Showtime Charters

Showtime Charters offers exciting nearshore and offshore fishing trips in Palm Beach, Florida, cruising out of the Sailfish Marina. The company is run and operated by Captain Tony, an enthusiastic guide who knows the area like the back of his hand. Showtime Charters is a team of professional, polite, and courteous mates who work hard to make your fishing experience exceed all the expectations.

Captain Tony will take you fishing aboard his beautiful “Showtime”, a newly upgraded and well prepared for the current bite 42-foot Hatteras. She comes powered by twin 600 HP Diesel engines and can cruise at the maximum speed of 21 knots. The former owner of the “Showtime” was the mate for Ernest Hemingway. The vessel is rigged with modern navigational electronics, including a sonar, a radar, a VHF radio, and a GPS. Perfect for accommodating up to six anglers, the “Showtime” features a wide and spacious deck fitted with a flybridge to spot any action going on below the surface, as well as an ice-box for the catch. Inside, she is air-conditioned and has a comfortable retro interior with all you need to relax in between the bites.

After a quick 15-minute ride to the fishing grounds, you will be able to enjoy butting heads with Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Cobia, Blue Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, Little Tuna, and who knows what else. Captain Tony is very familiar with the methods that work best in the local waters, including light and heavy tackle, spinning, bottom fishing, trolling, and kite fishing. Showtime Charters spares no expense to keep the latest tackle and equipment on the boat to make sure your fishing trip results in an outstanding catch.

A fishing trip with Showtime Charters comes inclusive with rods, reels, and tackle. You won’t have to worry about purchasing the licenses, the captain will provide them for you and your party. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted at the end of the trip, ready to go home and straight to the frying pan!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Spending your day fishing means spending your day right! Target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, and many other species. The captain will clean and fillet whatever you decide to keep.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    There, in Palm Beach, it only takes 15 minutes to get out to the fishing grounds. You will have all the time in the world to catch that trophy fish! With all gear and tackle provided, you will be targeting Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Little Tuna, Blue Marlin, Amberjack, Cobia, Sailfish, and who knows what else you may find at the end of your fishing line!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This trip is ideal for any passionate angler who wants to spend a day chasing the big fish, including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, and many more. Live bait is $80 extra per dozen for Sailfishing in the wintertime.
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About the Charter Operator

Showtime Sportfishing Charters
Palm Beach Shores, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
Response time 10 hours
Member since March 2017
Captain Tony Matarese has over 30 years experience fishing in and around Palm Beach. Before moving to Florida, Tony owned and operated an auto repair business in New Jersey. Having spent all these years exploring, fishing, and diving the waters of Palm Beach, Tony has gained an excellent reputation and a vast knowledge that only experience can provide. He always gives accurate fishing reports, hand picks his mates, and trains his crew to make them the best team in the area.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1967, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 600HP Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 21 knots.

42 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

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

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