Captain Pete Jacobsen

Captain Pete Jacobsen invites you on a first class fishing adventure in the offshore waters of Key Largo, Florida. This area has an abundance of fish you will be able to chase and target with an expert crew led by Capt. Pete. Families and children are most welcome, as he loves to teach them about fishing and sharing his vast knowledge. The captain also welcomes beginners and seasoned anglers.

Capt. Pete will take you fishing on a 34-foot Crusader Downeast sportfishing boat. It is powered by one 375 HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots. The vessel provides a comfortable platform to hunt and capture South Atlantic game fish. You will find all the safety and fish finding technology on board, as well as a flybridge, a toilet, and a shower.

The charter offers traditional nearshore and offshore fishing in the Florida Keys for species such as Mutton Snapper, Red and Black Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, and more local species. The crew are very experienced in targeting offshore game fish and will provide you with expert advice on how you can catch them, too, so pay close attention and you’ll be reeling in throughout the trip.

Each trip will include rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits, and a fishing license. So all you have to bring is something to eat and drink for the day, and enjoy your adventure! You will have an option to book a half day or a full day trip depending on the fish you want to catch, so take your pick and get ready to reel!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $700
    A quick trip out to the reef where we’ll anchor up and chum for Yellowtail Snappers. They will either bite or They won’t but either way, it's a quick, affordable way to wet a line. Afternoon availability only.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    The half day trip can take you to the nearshore waters and the reefs where you can target Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper (regulations permitting), Red and Black Grouper, and other species.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Tuna (Skipjack)
    Skipjack Tuna
    Rainbow Runner
    Rainbow Runner
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $900
    Head out later in the day and hit the productive nearshore waters and the reefs! You'll fish for Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper (regulations permitting), Red and Black Grouper, and other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing & Trapshooting
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Half day of fishing with the incorporation of trap shooting off the back of the boat. Weather permitting….no shooting on rough days.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,200
    Ideal for any angler looking to get offshore and hunt for Mahi. Leave early and get in earlier than on a full day trip to beat the summer heat.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore Mahi Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,400
    Full day adventure to the deep waters of the Gulfstream …..hunt for Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore & Trapshooting
    Just booked! Last booked: 6 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,500
    Full Day offshore Mahi fishing with the added bonus of Trapshooting off the back of the boat.
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Jennifer M.
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First Timers - Perfect Day!!!!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 20, 2024
First Timers - Perfect Day!!!! YOU HAVE TO FISH with Capt. Pete!!! We had a fantastic trip off shore fishing with Captain...
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Michael M.
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Great with kids

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 23, 2024
Captain and deckhand were both super friendly. We did deep sea with four boys, ages 7-14. The bigs reeled in on their own,...
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Christina S.
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Excellent Captain and Awesome Mate!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Mahi Trip on March 10, 2024
From the very minute I inquired about booking a trip Captain Pete was very quick with responding and very nice. Once at the...
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Trey H.
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Perfect Charter & Great for Families!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 20, 2024
We had a great time with Captain Pete and Chuck! They were very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We are a family...
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Michael P.
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Great Keys Fishing Experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Mahi Trip on February 10, 2024
We went out on a tough day but the captain and his crew worked hard to put on us on fish. These guys have lived and breathed...
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FAQs about Captain Pete Jacobsen

Captain Pete Jacobsen offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $700 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (3 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day Fishing & Trapshooting (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - Full Day Offshore Mahi Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - Full Day Offshore & Trapshooting (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Pete Jacobsen, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet Enclosed head with cabin lighting.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System Bluetooth Stereo
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Pete Jacobsen include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We use live bait when available. We won’t waste precious time on your charter to catch live bait if don’t have to.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Fish cleaning services are included on all our trips.)
  • First Mate (Professional, drug free, non-smoking.)
  • Fishing License (Fishing license for all crew members is included in trip price.)

Captain Pete Jacobsen offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Anywhere from 10-25 miles from land is where we typically where we find our fish. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Captain Pete Jacobsen offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Pete Jacobsen include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Pete Jacobsen
Key Largo, Florida, United States
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261 Customer reviews
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Member since April 2017
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Captain Pete has been on the water his whole life, fishing and perfecting his techniques almost every day of the year. He is a family man who loves taking his own kids out on the water, as well as other families, and teaching them all the tricks that will make their trips successful. He is a fun and patient captain who says he is blessed to do this job that is also his passion. Captain Pete loves fishing for offshore species such as Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Nurse) Nurse Shark
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Boat specs

Crusader (Downeast) originally built in 1987. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Anywhere from 10-25 miles from land is where we typically where we find our fish.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Enclosed head with cabin lighting.
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Bluetooth Stereo

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We use live bait when available. We won’t waste precious time on your charter to catch live bait if don’t have to.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fish cleaning services are included on all our trips.
First Mate
Professional, drug free, non-smoking.
Fishing License
Fishing license for all crew members is included in trip price.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We welcome young anglers!
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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