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Emmy Girl Charters
5.0
Based on 46 reviews
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Scott Apking
Scott Apking
00:07 21 Mar 24
Great Captain! Best day on the water and she knows all of the best spots!
Denise Fridenmaker
Denise Fridenmaker
22:01 10 Mar 24
A girls day to Caya Coasta and the trip was amazing! What a great time and awesome captain. Even though the weather didn’t look ideal……it turned into a beautiful day! Thanks Captain Emily for keeping us safe and making our day!
Dina Hess
Dina Hess
20:09 23 Oct 23
Captain Emily is wonderful! Our family has been riding with her for many years. She has a massive wealth of knowledge about every detail of the area, and you couldn't ask for anyone kinder or more fun to ride with. She has a sharp eye for wildlife and seems to have a particular magic for spotting dolphins. She's easy to communicate with, always on time, and absolutely terrific with kids. Whether you're looking for a beautiful wildlife, shelling, or sunset tour or simply a 100% reliable... water taxi from one island to another, Captain Emily is always a great choice.read more
Mike Espelage
Mike Espelage
17:48 08 Jul 23
We have been coming to North Captiva island the past two summers, and will be continuing to come to this slice of paradise for years to come. Emmy Girl Charters is our go to for:

Water taxi service for arriving and departing (🥲)
-0 worries about Emmy Girl Charters being at the dock on time! A huge bonus point win for planning husbands!!

Wildlife, island hopping, old Florida history, Cabbage Key visit for the cheeseburger in paradise original, fishing and history of... Pine Island sound, and a little shelling on Cayo Costa
- Emily is just amazing and fits right into our families antics and general vacation vibe.

Emmy Girl Charters is the one stop and only stop for all my boating needs for North Cap!! Regardless of my wife’s beliefs that I can captain a charter myself!!!
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Ashleigh Shuford
Ashleigh Shuford
15:05 30 Jul 22
So easy breezy to schedule and get to N. Captiva Island from the marina! Captain Emily is super knowledgeable about the area’s wildlife and history. Learned a lot in just a short ride to the island. Also took the time to stop so we could see the manatees and dolphins along the way! Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Cliff N Crystal King
Cliff N Crystal King
21:29 04 Jul 22
Captain Emily was awesome! She was on time for our charter to and from North Captiva. She offered great insight on things to do. On the trip back to the mainland, she even took time to show our kiddos some dolphin and was able to get them to jump and play behind the boat. What a great experience!!! We will definitely use her again on our next trip! Thanks Captain Emily!
Tracy Drumgool Homan
Tracy Drumgool Homan
22:09 18 Jun 22
Emmy Girl Charters was perfect for our family to get out to North Captiva Island! Emmy was on time going out to the island and returning to the mainland. Will definatly be booking again with her next summer!
Peter Fuller
Peter Fuller
23:12 08 Dec 21
Beautiful, amazing day sight-seeing, checking out manatees and dolphins, having lunch on Cabbage Cay. First rate, great, very clean and comfortable boat, it will accommodate a large family, very dry and stable, no worries. And, Emmy knows the area, she knows lots of history, fun and interesting. Last time we visited the area, we rented a boat, huge mistake, especially since we know about Emmy Girl Charters.
Lucas Harris
Lucas Harris
22:57 04 Nov 21
My wife booked are ferry and Emmy was fire. She was very nice and had an answer to every question my curious self thought of. She went above what my expectations were, definitely would refer her to anyone needing her skills. Thanks Emmy
Cindy Rehm
Cindy Rehm
12:46 22 Oct 21
Captain Emmy was very knowledgeable of the area and made our day Fun. We were able to see dolphin that followed us and manatee that visited on the side of the boat.
Leah Shipe
Leah Shipe
17:52 17 Jul 21
Captain Emily is quite possibly the perfect ambassador for North Captiva Island and the surrounding islands. The moment we stepped onto the boat, she became part of our family. We highly recommend Captain Emily for charter tours and water taxi.
Mindy Parrish Alphin
Mindy Parrish Alphin
14:42 03 Apr 21
Captain Emily made our first trip to North Captivia an awesome one! She brought us to the island, gave us advice throughout our trip regarding some “hiccups” we ran into, squeezed us in her schedule for a boating adventure when our rented boat fell through, and returned us to the main land at the conclusion of our trip.

Capt Emily, we would have been lost without you. Thank you for your wealth of knowledge, care and compassion. You are amazing! God Bless!
Carolyn Adams Creagh
Carolyn Adams Creagh
17:36 06 Mar 21
Great boat Captain, very professional and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Katja Brown
Katja Brown
21:56 28 Dec 20
Emmy is very knowledgeable about wildlife and the islands around Pine Island. She is personable and we were lucky enough to see several dolphins on our trip.
Jessica Hoerlein Wendt
Jessica Hoerlein Wendt
23:56 24 Dec 20
Wonderful outing around North Captiva, Useppa, Cayo Costa and Cabbage Key! Emily’s boat was immaculate and her knowledge of all the wildlife was impressive. Highly recommend her for an extraordinary day!
April Rothe
April Rothe
21:41 12 Oct 20
Fantastic Captain Emmy! Kind, knowledgeable and exceptionally patient with the younger crowd. We had a wonderful time and you will too!
Ashley Merrill
Ashley Merrill
14:37 22 Aug 20
Very sweet, kind, and helpful. Fantastic service. Well worth it!
Danielle Costanzo Bonavita
Danielle Costanzo Bonavita
00:56 26 Jul 20
Captain Emily is fantastic! She is highly professional and her boat is immaculate and very comfortable. We highly recommend her for charter services to and from North Captiva. We will definitely be calling on her again.
Sandra Harrison
Sandra Harrison
21:42 06 Feb 20
Great experience, knowledge and friendly captain.
Rick Rehm
Rick Rehm
03:48 31 Jan 20
The boat was very comfortable and well handled by the Captain. We had a great trip to Cabbage Key. Met all our expectations, could not have asked for more. We did get to see an over abundance of dolphins. Smooth running boat.
Tony J Russell
Tony J Russell
03:36 03 Jan 20
Awesome ride with Captain Emily today. Eagles, dolphins, manatees, ospreys, history, sightseeing, laughs, and relaxation.

The family loved it.

Highly recommend.
Eileen Mcbratnie Acello
Eileen McBratnie Acello
20:36 27 Dec 19
My family of 5 had a great experience on this tour. We saw dolphins, eagles & other wildlife. Very relaxing!
Rebecca Walker
Rebecca Walker
20:33 26 Dec 19
Emily's tours are amazing! Our time with her was simply perfect. We had lunch at Cabbage Key, saw dolphins and manatees, and learned so much about the whole area. Emily was fun, personable, and professional; it was just like taking a boat ride with a family friend. Definitely give her a call to learn more about her services if you're looking for something fun to do in the area.
Stacia Boyajian
Stacia Boyajian
12:16 25 Feb 19
Captain Emily is the best! We had a truly special day on the water. We saw manatees, dolphins, an alligator! She tailors the trip to what you are looking to do and made my 3 teenage daughters really happy! (Mom and Grandma too) Thank you Emmy for the memories!
Allison Gacek
Allison Gacek
15:35 23 Feb 19
Captain Emily was amazing. She was helpful, accessible, professional and flexible. She also stopped to show the little ones some dolphins on our ride over to North Captiva Island. It was awesome! So glad we found her.
Diane Perkins
Diane Perkins
17:35 18 Feb 19
The most incredible day on the water with Captain Emily! Manatees, gators and the most incredible experience with dolphins! Her knowledge of the area and easygoing style provided us with a truly once in a lifetime memory!
5 stars!!
Cynthia Logan
Cynthia Logan
22:30 07 Feb 19
Went out with Emmy and she was fantastic! She shared such great knowledge of the area and was easy to be around. Would recommend her any day!
Daniel Baker
Daniel Baker
16:49 27 Nov 18
Emmy was the best. She picked up a group of 6 of us very late to take us, with luggage, to North Captiva and very early to take us back from North Captiva. She was friendly, helpful, informative and an absolute pleasure to hang with on the trips.

I recommend Emmy and her charters to anyone and everyone, and hope that people will use her services often.
Julia Baker- Hanapole
Julia Baker- Hanapole
19:59 24 Nov 18
Our family was traveling with our 90 year old father who walks with the aid of a walker. Emme was incredibly gentle, supportive and kind in helping make sure our father got on and off the both safely and comfortably. She also navigated her boat with ease and confidence while transporting us to North Captiva in the dark evening hours. Cannot recommend Emme Girl Charters enough!
Jen Malich
Jen Malich
15:07 14 Jul 18
The best. We look forward to seeing Captain Emily as much as the vacation. It’s like seeing an old friend.
Hanknedie Ballance
Hanknedie Ballance
17:43 14 Apr 18
Wonderful Captain and a fantastic day trip!! Emily knows this area and the history- also saw manatee and dolphins. The beach at Cayo Costa is beautiful:) We would definitely do this trip again!!
Heather Loveless
Heather Loveless
18:29 28 Mar 18
Emmy is great, a wealth of knowledge and experienced
Jon Cobb
Jon Cobb
18:43 15 Feb 18
Capt Emmy is the best in the business!! I've used her boating services many times over the years and you can't go wrong if you use her charter!!
See you soon Capt!!!
Jeremy Koerber
Jeremy Koerber
23:57 24 Jul 17
Full of knowledge, incredibly friendly and entertained us the entire trip. Worked extremely hard to give the kids good looks at the dolphins in the bay. Highly encourage you to book at trip with her.
Amanda Larsen Lenar
Amanda Larsen Lenar
04:33 07 Jul 17
We had the most incredible day today with Captain Emily. She picked us up at Useppa Island and took us on a sightseeing adventure - full of dolphins playfully jumping alongside our boat (a true highlight to our entire trip). We anchored on North Captiva to enjoy some beach time before going to lunch at Barnacle Phil's. Emily was amazing with our children - complete with sticker activity to search for wildlife on our adventure - and she was a wonderful soul to get to know. You would be ever so... lucky to have her charter a voyage for you!read more
Tom Shaw
Tom Shaw
21:18 02 Feb 17
Cruised Pine Island Sound, out to Captiva, watched dolphins, eagles, lots of local history...plenty to like!
Guillermo Suarez
Guillermo Suarez
18:03 27 Jul 16
Cindy O'connor
Cindy O'Connor
00:46 05 Jul 16
Emily is a great captain and gave us a fantastic personalized tour right from our dock at Cabbage Key. Very friendly and very personable. Totally worth it if you want the real SW Florida waterways tour. If you love manatees and dolphins, you're in luck 🙂 Great for those from out of town or if you're a native without a boat! if you want the best... call Captain Emily!!
Victor and Cindy
Fw Marina
Fw Marina
16:27 21 Jun 16
Capt Emmy took my sisters and I for a great tour yesterday evening and we had an awesome time! She is professional and so accommodating!
Great tour of Cayo and dolphin sightings
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Water Taxi

5/5

Cliff N Crystal King

“Captain Emily was awesome! She was on time for our charter to and from North Captiva. She offered great insight into things to do. On the trip back to the mainland, she even took time to show our kiddos some dolphins and was able to get them to jump and play behind the boat. What a great experience!!! We will definitely use her service again on our next trip! Thanks, Captain Emily!”

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Custom Charter

5/5

Ashleigh Shuford

“So easy breezy to schedule and get to N. Captiva Island from the marina! Captain Emily is super knowledgeable about the area’s wildlife and history. Learned a lot in just a short ride to the island. Also took the time to stop so we could see the manatees and dolphins along the way! Highly recommend!”

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Sightseeing

5/5

Peter Fuller

“Beautiful, amazing day sight-seeing, checking out manatees and dolphins, having lunch on Cabbage Cay. First rate, great, very clean and comfortable boat, it will accommodate a large family, very dry and stable, no worries. And, Emmy knows the area, she knows lots of history, fun and interesting. Last time we visited the area, we rented a boat, huge mistake, especially since we know about Emmy Girl Charters.”