Dee Cee runs year round fishing trips out of Islamorada, FL. These fisheries are supreme and can yield anything from a Permit to Marlin. Whether you’re a seasoned angler of a novice fisherman, Captain Chuck will make sure you have an unforgettable trip.

The fishing grounds around Islamorada boast a rich array of species. During the winter you will typically target Sailfish, King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Mutton Snapper, and Grouper. Get ready for trolling and bottom fishing! Spring and summer are a good time to target Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Permit and many other species closer to the shore.

You will be fishing from a 42’ Sportfisherman, a custom built vessel that can accommodate up to six anglers. She is powered by a twin 3208 Catterpillar engine. The boat is large and features a spacious salon with a dining table, a couch, toilet, four fighting chairs in the cockpit, and assortment of Penn and Dawia fishing reels. The crew utilizes Lowrance navigational electronics to put you on track and help you reach the fisheries without hassle.

Captain Chuck has been fishing for over three decades and knows these waters intimately. He actually owned his first boat at the age of 10. Having worked as a mate first, Chuck went on to become a captain back in 1983. Ever since then he’s been helping people have a nice time on the water and come back with an enviable catch.

When you’re preparing for the trip, there are just a couple of things to have in mind. The captain will supply all the fishing gear and bait, but you should bring food, drinks, sunblock, a hat, comfortable clothes, and a camera. Then hop onboard Dee Cee and have a blast with Captain Chuck!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    This full day trip will let you target species at different fisheries, depending on what you want to get and what the season stores. It can be anything from Permit to Marlin, including Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Salifish, and more. There is plenty of time to fish, and hardcore anglers will benefit the most from this trip. The captain will furnish the gear, you should pack food, drinks, a sunblock, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    On a six hour trip, you will have more time to explore the waters a bit further out. The trip will see you fishing for the likes of Mutton and Yellow Snapper, Permit, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper, Cobia, and more, depending on the season. The captain will provide all the fishing gear and the license. You should bring food, drinks, sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. It's great for anglers with some experience who want to have enough time for a solid catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    This half day trip is for novice anglers and families with kids. You will have enough time to explore Islamorada's rich waterways. The captain will furnish all the fishing gear as well as the license, while you should bring food, drinks, sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera. Target species include Mutton and Yellow Snapper, Permit, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper, Cobia, and more. The boat is spacious and will let you fish without it getting crowded.
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About the Captain

Chuck Shimmelman
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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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, Captain Chuck provides his guests with a trip to remember.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

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

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
Checks

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Chuck

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 23, 2021
What a blast! Captain Chuck and First Mate Mike ‘Whitey” were fantastic.  The two worked together seamlessly and lined...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 19, 2021
Our full day offshore charter with Captain Chuck and first mate Gary on the Dee Cee was amazing. We started the day off right...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 23, 2021
We had gotten there early, the captain was very thorough with were to meet and park. Captain Chuck and his first Mate were...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 6, 2021
Wow! Captain Chuck and mate Gary know how to fish! We were on the bait in no time and were fishing the deep water faster than...
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Great day- amazing Capt and 1st Mate.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 26, 2021
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FAQs about Dee Cee

Dee Cee offers the following trips to customers:
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dee Cee, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Dee Cee include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Dee Cee offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Dee Cee offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dee Cee include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo