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“Great Family Event- Fishing Trip”

Captain Kim's Boat Rides and Charter
Ranked #6 of 21 Tours in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
Trophy Club, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Family Event- Fishing Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

We are a family of four with two children by age (13 & 10). We are not particularly an outdoors family, but we came to Anna Maria Island to start the summer with a family vacation. We read the reviews and for the price we thoughts lets try fishing again (did not go so well the first time), even if the kids don't enjoy it we will get to see some wildlife and take a break from the beach (try something new again).
First: Kim has one of those personalities that she is just so easy to be around, she explained how to fish and then watched the kids while they tried until they became more confident. She was right there to help, even the squeemish Mom (that would be me). We had so much fun, my 10 year old asked me why we can't go fishing each weekend.
Second: While we were on the boat, Kim explained the wildlife, the surroundings so you actually understood and became interesting in the environment. We saw sting rays, dolphins and many types of birds that enjoyed dinner from our catching fish.
Third: Kim provided everything, all you needed to do was call to book a time and show up, it was truely just that simple.
Fourth: You can not beat the price.
We had a great time and now have some wonderful memories and pictures (of course).
I would highly recommend this as a family outing. Hope you create great memories, like we did,.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Baltimore Maryland
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2014

We had a terrific time with Kim on her charter. Super affordable- $15 per hour per person, so our evening 2 hour sunset cruise was only $60. She customized our tour to our liking and took us all through Longboat key, Cortez, and stopped on a sandbar to help us find critters. She knows everything there is to know about Anna Maria Island, being a third generation fisherman.

Visited April 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Captain Kim was a No-Show”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

I spoke with Captain Kim several times in advance of booking a group tour as well as calling her the day of our trip. On our way to meet her, we saw her alone in her boat heading out into the Bay towards Anna Maria Island from the Bradenton side. We assumed she was on her way to meet us. When we got to the dock on AMI, and didn't see her boat, we called her cell phone numerous times to find out where she was, but she didn't pick up. We drove up and down along the water front looking for her boat and finally gave up. It ruined our afternoon. Later that evening, I noticed she had left a message. The message wasn't left until after 5:00, with a brief comment about being "stuck in the bay", and an apology. She clearly ditched us and didn't have the consideration to let us know until it was too late. Would never schedule with her again. Totally unprofessional.

Visited March 2014
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Bradenton, Florida
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33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very personable tour guide, with a life time of local history.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Captain Kim was a fun tour guide and very knowledgeable of the history of Cortez the town and local history of the fishing village.
She also pointed out many different birds, along with their habitat and feeding habits.
Captain Kim was a very personable. A joy to be around. Nothing she was telling us sounded scripted and she seemed like she could answer any questions. Not only about Cortez but also neighboring town of Anna Marie Island. She was willing to stop and explain an area like bird island. No sense of rush like so many tours are. Along with a good sense of humor.
She was the kind of person you felt like you have known for a long time.
My wife and I, along with our in-laws had a wonderful trip on the back waters of Cortez viewing the wonderful scenery and wildlife along the banks.

Visited March 2014
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“Great afternoon with Captain Kim”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

Captain Kim took our family out on a nature charter for a couple of hours. We went to some flats in the intercoastal and got out of the boat picking up urchins, jelly combs, whelks, etc. She is very knowledgeable about all of the flora and fauna of the area enough to satisfy my science teacher wife. Even though the water was a bit cool my kids (and me) had a great time netting, observing, and releasing what we caught. She was very pleasant and provided a great afternoon for us. She was worth every penny we paid and more. We would definitely go again if we get down there. Thanks Captain Kim!

Visited February 2014
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