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Address: Palm Ave, Key West, FL 33040
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TRULY GREAT DAY

We asked Karen to take us out to snorkel and show us some dolphins. She was terrific! Great boat, on time, knows the waters and is just really a nice person who will treat you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Eric S
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We asked Karen to take us out to snorkel and show us some dolphins. She was terrific! Great boat, on time, knows the waters and is just really a nice person who will treat you well. We saw so many dolphins! Her snorkel heat was great and she gave us terrific local info. I highly recommend her to you!!

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Eric and Trisha, you are VIPs in my book, come back anytime. It was great meeting you and your family and I was also impressed with how many dolphins we saw that day. Your friend, Capt Karen More 

Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Captain Karen was wonderful, knowledgeable, accommodating and jovial. We went on a 7 hour charter, combining fishing and snorkeling. She did everything and made us feel like fishing experts, even though we didn't know squat about fishing.

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Siv, you guys were a pleasure to be with ALL DAY!! you made me laugh and you found joy in every aspect of the trip. Thanks for coming out and I will be happy to do it all again next time you're here. Captain Karen More 

Reston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We live in Key West, and when we have visitors we always recommend they join us for a half day fishing and dolphin watching with Captain Karen at Venus Charters. Captain Karen is a true professional -- she's knowledgable regarding where to find fish to catch or dolphins to watch. She also does a great job in providing snorkeling excursions.... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Alan as always I enjoy the company of you Elaine and the friends and family you always bring to my boat. I was so happy that I could get you over the fish so you could catch your dinner!! In spite of the wind we did it!! Thanks for being a friend and an enthusiastic fisherman. Captain Karen More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We wanted to spend a day on the beautiful waters in Key West and hired Captain Karen with Venice Charters. Captain Karen made this day so much fun!! She is funny, witty, knowledgeable and made a great tour guide on our way out to her favorite fishing spots which did not disappoint. We were even lucky enough to watch a... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Hi Tracey it was a very memorable day for me as well! Glad that Michael caught that cobia!! You two were great. Thanks for what you wrote here. I love my job because of nice people like you. Sincerely Capt Karen More 

Key West, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The captain, Karen, was easygoing and fun. We went to a couple locations to fish, catching snapper, yellowtail and a shark! She changed up the bait and gave fishing tips so everyone kept on catching all the time. The scenery was beautiful and the boat super clean. We didn't need to wait around forever to get our fish fileted by... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Thanks a lot Anne, The fish were biting even if it was a little cool and windy. I will never forget those three big sharks that were showing themselves beside the boat. That yellowtail you caught was one big boy! 21" Lets get out there again soon ok?? More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We booked a private charter to fish and snorkel. We had a blast and caught a variety of fish. Captain Karen was great -- accommodating, helpful and knowledgable! See you next time, Captain K!

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review me! I had a very good time with you and Im very glad you were completely happy with the trip! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We had a blast with Capt. Karen. We went out with her twice, first on Thursday afternoon and again on Friday morning. She is so friendly and will customize your trip to ensure you have a terrific time! We saw dolphin, snorkeled and went fishing. The first day, we caught big enough fish for a great dinner. Capt Karen cleaned... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

WOW Thanks so much for the quick review and for mentioning all the details of your two trips together. It was my pleasure to customize and make the trips be as you wanted. I hope to get another opportunity to play out on the water with you both soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time this morning on our boat ride and snorkeling adventure with Captain Karen. A good friend in Boston recommended the trip. Everything lived up to our high expectations and the fact that the weather was perfect didn't hurt. Although some of the coral is unfortunately bleached, there are still lovely areas that reminded me of a... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Hi Lynne Im so glad that you liked the trip and the fish were abundant and that we had perfect weather. Dolphins are wild and free so Im glad you were understanding that we only found one. The next time we could get alot luckier in that regard. Usually we find way more than one. Thanks for your quick review... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was the best experience overall! We started out dolphin watching, saw 3 very friendly Dolphins, then we went snorkeling and saw a sunken ship. While snorkeling we saw many beautiful fish, sea sponges. A very large barracuda kept us company! Captain Karen swam with us and pointed out many different animals and objects. After snorkeling we went fishing! Again... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Dear Anna Thanks so very much for finding me amongst the many charters here in Key West. It was my pleasure to show you the wonderful sea life we have here. That barracuda was a biggie for sure! Please come back so we can have another adventure soon. Take care! Capt. karen More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Totally amazing! Captain Karen held my daughters hand while snorkeling the whole time because she saw a barracuda. She took us to the dolphin playground and then to different areas and we fished for hours. Would book a charter with her anytime!

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Kris thanks for taking the time to write this. I enjoyed being out with you and the family very much. I really enjoy taking a kids or any persons hand to get them relaxed enough to take in all the beauty of the under sea world. Come back and see me soon. Til then take good care. Capt. Karen More 

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