Boa Vida Charters welcomes you to Key West, Florida and offers various adventures on the water. A seasoned veteran, Captain Maryann Marinho shares her lifelong passion for fishing with others and, together with her first mate Sean Williams, is eager to show you how exciting fishing in the beautiful southern waters can be.

Your ride will be a freshly restored 30’ Seavee center console powered by twin 175 HP Suzuki engines, with enough room for up to 6 people. The reliable navigation system makes hunting safe and efficient. There’ll be an onboard ice-box to keep drinks cool. The boat’s amenities also include a livewell, snorkeling equipment, and tuna tubes.

A wide choice of fishing areas awaits you – inshore, nearshore, offshore, as well as reefs, wrecks, and the backcountry. There’s also a great number of species you’ll target. From Snapper and Grouper to Sailfish and Wahoo, an even Shark. Using both light and heavy tackle, you’ll be bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, and popping. Bring some kids to and show them what life on the water looks like. Maybe they’ll become anglers themselves someday. You’re free to keep whatever you catch. In that case, Captain Maryann will clean and fillet you fish so you can easily prepare it at home.

Boa Vida Charters covers you for all the gear. Tackle, rods, and reels are included in the price, and so are live bait and lures. They even have fishing licenses, so the only thing you may need are snacks and drinks.

Join Boa Vida Charters and Captain Maryann, and go beyond usual fishing trips in the lovely waters of Key West.



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
    $1,200
    This 8-hour trip will give you plenty of time to mix things up. Head out to deep blue waters and target trophy fish, go deep sea fishing, fish the wrecks, and get some hectic action while chasing Snapper or Mahi Mahi.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (7:00 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    This 6-hour trip is ideal for offshore trolling for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and more. Trips to reefs and wrecks are also possible.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (8:00 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    This 6-hour trip will see you chasing Sailfish, Mahi mahi, Tuna, and other species. Fishing is done offshore, near reefs, or at wrecks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    The 4-hour trip ideal for reef fishing, targeting Shark and Tarpon, fishing for bottom species such as Snappers, or if you have a limited amount of time. Due to its duration, the trip is suitable for smaller kids.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    This 4-hour trip is a perfect choice when you'd like some reef fishing, when you want to target Tarpon or Shark, or if you've got time limits. This trip is good for smaller kids.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark or Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Spend 3 hours hunting the great one or stay in the harbor and enjoy some inshore fishing. This quick and fun trip is excellent if you don't have much time to spend on the water.
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About the Charter Operator

Boa Vida Charters
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
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42 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2020
Captain Maryann is a born Floridian who's spent her life in and on the waters of the Florida Keys. With her and Sean’s 20 years of fishing, diving, and navigating the waters, as well as topmost care for her guests' experience, you'll certainly be satisfied and will want to fish with them again and again.

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Targeted Species

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

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Seavee (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Romney S.
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AM Half Day Fishing Trip a Great Success!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 7, 2021
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Half day with Captain Mary Ann

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 7, 2021
Mary Ann and Shawn were the best! They took us out on a rough day at sea but it was so comfortable. Our group was new to fishing...
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 18, 2021
Captain Maryann and Sean were amazing and knew just where to find exactly what we were looking for. Our party of 4 went 4/4...
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Long awaited trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 1, 2021
Have been planning a trip to Dry Tortugas for awhile. I didn’t realize the ferry and seaplane gets booked months in advance....
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Joe P.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Great day fishing with Maryann and Sean!

Full Day Trip on September 25, 2020
I’ve been fishing with Sean since about 2012, first on my own, and now with my teenage son. His knowledge of the local waters...
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FAQs about Boa Vida Charters

Boa Vida Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark or Inshore (3 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (7:00 AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (8:00 AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Boa Vida Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Boa Vida Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Mate works for gratuity. 15-20% is customary)
  • Fishing License

Boa Vida Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Boa Vida Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Boa Vida Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo