Waypoint Fishing Charters - 16'

Waypoint Fishing Charters invites you to get up close and personal with the prolific waters of the Florida Keys. The company is operated by Captain Nate, an Iran war veteran who is a local fishing guide with thousands of hours of experience on the water.

Unhappy with the “turn and burn” style of fishing found in the larger resort areas, Nate chooses to fish in the more laid back area of the Lower Keys where his goal is to take care of people and have them itching to come back to fish again.

Capt. Nate specializes in targeting all the species that call the waters of the Keys home. You can expect to target anything from the Silver King” Tarpon to Permit, Bonefish, Barracuda, Jacks, Sharks, Redfish, Snook, and Snapper.

A lot of those species offer constant action and make great fun for younger anglers. If you want to introduce your kids to the art of fishing without having to go too far out, a trip with Waypoint Fishing Charter is exactly what the doctor ordered. Plus, you won’t have to worry about spending a bunch of money to catch nothing with Capt. Nate’s “No Catch - No Pay” policy.

You will be fishing aboard a 16’ Hewes Bonefisher Flats boat. It comes powered by a 90 HP Yamaha engine and can comfortably take up to 2 anglers. The boat is equipped with a fish finder and a GPS, as well as a wireless trolling motor, an icebox, and a live well.

All trips with Capt. Nate and his Waypoint Fishing Charters come inclusive with everything you need to make a great catch possible. You will only need to bring your food and drinks, show up, and have fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    On this trip, you will be able to fish for anything from Bonefish and Jack Crevalle to Redfish and Seatrout. If you want to get the waters all for yourselves, this is your trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    This trip allows you to fish more productive spots for Bonefish, Redfish, Permit, and many other species. The bite will depend on the weather conditions and the season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    This half-day morning trip will take you fishing the flats and inshore waters for Permit, Redfish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    This afternoon package allows you to spend your morning relaxing on the beach and wetting a line later. You will be able to hit the flats for Bonefish and the inshore waters for whatever is in season.
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About the Captain

Nate Wheeler
Summerland Key, Florida, United States
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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.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish
Jack Crevalle
Permit

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon)

Snapper (Mangrove)
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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 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
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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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

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Ken P.
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Fishing with Nate

VERIFIED   April 23, 2019
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Lee C.
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Great trip

VERIFIED   August 20, 2018
We had a great time, caught quite a few fish. Remember to bring polarized glasses if you’re going on the half day
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