Waypoint Fishing Charters and Captain Nate Wheeler specializes in putting their clients on top of the hottest bite both inshore and offshore. Scratch that itch to fish by chasing Tarpon or venture out to the blue waters for the big one. With Capt. Nate, you will fish like the locals!

Capt. Nate is a Florida native, born and raised in the Keys. He is an enthusiastic guide who enjoys nothing more than sharing his passion for waters with his clients and friends. Nate is an Iraq war veteran and a personable guide.

A day out with Waypoint Fishing Charters is a great idea to test your angling skills and battle anything from Tarpon to Permit, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack, Wahoo, Grouper, Sailfish, and many more. Capt. Nate specializes in anything from kite fishing to spinning, fly fishing, trolling, drift fishing, jigging, and bottom fishing.

You will be checking the bite aboard a 25’ Sea Bee center console. It is a sea-worthy fishing machine with a single 250 HP Yamaha engine that can take you up to 20 miles out. The boat is equipped with Tuna tubes, an icebox for the catch, outriggers, a flybridge to spot any action going on beneath the surface, and other professional accessories.

Bring your fishing buddies, family, or friends. Aboard Capt. Nate’s boat, there is plenty of space for up to 4 anglers. You will need to bring your own drinks and snacks with you; all the gear, lures, and licenses are already included in the price.

“Patience and persistence. Never give up, never quit.”
-Captain Nate Wheeler



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    Full day trips are great for those that want to try different styles of fishing, really push hard to find the bite. You will be fishing for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and many other species up to 20 miles out. No Catch - No Pay!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    3/4 day trips are the great balance for those who want to fish a little more than a half-day but don’t quite have the time to commit to a full day. You will be targeting anything from Grouper and Snapper to Redfish and PErmit. No Catch - No Pay!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Evening Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Jul 1
    $750
    Come target the legendary Tarpon. Bites are concentrated around particular tide changes. This is a great way to spend a couple hours targeting large fish in calm water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    One of the great things about fishing the Keys is the proximity to the fishing grounds. Half days are great to go hit a few species of fish (such as Redfish, Snook, Permit) and get back to the dock/family. No Catch - No Pay!

About the Captain

Nate Wheeler
Summerland Key, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since February 2018
After graduating from Key West High School in 2003, Captain Nate chose to pass up on many college opportunities to enlist as an Intelligence Analyst in the USAF. Despite the fact Nate had started a very promising career in the USAF which included many travels and a decorated overseas deployment, he couldn’t stay away from his love of fishing and spending time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Vee (Center console) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Summerland Key to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Ann J.
East Gull Lake, MN
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Half Day with Captain Nate

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 17, 2021
Nate was a Great Captain! He knows his stuff and was more than happy to take us out for whatever we wanted. We had non stop...
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United States
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July fishing trip

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Jimmy C.
Fate, TX
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Geary W.
Columbus, GA
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4 hour / tarpon / Nate Wheeler / Waypoint Charters

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Evening Tarpon on May 15, 2021
Nate Wheeler with Waypoint Charters is the man. Of the 7 Tarpons hooked from 15+ boats, we caught two of them.
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Key West, Florida
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 12, 2021
Had an awesome time! Captain Nate is a great fishing guide!!  He put us on some fish and we had an amazing trip!!
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FAQs about Waypoint Fishing Charters

Waypoint Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip - Evening Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Waypoint Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Waypoint Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Waypoint Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Waypoint Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Waypoint Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo