy L, Manager at Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals
Responded 4 weeks ago
We apologize your day was less than 100%. The boat you were on was in need of new upholstery and has since been completely redone and brand new. Regarding the boater safety card discount, you just needed to ask for the discount and it would have been applied. We hope that you will give us another try.
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Laurie L wrote a review Jul 2020
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Had a wonderful time on our All Day Rental. Went out for my sons 21st birthday. Great service from the staff. Nice clean boat. Only down fall was the floor of the boat was very slippery went wet, was surprised by the material.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Wendy L, Owner at Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals
Responded Jul 10, 2020
Hi laurielA2269BH, Thanks for taking the time to review us and we're glad you had a great time. We look forward to having you aboard again soon.
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rbrtalbright wrote a review Feb 2020
Kirtland, Ohio29 contributions6 helpful votes
Very cool thing to do! Four couples rented a pontoon boat with captain Larry the owner. He was accommodating and entertaining. Well worth the price of admission.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from WindsongSailing, Owner at Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals
Responded Feb 19, 2020
Dear rbrtalbright, We're glad you had such a great time. Capt. Larry has worked for Windsong for a long time and one of our favorite captains! We hope to have you aboard again soon. Happy Boating! Capt. Wendy, Owner
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VinoBambinos wrote a review Jul 2019
Birmingham, Alabama701 contributions119 helpful votes
I booked well in advance to take my wife for a sunset sail on her birthday, Windsong was very responsive to emails.The day of the cruise they called to cancel due to a small craft advisory thanks t o a hurricane forming in the Gulf. They offered to refund my money but I opted to reschedule a few days later...so glad I did it was the highlight of the birthday trip. Captain Dave was awesome and we did not want it to end. We are already looking at our next outing when we have friends in town.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Wendy L, Owner at Windsong Charters & Boat Rentals
Responded Aug 1, 2019
Ahoy David B, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We're so happy y'all had a great time with Capt. Dave - and yes, he is awesome! We look forward to having you aboard again soon! Fairwinds!
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