Hook’n Up Sportfishing offers the perfect range of trips to get the most out of Florida’s deep, Atlantic Coast. From half-day taster sessions to multi-day sportfishing extravaganzas. And with over two decades of offshore experience, you won’t find a better captain to take you out than Capt. John.

Launching out of Jupiter, FL, you don’t have to travel far to hit the deep sea fishing grounds. Hook’n Up Sportfishing makes the most of this, offering four-hour offshore trips targeting Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and other ocean hunters. Head out for a little longer, and you can also find Sailfish, Wahoo, and monster Sharks.

But that’s not all. Capt. John specializes in running multi-day Bahamas adventures and overnight Swordfishing trips. These charters both offer some of the toughest sportfishing in the Atlantic, but they couldn’t be more different.

Swordfish are one of the most punishing species to catch, battling for hours just to get them to the surface. The Bahamas are much more relaxed, but the journey there will involve trolling for Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more, so you definitely won’t get bored!

Whatever you’re after, Capt. John’s 50’ Tom Fexas cruiser is the dream boat to target it from. She was fully overhauled in 2017, and cruises at an incredible 25 knots. This is even more impressive when you see the amount of equipment onboard.

Full cabins, bathrooms, shower, galley - there’s no end to what you’ll find in her spacious, air-conditioned interior. Up on deck, outriggers, downriggers, fighting chairs, and tournament-grade tackle let you battle even the fiercest Billfish with confidence.

The Hook’n Up team really have thought of everything. Trips come with all you’ll need except live bait, which can be picked up at the marina at the start of the trip if you want it. So what are you waiting for? Climb aboard and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

**Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50 for any trip



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Offshore (2 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $795
    With deep waters just a stone's throw from shore, you can enjoy some real offshore action with just a few hours on the water. Target King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and more on this four-hour trip. Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $795
    Head out to the deep, blue waters just a few miles from shore to battle a range of pelagic predators. Trips include tackle, licenses, lures, drinks, and snacks. Live bait can also be bought at the marina. Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $795
    With deep waters just a stone's throw from shore, you can enjoy some real offshore action with just a few hours on the water. Target King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and more on this four-hour trip. Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Shark Fishing Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $795
    Let’s go fishing for sharks! If you want to get a workout, come with us, and will show you what that really is!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Shark Fishing Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $795
    Best way to get your daily workout!
  • Private trip
    Five Hour Special - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $985
    Deep sea fishing. Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50
  • Private trip
    Five Hour Special - Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $985
    Deep sea fishing. Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,095
    With a couple more hours on the water, you can head even further to battle Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and even Wahoo. This is a great way to enjoy real deep sea fishing without spending the whole day on the water. Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,095
    Six hour p.m. trip offshore starting at 1 PM. Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,450
    This is where things start getting serious. Spend the whole day at sea, battling big game pelagics like Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Sharks. You'd better get a good night's sleep before this trip! Due to gas price increase there might be a fuel surcharge up to $50
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Game Fish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,995
    Swordfish is one of the toughest fighters in the ocean. Battles can last several hours and the species will put even the most seasoned angler through their paces. it's also one of the tastiest fish out there! If that sounds like your kind of trip, head out for a day of Swordfish fishing. You'll also be targeting Sailfish, Tuna, and Marlin. Due to the gas price increase, there might be a fuel surcharge of up to $100.
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About the Captain

John Dolmetsch
Jupiter, Florida, United States
352 Fishing Reports
338 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2016
Richard Mayer is the account manager and he'll be handling your inquiries. Capt. John Dolmetsch owns Hook'n Up Sport Fishing. A professional technology business owner, he started offshore fishing 20 years ago and just loved it. It is his stress relief from the non-stop technology business world. Capt. John and his crew have been offering first-class fishing trips for two decades and know how to help you have fun while catching fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Tom Fexas (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 750HP Caterpillar C8 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Ice Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.4 / 5
out of 5 stars from 62 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
81%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Andreas S.
New York, NY
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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8 hr trip with Captain John and Matt

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Offshore on March 7, 2022
Captain John and Matt are great guys. They are both easy to get along with and know what they are doing. The seas were...
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Robert W.
Tallahassee, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Good time

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM) on July 2, 2022
We had a fun afternoon fishing with Captain Matt and Surge. Both were professional and helpful. Plus we caught plenty of fish.
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Jennifer C.
Riviera Beach, FL
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Five Hour Special - Offshore (PM) on March 26, 2022
Great trip and boat but disappointed that we didn’t even get one bite on a five hour trip. It’s a lot of money to pay for...
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Paul D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with John

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM) on March 20, 2022
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Andrew W.
Winnetka, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Game Fish on December 11, 2021
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FAQs about Hook'N Up Sport Fishing - Jupiter

Hook'N Up Sport Fishing - Jupiter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Offshore (2 PM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour–Shark Fishing Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - 4 Hour–Shark Fishing Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $985 per group - Five Hour Special - Offshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • $985 per group - Five Hour Special - Offshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,095 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,095 per group - 6 Hour Trip - Offshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - 8 Hour Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,995 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Game Fish (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook'N Up Sport Fishing - Jupiter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well Can be purchased at 80 USD per dozen.
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hook'N Up Sport Fishing - Jupiter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Hook'N Up Sport Fishing - Jupiter offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Hook'N Up Sport Fishing - Jupiter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Ice Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hook'N Up Sport Fishing - Jupiter include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo