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  • Judy M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The captain and crew kept everything lively. Drinks and snacks very reasonably priced. it really was fun for all ages and group types We did the sunset cruise which was beautiful and saw several schools of dolphins. Everyone was so friendly truly a fun time and I highly recommend
    Written April 14, 2024
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  • Chuck P
    Indianapolis, IN8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In spite of windy weather and some technical issues, they made my deep diver certification happen. Ben was a fantastic instructor, thorough and inspiring confidence. Sara was great too, very knowledgeable and got things ironed out. Plan to dive with them again when the weather is more likely to cooperate
    Written March 30, 2024
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  • Becky F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check in was easy and boat ran well! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely rent from Lagoon Pontoons again!
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • wilk345
    Rockwall, TX10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I have gone on charter trips all around North America, some good and others not so good. I don't measure a trip by the number or size of the fish you catch. I have been on trips with really good captains/crew where we didn't catch anything and have been on some really poorly run outfits where we caught trophies.

    That being said, Captain Vann is top notch! It didn't feel at all like a paid charter but rather going fishing with a friend, and that is rare. Prior to booking I noticed all the positive reviews about how great he is with kids, and after fishing with him I can definitely see that. He is very easy going with a purpose to put you on fish, and these qualities don't often exist together on one boat/captain.

    Now on to the highlights... You can see from the pics that we caught fish, but what you don't see is the 10-12 other red snappers that looked just like the ones in the pictures that we released without a photo. We joked on the trip about how we lost track of how many we had caught, but best guess was "probably less than 15". The two groupers were a nice bonus. We actually cut the trip short because I had a plane to catch and quite frankly my arms felt like jello! It was literally "fish on" within a minute of dropping down to depth.

    Overall, I can't say enough about Captain Vann and Last Local except that I may be visiting the PCB area on a "family trip" more often and can't wait until our little girl is old enough to come with. Thanks for a great experience!
    Written March 19, 2024
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  • Blaise M
    South Windsor, CT6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I recently went on a charter with Captain Chris out to Shell Island. We stopped along the way to learn about wildlife. We identified a kestrel, got to watch sea turtles playing on some sand flats, and learned all about sea urchins, sea stars, and sea squirts. Chris is a biologist and extremely knowledgeable about the species that inhabit the area.

    Captain Chris is safety focused and runs a great boat that is clean and safe, from getting on to getting off. Chris has tons of experience and made our party extremely comfortable on board. We had a wonderful time and will be booking again on our next trip to Panama City!!!
    Written September 11, 2023
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  • ASG127
    Gainesville, Georgia, United States2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely wonderful experience! The captain was great! He went out of his way to make sure we got to experience and see everything. Grandparents, parents, and little one all had a wonderful day out on the boat.
    Written March 18, 2024
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  • Angela B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our first deep sea fishing trip as a family, and it couldn't have gone better! Captain David and his mate always put us onto fish, and this trip was no exception! Our 6th time using this charter - we've never been disappointed.
    Written April 5, 2024
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  • Kelly G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a sunset sail for our 26th anniversary to relive the one that we did on our honeymoon. The bar was extremely high, but this excursion was amazing! We had a beautiful sunset, got to see so many dolphins, had a fun and knowledgeable crew, met some fabulous new people and enjoyed some great drinks, too! Excellent trip and excellent value! Will absolutely do it again!
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • Julie D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great customer service as we had to cancel last minute and they issued a refund. Thank you! We'll be back next time for sure!
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • N R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Despite the rough seas that day, we had a wonderful time exploring and reeling in Spanish mackerel. The captain navigated to every spot possible to find fish in the choppy bay, with the crew indicating it was the roughest they’d had ever seen the water due to high winds. We took our catch to “Dat Cajun” restaurant (recommended by the captain) to have it cooked and it was fantastic!
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • Ann G
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an experience with Coastal Wildlife Adventure! Lorraine was our captain and she was amazing. We saw at least 10 dolphins and one small baby dolphin. Lorraine also found a great spot for our son to do some snorkeling. We also had time to explore Shell Island. I highly recommend doing a dolphin tour with Coastal Wildlife Adventures!
    Written March 8, 2024
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  • Rick H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun with grandson. We both had a blast!! Captain Ron was a perfect tour guide and airboat captain! Would definitely recommend to all.
    Written April 12, 2024
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  • davis g
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son was very nervous about scuba diving, but his instructor Dave was so kind and patient. The weather conditions were less than perfect, so day 1 he was in pool, day 2 at the Vortex Spring (about an hour away), and day 3 was at the jetty. My son loved it so much, he is attending an advanced diving summer camp on the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to Driver's Den and Dave for making this such an amazing experience.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • JRudolph
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Captain Marcy was very knowledgeable about the area, the animals, and was very entertaining!! The gentleman at the office who showed us the small alligator, let us hold it and take pictures was also very knowledgeable about the alligators! Both were very polite and easy to talk to and ask questions of. The airboat ride itself was awesome! We saw alligators, eagles and dolphins!!
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • Kim C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a lot of fun would recommend to everyone to try it . My friends enjoyed it and we had never thrown an axe before. It was a fun afternoon 👍😊
    Written October 14, 2021
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