Captain's Corner

Recognized for Superior Service

We are happy to announce that Trip Advisor has recognized Five O'clock Charlie Boat Tours for superior service. Thanks to everyone who have helped make this possible. We do our best here and the great reviews we receive are highly appreciated!

Manatees have come back to the Manatee River and bays

We are starting to see Manatees on most of our wildlife trips in the areas around Snead Island. They are highly endangered and are a welcome sight to see. Many of my guests have never seen one in the wild and it is a treat to see them. In the cold months here they...

Welcome snow birds to Paradise

Captain John and crew would like to welcome all of our friends from up north to Paradise. After all most of us came from there at sometime or another in the past. The picture attached with this blog depicts "White Pelican" who have come to the Sarasota bay to spend...

Looking for that Last minute Gift

Phone us to make arrangements for a gift certificate for that last minute birthday gift. We will provide a boat tour to remember for your loved one. What a wonderful way to say that you care about them. Give the gift of a sightseeing trip on the water with a licensed...

Location

Some of our visitors have had slight difficulty locating our Home Port of "Blenker Boatworks". This marina is one of the oldest Marinas in Florida and still has the existing building that was originally built for the facility. It is nestled in a residential...

About your Captain

I moved my immediate family to Florida 3 years ago after living in California for the past 32 years.  I worked in Public Safety for 30 years and was the Captain of a Rescue Patrol Boat in the San Francisco Bay Area which included the open coast from Bodega Bay 50...