Bad Habit Sportfishing Charters

84001 Overseas Highway
Islamorada FL, United States

Captain Duane Dozer offers exciting offshore fishing charters from Islamorada, Florida. Located at the Postcard Inn Marina, he is perfectly positioned to make the most of the very best of what the Atlantic Ocean has to offer.

‘Bad Habit’ is a stylish 45 foot Viking that features an air conditioned salon with a stereo, TV and DVD player. The fully functioning galley and full sized head will ensure your comfort throughout the trip. The boat is powered by two 485 Detroit engines, which power the boat quickly towards the best fishing spots in the area. The full complement of outriggers and downriggers are fitted on board to ensure the best chance of catching fish, while a fighting chair allows you to tackle the largest of species.

Captain Duane employs a variety of fishing techniques to give his clients a varied and productive trip. Whether he’s trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo or Tuna, bottom fishing the reefs for Snapper or Grouper, deep dropping for Swordfish or kite fishing for Sailfish, Capt. Dwaine will ensure that you’re supplied with the best equipment and expertise to have a productive and enjoyable trip.

With over 20 years experience fishing the Atlantic coast, Florida Keys and the Bahamas, Capt. Duane is knowledgeable about the best places and techniques for fishing in the area. He will put the hard work in to catching fish so you can focus on enjoying the adventure of a lifetime! Private snorkeling and scuba diving expeditions can also be arranged.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extreme Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1700
    up to 6 persons
    Mainly swordfishing. Extra time allows for travel to the optimal swordfish grounds.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    Full day charter offers maximum distance and time to locate and catch the legal limit of each species allowed that the client is requesting, whether it;s Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish or any other species in the area.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    This is a more economical option for the client than the full time trip, though time and distance is more limited. It might involve trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and other species or reef fishing for Snapper and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    This will mainly be held close to shore, where we will fish the reefs for Snapper, Grouper and other species.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    The evening is the best time to fish for Sharks, meaning you can experience the beautiful sunset while fishing for this intriguing species.
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Viking () originally built in 1989. Powered by 2 485HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

45 ft
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

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


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
American Express

About the Captain

Duane Dozer
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since January 2016
Captain Duane Dozer has over 20 years experience fishing the Florida Keys, the Atlantic coast and the Bahamas. Fishing has always been his favorite way to spend time, and he loves to see the excitement of his guests when they fish with him aboard Bad Habit.
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