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Captain Pip's Marina & Hideaway
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Christopher Amato from Holland, Mi had a fun morning fishing onboard Pip's 36 today with his friends & family. Capt Bob Kidwell & mate Roy Boston got them on some Snapper & this nice Red Grouper.
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Nick Ojeda (pictured right) from Washington D.C aboard our 29-ft Topaz Express "Papa Pip's" with Captain Doug Kelley and Roy Boston (pictured left). Looks like the day is starting off right!
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Here's a good picture of Kelly Puig catching Yellowtail Snapper yesterday by the Seven Mile Bridge with her hubby and Capt. Doug Kelley. Way to show the guys how it's done, Kelly.
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This pelican showed up at our dock today with a fish hook in its mouth and trailing fishing line. Dockmaster, Matt kept it occupied with ballyhoo scraps while we called the Marathon Wild Bird Center. A few minutes later Kelly came to the rescue.
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It's a sunny 72 degree day here at Captain Pip's. Don't you wish you were here?
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Check out these Flag Yellowtail Snappers. Great job Capt.  Doug Kelley Florida Keys Charter Fishing.
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The Hightower family from Madison, NJ have already had a very busy morning catching plenty of Snapper onboard Papa Pip's with Capt. Bob Kidwell & mate Roy Boston. We see some tasty dinners coming up for them!
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The end of another lovely day.
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Check out Todd Puig and Captain Doug Kelly's catch! Way to go guys.
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Our guest, Todd Puig from Jupiter Florida went out with Captain Doug Kelly on a 22ft Cape Horn and what a catch! Caught 2 Yellow Jack, 10 Mangrove Snapper, and 10 Porgie's so far... Great job!
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Phillip Beatty & his son Matt from Roswell, GA had a fun day today fishing onboard Papa Pip's with Capt. Doug Kelly & mate Roy Boston. They caught a 5 ft shark, Mangrove Snapper & Yellowtail Snapper. Here's Phillip with one of his Mangroves. 
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Look what one of our regular guests, Charlie Morse and his girlfriend, Katie, just caught. They are staying with us and fishing out of one of our rental boats. Charlie hails from a small town (population 200) in the frozen wilds of Montana. Nice change for him, right?
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1410 Overseas Hwy Marathon, FL 33050
1410 Overseas HighwayUSFloridaMarathon33050
Hotel, Boat Rental Service
Boat Rental Service
Canoe & Kayak Rental Service
Enjoy clean, comfortable accommodations with beautiful open water views and unique tropical charm. In the heart of the Florida Keys.  Choose from motel-style guest rooms, efficiencies and one- and/or two-bedroom apartments.  Paddle board and kayak rentals on site. Newly remodeled.
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Hotel with features such as unassuming rooms, direct beach access, a fishing dock & boat rentals. - Google
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byron lokey
a week ago
We did the parasailing at 9am. They office staff was very helpful. The captain and crew of the boat was awesome. The 1st mate doing the photos was good but after buying the SD memory card for the photos and looking at them when we got home, we realized, he should have placed the camera in auto focus because every photo was not in focus and out of 30 picture, only 2 were in focus. Aside from that, the captain had us in the air for at least 15 minutes and had a blast. This place is great and will be going back when down there.
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Response from the owner - in the last week
Glad you had a fun time! Sorry about the pictures though.
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Sebastian Rojas
3 months ago
This place should be called Captain Thief's boat rentals. Dishonest, unprofessional and irrational behavior from top to bottom. STAY AWAY. It's better to pay a few extra bucks to deal with professionals instead of these low life clowns.
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Eric Morin
9 months ago
Lovely. Great reception, very pleasant and smiley people. Great room, super clean. The entire site is very typical of what you can imagine of the keys with those fishing boat across the bay, the very typical restaurant. ..I love this place
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the future.
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Marcos Jimenez
4 months ago
I rented a boat about two months ago and currently looking for other places to rent one and I'm looking at the current reviews and its funny the way they promote their business . This company is a joke , lady in the front (white hair) very sarcastic, she treats you as if you were stupid . WORST PLACE EVER !!!! .
Lisa Daniels
2 weeks ago
Great experience! We stayed at the Osprey. The view from our room was great! Try porkys as well!
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thank you Lisa for taking the time to leave us this review. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you all again in the future!
Yvonne Drummond
3 weeks ago
Have an awesome time every trip. The new pool makes a great end to our day on the boat! The employees are super awesome!
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We're glad that you had a great stay with us and hope to see you all again soon.
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David Millis
10 months ago
Unpleasant. Please make sure if you cancel your reservation in advance they give you an email of confirmation. They will hang up on you if you call them and discuss any issues and prove your innocents. I was a repeat customer and will never try and rent a boat from this organization again. The owner will not call you either if they suggest it or if you ask for him to. Horrible business ethics. The customer is not appreciated. Filing a complaint.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
This customer made a boat reservation with us & then forgot to cancel it. We held the reservation for him during the busiest time of the year, & called him repeatedly to check when he didn't come to get the boat. He finally called us back & had rented a boat elsewhere. We should have charged the whole boat rental but we did not. Instead we kept the deposit & told him that he could use it for up to 1 year. The staff & the owner spoke to him about this. He was not happy with the outcome unfortunately, but we were more than fair.
Alejandro Carvajal
4 months ago
If you have such a great costumer service how long you took a year to respond to a review . STAY AWAY from this place. This place place should be call Captain Thief .Gas gauges were not working and we end up paying $150 just in gas.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Our boats are always completely full of fuel when someone rents them. When they return the tank is filled back up and they are charged for that fuel. The amount of fuel used is NOT dependent upon a cell phone app! Apart from how much distance they drive, it depends on how many people are on the boat, and also how much "stuff" they take with them. More weight on the boat means more fuel used by that particular group of people. Our fuel price is very competitive with every other on the water fuel station. Often people think that the price on the highway should be the price for fuel on the water. That just is not the case. We pay more per gallon for the fuel, as does every other on the water fuel station. Anyone renting a boat washes their boat when they return it, we tell everyone that when they pick up their boat. We're sorry that this renter did not enjoy their boat rental with us last year (2014). Almost everyone else does enjoy their time on the water with us. We hope that anyone reading this review will check our other reviews on Trip Advisor, and our rooms reviews on Expedia & That will give you a much more accurate picture that this single review.