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Have a great time fishing for a huge range of species with Vera Vita Sportfishing. Captain Bill Chrisman has decades of experience. For him, fishing isn’t a hobby, but a way of life. You’ll have an awesome fishing adventure together.

Hop on board his 38’ beautifully maintained Stolper boat. With twin 450 HP Cummins engines, she’ll have you out to the fishery before you know it. She also boasts a fishfinder, which will help you stay on top of the fish all day. There’s full safety equipment on board too.

This fishing machine has all the comforts and amenities of a cruiser. Restroom, kitchen, and refrigerator will all combine to make your day enjoyable. This vessel also has state of the art electronics and cameras on board to capture your fishing memories.

This boat is accessible to everyone. People in wheelchairs will be able to come on board and have fun fishing. There is a ramp for you to come on board and plenty of space for you to fish from your wheelchair during the trip.

Kids of all ages are welcome on board. There are life vests for children who are under 90 lb. A day on the water with Capt. Bill will definitely give them some great stories to tell when back at school.

Depending on which trip you choose, you’ll be able to target Swordfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tarpon, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, and many more. The Swordfish trip is best for those with more experience, whereas the half day trips are great for the whole family.

The beginning of the trip will be spent catching live bait. This is included in the price and kids especially love catching their own bait for the day.

You’ll be using Key Largo custom rods, with Shimano and Daiwa reels. This high-quality gear won’t let you down when you are reeling in your trophy catch.

Your fishing license for the day is also included in the price, you just need to bring along your own refreshments.

Book now and come join Vera Vita Sportfishing for a trip you won’t forget in a hurry!



About the Captain

Bill Chrisman
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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2 Customer Reviews
Member since April 2018
Captain Bill Chrisman found his love for fishing as a young boy in Palm Beach, Florida. After graduation, Billy made his way to the keys and worked as a freelance mate on various charters boats, learning and working along some of the best Captains in the fishing industry. Today he is the proud owner of Vera VIta Sportfishing, Inc. His love, passion, and enthusiasm for fishing is easily seen out on the water every single day! "Fishing isn't a hobby, it's our way of life"

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper

Swordfish Swordfish
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Stolper (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins 6.7 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Catch and Release Mandatory
Disabled Accessible

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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Full Day Trip (4 different days) with Captain Billy on the Vera Vita
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We had an absolutely AMAZING fishing experience with Billy, and his mate Mason, on the Vera Vita.  We went four days in April...
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Key Largo, Florida
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July fishing trip

8 Hour Trip on July 8, 2018
I have fished with Capt Billy a couple times. He is An awesome captain . His interaction with his clients and his enthusiasm...
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FAQs about Vera Vita Sportfishing

Vera Vita Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Shark or Tarpon (3 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Swordfish (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Vera Vita Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Vera Vita Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Custom rods, Daiwa, and Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Tipping is customary )
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Catch Sailfish or Mahi Mahi this way)

Vera Vita Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Vera Vita Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (4-6 people can troll at once)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Vera Vita Sportfishing include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Swordfish
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo