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

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Sailfish
  Shark (Hammerhead)

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

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

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.
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

About the Captain

Art Duplessis
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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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: 2 hours
Response rate: 99%

Key West Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.64 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

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Great day if fishing!  Steady fish on the line catching King,  Tuna, Bonito and Baracuda. The mate did a great job keeping the lines in the water.  Will take the trip again on our next trip.

Fished March 7, 2018
Art Duplessis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 9, 2018

Thanks Geron, if it wasn’t for the damn sharks we got a few more LOL

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Great time had all around, and fish caught by everyone in the group! In just a half day trip we caught 4 King Mackerel and 1 barracuda (which was thrown back). After getting back to the dock they filleted the Mackerel for us, which we took to have cooked at Half Shell Raw Bar (highly recommend) and everyone was satisfied. Definitely recommend Captain Art and Brandy, they know where the fish bite and how to make the most of a trip! Thanks again!

Fished February 24, 2018
Art Duplessis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 5, 2018

Awesome! Glad everyone enjoyed themselves, hope to see you again

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We didn’t get the Mahi on board but we had a great time.

Fished February 12, 2018
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