SunSports Charter - Spearfishing

85954 Overseas Highway
Islamorada FL, United States

SunSports Charter specializes in exclusive small group scuba diving and spearfishing charters in Islamorada, Florida. This is a veteran owned company operated by Captain Mike Major, who has been guiding guests to the depths of Islamorada for over 35 years.

Captain Mike started off as a PADI certified Open Water instructor, building his way up to becoming a Divemaster. He is an excellent teacher who truly enjoys what he does, and this passion shows in each dive he takes his guests on.

You will sail out on his 32-foot Island Hopper DM30 dive boat named Island Dancer. This beauty is powered by a 340 HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. She is clean, stable, and offers all the features you and your group deserve. You’ll find snorkeling and spearfishing equipment, safety and navigational equipment, and a toilet.

SunSports Charter will take you on a diving adventure in the Florida Keys, which host the 3rd largest barrier reef in the world and provide outstanding spearfishing. Make sure you tell Captain Mike and his crew which site you are interested in, and they will take you there.

You will be able to target Black and Red Grouper, Hogfish, Red Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Lobster, Permit and Cubera Snapper below the surface, using the provided spearfishing equipment.

In the words of Captain Mike: “We just do our fishing from below the boat, rather than from the boat. Make your Destination our Location! ”.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Spearfishing Trip - AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    Includes passage for 4-6 guests for a two tank spearfishing trip. Your trip includes snacks and drinks, tanks and weights. Scuba and snorkel gear is available for rental. Speargun rental and instruction is also available. Prices as follows: Buoyancy Compensator - 15.00 per trip; Regulator w/ dive computer &Octopus - $15.00 per trip; Wetsuits - $10.00 per trip; Mask/Fins/Snorkel -$15.00 per trip; Complete Package -$45.00 per trip; SpearGun - $ 25.00 per trip.
  • Private trip
    Spearfishing Trip - PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 650
    up to 6 persons
    This trip includes a passage for 4-6 guests for a two tank spearfishing trip. The snacks and drinks, tanks and weights are all included. Scuba and snorkel gear is available to for rental. Speargun rental and instruction is also available. Prices as follows: Buoyancy Compensator - 15.00 per trip; Regulator w/ dive computer &Octopus - $15.00 per trip; Wetsuits - $10.00 per trip; Mask/Fins/Snorkel -$15.00 per trip; Complete Package -$45.00 per trip; SpearGun - $ 25.00 per trip.
  • Private trip
    Spearfishing Trip-1 Tank Night Dive
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    US$ 92
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    Includes passage for 6 guests for a 1 tank Night time spearfishing trip, Snack and drinks, tanks and weights. Scuba and snorkel gear is available to for rental. Speargun rental and instruction is also available. Prices as follows: Buoyancy Compensator - 15.00 per trip; Regulator w/ dive computer &Octopus - $15.00 per trip; Wetsuits - $10.00 per trip; Mask/Fins/Snorkel -$15.00 per trip; Complete Package -$45.00 per trip; SpearGun - $ 25.00 per trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red)
Hogfish
Lobster

Permit
Snapper (Cubera)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)

Boat Specs

Island Hopper DM30 (Dive boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 340HP Catapiller engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Mike Major
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
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Captain Mike has been guiding people on diving and spearfishing excursion for over 35 years in Islamorada. He was an active duty serviceman and during those years he mastered the art of diving, moving on to teaching about diving in the US, the Bahamas, and working in Egypt. He married his wife in the Bahamas over 30 years ago, and looks very fondly at the time spent on this magical island.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Spearfishing trip near Tavernier \/ Islamorada FL
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Rich Zimmerman
Brandon, Florida
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Spearfishing trip near Tavernier / Islamorada FL

VERIFIED   July 17, 2017
Overall the trip was fun, and the Captain and crew were very nice. There weren’t a lot of fish where we were that were...
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