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About Native Guidance
Remote Island Excursions, Best Keys Beaches, Fishing Charters, Sunset Cruises, Dolphin Safaris, Bird Watching, etc… If you are looking to make the most of your time out on the water while visiting the Lower Florida Keys (Big Pine to Key West), Native Guidance is the answer. With over 35 years of local experience, we will provide you with unforgettable memories at affordable rates. Give us a call today! Advanced booking is highly recommended.
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Diane L wrote a review Sep 2021
Sarasota, Florida, United States8 contributions3 helpful votes
What can I say! 5th girls trip charter with Captain Larry and his first mate DoroSea. Always the highlight of our girls tripp to the lower keys. Absolutely stunning back country. Birds, dolphins, sharks, rays....and the most beautiful secluded beaches. Larry is so knowledgeable and respectful of this special area. No trip to the lower keys is complete without experiencing this absolutely gorgeous place aboard Captain Larry's awesome pontoon.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Leikyn D wrote a review Jul 2021
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Our trip with Captain Larry and his shipmate Dorothy was one to remember! They both truly want you to have a great experience, one that you’ll cherish for a lifetime! Very personable people who like to have a good time! I would recommend for families with kids of all ages!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Alexis D wrote a review Jul 2021
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Our family had a great time today with Captain Larry and Dora! Such great people and awesome experiences. We’ve been to a lot of places, but the trip to Martin Key is now our favorite. Dora showed us around the island and helped us find & identify different shells and sea animals. This was our parents’ 5th time boating with Captain Larry. Can’t wait to do it again!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Patti R wrote a review Jul 2021
Nokomis, Florida2 contributions
We highly recommend the Native Guidance experience. The backcountry tour with Captain Larry and DoraSea was incredible. We saw so much that I kept exclaiming, ‘This is better than Nat Geo!’ And that wasn’t a stretch. Sea turtles, stingrays, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, needle fish, wahoo skipping fish and barracudas are just some of the sea life we encountered. We snorkeled from a beautiful sandy Key with a lagoon and island to explore. I found an empty milk conch shell and spider crab shell. Captain Larry said they were probably eaten by an octopus since we found them so close together. He told us about his octopus friend that lived under the dock he fished from when he was younger. That was just one of the fun tales that Captain Larry and DoraSea provided. We felt so well-cared for and enjoyed their relaxed Florida key style. We will be back! Until then, thank you for the memories, Captain and DoraSea!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Lee R wrote a review Jun 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota40 contributions7 helpful votes
Returned to the Keys eight years later for another adventure in paradise with Captain Larry and Dorosea. We started at high tide and they took us on an amazing boat tour of the backcountry where we spotted sharks, stingrays, schools of fish, herons and egrets, and the alluring colors of the waterways through the mangrove channels to the Gulf. Then, as the tide went out, Captain Larry took us to Marvin Key. Marvin Key is a small island surrounded by beautiful white sandy beaches with crystal clear water.. We snorkeled with seven lemon sharks - they were days old - and we were all delighted to see them so close up. We picnicked at a lagoon there. Our most spectacular experience was exploring an area called the cap rock where the tide was receding. It was like nothing we have ever experienced before; there were continuous streams cascading over the rocks into tide pools. It was visual poetry. A must-experience. We hiked around the small key and floated, did more snorkeling, and enjoyed a perfect day. Thank you Dorosea and Captain Larry for yet another stellar day in paradise. We appreciate you both and hope to return again soon.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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