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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $695
    price breakdown
    $695
    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
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $595
    price breakdown
    $595
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $495
    price breakdown
    $495
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $495
    price breakdown
    $495
    This trip includes four hours of inshore/nearshore fishing, for Snapper, Permit, Barracuda, and much more.
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About the Captain

Buddy LaPointe
Marathon, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
105 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2017
An honors graduate of Pensacola Christian College, Captain Buddy LaPointe has over 40 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! Captain Buddy can help veteran anglers further hone their skills, yet is very patient teaching young or inexperienced fishermen how to catch fish. Making great memories out on the water with his clients (whether they be new or “regulars”) is Capt Buddy’s goal every time he leaves the dock.

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 (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cobia (Bay boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.94
out of 5 stars from 105 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Julius L.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 2, 2019
We booked a three quarter day with Capt. Buddy for 12/2/19 and stopped by the marina on 12/1/19 and saw him.  Due to the...
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Joseph H.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 27, 2019
Captain LaPointe was very professional, knowledgeable and easy to get along with.  He put us on fish quick and kept us...
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Nichole F.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 19, 2020
We had such a great time with Buddy! He was so professional and also fun! I will certainly be recommending him to all of my...
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Courtney B.
Edmond, OK
 5.00
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Wonderful time catching sharks! 🦈

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 12, 2020
Captain Buddy was absolutely wonderful! My teenagers and younger son 10yrs old had a blast with Captain Buddy! They wanted...
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Kevin G.
Marathon, FL
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Full day fishing trip with Captain Buddy

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 10, 2020
We had a great time fishing with Captain Buddy. He was very knowledgeable about finding fish and teaching us the proper way...
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