Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat

Grand Slam Charters provides unforgettable fishing trips on the beautiful coast of sunny South Florida! This fishing charter is firefighter-owned and operated by Captain Josh Holmes, who has over 20 years of experience exploring these waters.

Hop aboard his 30’ Contender for the ultimate fishing experience. She’s powered by twin Yamaha 300’s to provide a fast and reliable ride and can accommodate up to 5 anglers. Other features include a full range of navigational systems, a live well, cooler, and fish box to keep your catch fresh.

The waters surrounding Key Largo are some of the most productive in the state, with deep waters just a stone’s throw from the shore and a huge mix of species crowding into every habitat around.

This includes pelagic fish like Mah Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, Kingfish, Wahoo, and Swordfish. You can even fish the patch reefs for smaller species like Yellowtail Snapper, Porgy, Hogfish, and more!

Capt. Josh offers a wide variety of trips, suitable for every level of angler, and is more than happy to customize them to accommodate any and all clients. He brings along top-notch gear to ensure a successful day and will even clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip.

All you’ll need to bring are any drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy throughout the day. Check availability and pricing today, and get ready for a first-class Floridian fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Swordfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    Swordfishing is the ambitious angler's bread and butter! On this extended full day trip, you'll dedicate yourself exclusively to hooking the long-billed fish. You're in for some very technical fishing that has the potential to turn into the most amazing trip of your life! Bycatches include Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Wahoo. Bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and Capt. Josh will provide the rest!
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Swordfishing/Night
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    Swordfish tend to bite even better after the sun has gone down and you'll make the most of their active hours on this evening trip! Although Swordfish are the main targets you may also hook into the occasional Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Wahoo. No need to worry about gear – Capt. Josh takes care of that, just bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    price breakdown
    $1,050
    Get the most out of the offshore action with a full day on the water! You'll hook into the likes of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Kingfish with top-notch gear provided by Capt. Josh. Don't forget to bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going – and don't forget the sunscreen!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $950
    price breakdown
    $950
    Get out into deeper waters to reel in some big and delicious pelagic fish! This is a great way to fill the freezer and hook into the likes of Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and more. Capt. Josh brings along top-notch gear to ensure you have a productive day. Bring enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    To get the most out of the productive patch reefs surrounding the Keys a full day trip is a must! You'll hook into the likes of White Grunt, Hogfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Blue Runner, and even Sharks in this productive, yet calm fishery. Capt. Josh provides all the gear you need for a successful day, just bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours to explore the productive patch reefs surrounding the Keys! This is an excellent choice for anyone looking to try their hand at fishing in an area that's protected from rough waters. You'll hook into the likes of White Grunt, Hogfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Blue Runner, and Sharks, with gear provided by your captain.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Spend half a day exploring the beautiful patch reefs surrounding the Florida Keys! This is an excellent choice for anyone looking to try their hand at fishing in shallower waters, protected from the current. You'll target species such as White Grunt, Hogfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Blue Runner, and even Sharks! All of your gear is already on board, just bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
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About the Captain

Josh Holmes
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
66 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Captain Josh Holmes loves fishing for Florida's famous inshore and offshore species. He's a fun person who's always ready for action, and who's always giving his all to make his guests feel comfortable on his boat. He's been nonstop fishing in South Florida for the last 20 years and there's no slowing down in sight

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Hogfish Hogfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
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Great Day Swordfishing
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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Henry P.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Captain Josh

VERIFIED   NEW  October 10, 2020
Day and boat were a 10/10 and Captain Josh was an 11/10. Guy is an absolute legend/expert and will accommodate any level of...
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Michael M.
Gulf Breeze, FL
 5.00
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Our original trip got cancelled by another capt 12hrs before the trip due to boat issues.  Capt Josh accepted our request...
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Blake S.
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 5.00
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Awesome Trip with Captain Josh!

February 1, 2020
My buddies and I went out with Josh over a 2 day span.  Booked again right away after the first day was an amazing success. ...
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Jessey S.
Kennesaw, GA
 5.00
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Great Day Swordfishing

VERIFIED   September 18, 2020
Captain Josh is one of the most knowledgeable and professional captains that I’ve had. It was a slower day of fishing (Swordfish...
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Tyler T.
Downers Grove, IL
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Amazing Full Day Trip With Captain Josh!!!

VERIFIED   February 1, 2020
Came down with 2 other friends and had a blast fishing with Captain Josh. He got us on a ton of flag Yellow Tail Snapper and...
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