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Address: 80500 Overseas Hwy, Angler House Marina, Islamorada, FL 33036-3748
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We offer custom charters for you and your party! Fish, snorkel, tour on one...

We offer custom charters for you and your party! Fish, snorkel, tour on one trip, or narrow it down and focus on one area of fun. Captain Xavier has been living in the Florida Keys for 20 years and would love to get your family on the water in the Florida Keys!

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Another great visit with Xavier

We just finished our 8th year with Captain Xavier. Our sons are now 15 and 12 and we love fishing and spending time with Xavier. He knows where to catch fish and knows the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gunnyson
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just finished our 8th year with Captain Xavier. Our sons are now 15 and 12 and we love fishing and spending time with Xavier. He knows where to catch fish and knows the history and stories of the Keys and is easily comfortable with families and experienced fishermen alike. We couldn't imagine going to the Keys and not fishing... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trip. Xavier is just a great captain...really nice and super flexible to do what the family wanted. Went out with 3 kids under 12 and fished and snorkled and everyone was really happy. I highly recommend going out with Xavier he knows his stuff and is a great captain. You will have a great time.

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Thank MikeB334
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

What an incredible day! We started out Oceanside fishing for yellowtail and hogfish. When the winds kicked up, Capt. X took us into the backcountry to a hidden (secret) cove for some snook fishing. I'm a novice and he had me reeling them in again and again. Caught more than we could eat. This guide is the BEST. Very accommodating... More 

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1 Thank Vivian M
Elizabeth1373, Owner at Bay and Reef Company, responded to this review

Vivian I had more fun than you! You are a becoming a superb angler. More 

Lansing MI
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was my second trip out with the Bay and Reef Eco Tours company.. about 12 years apart. Xavier is a great skipper and we had a marvelous time. We did a little snorkeling, did a bit of fishing, caught a couple of fish for lunch and released a ray. There was a little history thrown in with some questions... More 

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Thank RobCodger
Elizabeth1373, Owner at Bay and Reef Company, responded to this review

This warms our hearts! But ever more so to see your family again after 12 years! Do plan a trip again - great to see you all! More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2016

My three friends and I booked a trip with Captain Xavier only last week (June 2016). We were looking for a way to get out on the water and just do as much as we can. Captain Xavier definitely delivered! Our plan was to snorkel, fish, and generally enjoy the sun and water. He took us out to two very... More 

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Thank Bailey S
Elizabeth1373, Manager at Bay and Reef Company, responded to this review

Thank you for getting out there! Great day on the water with you all! And best of luck to you! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Highly, highly recommend Bay and Reef if you're looking for an experienced guide to take you snorkeling. Xavier was AWESOME!! It was our first time snorkeling and it was incredible!! We have a 9 year old and 12 year old who were both a little nervous. Elizabeth and Xavier took their time to make us feel comfortable and even excited... More 

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Thank Shauna S
Elizabeth1373, Owner at Bay and Reef Company, responded to this review

Awww, this warms our hearts! Thank you for getting on the water and committing to getting out there! So glad you loved it! More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We took a family outing with our 2 kids ages 10 and 12 and Captain Xavier and had a fabulous time! We snorkeled, visited Indian Key, went swimming at a sand dune, saw manatees, nurse sharks and birds. Everyone loved it! Captain Xavier was great! Highly recommended.

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Thank arboykin
Elizabeth1373, Owner at Bay and Reef Company, responded to this review

Thanks so much for getting out there with me! Hope to see you back here! More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I will keep coming back to visit Captain X and Captain Elizabeth as many times I can. They provide you with an amazing experience since they are full of ocean and environmental knowledge that keeps you wanting more. Even on windy days they will know where to take you in order for you not to get sea sick and if... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Thank you Captain X for a great day with great memories. My 15 yo caught a nurse shark and Capt X helped him reel it in for a perfect photo a lasting memory.

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Elizabeth1373, Owner at Bay and Reef Company, responded to this review

What a great day on the water! Thank you so much for getting on the water with me! Best to your family! More 

Bolingbrook, Illinois
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

My wife and I were able to schedule a last-minute, four-hour excursion with Captain Xavier, and we couldn't be more pleased. We were referred to him by Chef Michel at Islamorada's Bitton French Cafe, who had glowing things to say. Sadly, the weekend weather forecast was awful, and on this particular day, there was a window of time where some... More 

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Elizabeth1373, Owner at Bay and Reef Company, responded to this review

It was a joy to get you both on the water! Thank you for your kind words. I hope to see you back here in the Keys! More 

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