We have multiple boats available for daytime swordfish charters at the world famous Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada, Florida Keys.

Broad Minded

$3,000 Per Day

The boat is a 2019 37′ Freeman powered by quad yamaha 300’s. It’s the fastest offshore charter boat in town! We have the latest and greatest Simrad electronics for helping us catch fish. For seating there’s a bench seat behind the console, two rear facing seats, an extra large coffin box and multiple bean bags. Capt Nick Stanczyk fishes three trips per week and tries to plan 6-8 Swordfish Camps out of the Broad Minded each year. There’s no head on the boat but we always have a 5 gallon bucket.We recommend a max of 4 people.

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  • Fast
  • 4 Person Capacity
  • Walk Around
  • Very Stable When Drifting
  • More Fishing Time

Catch 22

$2,500 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.

Call (305) 664-2461 for Availability

Water Damage

$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.

Call (305) 664-2461 for Availability

Bud N Mary's Boat

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.