Shark River Charters

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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    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.
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About the Captain

Dan Duimstra
Marathon, Florida, United States
32 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

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

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
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Crew
Experience
3\/4 Day with Captain Dan
We had a ball!
Mango Morning!
+9
Angler Rating
30
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Deborah R.
San Juan
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 5, 2019
My son and I spent a full day with Captain Dan fishing for yellow tails and grouper. We were successful at both. Captain Dan...
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Brian B.
Marathon, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Dan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 2, 2020
We didn’t know anything about booking a fishing charter but the choice of Shark River Charters and Capt Dan turned out to...
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Andrew C.
Auburn, WA
 5.00
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3/4 Day with Captain Dan

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 30, 2020
Charter was easy, prompt and polite. Captain Dan was very patient with my son. The bigger fish weren’t biting but the captain...
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Anne G.
Marathon, FL
 5.00
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Fun on the water

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 25, 2020
AS thet say, any day on the water is better than a day at work. Well that is true.  With the wind up we did not get to...
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Huffman M.
Vance, AL
 5.00
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We had a ball!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 26, 2020
Captain Dan is an incredibly knowledgeable and proficient fisherman and boat captain. We truly enjoyed his company and our...
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