Play Baby Charters

84001 Overseas Highway
Islamorada FL, United States

Play Baby Charters offer amazing trips on a top notch boat with one of the best crews around. They run offshore adventures targeting Blue Marlin, Swordfish, Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, and many more huge pelagics, as well as nearshore trips for Snapper, Grouper, Cobia and plenty of other tasty fish.

The “Play Baby” is a 42 ft Norseman sport fishing boat which was originally built way back in the 50’s, but was fully restored in 2010 and still runs like a dream. She comes equipped with a full spread of out, down and centerriggers, and has GPS, fishfinder, a fighting chair, live bait tank as well as tournament quality lures, and top-of-the-line rods and reels for a wide variety of fishing techniques.

The “Play Baby” also boasts a fully air-conditioned interior with a head, cabin and ample space to relax either below deck in the cool or up high on the flybridge in between bites.

Captain Benny Spaulding is a third generation fisherman who specializes in both light and heavy tackle, and has a vast wealth of experience in all the fishing techniques he offers. His stellar first mate and highly-skilled crew will work themselves to the bone to make sure you have the best time possible out on the water, and are happy to welcome anglers of any age or experience level.

Play Baby Charters are tournament-ready, overnight-ready, and always welcome special requests, so book your trip now and get set for the trip of a lifetime.

Play Baby Charters offer amazing trips on a top notch boat with one of the best crews around. They run offshore adventures targeting Blue Marlin, Swordfish, Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, and many more huge pelagics, as well as nearshore trips for Snapper,


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1500 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1300 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Norseman (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1957, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 430HP Cummings B-series engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
42 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Cobia

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Black)

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Sailfish
 
Snapper (Mutton)

 
Snapper (Yellowtail)
 
Swordfish

 
Tuna (Blackfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Benny Spaulding
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
Response time: 23 hours
Response rate: 50%

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Customer Reviews

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Was very surprised to see that there were two mates plus the Captain. Both mates were very friendly, hard working and very knowledgeable about the fish that we were targeting. Started out slow, in the morning, but by the end of the trip, it couldn’t have been more exciting! Not only did we catch every type of fish that we targeted, we had a surprise visit from a large shark that decided to attack a large Amberjack that we had hooked. It happened to show itself about 20 feet behind the boat. I would very much recommend that you fish with Captain Benny on Play Baby!

Fished May 9, 2017
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