Captain
Joel Brandenburg

Member since March 2015 Marathon, United States
Background
This very experienced Captain is a 3rd generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and had focused on childhood grief issues and grief counselling. Our captain is also a co-creator of two published kids books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from - the Gulf of Mexico.
Techniques
Inshore: Target snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, snapper, cobia, flounder, jack, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel , black drum, tripletail, shark. Light tackle spinning reels using live bait out of our new 24ft Hanson tower boat with 200 Yamaha. Offshore: Target grouper, snapper, amberjack, kingfish, sailfish, blackfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo, permit, cobia. Trolling and/or dropping conventional tackle using live and dead bait in our 45ft Hatteras Sport Fisher with A/C, restroom, staterooms and wifi.

Hey, I'm Captain Joel Brandenburg

Marathon, United States
Background
This very experienced Captain is a 3rd generation fishing captain in his family. Captain Joel is on the water 300 days per year and he loves every minute of it. He is native to Florida and has traveled the world over for fish. He used to be a child psychologist for 20 years and had focused on childhood grief issues and grief counselling. Our captain is also a co-creator of two published kids books. Captain Joel loves acquainting his guests with the most epic fish which he believes are exactly where he is from - the Gulf of Mexico.
Techniques
Inshore: Target snook, tarpon, redfish, trout, snapper, cobia, flounder, jack, sheepshead, Spanish mackerel , black drum, tripletail, shark. Light tackle spinning reels using live bait out of our new 24ft Hanson tower boat with 200 Yamaha. Offshore: Target grouper, snapper, amberjack, kingfish, sailfish, blackfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo, permit, cobia. Trolling and/or dropping conventional tackle using live and dead bait in our 45ft Hatteras Sport Fisher with A/C, restroom, staterooms and wifi.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 114 reviews
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Offshore High Seas
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Aaron H.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 5.00
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Offshore High Seas

VERIFIED   NEW  October 17, 2020
Was worried the weather would keep us from going, but multi-generation Charter Captain Joel, said we would be fine.  He...
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 18, 2020
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Neal E.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Full day trip with captain Joel

VERIFIED   July 18, 2020
We had a great day on the water. Our target fish were mahi and he put us on them. Unfortunately we had to cut our day short...
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Jon K.
League City, TX
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 2, 2020
We were arced with very tough wind conditions all day but the Capt did his best to keep us on the fish all day!  We were...
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Angel P.
Winter Garden, FL
 5.00
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Awesome family fishing trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  October 10, 2020
The captain and Chris & Chris were incredible and very knowledgeable! Very nice experience!
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