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Captain Buddy LaPointe

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59073 Overseas Hwy, Grassy Key Marina, Marathon, FL 33050-6018
+1 305-393-1145
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Best guide ever

If your looking for a guide in the Florida Keys, look no further. Captain Buddy does a heck of a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dustin F
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Great fishing guide

Me, my wife and my 5-yr old son went fishing with Captain Buddy, he was great with my son and... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
mattdan20
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Commerce, Texas
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Capt. Buddy LaPointe is a full-time professional Florida Keys fishing guide in Marathon. Offering a wide variety of light tackle and fly fishing, Capt. Buddy is very patient with young or inexperienced anglers. Yet with over 30 years of experience charter fishing in Marathon, he can also help seasoned anglers to further hone their skills. Tarpon/permit/bone fish/shark & family fun fishing charters are his specialties.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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59073 Overseas Hwy, Grassy Key Marina, Marathon, FL 33050-6018
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+1 305-393-1145
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"great fishing"
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"fishing experience"
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"catch fish"
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"snapper"
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"flats fishing"
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"book with confidence"
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"fishing knowledge"
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"action packed"
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"great guy"
in 4 reviews
"tarpon trip"
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"highly recommend capt"
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"great teacher"
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"great sense of humor"
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"spanish mackerel"
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"the florida keys"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for a guide in the Florida Keys, look no further. Captain Buddy does a heck of a job. All the way from the first communion to Sunset on the day of your trip. My whole family enjoyed his company. He knows his...More

Thank Dustin F
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Me, my wife and my 5-yr old son went fishing with Captain Buddy, he was great with my son and helped him fish which allowed my wife and I to fish as well. He exceeded expectations when it came to the trip and he is...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2018

This guy is the Fish Whisperer. He knows how to find them and makes a great guide, fun day and perfect Keys Experience. Buddy knows his business and will give a family memory you will keep for years. My wife and I took our two...More

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Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Captain Buddy made our little guys 1st Keys Charter amazing! We couldn't have asked for a better Captain. Our little guy caught fish after fish and saw & learned a bunch. Thank you Captain Buddy for the Great memories!!

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Capt. Buddy navigated perfectly to the reef where a huge mangrove snapper and a giant mutton snapper set my personal fishing bests and made the day!! Couldn't have had a better time fishing with a top professional. Captain Buddy ROCKS!!

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Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

Great Day fishing with Capt Buddy,a true professional.From having the right bait and knowing exactly where the fish were.We caught 5 Jacks and landed 2 Tarpon(we missed a few also).Not bad for a half day trip

Thank geomills341
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

What else can I say that hasn't already been said? Total pro. Nice guy. Great teacher. You WILL have fun, catch fish, and learn some tricks that you may not have known before. I could go on but it's pretty much been covered in all...More

Thank Joey S
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Reviewed May 5, 2018

I'm an avid fisherman and have tarpon fished with Captain Buddy for over 10 years; he's one of the great charter captains I've known. Buddy busts his butt working every angle to give his clients the most productive fishing experience they can get. He's worked...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Fished a half day with Capt Buddy LaPointe, could not have had a better experience. We were on fish right away, got two solid hookups, a couple more that I missed (my fault), and landed a beautiful fish. Buddy was constantly checking baits, changing our...More

Thank Ralph N
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

My husband & I LOVE fishing with Captain Buddy! We booked a total of 4 trips and each one different & fun. Buddy always puts you on fish. We enjoy his "Buddyisms" - I've told him he needs to write a book. We caught our...More

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