Ponce Inlet Watersports, Ponce Inlet

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  • August 2, 2017
    We had the best time with Captain Sam and Danielle! We got to see dolphins, save a blue crab and found really interesting shells. Captain Sam gave the kids the chance to drive the boat and Danielle wa...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    Tried paddleboarding for the first time, I am not coordinated and was not able to do it, but luckily my brother was there and switched me and I got in a kayak and had a great time, we saw a manta ray ...  more »
  • July 14, 2017
    We had a blast. This place was very nice, family-friendly, even gave us extra time on our rental and told us where to go to see manatees, which we do see. Also collected many shells and exlpored the s...  more »
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  • April 28, 2017
    Took my 2 daughters (8&3) They loved every minute of it & they let them drive the boat for a couple minutes!!! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Seen dolphins and birds and found a sand dollar on the little island we stopped at. Would defiantly do it again.
  • July 10, 2017
    Took the "Eco" tour. It was VERY dissapojnting. No manatees, no dolphins snd no sea turtles, not even a stingray. Nothing promised in the brochure occurred during our trip.. Island stop was disappointing as well. The shells were pitiful and were more clam and oyster shells than anything. The captain and first mate seemed more concerned about talking to each other than actually looking out for dolphins and manatees. They did not bother to use the on board PA system (was it broken?). Other reviews on this site mention a "Captain John". He was nowhere to be found on our tour. Maybe he sold out and moved on? No parking on site. They made us park down the road and take a golf cart back to the sign in location. After the tour was over the golf cart was NOWHERE to be found. My family was left to walk back to the car (good thing no-one in our party had mobility issues). I was also put off by the "we will not sue" disclosure we were forced to sign - BIG RED FLAG there. I understand they have to cover their assets, but surely there's a more professional way to do so. Two thumbs down.
  • June 24, 2017
    Before you read my review you should know I'm in no way affiliated with the company. Check Trip Advisor for a few reviews I've done there. Best. Boat. Tour. Ever. Captain John with his punny humor, charisma, knowledge and experience led our expedition. His willingness to stop the boat for almost 15 minutes so we didn't just slowly idle past something we saw in the distance created an amazing moment for all of us. Because of it, we saw Dolphins. A BABY DOLPHIN! Up close! A lot of others on the boat saw a manatee. I didn't get to see him or her because I got caught up in the beautiful view all around me and the feel of the of the boat moving through the water. I love being out on a boat and don't get to do it very often... not being a millionaire. 😊 Not for a moment did I feel unsafe. I experienced the quiet vibration of awe when everyone on the boat went still and watched these beautiful beings we share our world with in their natural habitat. (A first for me.) And, wow, the cathedral like vibration of excitement we all felt when we first saw and met them. I don't have words for that moment. Thanks, Captain John. That'll stay with me forever. We stopped on an island so everyone could check out the terrain and gather shells. Through pure luck and Captain John checking the time of it, we had the extraordinary good fortune of seeing a shuttle launch while we were there. Wowzers The Amazing Danielle (It really is her job title. Seriously. She more than lived up to it.)...How do I count the ways of the pure awesomeness that is her? I've been on a few boat tours since moving to Florida and, years ago, was a tour guide for the Gone With The Wind Festival tours back in GA. Being a tour guide isn't an easy job but she made it look effortless. Her passion about her job was obvious. She was friendly, personable and eloquent. There were no stupid questions. Her knowledge and passion about the history of all we saw, geographically, and marine life was almost frightening at how extensive it was. I love it when a tour guide winds up feeling like a friend... not something I've experienced since moving to FL. 😉 She did. Rare & Priceless. I have early, onset Parkinson's and was given great, non dramatic assistance. Never felt self conscious. So, there ya go. My review is a novella because I'm a writer and have tried to cover as much as possible. I hope this gets you to the right place if you're looking for a great experience on a boat tour. I only booked to treat a visiting friend. I'm so glad I did.
  • May 19, 2017
    Captain John was great. Very informative and fun tour. Saw some dolphins playing and learned a lot. Definitely recommend to anyone looking for something aquatic to do.
  • May 29, 2017
    Such an amazing call. He didn't have what was needed, but he gave me many options. I had an amazing day thanks to this company's owner.

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