Fish Dauntless

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
    up to 4 persons
    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
    up to 4 persons
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    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
    up to 4 persons
    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
    up to 4 persons
    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 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
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15 Customer Reviews
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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 under Captain Paul Ross 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Mark G.
Raynham, MA
 5.00
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Full Day With Captain Hendrix

VERIFIED   February 17, 2020
Morning started off a bit slow but because Captain Hendrix knows all the reefs and wrecks he soon put us on on stop action...
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Oran F.
Ark, VA
 5.00
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Half day trip packet with action.

VERIFIED   April 10, 2019
Started trip catching live bait .  Caught what was needed and went fishing.  Several types of large fish were caught...
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Alex R.
Nantucket, MA
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VERIFIED   April 24, 2019
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our trip with Capt. Hendrix aboard the Dauntless. We had a heck of a day catching Mutton,...
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Rick D.
Moss Point, MS
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8hr trip

VERIFIED   February 29, 2020
Caught lots of fish ready for the next trip.
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Steven B.
Selkirk, SCT
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VERIFIED   April 15, 2019
Got to be the best fishing trip the I have been on, great skipper who knows his stuff, Three of us fishing all hooked up together...
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