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“Boat Rental”

Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center
Ranked #11 of 80 Tours in Marathon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center has been the place to get everything you need for a day on the water. We have won the TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence three years in a row now and we are here to show you the best time here in the Florida Keys. Charters for fishing, diving, snorkeling, dive instruction and certification; bait and tackle; scuba equipment and air tanks; boat rentals; snacks and beverages—we have all the supplies you’ll need to enjoy an area celebrated for world-class fishing, diving and all water sports. We now offer paddleboard and kayak rentals and tours, and kiteboarding too! Check with our staff to see when the next sunset cruise will be departing...they are great fun.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 4, 2013

We booked our boat rental. The boat was typical 20-22' with 200hp.... We were going snorkeling and fishing. The boat was obvious rental type with cuts and marks, but ran great. Our only problem was during initial inspection we could not see the prop as the tilt/trim did not work. Was told it was either this or they put it out of service, (also we carried our own dive flag, and the ladder did not fit the boat placement due to prior damage before us, so no trips to a sand bar,etc.) So we fished primarily. The people were helpful though. When returning the boat it showed we only used about 1/3 a tank, guessing approx. 60 miles of use. And they told use the fuel used was 30 gallons. I guess we were a little shocked to see it only got 2mpg, but we don't know what the mpg should be. The boat was great for fishing, and the docking location is too.

Only thing I would recommend is that doing the initial inspection, write all items or damage down on the form, because you most likely will return it and inspect with another person.

Marathon is a great place to fish, the bait is all there too.

They let the kids feed their fish @ 4pm daily.... they love it.

Thank Firecap3
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Previously I only got 2 dives with this outfit to shallow reefs which is the main attraction in the Florida Keys. With a 3 day hotel and dive package this time and 14 dives in 2 days Capt Hooks was totally satisfying and we felt like family. The additions this time that made it great, was diving with my grand son, diving the Thunderbolt wreck and a deeper reef (50-60 feet) the same trip, hiring their DM Eric for one trip of spear fishing where we got 6 hog fish, 2 grunts and one other that we had cooked at the popular eatery next door and still had to give half away, and a very nice 2 tank sunset dive/night dive. Throw in several of their colorful shallow reef dives and it was prefect. We were blessed with pretty good visibility this trip over my last time - seemed like 50-70 feet most dives this time versus the more common 30-40 feet last trip to the Keys. I recommend you pay and stay a little more and take advantage of all the diving variety they offer. Excellent dive shop, great people, makes a great dive trip.

Thank Richard M
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

We booked a snorkel tour for 7 in our family from the Holiday Inn Express location in Marathon. The crew was fantastic, the price was great & the experience was wonderful for all 7 in the family, beginners to experienced. The crew stopped at 2 different dive locations & gave us an hour in the water at each. They provided the gear if we needed it at no extra charge.
We enjoyed it so much we used Captain Hook the next day to take our grandsons paddle boarding. The staff offered free lessons before we left the dock. Both experiences left the family with great memories. Thanks to diver Dan on the snorkel tour & Ryan & staff at the paddle board dock.

1  Thank Dan O
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Enjoyed several different opportunities through snorkeling and fishing. Staff were friendly, helpful, and provided customer service. ALL staff went out of their way to answer questions, provide information, and help. Great experience provided by a locally owned family business.

Thank Luan S
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

I have dove all over the Keys and I was very impressed with the staff at Captain Hooks. I counted 8 people working on a Monday and all were knowledgable and extremely polite. Having a courtesy dive guide in the water without hiring one is unheard of, but this shop uses one. You can dive on your own, or with one. Today it was Denise,a master instructor and she was tremendous. Being a dive instructor myself, I know a knowledgable instructor, and she was the best I have seen. She worked patiently with a family from Germany and 3 other inexperienced divers and made them feel comfortable and pointed out marine life most would not see. Dan, on boat dive master was also very caring making the inexperienced divers comfortable getting them in and out of the water with great patience. A first class shop.

3  Thank Ted L
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