Miss Chief Charters

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned angler, Miss Chief Charters promises an unforgettable fishing adventure in the Florida Keys. Captain Dan Matthews has been fishing the Keys for years now, and knows exactly where to take you for a good time!

You will venture out on “Miss Chief,” a 37’ Bertram boat that comes equipped with GPS and fishfinder, a flybridge for spectacular views, a live bait tank, outriggers, an on-board toilet, and an icebox. She’s got plenty of room for up to 6 anglers, so be sure to bring everybody along for the ride.

Capt. Dan specializes in family fun trips, as well as live bait big game fishing for Sailfish, Swordfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, Sharks, and more. Offshore fishing from the Keys is some of the best in Florida, and you’ll be able to see why.

All trips include the use of fishing equipment, live bait and lures, and the necessary fishing licenses. The first mate will be there to guide you throughout the day and will be happy to clean and fillet your catch when you’re all done for the day.

Come on down to catch some fish and have fun with Miss Chief’s energetic and professional crew. You’ll be making memories to last a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    Experience all that Florida Keys fishing has to offer on this full-day trip. The crew can customize this charter with a combination of trolling, drift and bottom fishing, depending on your preferences. Some of the main targets include Swordfish, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    On this offshore trip you'll have the opportunity to test your line against the likes of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This is an offshore or reef fishing trip that involves targeting the likes of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, and more. A great way to start a day!

About the Captain

Dan Matthews
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2016
Capt. Dan Matthews has spent most of his life on the waters as a professional sport-fisherman, specializing in offshore deep sea fishing as well as reef and wreck fishing. This background allows for the use of local instinct combined with hard-learned local knowledge, in pursuit of great catches and all-around great times. Catch fish and have fun with a Capt. Dan!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)
Hogfish

Jack (African Pompano)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Mutton)
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1991. Powered by 2 900HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Experience
3\/4 Day fishing trip
Fuul day with Dan
Took my son and grandson on a all day trip with Capt Dan and Corey. Had a great time catching Mahi-Mahi. Learned a lot from Corey about knot tying and different fishing methods. The crew done everything they could to help us catch our dinner. Boat was cle
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Sean R.
San Juan
 5.00
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3/4 Day fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 13, 2019
This was the most amazing deep-sea fishing trip my boys and I have ever been on in our lives. Captain Dan and James Took...
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Robert And Jane Goodin
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Dan

VERIFIED   June 29, 2018
Knowledgeable captain and crew, very personable and helpful. Very nice boat with AC.  We fished for mahi and most...
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Larry L. M.
Friendship, Wisconsin
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Dan and first mate Cory.

VERIFIED   May 26, 2017
Captain Dan is knowledgeable and runs a professional charter service.  He was helpful throughout our trip and kept moving...
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Gary G.
Quincy, Massachusetts
 5.00
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Fuul day with Dan

VERIFIED   August 2, 2017
Easy to find the boat. Good communication before the trip. Boat clean and well equipped. Hard at first but the afternoon saved...
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Alan H.
Brandon, Florida
 5.00
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Half day fishing trip with Corey and Justin

VERIFIED   June 27, 2017
Corey and Justin were fishing pros and we had a great catch of 17 mahi mahi and 3 tuna. We had three kids (14, 12, 10) on board...
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