Always Late Fishing Charters invites you on a fishing adventure on the beautiful waters of Florida. Starting out of Marathon in the Florida Keys, you’ll head out to the area’s fish-rich grounds and have a great time chasing various interesting species. Whether you want to stay inshore, travel far off the coast, or explore lovely reefs, Captain Lucas Ponzoa will make sure you enjoy your trip to the fullest. Give him a call and book your next fun-packed fishing trip in Florida!

Your boat for the day will be a 32’ SeaVee saltwater fishing boat. It can sit up to 6 guests and is powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines that will take you to the fish in no time. The boat is rigged with all the modern Garmin navigation electronics used to locate the fish quickly and provide safe movement on the water. The boat has a flybridge and its fishing equipment includes outriggers, spearfishing gear, snorkeling gear, a fighting chair, and a livewell. A first mate will also join your trip.

You’ll have the chance of catching some of the most delicious as well as hard-fighting fish out there. To name just some of the species you’ll target, there are Black Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Yellowtail Snapper, and Wahoo. Using light and heavy tackle, you can bottom fish, troll, spin, jig, pop, and kite fish. You can keep your catch and you’re welcome to bring kids on your trip.

Capt. Lucas provides all the fishing tackle, bait, and licenses. He’ll also clean and fillet your catch if you want him to. Just remember to bring some food and drinks before you start the trip.

Always Late Fishing Charters is waiting for you, come aboard and experience a true fishing adventure in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 1
    $750
    You and Captain Lucas will have fun live baiting at the bridges during the Florida Keys Tarpon migration. The trip starts at 6:00 A.M. and lasts for 4 hours.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jun 1
    $750
    Enjoy an afternoon live baiting the bridges during the Florida Keys Tarpon migration. You and Captain Lucas will leave the dock at 12:00 P.M. and have fun fishing for 4 hours.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Lobster Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Mar 31
    $900
    This 4-hour trip will be enough to dive up a delicious dinner for the night. Nets and tickle sticks will be provided, so all you have to bring is your snorkeling gear, food, and drinks. The captain will be taking you out to the reef or shallow bay, depending on what's more comfortable for you. A fuel surcharge will be made for this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    On this trip, you'll try anchoring up and drifting the reefs and wrecks, while bottom fishing with live bait, targeting Grouper, African Pompano, Permit, Kingfish, Sharks, and different kinds of Snapper. Everything is covered by your captain, so all you need to bring is your food and water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,150
    Enjoy a lovely afternoon anchoring up or drifting reefs and wrecks as you bottom fish using live bait. You'll target Grouper, Permit, Kingfish, African Pompano, Shark, Cobia, as well as different sorts of Snapper. Your captain takes care of everything, so all you need to bring is some food and water.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Lobster Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Mar 31
    $1,300
    This seven-hour trip will be enough to dive up a delicious dinner and some for the freezer. The captain provides nets and tickle sticks, so all you have to bring is your snorkeling gear, food, and drinks. The captain will take you out to the reef or shallow bay, depending on your personal preferences. Just bear in mind that there's an additional fuel charge on this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    Get ready to mix it up as you anchor up and chum the reef for various species of Snapper. You'll also drift along the wrecks in the Atlantic and in the Bay for Grouper, Mutton, Kingfish, Cobia, African Pompano, Permit, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    Heading offshore into the Gulf Stream, you'll be targeting Mahi, Tuna, Tripletail, Wahoo, and other pelagic fish. You'll be provided with a first mate, and all of the equipment and live bait necessary. Please bring your own food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,350
    Head out offshore into the Gulf Stream and have lots of fun chasing Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, Tripletail, as well as other pelagic fish. The captain provides all the gear, live bait, as well as a first mate. Feel free to bring the food and drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,550
    You'll be doing a little bit of everything on this trip. From anchoring on the reefs, to drifting and exploring the wrecks from the Bay out to the Atlantic. You'll be targeting Grouper, African Pompano, Sharks, Snapper, Permit, Kingfish, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    You'll be heading offshore into the Gulf Stream for a 6-hour trip. You'll target Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi, Tripletail, and other pelagic species. The captain provides a first mate and supplies all of the needed equipment and live bait. Please bring food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,850
    With a full day offshore, the extra time will give you an opportunity to fill up the cooler with meat to bring home, and also target big trophy fish. Heading offshore into the Gulf Stream, you'll chase Mahi, Tuna, Tripletail, Wahoo, and other pelagic fish. You'll have a first mate as well as all of the necessary equipment and live bait. Please bring your own food and drinks
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About the Captain

Lucas Ponzoa
Marathon, Florida, United States
27 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
27 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2021
Captain Lucas is a 3rd-generation captain raised in Marathon. He's been on the boat learning the way of the Keys waters for over 20 years now. What he specializes in is offshore fishing, reef fishing, and eco tours.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack

Boat specs

SeaVee (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines.

Length
32 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
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

Pay online in full

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No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

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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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Visa
Mastercard
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Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with Captin Mike and Lucas
Full day with Captin Mike and Lucas
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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George P.
Rowland, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full-Day Offshore Trip with Captain Lucas & First-Mate Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 1, 2022
We had an amazing eight hour, full day offshore trip with Captain Lucas and first mate Mike! After traveling about 45 minutes...
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Curtis G.
Westminster, CO
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half day with Cap Lucas, 1st mate Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on June 5, 2022
Guys had the bait wells full and a solid plan for 6 of us to get blackfin tuna.  Worked really well, and we all had a great...
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Michael L.
Marvin, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day with Captin Mike and Lucas

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM) on July 17, 2022
It was an awesome day. I appreciate the kindness the showed us. I will definitely will book another trip with them. We caught...
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Jd K.
Walkersville, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Book a trip! No regrets at all!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on April 19, 2022
It was a sunny day, rougher than usual but Capt. Lucas got us to the Hump.  We hooked up a few Mahi on the way and landed...
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Jordan M.
Marathon, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Epic fishing day with Captain Lucas and Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on September 29, 2021
EPIC DAY! My son and I set put with Lucas and Always Late charters today and he did not disappoint. We were on fish within...
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FAQs about Always Late Fishing Charters

Always Late Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip – Lobster Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 7 Hour Trip – Lobster Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,550 per group - Full Day Trip – Reef/Wreck/Bay (8 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,850 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Always Late Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Garmin
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Garmin

Trips booked with Always Late Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Always Late Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Always Late Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Always Late Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo