Papa Pip’s 36-ft. Bruel Express

3502 Gulfview Ave
Marathon FL, United States

- Offshore & Inshore Fishing Charters -

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.

- Fun for the Whole Family -

Everyone will enjoy an adventure with Captain Johnny and his crew of professional captains and mates. From experienced sportsmen to families with kids. We love fishing with kids of all ages.

- A Unique Environment -

Marathon, on Vaca Key, is the center of the only living natural reef in North America. This translates into awesome fishing and diving opportunities. There is almost nowhere else in the world where you can fish in two different oceans on the same day.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

BRUIEL () originally built in 1965, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP DETRIOT 6-53 engines.

36 ft
6 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
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
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
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, American Express, 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: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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The crew (Captain Chris & Donnie) were fantastic, great fun and really knew what to do; great at teaching how to reel them in, we caught/released 3 Nurse sharks, had 2 Bull sharks that got away - very fun learning experience.

Olvy Johnson  • Fished February 28, 2017
Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 1, 2017

Olvy the crew said y’all were a blast to have on board the boat.  Good job handling the big rods fighting the big Toothy Critters!!! See ya next time

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Capt Johnny and first mate Donny were awesome. We had a great time and took home over 5lbs of fish fillets

David Zemsky  • Fished January 23, 2017
Johnny Maddox Charters, Sportfishing Adventures (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 27, 2017

The Zemsky crew hammered the yellowtail and Mutton Snapper.  Great day and crew. Thanks

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Captain Johnny and his First Mate were truly great. We limited out on Yellowtail (10 per guest) and picked up some great grouper. One grouper we caught while TROLLING. Something I’ve never seen. Be sure and check out the Captains rating on seasickness. Points are awarded. Truly a great trip will definitely book again. I highly recommend this charter.

Tony Wichowski  • Fished May 10, 2016
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