Come aboard the Sea Cross and experience the best deep sea fishing in Miami!  At the helm is owner and operator Captain Rafael Mayans, an experienced guide who is dedicated to making every trip special. Join him for your chance to land the catch of a lifetime!

The Sea Cross is a 36’ custom rigged Hatteras Sportfishing Yacht, originally built in 1979 and restored in 2008. While there’s no A/C, this vessel is prepared for some hardcore game fishing and is equipped with a fly bridge, Tuna Tubes, and a fighting chair. Capt. Rafael can take up to six passengers on board, with room for four to fish comfortably.

What really makes your time aboard this boat memorable is the captain and crew. Capt. Rafael and his First Mate do their best to cater to every customer’s needs. They are great with anglers of all skill levels, including children. Rest assured they will show you how to target your catch using the most effective technique so you can bring home something unforgettable.

The average catch includes Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Grouper, and more. You are likely to spend most of your time trolling, though you may try your hand at other techniques such as jigging, drift fishing, or kite fishing.

Trips aboard the Sea Cross include a fishing license and everything else you need. Capt. Rafael provides top of the line gear, featuring the likes of Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa. Depending on the species, you may keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you. Please note that a tip of 20% for the First Mate is customary.

Come aboard today for the ultimate deep sea fishing experience in Miami Beach!



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
    $850
    This full day of fishing will have you reeling in a massive catch within just 15 miles of shore. You might catch Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Grouper, and much more. Top of the line gear and a fishing license are provided.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    More time on the water gives you a chance to catch more fish. Come reel in a hard fighting Tuna, Wahoo, or Mahi Mahi! You could also catch Barracuda, Grouper, Cobia, or 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
    $550
    This half day trip will have you fishing offshore in no time, anywhere from two-and-a-half to 15 miles from shore. You are likely to catch Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, Kingfish, Tuna, and much more. A fishing license and top of the line gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $550
    Depending on conditions, this trip could take you anywhere from two-and-a-half to 15 miles offshore. You will fish for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Barracuda, Kingfish, Tuna, and much more. A fishing license and top of the line gear are provided.
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About the Captain

Rafael Mayans
Miami Beach, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
129 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2014
Sea Cross fishing trips are owner operated by Captain Rafael Mayans. Capt. Rafael has more than 30 years of fishing experience and has been guiding charters since 2000. He aims to provide every customer with a personalized experience, and has been known to put some of them on the catch of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1979, and restored in 2008. Powered by 2 220HP Volvo Penta engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Cyndi L.
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Booked for the grands......

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 14, 2021
Booked the trip for my 3 grandsons, 19 year old, 17 year old, and 15 year old.  They had the best time fishing!  Crew was...
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Krystal Y.
Scotchtown, NY
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Half Day with Captain Pete and Roli

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 25, 2021
We have such a great experience with Sea across 1 on our trip to Miami. Booking was easy, excellent customer service and prompt...
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Chelsea, MI
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Half Day trip with Captain Pete and Rolly (sp?)

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 17, 2021
We had a great time today with Sea Cross Fishing. This was our first time on a charter fishing trip. We did the half day and...
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Half day trip with Captain Mark

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 17, 2021
This fishing trip was one for the bucket list. The crew were very knowledgeable, helpful, fun and friendly. A huge thank you...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on September 5, 2021
Great time had with the SeaCross crew. Recommend this charter highly. Thanks again for a great trip, excellent guidance and...
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FAQs about Sea Cross I - Fishing Miami

Sea Cross I - Fishing Miami offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sea Cross I - Fishing Miami, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sea Cross I - Fishing Miami include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Shimano, Penn, etc.)
  • Live Bait (Usually prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (A tip of 20% is customary)
  • Fishing License

Sea Cross I - Fishing Miami offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Sea Cross I - Fishing Miami offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sea Cross I - Fishing Miami include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo