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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Freeport

A Nearshore Party In Paradise

100% (5)
27 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Caguas

San Juan Offshore - 42’ Egg Harbour

100% (3)
42 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Offshore Action

86% (7)
33 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Legendary Fishing In Key West

100% (5)
55 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Freeport

Freeport Run - 38' Luhrs

38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Pensacola

Nearshore Fishing Combo

100% (10)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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Data-Girl is a 35 foot Cabo Express (sport fisher) with twin 500 horse power caterpillar engines. She is the fastest of the sport fisher charter boats in the area. She is fast and comfortable with plenty shade from the sun, and full head (restroom), airconditioned forward room, and kitchen area. She is fast enough to still do 6 hour (half day) trips, but shines on the 8, 10, and 12 hour trips. 6 hour trips in the morning and afternoon we expect to get a limit of snapper with a few large snapper. Because of the limited time we are not able to jump around and be focused on keeping only the largest trophy type fish. We also catch other fish while we work through getting the limit but this is a fast focused fishing trip, with the all the creature comforts. She is ideal for families and groups needing the full restroom, however she is not as economical because of the fuel used to move the much bigger boat at a fast speed. 8, 10, and 12 hour trips are where Data-Girl shines. She is fast enough to get out to the big fish yet bring comfort along for the ride!! These are the captain’s favorite trips as it allows time to target bigger fish for the box as well as other species of fish. These trips give you time to fish and enjoy the day just soaking up the deep sea adventure. We normally focus on getting a limit of big snapper while mixing in grouper and other off shore species depending on what is migrating through at that time. The captain is normally tuned in on what has the highest probability of keeping the excitement rolling. The best part of the full day trips is there is time to work on big fish and enjoy just being on the water. With plenty shade to take a break, have some lunch, or continue to catch fish like you are mad at them!!!! We ask you bring on wipe sunscreen rather than spray on as the spray gets the floor slick and makes the deck more hazardous. All you need to bring is drinks, snacks, and a camera for pictures. The captain and deck hand make sure your day is safe, fun, and full of fish catching experience. The deck hand works hard to keep you baited up, rigged up, catching fish, and keeping you comfortable. When we arrive back at the dock the crew will clean and bag your fish for you to take and enjoy. It is customary to tip the deck hand 10-20%. The captain will be calling or texting you to connect a day or so before the trip to answer any questions and make sure everyone knows where and when to meet up. There are plenty fish in the ocean, it is just about knowing where and how to catch them, and having fun doing it!!!! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores Adventure

100% (4)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Captain Mark will guide you on a thrilling adventure through the waters of Key West, Florida! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Mark’s 40-foot Luhrs sportfisher, which is equipped with two 750-HP Caterpillar engines that will get you out to your destination quickly and seamlessly. She can accommodate up to 6 adventurous anglers and has a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, and ice box. On this trip, you’ll be targeting a wide variety of species, including Billfish, like White Marlin and Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Mutton Snapper, and Amberjack. You might also catch a few sharks. Prepare yourself to feel the intense power of this apex predator as you reel it in. The longer you go, the farther out you can travel, and the farther out you travel, the bigger the fish get! Don’t forget to bring a cooler to take home your day’s catch, food and drinks for the day (no glass), sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Mark will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. Let go of your daily responsibilities and have some fun fishing with Captain Mark! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Deep Sea Run - 40' Luhrs

100% (4)
40 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Attention fishing fanatics: join Captain Joseph and get out on this offshore fishing adventure in Naples, FL! On this trip you'll cast off and head out into the vast blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on board a sleek 28' Mako center console. She's equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and technology, and provides 360º of exceptional fishing. You'll primarily be targeting offshore reefs, wrecks, and other structure where big fish like to hang out. Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Grouper, Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, and more are all on the menu here, so let Captain Joseph know what species you're most interested in catching! He's seasoned expert with years of experience and local knowledge that he's eager to share with you. He knows all the best spots to find the fish, and he'll make sure you're well-equipped and ready to tackle whatever the ocean throws your way. But this trip isn't just about the fishing! The stunning beauty of the Gulf of Mexico is a sight to behold, and Captain Joseph will take you to some of the most breathtaking spots along the coastline, where you'll witness firsthand the wonders of nature and the abundant marine life that inhabit these waters. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, this offshore fishing charter in Naples, Florida, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Naples Offshore Structure

100% (4)
28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Minutes of Use is a 31 foot center console (cape horn) with twin 300 horse power Suzuki engines. The boat name is sometimes confusing since it also the name of the charter company. She is a no-frills fishing boat we used as a personal tournament fishing boat for years before we started the charter business. She is fast and economical with a large fishing deck. The down side is that she has limited shade and a portable head. We ride on bean bags, which are very comfortable, on the trip out and back in to the dock. This boat is what most of the fishing charters in the area use because they are fast and the most economical. They are perfect for 4-6 hour trips because of the speed and versatility, and the very large fishing area that allows people to spread out while they fish. With 6 fishermen it is not crowded and all 6 are able to fish at the same time and avoid tangled lines. For longer trips you need to be aware that shade is limited and prepare accordingly as well the head (potty) is a portable. More like tent camping than using a RV. 4 hour trips we generally go after whatever is biting and it is all about having fun catching fish not worrying about a specific species rather focusing on what is close and the bite is hot. With limited time we do not want to spend the time riding, we want to be fishing and catching fish. 6 hour trips (half day) during snapper season we go after limits of snapper then start working on other fish that have been biting. We generally get a limit with a few large snapper and some other fish species. We do not focus on all big fish as we are time limited and want to make sure we get you as many fish as possible up to the limit. 8 hour trips allow the captain time to be more picky about the fish we keep so the average size of what we keep is normally larger. It also allows time to target other fish and expand the adventure. Minutes of Use is a great family and starter boat because she is open air, fast, and most affordable. Captain Walt loves working with new fishermen and youngsters, getting them hooked on deep sea fishing forever. She is the perfect boat to take the family or group of up to 6 people, and have a private trip with a captain and deck hand focused on your success and enjoyment of the day. There are plenty of fish to catch, the secret is to have fun catching them!!!! We ask you to bring wipe on sunscreen rather than spray on if at all possible as the spray gets on the floor and makes it very slick. You also need only to bring drinks, snacks, and a camera for pictures. When the trip is over the crew will clean your fish and bag them for you. the deck hand is normally the hardest working guy on the boat helping you with bait, tips on catching, rigging the rods, and all around helping make the trip easier and fun. Tipping the deck hand in customary in the 10-20% range. Captain Walt will be contacting you before the trip so if you have any questions he will be happy to answer and make sure it is a great trip. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Gulf Shores

Offshore Center Console

100% (4)
31 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Let Capt. Ralph in his crews did you and your group a Deep Sea Fishing Merch. Have a lifetime you will be fishing aboard a customize 45 foot Hatteras fully loaded with all amenities all custom tackle Capt. and first mate We will be fishing for sailfish mahi wahoo, Kingfish tuna Baracuda sharks iand more. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami

Offshore Deep Sea Fishing

45 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Head out with Captain Travis for an exciting day of big game fishing in Mexico! This isn't your typical fishing trip; here you'll be going extra deep into the Yucatan to target some serious big game fish. Captain Travis is a US born guide whose passion for fishing brought him to Cancun, and he fishes hard and with skill to make sure his customers get some bites! On this 4 to 10-hour trip, Captain Travis will cruise you into the nearshore or deep offshore waters where you'll be targeting serious big game fish including Cobia, Cubera Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Sailfish, Snowy Grouper, Swordfish, Tilefish, and Wahoo. You can go after these fish with various methods such as heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging and deep dropping. Just let Captain Travis know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method and provide some of his expert tips! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Travis's 25’ Panga with capacity for 4 anglers. Powered by a 60 HP 4 stroke Suzuki engine, this vessel is designed for fishing harder than any large sport fisher and for a fraction of the cost. She's equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, Multimedia System, Outriggers, Spearfishing Equipment, and an Ice Box. She also boasts a Lindgren-Pitman S-1200 electric fishing reel with state-of-the-art technology that allows anglers to fish deeper than anyone else (300-1900ft)! Captain Travis will provide all rods, reels, tackle and live bait. All you need to bring is a Cancun fishing license and any food or drinks you might need. We recommend also bringing a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses. Come aboard with Captain Travis and he won't quit until you've reeled in a fish! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Cancún

Cancun Big Game - 25' Panga

100% (2)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $
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Everything to Know About Booking a deep dropping charter

What are the best deep dropping charters?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 247 deep dropping trips, and the most popular trips are A Nearshore Party in Paradise guided by Rodney, Key West Offshore Action guided by John, and San Juan Offshore - 42’ Egg Harbour guided by Angel.

Our guides are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 2516 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

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What types of deep dropping charters are common?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for deep dropping as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species for deep dropping are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. wahoo, 3. kingfish, and 4. amberjack.

How much do deep dropping fishing charters cost?

deep dropping prices can range anywhere from an affordable $69 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip deep dropping is $1,173. The average price for a full day trip deep dropping is $3,469.

What month is best for going on a deep dropping charter?

The most popular season to go on a deep dropping charter is spring, and most anglers book their trips 43 days in advance.

Do I need a fishing license and what are the bag limits?

See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

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    Captain David was a great guide. I had a good time and got to land some really nice fish. Thank you.

    Curtis H. with David L. of Aransas Pass, Texas

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    We had a terrific day with Pete!

    Kipp H. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

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    Frank maintained contact up to the day of the Charter. Arrived on time and well prepared. He was knowledgeable of the area and was a great experience. We caught tuna, wahoo, barracuda, red hind grouper, yellow jack, and trumpet fish. Definitely recommend Frank.

    Stephen S. with Frank A. of Rincon, Rincón

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    Russel was a great Captain and our whole family had a fantastic time.

    James R. with Russell F. of Panama City, Florida

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    What an amazing day of fishing and boating. Captain Pete and his mate Christy were great with my three boys. They really made the experience "The Best Day Ever!"

    Roy G. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

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    Melissa M. with Brad A. of Pompano Beach, Florida

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    Great time! Caught lots of fish! Friendly captain and first mate. We're recommending you to our friends! Thanks.

    David Y. with Brad C. of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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    Good trip; Dustin did great in conditions that were not ideal!!

    Michael W. with Dustin K. of Panama City Beach, Florida

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    We didn’t actually catch anything during the trip, but it was great nonetheless.

    Breyhauna J. with Taylor S. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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    Had a fantastic trip with Captain John in July of 2023. Went for a morning trip on our honeymoon, caught tons of fish, had a lot of fun. John and his first mate were very competent, personable, and provided an excellent experience. The boat was well outfitted, John knew several spots with lots of fish, and gave us more time than we'd paid for. Great experience, will absolutely book again next time we're in the keys.

    Clare D. with John G. of Key West, Florida

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    Excellent trip with John. Good guys, on fish all day and had a great time. Definitely would book again!

    Kevin V. with John G. of Key West, Florida

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    Great fishing trip, memorable experience, would refer John and partner to anyone interested charting fishing trip in KeyWest!

    Rob R. with John G. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our guide Nick is top notch, he is friendly, knowledgeable and certainly knows great spots to fish. We caught fish all day, brought home three very large mutton’s, some other mutton’s and good size yellow tail. We caught and released fish all day, hogfish, large groupers and other assorted fishes. Thanks Nick .

    Chris B. with Paul H. of Key West, Florida

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    We had a blast fishing with Captain Troy and his crew! They did everything possible to provide us an exciting adventure during our vacation. We caught a variety of fish and enjoyed grilling them up that evening. We highly recommend Captain Troy for your Florida Keys fishing adventure.

    Patrick G. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

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    Great time! Very nice guy, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely go out again.

    Jeff C. with Daniel P. of Key Largo, Florida

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    Great captain and first mate.

    Robert D. with Eric R. of Miami Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jedidiah was unavailable to take us out fishing, but his friend Matt was able fill in. Matt was excellent company, very knowledgeable about fishing, and the various species within these waters. We had a wonderful time and if Matt is a representation of the people Jedidiah keeps for company, then I have no doubt he would be as equally wonderful to go fishing with, 10/10.

    Christina W. with Jedidiah P. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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    We went out with captain Leon and it was an experience we will never forget! He was fun, entertaining, very knowledgeable and put his best effort in to make the trip unforgettable! Definitely recommend heading out with Leon!!

    Marina M. with Leon S. of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

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    He was very informative and helpful. We caught many fish.

    Sheryl P. with Taylor S. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fantastic day of deep sea fishing, offshore, with Captain Joe. Red snapper, grouper, a surprise dolphin encounter. Had a blast! Thanks Captain!! P.s. was great how simple you make it to book a charter online!

    John C. with Joseph F. of Naples, Florida

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