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Achieve Your Ideal Aquatic Day

To create amazing experiences by providing the world’s best personal service to our guests and by creating great memories for them. We want to give you and your family a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Meet our Captain

Captain Eric

Captain Eric

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Eric Grandcourt’s life started in Broomfield, Colorado many moons ago. He explored the Rocky Mountains while hiking and snowboarding every chance he got, enjoying the mile high city of Denver before spending a few years in Boulder. Eventually the cold winters lost their appeal, and Eric found a renewing warmth in Key West: He threw out those suits worn in Colorado offices and traded them in for wetsuits, and his cubicle and pushy boss were replaced with open water, sea turtles and schools of bottlenose dolphin. Eric splashed in to a life on the water as a Divemaster with Captain’s Corner Dive Shop in 2007, and became a Captain for the same company in 2010. He bought his own boat, “Laid Back,” in the winter of 2011 and has been sharing his love for South Florida marine life on private charters ever since.

Our Boat
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Our 250DC World Cat

Our boat is a 26 foot World Cat and because of the twin hull style, the ride is smooth, dry, and incredibly stable in calm and choppy waters.
Twin Mercury 4 stroke 150 horse power engines provide plenty of power and allow for a cruising speed of 30 knots (max 40 knots) while maintaining astounding fuel efficiency.

Whether you seek sun or shade, our World Cat will be comfortable for you. There is plenty of shaded seating for those who want to stay covered up from the sun. For those sun lovers, our wrap around bow seating is an excellent place to work on your golden vacation tan.

Why choose us?

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Your Boat Charter Done Your Way

Our boat is a smooth-riding, incredibly stable 2010 Intrepid 323. This beautiful 32-foot boat comfortably seats 6 guests plus crew. The twin Yahama 300 horse-power engines give us plenty of power to cruise at a speed of 30 plus knots. Whether you prefer full sun or lots of shade, this beauty provides plenty of both. At the helm is a captain with over 15 years of experience leading Key West boat tours.

Custom Boat Tours

The whole experience is completely customizable. You can choose more than one activity and mix them to make a trip that is uniquely yours. Our tours will tailor your trip to what you want and take excellent care of you and your family on the water. Create a package deal so that you can do exactly what you want without having to rush and follow the schedule.

Professional Captain

Our boat captain has years of experience navigating the waters. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, accommodating to the guests and an outstanding fishing guide. He knows the best places to anchor for great fishing, snorkeling, and mangrove, island stops, dolphin watching, lobstering and sand bar swimming. He will ensure that everyone's experience is enjoyable and memorable!

Great Equipment

Our boat is very comfortable with plenty of cooler space, seating, and shade for those who don't want to spend all day in the sun. It is very clean and well maintained. Our fishing equipment is excellent and our snorkeling equipment is the best charter gear available. We'll provide you with everything you need to have a fantastic time on the water!

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A slice of paradise Key West Florida

Key West, Florida is known for its breathtaking sunsets and laid-back vibe. It’s a great place to relax and unwind, and you’ll find plenty of interesting things to do and see. The Southernmost Point in the United States is located on a spit of land that forms part of the magnificent Key West harbor, which is home to both a lighthouse and the Southernmost Bar in the United States. You can explore the Key West Harbor and Lighthouse, which are part of the Southernmost Point State Park and preserve the area’s maritime heritage, or explore the downtown area, which is home to many bars and restaurants, galleries, and museums.

Since Key West is a true tropical paradise, the waters around the island provide an amazing opportunity to explore the marine environment. You can even take a diving lesson from an expert if you’d like. Snorkeling is one of the best ways to see the soft coral formations and coral reefs of Key West, Florida. You can watch dolphins in action. The best place to see them is on a dolphin watching cruise, which takes you on a slow tour of the bay so that you’re able to observe the dolphins in their natural habitat. You can also go on a dolphin watching tour, which takes you to a popular dolphin watching location. Both of these options allow you to get really close to the dolphins, which is an incredible opportunity to experience the wildlife of Key West first-hand.

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Frequently asked questions

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Most frequent questions and answers

It has a flushable marine toilet with 6'2" headroom for liquids only. The boat also has fresh water so you can rinse yourself from salt water.

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Water & Ginger Ale
First Mate
Fishing License
Snorkeling Gear
BBQ Grill

No. All our trips are private. Just you, your loved ones and our captain.

Fishing Gear
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Yes, water and you’re welcome to bring your own drinks, beers and snacks.

Mahi Mahi
Yellow Jack
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

We are located at Hurricane Hole Marina (5130 US1 Key West, FL 33040), but we are able to pick you up from any dock in Key West or Stock Island.

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Have Fun Under The Sun!