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
    Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    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
    $800
    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
    $800
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Reef & Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    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
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    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
    Extended Full Day Trip - Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    This 10-12-hour Swordfishing trip will see you going 30-50 miles offshore to battle the real king of the deep - Swordfish.
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About the Captain

James Hendrix
Islamorada, Florida, United States
72 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 72 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
70
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Ian H.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Excellent
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Halal day trip with Captain Jim was a success!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM) on November 11, 2022
Boat is clean and well maintained. Equipment is quality and also well maintained. We went out the day after a hurricane made...
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Jeremy S.
Kingsland, GA
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (PM) on November 11, 2022
This was our first fishing trip with our two younger boys 2 and 5 so we wanted a captain that was aware of their age and did...
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Matt P.
Franklin Lakes, NJ
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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on July 31, 2022
Great time fishing with captain Jim and my friends. The seas were rough and hunting the fish was tough but captain did not...
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Lisa H.
Seminole, FL
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Half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM) on September 1, 2022
Was a great trip he put us right on fish immediately caught about 15 fish then they started slowing down so he took us to another...
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Chase B.
Floresville, TX
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Great 8hr offshore trip.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on June 22, 2022
James is the perfect guide for a a few guys or gals that want to get out offshore.  Wasn’t the best day weather wise but...
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FAQs about Fish Dauntless

Fish Dauntless offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip - Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Extended Full Day Trip - Swordfish (11 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Dauntless, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

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