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Tropic Star of Pine Island, Bokeelia

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  • Would highly recommend this event Joe and Sean were fun and informative. Saw lots of dolphins and turtles. Lunch at Cabbage Key restaurant was awesome. Loved this trip.  more »
  • Captain Joe and First Mate Shaun were awesome! They treated our family like “Family”. Would highly recommend them to all. We had a WONDERFUL experience  more »
  • Went with them twice in the last month with family from up north. Had 2 different crews and each one was amazing at keeping the guests engaged at all times. I would highly recommend them for a...  more »
  • Tropic Star captain and first mate were great on a recent trip to and from Cayo Costa for camping. We were able to travel on both the larger and the pontoon boats. Safe quick trips in both directions. Would highly recommend for any trips around Pine Island.
  • This would have been a great experience but the boat left early without everyone on the 1/2 day trip and we had to wait another 2 1/2 hours for the full day boat back. We arrived at the dock at 1 pm exactly and the boat was 200 yards away from the dock. Called office who called Captain to turn around but he would not. Total of 10 people left behind. Called twice to ask for a refund and have not heard back. We had a 5 hour drive leaving here so it had a huge impact on our travel plans.
  • The captains were very helpful and we had a wonderful time,they were very informative and we would go with them again. The captains were Rick and Jeff, thanks guys
  • Arrived on a Thursday afternoon to catch the ferry out to Cayo Costa for two evenings. We had already paid our $80+ for two tickets to the island and found out there was a parking fee. It was something like 8 or 9 dollars a day which isn't bad so we just said whatever (did not like that they kept our keys); might have missed that on the website. Boat, driven by Captain Jack, was pretty old but got us out to Cayo Costa pretty quickly so no complaints there. Did find out on the trip though that we would not be able to leave Saturday until 3pm. From the web: "RETURN TIMES -- Leaves Cayo Costa at 1:00pm or 3:30pm." Looks like it was the "or 3:30." Check out of the cabins is at 11am so we had to leave all of our stuff up at the dock from 11am-3pm. Only explanation we could get about there not being a 1pm departure time is that they were not going to Cabbage Key that day. Ferry captain hung out at the dock from 11am until slowly making his way to the boat a little after 3pm to depart for the mainland. Ride took forever to get back. Once we hit the dock, my wife and I stood up to start getting our packs on and the Captain on this trip, was a total jerk! Started making comments about people "supposed to be sitting until the engine is off" and other nonsense. Probably could have made an announcement about that, but the PA on their old ferry apparently doesn't work; looks like we were just supposed to assume that. All that money they charge for parking and tickets and no PA. First mate was cool though and acted professional. Hope for their sake he takes over as captain soon and not the guy we had. I would suggest taking another ferry but these guys seem to have a monopoly as one of the only one's to get to Cayo Costa. I did see one from Fisherman's Village there so if you are looking for a way out there, definitely check that one out before booking with this company. Expensive and rude.

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