Get ready for exciting inshore action with a strong customer focus. Join Captain DJ for a variety of trips on the beautiful waters of Everglades National Park and find out what AARedfishFelicity LLC is all about. Capt. DJ is a US Navy veteran with an honest attitude towards his business and his life in general. He’s also great with kids—so bring the whole family for a day to remember. He tailors each trip to the client at hand and will never stop on the hunt for great fish.

And there are plenty of fish to go after. Your trip could see you reeling in Redfish, Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Black Drum, Tripletail, and more. With such a variety of species, you will need a mix of quality equipment to get the most out of your day. That’s exactly what you get, with the option to spin, jig, pop, drift fish, bottom fish – you can even bring your fly rod along if you want to!

Capt. DJ’s 19’ Hewes boat was born to dominate these shallow waters. Fresh off the line in 2018, the boat can carry three guests out in comfort and at speed.

AARedfishFelicity LLC has trips to fit any schedule or budget, with four, six, and eight-hour charters at starting times to suit you. Children of all ages are welcome on board, and life vests will be provided for them.

All rods, reels, lures, and licenses are included, as is the cleaning and filleting of all your fish. Just bring your food, drinks, sunscreen, and shades. You’ll find plenty of excitement already waiting onboard!

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: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Whether you're after a productive mixed bag or that one trophy fish, this full day trip is perfect for ambitious anglers. Take on Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    More fishing time means more fish. It's as simple as that! Take on Tarpon, Snook, Red and Black Drum, and more on this six-hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Enjoy a great morning chasing Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, and Black Drum, in the shallow waters of the Everglades National Park.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    Not a morning person? Not a problem! Head out for an afternoon battling Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Black Drum, and more.
  • Private trip
    Military and first responders
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    As a vet, It is a way for me to thank those that are most deserving. Customers can choose a departure time between the hours of 07:00 and 13:00.
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About the Charter Operator

Ariel DJ Alejo
Chokoloskee, Florida, United States
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168 Customer Reviews
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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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 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
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Chokoloskee to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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David H.
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Half Day Trip with Captain DJ

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 13, 2021
Captain DJ was great.  We went on a half-day fishing trip down in Chokoloskee for my nephew’s 10th birthday.  The captain...
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Barden G.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 18, 2021
I am an old and very experienced fly fisherman.  Although not a dedicated fly guide, DJ is first a very accomplished fisherman...
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Kissimmee, FL
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Half Day Trip with captain DJ

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 22, 2021
This was an amazing trip. Captain DJ was knowledgeable and professional the entire trip. He was great with my 13yr old Son...
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Immokalee, FL
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 4, 2021
Awesome trip he put us on fish all day long and was very patient with my 15 year old daughter,  she had a great time and caught...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2021
Awesome trip! Captain DJ did everything he could to get us on fish and we had a great time. Even saw some dolphins along the...
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FAQs about ARF Charters (Vet) Choko

ARF Charters (Vet) Choko offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Military and first responders (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with ARF Charters (Vet) Choko include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License

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

ARF Charters (Vet) Choko 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) Choko include:
  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snook
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon