Vera Vita Sportfishing

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you out around 27 miles. This will take 1.5 hours to get to the best place to fish. This is trophy fishing at its best, and although anyone can join, hard-core anglers will be more prepared for the heavy gear and prep needed. Swordfish can be fished year round, you just need a calm sea.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    This trip takes you an hours ride out to the fishing grounds, to target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, and more. All of the rods, reels, and tackle are included, you just need to bring along a packed lunch and plenty of drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to target Mahi Mahi, you can ask the captain to take the hours drive out to do so. Snapper, Wahoo, and many more can be caught too. All fishing equipment is included, you just need to bring your own food and drink.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    You'll head out about 11 miles on this trip to catch Tuna. Or, you can spend the time nearer the edge of the reef and catch Snapper and Grouper instead. All rods and reels are included, as well as live bait and your fishing license for the day. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments along.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the day either 11 miles out targeting Tuna, or on the edge of the reef targeting Grouper and Snapper. Whichever you decide, you'll have top of the line rods and reels at your disposal. Your fishing license is also included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark or Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Let the captain know in advance if you would like to target Tarpon or Shark. Tarpon is great to go after for those with a bit more experience. All rods and reels are included in the price, you just need to bring along any refreshments that you want.

About the Captain

Bill Chrisman
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
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"

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Marlin (Blue)
Permit
Sailfish
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Swordfish
Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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 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
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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Full Day Trip (4 different days) with Captain Billy on the Vera Vita
Full Day Trip (4 different days) with Captain Billy on the Vera Vita
Full Day Trip (4 different days) with Captain Billy on the Vera Vita
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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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...
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Key Largo, Florida
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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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