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As a Native of the Florida Keys, Capt. James Chappell has been fishing these beautiful waters in search of big fish and good times for over 20 years. Capt. James Knows what you want to do and that is CATCH A LOT OF FISH! Just like the name says...more
81576 Overseas Hwy, World Wide Sportsman's Bayside Marina - MM 81.5, Islamorada, FL 33036-3701
+1 305-803-1321
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

We arrived at 6:50 am and were greeted by Capt Drew. The boat was ready to go once we stored our belongings. Departed the dock at 6:57 am.After quick boat ride to catch some bait (Captain Drew threw the cast net 2 times and caught...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

Just make sure if you go that he doesn't have a first week deck hand! Has no patience for kids at all. And If his deck hand makes a mistake he will make you pay for it!! He is a great salesman!!! Book a real...More

Thank David G
jchappe7, Owner at Catchalottafish Charters, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Well, I had a feeling you were going to send this and surprised it took you this long as it’s been almost a year. The truth is your son who was very nice, but only 15 I believe at the time, made a mistake and...More

Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

We fish on the Catchalottafish every May and made an extra trip this week to spread a bunch of money around to help the locals who depend on our tourism to make a living. The fishing was fanatasic as always! This is always the highlight...More

Thank Andy K
jchappe7, Owner at Catchalottafish Charters, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Thanks you guys! The weather wasn’t much of our friend, but we got some nice fish! Always great seeing you guys, thanks for making a special trip!

Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

It was our first time fishing with Captain James and it for sure won't be our last. I connected the captain 2 months before our trip and he was very professional. I asked the captain to target a specific kind of fish, guaranteeing nothing he...More

Thank Joseph A
jchappe7, Owner at Catchalottafish Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Thank you! Look forward to fishing with you again real soon!

Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the dock early and found the mate working hard to ensure everything was extra ready for the trip, especially since he had some family matter to attend to and couldn't come with us. Still a super nice guy. Capt. James arrived and...More

Thank Aram S
jchappe7, Owner at Catchalottafish Charters, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

Thank you for the nice review! I enjoyed having you guys, and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed December 13, 2016

have fished with capt. James before and had great trips and he continues to keep me coming back by doing exactly what the name of his boat says catchalottafish!!

Thank 39BillM39
jchappe7, Owner at Catchalottafish Charters, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2016

Thank you for the nice review Bill! I always love having you on the boat, and look forward to many years to come! Thanks, Capt. James

Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Fished with Capt. James on his awesome Freeman! Had a 6 hr trip figured we stay close and do some reef fishing. Left the dock @ 7:30 with the wind blowing steady 15 to 20. The Freeman ate it up for the short run to...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Captain James is as knowledgeable as any captain in the keys. After catching a well full of live bait, he put us on the fish right away. We had our limit of yellowtail by 11am. On to the next spot at 30kts in 2-4+' seas....More

Thank Brad H
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We've fished with Catchalotta Charters twice and had an excellent experience both times! Very helpful and knowledgable.

Thank Cori A
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

James showed us a great time out at the Islamorada sandbar. The boat was beautiful and more than accommodating for the 5 of us. We will definitely be calling him again!

Thank stephaniehall111
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