Prime Time Charters Contender

Let Go! Get yourself ready to explore the beautiful waters that surround the Florida Keys and the Key Largo area. Right offshore the main land the waters are full with at variety of life on the patch reefs and shallow wrecks that are dotted around this natural paradise

Prime Time charters runs a newly updated 31’ Contender Open Fisherman. This center console was repowered in 2020 with twin 300 HP Yamaha outboards giving it a quick pace to take you to the best fishing grounds as fast as possible. During the boat’s restoration the electronics we’re upgraded an was the stereo system, and safety gear on board.

There’s a whole host of locations and fishing styles on this charter. When you’re out on the patch reef Captain Shawn Mac Mullin and his team, you can expect to catch a variety of Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel. Off the edge of the reef you can slow troll or kite fish using live bait for Sailfish, Kingfish, Wahoo and Tuna. When you get into the deeper water you will troll ballyhoo and lures for: Mahi, Tuna, Billfish and a variety of other game fish.

Live bait, top tackle, a Florida fishing license, as well as catch cleaning, are all included in the price, so all you need to take with you are drinks, snacks and protection for the sun.

A trip with Shawn always makes for a memorable day and your trip can be customized to fit your needs. They are are not a get-on get-off team. This boat crew go out of their way to interact with you and accommodate your every need. So what are you waiting for? Head down to the Keys for one of the best fishing adventures you can think of!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full day fishing Bonanza
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    A Full Day Trip gives you the time needed to spend an entire day fishing and relaxing. The extra time will allow you to fish using several different techniques, while fishing for every type of fish that swims in the waters off the upper Floirda Keys. Offshore you can troll for Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo and be ready for a strike of a Billfish. You can also spend time on the reef or deep wrecks searching for Snapper, Grouper and others.
  • Private trip
    3/4 day fishing trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    A 3/4 Day Trip will allow more time to explore several different areas to fish from the patch reefs, offshore reefs, and up to several miles offshore. Utilizing live bait you can fish offshore or on the bottom for: Sailfish, Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper, and Grouper. When you're trolling you can also target the same species and cover a lot of ground. There's no need to worry about gear as Shawn has the latest tackle and rigging.
  • Private trip
    4 hour half day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    With the patch reefs and offshore reefs just miles from shore you can get into some great fishing action. This is a superb way to get introduced to fishing in the Upper Florida Keys. You can live bait off the reef for Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, while fishing the bottom for snapper and grouper. Over the reefs you can fish for Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, and Mackerel. Just pack the snacks and drinks you would like to enjoy. We can depart when convenient for you and all skill levels of anglers are welcome.
  • Private trip
    2 hours Captain Choice
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This is a great way to get introduced to fishing in the Florida Keys! The waters around Key Largo are full of life and even if you have just a few hours, you can hook the likes of Snapper, Grouper, and Jack Crevalle. All of your gear and fishing licenses are included. Just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy. Departure time is flexible and anglers of all skill levels are welcome. This could be a wonderful sunset trip listening to music, enjoying a beverage, and catching fish.
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About the Captain

Shawn Mac Mullin
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2020
I grew up fishing in the Florida Keys, Everglades National Park, and Bahamas with my father, who has been a Captain for over 30 years. I have fished all over the world and I feel for variety and consistency there is no better place than in the Florida Keys. In the Florida Keys we have the ability to fish offshore, nearshore, and back country and I charter them all. I love all of these areas and fish using a lot of different techniques. I'm licensed by the United States Coast Guard and carry full charter insurance coverage. I'm also a CUA authorized guide approved by the National Park Service to operate in the Everglades National Park including the Flamingo area. I get great enjoyment out of helping people catch their fish of a life time or teaching them how to be a better fisherman. I work great with families and children as well as hard core anglers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha 300HP four stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

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 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.94
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Half Day Trip well worth it
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Amy L.
Deerfield, Massachusetts
 5.00
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2 days with Captain Shawn

VERIFIED   June 11, 2020
Captain Shawn was absolutely unbelievably amazing. He took myself and my two teenage boys out Thursday for deep sea fishing....
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Courtney P.
Covington, GA
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Great time!!!

VERIFIED   July 12, 2020
We decided to go deep see fishing for our youngest sons 10 th brithday because that’s what he wanted to do. He changed...
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VERIFIED   July 23, 2020
I was extremely pleased with Captain Mike and his boat. This was our family’s first experience and we are already talking...
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Cary K.
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VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
Captain Sean knows where the fish are We had the perfect day. 18 dolphin and 20 bottom fish. The perfect...
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Peggy G.
Riverview, FL
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Fishing with Shawn

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