Blue Fin Charters

Explore some of the best fishing playgrounds in Miami Beach aboard “Blue Fin Charters”! Whether you’re heading out for a fun day of fishing with the family or hosting a corporate event, Captain David Bonardel has you covered!

Hop aboard his 46’ Jarvis Newman Downeast boat, which can accommodate up to 6 anglers. She’s fitted with the latest in navigational electronics, as well as a multimedia system, a TV, a flybridge, and a live well. Moreover, there’s also a shower, kitchen, bed, and toilet to ensure you’re comfortable all trip long.

There’s a whole host of fish to catch in these productive nearshore and offshore waters. Go deep and you’ll hook into desirable pelagic fish including Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Closer to shore it’s all about targeting Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and a variety of Snapper.

All of the gear you need, from light to heavy tackle, awaits on board so you can troll, bottom fish, spin, and jig. If you’d like to try your hand at something new, ask Capt. David to get out the kite fishing equipment!

At the end of the trip, the crew is happy to clean and fillet your catch for easy transport home. There’s a variety of drinks and snacks on board and you’re free to bring anything else you’d like, just leave the bananas at home. Blue Fin Charters is pet friendly, so you can even bring along your furry friends!

Take your Miami vacation to the next level by booking a fishing trip with Blue Fin Charters!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - May 1
    $1,400
    price breakdown
    $1,400
    There's nothing quite like a full-day out at a sea – especially when you're heading out of Miami Beach! Target big game fish including Sailfish, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi in deeper waters and Cobia, Snapper, and Jack Crevalle closer to shore. No need to worry about gear – Capt. David provides everything you need for a successful trip. He'll also bring along snacks and drinks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - May 1
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Take advantage of the productive morning bite on this 4-hour fishing adventure! You'll head into the rich blue to target the likes of Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Cobia, and a variety of Snapper. Capt. David provides all of the gear you need for a productive day and brings along drinks and snacks to keep you going.
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About the Captain

David Bonardel
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since December 2016
Captain David Bonardel is a true master of fishing. His passion has led to an exceptional reputation and a very successful career. With over 35 years of experience doing what he loves, Capt. David is among the most knowledgable and friendly of them all. He loves to show anglers how to hook the fish of their dreams on looks forward to seeing what's at the end of your line!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Jarvis Newman (Downeast) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 310HP Detroit engine.

Length
46 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
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
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Fishing trip with Captain Dave and Mick
Fishing trip with Captain Dave and Mick
Fishing trip with Captain Dave and Mick
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Sally S.
Miami Beach, Florida
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 11, 2019
Five members of our sales team had a full day trip this week as part of our annual retreat.  Although the fish didn’t...
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Patricia A.
Canandaigua, NY
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 17, 2018
Great fishing trip! Captain Dave made us feel right at home from the moment we set foot on the Blue Fin. He is an expert fisherman...
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Corey C.
Brandon, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 6, 2018
All my daughter wanted was a hammerhead shark and it took captain Dave about 40 seconds to get her one.  I highly recommend...
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Adam B.
Mělník, Central Bohemia
 5.00
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Full day trip with captain David

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 11, 2017
Fist of all I must write very very good servise. Big ship - so eneough place for everyone. There is room to hide inside if...
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Kasia W.
Miami Beach, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 28, 2017
My boyfriend and I spent an amazing day on captains David boat. David is truly a great captain. He took us to different spots,...
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