Half To Full Day Nearshore - 35' Contender

Starting at $900 | 4 - 8 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 1 - 5 People
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About Your Trip

Head out with Captain Nick for an epic Florida Keys inshore/nearshore adventure aboard his 35' Contender.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type:
Boat Manufacturer: Contender
Boat Length: 35 ft
Engine Manufacturer: Suzuki
Number of Engines: 2
Total Horsepower: 600 hp
Additional Amenities: GPS, Fishfinder, Bed, Live Bait Well, Kitchen, Tuna Tubes, Ice Box

About Your Guide  Certified Damn Good Guide

Captain Nick was born and raised in Massachusetts, commercial fishing for striped bass and Bluefin tuna. After “retiring” early from being a high school teacher, he moved to Marathon in 2005 where he used to vacation with family every year. Nick’s love affair with fishing in the Keys was instant, starting with his first trip to Marathon in grade school.

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Start Location

12648 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, USA

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.


Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mutton Snapper, Permit, Red Grouper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper


Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Food and drinks

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

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%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select duration and group size.

Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.


Dawn R.


March 31, 2021



We had a great day with Captain Nick , Blake and Chris! Very knowledgeable crew who worked hard to put us on a variety of fish. We would definitely recommend this crew and we will be back! Thanks for a great day!!

Steve L.


January 30, 2020



Set sail with captain Nick yesterday for an amazing day on the water. Despite some fairly rough waters and the bait fish not fully cooperating, we managed to boat fish after fish with a number of different species including kingfish, jack Crevalle, bonito, yellow tail, margate and mutton snappers. Very ...Read More

Keith H.


March 17, 2020



We had a terrific day catching tuna, snapper, permit, and more. Nick and his mate Chris handled everything but landing the fish. They worked hard to satisfy our desires to catch game fish using live bait and do some bottom fishing. He knew the spots where the fish hang out. ...Read More

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.

Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!

In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!