Top Gun Charters Miami - Top Gun II

Fishing from the lovely fishing town of Key Biscayne, Florida, Top Gun Charters is your ticket for a time to remember. Captain Nel Martinez has been fishing these waters for many years, and you can count on him to show you the hottest bite around.

His boat is the “Top Gun II,” a 45’ Hatteras offshore sportfisher vessel that will make sure you’re fishing the deep waters in style. She’s powered by a pair of 500 HP Cummins engines, and has recently been completely refitted from the bottom up. She’s got an air-conditioned interior and a pair of private heads, convenient for longer offshore trips.

The Top Gun II was made to tackle deep waters teeming with big fish, and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing! Trophy pelagics are the name of the game around here, so expect to go after the likes of Sailfish, Marlin, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, and others. Those in the market for Tuna will have a great time kite fishing for the biggest Blackfins around.

Top Gun Charters will provide you with everything you’ll need for a successful trip on the water. This includes rods, reels, terminal tackle, and the necessary fishing licenses. All you need to do is bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and some sunscreen. Feel free to pack some drinks and snacks too, if you’re so inclined.

The crew will work tirelessly to make sure you have a great time on the water, and a 20% tip for the mate is customary. Take a trip in these awesome waters and you’ll be hooked for life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bimini Bahamas Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,900
    Want to take it one step further? Check out what fishing in the Bahamas is like! Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and many other species are abundant. Everything except for accommodation is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,800
    Whether it's with electric or conventional reels – Swordfishing is guaranteed to be an absolute blast.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    This trip will take you further offshore, usually up to some 20 miles out to the Florida Straits, or to spots such as the Triumph, Ajax, and Pacific Reefs. Begin the trip by gathering the live bait you will need, and then head out further out in search of Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and other exciting game.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Twilight Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $1,200
    The best time to catch some Blackfin Tuna is just when the sun is about to set. Seize the opportunity, and sign up for an unforgettable Tuna fishing experience aboard the Top Gun II.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    The North Miami Beach area is home to a variety of pelagic species. You'll be targeting the likes of Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, and Kingfish on this shorter trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,000
    For all anglers who like to sleep in, this trip is a sure thing. You'll be going after species like Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, and Kingfish on this trip.

About the Captain

Nel Martinez
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
21 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2014
Miami born and bred, Captain Nel has been fishing the local hotspots since he was a boy. He's no stranger to the international sportfishing scene either, having personally tested the waterways of Bahamas, Mexico, British Virgin Islands and more. A kite fishing enthusiast, he'll go out of his way to make sure everybody's having fun.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 500HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Refrigerator

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

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

Payment

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

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Customer Reviews

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80-100# Sword
Full Day Sword Trip 2\/8-2\/9\/21
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Full Day Sword Trip 2/8-2/9/21

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 10, 2021
My buddies and I spent two great days on the water with Capt. Nel and First Mate Riley. Both guys are masters at their craft...
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Full Day trip w/ Capt. Nel & Mate Jose!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 7, 2021
We had a fantastic time Top Gun is the Top Gun of Charters! We caught fish throughout the day, trolling and kite fishing, Capt...
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FAQs about Top Gun Charters Miami - Top Gun II

Top Gun Charters Miami - Top Gun II offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Half Day Trip - Twilight Tuna (5 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip – Swordfishing (8 hours)
  • $2,900 per day per group - Bimini Bahamas Trip (3 days)

When you book a trip with Top Gun Charters Miami - Top Gun II, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (2 heads)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Top Gun Charters Miami - Top Gun II include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Top Gun Charters Miami - Top Gun II offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Top Gun Charters Miami - Top Gun II offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Top Gun Charters Miami - Top Gun II include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)