Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)

Captain Jay Charters 2 is mainly booked for fishing gulf side and is limited to fishing the reef unless conditions are ideal. If you are interested in fishing the reef and offshore please book Captain Jay charters 1 the (30 mako).

Top targets include Great Barracuda, Cobia, Black Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Lobster, Mutton Snapper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Tarpon, and more with any luck. You’ll target your catch by spinning, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Capt. Jason also offers fly fishing, but you may need to bring your own fly gear.

Capt. Jason welcomes anglers of all ages, including kids, so feel free to make a family day out of it! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. Also, remember to bring snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty belly!

Your trip begins aboard a 24 ft Sea Hunt center console that holds up to 4 passengers. It comes with all the essentials. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, as well as lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

Your fishing license for the day is covered by the charter boat, just show up ready for a good time! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish. Some essentials to bring are sunscreen (non-spray), a hat, and sunglasses. Bottled water and ice are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now’s the time to experience fishing in Marathon for yourself, with Captain Jay Charters II!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $550
    This trip is ideal for families with young children. We stay closer to shore and concentrate on giving the kids a lot of action. It’s a great way to introduce your family to saltwater fishing.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $550
    This trip is ideal for families with young children. We stay closer to shore and concentrate on giving the kids a lot of action. It’s a great way to introduce your family to saltwater fishing
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    1/2 fish/ snorkel/island hop
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $625
    Great way to catch some dinner and explore the tiny secluded islands in the Keys. And also do some snorkeling. We do not supply snorkel
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Lobster
    Lobster
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    1/2 fish/ snorkel/island hop (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $625
    Great way to catch some dinner and explore the tiny secluded islands in the Keys. And also do some snorkeling. We do not supply snorkel
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Jigging
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Lobster
    Lobster
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $650
    On this trip, we will fish the patch reefs off Marathon along with fishing the bridges and weather permitting the reef. We will target good-eating fish along with Sharks, Barracuda, and Tarpon when in season.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Lobster
    Lobster
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $650
    On this trip, we will fish the patch reefs off Marathon along with fishing the bridges and weather permitting the reef. We will target good-eating fish along with Sharks, Barracuda, and Tarpon when in season.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spearfishing
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Lobster
    Lobster
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lobster (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Oct 30
    US $650
    This trip is a great family adventure. We will teach and show you how to catch these delicious Lobster. We will have an experienced mate in the water at all times and will teach and help you the techniques needed.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Lobster
    Lobster
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lobster (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Oct 30
    US $650
    This trip is a great family adventure. We will teach and show you how to catch these delicious Lobster. We will have an experienced mate in the water at all times and will teach and help you the techniques needed
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Lobster
    Lobster
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Lobster (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Oct 30
    US $750
    This trip is a great family adventure. We will teach and show you how to catch these delicious Lobster. We will have an experienced mate in the water at all times and will teach and help you the techniques needed
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Lobster
    Lobster
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Lobster (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Oct 30
    US $750
    This trip is a great family adventure. We will teach and show you how to catch these delicious Lobster. We will have an experienced mate in the water at all times and will teach and help you the techniques needed
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Lobster
    Lobster
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $800
    On this trip, we will fish the patch reefs off Marathon, along with fishing the bridges and weather permitting, the reef. We will target good-eating fish along with Sharks, Barracuda, and Tarpon when in season.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Lobster
    Lobster
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US $800
    On this trip, we will fish the patch reefs off Marathon along with fishing the bridges and weather permitting, the reef. We will target good-eating fish along with Sharks, Barracuda, and Tarpon when in season.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spearfishing
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Lobster
    Lobster
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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FAQs about Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)

Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat) offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $550 per group - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $625 per group - 1/2 fish/ snorkel/island hop (4 hours)
  • US $625 per group - 1/2 fish/ snorkel/island hop (copy) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Lobster (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Lobster (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Lobster (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Lobster (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (PM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat), you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Top of the line custom rods and reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (We will filet and package the fish in sealed bags )
  • Drinks (We will have a cooler with water and ice for you)
  • Fishing License

Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat) offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat) include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Lobster
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon

Meet the Charter Operator

Captain Jay Charters
Marathon, Florida, United States
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356 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2020
Angler's Choice
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Captains Jay and Ben run the trips for Captain Jay Charter. Capt. Jay grew up fishing the waters of NJ and fell in love with fishing the first time his Grandfather put a rod in his hands. Before moving to the Florida Keys, he was running a charter boat off the New Jersey coast. While doing that, he vacationed in the Keys more than a few times, and eventually, the lure of this paradise beckoned him to move there. What better place for him to pursue his career? He loves the offshore and inshore action and the great fishery that it holds. Capt. Jay enlisted the help of Capt. Ben, who grew up freshwater fishing in NJ. For his 18th birthday, Ben and his dad chartered a boat in Canada to catch Northern Pike. This was Capt. Ben’s first charter, and after seeing how awesome it was to show off the fishery, Capt. Ben set out to earn his captain’s license. He joined the military, where he worked on all types of different vessels, eventually earning his 100-ton captain’s license. Ben’s last stop with the military was in Key West, FL. After falling in love with the fishery there, he didn’t want to leave the Keys. Capt. Ben enjoys every trip out on the water. Whether it’s calm or rough out, there’s always something to catch!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Top of the line custom rods and reels
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
We will filet and package the fish in sealed bags
Drinks
We will have a cooler with water and ice for you
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 75 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (71)
Excellent trip with Bryce
Excellent trip with Bryce
Amazing 1\/2 day charter!!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
99%
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Ellen S.

The captain canceled

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John B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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The best fishing experience ever!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (AM) on March 24, 2024
My husband Loves to fish, whereas our two teen daughters and I were looking forward to a family outing that dad would enjoy...
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Great trip and a great crew

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (PM) on March 13, 2024
Captain Ben could not have been nicer to me and my sons. We are novice fishermen, but Captain Ben and First Mate Tony were...
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Jack J.
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Great Fishing Experience with Captain Jay

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (AM) on November 19, 2023
I booked a short fishing trip with Captain Jay for my wife and 2 sons over Thanksgiving break. We are not avid fisherman which...
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Excellent trip with Bryce

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Reef (PM) on April 15, 2024
My wife is a beginner fisherwoman and I’m a novice.  But, I’ve fished offshore in Texas and Los Cabos Mexico.  Captain...
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