Sundance Sportfishing
Sundance Sportfishing
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Light tackle sport fishing in the heart of the Florida Keys for a variety of fish. From the total novice to accomplished angler we can customize a fishing trip to suit your needs. Big game fishing for huge Tarpon or Sailfish, Family fun trips, Exciting Shark fishing and more.
Marathon, Florida
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kab1one
Fargo, North Dakota50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I booked this 1/2 day fishing trip on very short notice. Captain Bob was willing to take a number of phone calls from me and my son to get the trip set up and to suit the interests of my two sons that were going to fishing while in Marathon.

The morning of fishing was exactly as discussed. Not oversold by the boat owner, but very matter of fact as to what they would try to accomplish and how he would go about it. My sons wanted to fish for Sharks and that is what they did. Over the course of the morning they brought in 2 Blacktip and I lemon shark to the boat. They had to larger sharks hooked but lines were broken. As a bonus, Barracuda, snapper and grouper were caught throughout the morning for plenty of action.
Written December 29, 2020
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Craig L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
Captain Willie and his mate Todd did an excellent job from the time we started at 6:30 am until we docked around 2:30 pm. The trip was beautiful and the crew was amazing. We caught a good amount of fish and left very satisfied with the experience. I can’t wait to come back this winter to check out Captain Bobby and get on some billfish.
Written August 6, 2023
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Rob W
Fort Worth, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
This was an epic trip timed perfectly with the Gulf Stream. Record breaking conditions to chase bills. It takes a very experienced captain and first mate to take advantage of what most wouldn’t see as an opportunity to finally check off that bucket list (trophy fish). At the end of the day or crew landed 6 beautiful sails and still had time to reef fish on the way home so we could pack those freezers.

See you all again “reel” soon.
Written January 5, 2024
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dss reviews
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Captain Bob is an experienced and knowledgeable fisherman. He was diligent in finding the fish and then Todd kept us catching and landing Mahi.

Beautiful boat, friendly crew, it was a great day of offshore fishing. Highly recommended.
Written April 1, 2023
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AngieGuat
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We had a wonderful family trip with Captain Bob and Todd! Our goal was to catch fish to eat and we did just that! Lots of Yellowtail snapper and mangrove snapper. We even saw a bull shark go after a yellowtail. Both Captain Bob and Todd were very patient with all of us and made sure our 8 yr old was having fun. Thank you for a wonderful day! I can’t forget to mention the great recommendation of taking our fresh catch to Lazy Days restaurant to be prepared. It was delicious!!!
Written January 17, 2021
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bubba1341
Marathon, FL25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
I fished on Friday 3/23/13 off shore hoping to catch BF Tuna and what a day we had, it was one we will be talking about for years to come. We were 26 miles from Marathon with birds diving and fish breaking all around us. We landed 21 fish which is a super day. Capt Bob and wife Anne are true pros whent it comes to this venue. All the equipment was the best you could ask for and the boat was immaculate. In the morning before we got to the boat Capt Bob was out getting live bait, we had all the ammo in the livewell plus a case of chum if the Tuna didn't cooperate. This team runs a first class operation, so look no further and book early if your headed for Marathon, FL.
Written March 25, 2013
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BruceKetrickjr
Marathon, FL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016
Great Trip! Capt. Bobby was able to be flexible with his dates due to a rough week of weather. He worked out the best day to take us out and we had a blast. My 9 year old son and father went along. First Mate Shawn along with Bobby made sure my son was the center of the trip. Helping him all day and even stopping to grab him an ice cream cone on the trip home. They worked hard through some rough water and we never stopped catching fish. Exciting waves, great fishing, dolphin pods, very personable and knowledgeable. Running over 40 knots was a thrill of its own. Great day!
Written January 28, 2016
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Tom F
Columbus, GA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Family
My 22 year old daughter and I went for a half day trip during Christmas. It was her first time on a charter fishing trip and Capt. Bob and his mate made it very special for her. They were helpful and humorous. The trip never felt like they were out there doing what they do day after day. That is hard to do but they made us feel like we were their most important clients that they had ever had. Everyone out that day had a tough time fishing but we were able to bring in plenty of fish for our needs. Nice to find someone who enjoys their work, is good at it and appreciates your business.
Written January 6, 2014
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John P
Marion, Ohio, United States9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Family
My nephew and I fished aboard the Sundance with Capt. Bob and Anne Brown in the spring of 2012. What an incredible time we had! We spent two-and-a-half days aboard the Sundance ... Strong winds, high seas, and unfavorable currents made fishing (and catching) a bit more challenging than usual--- but I wouldn't have changed a thing!

This is when I understood that we made the right decision to go with Sundance. Captain Bob Brown Jr.'s experience, knowledge, and sheer passion for the sport of fishing really shined through... We caught so many kinds of fish... Mahi, Tuna, Jack Cravelle, snapper, grouper(released) catfish, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, some huge Tarpon (almost landed--- but still amazing)...and even a puffer fish (released)---and more --- so many, I forget!

Although we tried, we didn't catch any sails... but neither did anyone else in the area (according to the vhf radio). In fact, given the unfavorable, but not unsafe, conditions... the Sundance was among just a few charter boats that ventured out in the strong winds and unfavorable currents (thanks Capt. Bob for understanding that we didn't come to Marathon just to enjoy the pool at our hotel, but at the same time keeping us safe)

I must mention that Capt. Bob has the greatest 1st mate... Anne Brown! I've been on plenty of other charters... suffice it to say that having Anne on the boat is like having two experienced guides, for the price of one!

Another bonus is that the Sundance is docked at the 7-Mile Marina. It's a cool place with a tiki bar that is just a few feet from the Sundance's dock. Even better... the kitchen is ready to cook your catch... any way and every way you like ... grilled, smoked, and/or fried!

And a word or two about the Sundance... A 32' Century centerconsole powered by 500 horespower. Anne and Capt. Bob keep her spotlessly clean... along with first-class fishing equipment and tackle. Nothing but the best...

We are so looking forward to spending another 3 days aboard the Sundance!
Written December 20, 2012
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Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure fishing with you and Cory. We are looking forward to you coming back for more great fishing in the fabulous Florida Keys!
Written January 14, 2013
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wyowoman28
casper, wy10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Couples
My husband did a lot of research before our fishing trip to marathon, and ultimately decided these guys were the ones he felt the most comfortable with. Capt. Bob and his wife Ann are fantastic guides, and very friendly folks besides. They got us on the fish we were interested in (Mahi Mahi!) and were very knowlegable about what was fishing well and where to take us to have the best luck. We ended up doing a full day and booking another half day as well and, although they weren't the cheapest guides we used, they were worth every extra penny due to their increased knowledge, experience, and equipment. (Nice boat!) We look forward to seeing them again on our next trip.
Written May 14, 2012
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