We have multiple boats available for daytime swordfish charters at the world famous Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada, Florida Keys.
$3,500 Per Day
The new “Broad Minded” is a 2021 42’ Freeman Boatworks. It’s one of the best riding and most comfortable center consoles around. It has double row seating plus rear facing seats so you always have a place to sit. It’s powered with quad 300 Yamaha Outboards and runs up to 60 mph! It’s equipped with top of the line Simrad Electronics and has an amazing JL audio sound system. We can take up to 6 people on it and have plenty of cooler space for your food and drinks. There isn’t a bathroom on it but we do have a 5 gallon bucket.
Capt Mike running the boat is $2800 per day
- 4 Person Capacity
- Walk Around
- Very Stable When Drifting
- More Fishing Time
$3,000 Per Day
The Catch 22 is a 54′ Blackwell run by Capt Scott Stanczyk. Scott is credited with being the first captain to catch a targeted daytime deep drop swordfish in the United States dating back to January 2003! The boat has a large cockpit with a fighting chair, a bridge, and a tuna tower. The cabin has AC with two large bench seats, a galley, and a bathroom. The Catch 22 can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
$2,500 Per Day
The Water Damage is a 2016 37′ Freeman Boatworks powered by twin 350 Yamaha outboards. The boat is a catamaran center console which provides a very stable ride as well as a stable platform while drifting for swordfish. For seating there’s a coffin box in front of the center conosle, a co captains chair, multiple bean bags, as well as a yeti cooler with a cushion. There is a small head inside the console for the ladies as well. We recommend a max of 4 people.
Water Damage Capt. Travis Dickens, a Florida native, has been guiding for over 25 years. He’s been with us at Bud N Mary’s for the past 6 years.
Other fish we catch
The more time you dedicate to swordfishing the better your shot of success, but other fish are still a possilibity while fishing offshore. Spring through early fall we catch mahi coming and going to the swordfish grounds, even while we are swordfishing. Blackfin tuna can be caught on the humps that time of year. We do some deep dropping for tilefish, grouper, barrelfish, queen snapper based on the time of year as well. And have a few pictures showing the other fish we catch.
Swordfishing has very little bycatch, but occasionally we get a pomfret, oilfish, alfonsino, and even shark.