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’ Beavertail flats boat, which was completely overhauled in 2018 and now 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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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 hours 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
2 reports
24 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Captain Josh loves fishing for inshore and offshore species. He is a fun person always ready for action, and always giving his all to making his guests feel comfortable on his boat. He says: "Nonstop fishing in south Florida for the last 20 years with no slowing down in sight!".

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish
Jack Crevalle
Permit
Redfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Flats boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 37 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 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 Included

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
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.71
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Great Trip
Nice looking Snook!
Got a Jack
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Paul S.
Key Largo, Florida
 5.00
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Fantastic Day

VERIFIED   May 17, 2019
A great day out and the bonus was I caught plenty of fish. Josh is a spot on captain and a pleasure to spend the day with.
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Jim H.
Austin, TX
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   February 28, 2019
This guide Rocks!!!
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Kristene P.
Key Largo, FL
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VERIFIED   May 26, 2019
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Eric K.
Orlando, FL
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Orlando boys with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   March 19, 2018
Captain Josh showed up with a beautiful 24 foot Wellcraft boat and picked us up right off the dock.  As soon as we arrived...
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