3rd Alarm Fishing - One Love

3rd Alarm Fishing is based in Islamorada, the “Sportfish Capital of the World”, at the beautiful Casa Mar Village. These local waters attract thousands of experienced anglers from all around the world due to their amazing fishing opportunities. If you’re celebrating a special event, Captain Rex will guarantee a great time on the water. No experience necessary!

You will be fishing aboard a 36’ Hatteras Sportfish boat, which is powered by twin 350 HP Yanmar engines, and equipped with outriggers, live bait tank, anchoring system, and navigational electronics. For your maximum comfort on the water, there is a spotless clean marine bathroom, galley with refrigerator, comfy couches inside the salon with Air Conditioning.

Your trip will take place nearshore or offshore. Depending on how much time you intend to spend on the water, you’ll target a great variety of species, such as Mahi-Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Atlantic Sailfish, Wahoo, Cobia, Grouper, Snapper, Tarpon, Shark…the list just keeps going! The Captain and the crew will introduce you to a variety of techniques: from light to heavy tackle, and bottom fishing to trolling.

The price of your trip includes use of all premium rods, reels, and tackle, live bait, lures, and fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned, filleted and professionally packaged for you to take home, sub-zero frozen, stored and then shipped back to your state so you can enjoy your fresh catch at a later date when you arrive home. Fish packing company ‘‘Islamorada Fish Freight’’ will do all that for you at an additional cost. If you prefer, Captain Rex will recommend local restaurants that will cook your day’s catch for dinner that night!

Whether you are looking for a challenge or a relaxing day out, 3rd Alarm Fishing will create memorable experiences that will last a lifetime. Capt. Rex regularly uploads his charters to his 3rd Alarm Fishing YouTube channel. Get your trip featured on the channel and show it off to your friends and family!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    Full day trips maximize the captain's ability to locate where the fish are biting and allow you to catch many different species using a variety of techniques. You will target seasonal migrations of Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, Cobia, and Tarpon. Head to deepest water first, then fish your way back to the reef. Head back to the reef line to drop down some baits and target Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Black Grouper. Contact the Captain at least 24 hours prior to your charter
  • Private trip
    Spring Break March Madness
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Mar 31
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Book your Full Day trip in March for Spring Break & claim your discount! Captain invites & welcomes guests to enjoy this seasonal special right now. This is a limited time $150 off special. Book now
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Reef Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Four-hour trips usually run 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm, but this may be flexible based on other bookings. Half day trips will give you less fishing time but there is still plenty of opportunity to land the fish of a lifetime on any 3rd Alarm trip. Target species include Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Black Grouper. You must contact the Captain at least 24 hours prior to your charter to obtain the exact show and go times for your specific charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    Half day fishing charters are typically reserved for 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm time slots, though the captain can be flexible. This charter offers less time on the water but there is still ample opportunity to land the fish of a lifetime on any given trip. You will target Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Black Grouper. You must contact the Captain at least 24 hours prior to your charter to obtain the exact show and go times for your specific charter.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Shark & Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Shark & Tarpon charters are 3 hour evening trips (4 pm - 7 pm). This charter offers immediate fishing a few minutes away from the marina. You must contact the Captain at least 24 hours prior to your charter to obtain the exact show and go times for your specific charter. Afternoon fishing offers plenty of opportunities to land the fish or shark of a lifetime on any given trip. We will target shark and tarpon in shallow water... SHARPON Fishing! A great way to spend the afternoon sunset!!
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About the Captain

Rex Witkamp
Tavernier, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2017
Captain Rex Witkamp did not need a reason to become a fisherman, he has always been one. He is a passionate fisherman and operator of 3rd Alarm Fishing, with thousands of hours of experience guiding and fishing. Rex is a true professional, who knows where the fish are biting. He is a certified USCG Master Captain, as well as a Nationally Registered Paramedic and a Licensed Florida Firefighter. 3rd Alarm Fishing is a Private Fishing Charter that specializes in trips for First Responders, Fire, Rescue, Police, EMS, Military, family & kid-friendly nearshore shark and tarpon trips, corporate outings, and events.

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Targeted Species

Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1974, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 350HP Yanmar 6LYA-STE engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
36 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
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.80
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97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Mark J.
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VERIFIED   October 17, 2019
Captain Rex Witkamp of One Love Sportfishing gave us a day of fishing and lifelong memories as well. Both he and his first...
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Amazing trip and can't wait to visit again!

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
We did a shark and tarpon trip while on vacation with family friends (3 adults, one 11 year old and one 15 year old) because...
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Half day with Captain Rex

VERIFIED   April 17, 2019
We booked a morning fishing charter with Captain Rex and had an amazing experience. Captain Rex and his mate Jason were great...
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VERIFIED   July 12, 2019
Captain Rex is very personable and accommodating.  He is also conscientious regarding the comfort and desires of his...
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VERIFIED   September 24, 2019
Had a great time with Captain Rex and mate Jason as I found out more about fishing with them in 4 hours than I have in the...
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