Wharf Rat Charters

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 or a Wahoo. 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.

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    On this trip, you could go offshore for Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, and who knows what else! A fishing license and all the gear you need are provided. You won't find a better price in southern Florida!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    This trip is ideal for those anglers who want to chase Snook, Redfish, Trout, Pompano, Mangrove Snapper, Cubera Snapper, and Tarpon. A fishing license and top of the line gear are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $300
    up to 3 persons
    A half day trip is perfect for inshore fishing. Come chase after Snook, Redfish, Trout, Pompano, Mangrove Snapper, and Tarpon when in season. A fishing license and gear are included.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Dave Olszewski
Stuart, Florida, United States
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2015
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.

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
Deep Sea Fishing

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

Stuart Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photo by reviewers (1)
4.67
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Last minute trip w\/son
Angler Rating
4
2
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
33%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 6 reviews
Mike N.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 4.67
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Fishing with Dave

VERIFIED   April 4, 2019
Mike N. recommends Wharf Rat Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Mike N. recommends Wharf Rat Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Timothy P. F.
Brandon, Florida
 4.33
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Last minute trip w/son

VERIFIED   January 20, 2017
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...
Timothy P. F. recommends Wharf Rat Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Dave Olszewski Captain replied

Nicholas K.
Hollywood, Florida
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 24, 2017
Nicholas K. recommends Wharf Rat Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Dave Olszewski Captain replied

shawn m.
Serbia
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Fishing with Wharfat!

VERIFIED   August 22, 2015
The trip went awesome, Dave’s a class act when it comes to fishing. His knowledge and persistence made for an incredible...
shawn m. recommends Wharf Rat Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Dave Olszewski Captain replied

Mike S.
Lake Worth, Florida
 4.33
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Wharf Rat

VERIFIED   June 2, 2016
The fishing was very good, the catching was slow but Capt. Dave tried hard never lost a positive attitude. I don’t have...
Mike S. recommends Wharf Rat Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Mike S. recommends Wharf Rat Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Weather Protection
Weather Protection
Canceled due to bad weather? We'll help reschedule or refund.
Best Price Guarantee
Best Price Guarantee
Found the same trip for less? We'll refund the difference!
Service You Can Trust
Service You Can Trust
7 day customer support for a hassle-free fishing experience.
Trusted Payments
Trusted Payments
Book via our secure platform and enjoy flexible payment options.