Captain
Frank Drudi

Member since October 2014

Tavernier, United States

Background
Captain Frank Drudi has been running charters for over two decades and has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod. As the owner-operator of Chelsea Charters, Capt. Frank takes it upon himself to make sure that every trip aboard his vessel is fun, memorable and preferably bountiful. Let him show you just how good the fishing in the Keys really is.

Hey, I'm Captain Frank Drudi

Tavernier, United States
Background
Captain Frank Drudi has been running charters for over two decades and has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod. As the owner-operator of Chelsea Charters, Capt. Frank takes it upon himself to make sure that every trip aboard his vessel is fun, memorable and preferably bountiful. Let him show you just how good the fishing in the Keys really is.
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Chelsea Charters - 38' Phoebe II

Tavernier
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trips from US$ 800

Customer Reviews

4.73 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Charleston, wv
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Had a fantastic day on the water with Captain Dru and first mate Travis. They had us on the fish right away, and worked super hard to get us to our limit.  My teenage sons had a blast. Great day, highly recommended.

Fished July 2018

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Adamstown, md
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Had an awesome day of fishing aboard Chelsea Charters. Capt. Frank put us on schools of fish and mate Travis had us reeling in fish as fast as we could. Unbelievable day of fishing. This was our 3rd charter with Chelsea Charters and we cant wait for our next trip!

Fished July 2018

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Frank Drudi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 16, 2018

Thank you again Sue. Look forward to fishing with you guys again.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, July 1, 2018

Our trip with captain Frank started on a sour note. Email confirmation of our trip had the wrong time and address. We got to the boat a little late. Once we left the dock everything changed. Captain Frank and his mate Travis were awesome. They made up for all our frustrations. We got on the fish right away and the action never stopped. The boat was a beauty we enjoyed every minute of this trip. Looking forward to doing this again in the near future.

Alex S.

Fished July 2018

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Frank Drudi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 2, 2018

Alex, Thanks again for a great day. Sorry for the mix up on the address. Hurricane Irma shut down our marina and we were forced to move. I didn’t think to change address on the Fishingbooker site. We will take care of it.

Okatie, sc
Went fishing on Sunday, May 6, 2018

I searched for days to book the perfect FIRST deep sea fishing adventure for our family while visiting Key Largo. After contacting Captain Frank - I knew this was the charter for us and I had made the right decisions. My husband was happy with the size of the boat which was spacious and immaculate for the five family members able to come in addition to captain Frank and first mate Travis (who were AMAZING) and mate in training Jason. I explained that I wasn’t sure how some of us were going to handle being on open seas but we really wanted to catch some fish that we could eat - he said “no problem - we’ll concentrate on the snapper and not go out very far”. God was smiling and it was a sunny day with calm seas - and the fish were biting!!!! First mate Travis explained the secret behind a successful fishing trip and primed our location, showed us the correct way to pull those beautiful fish from the ocean and didn’t have any problem reminding us (gently) that we weren’t keeping that rod low enough or using the rod to ‘reel in the catch’ — as we were all beginners. We had a blast and caught so much fish we didn’t have to buy meat for the rest of the week!!! To add to the excitement- while our daughter was reeling in a fish- out flew a BARRACUDA trying to gobble up her catch. The crew quickly baited a bigger hook on a stronger rod with her fine catch and my husband caught and reeled in the barracuda. That only happened because they thought so fast on their feet. As we all did so well, the captain finished our trip by venturing out into deeper water and my husband caught a huge mullet snapper. We didn’t realize how big our fish or how big the BARRACUDA was until we went snorkeling a few days later. What a great and awesome trip of a lifetime!! Thanks to Captain Frank and his team for making my husband’s 60th birthday one we will all remember for years to come!!!!
Kathryn Cherry

Fished May 2018

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Frank Drudi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thank you very much for choosing us for you charter.  I am glad you guys enjoyed it. Hope you can make it back sometime.


Tampa, fl
Went fishing on Saturday, March 24, 2018

The crew was ready to fish. There were five of us and we were all able to reel in fish.  Great boat if you are looking for something spacious and relaxing.

Fished March 2018

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Frank Drudi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 29, 2018

Thank you again Mike. Hope you guys can come back soon we had a blast.


Key Largo, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Amazing trip, experienced Captain and first mate.I will be using this charter again in the future Thanks for the great memories.

Fished March 2018

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Frank Drudi (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Shane, thank you for fishing with is it was a pleasure. I am glad you enjoyed it.


Pompano Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, January 16, 2018

At the last minute Capt Frank came to the rescue as our booked boat Capt failed to arrive!!
Very professional and laid back .
Highly recommended

Fished January 2018

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Fort Pierce, Florida
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 15, 2016

NEVER again, the person paying for the trip was not allowed to participate ......

Terry Wolters does not recommend Chelsea Charters - 38' Phoebe II

Fished June 2016

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Zionsville, Indiana
Went fishing on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Fished May 2016

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
Went fishing on Friday, November 27, 2015

Wind and Seas were horrible but Captain and crew were outstanding. Caught 10 Mahi Mahi in spite of the bad weather. Phoebe II is an outstanding boat to fish on. Will definitely use them again.

Fished November 2015

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Wylie, Texas
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

We went for the 3 hour Evening Shark and Tarpon Fishing.  As promised, we were fishing in about 15 mins after pulling out of the marina, in fact, we were so close that we could have swam back to the marina if we had to!!  Nate, the Captain and Cole, the first mate, were awesome!! Very personable, engaging with our daughters, and knowledgeable of the local fishing activity and potential catches.  They took complete care of us; getting our tackle setup, baiting hooks, giving our daughters tips and techniques and generally keeping us entertained while we waited for a bite.  Hooked one tarpon and was able to fight it for about 45 seconds until it threw the hook.  And, we hooked either a bull shark or hammerhead towards the end of the trip that ran flat out until we got to the “red line” and had about 10-15 seconds of line left on the reel.  The crew did a fisherman’s fire drill to start up the engines and pull the anchor to start backing up in order to try to take some line back on the reel, but the shark cut the line on a rock or piling right before we ran it completely off the spool.  Other than those two short moments of action, we mostly caught bait fish for the next day.

Certainly not the crew’s fault - that’s fishing.  The Phoebe II is a beautiful vessel; well maintained and incredibly comfortable.  Again, Nate and Cole were outstanding - great crew whom I would definitely enjoy fishing with again.  Although next time, we would probably just go for a 3/4 day or full day, so that we could head out into the open waters and hopefully have some better luck!!

Fished August 2015

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