Papa Pip’s 29-ft. Topaz Express

3502 Gulfview Ave
Marathon FL, United States

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Topaz originally built in 1979 and restored in 2008. Powered by 2 250HP Yanmar engines with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

29 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Florida Bay
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Yellowtail)

Tuna (Blackfin)

Come aboard for a wonderful fishing adventure. We offer amazing sport fishing and reef fishing trips in the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Experience one of our unforgettable fishing trips. Johnny Maddox Charters Sport Fishing Adventures, based in Marathon, Florida, provides everything you need to enjoy some of the world’s best fishing. Captain Johnny and his experienced captains and crews offer the best and most productive fishing adventures in the tropical paradise of the Florida Keys.

With more than 30 years of fishing experience, we are serious about fishing, but are also here to show you a good time. Come aboard and experience the thrill of catching that trophy fish.

You don’t need your own equipment to enjoy the thrill of sport fishing. We provide rods and reels, from the lite-tackle to the trolling gear. of course you’re welcome to bring your favorite rod with ya. we’ve got the bait, and all the other gear you need. We put your hands on the rod, so you can have a full deep sea fishing experience.
The only thing we don’t provide is food and your favorite beverage for your trip, although we’ll help you catch and clean your dinner.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Plenty of bottle water
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on trip and number of days booked

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Company

Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures
Marathon, Florida, United States
Member since April 2015
From Fishing with my Dad in the pay lakes in southern Ohio for Catfish and Blue Gills,to the bayou out side of New Orleans for Red fish and out to the oil rigs for Amber Jack & Grouper, etc!! Over to Jacksonville Fl. in 1977 I fell for blue water.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 95%

Marathon Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Had a blast!

Wayne Reed • Fished Sep 28, 2016
Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 4, 2016

Yes. Y’all were a great crew. Good day fishing

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Capt. Johnny and mate put us onto the fish right away and worked very hard to see to it that we had a pleasant fishing trip..

Douglas Firosz • Fished Sep 15, 2016
Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 22, 2016

We had a great trip with Doug Firosz n wife. snapper fishing. Limited out with flag Yellowtail snapper.

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Chose Captain Johnny Pip based on reviews, type of boat and years of experience. We brought along a special needs 15 yr old and he had a blast catching yellowtail!  Captain put us right on the fish and Donny did a great job teaching the novice. He stayed on task until we had to pull up lines which was great because we picked up a couple Little Tuny on the way back in. They even sat with us at the dock swapping fish stories after the trip. Overall a great experience and will definitely book with Capt. Pip again!

Steve Ingalls • Fished Sep 03, 2016
Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 4, 2016

Steve n crew had a great day. Young Carson had the time of his life. It was my privilege to have y’all on board. Thanks.

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  • 3502 Gulfview Ave, Marathon
    FL 33050, United States