Waypoint Fishing Charters

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
    price breakdown
    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
    price breakdown
    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 - Night Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    price breakdown
    This nighttime fishing trip will begin later in the afternoon. You will be fishing for a large variety of Sharks. No Catch - No Pay!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    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!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    price breakdown
    The fishing grounds are within easy reach from shore so you won't have to travel a lot. You will be able to hit a few species, such as Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, and other, and get back.
  • 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
    price breakdown
    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.

About the Captain

Nate Wheeler
Summerland Key, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

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

Boat Specs

Sea Vee (Center console) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

25 ft
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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

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

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