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Bud n' Mary's Sportfishing Marina

79851 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2461
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Ranked #43 of 111 Activities in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Activities: Shopping, Scuba diving
Owner description: Bud n' Mary's Fishing Marina is a historic fishing marina located in Islamorada, FL, the sportfishing capital of the world! We offer offshore,... more » Owner description: Bud n' Mary's Fishing Marina is a historic fishing marina located in Islamorada, FL, the sportfishing capital of the world! We offer offshore, inshore, and party boat fishing. We also have boat rentals, lodging, diving, snorkeling, and a deli on site! Come see why Bud n' Mary's has been a florida keys fishing tradition since 1944! « less
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We took half a day trip with Capt Jeff Beeler. My husband wanted to fish for snook and tarpin. It was his 55 bday and that was all he really wanted to do. Capt Jeff was willing to accommodate him and worked hard to locate those darn fish. We had a great time...and caught a snook and a tarpin. Thanks....we... More

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have gone fishing from Bud & Mary's on several occasions with a friend who grew up fishing in the Keys. You don't even have to get into a boat to enjoy remarkable Tarpon sightings right off of their dock. I have been fishing on both the bayside and off-shore and it's always been a great time. My Bud &... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Took a full day charter with Capt John on 15 September. He really knows his stuff - went straight to an enormous school of bait to fill the live well then off to another spot and immediately onto the fish. When the first spot slowed we moved to another and it was the same again. I'd said I was interested... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My father and I stayed for 3 nights on the houseboat here at the marina. Good times. Cool amenities. Nice people. Lots of fishing and some really strong charters out there. Would def visit again. If you're looking for a great charter check out captain Joe Hendrix on the fearless and for dinners don't miss lazy days restaurant. You can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My boyfriend Tom gave me the most thoughtful birthday present: fishing for tarpon with Capt, Johansen. We left the dock before dawn and were treated to an awesome sunrise while we raced across Florida Bay. My catch included a nice sized catfish, a black tip shark and a nurse shark. But the crowning glory was a 100-120 lb. tarpon. I... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Good place to stop by on your way through. Decent enough bar, although the bartender that served us used sambuca in an orange drink.....detrimental to 2 car loads of drunks partying their way down the keys. Fun stop none the less. Plus one of my husbands buddys has a boat he keeps there sooooo, yeah. Have a stop by and... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I visited the Keys last week and really wanted to do an all day charter fishing trip. We called Bud n Mary's Marina and they referred us to Captain Merv of the Redfish. The price was too much for us by ourselves and we asked Captain Merv to put us on a list in case another couple... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We had a really lovely time renting a boat for a day from bud and Mary's for my recent birthday weekend. We rented a 24 foot deck boat for our group of 11. It was a little older than we would've liked and some of the cushions were held together with duct tape but overall it was a good boat.... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We recently spent a week in Islamorada. Highly recommend Captain Dave and his boat, Fishwife. He was great and we caught lots of fish! Such an extremely friendly guy. Even went out of his way to get my son one of his personalized visors with the name of his boat on it. You can't go wrong with Dave!

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budnmarys, Public Relations Manager at Bud n' Mary's Sportfishing Marina, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your day with Capt. Dave on the Fishwife! He knows how to catch fish and treat the customers right! Thanks so much for the great review : ) We'll see you next time, Bud n' Mary's Marina More

Largo, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is the best fishing spot in the world in my opinion with the best captains. I had my family (4 of us) do some offshore fishing for a day on the "Red Fish" (Captain Merv Finch). We caught 38 Mahi Mahi, a Tripletail and a barracuda. What a rush! Merv knows his fishing spots! We also did a day... More

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budnmarys, Public Relations Manager at Bud n' Mary's Sportfishing Marina, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed fishing with the "Redfish" and capt. Dave Morris. Sounds like you caught quite the variety of fish too! Come back and see us soon! More

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