The Yankee Capts is available for private charters of any style. Whether you are interested in a two, three or four day trip, accommodating a small group of close friends or a large group of clients, the Yankee Capts can put together a fishing trip that is just right for you and your guests. Fishing for groupers and snappers in the famous Dry Tortugas and far offshore areas like Pulley Ridge, whatever your pleasure, the Yankee Capts is ready. These private trips are a great idea for small family get-togethers or extended-family reunions, and for rewarding valuable employees for their hard work. From beginners to avid anglers, grandkids to grandparents, men and women alike, a great fishing trip will create lasting memories for everyone aboard.
Customize Your Charter…
Forget the days of crowded rails and less than pleasant fishing companions. The 100-foot Yankee Capts will afford you plenty of space to fish your bait, heckle your friend, or simply relax. These trips brings it together like never before. How? Prior to the trip, you can have a pre-trip consultation with Capt Greg where you will go over what specifically you would like to target on your trip, and in what order. Greg will then put together a custom-made fishing plan, using their experience of the areas as well as the seasonal conditions. 24 hours a day there is a captain at work for you. The Yankee Capts has NMFS fishing permits that allow us fish in waters not available to other charter boat operations. We also have the ability to offer you federal catch limits not available to other operations. Down on deck, the best crew in the business is standing by to take care of you. From helping with tackle to a giving a few pointers on how to fool the wary mutton or grouper, they are ready to help. Never before has a charter-type trip been available on a boat with size and capabilities of the Yankee Capts.
Due to the fluctuating costs of fuel and other operating expenses, Private Charter rates are subject to change at anytime. The rates listed below are active and effective through 2023.
NEW POLICY: Much like in a restaurant, our mates work on a certain base pay and rely primarily on their tips to make a living wage. The mates work extremely hard to make your trip enjoyable and gratuity is customary in this service industry. The Yankee Capts has modified our previous policies and, as with a large party when you eat at a restaurant, large groups and private charters will now be subject to a mandatory 20% gratuity (based on the either the flat rate or the per person rate, whichever is greater). Gratuity will be invoiced separately to the head of the charter and it is your responsibility as charter master to notify your guests of this fee and collect from them accordingly. Gratuity invoices not paid by one week prior to departure will result in the cancellation of the trip without the return of the deposit. (If you have been offered a password protected charter and anglers have bought an individual seat, tip can included in fare collected online.)
Dry Tortugas Fishing
Perfect for those looking for a quick getaway to world-class fishing. Our catch is mainly snapper and grouper including Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Red Grouper, Black Grouper, King Mackerel and other native and migratory species. Departs at 10pm.
3 Day Tortugas Marathon: $975 per person or $19500, whichever is greater based in final headcount MAX 33 anglers
4 Day Tortugas Marathon: $1055 per person or $21100, whichever is greater based in final headcount MAX 33 anglers (Tortugas Charter Min flat rates are all based on 20 anglers)
This is a combo trip that focus mostly on deep drops during the day and mutton/tuna fishing at night. You can expect blue-line tilefish, golden tilefish, snowy grouper, yellow-edge grouper, warsaw grouper, queen snapper, black-belly rosefish and up to another dozen species. On previous trips we caught up to 24 different types of fish. You can expect up to 28 hours of deep drop fishing plus up to 12 hours fishing on top of Pulley Ridge for muttons, tunas and blackfin snappers. During the day we will be deep dropping up to 900 feet. At night we will drifting. The second day we will be deep dropping from morning to sunset. We will steam home at night and have you back at the dock on the morning of the third day. For these deep dropping trips, you are required to bring all your own gear. Departs at 6pm
Pulley Ridge Lite
Focus in waters in the 300-400 ft range (conditions permitting), making electric reels unnecessary. As in the deepwater Pulley trips, long drifts over productive bottom will be the mainstay of the trip. In addition to drifting baits along the bottom, the shoal water fishery offers deep jigging. The fish on the western ridge respond very well to vertical jigging, with anglers commonly catching red grouper, scamp grouper, blackfin snapper, hambone snapper, mutton snapper, black grouper, yellowfin grouper, and much more all on deep jigs during the day time. After dark, the fishing continues in a similar fashion. Anglers typically switch to drifting with bait on the bottom for continued action on grouper and snapper. Those that wish to keep jigging can expect action with blackfin tuna through the night. This trip is sure to be a jig fisherman delight. Departs at 6pm
4 Day Pulley Ridge or Pulley Ridge Lite: $1145 per person or $20610, whichever is greater based in final headcount MAX 20 anglers
5 Day Iron Man: $1205 per person or $21690, whichever is greater based in final headcount MAX 20 anglers
(Charter Min flat rates are all based on 18 anglers)
Halfway Ledge is a stretch of broken bottom, approximately 25 miles beyond the Dry Tortugas. After driving over this area extensively and making a few exploratory drops along this ridge, this spot has proven to have an excellent showing of black and scamp grouper, large yellow-eye and mutton snapper in roughly 200-400 feet of water. Departs at 6pm.
4 Day Halfway Ledge/ 40 Fathom Special: $1105 per person or $19890, whichever is greater based in final headcount MAX 26 anglers
4 Day Halfway Ledge ~or~ Pulley Ridge Lite~or~COMBO: $1145 per person or $20610, whichever is greater based in final headcount MAX 26 anglers
(Charter Min flat rates are all based on 18 anglers)