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“A must do”

Captain Kim's Boat Rides and Charter
Ranked #6 of 21 Tours in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A must do”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We have been taking a boat ride with Captain Kim for the past four years, during our vacations to Bradenton Beach. It is one of the highlights of our trip. This year we went out for two hours and tried some fishing, stopped on a sand bar, saw a few dolphins and enjoyed the views. My six year old loved getting off the boat with her on the sand bar. They found conchs, shells, sand dollars & crabs. She is very knowledgeable and very friendly. She charges $15 per person/per hour - which we found reasonable & worth every dollar. If you are vacationing on Anna Maria Island - don't bother looking any further, trust me - I am picky....you will be happy you tried her, especially if you have children. Look for the pink cover on her pontoon boat and her smile :)

Visited January 2013
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English first
Holland, Michigan
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Had a great time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We spent 2 hours shelling, touring the bay, and dolphin spotting. Kim is friendly, she knows her stuff, and gave us a very enjoyable tour. She did a great job finding shells, crabs, conchs, sea urchins, and sand dollars for us to handle, and we even got to take a few home with us. For the price, this was a GREAT way to spend 2 hours!

Visited January 2013
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KC
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Shelling in the Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Second time we have used Kim. She is incredibly knowledgeable about the creatures in the bay, history of the area and local info and news. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her, so much so, we did it again the next day and she took us to different locations and raked the grassy plateaus with an eco-friendly contraption that exposed amazing creatures and critters. My kids LOVED this experience (ages 10-17). Kim gets in the water with you and pulls up things that the rest of us would walk right by. She is great with kids and knows how to capture their attention and keep their interest and teach them about the ecosystem there. She is causal in her manner and speech and approachable.

Visited December 2012
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a ride!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Kim was great! We saw 4 dolphins, got some local gossip and had a great time!
She even took us to a great sand bar and knows her stuff with shells and sea life!.
It was very reasonably priced. One of the highlights of our vacation for me and my husband.
My husband finally found a complete sanddollar after searching for one for 4 days on the beaches!

Visited December 2012
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A great trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Captain Kim's 2 hour sandbar hopping trip was once of the highlights of our week on Anna Maria Island. She was generous with her time and knowledge and my family all thoroughly enjoyed looking at the amazing array of sealife the bay has to offer. Worth every dollar of what I thought was a very reasonably priced tour. Would definitely got again.

Visited September 2012
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