Capt. JJ's Charters

Soak in the Florida sun while testing your angling skills in some of the most productive fishing grounds in the area! Join Capt. JJ’s Charters for your new fishing adventure and explore the waters off the coast of Marathon. Captain JJ Hollis is a local who’s been fishing the area for over 4 decades, so he’ll make sure to maximize your time on the water.

You’ll go out on the water on his 31’ Jupiter center console boat, which can accommodate up to 4 people fishing at the same time. The boat is powered by a 310 HP Yanmar engine, and it’ll take you to the best fishing areas in no time.

Capt. JJ will have Shimano equipment for you, and you’ll fish using live bait caught either before or during the trip. You’ll do some bottom fishing, trolling, and reef fishing for a variety of species, including Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna. The captain will be happy to clean and fillet your catch so you can take it straight to the table upon your return.

If you’d like to have some more fun, there’s snorkeling equipment on board so you can explore the underwater world first-hand. Children of all ages are welcome, and life jackets are provided, so you can turn this into a great family experience. Expect to have water and ice on board, so just pack some food to keep you going throughout the day.

Finally, just bring some sun protection and a big smile, and you’re all set to make some great memories in these blue Florida waters!

Please note, for reef fishing only 4 guests can fish at one time.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    If you want to spend a whole day soaking in the Florida sun and exploring some productive fishing grounds off the coast of Marathon, this is the trip for you. Depending on your wishes, you'll head up to 35 miles offshore, and try to reel in a variety of species, including Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna. All the equipment will be provided for you, just make sure to bring some sunscreen and pack a lunch, and join Captain JJ on your newest fishing adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 18 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Spend 6 hours exploring the wonderful Florida waters off the coast of Marathon. Captain JJ will take you up to 35 miles offshore, and you'll try to catch some of the most prized fish in the area. The target species include Grouper, King Mackerel, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, Wahoo, and Tuna. All the fishing gear will be waiting for you on board, all you need is some sunscreen and food, and you're ready for an exciting fishing adventure! For reef fishing only 4 people can fish at the one time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Lobster Diving
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Mar 31
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Diving for lobsters is one of the best ways to spend time and have fun with your family and friends! Spend 6 hours searching for these delicious crustaceans before taking them home for an amazing dinner. Capt. JJ can either take you straight to the bay where you can free-dive for lobster in shallow waters or if you're a more experienced diver, he'll take you to some of the other lobster holes where you can dive for them.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Get out on the water in the early morning, and prepare for an action-packed Florida fishing adventure. Anglers of all levels are welcome, so come out and test your skills against creatures like Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, Grouper, Wahoo, and Tuna. All the fishing gear will be provided on board, just pack some sun protection and food, and get excited about your newest fishing expedition! For reef fishing people have to take turns - only 4 can be fishing at the same time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    If you'd like to sleep in, hit the snooze button, and join Captain JJ in the afternoon hours. You'll explore these productive Florida waters in search of different fish species like Grouper, King Mackerel, Snapper, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Tuna. The captain will provide all the equipment you need, just bring some sunscreen and some snacks, and you're all set to make some unforgettable memories! For reef fishing people have to take turns - only 4 can be fishing at the same time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Lobster Diving
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Mar 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Diving for lobsters is one of the best ways to spend time and have fun with your family and friends! Spend 4 hours searching for these delicious crustaceans before taking them home for an amazing dinner. Capt. JJ can either take you straight to the bay where you can free-dive for lobster in shallow waters or if you're a more experienced diver, he'll take you to some of the other lobster holes where you can dive for them.
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About the Captain

JJ Hollis
Marathon, Florida, United States
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12 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2019
Captain JJ has been fishing in the area for over 40 years. He's a local, and he knows all the best fishing spots and honey holes. He loves nothing more than being out on the water, since fishing is his biggest passion. He loves taking people out and showing them a good time, as well as introducing beginners to fishing and teaching them everything he knows. "I love to share my passion with others. As long as I have been fishing, I get more excited today than yesterday. I like catching everything!"

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Jupiter (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 315HP Yanmar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Jonathan J.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 29, 2020
My family and I had an amazing day with Captain JJ. We booked a 6 hour trip and spent time trolling for Mahi and reef fishing....
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David C.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 5.00
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Awesome day!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 27, 2020
Found JJ online .. he was great at communicating with us.. and Sharing his concerns for knots were about 15 but we told we...
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Tampa, Florida
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Father’s Day Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 21, 2020
We had an amazing time! This was the first fishing trip for our two boys and Captain JJ definitely made it a memorable one....
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Charles W.
San Juan
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Great time with JJ

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 16, 2020
Me and my son had a great time with JJ. He really knows the area . We were catching fish when other boats were...
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Paul P.
New Jersey, NJ
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Half day with Captain JJ

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 6, 2020
Weather was not great this week captain said on Monday it was bad weather so we scheduled for Tuesday weather was better we...
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