Pricing & Availability

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Species

Barracuda, Cobia, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mutton Snapper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Artificial Lures, Live Bait, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling

About Your Trip

Captain John is located at the exciting Bayside Marketplace and Marina right in the heart of downtown Miami and just 5 minutes away from South Beach (just over MacArthur Causeway). Fish the Waters of Miami and Key Biscayne for some of the world's most prized sport fish! These 4-6 Hour trips are fantastic because there is only a short run to the fishing grounds. The water gets deep two miles offshore as you pass South Beach and Key Biscayne just off Miami. This means that you can still expect to chase down Sailfish, Shark, Blackfin Tuna, and other species on a short trip.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type: Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer: Hatteras
Boat Length: 45 ft
Engine Manufacturer: Cummins Diesel
Number of Engines: 2
Total Horsepower: 700 hp
Additional Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fighting Chair, GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Kitchen, Refrigerator, Multimedia System, Outriggers

About Your Guide

Blue Waters II is operated by Captain John Barker (a second-generation fisherman) and his son John Anthony Barker (third-generation). They both grew up fishing the docks of Miami. With an undeniable love of the ocean, they decided it was time to run a charter boat together one day. They enjoy fishing using all types of techniques.

Reviews

Pamela L.
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July 25, 2021


The fish weren’t really biting but I sent my “wishes” for the trip a head of time and they went out of their way to make it happen. Wanted a trophy for our new home and wouldn’t you believe it they set us up to catch a 96” shark. Yes, ...Read More

Violetta M.
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January 9, 2021


We had a great experience with Captain John and Deckhand John A aboard the Blue Waters II. We ended up catching 3 Bonito Fish (the edible kind within the tuna family) and one King Mackerel. At the end of the trip John A fileted the fish and we were on ...Read More

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Offshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Air Conditioning

This boat has air conditioning.

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

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.

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Ice, Water, Chips

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Extra Snacks and Drinks, Weather Appropriate Gear, Sun Protection, Camera, Polarized Sunglasses make a big difference!

Required Items

No Spray Suncreen, No Black Soled Shoes

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 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Start Location

401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, United States