If you like catching fish, look no further than Shark River Charters! Captain Dan Duimstra has years of experience both as a commercial fisherman and a charter operator. He’ll help you reel in something exciting, no matter the species or your skill level. Join him in Marathon, Florida and take home a catch to remember.

Step aboard a 26’ Parker powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine. With a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots, this vessel will get you to the fishing grounds in no time. She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and a live bait well. An onboard toilet caters to your comfort. There’s room for up to four passengers on board and children are welcome.

Weather permitting, Capt. Dan will take you five to six miles from shore, where you can fish the reefs for Triggerfish and various kinds of Snapper and Grouper. These are some of the most delicious species in the sea, and you’re welcome to take a few home to try for yourself! You are likely to catch many other fish while casting lines near the reefs, including sharks, Mackerel, Jacks, and more. In winter, you can also kite fish for Sailfish and King Mackerel.

Shark River Charters provides a fishing license and quality tackle, featuring the craftsmanship of Fin Nor, Penn, Shimano, Saltwater Series, Star Rods, and other respected names. You may keep your catch and Capt. Dan will clean and fillet any fish that you would like to eat. Come aboard and discover what’s biting below the waves in Marathon, Florida!



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $600
    Come aboard and fish the reefs for various kinds of Snapper and Grouper. The starting time may be flexible, depending on the captain's schedule. Fishing license is included in the price.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $700
    This trip gives you more time to fish the offshore reefs for Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, and more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $800
    Step aboard for a full day of fishing! You will fish the offshore reefs for various kinds of Grouper and Snapper. You may be able to target Kingfish and Sailfish by kite fishing in winter, as well. A license and top of the line gear are provided.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
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Caught fish
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Jason T.
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Freaking Amazing!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 25, 2023
I wish I could give Captain Dan 10 stars! This was the most fantastic fishing trip I’ve taken in my whole life! (And I’ve...
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Paul C.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 29, 2024
What a great day and bloody hot. Dan was a fantastic and knowledgeable skipper put us on the fish. I would recommend Dan as...
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Chris M.
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3/4 day with capt dan

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 13, 2024
Capt Dan was awesome.planned out our day and executed exactly what we intended to do.limited out on grouper and caught an assortment...
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Alex H.
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Great experience

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 10, 2024
We had a great time and we caught some fish! The weather wasn’t perfect but captain dan put us on fish! The bite was slow...
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Al M.
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 11, 2023
Targeted snappers and caught several yellow tail of good size. Bite was slow but Capt Dan went to several known spots but it...
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FAQs about Shark River Charters

Shark River Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Shark River Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Shark River Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Fin Nor, Saltwater Series, Star Rods)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Shark River Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (up to 6 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Shark River Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing (Equipment provided)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Shark River Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Dan Duimstra
Marathon, Florida, United States
43 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since September 2017
Fishing has been my only profession, having spent 30 years in the commercial fishing industry and over 16 years as the owner/operator at Shark River Charters. If you enjoy catching fish, you’ll love my charter. I like to go after Snappers and Groupers - you hold the fishing pole, feel the bite and reel em in. When not on the water you'll find Capt Dan in the Dakota's chasing birds with his Boykin Spaniel Kip

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Parker (Pilothouse) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
up to 6 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Kite Fishing
Equipment provided
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Fin Nor, Saltwater Series, Star Rods
Live Bait
Prepared before the trip
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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
BYO children's life vest
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

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