Half to Full Day Nearshore - 35' Contender

Starting at $800 | 4 - 8 Hours | Inshore, Nearshore | 1 - 5 People
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Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mutton Snapper, Permit, Red Grouper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper


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

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: Cuddy Cabin
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

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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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?

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, 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 go fishing. 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.

We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Nearshore, Inshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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.

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.

Start Location

12648 Overseas Highway, Marathon, Florida, USA