No Bananas Boat

85500 Overseas Highway
Islamorada FL, United States

No Bananas Boat takes you fishing around the rich waters of Islamorada. Here, you can explore the backcountry and get Reds or Snook, fish for Tarpon or head out to the reefs. It’s diverse fishing that you will like, whether you’re more experienced or just starting out as an angler. Best of all, these fisheries are productive year-round, and you will have an experienced captain to show you around.

Captain Alex Rifice will be your host and guide on this fast, safe and stable 2009 Pathfinder 2200 Tournament Edition center console bay boat with a custom tower. The boat is powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine. She features GPS and a fishfinder, as well as an ice box, a live bait well, has a trolling motor, and carries the required safety gear. You will also find all the fishing equipment you may need. The boat can take up to four people.

Alex, though only 22, received his JR. Captain’s license at 13 and his USGC 6 pack charter captain’s license at 18. He’s been living his passion by fishing and learning these waters since the age of eight!

Not only will you have an excellent chance of catching a trophy or bringing home dinner,  you will also return to the dock with stories to tell and a much deeper appreciation and knowledge of the beautiful Florida Keys and Everglades National Park ecosystem.

Some of the species you can get include Bonefish, Tarpon, Blacktip Sharks, Snook, Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Groupers, and Mackerel. The captain will take you where you want to go and will advise you on what’s biting at the moment. Go around backcountry waters, or reefs, it’s your call.

You can either keep the fish or release it if you like. Just remember that all Tarpon must be released. You should bring food and beverage of choice, as well as a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable clothes. And of course, no bananas!

Watch out, Alex’s passion is contagious. It won’t be the last trip or memory you share with Captain Alex Rifice!

No Bananas Boat takes you fishing around the rich waters of Islamorada. Here, you can explore the backcountry and get Reds or Snook, fish for Tarpon or head out to the reefs. It’s diverse fishing that you will like, whether you’re more experience


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 700 private charter
  • US$ 400 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 400 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Pathfinder 2200 Tournament Edition (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Targeted Species
 
Bonefish
 
Cero Mackerel

 
Cobia
 
Grouper (Black)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Redfish

 
Shark (Blacktip)
 
Snapper (Mangrove)

 
Snook
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon
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
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water and Gatorade
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 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 Charter Operator

J Chris McKim
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
I have been fishing for 50 years since the age of six. I clearly remember that first Bluegill I pulled from Hinkley Lake in Ohio with a redworm on my grandfather's fiberglass, state of the art, using a fly rod. My love for the water came from my dad who bought his first boat at 14. Since then I have done my time chasing anything that swims recreationally and in tournaments. My first trip to the Keys from Ohio tied a bind that has only gotten tighter over the past 35 years. I have owned many boats including six in the Keys. The Pathfinder 2200TE is a fish stalking and catching machine. She is my latest baby and will be operated on a day to day basis by Captain Alex Rafice. He is an extremely talented fisherman with a great desire to learn every day. His strong and honest work ethic, along with his desire to share his knowledge and appreciation for the pristine waters and beauty of the Keys, will make your day on the water the trip of a lifetime.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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It was awesome!  Much more than I could have expected.  I would highly recommend it and come back again myself.

Fished August 25, 2017
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It was our first time ,we didn’t catch as many fish as we expected but it wasn’t the best day.The captain did his best ,he was very nice even though he couldn’t understand most of the things we said (bad English) but my son enjoyed it and that’s all that matters.

Fished June 11, 2017
J Chris McKim (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 13, 2017

Thank you again for fishing! I’m glad your son had a good time!
-Alex

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Alex was an awesome captain, he worked super hard to get us on fish after a slow start. You could hear others on the radio getting nothing and Alex got us the fish after trying several spots we got on the fish.

Fished May 28, 2017
J Chris McKim (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 29, 2017

Thank you Troy,
You guys were awesome! Thank you for your business I look forward to fishing some more when your back down.
-Alex

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