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
    $1,700
    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
    $1,700
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    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
    $1,050
    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
    $950
    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
    $850
    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
    $750
    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
3 Fishing Reports
118 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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) Black Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish
Sailfish Sailfish

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

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

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 date(s) 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 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% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Sonja R.
Punta Gorda, FL
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Two Awesome Days with Capt. Josh & Crew

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on June 21, 2021
We spent a fantastic two days in the Atlantic with Capt. Josh chasing — and catching — dolphins. There wasn’t a minute...
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6 Hr trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Offshore on September 19, 2021
We have been on 5 Charters in Florida now and the only one worth even giving a review is this one with capt Josh. If you want...
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Wow. What an absolute UNIT of a swordfish we picked up with Josh. First, the basics. Then, the story. Josh...
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Stop shipping the internet, go with Captain Josh!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on October 16, 2021
We had a blast! Trust me the fishing experience is it’s Captain Josh is second to none. He’s born and raised Florida, been...
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Kannapolis, NC
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8 Hour Offshore with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 25, 2021
Absolutely amazing experience, I would recommend this group for anyone. Although the fish were tough, Josh worked hard to find...
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FAQs about Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat

Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Reef Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,150 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Swordfishing (10 hours)
  • $1,700 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Swordfishing/Night (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Hogfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo