Fall in love with the Florida Keys fishing scene with Captain Jay Charters. Blessed with a year-round fishing season, the adventure never stops here. Capt. Jay started his fishing career in Jersey but couldn’t resist the appeal of the Marathon area for long. Now, he’s ready to share this excitement with you.

Your adventure takes place on a 30’ Mako that accommodates up to 6 guests. She’s powered by twin 200 HP Suzuki engines which provide a fast and steady ride to your fishing spot. The boat also features modern navigational electronics, safety equipment, a live bait tank, and outriggers.

With versatile fishing grounds, there are lots of different fish species to go after. From all kinds of Snappers, Sharks, and Groupers, to Tarpon and Spanish Mackerel. Reach the offshore spots and go after Mahi Mahi and Barracuda. If you have a specific species you want to target, it’s best to get in touch with the captain, so he can arrange a trip that will maximize your chances.

Even though there’s a catch limit, it’s more than enough to have an amazing feast after the trip. Capt. Jay will clean your catch free of charge, so you can throw it on the grill as soon as you leave the marina.

All rods, reels, lures, and bait are fully included in the price. The captain also has bottled water on the boat but feel free to bring other snacks and drinks. Bringing sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses is always recommended.

Join Captain Jay Charters and see Florida Keys from a different perspective.

Please be aware that an additional charge for fuel will be made for Offshore Trips.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Family Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    This trip is all about the kids. The goal is to introduce children to saltwater fishing. You'll stay in calm waters and have lots of action with multiple types of fish.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Family Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $650
    This trip is all about the kids. The goal is to introduce children to saltwater fishing. You'll stay in calm waters and have lots of action with multiple types of fish.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Fish-Snorkel-Island Hop AM
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    Great way to catch some dinner and explore the tiny secluded islands in the keys. And also do some snorkeling. We do not supply snorkel gear.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Fish-Snorkel-Island Hop PM
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $750
    Great way to catch some dinner and explore the tiny secluded islands in the keys. And also do some snorkeling. We do not supply snorkel gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $795
    Fish the famous seven-mile bridge and the shallow waters of the gulf for big Bull Shark and other Shark species along with some Snapper for dinner.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $795
    Fish the famous seven-mile bridge and the shallow waters of the gulf for big Bull Shark and other Shark species along with some Snapper for dinner.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lobster (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Mar 31
    $800
    Enjoy a fun day catching delicious Florida lobster in the beautiful bay or shallow waters on the Oceanside. We will clean and package them for you. A great option is to bring them to one of the local restaurants so they can cook them for you.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lobster (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Mar 31
    $800
    Enjoy a fun day catching delicious Florida lobster in the beautiful bay or shallow waters on the Oceanside. We will clean and package them for you. A great option is to bring them to one of the local restaurants so they can cook them for you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    Anchoring and bottom fishing for Grouper, African Pompano, Amberjack, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, Shark Barracuda, and different kinds of Snapper. Your fishing equipment is covered by the captain, so you just need to bring your snacks and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $850
    Anchoring and bottom fishing for Grouper, African Pompano, Amberjack, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, Shark Barracuda, and different kinds of Snapper. Your fishing equipment is covered by the captain, so you just need to bring your snacks and sun protection.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day – Fish/Snorkel/Island (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    A great trip to catch dinner and snorkel around some secluded islands of the keys. A great family experience for young and old. We do not supply snorkel gear.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour–Fish/Snorkel/Island Hop (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $900
    A great trip to catch dinner and snorkel around some secluded islands of the keys. A great family experience for young and old. We do not supply snorkeling gear.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $950
    Explore the local reefs, wrecks, and bays! The trip consists of anchoring & bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, African Pompano, Amberjack, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, Shark Barracuda, and more. Join regardless of your experience level.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $950
    Explore the local reefs, wrecks, and bays! The trip consists of anchoring & bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, African Pompano, Amberjack, Cobia, Permit, Kingfish, Shark Barracuda, and more. Join regardless of your experience level.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,200
    Head offshore on this 6 hour trip and target Mahi, Tuna, and other pelagic species. You'll be provided with all the necessary equipment and bait, just bring some snacks and drinks and you're good to go. Please be aware that an additional charge for fuel will be made.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $1,200
    Head offshore on this 6 hour trip and target Mahi, Tuna, and other pelagic species. You'll be provided with all the necessary equipment and bait, just bring some snacks and drinks and you're good to go. Please be aware that an additional charge for fuel will be made.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    A full day trip will give you enough time to ride further offshore and target bigger fish. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and more are all in the cards on this exciting trip. Make sure to bring food and drinks to keep your energy high, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. Please be aware that an additional charge for fuel will be made.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,400
    A full day trip will give you enough time to ride further offshore and target bigger fish. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and more are all in the cards on this exciting trip. Make sure to bring food and drinks to keep your energy high, as well as sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. Please be aware that an additional charge for fuel will be made.
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About the Captain

Jason Lingham
Marathon, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
177 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
I grew up fishing the waters of New Jersey. I fell in love with fishing the first time my Grandfather put a rod in my hands. Before moving to the Florida Keys, I was running a Charter Boat off the New Jersey coast. While doing that I vacationed to the Keys more than a few times and eventually the lure of this island paradise beckoned me to move here. What better place for me to pursue my career? I love the offshore and inshore action, and the great fishery that it holds. There is no better feeling than seeing the excitement on my clients' faces when they land the fish of a lifetime. I know the amount of time my customer spends with us is short, but I try to make sure that they remember their experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 177 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Ryan M.
Wesley Chapel, Florida
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3/4 Day Reef/Wreck/Bay

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM) on June 14, 2022
Our group of 5 had an awesome time with Captain Jay! We have chartered quite a few boats in the past and he’s easily been...
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Mark O.
DeBary, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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3 hour family fishing trip

VERIFIED   3 Hour Family Trip (AM) on May 8, 2022
Captain Jay was very accomodating with our family and 2 young boys who had never been out fishing on a boat. On the very first...
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Eric C.
Parkton, MD
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Family trip with Capt Jay

VERIFIED   3 Hour Family Trip (PM) on August 2, 2022
Capt Jason was awesome!!!! We opted for the 3 hour trip. This was the first time for my two daugthers and wife to go open water...
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Robert Y.
Homestead, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Crew
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5.0 / 5
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1/2 day w/ Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM) on February 23, 2022
Last minute booking and got out with Alex for a morning charter just my fiance and I. Alex was very helpful with my fiance...
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Susan W.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Highlight of Our Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on January 27, 2022
Fishing with Captain Jason was an amazing experience. My grandson’s dream was to fish in the ocean and even though the weather...
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FAQs about Captain Jay Charters

Captain Jay Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - 3 Hour Family Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3 Hour Family Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • $750 per group - 1/2 Day Fish-Snorkel-Island Hop AM (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 1/2 Day Fish-Snorkel-Island Hop PM (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark (AM) (4 hours)
  • $795 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Lobster (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Lobster (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day – Fish/Snorkel/Island (AM) (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour–Fish/Snorkel/Island Hop (PM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM) (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Jay Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Captain Jay Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Captain Jay Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Jay Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Jay Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Tarpon