BallieWho Sport Fishing Chaters

83413 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Fishing out of Whale Harbor Marina in sunny Islamorada, Ballie Who Sportfishing run a range of fishing trips in the rich offshore waters that make the Florida Keys famous among sportfishermen worldwide.

The Ballie Who is a state of the art Albemarle boat that, at 35 ft, can comfortably fish up to six people. The boat has recently undergone a huge overhaul, when she was fitted with brand new CAT engines, running gear, and electronics. Featuring a spacious fly bridge and fitted with outriggers, downriggers, and a center rigger, this tournament-ready boat is ready and waiting to take you on your best day of fishing yet.

Ballie Who Sportfishing runs private charters, meaning your fishing trip will be tailored to suit your individual needs and preferences. No matter if you’ve never fished before: whether you are a complete novice or an experienced angler, everyone aboard the Ballie Who will be given the attention and advice needed for an enjoyable day on the water. Whether you want to troll for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Blue Marlin, or bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, and more, the experienced crew will bring you to the fish.

The use of top of the range fishing gear is included in the price of the trip, and the crew will gladly clean and fillet your catch once you return to the dock.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Swordfish trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1800
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    Full Day Extended
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    This is the best trip for serious fishermen who want a greater chance of catching a bigger fish. Possible target fish are Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Marlin, or you can bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    This is the best trip for serious fishermen who want a greater chance of catching a bigger fish. Possible target fish are Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Marlin, or you can bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
    This trip gives you time to travel further out and troll for species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish, or bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 850
    up to 6 persons
    Trolling or bottom fishing fairly close to shore. Potential catches include King Mackerel, Barracuda, Amberjack, Snapper, and more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Warren Onei (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1968, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 575HP Caterpillar C9 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
46 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Rathjen
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
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Captain Mike is a passionate fisherman who offers family-friendly fishing trips aboard his first class boat, the Ballie Who. Mike holds a Master 100 Ton captain's license and he is enrolled in the Maritime Consortium, as well as holding numerous other safety and proficiency qualifications.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
4.56
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
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Full day
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Half day trip
+3
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Kurt Wachowski
Bradenton, Florida
 5.00
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Enjoyable Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   April 13, 2018
My wife and I joined Capt. Mike and Sam on a half day trip and they were very knowledgeable, professional, helpful, and friendly....
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Edwin C Anderson
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Captain Mike and Colby

VERIFIED   July 17, 2017
The Ballie Who is a beautiful boat! Captain Mike & Colby were awesome! It was not necessarily a great day for fishing,...
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Michael Walker
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip w/ Captain Mike

VERIFIED   April 11, 2017
Capt Mike and his mate Ryan were awesome.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and strong winds forced us in early...
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Jamie Cook
Marathon, Florida
 5.00
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Full Day

VERIFIED   May 31, 2017
Our trip was well worth the money.  Captain Mike and Crew were outstanding and full of knowledge. We caught what we were...
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Mike Cormier
North Andover, Massachusetts
 5.00
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3/4 day trip on the BallieWho

VERIFIED   July 16, 2017
Captain and crew were beyond expectations.  Colby (mate) was experienced way beyond his 27 years and made for a fun and...
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