Kokomo Charters
Boat Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Day Trips
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Kokomo Charters offers private charters around Sarasota and her sister islands. "One Love," our 26' Watersports Sea Ray, and our newest addition, "Top Shelf," our 37' Luxury Sea Ray are dual console boats built for pleasure cruising, so you can relax in comfort and style while cruising our beautiful waterways. We don't display advertising on our boats so you don't feel like you're on a tour boat. We offer daily, private and captained sightseeing cruises, dolphin cruises, sandbar cruises and sunset cruises. "One Love" is our Watersports division that offers Paddleboarding and Watertubing. "Top Shelf" is our Luxury division that offers a First Class experience that is loaded with amenities, and is the only boat of its kind in the area. Our super friendly staff are incredibly knowledgeable about the area. It's a "handshakes hello and hugs goodbye" kind of vibe! Experience the Difference with Kokomo Charters - Booking our boats will be the one of the best decisions you'll make on vacay.
Siesta Key, Florida
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2022

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Danielle S
2 contributions
Mar 2022
We went on the 4 hour sunset charter with Captain Aaron and his wife, which included stopping for dinner at the Marina Jack restaurant. Our group of 5 had an amazing time aboard the One Love! We saw lots of wildlife including dolphins and beautiful birds, watched the sun set, ate a delicious meal, and then Captain Aaron navigated us home under the stars. It was so cool to be one of the few boats out on the water at night. Captain Aaron and his wife provided great company, as well as good music and conversation-- they shared many fun facts about the area and pointed out celebrity homes along the way. We would definitely recommend this private charter experience as opposed to the bigger cruise boats that we saw out on the water. Oh, and it was great that the dinner reservation was taken care of by Captain Aaron, so that was one less decision to make/thing for us to do. Great time!
Written March 28, 2022
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Caitlin H
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
May 2021
Kokomo Charters is the absolute best! Captain John is a rockstar… so personable & he does everything he can to ensure that his clients are comfortable and satisfied. The boat is phenomenal as well. It truly is luxurious and is very well maintained. We went to a sandbar in Longboat key and it was absolutely breathtaking. We were able to hook up our playlist via Bluetooth and enjoy our ride there in total style with quite a few drinks and a total karaoke session :) We rented both boats for a half day charter. Captain Aaron was the captain for the other boat that the other half of our party was on. He is an awesome guy and is new to Kokomo Charters!

When we arrived to the sand bar Captain Aaron blew up a raft and we were able to setup our lunch buffet we brought with us (popcorn chicken, Publix wraps, and chips). This was super convenient! Captain Aaron went above and beyond. He retrieved more drinks for us from the coolers on board the boat, sunscreen, etc. Aaron was super personable as well. Captain John conversed with all of us and hung out with us as the sandbar, as this was our second time chartering with Kokomo and he remembered us all by name. He is a big reason why we chose to charter the boats again. Awesome guy! We will definitely continue to charter the boats annually when we make our week long family adventure to Siesta Key. It really is a wonderful experience and I could not speak more highly of Kokomo, Captain John, Captain Aaron, and John’s wife, Ali, who so graciously provided us with a ton of pictures that Captain John took for us on his drone. I forgot to mention that previously, but Captain John will fly his drone over the sandbar and get some pretty amazing photos of you and your guests. Really awesome!! I highly recommend chartering with Kokomo, it’s TOTALLY worth the money. In fact, we have talked about doing a full day charter next year because a half day just doesn’t cut it. Trust me, you will not want to leave! Definitely the highlight of our vacation each year.
Written June 8, 2021
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jhbct10
1 contribution
May 2021 • Family
This charter Boat tour was wonderful. We had 4 adults and 1 child on board and wanted to have a nice tour of the coast and hopefully see some dolphins and/ or manatees. There is obviously no guarantee since they are wild animals but we were hopeful. We originally signed up for an afternoon tour and talked to them about the fact that I have a old neck injury and wanted to be sure I'd be OK. They said there's a lot of boats in the afternoon and said they didn't want me going then since the other boat wakes would be terrible for me and changed us to the morning tour which has less boat traffic to keep me safe. That was great knowing they cared about my safety.
Our tour guide, Captain Aaron, was very kind and informative. He pointed out landmarks, celebrity homes, information about the wildlife including birds and was very knowledgeable. We were all having a great time. On the way back we spotted 2 dolphins for just a moment on the other side so we couldn't get close but it was still cool to see. Then suddenly the Captain spotted a dolphin and took us to that area and made wakes for him to follow and sure enough he did! He followed us for a long time jumping out of the water and having fun. It was awesome! But even if we weren't able to see that it still would've been worth it as we really enjoyed it all.
Written June 2, 2021
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Ellen T
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Jun 2020
I called Kokomo boat charters about their 2 hour sight seeing boat tour to see if it could be customized to include swimming and other things our group wanted to do. I talked to John who was super personable and helpful. He told me all about the different things we could do and was very accommodating for our charter even though it was short notice. He emailed me a confirmation with all the info we needed, and Ali later followed up to make sure I had received the confirmation and everything was set for our charter. Going during Covid, we were a little worried about certain elements, and Ali always responded promptly to my questions and made us feel reassured. On the boat we had Captain Steve Potter. He was excellent. We wanted to see the big mansions along the water, spot some dolphins, and go swimming. He checked all of these boxes in a short time and was also very fun and informative. Would totally recommend for any group without a confident/experienced boat driver looking for something different than a beach day. Even if you have someone who can drive a boat, it was great having a designated driver and someone who knew the local spots. Worth every penny!
Written July 1, 2020
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Julie B
Omaha, NE2 contributions
Oct 2021
Captain John was an amazing host on our family charter. We had all ages from 18 to 78 years old and there was something for everyone! He made the 4 hour trip very fun and exciting! The boat was fabulous, plenty of room for everyone and super clean! John was ready to roll out at our scheduled time and was very knowledgeable about the area; he was even able to get the dolphins to follow our boat! His wife Ali was extremely helpful with making our reservation and helping us determine which boat would be best for our family!. She was amazing to work with! All around a fantastic company and an great experience!
Written November 8, 2021
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Abigail Kipping
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
Our 2 hour boating cruise with Caption Aaron was an amazing experience! He made sure to show us all of the celebrity houses and famous markers on our trip. Aaron was a very careful driver; he always tried to not rock the boat. He even let us get out and swim at a sand bar! Aaron was a great conversationalist. This cruise was truly enjoyable for our group of 5 - we recommend booking with Caption Aaron! We’ve been on several boating excursions and this topped them all!
Written April 29, 2022
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maxmuir1
Cincinnati, OH1 contribution
Feb 2022 • Family
We had wonderful time on our boat tour. This was the first time our grandchildren (ages 2 & 4) had been in a boat and they loved it. The boat was very comfortable and Captain Aaron made it a great time viewing lots of dolphins and other wildlife. The highlight was the two dolphins who concurrently jumped in the boat's wake numerous times. Great value and would definitely do this tour again. Highly recommend.
Written March 12, 2022
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Eva W
1 contribution
May 2021 • Friends
John hosted myself and five other girls on "Good Vibes" for my best friend's bachelorette and it was truly a great experience! Kokomo Charters is very professional, accommodating, and quick to respond via email. I felt very safe and knew that their services would meet the prices. I wouldn't recommend any other charter group to host a bachelorette for half the day. We had such a great time, took so many great photos, and we will remember the day forever. If you are thinking of chartering a boat - book with them! You will not be disappointed!
Written May 20, 2021
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Beth J
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
What an amazing experience on a stunning boat!

Captain John's expertise on the water is astounding. From the beautiful Gulf beaches to the mesmerizing dolphin show he & first mate Ali knew exactly where to take us to ensure our day was PERFECT. Their comfortable & spacious boat made our day even more relaxing.

Schedule your charter ASAP if you haven't already. You WON'T be disappointed. 10 ⭐️!
Written November 2, 2022
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JandC9791
Brodhead, WI1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Family
We weren’t sure what to expect and got off to a shaky start (something to do with “bathroom facilities”), but once that was cleared up, we headed out. Capt. Tom put on our music selection, and he promised he’d show us some wildlife. We were impressed with Capt. Tom’s knowledge and history of the area, as well as many other interesting facts that we didn’t know. As promised, he took us to a spot where there were dolphins and sea slugs (snoots) which we never knew existed. This was all pretty cool and then we came upon a mother Peregrin‘s nest atop of a channel marker, feeding her babies. We caught a little glimpse of their downy heads. Capt.Tom drove us by more dolphins and we got some good video of them. We then were brought to a vast area of thick bushes where countless European (I think) Spoonbills were roosting, but Capt.Tom had a special one in mind. It wasn’t until the very end of the roosting spoonbills that we saw the gem he wanted to show us, a Roseate Spoonbill, a very beautiful pink bird!!!! Awhile later, we arrived at our destination, open water, a clear horizon and the magnificent show of our sun seemingly sinking into the Gulf. Our family of 5, with children sitting on the bow the entire time, wind in their faces and hair, couldn’t of had a better time! Great job, Kokomo Tours, Captain Tom and the very comfortable cruiser, “One Love”!!!! Definitely would recommend and return for another Sunset Cruise
Written March 23, 2020
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