Gradyful Fishing Charters

Gradyful Fishing Charters is based in Boca Raton, Florida. The charter is operated by Captain Shawn, who is often found guiding his friends and clients through the beautiful waters of South Florida. Each trip is a unique experience in a friendly atmosphere that will leave you with lifelong memories.

You will be fishing aboard a 27’ Mako walkaround boat, which is powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines for more security and speed. She can comfortably take up to 5 anglers and is rigged with top-notch navigational electronics, such as a GPS, a fishfinder, and a VHF radio. The vessel is also equipped with outriggers, a live bait tank, an ice-box, and it features a top to provide you protection from the sun.

Each trip with Capt. Shawn can be customized to suit your needs and wishes. You can fish inshore, nearshore, the wrecks, reefs, offshore, or see what is biting in the freshwater of Boca Raton. The captain is good at a wide range of fishing techniques, such as light and heavy tackle, drift fishing, jigging, popping, kite fishing, spinning, trolling, and bottom fishing.

On a day out you will get an opportunity to learn about the local species and where to find them. The captain is great with kids, as well as with anglers of all ages and experience. Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are an occasional fisherman or even a pro – each trip you choose will be an eventful and memorable experience.

Among your targeted species will be Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Largemouth Bass, and many other freshwaters and saltwater species.

Your fishing trip with Capt. Shawn will include your rods, reels, tackle, live bait upon request, and lures. You will be offered soda and water, so feel free to bring your own snacks. The catch can be cleaned and filleted for you to take home after the trip.

Join Gradyful Fishing Charters and have the time of your life fishing the productive waters of Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This full-day trip may get your hands full of Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Wahoo, and many more species. You will be fishing the waters of Boca Raton with Captain Shawn, who is an avid angler with a lot of experience. All rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    This package can be customized to suit any angler's needs. Whether it's fishing inshore or the reefs – you may get some nice catches. Your fishing equipment will be included in the price.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    During this trip, you will be able to experience some fine angling with a professional guide. You will be fishing inshore, targeting whatever is biting!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Private Lakes
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    This package is an ideal opportunity to experience freshwater Bass fishing. Captian Shawn will take you to a lake that holds some trophy-size Largemouth Bass. No need to be on a boat... on this trip we walk on the banks and catch fish. This is 100% catch and release only.
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About the Captain

Shawn Safris
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
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31 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2017
Captain Shawn Safris has over 20 years of fishing experience. He has been passionate about fish since childhood. He enjoys being on the water and seeing the smile on a kid's face after reeling in a fish. Shawn is never in a hurry to get off the boat, always keen on spending a few extra hours trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo or Tuna.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1993. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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4.85
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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3\/4 day of fun and excitement!
3\/4 day of fun and excitement!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Syed A. Q.
Chicago, IL
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Half day trip with Captain Shawn!

VERIFIED   February 7, 2020
What an amazing experience! Captain Shawn is very accommodating as he let us bring our dog on the trip! It was raining all...
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Travis N.
Chicago, IL
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Half day with Capt Sean

VERIFIED   December 1, 2019
My girlfriend and I went out for a half day but ended up needing to cut the day short due to her getting a bit sea sick. ...
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Angela C.
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3/4 day of fun and excitement!

VERIFIED   July 15, 2020
We highly recommend Captain Shaun and Robert. They got us on the fish and worked to keep us on the fish. They were very patient...
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Adrian R.
Bonita Springs, FL
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Captain shawn is the way to go! 🎣 🎣

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
Super fun day! We did a variety of fishing. Hitup some mahi on grass patches, then did a few deep drops and then Did some...
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Monika M.
Denver, CO
 5.00
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Half day trip - awesome

VERIFIED   May 23, 2020
We had an awesome half day trip with Captain Shawn! We caught some fish and enjoyed being out on the boat. Great overall experience...
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