Papa Pip’s 29-ft. Topaz Express

(10) In high demand!
3502 Gulfview Ave
Marathon FL, United States

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.

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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
5 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)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Plenty of bottle water
First Mate
Fishing License
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 your location and distance from the dock.

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, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, PayPal.

About the Charter Operator

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: 2 hours
Response rate: 96%

Marathon Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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3 of us limited out before the time was up. Capt. and crew were very knowledgeable and helpful. We felt that they did all they could to make sure we had an excellent experience. We all enjoyed a fabulous fish dinner at Lazy Days Restaurant last evening.
Bob, John, and Scott.

Robert Scheel  • Fished February 10, 2017
Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 14, 2017

What a great crew do you have on board. Bob John and Scott fish walleye’ up in the Dakotas. ( wherever that is) lol.  Once the boys got the touch for snapper fishing it was no holds barred for them. Great day great crew great yellowtail snapper and a big Mutton Snapper also.  Don’t really want to talk about all the grouper we had to throw back saying they were out of season.

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Awesome trip, great fish, fantastic crew. Recommend this trip.

Marc Nations  • Fished December 27, 2016
Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 31, 2016

Great day in the reef. Little bit of almost everything. Mutton Snapper. Yellowtail Snapper. Mangrove snapper. Cero mackerel. Lane snapper. What a day.

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Had a blast!

Wayne Reed  • Fished September 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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