Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras

Take a ride with Captain Joel of Ana Banana Fishing Company in a warm and family oriented atmosphere, and you will learn not just about the fish you are catching, but you will also hear great stories from the many tournaments he has won and the huge number of good causes he supports and participates in.

Stepping aboard Captain Joel’s glamorous 53 ft classic Hatteras boat, you will be in for the fishing adventure of a lifetime. The boat was fully restored in 2017 in order to provide you with the very best fishing and cruising experience. Not only is it fitted with all the essentials for serious big game fishing, such as a fighting chair, outriggers, downriggers, and top of the range electronics, it also features an air conditioned interior with two staterooms and a bathroom, as well as Wi-Fi and a TV.

During your offshore adventure, you will be able to try reef fishing as well as trolling (depending on the length of your trip), with potential target species including many varieties of Snapper and Grouper, as well as Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Cobia, Mahi Mahi and Sailfish.

You are welcome to take home any fish you catch - as long as they are legal to keep, of course - and the captain will even clean, fillet, and cook your catch at the end of the trip. All the equipment you need for a fun day on the water is provided, so all you need to bring is any snacks and drinks you would like to consume along the way. In the end of the day, don’t miss to leave a tip for his First mate - he works for tips and gives his best to help you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,995
    This trip can be taken day or night, just let the captain know which option would suit you better.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,595
    Target various types of Sharks that patrol the bay's waters. 2 Sharks are allowed per boat. Fish the 'Shark Capital of the World!'
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,295
    Head out on a 4 hour adventure and fish for a variety of Snapper species along with whatever else bites.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,295
    Take a photo of your fish of a lifetime with a breath taking Florida Keys sunset in the background.
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About the Captain

Joel Brandenburg
Marathon, Florida, United States
199 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2015
This very experienced Captain is a 3rd generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and had focused on childhood grief issues and grief counselling. Our captain is also a co-creator of two published kids books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from - the Gulf of Mexico.

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Swordfish Swordfish
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1975, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 1270HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
53 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
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Marathon to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Great half day with Captain Joel!
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
85%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Jason G.
St. Petersburg, FL
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Half day trip with Captain Joel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 13, 2021
This was our first time taking our children on a charter fishing trip. It could not have gone better! Captain Joel was super...
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John M.
Atlanta, GA
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 26, 2021
Joel and JoJo were an awesome crew. The fishing started out slow at first but they never gave up and found us an incredible...
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Kelly S.
Miami Beach, Florida
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1/2 day with Capt. Joel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 24, 2021
Amazing day with Capt.Joel and first mate Darian..definitely will return!
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Afternoon trip with captain Joel

VERIFIED   Sunset Fishing on May 29, 2021
Ana Banana was banana’s fishing- tons of action catching mahi about ten miles out. Bill, Rodger and captain Joel treated...
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Marietta, GA
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Capt was great

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Offshore on May 13, 2021
I have chartered boats for 30 years Great Captain we did not catch a lot buts that’s why they call it fishong
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FAQs about Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras

Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,295 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,295 per group - Sunset Fishing (4 hours)
  • $1,595 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,995 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Mullet, Pinfish, Blue Runners, Spanish Mackerel )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Works for tips!)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Upon request)

Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Upon request)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ana Banana Fishing – 53' Hatteras include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Swordfish
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)