The Captain & The Boat
Our vessel is a 21’ deck boat with comfortable surround couch style seating. It has a hard top for shade, two ladders on the stern, one for shallow sandbar trip and one for snorkeling at the reef making entering and exiting the water extremely safe and easy. It is powered by a reliable 150 horsepower Yamaha four stroke engine that is quiet and has no fumes. Having a quiet engine gives you the opportunity to approach the wildlife on our ecotours without disturbing them in their natural habitat. The vessel is very stable and roomy due to its unique shaped hull called a tri-hull. This hull gives the boat a smoother ride and allows it to go into waters as shallow as 2 feet. Being able to cruise in such shallow waters allows for you as the customer to get a closer view at the wildlife that surrounds us.
Captain Samantha is a local resident with a large knowledge base of the Islamorada area. She was born in South Florida and grew up playing on the waters off of Lower Matecumbe. She learned to fish and snorkel at a young age and took an interest in marine habitat. Samantha went on to study Marine Biology at Barry University and earned her degree in May 2009. She loves being on the water and enjoys educating people about the importance of the marine environment. Samantha has been a licensed captain for over 10 years. Currently she runs a 21 foot deck boat at Robbie’s Marina and offers several exhilarating sightseeing charters including eco-tours, snorkeling, historic island tours, everglades eco-tours, sunset cruises, and many more. Landmarks such as Indian Key, Lignumvitae Key, Alligator Lighthouse, and Everglades National State Park are close by and visited often. Her charters are private and customized to fulfill your desires. Along with our most popular tours, we can also accommodate you by creating your own unique boat tour, for example, go bar hopping or propose to your significant other on a private sunset cruise. If you are interested in a fun Florida Keys adventure for the entire family, KeyZ Charters and Capt. Samantha is the way to go.
Homegrown in the state of Kentucky, Captain Jenna has always had a passion for the ocean realm. After graduating with a degree in Marine Biology from West Florida, Jenna decided to get even more involved with the underwater environment, so she moved to the Cayman Islands where she completed her instructor training and became a full time boat captain. Jenna’s scientific background has given her many opportunities within marine conservation, including shark species logging and data collection in Grand Cayman, and conservation research expeditions within Wakatobi National Park in Sulawesi, Indonesia. When she’s not underwater, she’s traveling to a new destination on her ever-growing bucket list. She has logged dives in the Pacific, Indo-Pacific, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and now the Atlantic.
Captain Kelly grew up in Miami Beach, Florida. She started off her outdoor career doing volunteer trail crews all over the US. One of the last crews was in Denali National park Alaska where she got bit by the Alaska bug. Kelly moved all the way up to there, where she continued her education and got a degree in Outdoor Studies and Environmental Science. Finally over the cold winters, Kelly started living life like a snow bird. She became a seasonal guide on a small passenger vessel in Alaska for the summers and in Baja Mexico for the winters. She has now came back to her Florida roots and wants to keep sharing her passion of the outdoors with those around her. Kelly is a bird nerd and is enthusiastic about everything, she can’t wait to take you on a tour!
What To Bring
- Sun Block (No Spray)
- Sun Glasses (Preferably Polarized)
- Hat or Visor
- Food & Drinks
- Water Shoes
- Cash or Credit Card for Payment
There is a 48 hour cancellation policy on all our reservations. If you need to cancel or reschedule your tour please notify us 48 hours before the time of your charter. If you fail to inform us of your cancellation in a timely manner you will be charged the full amount of the tour. If we happen to cancel due to weather you would not be responsible for the amount, although weather cancellations are at the Captains discretion.