Double D Charters

Launching out of North Miami, Double D Charters takes their clients up to 20 miles offshore in search of the biggest and hardest-fighting fish on the water.

Whether it’s catching Sailfish on spinning tackle or just checking the bite a couple of miles offshore, there is a trip for you. Whichever package you decide to go for, you will be able to get the taste of the finest offshore saltwater fishing.

The crew specializes in kite fishing and live bait fishing, as well as using a variety of other techniques. You can get your hands on Sailfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, and many other species that patrol those productive waters.

Families with younger anglers are also welcome to join in the adventure. Your captain has two children himself! After all, there is nothing better than seeing a child smile when they reel in their first ever fish.

Your boat for the day will be a spacious 37’ SeaVee center console, fresh on the water in 2016. The boat comes powered by triple 350 HP Mercury Verado engines and can “fly” at a hair-raising speed of 60 knots. There is plenty of space for up to 6 anglers and a full range of top-notch electronics, gear, and equipment.

All trips come with the use of rods, reels, tackle, lures, bait, licenses, and fish cleaning. All you have to do is bring your own food and drinks with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    This trip can take you fishing up to 20 miles out for everything that is in season. You will be able to get your hands on Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and many others. Everything is included in the price of the trips. You will need to bring your drink and food with you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This morning trip will take you live baiting or kite fishing just off the coast of Miami, targeting Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and many more. Everything will be provided but food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This afternoon trip will include 5 hours of fishing off the coast of Miami. You will be fishing anywhere from 3 miles offshore, live baiting and kite fishing with Sailfish and Mahi Mahi all among the popular catches.
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About the Captain

Dean Panos
North Miami, Florida, United States
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Member since February 2018
Double D Charters is run and operated by Captain Dean Panos. He is a knowledgeable guide with over 26 years of experience in South Florida, many of which he spent fishing in tournaments. Dean is dedicated to providing you with an experience of a lifetime. He has been spending his days on the water for half a century and knows absolutely everything about big fish and where to find them.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 3 350HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Fall Fishing is Great Right Now
Fall Fishing is Great Right Now
November 2, 2020
Our Fall season is upon us and it has been an absolutely great start to fall fishing. Sailfish season is typically from November and lasts until May, but we sometimes get lucky and it starts a bit earlier. This year the sailfish bite not only started earlier but it started out real strong. We already had three trips catching 7 sailfish in one day and almost every trip on the edge has been with at least one sailfish. Seven sailfish in one day is considered a great day in the winter and even better during the fall. A lot of the sailfish we have been encountering have been relatively shallow in depth. Traditionally sailfish are found in 200 to 100 feet of water, but there have been so many ballyhoo in the shallow reef that we have been encountering both sailfish and mahis in 40 to 70 feet of water. It quite the sight to see sailfish eating ballyhoos on the reef. A lot of times when sailfish are in the ballyhoo schools, they turn their noses at almost anything you cast to them, except a live ballyhoo. Fortunately, that was not the case a few days ago when we were able to hook up on some sailfish by pitching herring to them. Besides sailfish, there have also been quite a few kingfish on the edge. Offshore the mahi bite has really slowed down but that is very typical for this time of year. Whatever mahis we find are usually live baiting on the edge, even though we did find some decent mahis offshore coming back from one of our swordfish trips. Our next hot fishery has been the daytime swordfishing. We have caught a swordfish on every one of our past swordfish trips this past month with the exception of one trip. That one trip we did have a swordfish on, but unfortunately came off on the way up. We did catch a dozen nice mahis on the way back in though. The swordfish we have been getting have been 90 to 150 pounds but almost all of them have been pumpkins. A pumpkin swordfish has orange meat and is thought to have this color from its diet (mostly red royal shrimp). There have been a few fish upwards of 300 pounds and up to 450 pounds caught these past few weeks. We have a few more trips this month so hopefully we will be able to get one of these big girls to the boat. This is prime swordfish season and the season will go well into January if not longer. One fishery we are missing out on is the wahoo fishing in the Bahamas. Although you are allowed to travel to the Bahamas, the restrictions due to Covid are pretty severe. The Bahamian restrictions are set to ease Nov 1st. You will then be required to have a negative Covid PCR test done with 7 days of travel and have a rapid antigen test done once you arrive in the Bahamas. The antigen test results will be available within 20 minutes and a negative test will allow you entry in the Bahamas. If you plan on staying longer that 5 days, you will need another antigen test every 5 days. Hopefully these new rules will get us back to wahoo fishing there. I have two wahoo trips set for November and I’m sure the wahoo fishing will be really good. Now is the time to start looking at your calendars and if you plan on visiting or have friends and family come to town during the holiday weeks of Thanksgiving and Christmas, now is the time to book your trips. With increased ventilation and enhanced cleaning air travel is very safe and once you get here being outside on the water is probably one of the safest things you can do. With that in mind, book your trips while dates are still open. Tight Lines, Capt. Dean Panos www.doubledcharters.com [email protected] (954) 805-8231

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 6, 2020
The absolute best experience we ever had chartering a boat!  Captain Dean and his mate Billy know what they are doing...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 17, 2020
Very nice boat, awesome crew, they even handled the paperwork on the mount we are getting done for the 84 inch sailfish my...
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