Captain Michael Sisto and Jersey Key "Contender" offer exciting inshore and offshore fishing trips near Marathon, Florida. Join them in exploring some of the Florida’s best fishing spots and spend some enjoyable time on the water. Miles of reefs and the climate will give you plenty of opportunity for fishing.

You’ll start your trip on a 28’ Contender center console boat with enough space for up to 4 anglers. Thanks to its twin 150 HP Mercury engines you’ll quickly get to fishing spots. It’s got modern navigation, communication, and fish locating systems, it features an ice-box, and is equipped with outriggers and a livewell.

Captain Michael will take you to reefs and wrecks and you’ll be targeting Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Sailfish, Tarpon, and Shark. You’ll have the opportunity to bottom fish, deep sea fish, spin, or kite fish. You’re free to keep all the fish you catch. Alternatively, you can return it back to the water. Captain Michael loves teachings kids and they are more than welcome on board.

Everything you’ll need for fishing will wait for you on the boat. This includes rods, reels, terminal tackle, as well as lures and live bait. When the trip’s over, the captain will clean and fillet your catch with no extra charge. Licenses are included as well, so you only need to pack some food and drinks.

Visit Jersey Key "Contender" and let Captain Michael take you to unforgettable sea adventures.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    This trip will you give an even better experience than its 6-hour long counterpart. When fishing offshore prepare for surprises. In winter you'll be targeting King Mackerel, Sailfish, Tuna, Cobia, and other species. Spring through fall will see you chasing Mahi Mahi and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $825
    price breakdown
    $825
    You never know what you are going to encounter while offshore. During the winter months you will be targeting Sailfish, Tuna, King Mackerel, Cobia, and more. Spring through fall you can expect to fill your coolers with Mahi Mahi and Tuna!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Reef trips provide you with plenty of action and great eating fish. Using light tackle, you'll be targeting Grouper, Mackerel, Barracuda, Shark, different sorts of Snapper, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $625
    price breakdown
    $625
    Reef trips will produce constant action with plenty of great fish. While on the reef, we will fish using light tackle and you can expect to catch Yellowtail, Mangrove, and Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Shark, Barracuda, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $590
    price breakdown
    $590
    The 4-hour bay trip is great during the winter months. You can expect calm seas and lots of action. It's also a relaxing trip that is great for kids and beginners. You will be catching Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Mackerel, and will have a chance to wrestle with a Goliath Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Tarpon trips will be running April through July. There is nothing like hooking into a Tarpon and chasing him around the bridges. You'll usually use live mullet or live crabs to entice a bite from the "Silver King".
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About the Captain

Michael Sisto
Marathon, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
44 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
71 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2018
Growing up with a captain for a father, Captain Michael was always on the water. He began as a first mate and worked his way up to being a full-time captain in 2008. Having spent summers in New Jersey and his winters in the Florida Keys, he relocated permanently to run his business out of Marathon, FL.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Troy L.
Riverview, Florida
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6 hour trip with Conner

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on December 11, 2020
We looked forward to a good day of fishing, but the weather wasn’t very cooperative.  Conner took us out anyway and put...
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PT CHARLOTTE, FL
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Good Times on the water.

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on February 6, 2021
Good Times on the water. Mike and Connor, excellent crew. Boat and equipment all good. Weather, that’s a different story. ...
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3/4 Days Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Reef Fishing on December 29, 2020
Cannot recommend Captain Mike enough. We had a bad weather day and originally had to cancel. Mike stayed on top of the weather...
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Half day morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing on February 12, 2021
Started off slow with rainy conditions but made up for it at the end catching a Mackerel that could feed a family of 10. Definitely...
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Mount HOME, ID
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Hard working crew

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Reef Fishing on December 15, 2020
We had a tough start with no current, but the crew worked hard to put us on the fish. We had a great time and well worth the...
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