Jurassic Park Fishing Charters

Who wants a freshwater adventure?! Yes, you heard that right. Even though you’re at the ocean, you can go after the best freshwater fish in the area. Only 2 miles from the coast, you can join Jurassic Park Fishing Charters on the Ida Lake chain. Captain John has been fishing here for many years and wants to share his knowledge with other people. So leave the ocean for a day and come to these calm waters to relax.

You’ll be fishing on a 17’ Carolina skiff that accommodates up to 2 guests. This boat is powered by a 30 HP Mercury engine and a wireless trolling motor. The best thing is that it takes only a few minutes to reach your fishing spot and start enjoying your trip.

Capt. John is an expert when it comes to catching Clown Knifefish, Peacock Bass, and Snakehead. You can also go after Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and Hybrid Striped Bass. Choose if you want to target them using light tackle or fly fishing gear. Another advantage you have fishing with this charter is that you also get exclusive access to a private lake, not just the usual public spots.

All fishing equipment is covered by the captain but feel free to bring your own if you want. He’ll also prepare bottled water but feel free to bring other beverages and snacks. It’s recommended to have your hats, sunscreen, and sunglasses with you.

A day of relaxation is right here. Join Jurassic Park Fishing Charters at the lake and have fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    8 hours of fishing with Capt. John, targeting south Florida's exotic and native species on light tackle using live bait, artificial, and fly rod! Go after Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Snakehead, Clown Knife Fish, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $350
    6 hours of fishing with Capt John for various species, such as Clown Knife Fish, Crappie, Largemouth Bass, and Peacock Bass. You'll be using light tackle with live bait, artificials, and fly rod
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    Start the day with some freshwater action. Captain John will take you to exclusive fishing spots where you can target Clown Knife Fish, Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and many more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    Spend the afternoon fishing at the lake, targeting the exotic freshwater species, such as Peacock Bass, Crappie, Clown Knife Fish, and many more. All fishing equipment is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $125
    This short morning trip will take you after Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Snakehead, and many more. There's not a lot of time on this trip, so make every attempt count!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $125
    If you've never fished before and want just a glimpse of this sport or you simply don't have the time, this quick trip is just for you. Join for 2 hours packed with freshwater action.
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About the Captain

John Shanley
Delray Beach, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
10 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Captain John will take you around the Lake Ida chain. He's been fishing in the area for years and even has access to exclusive private spots. He loves that he gets to do his favorite thing in the world every day.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Peacock) Bass (Peacock)
Clown Knife Fish Clown Knife Fish
Crappie Crappie

Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass
Snakehead Snakehead

Boat Specs

Carolina skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 30HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

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Blake M.
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8 Hour Trip on May 27, 2021
Best day I’ve had out on the water yet I caught fish job stop the captain was super professional and very knowledgeable!...
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4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 23, 2021
Captain John was the best ! Overall best freshwater charter I’ve ever been on . The 4 hour trip we took we were catching...
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4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 7, 2021
Great time with Jurassic park fishing charters, captain John was absolutely wonderful had a great time caught 30+ fish. It’s...
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Morning trip

4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 17, 2021
Huge donkeys!!! Really cool to finally nail a Clown! Ive heard the trip is nonstop action and WOW was the captain not lying!!!...
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8 Hour Trip on May 4, 2021
Great fishing trip for the day. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves fishing and being on the water you will love the experience
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FAQs about Jurassic Park Fishing Charters

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $125 per group - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $125 per group - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $425 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Jurassic Park Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Jurassic Park Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Clown Knife Fish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass
  • Snakehead