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Address: Palm Ave, Key West, FL 33040
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You're in Good Hands with Capt. Karen

We booked a sunset cruise with Capt. Karen weeks in advance of our trip to Key West. While you always hope for perfect weather, Mother Nature decided to unleash too much wind... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a sunset cruise with Capt. Karen weeks in advance of our trip to Key West. While you always hope for perfect weather, Mother Nature decided to unleash too much wind. Capt Karen kept my partner and me well informed of the forecast and options to reschedule. Thankfully, the wind calmed down and we had our cruise the night... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Hi Natalie and Leslie! I had a great time on the sunset with you. I am glad I gave you a memorable night and provided some material for you to laugh with each other about. I seem to have a knack for it. Especially when I don't try to be funny!!! Im told thats part of my charm? :-) Come... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked with Captain Karen and it was the best decision we made. Highlight of our trip and everything was so perfect. We went fishing and snorkeling and it did not disappoint! We were able to catch lunch and Karen filleted it for us. Karen's demeanor is so amazingly friendly and warm and we look forward to doing it again!... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Awe Tara, you made me happy too. You gals had enthusiasm that lends to a very enchanting experience. You see things as you are. Im glad you took time to write this very touching review. Thank your aunt June for recommending me and lets do it again ASAP. Capt. Karen More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day we had today. Karen knew exactly where to go to see dolphins playing and see fish while snorkeling. You can literally customize your own day! Karen is willing to do whatever you like! Personally I loved the private charter verses the large excursion boat experience. We WILL look up Captain Karen next time! Thank you so... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Sharon it was my pleasure to try and make your day one that you want to repeat. Next time can be different and just as good if not better!! Take care. Captain Karen More 

Norwell, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Karen took us out to see dolphin, snorkel and fish. We did all three! Her boat is new and clean. It was windy the day we went but my husband and daughter did a bit of snorkeling. We then went to a certain area to fish. Karen and the boat had bait, rods etc and we caught many fish. It... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, It is always a pleasure to introduce new anglers to the joy of fishing. Even in the wind we can have a good time because I know where to avoid the rough water. Glad I could meet your approval!! Hope to see you, your daughters and husband again soon. Captain Karen More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I absolutely loved our 4 hour private fishing charter with Captain Karen. She was chill, easy going, knew all the special fishing spots, and was especially thoughtful about capturing our trip and fish caught in pictures! My partner caught her first fish ever on this trip! Next time we're in Key West, we'll be calling Captain Karen... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Hi Kim! Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your experience with me. I had just as good of a time as you did. I enjoy making my guests happy and giving forever memories. thats the best part of my job. Sincerely, Captain Karen More 

Charlotte, NC
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Venus Charters and Captain Karen are always my go-to resource for fishing while in Key West. Captain Karen knows her stuff whether it be fishing, dolphin watching, a special ceremony or a day away from the world on a secluded beach. I have been going to Key West for 16 years and have only fished with Captain Karen...and always have... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Dear John Next time Im bringing the big guns so that if that lemon shark comes a knocking you will have the tackle to turn him around and pet him on the head!!! XO Captain Karen More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

We did a dolphin watch and snorkeling. We got see the dolphins which came right by the boat. Then we went snorkeling and it was the best. No trying to snorkel with a big group of people who keep running into you. Captain Karen was awesome! This is a must do, highly recommended!

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the 5 Star review!! Im glad I made you happy. Its always such a treat when the dolphins play right in front of us...come back soon. Sincerely, Captain Karen More 

Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Ah-mazing! My wife and I chartered a boat for a snorkel trip with Venus Charters, March 26, 2017. This was added to her Bucket-List Key West Florida vacation for her 60th. We booked our trip after reading reviews on Trip Advisor and we were NOT disappointed. Captain Karen’s easy to book process and quick response to all questions is to... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

Thanks Sheila for the review...I could tell by the Facebook posts that your trip was marvelous from start to finish. Im very glad that my excursion was a highlight for you both. Don't worry, Canada is warming up this coming weekend and you don't have to lose your tan lines... Captain Karen More 

Gulfport, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Captain Karen took us fishing for the first time on the Gulf (even though we live on the Gulf), and she made it easy, educational, and fun. We caught tons of fish despite the wind, and Captain Karen made the time go by faster than we could believe with her knowledge and help (and patience). I thought that a 5... More 

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CaptKaren, Owner at Venus Charters, responded to this review

That Wind!! Many times, in spite of it, the trip turns out just fine. Im very glad that I made your birthday fun. Thanks for the review and please come back again soon!! Sincerely, Captain Karen More 

Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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 

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