Blue Waters II Fishing Charters

401 Biscayne Blvd
Miami FL, United States

Blue Waters II Fishing Charters are a fun and exciting way to experience deep sea fishing in Miami, Florida. Trips are run by Captain John Barker and his son, a fun loving duo with fishing in their blood. You can join them at Bayside Marketplace next to the AA Arena in downtown Miami. From there it’s a 10 minute run to the ocean for unforgettable fishing!

Captain John and his son operate a 45’ Hatteras, built in 1972 and restored in 2013. Powered by twin 350 HP Cummins Diesel engines, this vessel has a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. She comes equipped with a standard selection of fishing technology and all the gear you need. On board you will find comfortable seating, air conditioning, and a toilet.

While fishing off the coast of Miami, you can target big game species anywhere from two-and-a-half to 10 miles offshore. Depending on the season, you might catch Sailfish, Tuna, Cobia, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Barracuda, and more. The crew specializes in a variety of fishing techniques, including kite fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, and deep dropping. Please note that fly fishing equipment is not available on the boat.

Capt. John provides tackle ranging from light to monster, featuring the craftsmanship of Shimano and other top of the line brands. A fighting chair on board will help you reel in the hardest fighting fish.

You can come aboard for several hours to test the waters or enjoy casting lines all day. Capt. John also offers a “Fishing and Bay Ride” trip for families and beginners who want a chance to come aboard without committing to a day at sea.

Blue Waters II Fishing Charters include a license and gear. On board you will find a cooler with complimentary bottled water and soft drinks. You are welcome to keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you after the trip. Several restaurants in the mall nearby can cook your catch for you, for a modest fee.

Come aboard today for a trip your whole family will enjoy!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
    This eight hour trip allows you to try out all styles of fishing, such as live baiting, deep dropping, and shark fishing. Bring plenty of energy for this one! Tour includes a free lunch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    This six hour trip gives you time to try a number of fishing styles. You will have the opportunity to fish offshore, live bait on the edge of the reef, or troll if the current is unfavourable. Price includes all fishing gear, as well as complimentary beverages and chips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Fishing & Bay Ride
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    This half day trip is ideal for families with young kids and first time anglers who aren't quite ready to head offshore. You can enjoy a scenic ride through the bay, casting lines here and there or sight seeing. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    On this half day trip you will be targeting fish such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna, and Wahoo. Weather and season dependent, you will either kite fish with live bait or troll. The tour includes a complimentary cooler of refreshing beverages.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip yo will fish for Sailfish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo. Depending on the season, you will either kite fish with live bait or troll. The tour includes a complimentary cooler of refreshing beverages.
  • Private trip
    SUMMER DOLPHIN SPECIAL -5 HOUR TRIP
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    Morning trip for mahi mahi-starts at 7:00 am to get the early bite. Be the first to get off shore and find the dolphin, wahoo, and tunas. There has been good action under the birds and big weed patches. Best bite is in the early morning. Trip also includes free beverages, even adult beverages and dry snacks. Also gives us enough time to come in closer for sailfish and king fish action.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Bonito
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

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

  Tilefish
  Tuna (Skipjack)
  Tuna (Yellowfin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1972, and restored in 2013. Powered by 2 350HP Cummins Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Kite Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

About the Captain

John Barker
Miami, Florida, United States
Member since May 2014
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Blue Waters II is operated by Captain John Barker (a second generation fisherman) and his son John Anthony Barker (third generation). They both grew up fishing the docks of Miami. With an undeniable love of the ocean, one day they decided it was time to run a charter boat together. They enjoy fishing using all types of techniques.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Miami Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.71 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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The captain and crew worked very hard all day to put us on fish.  Conditions were not ideal, but we caught a few fish when no other boats were catching any.  I would charter with Blue Waters II again with no hesitation.

Fished April 21, 2018
John Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 2, 2018

Thank you for your review. We welcome you to come back when the Mahi Season
heats up!!
Jackie for the crew
Blue Waters 2

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Picture on website shows deck chairs and there was one chair for fishing. The air conditioner worked fine but the fumes from the engine were too overwhelming to stay in the cabin. Bait was changed once at our suggestion. Took 45 minutes to go out and 15 to get back??? First mate was not pleasant.

Fished March 25, 2018
John Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2018

We’re sorry we didn’t meet your expectations.  Capt John usually goes out slowly so they
don’t throw water over the boat.  Coming in, the seas were coming with the boat so
the ride was faster. Mates can get complacent about trolling baits. We will certainly chat
with the mate and try to correct the issues. Please give us another chance to entertain
you.

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Fished October 15, 2017
John Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 16, 2017

So happy that the fishing was active and fun-hope to fish you again before you all return
to Chicago.

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