Award-winning Captain Bill Wickers Jr welcomes you aboard the Linda D IV for an unmatched adventure in Key West, FL!...Read More
The vessel is a 40' Twin Diesel Engine sport fishing machine! After you get settled in, and Captain Bill cranks up the engines, you will motor out a couple of miles offshore to do some trolling, deep-sea dropping, and fish catching! For single-day trips you can expect to hook into the likes of Wahoo, King Mackerel, Snapper, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, and Tarpon when they are migrating through. You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until the reel starts screaming or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time, Captain Bill can make it happen!
Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Bill and his crew also provide the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Bill will take care of the rest to make the most of your Key West saltwater adventure!
If you catch a fish which you would like to have mounted, the captain can give you all the necessary information and will make arrangements with the taxidermist. You may release your fish and still have it mounted. Catch and release mounts are common today and are recommended by the crew.
Fishing in the Key West waters is a family tradition for Captain Bill. His grandfather, Captain Willie, established the Linda D. over 78 years ago, and it's been running strong ever since. He followed my grandfather’s and father’s footsteps, becoming the 4th generation captain in our family. The years of knowledge of seamanship and fishing passed through our family make us the prime choice for fishing in Key West. I've been navigating through these waters since I was a child, meaning I can guide you to the areas where I know the fish love to bite....Read More
The name Wickers has been well-known for making waves in the Gulf stream waters, quite literally, since 1938, and from that time onwards, the Gulf stream has never seen a day without a Wickers on board.
Following the family tradition of the best fishing in Key West, Captain Bill Wickers Jr. established the LINDA D, and never stopped doing what he loved and loving what he does. His face was as familiar for the Straits of Florida, as the horizon was for him.
The family business then continued to grow and was later adopted by his son, Billy, the fourth generation youngest licensed Captain in the Key West. Captain Billy practically grew up doing what he does best, i.e., fishing. To him it comes naturally, his skills speak volumes when he frequently catches what others have to wait quite a lot for.
The Linda D that still stands proud, has entertained Florida State Governor, Jeb Bush and has a glamorous history of being featured in numerous films and documentaries, including Curt Gowdy of American Sportsman fame, PM Magazine and most recently the Nashville Network’s Celebrity Outdoors, starring Roger Miller and Lee Greenwood.
1801 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL, USA
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This boat has air conditioning.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle, Fighting Chair
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
To check pricing, please select duration and group size.
Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.
Dan Q.· ·
A thoroughly wonderful day on the water with Capt. Billy and Patrick. Caught a ton of dorado (we actually quit fishing for them mid-morning to pursue billfish). Patrick worked his tail off keeping the lines clear of seaweed and making sure that we were engaged. Highest recommendation. We will definitely ...Read More do all future booking with Billy.
Staci R.· ·
It was a beautiful day and we had wonderful time! Captain and first mate Patrick were great and made the trip a success. Can’t wait to go again! Patrick was beyond helpful and such a steady worker the entire trip and cleaned all our fish when we ...Read More got back. Thank you so much!!
Shannon A.· ·
What a great day spent with Billy and first mate Patrick! Captain knew exactly where to go, and Patrick was amazing. We had fish biting ALL day! Even landed a nurse shark. We will definitely book with this outfit the next time we’re in town.
Tara K.· ·
This was my first time on a charter. The crew made me and my husband feel very welcome and I was not intimidated at all (a concern of mine from lack of knowledge and experience). Crew was great and I’d highly recommend this trip.
Julie T.· ·
This was our family’s first experience deep sea fishing. Needless to say, Capt. Jay & Patrick did not disappoint. Their knowledge, professionalism, and kindness was something that you don’t see everyday. They are truly gems in this occupation! Thank you, gentleman for a wonderful experience!!!
Chrystal H.· ·
We had a great time and and would definitely do it again! The crew were very helpful and responsive to questions before the trip. Great job!!
Chris S.· ·
Excellent Capt. and mate! Good tackle, waters were rough but we pushed through just fine, had a great day on the water!