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
    Full Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 14 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 1:00 PM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 53 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    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 1:00 PM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    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
    6 Hour Fish-Snorkel-Island Hop AM
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    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
    Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    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
    1/2 Day Fish-Snorkel-Island Hop AM
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    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
    3 Hour Family Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    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.
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About the Captain

Jason Lingham
Marathon, Florida, United States
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47 Customer Reviews
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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.

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Targeted Species

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

Jack (African Pompano) Jack (African Pompano)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Nurse) Shark (Nurse)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Tarpon Tarpon

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
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Mastercard
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   January 18, 2021
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Four hour reef charter to catch dinner on 1/4/21

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM) on January 4, 2021
This trip was just me, my wife, and my college age daughter.  They were not thrilled to be going fishing but in the end they...
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I Highly Recommend Captain Jay

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM) on November 27, 2020
We had originally booked a 3/4 day trip.  At our first stop we were catching fish nonstop and the kids were having an absolute...
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3 Hour Family Trip (AM)

VERIFIED   3 Hour Family Trip (AM) on November 22, 2020
We booked Captain Jay’s family trip after reading dozens of reviews ... we have three kids (10, 7, 4) ... and they loved...
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Bonita Springs, FL
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Half Day on the Reefs With Captain Jay

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM) on October 30, 2020
Had a great morning out with Captain Jay. He clearly put the time in beforehand to prep bait and rigs, providing multiple options...
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