We had the best time as a family with Captain Pierce! He took us to the best fishing spot and had things to do for all ages. My 22 month old LOVED being on the boat. We saw schools of fish, a dolphin, and a group of manatees. Highly recommend this excursion.
Fantastic day on the water; this is the private charter you want to book next time you're traveling to the Stuart, Florida area. Convenient location to pick up the boat ajacent to the Marriott on Hutchinson Island, a competent Captain, nice and clean boat, and speakers boasting a fantastic playlist to boot. Captain Trent took us on a great 4 hour charter on a pleasant day. Appreciated that he took the time to run us through a safety check before leaving the dock. We had a great time on the water with Capitan Trent and his bosun Ryan; the team works hard to give guests the experience they're looking for to pull in incredible catches. Alas, the sailfish eluded us that morning, but we did catch two brilliantly colored and great sized mahi mahis.
Four of us went on an overnight sail. It was amazing! Erinn did everything possible to make the trip special for us. We even got to experience a night space launch. I look forward to sailing again with Erinn and Dave.
We found and booked Honu Charters while already on vacation in Stuart, FL and wanting something more 'gotta get away.' We were lucky they were available post COVID slow spell. I predict that advance reservations will be needed going forward though. This operator will be in high demand.
Our trip was three nights to Key Largo and it was a slam dunk thanks to Captain Dave and Denise. They are both hard working professionals with an inherent love of hospitality and safety.
The Hosts: Captain's research began right after initial inquiry > call him. He returned with options of trips and timelines after getting a read on the weather and our wants and needs. This continued multi times a day during the trip always using our input. Denise is an encyclopedia of local knowledge, a fab cook and also a captain! Together they delivered to us an A+ experience that I would not have altered in any way. They are fun and happy people and I call them friends now. The Boat: So comfy and livable. Lots of modern gizomos. Spacious living quarters. Variety of seating. Frosty cold aircon inside that is adjustable in your quarters. The Nature: Key Largo gobsmacked me. Had no idea such a healthy diverse reef existed in the continental US. But that's all I'm going to say about that. I'm going to keep this treasure private like it was when we visited. Felt like it was all ours.