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Address: 83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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+1 305-407-5888
Fee: Yes

Come join us on our 34 foot SeaVee the Retriever, a private charter boat...

Come join us on our 34 foot SeaVee the Retriever, a private charter boat built to fulfil all of your fishing needs. The Retriever is run by Captain John Baar a Florida native that has been fishing and diving these waters from a young age. John is an excellent instructor and will coach you if necessary. No prior experience needed to come have a great day on the water. The Retriever can carry up to 6 passengers comfortably. The boat sports a single level deck, that means no steps or anything to trip over while you battle your trophy fish. Captain John specializes is live bait light tackle sport fishing. On a single trip we can put a fish on your wall and meat in your freezer. Our tackle is all high end and well maintained to ensure you get your fish into the boat. Call us now to reserve your spot. All credit and debit card accepted.

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Absolutely Fabulous!

We had a wonderful trip today. JP & Jake couldn't have been any better! We caught tons of tuna & snapper and they taught us a lot about the local fishing scene. I would go out... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2017
Hardwick, Massachusetts
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Hardwick, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful trip today. JP & Jake couldn't have been any better! We caught tons of tuna & snapper and they taught us a lot about the local fishing scene. I would go out with them again in a heart beat & would highly recommend Mayhem Sport Fishing!

Thank the_pink_pony17
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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We went out with JP for a 7 AM to 1 PM charter just my husband and I. We went to several different places and really enjoyed the flats fishing deep in the mangroves as well as some deeper water drop fishing, short casting and lobstering. He is very knowledgeable and obviously a local. The boat is nice and we... More 

Thank misspensacola1
1 review
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Great day on the water with Captain John and our mate James! Captain John kept us busy fighting fish all day! He's got the local knowledge and experience for a great memorable trip. Looking forward to our next trip with Team Mayhem.

Thank L F
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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11 reviews
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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome boat! Plenty of room for the 4 of us!! Caught a great Wahoo and can't wait to eat it this week! Captain JP is a great guy to spend the day with.

Thank Paula S
Lafayette, Indiana
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7 reviews
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Reviewed May 10, 2015

OUCH! My arms are still screaming!!! Just like the drag on that reel! Oh yeah.... But that is EXACTLY what I came for! Came to the Keys from Indiana. Ate lunch at Wahoo Bar & Grill (excellent too!) Walked the piers after lunch looking at boats and fish. Bumped into Capt John (JP). Two days later and I'm on his... More 

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Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Captain JP and first mate Tony were so much fun! Took our group of four out on short notice, and were ready to go when we arrived. JP knows his stuff, and was so professional and flexible to make sure we had a great experience. Unfortunately, a member of our group became quite sea sick. We ended up cutting the... More 

Thank CJF508
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 3, 2015

We chose to do an early morning fishing trip. The sunrise was spectacular but the Retriever's sound system made it even better than we could have ever imagined. John and Tony made the trip easy and we felt very comfortable at sea with them. We caught many different kinds of fish as John took us to the reef and the... More 

Thank notron10
Princeton, Minnesota
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Reviewed March 12, 2015

Captain John knows what he is doing and his Firstmate Tony is fantastic. They are very professional and listen to what you want to catch. I made the mistake of saying I wanted to catch something BIG! Within 20 minutes of fishing we had something BIG! I had a fight on my hands and after 45 minutes of fighting the... More 

Thank Mike H
Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our friends at the Hilton Key Largo sent us to Captain John and what a perfect day it was. Capt. John and first mate Tony taught Noah all he needed to know about fishing and the ocean. We took our boys on a half day tour and got first class treatment. Tony was always working to teach and guide the... More 

Thank Ernie230
Key Largo, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2012

The Captain is very experienced, friendly, and a good fishing instructor. The Petticoat is a comfortable, well equipped boat. We were new to Keys fishing, and he made it easy to learn and a really good time. I highly recommend Mayhem Sportfishing

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