Wild Bill Sport Fishing

1801 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West FL, United States

Wild Bill Sportfishing runs offshore fishing trips out of Key West. Whether you want to explore the Gulf waters or the Atlantic side of Florida coast, you got it. Will Bill Sportfishing is exactly the type of charter you need to scout around these fisheries. With an experienced captain, a stable big boat, and rich waters around reefs and further out, your day will be a spot on.

At the helm of the Wild Bill Sportfishing you will find Captain Art. He started fishing at the age of three, and has been exploring the waters of Key West for over 18 years. Wild Bill has been cruising and running fishing trips for over a decade. Capt. Art has tested the waterways from Alaska to Costa Rica in his sport fishing career. He and his First Mate Stevie have worked together for over 13 years, catering to anglers of all skillsets, from novices to accomplished professionals.

Wild Bill is a 34’ Crusader powered by 350HP Cummins engine with a maximum passenger capacity of six anglers. The boat is furnished with standard navigational and fish finding technology, including a Garmin GPS, fish finder and VHF radio. It features a toilet on board, as well as outriggers, a live bait well, and a fighting chair.

Depending on the season, you’ll be able to target a variety of offshore forage, including Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish and many others.

The local reefs and wrecks also provide lots of sportfishing potential, dominated by Barracuda, Mackerel, Jacks, sharks and a large Snapper and Grouper variety. Shark fishing trips can also be made available per request.

The captain will supply all the necessary gear. On board tackle mainly consists of rods and reels by Penn International, Shimano as well as Ugly Stick, with several custom rods available as well. Artificial bait as well as live bait (if available) are included in the price, along with bottled water and a complimentary filleting of the fish you catch. Bring a camera, pack snacks and food, and come for a fun day out.

Wild Bill Sportfishing runs offshore fishing trips out of Key West. Whether you want to explore the Gulf waters or the Atlantic side of Florida coast, you got it. Will Bill Sportfishing is exactly the type of charter you need to scout around these fi


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 950 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 650 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (PM)
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM)
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Crusader (Performance fishing) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2005. Powered by a 350HP cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Barracuda (Great)
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Sailfish
 
Shark (Hammerhead)

 
Snapper (Mutton)
 
Snapper (Yellowtail)

 
Tuna (Blackfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Penn International, Ugly Stick
Live Bait
if available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
bottled water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days 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
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

About the Captain

Art Duplessis
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
Captain Art is a veteran guide that took his passion for fishing from Alaska all the way down to Costa Rica. He considers himself not old enough to be grumpy, yet young enough to do all he can to ensure a fun and memorable trip for Wild Bill's guests.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Key West Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Awesome trip! Wasn’t the best day for fishing but captain Art put us on some fish. Can’t wait to book with wild Bill charters again!

Fished August 28, 2017
Art Duplessis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 4, 2017

Thank Chris, Lets do it again soon!

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Fished August 27, 2017
Art Duplessis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 4, 2017

Thanks Jeff, hope to see you on a future trip to Key West.

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Such a great trip! We enjoyed it! Highlight of our trip to key west

Fished August 12, 2017
Art Duplessis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 13, 2017

Awesome, Glad they were biting :-)

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