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Rich is an amazing communicator and everything about our experience was positive! The boat worked great, pictures were spot on, and pick up and drop off couldn’t have gone better! We would TOTALLY recommend using Rich!!!!
Rich was awesome to communicate with and everyone had a blast. The boat was had plenty of room for our group of 7 adults and 2 teenagers. We left from St James and enjoyed a beach along the sands of Cayo Costa. Then headed down on the back side of Captiva. Anchored there for some more for fun in the sun. To top it off, 15 or so dolphins were swimming around the boat as we were headed back. There were plenty of life jackets & floats to play in the water. I will definitely rent again and HIGHLY recommend going through Rich. He is fantastic! Best day of our vacation yet. The entire group could not stop talking about how much fun they had and that we have to do it again soon. Thank you Rich for the amazing day we had on your boat.
Spending the day with Captain Fred was the highlight of our whole week in Florida. No better way to see the sights than from his boat. He was knowledgeable, friendly, relaxed and just so open to whatever we wanted to see. He took us to Cabbage Key as requested and then he showed us some absolutely lovely spots around the area. I mentioned that I wanted to see dolphins and he clearly went above and beyond finding them, coaxing them to play around out boat and just providing an over the top magical experience. It was so hot and his cooler with bottled water was a life saver. If you are into the luxe amenities, he also has a blender for mixed drinks, covered area, bathroom facilities...basically anything you could possibly want. I would highly recommend Captain Fred and we are already looking forward to our next trip!
This is the BEST way to see the sites! Fred will give you many suggestions ahead of time, and help plan whether you want a quiet, or busier adventure. We had great communication prior to trip. Although we had our input as to our likes, we trusted Fred to plan the day. He did not disappoint. We had dolphins swimming in our wake. Explored Cabbage Key, saw tortoises, then off to spend leisure time on a quiet beach. There, Kyle set up beach chairs and umbrella, Fred helped blend up some frosty drinks. AND they are just overall really nice guys. Fun to visit with and very knowledgeable about the area, with many facts about the gulf. We would definitely do this trip again!
You will not regret booking Captain Fred’s Charter. A 30+ year captain and veteran and it shows. Excellent recommendations for the charter and other local suggestions. Fred and his son helped us unload from car and at stops and reload the car after the trip. Very friendly, hospitable people. Do not hesitate to support this father son duo. We will chartering with Fred again!
What a great day with Fred and son! They know all the spots and where to take you. Super flexible with your itinerary and dedicated to ensure you have the best day out on the water in captiva! We had the best time and will be back to hang out with Fred and son any time we make it back to the west coast! Highly recommend!