Jurassic Park Fishing Charters

A freshwater trip on a saltwater fishing scene? Only two miles from the Atlantic ocean, next to Delray Beach, you’ll find Jurassic Park Fishing Charters. Captain John invites you to join him on the Ida Lake chain. Besides the usual public spots, with Capt. John, you’ll have exclusive access to a private lake.

Your guide specializes in catching exotic species, which is in this area Clown Knifefish (Clown Featherback). The lakes are also full of Peacock Bass, but you can also catch Snakehead and Largemouth Bass. You’ll mainly use light tackle and even catch fish on a fly.

Everything starts on a 17’ Carolina Skiff boat. There’s enough room for 3 guests to join, so bring your fishing buddies along. This skiff has a 30 HP Mercury engine, GPS, fishfinder, and a live bait tank. It takes only a few minutes to find a great spot and start fishing.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered but you’re always welcome to bring your own. You’re free to bring your snacks and drinks on the boat. It’s recommended to have sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses with you.

Whenever you want to switch to something more relaxing and enjoyable, ditch the saltwater fishing and join Jurassic Park Fishing Charters at the lake!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Your main targets for the day are Peacock Bass and Clown Knifefish. Catch them with light tackle, or on a fly. 8 hours will be more than enough to switch from one target and technique to another. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $325
    Target Lake Ida and other hidden spots for Clown Knifefish, Peacock Bass, and Snakehead. Challenge yourself on a fly or fish with light tackle. Get in touch if you want to change the departure time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $325
    Target Lake Ida and other hidden spots for Clown Knifefish, Peacock Bass, and Snakehead. Challenge yourself on a fly or fish with light tackle. Get in touch if you want to change the departure time.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    If you don't have a whole day free but still want to go fishing, take this 4-hour trip. You'll target fish such as Peacock and Largemouth Bass, or Clown Knifefish. Don't forget your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $250
    If you don't have a whole day free but still want to go fishing, take this 4-hour trip. You'll have just enough time to target fish such as Peacock and Largemouth Bass, or Clown Knifefish. Don't forget your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $125
    Just 2-hours on the boat can be enough to bring freshwater fishing closer to you. Target Peacock Bass and Clown Knifefish. The captain will fully cover your fishing equipment, you just need to bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $125
    Just 2-hours on the boat can be enough to bring freshwater fishing closer to you. Target Peacock Bass and Clown Knifefish. The captain will fully cover your fishing equipment, you just need to bring snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

John Shanley
Delray Beach, Florida, United States
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19 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2020
Captain John will take you around the Lake Ida chain. He's been fishing in the area for years and even has access to exclusive private spots. He loves that he gets to do his favorite thing in the world every day.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Peacock) Bass (Peacock)
Clown Knife Fish Clown Knife Fish
Crappie Crappie

Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass
Snakehead Snakehead

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 30HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Delray Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Louis C.
Delray Beach, Florida
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Trip with Captain John Shanley

4 Hour Trip (AM) on November 4, 2020
I have been a fisherman for over 50 years and my half day trip with Captain John was one of the most fun and satisfying I have...
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Jeff B.
Hickory, North Carolina
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Full Day Trip with Captain John

6 Hour Trip (AM) on December 21, 2020
One of the best fishing experiences I have ever had with my sons. Captain John was amazing. We woke up to some storms so he...
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Half AM day trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on December 20, 2020
We caught plenty of Peacocks and John knew exactly where to go for them. We caught so many peacocks we left them biting in...
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FAQs about Jurassic Park Fishing Charters

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $125 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $125 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group - 6 Hour Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $325 per group - 6 Hour Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Clown Knife Fish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Snakehead