Nearshore Expedition

Starting at $900 | 4 - 8 Hours | Nearshore | 5 People | Trip #1957

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
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
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 | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys

Amenities and Information

Water Type


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.


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


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

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Food and drinks. Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a QR code that acts like a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select a trip date, duration, group size and start time.

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Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
You're in good hands

Our 4.9/5 average review score speaks for itself and we've got you covered with our 100% Weather Guarantee.


Doug K.


June 4, 2022

Had a great trip. Hooked a few lunkers as well but we couldn’t get them off the bottom and broke them off.

Charles T.


April 1, 2022

Great time. Worked hard to put us on fish and we enjoyed lots of snapper for dinners the rest of the trip

John R.


September 12, 2021

Went on an all day trip with my sons ages 9 and 11. The crew put in a great effort in tough conditions to get the kids trophy fish and yellowtail snapper for dinner.

Philipp D.


August 1, 2021

Very professional and hard working crew! Great day of fishing!

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!!

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

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

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!