Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat

Grand Slam Charters invites you down to the Key Largo to enjoy incredible game fishing in the shallows flats, murky backcountry, and sheltered bays of the Upper Florida Keys. These waters are home to a diverse range of inshore game fish, with every species on the IGFA’s Inshore Grand Slam list present for much of the year and plenty of seasonal visitors, too.

Spend your trip battling Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Snook on the hunt for a super grand slam, or just enjoy a day of great food fishing for Redfish, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. Whatever you’re after, you’ve come to the right guy. Captain Josh has been guiding these waters for 20 years, and his boat has been custom-rigged for awesome flats fishing.

Captain Josh runs an 18’ Gordon Waterman boat, which was made in 2008, but started to be used just now and cruises at almost 40 knots thanks to her Yamaha outboard. When combing the shallows, her stealthy trolling motor will get you right on top of the fish before they even know you’re there. You’ll spot them easily, though, with a sturdy sight casting platform to get the best view of the water.

All Grand Slam Charters trips come with quality Shimano reels and Star rods. You will be given a selection of lures and plenty of live bait to keep you going all day long. At the end of your trip, all you catch will be cleaned and filleted, ready to cook up as you celebrate the day’s top catches and mourn the ones that got away.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    24 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    Spend the morning fishing for a huge range of inshore species. The Florida Keys are home to Bonefish, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $750
    Enjoy an awesome afternoon fishing the Florida Keys for an extensive selection of inshore species. Target Bonefish, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Head out in search of monster inshore species on this 3/4 day charter. The extra couple of hours means even more great hookups of Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, Trout, Permit, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Night Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US $900
    Head out late to battle monster Tarpon, Snook, and other nocturnal hunters as the sun sets around you. This trip is great for anglers looking to hook trophy fish, and is perfect in the summer, when fishing into the night lets you escape the heat and humidity.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,050
    Spend the whole day fishing the shallow flats and mangroves of the Florida Keys in search of huge Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Redfish, Trout, and more. There are so many fish here the toughest part is often choosing what to go after. Having the whole day on the water lets you battle the widest range of species or go after trophy catches of one in particular.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Bruno T.
Hialeah, Florida
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Great Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 8, 2023
This was our second trip With Captain Josh and he did not fail to put us on the fish. We fished the back waters for what...
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Jason L.
Farmington, MN
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Full day trip with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 17, 2021
We had a fantastic day, fish were tough to come by due to a cold front, but Captain Josh found us some.  We had bottle nose...
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Brian H.
Heidelberg, PA
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Outstanding 12:30 trip with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 12, 2021
I wanted a fun, action packed fishing trip for my 18 year old daughter and I. Captain Josh delivered and then some. Caught...
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Mitch T.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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3/4 night trip in the Everglades

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Night Fishing on February 14, 2020
Great trip . Mosquitos were a little intense at times, caught several types of fish. We did catch and release. Saw manatee’s...
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Bruno T.
Key Largo, Florida
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The wind didn't matter

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 14, 2022
Captain Josh took what could have been an average day and made it one of our best. The wind was up but Josh found us the fish....
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FAQs about Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat

Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (24 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Night Fishing (6 hours)
  • US $1,050 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Quality Shimano and Star rods and reels.)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Equipment not supplied - please bring your own.)

Top targeted fish species with Grand Slam Charters - 18' Boat include:
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Josh Holmes
Key Largo, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
154 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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

Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Equipment not supplied - please bring your own.

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Quality Shimano and Star rods and reels.
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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.
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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