FUNYET Charters - 31ft

Mile Marker 28.5
Little Torch Key FL, United States

FUNYET Charters takes you fishing around the rich fisheries of Florida Keys. If you want to go fishing with a local seasoned captain and land a hefty catch, you’re at the right spot. Capt. John will help turn your day into a lasting memory, no matter how experienced you are.

Aboard FUNYET Charters, you’ll get to explore flats and backcountry waters and chase Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Barracuda, Snook, and Jack Crevalle. Hop onboard and head to the nearshore reefs and wrecks and you’ll have a chance to land Grouper, Amberjack, Cero Mackerel, Almaco Jack, and Snapper. Once you reach offshore fisheries, you’ll test your skills against Sailfish, Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and Tuna.

Capt. John has been in the business for decades and has been a fisherman his whole life. He holds two degrees from the Florida Institute of Technology and is an avid diver with extensive experience. He will make sure you have an enjoyable day on the water and fish to brag about.

You will find Capt. John at the helm of his 31’ Ocean Master center console. She is powered by twin 250 HP Yamahas and can take up to six people. Equipped with GPS and a fishfinder, this boat will put you on right track and get you to the hotspots with ease. The boat also features a flybridge, a live well, an ice box, and Penn fishing equipment.

When you’re packing for the trip, remember to bring a towel, sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, food and drinks, and water to stay hydrated. It’s also a good idea to pack rain gear just in case.

The captain will supply the fishing gear and the license, and sometimes you will stop by to collect live bait, but this depends on the style of fishing and the target species. While there are life jackets onboard, parents fishing with kids younger than six may want to bring their own life vests for more comfort.

Invite your friends and get going. Trips with Capt. John are your gateway to some of the finest fishing in the Keys. Book your spot on time!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    This full day trip will give you a lot of time to explore the beauty of fishing in the Keys. You can stay inshore and target Barracuda, Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, and Snapper, as well as Amberjacks, Almaco Jacks, Cero Mackerels, and much more. Head offshore to get Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, or go deep dropping for Tilefish. The captain will provide the gear and the license. Pack food, drinks, water, sunglasses, sunblock, a cap, rain gear, a towel, and a camera. It's a perfect choice for pros!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    On this 6 hour trip, you will have more time to explore the options. Stay around flats and backcountry waters and chase Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish, or head to nearshore reefs and wrecks where you can get Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, Jacks, and Mackerel. Offshore, you can get Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and many more. The captain will supply all the gear and license, but you should bring food, drinks, a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and a cap. This is a good option for experienced anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This half day trip is a good starting point for novice anglers but also works well with experienced fishers who have a busy schedule. You will have the chance to target a variety of species, including Pompano, Bonefish, and Permit around the flats. Head to the reefs and target Snapper, Amberjack, Pompano, Grouper, and more. The captain will supply the fishing gear and license. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, a towel, camera, food and drinks, water to stay hydrated, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon Evening
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    On this half day trip, you will explore the backcountry and inshore waters searching for Tarpon. This is the finest inshore action and Tarpon can be majestic brutes, striking the lure with real force. They bite year round with the peak season in spring and summer. The captain will supply all the gear, lures, and a fishing license. Pack a towel, sun block, sunglasses, a cap, sunglasses, plenty of water, food and drinks, as well as a camera, and rain gear just in case.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Barracuda (Great)
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

  Grouper (Black)
  Jack Crevalle
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Snapper (Mutton)
  Tarpon
  Tuna (Blackfin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Ocean Master (Center console) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2008. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Little Torch Key to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

John Sahagian
Little Torch Key, Florida, United States
Member since February 2016
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Captain John has been fishing his whole life. He loves taking people fishing and giving them a memorable day on the water. Not only does he have decades of fishing experience, but he also holds two degrees – one in underwater technology and the other in sport diving education from the Florida Institute of Technology. Capt. John has been a diver for years and in 1988 he founded FUNYET Charters. Ever since, he’s been taking numerous customers around the Keys helping them explore different fishing styles – from backcountry waters to reefs and wrecks offshore. He caters to anglers of all levels of expertise.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Punctual, knowledgeable. Unfortunately one of us became very sick from rough sea conditions. Had too ask captain to move to calmer waters. We only stayed in spot most of the day.

Fished January 21, 2018
John Sahagian (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 29, 2018

I waited to reply to this review until I had a chance to speak to Mark.  I learned a lot about expectations and relative experience. 
The day of the trip the winds were about 15 knots making for a pretty moderate day by winter Florida Keys standards.  They told me that they had extensive experience fishing the waters of NJ. so I assumed that these conditions would be of no issue to them. Traveling in a cross wind put a light spray onto the boat getting everyone a bit of spray but in no way soaked.  One passenger, while being sick, lost his glasses. In the 30 or 40 minutes that we fished the reef we did loose a few large fish, most likely mutton snapper.  After a while I was asked to move to calmer waters, to which I immediately complied.  For the rest of the couple of remaining hours of the 1/2 day trip we proceed to catch a mix of large mangrove snapper and surprisingly enough bluefish. The action was steady and everyone appeared to be having fun.  At the conclusion of the trip I cleaned the fish, was offered a few fish and was presented with a generous tip. 
I was surprised to read the User’s review.  After speaking with Mike I learned the reasons for the less than stellar review.  They thought that the sea conditions which were a relatively choppy three feet, which in a 31 Ocean Master is barely noticeable compared to most other vessels of similar size were more that I should have taken them out into.  To me a light spray was to them a soaking.  They thought that I should have been the one to recommend heading to protected waters and not waited for them to ask. They expressed disappointment that we did not explore more fishing sites during their 1/2 day 4 hour trip. Finally they believed that the Penn 750ssv reels were grossly too heavy for the job. 
With over 37 years of chartering experience I was not expecting those reasons for the unflattering review but now I know what they were thinking and might quiz more thoroughly the expectations of clients in the future.
Capt John Sahagian

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Had a great half day trip. Captain was awesome .

Fished July 25, 2017
John Sahagian (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 6, 2017

Beth caught this great dog snapper and a mutton snapper to match.

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Enjoyed immensely….captain john was great..loved him. Would recommend him for sure.

Fished July 5, 2017
John Sahagian (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 8, 2017

Thank you Ralph.  Kind words form someone ho has fished as much as you.  It was a fun day and I am looking forward to your next visit.

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