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“Great Day on the Water”

Tortuga Sailing Adventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Our small group, customized all private charters focuses on your interests. Common excursions are day sails, reef snorkel trips, dolphin and turtle watching, sunset sails, island hopping, amazing overnight adventures and even longer trips to the Dry Tortugas National Park. We’ll provide your drinks, fine foods, snorkeling equipment, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing poles and lobster catching gear - all while you are on a luxury 42’ sailing catamaran. The yacht, S/V Tortuga has all the bells and whistles: 3 staterooms, 2 private heads (bathrooms), fully powered, A/C, fresh hot water showers, water maker and a full galley. Designed for those who enjoy a totally carefree trip. Our crew ensures you’ll get the relaxation you deserve and all action you can want on your customized charter. S/V Tortuga is eco-friendly, promotes sailing, marine life protection, turtle and dolphin awareness and provides educational opportunities.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 10, 2015

My family had a great day of sailing with Capt Rick and Cindy Lou last week. The boat was very nice and well equiped with snorkel equipment, kayaks, boogie boards, lobstering equipment (Cindy Lou helped us catch a few)! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Both Capt Rick and Cindy Lou were very nice and made us feel welcomed aboard their home. We look forward to returning to see them again on another trip soon.

Date of experience: August 2015
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CaptainRickSuper, Guest Relations Manager at Tortuga Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2015

Thanks much for the positive review. Family groups like yours just re-enforce the fact that we like to play like kids too. Come back when you can so we can play more.

Cindy Lou

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Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Capt Rick and Cindy Lou have a truly unique offering that we advise you take advantage of if in the Keys. Besides both being genuinely great folks they have a way of making you feel welcome and relaxed from the get go. We did a full day charter and experienced snorkeling, dingy excursion, and also did some lobstering which was very exciting ( it happened to be mini lobster season). Besides the sailing, wildlife and many activities available Cindy put together an outstanding lunch and snacks. I don't want to overhype the food but it was the best lunch we had in Key West. So take your wife, significant other, family or another couple and charter these guys for a day, get away from the crazy side of the Keys you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: July 2015
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CaptainRickSuper, Public Relations Manager at Tortuga Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2015

Dave,
We always aim to make every trip a great one and we're glad we hit the nail right on the head with you all - but you made it easy with a laid back attitude and a willingness to have some old fashioned water fun. Hope you get to come back soon. We have more lobsters with your name on them.

Cindy Lou & Capt. Rick

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Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had an amazing time on the Tortuga. If you are looking for a first class charter that has multiple activities for your family this is it. The thing is, it doesn't feel like your on a charter. Capt. Rick and Cindy Lou feel like old friends and will bend over backwards to make your trip a good time for everyone in your group. They are first class people that you will enjoy being around. This is a must do trip. If you are on the bubble about booking just do it. It will be something you remember far into the future!

Date of experience: July 2015
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CaptainRickSuper, Owner at Tortuga Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2015

You two are an awesome couple to have aboard a sailing yacht! Thanks and warm wishes are sent your way. Can't wait for our next adventure together.

Capt. Rick & Cindy Lou

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Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were heading down to Key West for the day and stumbled on the reviews for Tortuga Sailing. I have taken other snorkel tours and was looking for something low key. Judging the reviews, I thought this would be just right and was not disappointed. Cindy Lou and Rick made us feel more like family than paying customers and took great care of us. I will definitely be back.

Date of experience: July 2015
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CaptainRickSuper, Owner at Tortuga Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2015

Tosha,

We were thrilled that you all came to play with us. Feel free to spread the word and just in case you didn't know, we now have "Golden Tickets".

Come back soon,
Capt. Rick

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Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We can't say enough about this snorkeling adventure!
Captain Rick and Cindy Lou made it the perfect day! They were so accommodating and were incredibly prepared for all of the needs of my whole family.
Lunch was fabulous and Cindy Lou's cooking pleases both children and adults! We will recommend them to both friends and family and hope to return next year!

Date of experience: July 2015
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CaptainRickSuper, Owner at Tortuga Sailing Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2015

We were glad to host you all. Having youngster aboard always brings smiles and fun. We continue to use the Aqua Lily Pad to introduce little ones to the "big ocean". Thanks for joining us and we'll look forward to seeing you sooner than later.

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