Top Gun Charters Miami

4000 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne FL, United States

Top Gun Charters is your answer to offshore fishing from Key Biscayne. Test your skills on the area’s great variety of big game species in the company of a top level outfitter that settles for nothing less than the very best. Offering private Half and Full day deep sea fishing trips, specialty Tuna and Swordfish charters, as well as trips to the beautiful Bahamas and back, Top Gun Charters is an unparalleled outfitter in the Key Biscayne area.

Top Gun is a fast, sturdy and spacious luxury Hatteras, outfitted with roomy air-conditioned salon and a luxurious head, and powered by modern engines. The boat also features a toilet on board, and comes equipped with the standard marine and navigational electronics a charter might need, such as top of the line GPS, radio, Fishfinder as well as a multimedia system. 41 foot long, the boat can comfortably accommodate fishing groups of up to 6 people per charter.

From their dock in Key Biscayne all the way to the Bahamas, Top Gun Charters goes where the fish are. They are committed to providing you with an unforgettable fishing trip. The Miami area is teeming with trophy pelagics, such as Sailfish, Marlin and Swordfish, Dolphin fish (Dorado), Tuna, Cobia, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper and many others.

Captain Nel is happy to provide you with all the fishing gear your group will need, along with both live and artificial bait. Nel is a member of the Daiwa Captain’s Program so you’ll be using Daiwa reels exclusively, wheres all the rods are custom made to the crew’s specifications.

Please note that the gratuities are not included in the overall trip price (20% for the First Mate).


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Bimini Bahamas Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 2800
    up to 6 persons / day
    Looking for the ultimate fishing adventure from the Florida Keys? Come aboard the Top Gun and travel to the Bahamas, where you will fish every day for species such as Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and many more. Accommodation is not included - usually people stay in hotels close to the marina.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Swordfishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1400
    up to 6 persons
    A full day targeting Swordfish offshore. Daytime Swordfishing is an exciting experience, and the crew provides electric or conventional reels for your choosing. Night time sword fishing is also available.
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    Full Day Trip (8-10 hours)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip you can travel further offshore, usually heading up to about 20 miles out to the Florida Straits, or to famous fishing spots such as the Triumph, Ajax and Pacific Reefs. Start by gathering the live bait you will need, and then head out into the ocean in search of Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and many more exciting game fish. If you want to try bottom fishing, that is also an option - all the gear is provided, whatever type of fishing you want to do.
  • Private trip
    Twilight Tuna Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    These trips usually run from late April to June. Head out to fish for Blackfin Tuna at the best time of day to catch them - just as the sun is setting. You will be trolling with live bait, which you will catch as you head offshore to the fishing grounds. Enjoy sashimi on the boat on this one of a kind fishing experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Afternoon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Start the trip by fishing for live bait, then head out to troll for species such as Kingfish, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, and more depending on the season. At five hours long, this trip gives you an extra hour on the water compared to most charters. Trips usually take place between North Miami Beach and the Gateway of the Keys: Fowey Rocks, Brewster and Star Reef.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Morning
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    A five hour long trip which will get you fishing in the North Miami Beach area to the Gateway of the Keys: Fowey Rocks, Brewster and Star Reef. You will start by collecting live bait, then you will head off to fish for species such as Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, and King Mackerel (Kingfish).
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Red)
Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Convertible) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 480HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Kite Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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.
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
Checks

About the Captain

Nel Martinez
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
Member since May 2014
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Miami born and bred, Captain Nel has been fishing the local hotspots since he was a boy. He's no stranger to the international sportfishing scene either, having personally tested the waterways of Bahamas, Mexico, British Virgin Islands and more. A kite fishing enthusiast, he'll go out of his way to make sure everybody's having fun.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 97%

Key Biscayne Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.72 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Great trip with a very experienced and professional crew. Capt Adam was great knew all the honey holes. First Mate Albert was great!

Fished May 19, 2018
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Great day of fishing on Top Gun with Captain Nel.  Had food and drink ready for us upon arrival, Captain and First Mate were top notch on the fishing and we came home with a nice catch of Mahi Mahi.  Finished the day with filleting our catch and directing us to a restaurant just down the street that cooked up about the freshest fish dinner possible.  Our clients enjoyed the day and all agreed the fishing was better than golf the following day at Doral (for about a third the cost for six of us).  We’ll be back next year for another trip!

Fished February 22, 2016
Nel Martinez (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 5, 2016

Thanks for the review. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you all again soon.

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The captain was very nice and his first mate was great. Unfortunately, the captain said his fish finder was broken. The exhaust fumes added to my sea sickness. The first mate worked hard the old fashion way to find where the fish might be. Good guys overall.

Fished June 13, 2015
Nel Martinez (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 16, 2015

Thanks for you review Ken.  It was not a fish finder that was broken. Both work great. Turns out that our fly bridge chart plotter was broken but I installed the latest and greatest in its place the next day. We have another in the tower though. Electronics can’t help us find the Mahi (Dolphin) under those conditions in Miami. When it comes to Mahi (dolphin) fishing, nothing beats binoculars in the cockpit to find the birds against the horizon.  Old school but it works. We caught a few Mahi and Tuna even though it was a challenging half day offshore.  I usually like to leave the Mahi fishing for full days since it sometimes takes a while to find the fish.
Sorry you felt sick but it was choppy. The only cure is to fish more!  Hope to see you guys again soon..

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