Bad Habit Charters takes you on a fun-packed fishing journey out of Tavernier, Florida. Join Captain Joe Rivard aboard his comfy boat and hit the area’s nearshore and offshore waters full of tasty and elusive fish. The captain will take you to the best spots and help you have an awesome time as you chase numerous prized species that roam these waters in great numbers. Pick your day and come aboard for a memorable fishing time in Tavernier!

You’ll be fishing from a 24’ Release center console that takes up to 3 guests. It runs on twin 150 HP Yamaha engines and uses all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio electronics for safe and quick navigation. The boat has got a portable toilet and is equipped with outriggers and a livewell. There’s also an ice-box you can use for storing your fish and drinks.

On your trip, you can chase Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, as well as Hogfish. You’ll attract your prey by bottom fishing and trolling on light tackle. You can keep the fish you catch if you want to and you’re welcome to bring kids on the trip.

Captain Joe covers you for all the fishing tackle, live bait, and licenses, and provides free catch cleaning. Just bring some snacks and drinks and you’ll be set to go.

Visit Tavernier and have loads of fun chasing fish, Bad Habit Charters is waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    A full day gives you even more time to enjoy the water and fill your freezers. You and the captain will depart at 7:00 a.m. to head out offshore and target many different species. Just bring your licenses, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    You and the captain will head out offshore and chase any available species that comes your way. The trip starts at 7:00 a.m. and lasts until 11:00 a.m. You'll have all the equipment ready on board, so just bring some snacks and drinks as well as your fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    $475
    This trip will be available in case the weather is too rough to go offshore. You and Captain Joe will leave the docks at 6:30 a.m. and chase Snapper for 4 hours. Bring only your food, drinks, and licenses, and the captain will provide all the gear.
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About the Captain

Joe Rivard
Tavernier, Florida, United States
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6 Customer Reviews
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Member since July 2021
Pay a visit to Captain Joe and experience the beauty of nearshore and offshore waters around Tavernier, Florida. These grounds are brimming with many prized species, so come aboard and have fun fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper

Boat Specs

Release (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

Cash
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Paul M.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Joe

Half Day Trip – Inshore Night Trip on September 4, 2021
Couldn’t have asked for a better day fishing with my son on his 18th birthday. Captain Joe. He provided us with an exceptional...
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Elizabeth F.
United States
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Superb Tavernier Creek Night-fishing

Half Day Trip – Inshore Night Trip on May 8, 2021
What a fun and exciting night of mangrove snapper fishing on the Bad Habit! We caught snapper after snapper on the Tavernier...
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Michelle M.
Winter Park, FL
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2 night fishing trips with Joe Rivard

Half Day Trip – Inshore Night Trip on July 22, 2021
Night fishing was such a cool experience and both trips we caught over 10 mangrove snapper to keep! Joe is extremely helpful...
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Brian F.
Melbourne, Florida
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Awesome day in the Keys

May 16, 2021
Joe took us to some great local spots where we hooked into plenty of mangrove snapper. He was very helpful and professional...
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Mary R.
United States
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Ocean trip

Half Day Trip – Offshore on March 14, 2021
Fun day in the beautiful Florida keys.  Can’t wait to do it again
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FAQs about Bad Habit Charters

Bad Habit Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore Night Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bad Habit Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bad Habit Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Bad Habit Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Bad Habit Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Bad Habit Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)