Charter Info

When booking a fishing trip to remember, you need to know the facts. Not all charter boats in our area operate on the high level of ethics that we do. It is important to know before you book:

  • Captain David is on the water daily, usually running 2 to 3 trips each day. This allows him and his crew to know exactly where the fish are biting and put you on the bite before other boats. (Think the movie “Groundhog Day”)
  • Captain David is a FULL-TIME charter boat captain (one of very few in area). He does not have the distractions of a day job and his passion is putting people on fish and an all-around good time on the water! He’s been on the water all week with customers and knows where the fish are biting and knows what the fish are biting. This allows Captain David to put you on the fish sooner. Time is money. Spend less time looking and more time catching!
  • He is the owner and operator. In most cases you will speak directly with Captain David when booking the trip or one of his highly qualified crew. He is not a booking service that puts you on any boat with a grumpy captain and simply takes a cut of the money. You will be fishing with a Lady Pamela Coast Guard Certified Captain on Captain David’s boats using Captain David’s tackle and Captain David’s bait unless you require multi-boat charter. (Do you get the message?)
  • The boat, tackle and equipment are all top notch to ensure that every opportunity counts. Captain David takes pride in his charter service and puts his reputation on the line with each charter.
  • Captain David does not work with a booking service that takes enormous fees. He books all trips himself and relies heavily on repeat customers. This ensures you get the most quality fishing trip every time you book!
  • Many charter boats here sell your fish, BEWARE! All fish you catch within regulations are yours to keep. Captain/crew clean and pack the fish nicely for you. The captain likes to practice catch and release with certain species but you have the final say on all your catches, within regulations.
  • If Captain David is booked on the date you need, you can assure that his captains are talented and adhere to the same marine conservation ethics and professionalism as Captain David. These captains have received the Captain David Seal of Approval and Captain David guarantees that you will have a great time with them.
  • Captain David does not get mad or turn into Captain Ahab at the first lost fish or broken tackle. We have heard horror stories about other guides around here. He is very easy-going and looks forward to fishing with you and giving you the experience of a lifetime.
  • When you reserve a charter with Captain David and the weather prevents you from safely enjoying a day on the water, your deposit is 100% refundable. Captain David doesn’t refund 50%. Not 75%. Captain David refunds 100% of your deposit. Beware that many local guides try to take you out in unsafe weather conditions. We want you to enjoy the beautiful weather as well as the fishing that our area has to offer.  Captain David will not jeopardize your safety for any reason.
  • Captain David offers charters specifically tailored to small children so as to introduce our future anglers to the best sport in the world. Captain David takes great pride in keeping children engaged throughout the trip. Captain David would be honored to put your child on the fish of a lifetime. View kids package.

Don’t leave your fishing adventure to chance, only to it turn into a bad day on the water. Sadly, our competitors don’t always put their clients first, which led to many or our current customers to choose Captain David instead of returning to those local services. Captain David is very passionate about his guide service and he strives to exceed all expectations from the moment you meet to the end of the day and our personal service doesn’t stop there.

Now that you have the facts, please call or email for rates.  We have many packages available for everyone.

 

 

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY! Call Us: 954-761-8045

TESTIMONIALS

Rough seas yield sailfish bonanza!

My wife and I arrived late on November 19th, as our taxi driver took us on a unscheduled (you know what I mean) tour. Captain David calmly assured me that we would still make out fine, and in fact the rough seas that day were actually a good sign and improved our chances of a sailfish strike. We stopped to pick up some of the best bait available which they call google-eyes (small extra cost, highly recommended). They fish sailfish with kites in south Florida if weather permits. I’ve fished with a kites before, but not in the same manner as the crew of the Lady Pamela II. This windy day they flew two kites with multiple baits on each. It was truly a sight to see and they explained everything as they were going, so it was very interesting and educational too. It wasn’t long before one of the orange floats was zig-zagging across the water and the mate grabbed the rod and free spooled for a few moments before gradually pushing the drag up to strike. Just as he did this, the orange ball seemingly flew horizontally across the top of the water at an amazing speed (I swear as fast as a car) for about 100 yards…the sail was hooked and the rush was exhilarating! I took the rod and began fighting the fish just as I heard the captain and mate discussing that this was a very large sailfish…smiles were all around the boat. The fish put on an incredible fight lasting about 25 minutes and did a few amazing jumps, dancing across the top of the water for 20 feet at a time. We eventually brought the fish to the boat and it was an impressive 7 feet, 3 inches long! (I’m on the left in the picture)There were high fives all around. I’m having it replica-mounted, and it will be a long overdue addition to my present collection. A few moments later we were on another large sail which my wife fought for 20 minutes (we have some incredible footage of jumps on my GoPro) and got just outside the reach of the leader when it unfortunately pulled the circle hook. She was tired and a bit sore after, so when a third sailfish was hooked, I fought this one all the way to the leader too! Later in that day we hit a school of Mahi-Mahi which devoured all the baits in the water in seconds…another rush and it also provided some supper as well. Lady Pamela II was one of the most comfortable boats I’ve fished on, and definitely was family friendly with a clean and spacious restroom as well. David and his crew were professional and courteous and I would have no hesitation recommending them for a family outing, or to experienced deep sea fishermen like us. The trip was a magical memory that we will never forget. Thanks David!