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Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center

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11833 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 53, Marathon, FL 33050-3040
+1 305-743-2444
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Great family snorkel outing

We truly enjoyed our snorkel trip with Captain Hooks. The boat was comfortable and not overcrowded... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Albrecht315
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Captain Hook’s Marathon & Big Pine Dive Center

Our Marine Science Class (16 students & 5 adults ) used the Marathon shop for Sombrero Reef trip... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Linda D
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Captain Hook’s Marina and Dive Center has been the place to get everything you need for a day on the ocean. We have achieved the TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence three years in a row now. Our services include diving & snorkeling trips, Thunderbolt wreck and night dives, spearfishing & lobstering, dive instruction & certification, fishing charters, kayak & paddleboard tours, even SUP Yoga. Our store compliments and full supports those services with a full-service bait & tackle shop and a full-service dive shop. We have extended our business with the addition of Strike Zone Charters in Big Pine Key, now called Capt. Hook's Looe Key Reef Adventures & Strike Zone Charters. This has added multiple dive sites, another wreck called the Adolphus Busch Sr., and another beautiful sanctuary and premier dive and snorkel site...Looe Key Reef.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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11833 Overseas Hwy, Mile Marker 53, Marathon, FL 33050-3040
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

We truly enjoyed our snorkel trip with Captain Hooks. The boat was comfortable and not overcrowded like other vendors. Coffins patch was beautiful. The crew were awesome. Lucas was great with my 10 year old son and when I experienced a bit of seasickness for...More

Thank Albrecht315
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Capt. Hook's. Sorry, to hear you were feeling a little sick but it is great you were able to overcome that. If you can take a medication like product, we often recommend Bonine...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Our Marine Science Class (16 students & 5 adults ) used the Marathon shop for Sombrero Reef trip and the Big Pine Shop ( formerly Strike Zone) for a trip out to Looe Key. We found the people at both locations to be highly professional...More

Thank Linda D
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Linda...thank you. We appreciate the business and the kind words. In talking to the dive crew and the family, it sounds like they had a great time with your group as well. That's what makes our job so fun and we are glad they enjoyed...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This morning was a great day on the water with Captain Hook’s! While the dive boat had both snorkelers and divers on it, our dive master Lee quickly picked up on the fact that my boyfriend and I (both Advanced Open Water) just wanted to...More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thanks, Kate for taking the time to write a review...we really appreciate it. And thank you for the kind words. I know Lee has already taken a look at this review..he stays up on them and enjoys seeing his name mentioned. To Lee's credit, he...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Rented a 23’ Deck Boat from Captain Hooks and everything was spot on. The boat was ready for me when I got there, gave me info about the area and some key spots to try. I got myself hung up on a sandbar and destroyed...More

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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Understanding and reading the water is the best way to avoid the shallows but it is not always easy especially in the changing light of day. Glad Jimmy could be of assistance and get you...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Rented a boat (26’ Sea Cat) for a day and not a great experience. If had it scheduled for more than one day, would of turned back in after first day. Boat leaked steering hydraulic oil all day, gps worked but transducer did not, no...More

1  Thank kenlambright
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we are sorry for your bad experience with your boat rental. We work with Quality Boat Rentals as a partner to provide our customers with boats. We, ourselves, stepped away from that business because...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Do yourself a favor and choose Captain Hook's for any water activity you need. Jimmy, Lee, Chad, and the rest of the crew I encountered seemed to operate with the understanding that there are many places in the Keys that offer watersports services so it...More

1  Thank UWDad
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

I can't tell you how great it is to receive reviews like this. We thank you and are glad you had a great time with our crew. They are super people and fun too, but as important, they know their trade and they respect and...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Super attentive crew of 3 for 10 guests on the boat - 6 snorkelers & 4 scuba divers. Safety & fun were their top concerns. Very friendly crew and watched us carefully for issues while we snorkeled. Took good care of me when I got...More

Thank Michelle N
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CaptHookOwner, Owner at Captain Hook's Marina & Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we really appreciate the kind words. We are sorry we didn’t have any waterproof pouches. We usually carry at least two different sizes for our water sports activities. We will make sure to stock...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We planned a family vacation since our kids are getting older, and in a year or two both leaving for college. We booked a snorkeling trip with Capt'n Hooks Marina. We were extremely fortunate and had perfect weather (mid 80's full sunshine) and water clarity....More

1  Thank wrightfamily2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

The crew was nice and knowledgeable and the two spots we stopped to snorkel were very beautiful but they stuffed us in the boat like sardines. My husband and I had to sit by the only water cooler and trashcan and kept getting splashed with...More

Thank Donna Q
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Captain Hook’s was our one stop shop for boat rental, fishing licenses, bait and snorkeling. All of the staff were super friendly and helpful. Captain Mike, Lee, Tommy & Eric were a hoot and dropped us on some great reefs including a SPA with tons...More

1  Thank smjarmer
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bjr9797
18 March 2017|
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Response from CaptHookOwner | Property representative |
Our boat rental company rents boats by the day and multiple days (A day equals 8 hours: 8am to 4pm). If a boat has not been rented then on the day you would like to rent the boat, you can rent the boat for a half day rate... More
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Poten5
29 December 2015|
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Response from Denise V |
Our kayaks and paddle boards are located at 3 separate locations for your convenience.. Unfortunately, we do not deliver kayaks or boards.
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Crissy B
7 March 2015|
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Response from Ben D |
Holiday Inn Express is walking distance to Captain Hooks. The Holiday Inn has a restaurant attached to the hotel and there are several restaurants in the area. Nearest grocery store is 4.5 miles from Holiday Inn. Use... More
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