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  • Offshore Charters

    our entire offshore fishing fleet and find the boat that is right for you.

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  • Backcountry Charters

    Two dozen experienced flats fishing guides ready to take you on the trip of a lifetime.

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About Bud N’ Mary’s captains and guides

If your considering making the trip to Florida for a Fishing Charter, don’t cut yourself short! Be sure to head down to the beautiful Florida Keys! Islamorada is known as the ‘sportfishing capital of the world,’ and for good reason! Many world records, both on spin and fly tackle, have been set in the Florida Keys. Many of the captains and guides who fish out of Bud N’ Marys are world renowned tournament winners having fished all over the world – perfecting their craft right here in beautiful Islamorada.

The pristine waters of the atlantic ocean, gulf of mexico, and Florida Bay all converge near Islamorada – providing anglers with an opportunity to catch almost every fish that swims in the Atlantic Ocean.

So if you’re going Fishing in Florida, come on down a littler futher to the true American Caribbean and discover the true Sportfishing Capital of the World!

Bud N’ Mary’s has been in business since 1944 and many of our captains and guides are 2nd and 3rd generation fishermen, so you don’t have to worry about fishing with an inexperienced guide when you book a charter with Bud N’ Marys. Our Captains and Guides are hand picked and time tested.

We make sure you will be fishing with a friendly local guide who has the experience needed to provide the trip of a lifetime.

Deposits

$400.00 – per trip for Offshore Charters.

$200.00 – per trip for Backcountry Charters.

  • Deposits are required at the time reservations are made. Deposit payments are subject to a 4% service fee.
  • If reservations are cancelled 30 days or more prior to the trip, the deposit will be refunded, less a 10% service fee.
  • Trip balances paid through marina office are subject to 4% fee, but this can be avoided by bringing cash or check directly for captain. Some captains will take credit card but please check beforehand.
  • Trips cancelled within 24 hours of departure or ‘no shows’ will be charged in full.
  • In case of severe weather, the customer and the captain will discuss either rebooking for another day or canceling the trip. In the event the trip is cancelled, the deposit will be refunded, less a 10% service fee.
  • If reservations are cancelled less than 30 days prior to the trip, the deposit will not be refunded.

Fishing Reports

Late April Backcountry Fishing Report

April is nearing it’s end and tarpon season is definitely in full swing here in the Florida Keys.  We had a very early start to our tarpon season here in South Florida, with a super warm and calm February and March.  Thousands of fish of all sized showed up in… Read More

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What Our Customers Say…

  •   Captain Nick Stanczyk is an absolutely fabulous guide and captain. He knew where to fish which put onto a giant fish very quickly. Then he never took his eyes off the line and kept the boat properly placed for the duration of an 8 hour plus fight. In the end, we landed a record size swordfish of over 757 pounds. As experienced captains ourselves we cannot say enough positive things about Capt. Nick, his boat or and his crew. In addition, Bud n Mary’s knows how to treat fisherman of all levels. The Galley Girls Cafe located at Bud n Mary’s puts together great early am breakfast in plenty of time to make the boat departures and their lunch boxes are excellent as well. If you are looking for great day trips or a trip of a lifetime Capt. Nick Stanczyk and Bud n Mary’s is the place to go.

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    4/01/2019
  •   My husband and I visited Bud and Mary's to grab some bait for our 5th anniversary fishing day trip the beginning of the month. Super friendly and happy people, we're very helpful to point out a nice spot to go fishing, and supplied us with great shrimp bait. Food smelled great but it was early so we plan to come back and try it. The property was super clean, including the dock. There were a lot of charters out that morning and a few visitors milling around. They have a small school of tarpon and nurse sharks and some pelicans hanging around wait for scraps, and you can purchase food to feed them. Really want to jump on a charter next time we come down! They also have a dive shop that had a huge selection of gear, but was closed for lunch while we were there. Great place, we will be back.

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    3/21/2019
  •   A full day out fishing. Dress in layers as the morning is cool, but afternoon gets warm. Bring hats and suntan lotion.
    Everyone caught a lot of fish- the crew made it easy and fun. After the trip they sorted the fish, filleted it for us and recommended several restaurants to cook it for us. It was a great day.

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    3/25/2019
  •   Our family enjoyed two half day fishing trips in March 2019, while on vacation in The Keys. Both our Captains were exceptional and we highly recommended them! The trips were out of Bud n’ Mary’s Marina. One trip booked through the captain ahead of time and one booked through the marina the day before. The first trip was with Captain Mike Walter, in search of a big tarpon to fulfill our daughter Chelsea’s Bucket List. Captain Mike immediately put us on the tarpon and Chelsea was thrilled with the fight of her 80 pounder. The second trip with Captain Dave Peck was for a variety of different species and we caught a lot of fish, which we enjoyed. But the last fish of the day was the highlight and we will remember it as “The Fish of a Lifetime” a 250 lb Goliath Grouper! It truly was an Amazing Experience! More

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    4/07/2019
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