Bass Flats & Beyond - Riviera Beach

Blue Heron Boulevard
Riviera Beach FL, United States

Bass Flats & Beyond launches out of Riviera Beach, FL, straight into the awesome offshore playground that lies just a short cruise from town. Spend your day battling deep sea species like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, or hit the reefs to haul in heavy tackle monsters like Amberjack. Whatever you do, you’re in for some serious fun!

Capt. John Larsen has been fishing in Southeast Florida his entire life. Growing up just up the coast in Jupiter, FL, he has an intimate knowledge of the surrounding waters. You will hit all his top spots to bring in some truly prize-worthy fish.

Capt. John owns and operates a 25’ Bluefin center console. The vessel can cruise at up to 50 knots thanks to her 300 HP Yamaha engine. The boat has a T-top to keep you cool and happy, and you can even have a quick freshwater washdown if you get too hot.

And you’re going to be working up quite a sweat with the fish you’ll be targeting! Sailfish and Mahi Mahi are known for their speed and power, and Amberjack have a reputation for absolutely never coming quietly.

Book in for a full day trip, and you can target all these fish and more. Don’t have that much time? Bass Flats & Beyond offers half day and even three-hour “Run & Gun” charters. These trips give you a taste of the area’s fishing, without taking up the whole day.

Whichever trip you choose, you can rely on a skilled, local captain with quality equipment and a great boat. All tackle, lures, and licenses are included. Capt. John will try to catch live bait on the trip, but if you’re set on using it he can also buy bait before you start for a small fee.

He’s thought of everything, so all you need to bring is food, drinks, and the standard charter checklist: Sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, a cooler, a camera, and motion sickness medication if you’re unsure of your sea legs. Oh, and plenty of energy for a day of awesome angling!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the whole day onboard and you have many more options for how to spend your day. Focus on big game battles against pelagic fish such as Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sailfish. The boat is yours for the day, and what you do is up to you.
  • Private trip
    6 hour trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    With a little more time onboard, you can run out to deeper, less pressured waters, to bring in a range of great offshore species. You'll target pelagic fish such as Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    With four hours onboard, you will have enough time for some real battles, going after pelagic fish such as Kingfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Tuna, and Sailfish.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red)

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Bluefin (Center console) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 300HP 2017 Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

25 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express

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

About the Captain

John Larsen
Riviera Beach, Florida, United States
Member since April 2018
My dad owned a dive shop in Jupiter. I got familiar with with the reefs and wrecks spearfishing when I was very young. Later on, at UCF, I was on the Bass fishing team and won some tournaments. I'd say that ever since then Bass fishing is my absolute favorite. I got intimately familiar with both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Florida.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Riviera Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Even though there were no fish caught and Capt tried his damndest. It was still enjoyable.  He even took us up to Jupiter and down the Intercoastal back to the launch site in Riviera Beach.  It was very enjoyable.

Fished June 10, 2018
John Larsen (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 18, 2018

I’m glad you enjoyed your trip. All that freshwater discharge from the lake certainly didn’t do us any favors

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Fishing Reports

Mahi madness

July 19, 2018

The dolphin bit has been incredible. We have been catching 4-8 per half day and 10-16 per full day charter. The conditions have to be right, less than 10 mph east to south east winds, and clear blue water.… Read Full Report →