Runaway Sportfishing Charters

Come to Marathon, Florida and have lots of fun fishing its productive waters and observing the numerous surrounding islands. Runaway Sportfishing Charters and Captain Jay Daniels can take you to the best spots both nearshore and offshore.
Catch various species, explore reefs and wrecks, and enjoy Florida’s rich marine world.

Your trip will start on "Runaway", a 45’ Sheldon Midgett offshore sport fishing boat. With its powerful 660 HP Cummins engine and top-quality navigation gear, it’ll give you a comfortable, dry ride to the hottest fishing spots. The boat’s extensive equipment includes outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and livewell. Among the onboard facilities, there is a toilet, bed, showers, as well as a flybridge. To maximize your comfort, there’s also plenty of space, air conditioning, a multimedia system, and an ice-box. There will even be a first mate on board to give you any assistance you may need.

There’s a huge choice of fishing techniques for you to try out. They include bottom and deep sea fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and even drift and kite fishing. To name some of the lovely species you’ll have the chance to catch, there’s Mangrove Snapper and Mutton Snapper, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Blackfin Tuna. Captain Jay’s boat is always kid-friendly, so don’t hesitate to bring your young ones as well. Travel a short distance to some of the best reef, Cobia, and Shark fishing spots. Bottom fishing and trolling will make sure the icebox is full. Regarding the fish you catch, you can choose whether to take it home with you or release it.

Included in the price of your trip are rods, reel, tackle, fishing licenses, live bait, and lures. The captain covers you with everything except for food and drinks, so be sure to pack some before you depart.

Book today and secure yourself a real sea adventure!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    price breakdown
    $1,600
    A full day trip will give you the time to go further, explore more spots, reel in more fish, or chase a prized trophy! Depending on the season, you'll go for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, or, if tasty bottom-dwellers are more your thing, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Amberjack, and others are all a possible catch.
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About the Captain

Jay Daniels
Marathon, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2020
My main mentor was my dad who introduced me to fishing on lakes, rivers, and the ocean. He introduced me to fishing and it bit like a bug. I eventually became a mate and was the mate for some of the best captains on the east coast for 9 years. I have been the captain of Runaway Sportfishing Charters for the last 11 years. I welcome you to Marathon, Florida. Book one of my trips and let me take you nearshore or offshore for a memorable fishing experience like never before.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Sheldon Midgett (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1974. Powered by a 660HP Cummins M11 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Fishing with Jay
Came in with 420lbs of black fin tuna.
Always a good day on Runaway
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I have taken friends and family out many times on the Runaway. We have NEVER been skunked, even when other boats returned to...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on February 6, 2021
Very rough waves and we weathered the rain and still caught fish. Captain was very experience and mate was exceptional and...
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Full day gulf stream with Capt Jay Daniel's

Half Day Trip (AM) on September 19, 2020
Jay is one of the hardest working captains iv ever meet on the OBX. His knowledge of fishing offshore is impeccable and does...
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THE BEST Experience with Capt Jay

Half Day Trip (AM) on November 24, 2020
Captain Jay is the absolute best captain. He will make sure you have a great time. We stocked our freezer full with Kings and...
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September 29, 2020
Have been going offshore with Runaway and Captain Jay for the last five years. He has always put us on the fish.Our last trip...
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