The Program Sportfishing Charters

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It’s time to get on board and book a trip with The Program Sportfishing Charters today. Captain Christian is a highly skilled captain that has been fishing the southeast coast since a child. He is also a private chef – when the fish is cooked on board you know it’s going to be tasty!

Captain Christian and his crew will go above and beyond for you and your group. Capt. Christian has years of experience and has been a tournament fisherman for the past 14 years. As a local, he knows the best places to take you for the most incredible day out.

The day will be spent on a 28’ center console. There is some seating for the elderly and a cooler on board for the snacks you’ll bring along to go into. There is a T-top for shade and plenty of rod holders, giving you the maximum chance of reeling in your trophy catch while staying comfortable.

The species you’ll be targeting vary depending on whether you have an inshore or offshore trip, but can include Sailfish, Bluefin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, and many more. There’s a fish out here with your name on it!

This boat is for 6 anglers. Children are welcome but must be over 5 years old. Parents should bring along life vests for all anglers under 10 years of age. Beginners are welcome and will love learning from Capt. Christian. Inshore trips are usually better for kids.

You’ll need to bring along snacks, sunscreen, and wear a hat and deck shoes. All of the fishing gear, licenses, and a case of water are included in the price of the trip. You’ll be using custom-made by X-Generation rods and Shimano reels. On the full day trip, the fish you catch can be grilled by the captain during the trip. All legal catch will be filleted for you by the captain.

Please inform the captain before the day of the trip if you wish to snorkel, spearfish, or fly fish. The captain has equipment for 4 to snorkel or spearfish and 2 fly fishing rods.

Book a trip with The Program Sportfishing Charters today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Sportfishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This day offers the most flexibility to do what you'd like to do! Fish the whole time for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, and many more, or snorkel, or cruise around and eat freshly caught fish straight from the grill on board. Just let the captain know before the day what you'd like to do and he'll make it happen! All the fishing gear, licenses, and a case of water are included in the price of the trip. Don't forget to bring along snacks, sunscreen, and to wear deck shoes and a hat.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Sportfishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    You'll have the extra time to target different species throughout the day. You can target Wahoo and Sailfish in the morning, then target Mahi Mahi or go and bottomfish the reef and wrecks for Snapper or Groupers. Let the captain know prior to the trip if you wish to snorkel and he can arrange the equipment. Don't forget to bring along a packed lunch that can go into the captain's cooler. Fishing gear, licenses, and a case of water are included in the price. Wear deck shoes and bring sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sportfishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    You'll be targeting some top species and you’ll only be 2 miles off the beach! You'll be reeling in the likes of Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, and many more. The captain knows the best spots to go for the most productive day. The fishing gear, licenses, and a case of water are all included in the price. Let the captain know if you wish to snorkel in advance of the trip. Don't forget to bring snacks, sunscreen, a sun hat, and to wear deck shoes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    You'll be fishing the inlets and intercoastal for Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, and Barracuda. Let the captain know if you wish to cruise around Boynton during your trip instead. You'll try a variety of techniques. Let the captain know prior to the trip if you wish to fly fish – he has two rods he can bring along. Fishing license, gear, and water are included. Bring along snacks (which can go into the captain's cooler) and wear deck shoes. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 6 persons
    You'll be using a variety of techniques in the inlets to target Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Snapper, and Barracuda. All the fishing gear, tackle, and licenses are included in the price of the trip, as well as a case of bottled water. You can bring along other drinks and should bring your own snacks. Wear light layered clothing and deck shoes. Don't forget sunscreen and a sun hat! Let the captain know before the day if you wish to fly fish – he has 2 rods available.
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About the Captain

Christian Rec
Lantana, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
32 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2019
Christian has been a captain for the past 5 years, but he’s been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod. He’s fished the entire southeast coast and participated in a lot of different tournaments along the East Coast. Not only has he placed high in many of these tournaments, but his boat is also currently the number 2 boat under 28 feet in the whole SE coast! He recently finished second place in the world in a Sailfish tournament fishing off a 62’ Viking. Fishing is his ultimate passion and addiction – he goes to sleep dreaming about fishing, then eats, drinks and breathes fishing. You'll have a great time fishing with him and his crew!

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Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bluewater (Center console) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
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93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Emily D.
Dixon, IL
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Half day with Capt. Christian

VERIFIED   December 24, 2019
Had an amazing day.  Unfortunately strong winds and no catch made it into the boat but hooked 2 huge sailfish ...one broke...
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Lenny W.
Arnold, MD
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Afternoon trip with Captain Christian

VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
We had a great time with Captain Christian. Our 7 and 9 year old boys had a blast. Very easy going Captain. Kind and patient...
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Mike S.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Great Half Day Trip!

VERIFIED   December 29, 2019
Made the most out of a half day trip where conditions didn’t allow is to leave the intercoastal.  Capt Rec put us...
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Miami, FL
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June fishing trip

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VERIFIED   NEW  May 23, 2020
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