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Bud n' Mary's Sportfishing Marina

79851 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036
305-664-2461
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Ranked #42 of 103 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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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The last week of April 2014, we booked a half day fishing excursion with Capt. Dave Morris on the Fishwife thru Bud and Mary' Marina. Loved the flexibility of fishing either the ocean side or the backwaters. We chose the backwaters for our son. We had a great experience! Capt. Dave tailored the excursion to our needs and exceeded our... More

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

Thanks Connie! We are so happy to hear that Capt. Dave took good care of your family. It really is a nice option with a boat like his to have the flexibility of going either on the bayside or on the ocean side. We'll tell Dave to keep up the good work and we'll see you next time your down... More

Phenix City, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My family and I went out fishing on the party boat Miss Islamorada, Wednesday, May 21st. The captain was really good with my kids (I'm sorry, but I forgot his name). The First Mates, Dillon and Tyler were excellent too! Although my husband was sea-sick for the entire trip, the Mates kept my kids busy and made them feel like... More

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

So great to hear the kids loved the day on the water! That's what fishing is all about. Sorry to hear about your husband being sea sick, next time we would recommend motion sickness medicine which may help. The mates will be happy to know that you appreciated their hard work too! Thanks for writing the review and we are... More

Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I'm not an experienced fisherman, but after a sport fishing trip a few years back I get excited about the opportunity to do that kind of fishing again. My brother and father are the avid ones so our charter was more for them than for me but I still had a splendid time. My father booked a charter for two... More

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

Congrats on the tarpon! The weather reports can be tricky here sometimes. We always want to have a game plan for the fishing trip the next day, but the truth is we don't always know what the weather will be until that day. Also really glad to hear that you felt comfortable reeling in such a big fish with Capt.... More

Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were fortunate to only have 11 or so people going out on a Monday so great fishing for only $65pp! People complain about the locals who won't move, but the captain came up with a great idea, only one from each party could be in back at a time. It worked, and since I didn't care, my husband took... More

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

We appreciate the honest review! We know when the boat is crowded it can be more difficult for each person to fish, but sounds like you had a great day! Also it's great to hear that the crew was friendly and treated you right! We look forward to getting you out fishing again on your next vacation! More

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Capt Raymond, who just purchased the Reel McCoy, and his first mate Justin, provided an unbelievable fishing experience for 3 days. Once we caught all the yellowtail snapper we could, and limited out on black grouper, Capt Ray and Justin kept putting us on fish, including Permit and a Goliath Grouper. Great hospitality, fishing knowledge and the boat is great.... More

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

Thanks for sharing your experience! Sounds like you have some great dinners ahead of you with all the snapper and grouper you caught. Also it always nice to experience catch and release with gamefish like permit. Come back and see us soon! More

Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Visiting the keys for a couple of days, i thought it would be nice to spend half a day fishing tarpons. I enquired over the phone, from a cell phone, hence placing a costly intl call. The call lasted less than 120 seconds in total, and i was about to make a booking after confirming the location, asking the person... More

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed your fishing adventure. We do apologize for the customer service not being as good as it usually is. I'm sure the only reason they weren't as friendly and in depth on the phone was because of the bad phone connection. We hope you come back down and give tarpon fishing another shot, because once you... More

West Simsbury, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

My two adult son's and I have gone out with guides several times together but nothing was ever better than our time with Dave on Fishwife. He constantly works his tail off to keep you supplied with bait and keep his new and excellent equipment working for you. There is no down time. He will keep you in the fish... More

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

Sounds like you guys had a busy day! Always a bonus when the fish are biting that good. Also glad to hear how much you enjoyed fishing with Capt. Dave! See you soon! More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Went into marina on Monday April 21 asked what boat is open they asked about my party my wife two kids ages 11 and 13 and myself all have been deep sea fishing a lot. Paid 1400 for all day, tipped 300, caught like 10-15 yellow tail snapper , one single mahi which was a major adventure and two huge... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Don't book in advance unless you don't care about walking away from $400 or can be sure you won't have a death in the family. My mom fell ill a few days before we were to leave for our trip. When it became evident that she was in real trouble, we contacted the marina right away to cancel as it... More

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

We are very sad to hear your story. I am sure if you contacted the boat captain directly they would have made an exception and gladly refunded your deposit! The marina does not own the boats, we just help book them. Once again sorry to hear about your family. You can find cheaper boats in town, you won't find better... More

Ponte Vedra, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Great 1/2 day trip with Captain Butler on Saturday, 4/12. My 13 year old son and I are not experienced fisherman, but Dave made it easy with some initial instructions and then lots of encouragement. We caught plenty of snapper in different open water and mangrove locations. Dave's boat ran well and speeding around the area was a lot of... More

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

What a memory! We are very happy to hear that you and your son enjoyed fishing with capt. Dave. There's nothing like eating fresh mangrove snapper at Lazy Days as well. Thanks for sharing your experience on trip advisor and we look forward to getting you back out on the water Thanks Bud n' Marys More

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