Gradyful Fishing Charters is based in Boca Raton, Florida. The charter is operated by Captain Shawn, who is often found guiding his friends and clients through the beautiful waters of South Florida. Each trip is a unique experience in a friendly atmosphere that will leave you with lifelong memories.

You will be fishing aboard a 31’ Rampage boat, which is powered by twin 315 HP Yanmar engines for more security and speed. She can comfortably take up to 6 anglers and is rigged with top-notch navigational electronics, such as a GPS, a fishfinder, and a VHF radio. The vessel is also equipped with outriggers, a live bait tank, an ice-box, and it features a top to provide you protection from the sun.

Each trip with Capt. Shawn can be customized to suit your needs and wishes. You can fish inshore, nearshore, the wrecks, reefs, offshore, or see what is biting in the freshwater of Boca Raton. The captain is good at a wide range of fishing techniques, such as light and heavy tackle, drift fishing, jigging, popping, kite fishing, spinning, trolling, and bottom fishing.

On a day out you will get an opportunity to learn about the local species and where to find them. The captain is great with kids, as well as with anglers of all ages and experience. Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are an occasional fisherman or even a pro – each trip you choose will be an eventful and memorable experience.

Among your targeted species will be Yellowtail Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Largemouth Bass, and many other freshwaters and saltwater species.

Your fishing trip with Capt. Shawn will include your rods, reels, tackle, live bait upon request, and lures. You will be offered soda and water, so feel free to bring your own snacks. The catch can be cleaned and filleted for you to take home after the trip.

Join Gradyful Fishing Charters and have the time of your life fishing the productive waters of Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    This full-day trip may get your hands full of Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Wahoo, and many more species. You will be fishing the waters of Boca Raton with Captain Shawn, who is an avid angler with a lot of experience. All rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This package can be customized to suit any angler's needs. Whether it's fishing inshore or the reefs – you may get some nice catches. Your fishing equipment will be included in the price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    During this trip, you will be able to experience some fine angling with a professional guide. You will be fishing inshore, targeting whatever is biting!
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This full-day trip may get your hands full of Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Wahoo, and many more species. You will be fishing the waters of Boca Raton with Captain Shawn, who is an avid angler with a lot of experience. All rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    This package can be customized to suit any angler's needs. Whether it's fishing inshore or the reefs – you may get some nice catches. Your fishing equipment will be included in the price.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    During this trip, you will be able to experience some fine angling with a professional guide. You will be fishing inshore, targeting whatever is biting!
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About the Captain

Shawn Safris
Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
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44 Customer Reviews
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Member since February 2017
Captain Shawn Safris has over 20 years of fishing experience. He has been passionate about fish since childhood. He enjoys being on the water and seeing the smile on a kid's face after reeling in a fish. Shawn is never in a hurry to get off the boat, always keen on spending a few extra hours trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo or Tuna.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Rampage (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 315HP Yanmar engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
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Boca Raton, Florida
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Half day with capt sean and Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Private on July 6, 2021
Total pros.  Totally wanna catch fish. And totally cool to my kids and wife who dealt with some sickness   Boat clean and...
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Great charter that really works for your enjoyment

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Private on July 15, 2021
Took my wife and girls on a charter. The seas were higher than usual and my girls had a tough time with sea sickness. They...
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Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
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Half day trip with Shawn and Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 8, 2021
I can’t say enough great things about Shawn and Chris of Gradyful. All my son wanted to do for his 10th birthday was go fishing...
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Half day Capt Shawn

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private Lakes on April 20, 2021
Our fishing trip with Capt Shawn was absolutely fabulous… he was very well informed and extremely helpful. He and his mate...
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6 hour trip with captain Shawn

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Private on February 4, 2021
Went out with captain Shawn and Oliver and had a blast. Captain Shawn was great with my two sons who are 10 and 13. They made...
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FAQs about Gradyful Fishing Charters

Gradyful Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $150 per person - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $175 per person - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $200 per person - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Private (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gradyful Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gradyful Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Upon request)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and soda)
  • First Mate

Gradyful Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Available upon request)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Gradyful Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gradyful Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo