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Captain Kathe's Boat Cruises

#9 of 22 Tours in Cortez Features Animals
12306 46th Ave W., Star Fish Company Restaurant, Cortez, FL 34215
+1 941-812-3241
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Great dolphin and manatee trip

Not sure about the negative reviews. I mean what's not to like? You're on a boat in tropical... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Villa Park, Illinois
Visiting? #1 recommendations

Any time we have people visit, we always suggest they contact Captain Kathe and enjoy a great... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Anna Maria Island, Florida
via mobile
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“hour trip” (9 reviews)
“sand dollars” (15 reviews)
“her husband” (3 reviews)
12306 46th Ave W., Star Fish Company Restaurant, Cortez, FL 34215
+1 941-812-3241
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure about the negative reviews. I mean what's not to like? You're on a boat in tropical seas, the captain is environmentally responsible and knowledgeable about the area, and there's a dog who smells the animals and whines whenever you get close to a...More

Thank Kofron
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Any time we have people visit, we always suggest they contact Captain Kathe and enjoy a great boating experience. Each one is always different, this time, we saw manatee up close and the kids enjoyed looking at live sand dollars and conch shells, before returning...More

Thank Nannie22
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting here for years. Finally booked a tour with Captain Kathe. Best tour we have ever taken. She is very knowledgeable. We saw lots of dauphins and a few manatee. Great experience highly recommend.

Thank RandynKimmy
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We called to inquire about available tours for the week and were immediately told a 2 hour tour was available for the next day so we booked. We mentioned that we were interested in snorkeling and asked if she had gear and she said, "anything...More

1  Thank terid97
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I should have listened to the other reviews! Yes, she talked on her phone a lot and she talked about her family. Her poor husband has to work 7 days a week and she has to work 7 days a week. Her passengers were on...More

2  Thank Debbie H
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Came back three years after our first trip with Capt Kathe, would always do it again. Yes, she is taking calls on her cell but she is on the boat 7 days a week for her living what else is she supposed to do? That...More

Thank Silke S
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

...you will enjoy this cruise! Captain Kathe was booked the day we wanted to take a boat ride, so she arranged for us to go with Captain Tom. He was low key and knowledgeable and did everything he could to make our trip memorable and...More

Thank sonnetmom
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Booking only 48 hrs ahead of time, we ended up with Capt. Kathe's daughter as a guide on an older pontoon boat. We've taken several of these two hour cruises over the years with various captains, and this one was average at best. We did...More

1  Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We recently took a cruise with Captain Kathe and Skipper the dog. The captain had quite a few distractions. She loves to talk to other boats/people near the shore and she has a lot to say about damage to the local environment which isn't necessarily...More

Thank MJH161
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this boat trip with Captain Kathe and her Cocker Spaniel first mate! A fascinating guide! She is from Cortez and knows the local waters and area history extremely well. We took what turned out to be a very personalized tour with four other...More

Thank Joyce F
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20 March 2015|
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Response from Baxharv2 | Reviewed this property |
Give Capt. Kathe's a call. You don't pay until after your cruise, so I am sure you can call to cancel. I have never had to cancel. She does get booked up. Her boat only seats about 6 people....maybe 8 max.