There is no better time to fish with Dog House Sportfishing Charters. Captain Jesse Cromer and his crew are ready and eager to show you an awesome time, catch some awesome fish, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

You’ll spend the day on their 53’ Hatteras. This prized yacht provides everything you’ll need for an action-packed day on the water – she will provide a smooth and comfortable ride, allowing you to relax between bites.

Why is this boat so great? Well, the 3 air-conditioners definitely help in the summer. The refrigerator and freezer are great to keep your food and drinks cool, so you can relax with a cold one after reeling in one of the aquatic giants that call Islamorada home. For anyone that wants to take a break, they can sit back and relax in front of the TV, or put on a DVD, or even tune in to the stereo.

The boat also comes with full navigational and safety equipment. Couple this with the crew’s great knowledge of the area, and you’ll find your rods bent the whole day long.

On the menu are Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, Mutton Snapper, offshore Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Hogfish, and many more. You’ll be using top of the line equipment, which are ready to tackle every kind of fishing and won’t let you down when you’re reeling in your trophy catch.

No matter your experience level or age, there is a fish out there with your name on it! Let Capt. Jesse show you the tricks of the trade, help you hook it, and bring it aboard.

Your fishing license is included in the price. You’ll just need to grab your food and drink for the day, plenty of sunscreen and come on down and meet the crew.

Capt. Jesse can’t wait to welcome you on board. Book with Dog House Sportfishing Charters today for an unforgettable experience.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,500
    You will head up to 25 miles offshore, which will take just over an hour. You will target a range of species, including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Hogfish, and many more. All of the rods and reels are provided, as are the lures and live bait you'll use. Your fishing license is included in the price, so you only need to bring along plenty of food and drink, that can be kept in the boat's refrigerator.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    Head offshore for about half an hour before targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Permit, and many more. All of your fishing gear and tackle is provided, you only need to bring along food and drink. Your fishing license is also included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $900
    You will spend the trip reef fishing for Yellowtail, Grouper and Mutton Snapper. As it's nearer the shore this trip is great for the whole family. All fishing equipment and tackle are included. Your fishing license is also provided, so you only need to bring along any food and drink you fancy.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    Fish the reef, targeting Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail, and Grouper. By not heading too far out, this trip is great for the little ones. All rods and reels are provided, as well as lures and live bait. Even the fishing license is included – you just need to bring food and dring along with you.
  • Private trip
    Shark/ Tarpon
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $600
    Evening trip
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About the Captain

Jesse Cromer
Islamorada, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
Dog House Charters was established in 2000, with Captain Jesse Cromer at the helm. He has near 3 decades of experience fishing the Florida Keys, and will teach you the best techniques to hook a monster catch, and have a great time while doing so. He knows the behavior and migration of the diverse collection of seasonal fish that call this area home. He knows where to take you, and when, so you can reel in your trophy catch.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979. Powered by 2 610HP Cummins QSM11 engines.

Length
53 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
92%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Yolanda F.
Key Largo, Florida
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Half day with CAPT Jessie and 1st Mate Sam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2021
We surprised my husband with a private fishing charter for his “63” birthday and he had a GREAT time.  We took our grandsons...
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Kurt P.
Audubon, NJ
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Fishing with Jesse

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on July 14, 2021
Had a great day captain and mate were great, rough seas but they worked their tails off and put us on the mahi-mahi
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Ronnie C.
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 26, 2021
Short day , but did what we set out to do
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Danville, IN
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on July 18, 2021
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Mike V.
Gulfport, FL
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They put us on the Mahi

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 11, 2021
Caught a few mahi and a bunch of tuna! Great time! Would go again
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FAQs about Dog House Sportfishing Charters

Dog House Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Shark/ Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dog House Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head)
  • Air Conditioning (3)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Dog House Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Recommended tip of 20%)
  • Fishing License

Dog House Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Dog House Sportfishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dog House Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Wahoo