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Princess or Pennekamp Glass Bottom Boat

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Princess or Pennekamp Glass Bottom Boat

I haven't seen anything recent on comparing the two boats from recent travelers....any preference (2 seniors, 2 middle age, 1 young adult travellers)

Key Largo, FL
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1. Re: Princess or Pennekamp Glass Bottom Boat

Here's the info on both for you to compare.

Pennekamp 2 1/2 hour tour, cost $24 (Adults) $17 (Under 12)

3 trips 9:15am, 12:15pm, 3pm

Key Largo Princess 2 hour tour, cost $30 (Adults) $17 (Children)

3 trips 10am, 1pm, 4pm

You can pick up coupons for both at the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at MM 106 bayside

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2. Re: Princess or Pennekamp Glass Bottom Boat

There was this thread in January


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The Princess does not deserve your money.

We bought two adult tickets at 12:45PM the day of our scheduled 4:00PM cruise and were told to be at the boat no later than 3:50. We arrived early and stood around outside baking in the HOT Florida sun while the boat crew was laughing and joking around on deck.

At 4:05PM we were greeted by one of the crew members and she informed all of us that the boat had a 10 person "minimum" and since there were only eight of us, we were out of luck.

When I purchased the tickets, I was not informed of this policy or the possibility of the trip being cancelled. If I had known this, we would have gone elsewhere instead of basically wasting three hours of our precious vacation time around Key Largo. To make matters worse, my wife and I both took Dramamine an hour before the scheduled departure and had to suffer through a Dramamine-induced fog the rest of the evening.

Would the boat have broken even on expenses with 8 paid adult fares? Probably. Even if they had to take a small loss, they should in the name of good customer relations. I know that I've lost plenty of money on my customers in my business just because it was the right thing to do and it all evens out in the end.

Of course I did get my money back. I'm just extremely disappointed in how this company is run and the loss of our precious vacation time.

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4. Re: Princess or Pennekamp Glass Bottom Boat

^they certainly should have cancelled the trip much sooner! Many places will let you know to be prepared for a cancellation if things look slow.

I would also recommend the Pennekamp boat because you will be able to go to the beach there, visit the center with all their aquariums, maybe book a kayak tour, etc.

What else is there to do where the Princess boat is? Is that near where the Keys Diver boat leaves from?

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