Dee Cee

84001 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Custom originally built in 1983 and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 210HP 3208 Caterpillar engines with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

42 ft
6 persons
Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Dee Cee is a 42’ Sportfisherman, powered by twin 3208 Catterpillar engines, able to accommodate up to 6 passengers. It is a custom-fiberglass-over-mahogany vessel, outfitted with a spacious salon that has both a dining table as well as a couch, for those that wish to rest or get out of the sun for a little while. For fishing, the crew utilizes Penn and Dawia fishing reels, and their fishing cockpit is equipped with 4 fighting chairs. The boat employs Lowrance electronics to help find the fish quickly.

Captain Chuck, the operator of Dee Cee, has been living in the Keys since he was 2 and has actually owned his first boat at the age of 10. Chuck started in the charter business back in 1975 as a mate, and became a Captain in 1983. His longest tenure as a Captain is at the Holiday Isle Marina, where he’s accumulated over 36 years of experience.

Dee Cee fishes for a variety of pelagics all year round. The winter months are typically more focused on Sailfish, Kingfish, Cobia, Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper, Grouper and more. In the spring and summer, Chuck usually targets Wahoo and Dorado, Tuna, Marlin, Amberjack, Permit and others. Whether you’re an experience angler or a complete beginner, Dee Cee is at your service. All fishing equipment, live and artificial bait are provided by the crew - all you need to do is bring your own food and drinks.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, American Express.

About the Captain

Chuck Shimmelman
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
Captain Chuck has been in the business for over 35 years, making his experience and local knowledge work for him and his guests on each charter. Fishing the offshore waterways of Islamorada all year round.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.70 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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The captain tried hard to put us on fish. The Mahi we were hoping for were elusive but when we did find them the mate did a poor job of communicating resulting in two lost fish. The mate also had an attitude with the lady anglers on board. 5 out of 6 of us are experienced anglers.

Nina Lupini • Fished Sep 12, 2016
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This fishing trip was one of the best trips my wife and I have been on. The crew, Captain Chuck and First Mate Justin, made the trip!!! These guys can and will put you on fish!! We have a freezer full of Mahi! They are a great team!! We are planning next years trip already!

Jack Frost • Fished Aug 04, 2016
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Captain Chuck and mate Gary were excellent. It was our first time and a great experience. Would do again. They did everything to help us get our big catch and we did.

Juliane Lawniczak • Fished Jul 19, 2016
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  • 84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada
    FL 33036, United States