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 who 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 a 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’ 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, where 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
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,100
    This 4-hour deep sea trip allows us to fish from Diamonds to the Key Biscayne wrecks out to 300 feet. The target species are King Mackerel, Mahi, Tuna, and Sailfish.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    A five-hour fishing trip that 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).
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,200
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,800
    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. The trip lasts 8 to 10 hours
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,200
    A full day targeting Swordfish offshore. Daytime Swordfishing is an exciting experience, and the crew provides electric or conventional reels for your choosing. Nighttime sword fishing is also available.
    Targeted fish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
  • Private trip
    3 Day Trip – Bimini Bahamas
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US $3,500
    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.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
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FAQs about Top Gun Charters Miami

Top Gun Charters Miami offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $1,100 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $2,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Swordfishing (8 hours)
  • US $3,500 per day per group - 3 Day Trip – Bimini Bahamas (3 days)

When you book a trip with Top Gun Charters Miami, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Top Gun Charters Miami include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Top Gun Charters Miami offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Top Gun Charters Miami offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Kite Fishing (Expert Kite fishermen)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Top Gun Charters Miami include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)

Meet the Captain

Nel Martinez
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
25 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2014
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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
Expert Kite fishermen
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (14)
Awesome trip & crew!
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Half Day Trip with Captain Nel
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
91%
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Thomas W.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Outstanding Captain and Mate

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 22, 2023
Thomas W. recommends Top Gun Charters Miami
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Steve C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

A trip to remember

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 25, 2023
Captain Rob and his outstanding crew made for an incredible fishing experience.  They put us on Sailfish, Mahi, Kingfish,...
Steve C. recommends Top Gun Charters Miami
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Jorge S.
Miami, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day Trip with Captain Nel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 14, 2021
This was a great experience. Most of the people in my group were new to fishing. Captain Nel and the first mate Jose taught...
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Edwin V.
Miami, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very fun trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 14, 2020
Boat is good, clean and comfortable.  The captain and crew know what they are doing and are very friendly.  Looking forward...
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Cody M.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Full Day with Captain Albert and Kyle

VERIFIED   Twilight Tuna Trip on June 21, 2019
I had originally booked this trip as dusk Tuna trip but Captain Nel did a great job of working with me to change it up as there...
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