Wharf Rat Charters

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Sallfish Marina 3565 SE St Luc…
Stuart FL, United States

Wharf Rat Charters offers some of the best charter prices you can find in South Florida. Captain Dave Olszewski has more than 25 years of fishing and guiding experience and he’s prepared to help you land your next catch inshore, offshore, or anywhere in between. Join him in Stuart, FL for tight lines and some drag screaming action!

Step aboard a 22’ Sea Fox powered by a 140 HP Suzuki engine. This vessel comes equipped with advanced fishing technology and top of the line tackle. On board you will find outriggers, a live bait well, and Penn fishing gear. Capt. Dave usually takes two to three anglers on board so you can fish comfortably.

Fishing in Stuart is the perfect opportunity to land a game fish of any size, whether it’s Tarpon inshore or a Wahoo 12 miles out. Known as the “Sailfish capital of the world,” these waters are home to many unforgettable catches.

While fishing inshore you can target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snook, Pompano, and Tarpon when in season. A half day trip is ideal for chasing after these iconic species. On the other hand, venturing out a little further opens entirely new possibilities. Just 10-12 miles from shore you will find Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and much more.

Depending on the species, Capt. Dave will help you try your hand at a variety of techniques. From trolling, spinning, and jigging to handline fishing, anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to cast lines. Capt. Dave is known for providing a great first-time experience for kids.

Wharf Rat Charters include a fishing license and all the gear you need. You are welcome to take home any keeper fish you catch, and Capt. Dave will clean and fillet it for you.

Book your next trip today for fantastic fishing at an unbeatable price!

Wharf Rat Charters offers some of the best charter prices you can find in South Florida. Captain Dave Olszewski has more than 25 years of fishing and guiding experience and he’s prepared to help you land your next catch inshore, offshore, or anywhe


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  • Full Day Trip
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 300 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 300 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Goliath)

  Redfish
  Sailfish
  Snapper (Cubera)
  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Snook
  Speckled Trout
  Tarpon
  Tripletail

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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
Checks

About the Captain

Dave Olszewski
Stuart, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
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Captain Dave Olszewski has more than 25 years of fishing and guiding experience. Originally from Maryland, he has been operating in Florida for the past 10 years. He specializes in both inshore and offshore fishing, and offers customers some of the most competitive charter prices in South Florida.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Stuart Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Fished August 24, 2017
Dave Olszewski (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 31, 2017

Nick, It was a pleasure spending the day on the water with you. I particulary was impressed with your casting ability. It was as if you walked the bait out to where I wanted it and just placed it down. Unfortunately the fish and weather did not cooperate and your understanding was greatly appreciated. Good luck in your endeavors and I look forward to seeing you again.

Tight Lines ,
Capt Dave

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Capt Mike was great with my son.  It was a very slow bite the day we were out and Capt Mike worked really hard to get us in the fish and at least land something for the sake of my son.  We went out trolling for some game fish, then hit the reef for some bottom fishing and finished of at the sand bar.  Ended up with on sea bass and a ocean Pearce.  Great experience for son’s first time offshore!  I would highly recommend capt Mike and Wharf Rat Charters for a day out on the water if you are looking for a more personal experience with a small group (2 or 3 max)

Best bang for your buck if you are thinking of taking a little one out for thief first off shore trip!

Fished January 20, 2017
Dave Olszewski (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 1, 2017

Mr Flanagan , It truly was a pleasure fishing with you and your son, I just wish the bite was better. Hope your son enjoyed his time at the helm because I sure enjoyed it. Was also nice to chat about all things Maryland. Take Care and next time you are in town let’s see if we can do better as far as the bite goes.
Thanks Again,
Capt Dave

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Great day out.  Dave is really good with kids and know how to find the fish.  Really enjoyed the day.  Thanks!

Fished July 9, 2016
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