Captain DJ is a US Navy veteran with one simple mission on all the trips he runs: “no bull, just honesty and integrity in making sure that every trip is unique and enjoyable to my clients.” With AARedfishFelicity LLC, this is exactly what you can expect! Capt. DJ is the most kid-friendly captain in the Everglades, he’s eager to share his love of fishing with them. He will give his all on every trip to make sure you have a productive and memorable time while fishing the beautiful waters of Everglades National Park.

You will be spending the day onboard Capt. DJ’s C-Hawk powered by a 225 HP Honda engine. This center console will let you move effortlessly in the shallow waters of Everglades National Park.

You have a huge range of species you can go after on your trip, from Redfish and Trout to Tarpon, Snook, and even Sharks. You also have the option to jig, pop, spin, drift bottom fish, and even fly fish if you bring your own gear. You will be provided with quality conventional rods and reels, and a variety of lures to tempt even the fussiest fish around.

This is a chance to dive deep into the heart of Southern Florida. You can explore the endless backwaters of the Everglades National Park. Children of all ages are welcome and Capt. DJ has life vests for them. 

Customers will get to fish with Star rods. Lures and licenses are also included, and Capt. DJ will even clean and fillet your fish after the trip. Just bring your food, sunscreen, bug repellant and plenty of energy – Capt. DJ will put it to good use!

Capt. DJ sprays the entire boat, tackle, and all hard non-porous surfaces with a product that has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to Covid 19. Lysol disinfecting wipes are also available and the Captain always wears a mask.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    With the whole day on the water, the opportunities are endless when it comes to your target species. Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, Sharks – you need eight hours just to list all the fish you could catch on this trip!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    With a couple more hours, you can get in even more great catches of Tarpon, Snook, Red and Black Drum, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Military/First Responders
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $575
    This is a discounted 5-hour trip for vets and first responders.
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About the Charter Operator

Ariel DJ Alejo
Key Largo, Florida, United States
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Member since June 2018
Captain DJ is the owner and operator of AARedfishFelicity LLC and he invites you to spend a fun day onboard with him. With over 25 years of local fishing experience, Capt. DJ is the perfect man to take you out on these waters. He has spent much of this time exploring the beautiful Everglades National Park and can get you on some incredible catches as you make your way through these timeless waters.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

C-Hawk (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Military and First Responders on September 17, 2021
Perfect trip. As an angler who spends 3-4 days a week bass fishing back home, I wanted to catch some decent redfish and snook....
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GREAT FISHING TRIP!!!!

VERIFIED   Military and First Responders on September 3, 2021
I want to start by saying Captain Ariel is an amazing mentor for younger anglers. My 11 year old is still learning the basics...
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Captain DJ was so professional to pick-up my Dad nd I right on time at our dock from Key Lime Cottage Sailing Club in Key...
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Good day turned GREAT!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 10, 2021
My son Charlie and I had two 8 hour trips booked with Captain DJ. It was windier than usual for tis time of year and his boat...
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Great day with Captain DJ

VERIFIED   Hybrid Trip on May 25, 2021
This was my first fishing trip in the keys and I took my son and daughter with me for a 3/4 day trip.  Even though the 15...
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FAQs about ARF Charters (Vet)

ARF Charters (Vet) offers the following trips to customers:
  • $575 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 5 Hour – Military/First Responders (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with ARF Charters (Vet), you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with ARF Charters (Vet) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Canyon Reels and Star rods)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water/Alcohol and cigar friendly)
  • Fishing License

ARF Charters (Vet) offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

ARF Charters (Vet) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with ARF Charters (Vet) include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon