Captain Willie’s Charters

74 reviews
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Captain Willie’s Charters is owned and operated by Captain Willie Howard who is one of the most fun and caring people you will ever meet. He loves taking his guests on trips off of West Palm Beach and into the dazzling blue offshore waters of the Atlantic, showing you the riches of these fishing grounds.

Along with his team of professional fishermen, he’ll be able to guide and teach you anything you need to know about catching a targeted fish, and will make sure you have fun while learning. The crew is very child-friendly, but let them know in advance so they can customize the trip to make it age-appropriate.

You’ll fish aboard a stunning 25’ Pursuit center console, that can fit up to 4 guests. A light yet agile vessel, she’ll speed off to the productive fishing grounds, and is perfectly adept in the choppy offshore waters too. She boasts a GPS, VHF radio, and a fishfinder, so rest assured you’ll reach the sweet spots with ease.

Capt. Willie will provide all the rods and reels, along with live bait, to make sure you have the edge over all the fish. He’ll take you into the beautiful crystal blue waters of the Atlantic and, depending on the season, you’ll be able to target various species at the same time.

In the spring and fall, you’ll look to get your fill of delicious Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Mutton Snapper, and King Mackerel. While in the winter months, you can fish for Bluefish, Blacktip Shark, Spanish Mackerel, and the attractive Sailfish. Whenever you come aboard, you’re in for a treat, so settle in for a thrilling fishing adventure with plenty of rewards to take back to shore.

Everything you need for a productive trip awaits you on board, and Capt. Willie will even provide plenty of soft drinks, water, and snacks. Bring your own lunch aboard on full-day trips, but make sure not to fill up, as the crew will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day.

Come aboard Captain Willie’s Charters and discover the riches of the Atlantic like a pro!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Make the most of the incredible waters out of West Palm Beach, as you spend a full day exploring the rich offshore seas of the Atlantic. Take advantage of the nearby Gulf Stream, that brings with it some sought-after creatures, such as Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Bluefish, King Mackerel, and many more, as you utilize a range of techniques to entice their bite and fill the boat. Just be aware that departure times may vary depending on the season, so check with your captain before coming aboard.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This popular trip allows enough time to fish offshore, while still allowing you a few hours in the days to do other things. Come aboard full of energy in the morning, ready to land some delicious creatures to take back to shore for dinner, as you target anything from Mutton Snapper to Mahi Mahi, Mackerel to Tuna, and many more. Note that departure times vary with the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    If you want to see for yourself just how good fishing is in West Palm Beach, you've come to the right place. On this 4-hour trip, you'll have plenty of opportunities to land Spanish and King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, and much more, so come aboard and get your quick fix of fishing in these productive waters.
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About the Charter Operator

Willie Howard
Riviera Beach, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
74 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since October 2016
Captain Willie has been fishing the ocean off Palm Beach County since the late 1980s and absolutely loves the thrill of it. He was a journalist before that, and still regularly writes for publications such as The Coastal Star and Florida Sportsman magazine. He spent 12 years as a full-time outdoors writer for The Palm Beach Post.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 33 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.92
out of 5 stars from 74 reviews
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Half day with Captain Willy
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Bradley A.
San Juan
 5.00
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Full Day w/Capt. Willie

VERIFIED   June 17, 2020
Awesome day of fishing! Capt. worked hard to find the fish, never spending too much time if there was no action. Got into some...
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Thomas H.
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 5.00
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Half day with Captain Willy

VERIFIED   June 12, 2020
My entire family had a great time on the boat with Captain Willy.  He was a super nice, knowledgeable guy who seemed to...
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Andrei P.
Ocala, Florida
 5.00
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Great fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 1, 2020
Captain Willie is professional, knowledgeable and courteous fisherman. He made myself and my wife comfortable and entertained...
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Thomas B.
Santa Monica, CA
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Had a great 1/2 Day Inshore fishing Trip

VERIFIED   October 12, 2019
Captain Willie turned a potential bad day of off-Shore heavy seas to an absolutely perfect day of fishing the large Intercostal...
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Amanda H.
Social Circle, GA
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Great last minute trip out with Captain Willie

VERIFIED   August 15, 2020
Great day on the water with a Captain that shared lots of knowledge with us- we will definitely be back!
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