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Captain Kathe's Boat Cruises

#9 of 21 Tours in Cortez
Certificate of Excellence
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Address: 12306 46th Ave W., Star Fish Company Restaurant, Cortez, FL 34215
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+1 941-812-3241

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Great tour

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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dawson Springs, Kentucky
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Dawson Springs, Kentucky
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119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 you want". We went out and cruised around for over an hour during which time... More 

Thank terid97
Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 vacation and did not want to hear her troubles! I wouldn't waste my time.

1 Thank Debbie H
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 did not bother me at all. She brought us to great places like couple of... More 

Thank Silke S
Hudson River Valley, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 fun. We found a friendly dolphin, saw lots of birds and had a great time... More 

Thank sonnetmom
Wakefield, Rhode Island
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198 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
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 manage to spot some dolphins and a couple of manatees during the cruise, but our... More 

Thank Jerry S
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89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 useful information for the paying customers, Even though I think that many of her observations... More 

Thank MJH161
Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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 passengers. We saw loads of dolphins and birds. During the two hour trip at our... More 

Thank Joyce F
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

3 couples took a boat cruise with Captain Kathe. She mentioned that her cell phone had been busy and that her boat was her office. She was right about that. Most of the boat ride consisted of her on the phone scheduling more cruises, and trying to get a license for a 10 person boat. The only stop we made... More 

1 Thank gailb21
Peoria, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second trip with Kathy. First time with our son and family. Our son lived in the area and Kathy tried to argue her political and environmental veiws. Embarrassing and uncomfortable for us. Second trip was this week when invited by good friends. Kathy talked on her phone most of the time occasionally yelling out sites to our... More 

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