Impressed by the beauty and wealth of Islamorada fishing, Captain Nathan started 95FiveFishing to let other people in on the things that drew him here. On his trips, he will try his hardest to make each moment memorable as you explore the rich fishing grounds scattered all across the area! 

You’ll be fishing off of a 24’ Tidewater 2400 Baymax powered by a 300 HP Yamaha outboard. Thanks to its powerful engine, the boat is capable of a top cruising speed of 50 knots! It’s equipped with a top of the line Minn Kota troller system that allows you to anchor no matter how deep the water.

Onboard electronics such as dual sonar/GPS will save you time and help you find fish throughout the trip. Not neglecting creature comforts, the boat features a fiberglass T-Top that provides good shade, a freshwater shower, and a Bluetooth stereo system.

Capt. Nathan’s passion is teaching fishing to beginners and children. There is no minimum age for children on 95FiveFishing charters: however, on trips longer than 4 hours, he recommends bringing kids ages 5 and up. 

Depending on the trip or customer wishes, the captain will target a wide variety of species available in the local waters. You may want to target Mahi Mahi, try your hand at catching Blackfin Tuna, or bottom fish for Red or Black Grouper. If you’d like to enjoy your daily catch for dinner, Capt. Nathan will be happy to clean and fillet it for you free of charge.

On board, you’ll also find a large cooler with plenty of room to store all your snacks and drinks to keep yourself energized through all the fishing! The meetup spot is at Capt. Nathan’s home, where you can park for free and head to the boat ramp 100 feet from there.

The last thing to remember is to bring your sunscreen, sunglasses, and fish until you drop with 95FiveFishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    Want to get out there all day but don't want to head offshore? Here's your trip. Reef and Wreck fishing is where its at. Less travel time means more fishing!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    Join Capt. Nathan on his most popular trip! Six hours will give you enough time to catch some live bait and experience the variety of Florida Keys' fishing to the fullest.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    This is the trip you’re looking for if you want to get a feel for these waters and try your hand at fishing in the Keys. It's a fantastic way to bend some rods, grab something for dinner, and take in some beautiful Floridian sunshine.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $600
    If you’d like to see what all the buzz is about when it comes to Islamorada fishing, but are not quite ready to spend a full day on the water, this trip is a good solution. Four hours on these waters will still give you plenty of opportunities to catch something impressive!
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip (2 Hours)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $300
    Looking to just get out on the water for a few hours? This is your trip. Nice, easy, relaxing two hour trip. Great for Eco and Snorkel Tours or short fishing trips to get a taste for what it's like. Feel free to inquire about different departure times to fit your needs!
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About the Captain

Nathan Grave
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
77 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2019
Captain Nathan has been fishing ever since he could hold a rod, and caught his first Sailfish when he only 9 years old! Originally from Minnesota, Capt. Nathan has been guiding fishing tours in his home state for almost 12 years. About 2 years ago he moved to Florida with his family, got his captain’s license, and turned his dream of running charters into a reality. He's always had a passion for fishing, but what made him decide to fully dedicate himself to it is his love of teaching people how to fish and sharing his experience with them.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

Tidewater (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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3\/4 day trip for 2. More than 30 fish landed, what more can I say?  Cpt. Nathan will put you on  fish!
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Stephen R.
Homestead, Florida
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Half Day Trip on Spring Break

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 1, 2021
Our family had a great afternoon with Captain Nathan! He made it known right away that he wanted us to have the best experience...
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My wife, 2 young daughters (6 yrs & 4 yrs old), and I had an awesome family fishing experience with Nate. He got us on fish...
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3/4 Day Trip Dec. 12

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 12, 2020
We chose Cap’n Nathan for our charter for my son-in-law from CA and my son.  All are experienced fishermen and wanted to...
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Full day with Nathan

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 26, 2021
Just Nathan and I for a full day out of Islamorada.  Meeting up with Nathan was super easy.  Nice easy dock and the perfect...
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Riverview, Florida
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Great Half Day buddy Trip w/ Nathan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 15, 2020
Nathan welcomed us and worked to make our day great throughout. We faced and 1 in a 100 day of no current and not wind which...
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FAQs about 95FiveFishing

95FiveFishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 1/4 Day Trip (2 Hours) (2 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with 95FiveFishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Dual sonar)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with 95FiveFishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

95FiveFishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

95FiveFishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with 95FiveFishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)