Captain Willie’s Charters

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Captain Willie’s Charters is owned and operated by Captain Willie 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.

Captain Willie and his team of professional fishermen will 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. They are also very child-friendly, so let Captain Willie know how old your child is a few days in advance, and he can customize the trip to make it age-appropriate.

You will fish aboard his 25 foot Pursuit center console boat, which was built in 2007 and has a capacity for 4 guests. It is powered by two 150 HP Yamaha engines with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots and will get you to the offshore waters fairly quickly.

The boat contains a GPS, a VHF radio and a fishfinder ideal for locating fish. There is also an anchoring system and an icebox to help preserve the freshness of your catch until your return to the shore. You will have all the safety equipment as regulated by USCG so you can relax and have a great time.

Captain Willie’s Charter will take you fishing off the coast of Florida into the beautiful crystal blue waters of the Atlantic and, depending on the season, you will be able to target various species at the same time, as these waters are very rich. In the Spring and Fall you’ll be able to target Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Mutton Snapper and King Mackerel. In the winter months, you will be able to fish for Bluefish, Blacktip Shark, Spanish Mackerel and the attractive Sailfish, which is always released.

Captain Willie will provide you with Shimano reels and Penn rods, as well as a Florida Saltwater Fishing License. You will have snacks and drinks in form of soft drinks, ice and water served onboard. If you wish to have lunch, please bring a sandwich. You can have your catch cleaned, too.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    Full day of offshore fishing for up to three anglers. A fourth person is welcome, but count on two to three people fishing at the same time. Departure times vary with the season (later in the winter months, earlier in the summer). Targetted species are Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Bluefish, King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 4 persons
    This is Captain Willie's most popular trip. You will leave at 7 or 8 a.m. and return to the docks at 1 to 2 p.m. This allows enough time to fish offshore, while still allowing anglers a few hours in their days to do other things. Departure times vary with the season (later in the winter months, earlier in the summer.)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Willie Howard
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
63 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton)

Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 34 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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

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4.91
out of 5 stars from 63 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Thomas B.
Santa Monica, CA
 5.00
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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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Kyle S.
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half day trip was very enjoyable!!

VERIFIED   May 29, 2019
Capt Willy was by far the most patient captain with my 6 year old son and 4 adults. Fishing was slow and capt Willy worked...
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Christopher E.
West Palm Beach, FL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Willie

VERIFIED   June 7, 2019
Hands down the best day of fishing ever.  Willie Howard knows how to find fish, is incredibly knowledgable about the history...
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Stacy W.
West Palm Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   November 19, 2018
Captain Willie is an awesome person and fisherman!  He is kind, passionate and really tries hard to find fish and get...
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Christiopher B.
North Bergen, NJ
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A beautiful day!

VERIFIED   March 4, 2019
Captain Willie is one of the nicest people you will have the pleasure to fish with! He worked hard to put us on fish, even...
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