Join Captain Larry Wren on board his 37’ Merritt. She’s an offshore sportfishing boat, built in 1958 and restored in 2011 – like a fine wine she’s only gotten better with age. Her spacious deck allows for up to 6 anglers to fish at the same time in comfort, without tangling lines or bumping elbows. You’ll cruise comfortably across the water, thanks to her twin Cummins engines with 355HP each.
The fish species you’ll target with Capt. Larry are all offshore A-listers. Anglers looking to flex their hard-earned fishing muscles can hook up Amberjack or Mahi Mahi. If you’re a fan of trolling you can go after King Mackerel. You can also bottom fish for tasty Yellowtail Snapper and Grouper.
However, the main stars of the show are the big pelagic predators that First Choice Charters will take you after. Gorgeous Blue or White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna are waiting offshore for the right angler to give them a fight. Kite fishing seasonally, Sailfish is a special treat! The captain also offers special Swordfishing trips where he’ll take you after them, with some light trolling on the way back.
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sea wolf, Capt. Larry knows exactly how to assist you! He holds a Blue Star certificate issued by the National Marine Sanctuary making him an expert on the local ecosystem and responsible angling practices. Capt. Larry has guided guests on amazing fishing trips for the past 15 years and offers premier customer service.
There’s no minimum age for kids on trips with First Choice Charters but parents should contact the captain in advance to work out the details. Vests for kids under 6 years old should be provided by the parents.
So, if you’re looking for an epic fight to write home about or just a relaxing charter for the entire family, book a trip with First Choice Charters and see for yourself why Florida has the sterling fishing reputation it does.
Captain Larry and his team are fully vaccinated with Pfizer.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Merritt (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1958, and restored in 2011. Powered by 2 355HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.
Types of Fishing
If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
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:
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FAQs about First Choice Charters
- $975 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
- $1,250 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
- $1,450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
- $2,000 per group - Extended Swordfishing Trip (12 hours)
- Toilet (Full-head and sink)
- Fighting Chair
- Flybridge (With tuna tower)
- Live Bait Well
- Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, Crystal)
- Live Bait (Prepared before except during winter – its caught)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- First Mate (20%)
- Fishing License
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing
- Reef Fishing
- Wreck Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Kite Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Barracuda (Great)
- Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
- King Mackerel (Kingfish)
- Marlin (Blue)
- Marlin (White)