If you’re looking to spend an unforgettable day fishing the Florida Keys, look no further than Riptide Guide Service! A native of Florida, Captain Ricou DeShaw has spent most of his life fishing. With more than 50 years of experience as a professional guide, he knows the waters between Florida Bay and Key West like the back of his hand. The waters surrounding Tavernier, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West are true fishing Meccas that offer an incredible choice of angling thrills.
His boat is an 24’ Shearwater bay boat – modern, steady, and comfortable enough to take up to 4 anglers fishing without bumping elbows. Powered by a 300 HP Mercury Verado engine, it comes with a live bait tank, YETI cooler, and top-notch GPS and VHF radio. Captain Ricou doesn’t need a fishfinder, he IS the fishfinder and will put you on your dream catch before you know it.
He specializes in light tackle and fly fishing for Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Snapper, and a variety of other species. Depending on the season, the menu will also include Tarpon, Tripletail, Barracuda, Redfish, Trout, and many others. You don’t need previous experience to go fly fishing – all skill levels are welcome.
Top Loomis Rods and Penn reels will be on the boat at your disposal, along with fly fishing Sage Rods and Tibor Reels. Lures, live bait, drinks, and even catch cleaning are also included in the price – you’ll have everything for a successful day on the water.
Not only do these waters provide world-class fishing opportunities, but there is also an abundance of wildlife and beautiful scenery, so bring your camera! Ricou customizes each trip to ensure everyone on board has a great time and will return again. From a small child to novice angler, he will make your trip a memorable one. Whether it’s your first fish or a fish of a lifetime, he will work to make it happen while having fun too!
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Catch cleaning & filleting
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About the Captain
About this listing
Shearwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 300HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.