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Bud n' Mary's Sportfishing Marina

79851 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2461
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Ranked #38 of 105 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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Fairhope, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Largo, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We've had the best time the last 3 years (and more to come) while fishing in Islamorada. The staff is knowledgeable and fun to fish with. We have had great success because of the captian and mate in catching Tuna, Sailfish, snapper, etc. We cannot wait to go back!

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

Great pictures! Your kids smile is priceless! It's always great to hear how much a family enjoys fishing here in Islamorada. We look forward to getting you back out on the water : ) Thanks Bud n' Mary's More

Kentucky
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Bud & Mary's has now been added as an annual destination for fishing the Keys. They have everything you need and most importantly excellent guides with the best of equipment. For serious fishermen only which suits me just fine. Call it my base for fishing the Keys.

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

We appreciate the kind words and are very happy to be on the "to-do" list in the future years to come! Thanks for the review. Bud n' Mary's More

Biloxi, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a wonderful 2 days of fishing out of Bud n' Mary's. Capt Tim and Capt. Jeff aboard Strictly Business got us on the Mahi 2 days in a row. And thanks so much to Jeff for making our trip a great one and for packing our fish for travel. The staff at Bud n' Mary's are always so nice... More

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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My father, brother, and myself have been on several charters in Destin, Florida. It was pretty much the same routine with every captain we went out with. They would say hello before we began the trip and would say goodbye after the trip. The only interaction we received was hearing them on the speaker as they directed us from the... More

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

Thanks so much for taking the time so share your fishing trip on here. Great pictures as well! Sounds like you've had a few great trips so we look forward to having you back down here again. Thanks again Bud n' Mary's More

New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My daughter and I traveled from New York to beautiful Islamorada for the first time to visit my aunt and uncle! My uncle took us fishing on Thurs 6/9 on the Miss Islamorada! We had a great day thanks to the guidance and care of Captain Ben and the mates, Phil and Dillon! It was our first time fishing off... More

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

Glad to hear your family enjoyed the trip on the MIss Islamorada. Always special when the kid provides a fresh fish dinner for the family too! Thanks for taking the time to share you're experience and we look forward to fishing with you again in the future. Thanks Bud n' Mary's More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

They know what they do. that have everything you need and the location is PERFECT! Try to rent boat there and do everything from there,,,

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

We appreciate you taking the time to make a trip advisor review. We do our best to get everyone out on a quality fishing trip! Thanks again More

Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Dave Morris generously rescheduled our limited fishing trip due to weather and ended up having a great day of back country fishing. Caught so many mangrove snapper but the real catch of the day was two lemon sharks. The marina and all involved were friendly, knowledgeable, and our Captain knew the area so well. Be sure to ask for him.... More

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

Thanks for the Review! Capt. Dave will surely appreciate it and we look forward to having you back at Bud n' Mary's in the future! More

Georgetown, SC
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

While in Islamorada, my group of four booked a half day guided tarpon fishing trip with Ben Ekblom. We had spoken to Ben in the days leading up to the trip and although a little rough around the edges, Ben seemed pleasant and excited about our trip. The morning of our trip, at appromixately 12:45 a.m., our guide sent us... More

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

Sorry to hear your trip wasn't as good as it should have been. Most people really enjoy fishing with Capt. Ben, but it sounds like he had an off day. There is a fine line with being on the phone with other captains trying find out if there is a hot bite any where in particular, and just being on... More

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