Captain Willie’s Charters is owned and operated by Captain Willie Howard who is one of the most fun and caring people you will ever meet. He loves taking his guests on trips off of West Palm Beach and into the dazzling blue offshore waters of the Atlantic, showing you the riches of these fishing grounds.

Along with his team of professional fishermen, he’ll be able to guide and teach you anything you need to know about catching a targeted fish, and will make sure you have fun while learning. The crew is very child-friendly, but let them know in advance so they can customize the trip to make it age-appropriate.

You’ll fish aboard a stunning 31’ Contender center console, that can fit up to 4 guests. A light yet agile vessel, she’ll speed off to the productive fishing grounds, and is perfectly adept in the choppy offshore waters too. She boasts a GPS, VHF radio, and a fishfinder, so rest assured you’ll reach the sweet spots with ease.

Capt. Willie will provide all the rods and reels, along with live bait, to make sure you have the edge over all the fish. He’ll take you into the beautiful crystal blue waters of the Atlantic and, depending on the season, you’ll be able to target various species at the same time.

In the spring and fall, you’ll look to get your fill of delicious Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Mutton Snapper, and King Mackerel. While in the winter months, you can fish for Bluefish, Blacktip Shark, Spanish Mackerel, and the attractive Sailfish. Whenever you come aboard, you’re in for a treat, so settle in for a thrilling fishing adventure with plenty of rewards to take back to shore.

Everything you need for a productive trip awaits you on board, and Capt. Willie will even provide plenty of soft drinks, water, and snacks. Bring your own lunch aboard on full-day trips, but make sure not to fill up, as the crew will clean and fillet your catch at the end of the day.

Come aboard Captain Willie’s Charters and discover the riches of the Atlantic!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $600
    If you want to see for yourself just how good fishing is in West Palm Beach, you've come to the right place. On this 4-hour trip, you'll have plenty of opportunities to land Spanish and King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, and much more, so come aboard and get your quick fix of fishing in these productive waters.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Kite Fishing
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    US $800
    This popular trip allows enough time to fish offshore, while still allowing you a few hours in the days to do other things. Come aboard full of energy in the morning, ready to land some delicious creatures to take back to shore for dinner, as you target anything from Mutton Snapper to Mahi Mahi, Mackerel to Tuna, and many more. Note that departure times vary with the season.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:15 AM
    US $1,000
    Make the most of the incredible waters out of West Palm Beach, as you spend a full day exploring the rich offshore seas of the Atlantic. Take advantage of the nearby Gulf Stream, that brings with it some sought-after creatures, such as Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Bluefish, King Mackerel, and many more, as you utilize a range of techniques to entice their bite and fill the boat. Just be aware that departure times may vary depending on the season, so check with your captain before coming aboard.
    Fishing techniques
    Kite Fishing
    Drift Fishing
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FAQs about Captain Willie’s Charters

Captain Willie’s Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Willie’s Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Porta Potty
  • GPS Garmin 8612
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Upon request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Stereo with satellite radio
  • Outriggers Available as needed
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Garmin 24-inch dome radar

Trips booked with Captain Willie’s Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Some)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate ((Some trips))
  • Fishing License

Captain Willie’s Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 15 miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Captain Willie’s Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle (For Wahoo trolling)
  • Bottom Fishing (We bottom fish while drifting)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (Vertical jigging possible)
  • Popping (For Mahi Mahi)
  • Fly Fishing (For Mahi Mahi in summer/fall)
  • Drift Fishing (Often drift with baits at various depths)
  • Kite Fishing (When conditions allow)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Willie’s Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Willie Howard
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
12 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
144 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since October 2016
Captain Willie has been fishing the ocean off Palm Beach County since the late 1980s and absolutely loves the thrill of it. He was a journalist before that, and still writes for publications such as The Coastal Star and Florida Sportsman magazine. He spent 12 years as a full-time outdoors writer for The Palm Beach Post.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Boat specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

31 ft
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up to 15 miles
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
For Wahoo trolling
Bottom Fishing
We bottom fish while drifting
Vertical jigging possible
For Mahi Mahi
Fly Fishing
For Mahi Mahi in summer/fall
Drift Fishing
Often drift with baits at various depths
Kite Fishing
When conditions allow
Deep Sea Fishing


Porta Potty
Garmin 8612
Snorkeling Equipment
(Upon request)
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Stereo with satellite radio

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
(Some trips)
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
All Billfish are released


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:

Bank Transfer

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