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Savage Sportfishing Florida Keys

From the heart of the Keys, Savage Sportfishing offers diverse fishing. Based in Marathon, there’s excellent inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing on their doorstep. Exploit the picturesque scenery and tropical climate and hop aboard with Captain Destin Bayer. Born and raised in the Keys, he’s fished and dived these waters since birth. His experience and knowledge are second to none, and he can’t wait to show you the best the sea has to offer.

Head off aboard a 29’ SeaVee center console. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki motor, you’ll hit speeds of up to 56 knots, leaving land a distant memory behind. Thanks to the onboard GPS and fishfinder, you’ll have no trouble finding the sweet spots, while you’ll have plenty of space to sit, relax, and enjoy the weather on the deck. With near 360-degree vision, you’ll get to appreciate the surroundings, and keep your eye on your target fish.

During the summer, shorter trips will take you to the Seven Mile Bridge, where you’ll target the “Silver King” for an exciting adventure. Hit the reefs and wrecks, otherwise, and bottom fish for impressive nearshore species. Snappers, Groupers, Amberjacks, Barracudas, and Cobia, are just some of the thrilling fish you’ll face. If you have time, head offshore and troll to try and catch the bite of beautiful Sailfish, delicious Tuna or Mahi Mahi, and more.

Try your hand at a range of fishing techniques when on board with Savage Sportfishing. Capt. Destin is a spearfishing expert, so just let him know if you want a go. Otherwise, feel free to bring your own fly gear or bowfishing equipment, and get ready to make your dreams come true. With snorkeling and sunset trips available, there truly is something for everyone. All you need to do is bring a cooler full of snacks and drinks to make the most of it.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $995
    up to 6 persons
    Spending 8 hours on the water is the best option for a full fishing experience in the Florida Keys. Head to the nearshore reefs and wrecks, sail offshore to the open oceans, or combine the two – there really is time for everything. Monster Sharks, stunning Sailfish, and delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi await offshore, and you'll troll the deep seas to try and entice their bite. While you'll be bottom fishing the reefs to catch Snappers, Groupers, Cobia, Pompano, Amberjacks, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    A 6-hour charter offers more flexibility and really allows you to get a better experience. This popular trip allows you to engage in any and every type of fishing in the Keys. Whether fishing the reefs and wrecks for Groupers, Snappers, Cobia, Pompano, Amberjack, or more. Or if you head offshore for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, and Wahoo – this trip has it covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Lobster and Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 24 Jul - 1 Apr
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    What's better than Lobster and fishing in the same day?? Not much!! Enjoy our beautiful Florida Bay and pristine reefs while fishing and snorkeling / diving for all sorts of tasty sea creatures. While lobstering typical depths range from 10 -30 feet and all skill levels can be accommodated. Fishing will be on the reef and reef and wrecks for grouper, yellowtail snapper, mutton and mangrove snapper, African pompano and sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Lobster and Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 24 Jul - 1 Apr
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    What's better than Lobster and fishing in the same day?? Not much!! Enjoy our beautiful Florida Bay and pristine reefs while fishing and snorkeling / diving for all sorts of tasty sea creatures. While lobstering typical depths range from 10 -30 feet and all skill levels can be accommodated. Fishing will be on the reef and reef and wrecks for grouper, yellowtail snapper, mutton and mangrove snapper, African pompano and sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    The nearshore reefs and wrecks from the Keys are prime hunting grounds for all serious anglers. Bottom fish these fertile fishing grounds for beautiful and delicious Groupers, Snappers, Cobia, Pompano, as well as exciting Barracudas and Sharks. During the season, you'll primarily target the coveted "Silver King" – Tarpon. These majestic creatures are a delight for any angler, and you'd better prepare for an almighty struggle to get them on the boat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    From Groupers to Pompano, Snappers to Sharks, Barracudas to Cobia – the nearshore reefs and wrecks of the Florida Keys are home to some incredible fishing. Try bottom fishing with live bait to entice one of these strong creatures. From May through August, you'll mainly go after Tarpon. Known affectionately as the "Silver King", these tough-fighting beasts are on every angler's bucket list, and you're sure to find out why during this afternoon trip.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy fishing the beautiful 7mile Bridge, Bahia Honda and Long Key Bridge for the silver king. Fishing is best in the early morning and evenings. Most fish are anywhere from 40lbs up to 100lbs and offer an amazing fight and photo op !!!!
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    You will enjoy fishing for the silver King along the Seven Mile bridge, Bahia Honda bridge and the Long Key Bridge for the silver King. Fish average anywhere from 40 to 150 lb and some up to 200. You'll get to see an amazing sunset and also get some incredible photo ops.
  • Private trip
    Guaranteed Lobster/Bullynetting
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 24 Jul - 1 Nov
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Get ready to catch some Lobster and enjoy some amazing scenery and wildlife while cruising the shallow Flats of the Florida Bay on our fully custom 17 Whaler powered by 115 Suzuki outboard. Most people only get the chance to experience lobstering while diving / snorkeling but bully netting offers the benefit of staying in the boat and going in the early evening makes it cooler and overall a unique experience. A limit of 12 lobsters is guaranteed and we can take up to three people on this unique adventure!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Sunset Combo
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $495
    up to 4 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Take in the beautiful sunset as you cruise around the island and see the sunset on the historic Seven Mile Bridge. This trip is a great way to end the day or celebrate a special occasion, and you can even fish the shallow waters for exciting species, such as Snook and even Tarpon, when in season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Snorkel Combo
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Enjoy the pristine reefs and feed the colorful fish when underwater, then get your fish on and start reeling in some delicious species to take home. The waters are only around 15–30 feet deep, so you'll have perfect vision of the stunning fish around you. Expect to catch some smaller reef fish on this 4-hour trip.
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About the Captain

Destin Bayer
Marathon, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
41 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2017
Captain Destin Bayer was born and raised in the Keys and was raised like Bud and Sandy from Flipper. He grew up fishing, spearfishing, diving, and lobstering, before going on to do each one commercially. An experienced hand at all of these techniques, he's fished plenty of tournaments and has even developed his own styles. The Capt. Destin special would have to be his style of bully-netting Lobsters at night with lights from the boat, so that you can see more than you would usually. During daytime, his most prized catch was a 1,100 lb Tiger Shark.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Lobster
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 56 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Marathon to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.43
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
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Experience
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Great Captain
Half day Snorkel\/ fishing day
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Angler Rating
29
6
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2
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Christian B.
Marathon, Florida
 5.00
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Great day with Capt. Destin

VERIFIED   April 24, 2019
My wife and 3 daughters had an awesome day with Destin! He was super friendly, knowledgeable, polite, and encouraging! Was...
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Richard R.
Marathon, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip February 2019

VERIFIED   February 16, 2019
We had a great time with Captain Destin on our half day trip - which ended up being a little longer. He was very great with...
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Glendol W.
Tampa, Florida
 4.67
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Half day with Captain Destin

VERIFIED   May 11, 2019
This was the fist deep sea fishing for my two nephews and it was a huge success. Destin was very patient with the boys and...
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Audra G.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Destin

VERIFIED   May 30, 2019
We actually booked our trip for 2 days earlier, but Captain Destin wanted to make sure we had the best trip and called to make...
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James L.
West Des Moines, IA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   April 15, 2019
Destin has grown up fishing in the area. He knows where the fish are and how to catch them best.  He will tweak your technique...
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