Captain
John Barker

Member since May 2014

Miami, United States

Background
Blue Waters II is operated by Captain John Barker (a second generation fisherman) and his son John Anthony Barker (third generation). They both grew up fishing the docks of Miami. With an undeniable love of the ocean, one day they decided it was time to run a charter boat together. They enjoy fishing using all types of techniques.
Techniques
Love kite fishing, live baiting,trolling, deep dropping.all styles of fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain John Barker

Miami, United States
Background
Blue Waters II is operated by Captain John Barker (a second generation fisherman) and his son John Anthony Barker (third generation). They both grew up fishing the docks of Miami. With an undeniable love of the ocean, one day they decided it was time to run a charter boat together. They enjoy fishing using all types of techniques.
Techniques
Love kite fishing, live baiting,trolling, deep dropping.all styles of fishing.

My Charter Listings

Miami
trips from
US$ 750

Fishing Reports

Mahi Mahi in December?!

December 04, 2016

Talk about a small world! We fished the Stuart family who are based in Hong Kong and work with the H2O pro lures and tackle there. Live bait has been scarce so the crew loaded up from the bait… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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North Port, fl
Went fishing on Sunday, March 25, 2018

Picture on website shows deck chairs and there was one chair for fishing. The air conditioner worked fine but the fumes from the engine were too overwhelming to stay in the cabin. Bait was changed once at our suggestion. Took 45 minutes to go out and 15 to get back??? First mate was not pleasant.

Adam Vertes does not recommend Blue Waters II Fishing Charters

Fished March 2018

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John Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 5, 2018

We’re sorry we didn’t meet your expectations.  Capt John usually goes out slowly so they
don’t throw water over the boat.  Coming in, the seas were coming with the boat so
the ride was faster. Mates can get complacent about trolling baits. We will certainly chat
with the mate and try to correct the issues. Please give us another chance to entertain
you.


United States
Went fishing on Sunday, October 15, 2017

Fished October 2017

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John Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, October 16, 2017

So happy that the fishing was active and fun-hope to fish you again before you all return
to Chicago.

Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

It was a wonderful time.
Captain John and Mike are realy great guys!
Ice beer, lots of tunas and everything you can expect for a perfect day whit your family.
Tks Cap!

Fished July 2017

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John Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thank you and hope to be able to fish your family again!

crew of the Blue Waters 2


Miami Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

Fished June 2017

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John Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Thank you for fishing with us and hope to see you again this summer.

Kitchener, Ontario
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Boat was clean captain and crew were professional at all times and patient with us.  The captain’s son was the one that kept the lines going he worked so hard all day and both wanted to be sure that we had an amazing experience.  A delicious lunch was provided for us and there were cool drinks for us to remain hydrated.  Although they already had some live bait when we first started out Captain John wanted to stop to catch more before we headed and out and that was a great experience as well.  They educated us on what they were doing and about the fish that were caught and the ones that got away

Fished April 2017

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Central District
Went fishing on Sunday, December 4, 2016

Complete surprise tripfor my husband who is a long time fisherman .
We had a great day ,and he was very happy.
Captain John and John know all there is to know about fishing in Miami waters and so we were in very good hands.
Caught fish had lunch prepared by lovely Jackie ,what’s could be better.

Fished December 2016

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John Barker (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, December 16, 2016

So glad the fish cooperated for this charter-customers could not have been nicer!
The crew really enjoyed the trip with these customers.