Large and Comfy Boat with Fun, Experienced Captain

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42 ft
Boat length
Up to 8
This boat is rented with a captain
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The boat

Enjoy your private boat cruise around Clearwater Beach, the Intracoastal Waterway, scenic islands and the Gulf of Mexico.

The 42 foot trawler “Meridian” allows you to see beautiful Clearwater from a completely unique perspective. The large, open top deck gives you breathtaking views of the incredible scenery and marine wildlife, like our playful bottlenose dolphins. The full head and galley provide you with the ultimate comfort and convenience.

Your trip will begin on the intracoastal waterway from Clearwater Harbor Marina, which has free parking.

First, we will cruise by and perhaps drop anchor by one or more of our secluded barrier islands to get a feel for “island life”. We’ll then get a glimpse of the Gulf of Mexico via the famous “Clearwater Pass”. To the left you will have an up close view of Sand Key State Park and its long, dramatic rock “jetty” where many locals come to picnic and fish with their families.

To the right is an impressive view of Clearwater Beach’s “hotel row” that includes a unique see-through swimming pool and one of the only 6-star hotels on this coast, the majestic Opal Sands.

Just around the corner to the left is the beautifully shaped Sand Key Beach that you may explore if you so choose. To the right is the world famous and bustling tourist mecca, Clearwater Beach. Lots of beach goers to witness, all bunched together like happy sardines.

Just beyond is our local crown jewel of nature parks, the historic Caladesi Island State Park. The pristine sand and scenery make this another popular spot to drop anchor for swimming, shelling, snorkelling and simply taking in the “Real Florida”.

The captain is a long-time Clearwater area resident so his warm hospitality and vast knowledge of these waters all combine for a once in a lifetime excursion.

Gratuity is not included and highly encouraged at the end of the trip in cash.

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Rod holders
Bluetooth audio
Inflatable toys
Cooler / Ice chest
Swim ladder
Children's life jackets
Snorkeling gear
Fishing gear
Deck shower
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40 Passage
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Captain K-Dog, otherwise known as Karsten Johnson, is a licensed boat captain, owner and your friendly tour guide on the 42′ trawler “Meridian”. After working for much of his life in the family yacht building business, K-Dog is now enjoying a more relaxed pace of life and running boat charter tours out of Clearwater, Florida. The “Meridian” is a very special craft – a “one-off” custom design by renowned naval architect Charles Wittholz. Features like the full upper deck allow for breathtaking views and she has a full working head and galley for your comfort. Captain K-Dog specializes in private boat tours for groups of eight or less visiting the Clearwater Beach / Tampa Bay area. St. Petersburg beach was recently voted one of the top 5 beaches in the world, and if you are anywhere in the area from St. Pete Beach, to Madeira Beach, to Redington Shores, Indian Rocks Beach or Belleair to Clearwater Beach. Your Captain has over 35 years of experience boating in this area, so his knowledge of the area means that you will have a great time whether you are interested in a snorkeling cruise, fishing, looking for shells on some of the various islands, or just a relaxing sunset cruise with your family or friends!
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Things to know

Allowed on boat

kids under 12
glass bottles
red wine

  • Free cancellations until 5 days before the booking start time.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 3-5 days before the booking start time.
  • Cancellations within 2 days of the booking start time are non-refundable.
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This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.

A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.