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
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    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!
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About the Captain

Josh Holmes
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 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

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Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Gordon Waterman (Flats boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Mitch T.
Lehigh Acres, FL
 5.00
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3/4 night trip in the Everglades

VERIFIED   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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Heather M.
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Full day Capt Josh

VERIFIED   March 18, 2020
Just back from a great day with Captain Josh! My son only wanted a Tarpon, and boom! He got one almost immediately! Capt Josh...
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Clinton T.
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Great Day!

VERIFIED   January 20, 2020
Had my 9 year old son on the boat.  Capt. Josh is a great guy.  Put us on fast action.  Snapper, jacks, and...
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Blaine J.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
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Great Day Inshore with Josh....5 species day!!!

VERIFIED   January 6, 2020
I’ve been chartering boats for 25 years and this guy is right up there with the best! His knowledge of tides gear and species...
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Full-day Inshore Charter off Flamingo

November 24, 2019
I did a full-day inshore charter with Capt. Josh off Flamingo and it was a perfect day.  Capt. Josh is great…very...
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