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Boat rentals for experienced drivers #311731
11/20/08 02:12 PM
11/20/08 02:12 PM
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ameliaeyes Offline OP
ameliaeyes  Offline OP
Hey all. Making 1st trip to CC, staying 3 weeks in Dec. Anybody have information on renting boats. We like to fish on our own. I have heard that the water is hard to navigate because of shallow spots. Any information helpful, also any tips for staying that long. Thanks.

Re: Boat rentals for experienced drivers [Re: ameliaeyes] #311770
11/20/08 09:38 PM
11/20/08 09:38 PM
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Ontario Canada
peterfromcanada Offline
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Wouldn't recommend going out on your own....Lots of guides with boats for hire. Ask around and you will be surprised how cheap it is, and you have a greater chance of returning to home every day with fish! Enjoy your stay....

Re: Boat rentals for experienced drivers [Re: peterfromcanada] #311801
11/21/08 08:38 AM
11/21/08 08:38 AM
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elbert Offline
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I don't know any one who rents boats with out a captain,for just that reason. The waters locally are hazardous to people who don't know them. It might even be against the law. Not trying to be mean but the area is practically void of markers ,signs and buoys that a boating community might normally have. Unwise ,not just for your own safety and the cost of damages to the boat but damage to the reef.

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Re: Boat rentals for experienced drivers [Re: elbert] #311907
11/22/08 06:56 AM
11/22/08 06:56 AM
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TExarkana, USA
catdance62 Offline
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I may be wrong, but I am pretty sure that the GOB requires a person to have a captain's license issued by the GOB to operate a boat.

Re: Boat rentals for experienced drivers [Re: catdance62] #311908
11/22/08 07:11 AM
11/22/08 07:11 AM
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sneaky Offline
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elbert....yu made a good point.... tourists let loos paan di reef could do som sierious damage fi tru....just look how some treat the rental golf carts...after a few drinks...

Re: Boat rentals for experienced drivers [Re: sneaky] #312089
11/23/08 07:32 PM
11/23/08 07:32 PM
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Cooper Offline
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If you are fit, a few returning visitors rent canoes and paddle around the back and on good days the front, if its fishing you are interested in. They bring in some very nice barracuda, snapper, grouper etc. Fishing poles tackle and bait can be rented here for $7.50 a day complete. you may need more bait but its cheap.


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