Call to Book your Fishing Charter in Marathon, Florida 917-846-2170
Call to Book your Fishing Charter in Marathon, Florida 917-846-2170
We went out on a 6 hour fishing trip that included some snorkeling with Captain Jay and let me tell you, it was glorious and I’m the wife. :) Captain Jay was knowledgeable, personable and talented. His boat was nice and comfortable and he played some good music! My husband caught all sorts of fish which included rainbow and blue runners, a 3 foot barracuda, a 50 pound amberjack, a file fish and some yellowtail. I caught some yellowtail and some runners too. This was all with no current and so it took some determination. We had a great time out on the water today! I would highly recommend a trip with Captain Jay!
Had a great day of fishing with Captain Jay. He is a super nice guy and made every effort to make our trip successful. He seemed well prepared was nicely equipped for the day. My son, nephew and I all enjoyed our trip. He also made a good recommendation for a local restaurant that will prepare our catch for us. I will call him again next time I am in the Keyes.
Captain Jay was great. We had some adverse weather conditions but still made it out to the fishing grounds safely. Jay worked really hard to put us on fish and put forward extra effort to get us a nice haul of yellow tail. He even stayed out on the water an extra hour to make sure we were satisfied with our catch. He’s a great guy and really takes pride in what he does. It was a very enjoyable experience for my family of five and we will definitely book with him the next time we’re in Marathon.
We started off on Yellow Tail snapper and that bite was AMAZING!! Exceptional quality of fish and constant bite!! Once they slowed down we moved on to Barracuda. We went 2 for 2 and it was nothing short of outstanding!! I would go back w Captain Jay any day!!
We had originally booked a 3/4 day trip fishing charter. At our first stop we were catching fish nonstop and the kids were having an absolute blast. Unfortunately the wind was not playing nice that morning and my wife got sea sick. Although she did not want to leave Captain Jay kept a close eye on her and advised that we should shorten the trip to a 1/2 day as she was not improving as we thought she would. I credit Jay a ton with the care that he showed and his willingness to depart early and only charge us for a 1/2 day. We caught so many fish in that amount of time that nobody even complained about leaving a little earlier than anticipated and the fish tacos that night were amazing. Thanks Captain Jay, the kids and I definitely are looking forward to our next trip with you.
A most outstanding day of fishing with Captain Jay aboard his well-kept fishing vessel. “Limited out” on beautiful yellowtail snapper - even while we lost a few to big bull sharks stealing our catch within feet of bringing them aboard. This only added to the fun - and stories we can now tell our friends. Captain Jay is extremely knowledgeable about fishing these waters and made our day incredibly enjoyable. We would highly recommend a fishing outing with him!
We had an amazing time with Captain Jay! He is awesome and made everything super fun and easy for us! He helped at every turn and we caught lots of fish. He recommended an excellent restaurant in the water Lazy Days where we were able to take our fresh fish and have it prepared however we liked. This was a great experience would highly recommend!! Be sure to book a fishing charter trip we will be back next year for sure!
We booked Captain Jay’s family trip after reading dozens of reviews ... we have three kids (10, 7, 4) ... and they loved this experience. It was the perfect length. Captain Jay took us to the perfect spot where my kiddos caught fish after fish (although many were not keepers ... many were!) Catching fish so quickly kept my kids engaged and loving the experience (plus they loved the boat ride!) Captain Jay even taught my kids a whole lot about fishing (and even cleaning the fish)! We took his recommendations on where to dine ... he was spot on on the whole trip! The marina has beautiful nurse sharks too!
Captain Jay’s boat is BEAUTIFUL! Plenty of room for our family of five AND great speed.
Definitely can’t wait to go back with Captain Jay.
Captain Jay was above and beyond my expectations. We set out for some snappers and he delivered. We had our limit with in an hour of our first cast. Speaking of first my son and I both caught fish on our first cast. Captain is very knowledgeable and was extremely awesome with mu eleven year old son. Thanks for the wonderful memories that my son constantly talks about and we will be in touch. Until we ride again capt!
Had a great morning fishing with Captain Jay. Beautiful scenery, caught near our limit of snapper, boat was in great shape, smooth ride. Captain Jay was easy to communicate with before the trip and super friendly and helpful day of the trip.
We thoroughly enjoyed our fishing trip with Captain Jay. We came to Duck Key to celebrate our sons 16th birthday. Captain Jay was very helpful. This was our 1st fishing trip as a family. Thank you Captain Jay for making our sons 16th celebration an awesome memory for life. We highly recommend Captain Jay’s Charters to anyone who visits Duck Key.
Our family had a lovely morning fishing with Capt. Jay. Weather was windy, but he made the best of it and was able to find us lots of snappers to fish. We’ve never caught so many fish before! Thanks
We always love to hear about the unforgettable experiences and long lasting memories you created in the Florida Keys during your charter trip with Captain Jay.
We are a family of four with two young boys (ages 7 and 4) and were looking for a quick morning charter on our last day in town after mini-season. Capt. Jay took us out and had us catching fish all morning long (mangroves and yellowtail snapper). He was excellent with the kids, and got them excited for every catch. It’s always good when your captain is generally enthusiastic about their job and that shined through with Capt. Jay. Great demeanor made the charter that much more enjoyable. If you’re looking to catch a bunch of fish with a great guide, give Capt. Jay a try. Highly recommend!!
Had a great morning out with Captain Jay. He clearly put the time in beforehand to prep bait and rigs, providing multiple options for bait so we could figure out what was working for the fish that day. Had a great first hour, then when the bite cooled off a bit, Jay did not wait around too long (as charter captains sometimes do) to move us to our next spot where the bite was hot again. Captain Jay has an extensive network of other folks on the water who he can communicate with to make sure he knows where the fish are that specific day so you can be sure your money is well spent.
I’m an experienced fisherman and usually bring my own rod/reel on charters, but I never ended up using my own with Jay—his equipment is top notch and he’ll have multiple rods setup with different baits, keeping you in the action. His 28ft Mako is a great fishing boat. I was a bit worried about space for my group of 5, but the boat had more than enough space to encompass us and another fisherman if need be.
Jay is also a positive energy guy who is fun to be around. Some charters in the keys can be a bit (understandably) tired and angry, but Captain Jay keeps it light and is happy to teach you about the fish you’re catching. Take it from an experienced fisherman born and raised on the Florida coast: I highly recommend Captain Jay!
Hello,,, so if you’re reading this, you’re probably curious if Capt. Jay’s family 3hr fishing trip is right for you. Well, let’s start with I like to fish and I’ve chartered several boats in Marathon over the years as well as many others elsewhere. Capt. Jay is great!!! My wife and I took my two boys 5 and 7 out for this short trip and it was well worth it! We caught grouper, mangrove snapper, mutton, yellowtail and had a grand time, Capt. Jay is fantastic with the kids and seems to enjoy their enthusiasm of the experience. In conclusion, if you’re looking for a nice short trip where you WILL CATCH some fish, and a Capt. who does well with kids, then look no further….
Our experience with Captain Jay was amazing! He is very well organized and had everything prepared for our family. We caught a ton of fish, even though we are novices! The kids had a blast! I highly recommend Captain Jay! He is also very friendly and great with kids. In addition to the fishing excursion, he also prepared our fish to bring to the restaurant to be cooked! They were delicious! Thanks Captain Jay!
Jason was outstanding. We were a party of 4 adults and had a fabulous time. Jason was very knowledgeable and very attentive. We came home with a cooler full if yellowtail snapper and a lot of new knowledge. We would highly recommend Jason. As a side nite Jason worked with us due to weather and did everything possible to make sure we had a good experience. We will definitely charter with him again. Thanks Jason.
We had a great half day trip with Capatain Jay. In preparing for the outing, I had told him we were taking our eight year old son for his first big fishing experience. The water was really rough due to the wind and he worked with us to come up with a better day to head out. Once out on the water, he helped put us on some good fish and made sure all of us had a great time. We look forward to going fishing with him again!
Capt. Jason gave our family a great trip. With four kids he did a great job balancing what I wanted to do fishing-wise versus what would work for the kids. They all got to reel in some fun mangrove and yellowtail and we cooked it up the next day. I’ll look forward to taking a “more serious” fishing trip with him next time I’m down, but again he gave my family a nice trip. Thanks Capt!
A perfect morning fishing with the family. Captain Jay was great with our 3 kids (6, 9, and 13). We had plenty of action and the smiles on their faces told the story. We had plenty of keepers and that made for an amazing dinner. We look forward to coming back down to Marathon and enjoying another day of fishing with Captain Jay!
Captain Jay was prompt, organized and very knowledgeable. Boat and equipment was in great shape. My son and I limited out on yellow tail snappers in a half day trip. We also caught a few other species. Jay was very pleasant. We would highly recommend him. We will surely be calling Captain Jay next time we are down.
Capt Jay gave us a great trip and put us on some fish. Plenty of yellow tail and my son caught a 15lb grouper that cooked up amazingly. Had a couple other grouper and a shark that was pretty fun. We had a grandad, two dads and two 12 year olds. Took some great pics for us and made it very comfortable for everyone. Would recommend Jay.
Really fun time. My son got to catch a Barracuda, I got a big Mackerel and a little shark (which we released) and a bunch of Snapper for dinner. Captain Jay was awesome.
We had an all girl crew with Captain Jay for a 3 hour trip. It was never a dull moment catching fish. Lots of yellowtail snapper and a few mangroves. Jay is great with kids and knows where the fish are at. Beautiful classy boat. Cant say enough good things. Thank you for an awesome December day on the water!