We offer the finest in personalized, eco-friendly charters.
Snorkel trips to The Atlantic Ocean reef & patch reefs or
The Gulf of Mexico, back country & mangrove islands.
We have many activities to choose from.
Come see our wild dolphins, enjoy a day of light tackle fishing,
explore an uninhabited island and spend the day beach combing.
Relax on a submerged sandbar and if you like we can end your day at sunset!
Venus Charters is located in sunny Key West, Florida at Garrison Bight Marina.
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Venus is a 25’ Proline Super Sport open fisherman with 225 HP-four stroke
Established in 1997 by Captain Karen Luknis. There is plenty of room for light tackle fishing, watching dolphins or relaxing in the sun on our forward deck. Our marina is located right in Key West and most sites can be reached in less than 20 min., leaving more time for the activities of your choice.
All of Venus' Charters are private, meaning personalized just for you and your family or friends. We do exactly what you would like to do. We can take up to six passengers per trip and we are pet friendly!
Come see our Wild Dolphins at play…
We will take you to their habitat where you can observe these magnificent mammals close up. Enjoy the clear blue-green waters of the dolphin playground, where every trip is magical, but we cannot guarantee interaction. They are wild animals and we do not want to disturb their behavior in any way.
Snorkel the reef…
Snorkel one of a dozen spots that Capt. Karen has discovered over her many years in these Key West waters.We always go to the calmest and clearest water available. If you are a beginner or this is your hundredth trip it is sure to be the one snorkel experience you will always remember.
Unions @ Sea...
Come have your commitment ceremony with us, aboard Venus. Private, Romantic and Customized just for the two of you! (&/or as many as four guests) Your Union at Sea will be a wonderful and unforgettable event. Let us help make your commitment ceremony a dream come true!
Light Tackle Fishing…
Great for anglers of all skill levels and ages. Capt. Karen has been fishing, lobstering and spear fishing in these waters since 1990. She knows all the best spots, always avoids the crowds and stays off the beaten path. Feel the excitement of catching grouper, snapper, shark, barracuda and many other varieties of fish species that inhabit our Atlantic and Gulf waters. Your day of fishing can be either four, five, six or seven hours.
Captain Karen has been exploring and spearfishing in the waters surrounding Key West since 1990. Originally a steel worker from Ohio, she moved to Key West, saw the beautiful waters and never looked back.
Captain Ange Robb is originally from Baileyville, ME. She came to Key West in 2007 and joined the crew of Venus in 2011. She has lots of experience dolphin watching, snorkeling, diving and fishing. She also spent several years as a guide at The Dry Tortugas, Fort Jefferson National Park.
Both Captain Karen Luknis and Captain Ange Robb are USCG licensed and insured.