Offshore Charter Fishing – Jupiter

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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Offshore the coastal Town of Jupiter, it is recognized for its impressive fishing. As a matter of fact, the town holds a solid reputation for much more than just fishing. Check out the golf, real estate, shopping, dining, and entertainment too. If you are seeking a new adventure and do not have access to a big ‘ole sportfish, try chartering!  There are endless opportunities for you and friends and family to go out on a fishing charter here in Jupiter. 

Because Jupiter has been proclaimed one of the best sport fishing areas in Florida, the business of fishing charters has flourished. Here are two highly recommended local captains who know the waters of Jupiter like the back of their hands.  

Adrenaline Rush Charters

  • Captain Timothy Mackay
  • Address: 1095 Florida A1A, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.427.4913

Captain Timothy Mackay is an experienced captain who has been offshore fishing in Jupiter his entire life. He offers offshore trips, including swordfishing trips for small parties of 4 or less. All trips include bait, tackle, ice, and water, with live bait for an additional charge. He also offers Gulfstream “Run-and-Gun” trips if you’re looking for big mahi-mahi.

Black Dog Fishing Charters

  • Captain Bill Taylor
  • Address: 1111 Love Street, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.744.5700

Capt. Bill Taylor is a very friendly captain known to always have a successful charter. The Black Dog departs from Jupiter Inlet twice daily, and is licensed for up to 20 passengers. This charter specializes in drift fishing, and always catches loads of snapper, grouper, triggerfish, and cobia, but can put you on mahi or other pelagics if that's what you're looking for.

Blue Heron Fleet Drift Fishing

  • Address: 1075 N Highway A1A, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.747.1200

The Blue Heron was established in 1955 by Capt. Harry Nagel. This three-vessel fleet is family-owned and operated, and offers indoor cushioned seating, ladies' and men's restrooms, and settees for catering. "Miss Blue Heron" is an 88' Breaux Brothers out of Riviera Beach, the "Blue Heron II" is a 72' Breaux Brothers, and a 35' Contender is also available for a six-person private charter by reservation only. The Blue Heron Fleet departs twice daily and catches kingfish, snapper, grouper, mahi-mahi, sailfish, cobia, barracuda, sharks, bonita and wahoo.

Country Club Drift Fishing

  • Captain Jim Barton
  • Address: 111 Love Street, Jupiter, FL
  • Phone: 561.262.5329

"Country Club" is a 44' charter fishing boat licensed for 30 passengers, and walk-ons are welcome. Capt. Barton has 40 years of experience and specializes in drift fishing off the coast of Palm Beach and Jupiter, Florida. Catches include snapper, grouper, kingfish, dolphin, wahoo, tuna, cobia and sailfish. Located near the mouth of the Jupiter Inlet, this boat departs twice daily and is also available for private sightseeing cruises, sand bar excursions, and burials at sea.

Dog House Fishing Charters

  • Address: 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.701.3284

"Dog House" is a 33' L&H Custom available for full, ¾, or ½ days for up to six passengers, and they specialize in catching sailfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo, and tuna. They also catch snapper, kingfish, Spanish mackerel, swordfish, and shark if you're so inclined. Dog House charters must be scheduled in advance, and they depart in the morning from Jupiter Inlet. They are also available for overnight Bahama trips.

Do Stay Sportfishing Charters

  • Captain Lou Mauro
  • Address: 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.248.3050

Captain Lou Mauro was born in New Jersey, but has been fishing in Jupiter since 1991. He has been sportfishing all over the world, and he shares his world-class fishing knowledge by offering offshore charters on his 37’ Merritt named “Do Stay” to honor his children, Douglas (“Do”) and Stacy (“Stay”). Capt. Lou will put you on sailfish, wahoo, dolphin, cobia, kingfish, and blackfin tuna, and offers Bahamian charters and sandbar cruises as well.

El Cazador Sportfishing Charters & Services

  • Captain Stan Crooks
  • Address: 1111 Love Street, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.602.9060

Captain Stan has 25 years of fishing experience, and offers half day, full day, Bahamas, and Florida Keys charters on "El Cazador", a 34' Yellowfin center console. He specializes in kite fishing, trolling, drift fishing, deep dropping, and bottom fishing to target billfish, wahoo, tuna, kingfish, sailfish, snapper, and grouper. El Cazador is also the "Anglers For The Cure" fishing team, and 5% of his charter fees are donated to non-profit charities assisting those in treatment for prostate cancer.

Game on Charters

  • Captain James Fedor
  • Address: 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.316.8508

Game On Charters offers a variety of trips with five different boats to choose from including a 32' Mirage and a 47' luxury yacht. Captain Fedor specializes in drift fishing, trolling, and sailfishing, as well as custom Bahama trips. Choose from a larger boat with 40-50 other anglers, a smaller boat with 10 passengers, or a private boat for six passengers. Game On departs from Jupiter Inlet and Palm Beach Inlet daily.

Gettin Lucky Sportfishing

  • Captain Scott Collins
  • Address: 19157 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.214.2271

Capt. Scott has more than 18 years of experience, and can put you on the fish day or night, rain or shine. He caters to everyone from the seasoned fishing pro to new junior anglers, and is available inshore and offshore for charters with up to four passengers. Charters are scheduled for full day, ½ day, and night fishing, and live bait is included with price.

Good Time Charter Fishing

  • Captain Byron Allen
  • Address: 1111 Love Street, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.277.5941

"Good Time" Charter Fishing offers a maximum of 12 passengers aboard the "Good Time II", a 46' Newton that departs from Jupiter Inlet twice daily, or six passengers aboard the "Good Time I", a 36' Henriques that departs from Riviera Beach twice daily. Private charters are also available for fishing trips, cruises, and sandbar excursions. They are also a Gray Taxidermy agent if you'd like your catch mounted on your wall!

Reel Candy Sportfishing

  • Captain Marvin Steiding
  • Address: 1095 Florida A1A, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.797.9769

"Reel Candy" is based at one of the most picturesque locations in Southern Florida, opposite of the historic Jupiter Lighthouse in the Jupiter Inlet at U-Tiki Beach Restaurant. Reel Candy is available for full day ¾ day, and ½ day charters with a maximum of six passengers. If you're looking to go big, all-inclusive package pricing is available for any charter package to include gratuity, food, beverages, multiple boats, and even limo service. Reel Candy specializes in kite fishing, trolling, live baiting, and deep dropping, and can put you on dolphin, sailfish, wahoo, shark, kingfish, swordfish, tuna, and even marlin.

Samana Expert Fishing Charters

  • Address: Blowing Rocks Marina 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.309.3328

Samana charters depart twice daily from Jupiter Inlet, and are available for a six passenger charter aboard a 38' Holland or a 10 passenger charter aboard a 44' Duffy. Both boats are available for half day and full day charters, as well as private reservations. Ask about their night fishing twilight trips as well!

Seacretspot Guide Service

  • Captain Cliff Budd
  • Address: 103 US Highway 1 Suite F5, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.262.1617

Capt. Budd is a tournament-winning Florida native who is passionate about teaching beginners, as well as guiding seasoned experts. His specialty is grandparent-grandchildren trips, and is very patient when teaching children and seniors. He is also available to guide you in your boat or sportfishing yacht. Capt. Budd is available for Full, 1/2, 3/4, or full day trips for up to four passengers, as well as night fishing trips, cruising trips, and even 2-hour "mini-trips" out of Jupiter Inlet.

Tom Cat Fishing Charters

  • Captain Tom Schwier
  • Address: Blowing Rocks Marina 18487 SE Federal Highway, Jupiter
  • Phone: 561.262.2301

Captain Tom Schwier departs Jupiter Inlet daily aboard "Tom Cat", a 34' Sea Vee center console, and is available for a charter of up to six passengers. He takes care of tackle, bait, license, ice, and fish cleaning, and specializes in bottom fishing, live baiting, and site fishing along the Florida coastline. Aboard the Tom Cat, you have the possibility of catching snapper, grouper, dolphin, cobia, kingfish, sailfish, sharks, snook, tarpon, and wahoo, depending on season and what's biting. He is also a Gray Taxidermy agent if you'd like your catch mounted on your wall!


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