Happy Dog Charter Fishing

Whether you’re seasoned angler or you just want to see what the excitement is all about, Happy Dog Charter Fishing is ready to put you on the fish and show you a good time. Captain Roy Heverly has over 30 years of experience as a professional fisherman, so you can bet that you’re in hard-working and experienced hands.

You will be fishing on a brand new custom-built, 27’ Sabalo that comes with all the bells and whistles. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha 4-stroke, this center console is a safe, comfortable, and fast, fishing machine.

Captain Roy can customize any given trip for your group. He’ll give suggestions and options for you to choose from, which all stem from his great local knowledge. The local weather patterns will usually determine what may be the best option for any given day.

When you’re out with Roy you can expect to pull in a variety of Snapper, Sailfish, Shark, and both King and Spanish Mackerel. There’s a whole host of other species, however, so you can also aim for different species using different techniques.

Roy mostly uses a lot of live bait and he includes it in his price. Sometimes he gets it before the trip, other times during the trip. His fishing license also covers you, so there is no need to worry about that. Once you’re docked back at the shore he’s more than happy to clean your fish for you.

Just take drinks, snacks, and sunscreen (no spray) along with you, and you’re all set to go. With a variety of techniques and target species, when you book one of Roy’s trips you’ll be going on one of the most diverse adventures in the Keys!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (Most Popular!)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Apr 15
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This is by far Captain Roy's popular trip. It provides you with plenty of time to get up to both trolling and patch reef fishing. This will give you an opportunity to catch Tuna, Mackerel, Sailfish, and more while trolling and a large variety of species on the reefs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Tarpon are showing up and the bite is amazing. Captain Roy has been on them for the past 5 days. Book now and join him on this adventure to remember for years to come.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    The Tarpon have shown up and the bite has been excellent. Your captain has been on them for the past 5 days. Join him and have an adventure of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Apr 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    On this early riser, Captain Roy can take you inshore fishing and has nthe time to take you around 2 miles away from the shore. The reefs here are prime fishing grounds, especially for Snapper, so you can hopefully expect to reel some in. As well as Snapper some King and Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Sailfish, Shark, and much, much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Apr 15
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This trip will take you anywhere from the inshore channels to a couple of miles offshore where you'll fish over patch reefs 30-100 feet deep. Snapper will be the main species you’ll target but you will also have a chance for Tarpon, Sailfish, King Mackerel, Tunas, Barracuda, Sharks, Cobia, Grouper, and much more!

About the Captain

Roy Heverly
Cudjoe Key, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2020
Fishing has always been a big part of my life. I grew up fishing on Emerald Isle Fishing Pier which my parents owned and operated so I was practically raised on a fishing pier! I learned from the best old-timers and quickly became addicted to fishing at a young age. I bought my first boat and commercial fishing license as soon as I could when I was 18. After getting a degree in education I came right back for life on the sea and have been fishing ever since.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bonefish Boatworks (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Lisa H.
Summerland Key, Florida
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Fun fishing with Captain Roy!

March 5, 2020
I have fished with Captain Roy many times and we always have a great time and catch fish.  You won’t find a harder working...
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