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Exposing people to the beauty of the fish and backcountry while contributing to the fishing lore that will surely be exchanged in far off places — that’s my job.  I fish first-timers — of every age — and I fish expert anglers who’ve fished the world over.  Putting the pros on the fish and letting them work their magic is equally as impressive as introducing someone to the thrill of the catch.

Often we fish in Everglades National Park, known for its abundant marine life. On any given day you could see Porpoise, Manatee, Sea Turtle, Shark, as well as a variety of native birds.  We are fortunate to have a very diverse marine environment in the upper Keys. In addition to hard bottom ocean-side flats, coral reefs and the Gulfstream, we have our unique backcountry – a maze of mangrove islands, channels, flats and bays where freshwater from the Everglades meets the salt water of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.

Charter Trip Price 3rd Person Departure
1/2 day – 4 hours
$450 $75 7:30 am  or 12:00 pm
3/4 day – 6 hours
$550 $100 7:30 am
Full day – 8 hours $650 $100 7:30 am
Night Tarpon –4 hours

$450 $75 4:30 pm

*  $200. Deposit required for each trip booked.

*  Rates are based on one or two passengers.

*  Departure times may vary – due to weather, tides or life.

*  Gratuity is at your discretion…but always appreciated.

What Captain Perry Brings

  • Boat & fuel
  • Fishing license
  • Bait
  • Cooler with ice
  • Tackle- rods, reels, hooks, jigs, leader etc…

What You (Should) Bring

  • Hat & sun block (SPF 30+)
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Boat (friendly) shoes – please NO black soles, work boots or heels.
  • Camera
  • Food & drinks (plenty of water)
  • Long-sleeved pants and/or shirt (keep the sun off of your skin).
  • Raincoat (good for wind or rain).


  • Spinning reels: Daiwa and Shimano
  • Conventional reels: Shimano TLD 15
  • Rods: Spinning and conventional rods custom by Chaos Rods
  • Fly gear: Scott rods and Tibor reels


Q. How many people can you take in your boat?

A. My boat is designed to fish one or two anglers, (a third angler is o.k. –please note there is an extra charge for a third person, refer to rates)

Q. Is there a bathroom available?

A. Usually we are 10-20 minutes from a conventional public restroom.

Q. Do I need to bring my own rod?

A. If you would like to bring your own rod, please do so. Otherwise, all tackle is provided. Capt. Perry does ask that if you are bringing your own gear, please have good line (NOT OLD) and at least 200 yards of line (or backing). We do not want to lose the fish of a lifetime.

Q. Where do we meet to go fishing?

A. At Bud N’ Mary’s where my boat is docked. The marina is located at mm 79.8 ocean-side in Islamorada, Florida. Just look for the BIG shark.

Q. Am I going to get sea-sick?

A. You should have no problem. We are usually in protected and shallow water.

Q. How deep is the water?

A. 90% of the time we are in water that is anywhere from 2-12 feet deep.

Q. Do I need to bring food?

A. Yes, for a complete list of suggested items to bring, please click here.

Q. Can I bring my dog?

A. If the canine is a service dog, then yes; otherwise Capt. Perry prefers that you leave your pet at home.

Q. Can I bring my kids.

A. Yes, children under 6 years of age are required by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to wear a personal flotation device (PFD), not provided. Capt. Perry encourages you to bring your child. There are fish to catch, things to learn, and beautiful sights to see. Life jackets are provided for adults and children over 6 years of age.

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