Fish Dauntless is based out of Islamorada, in the heart of the Florida Keys. Capt. Jim has been fishing in South Florida since before he could walk and has spent his entire adult life building up the skills needed to get you on that fish of a lifetime.

The “Dauntless” is a 27’ Conch center console with room aboard for up to four anglers. She is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to track down the best battles, and a livewell full of fresh bait to make sure nothing can resist your hooks. She also has a T-top to keep the sun of you and your group, making her perfect for family groups.

You have a huge range of trips and options to choose from, ranging from four-hour stints to eleven-hour marathons. Shorter trips focus on the local reefs or inshore gamefish like Tarpon. Reef fishing in the Keys is an amazing way to fill the boat with colorful, tasty fish, and nothing beats the sight of the Silver King on the end of your line.

Unless you head to the bluewaters, that is. On longer trips, you can target Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and if you stay out long enough, even Swordfish. This is some of the most intense sportfishing you could ever ask for, and even seasoned pros are put to the test by the awesome fighting power of South Florida’s Billfish.

Capt. Jim will adapt each trip to your skill and interests. If you want to load up on delicious fish, he will make it happen. After that one monster or a specific species, he’ll switch things up to do just that. He has worked alongside some legendary captains in the past and is always happy to pass on the skills he has learned. Whatever he can do to make your trip more special, he’ll do with the smile of a man who really, really loves his job.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip - Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    This 10-12-hour Swordfishing trip will see you going 30-50 miles offshore to battle the real king of the deep - Swordfish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Head 10-30 offshore in search of big game species like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. This is a real sportfishing adventure, so climb aboard and catch some huge fish!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Reef & Wreck
    Just booked! Last booked: 9 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    With more time on the water come more delicious fish! Hit the local reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Kingfish, and much, much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Enjoy a great morning fishing the reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $700
    Spend the afternoon fishing the local reefs or inshore waters for Amberjack, Kingfish, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    $700
    Spend the afternoon fighting the Silver King in the shallow waters around Islamorada. Tarpon are one of the biggest inshore species in the country and make for an incredible fight even for experienced anglers.
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About the Captain

James Hendrix
Islamorada, Florida, United States
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
Capt. Jim Hendrix has spent his whole life on the water. Growing up in South Florida, he started fishing before he could even walk. By the time he was 12, he was down at the local marina picking up the tricks of the charter trade. Capt. Jim started working on a charter boat when he was 17 years old, and began a long a successful fishing career. Capt. Jim has taken part in numerous tournaments and has worked alongside some really great anglers in several pro teams. Let him show you the local waters he loves so much.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Swordfish Swordfish
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Conch 27 (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

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 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
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
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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David B.
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Full day trip with captain jimmy

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on June 1, 2021
Captain Jimmy was a very well rounded fisherman. He knew the waters, he never gave up finding us fish, everyone on the...
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Tavernier, Florida
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Full Day in early-July

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on July 2, 2021
Fantastic day fishing with Capt Jimmy.  He was all business getting launched as soon as we hit the marina, straight to get...
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Murfreesboro, TN
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Half day mahi trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM) on July 17, 2021
We had an absolute blast with Jimmy. His boat, tackle and overall demeanor is top notch and professional. He worked extremely...
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Starkville, MS
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Half day with captain Jimmy

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Reef & Wreck on May 17, 2021
Went out on a windy day with some pretty rough conditions and Captain Jimmy still put us on fish. This guy knows his stuff...
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South Lyon, Michigan
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Fun day of Fishing!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on April 15, 2021
We had a great time with Captain Jimmy!  You can see his commitment to make sure you have a great time aboard the Dauntless...
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FAQs about Fish Dauntless

Fish Dauntless offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip - Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Extended Full Day Trip - Swordfish (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Dauntless, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Minimal toilet facilities for emergencies)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fish Dauntless include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Fish Dauntless offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Fish Dauntless offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Dauntless include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Swordfish
  • Wahoo