Captain Buddy LaPointe

Join Captain Buddy LaPointe in beautiful Marathon, Florida and discover what makes fishing in these waters so spectacular. With more than 30 years of charter fishing experience to his name, you will find Capt. Buddy to be both knowledgable and friendly. He welcomes anglers of all ages, so bring your family aboard for an experience you can remember for years to come!

Step aboard a 21’ Cobia powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine. This craft is fitted with the latest fishing technology, including GPS, fishfinder, and a live bait well. Up to four passengers can cast lines comfortably aboard the spacious deck.

Capt. Buddy will have bait in the live well and top of the line gear ready on board when you arrive. You will have your choice of custom rods, Star Rods, and Orvis rods, complemented by an array of reels by Penn, Shimano, Ovris, STH, and Gold Cup.

Capt. Buddy keeps his equipment in top condition. He sharpens his fish hooks daily and constantly re-spools his fishing line to eliminate line breaks. Rest assured your fishing experience will go as smoothly as possible.

While fishing inshore and nearshore you can catch a wide variety of species, from delicious Snapper to daunting specimens such as Bull Shark, Barracuda, and Tarpon. Capt. Buddy will help you target your catch using the most effective method, whether it’s spinning, jigging, popping, or fly fishing. Fly rods are provided, or you are welcome to bring your own.

Captain Buddy LaPointe supplies everything you need, including a fishing license. Depending on the species, you are welcome to keep your catch and he will clean and fillet it for you, too.

Bring your family aboard today for an experience you can enjoy together!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $695
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This full day of fishing includes a license and all the gear you need. Come aboard and fish for sharks, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $595
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    More time on the water means you can catch more fish! While fishing inshore and nearshore you can target Snapper, Amberjack, Barracuda, sharks, and much more. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $495
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The bite is often best in the morning! Come aboard and fish for whatever is biting, from Spanish Mackerel to Amberjack, Barracuda, and sharks. A fishing license and gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $495
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip includes four hours of inshore/nearshore fishing, for Snapper, Permit, Barracuda, and much more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cobia (Bay boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

About the Captain

Captain Buddy LaPointe
Marathon, Florida, United States
Member since September 2017
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An honors graduate of Pensacola Christian College, Captain Buddy LaPointe has over 30 years of experience charter fishing in the Florida Keys. He is professional, courteous, and dedicated to showing his clients a great time on the water! Fish with Captain Buddy once and you will see why his customers keep coming back time and again.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.95
out of 5 stars from 77 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Joe Y.
Auburn, PA
 5.00
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Great Day With Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   NEW  July 2, 2019
My daughter and I booked a split charter with Capt Buddy - fished in AM, then again in the PM. We had numerous opportunities...
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James W.
Fort Mill, SC
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Buddy LaPointe

VERIFIED   NEW  June 18, 2019
Fantastic trip!!!  Buddy put us on the fish all day.  My son caught a 55lb tarpon on the first cast of the morning. ...
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Derek D.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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Full Day Trip with Buddy

VERIFIED   NEW  July 10, 2019
Overall it was a great trip! Buddy is very knowledgeable about the area and was able to assess our level of expertise and adjusted...
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Dan W.
Wixon Valley, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   NEW  July 15, 2019
Captain Buddy is a real gentleman who knows fishing and fish. He has the experience to know when to go where as conditions...
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Lance M.
Rio Rancho, NM
 5.00
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Great trip fishing with Captain Buddy!!

VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
We had a great time with Captain Buddy! We booked a 3/4 day and had plenty of time and nothing ever felt rushed. Buddy sure...
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