Davey Dee’s Charter (Warfish)

Join Davey Dee’s Charter for a fun day out fishing Matlacha Pass and beyond, and Captain David Dunlap will do his best to make it the highlight of your family vacation. His main goal for any trip is that his customers have fun going after lots of fish. Kids are more than welcome, and the little ones are bound to have a great time on the water too.

You’ll be going out on the Warfish - a 22’ Seahunt center console boat that’s powered by a 175 HP Suzuki engine, making it capable of reaching a top speed of an impressive 50 knots. With a boat like that, you’ll be out on the fishing grounds in no time. It’s equipped with all the necessary safety and navigation gear for a safe and productive trip.

Fishing in Matlacha is great during the whole year and provides you with the opportunity to fish for the likes of Redfish, Goliath Grouper, Spotted Seatrout, Red Snapper, Tarpon (when in season), and more. Taking your kids to catch some Sharks is great fun for the whole family.

The price of any given trip will include rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the necessary fishing licenses. Captain David will clean and fillet the catch after the trip so you don’t have to worry about it. All you need to do is bring some snacks, polarized sunglasses, and some sunscreen so you’re comfortable for the whole trip. Get your game face on and hook ‘em up!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    This trip is a full fun day filled with adventure fishing, beaching, and learning a little history about the area. We start out fishing for some eating fish. Snapper, Grouper (if in season), Trout, etc. We can take a break, especially if you have kids, out to Cayo Costa Beach. You have the option to head to Cabbage Key to eat lunch. Then we head out to do some Shark fishing if you choose. The day is yours and how you want to spend it is very important to me!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    A half day trip is tailored for eating fish. We will head to Boca Grande Pass and fish for Snapper, Grouper and more besides. There you will also experience sea life. Dolphins are known to swim around close to the boat. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Half day trips are tailored for eating fish. An afternoon option is great if you're someone who likes to sleep in. We will head to Boca Grande Pass and fish for Snapper, Grouper and more. There you will also experience sea life, such as dolphins. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

David Dunlap
matlacha, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since Febrero 2018
Captain David Dunlap has been fishing for more than 15 years now in Florida and over 4o yrs experience and is eager and willing to provide you with the best possible fishing experience. He's very passionate and family-oriented and loves introducing kids to the exciting world of fishing. He hopes to pass on that extensive love of fishing to anyone that goes on a trip with him.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Seahunt (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.64
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Half day afternoon
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Angler Rating
10
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Troy J.
Urbandale, IA
 5.00
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Half day afternoon

VERIFIED   Marzo 15, 2020
Incredible time! Extremely underrated and an extraordinary personable individual. Dave delivers!
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Mark K.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Marzo 11, 2020
Great fishing experience!!  Best charter fishing trip I have ever been on!,
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St. Catharines, Ontario
 5.00
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Marzo 27, 2018
What an excellent trip.  I have been on about a dozen of fishing charters in Florida and Dave is the most knowledgeable...
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Ronald P.
Cape Coral, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Marzo 9, 2019
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Kristine B.
Saint Croix Falls, WI
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Half day trip with Captain Dave

VERIFIED   Junio 27, 2018
Dave was a fantastic guide. He did all he could to make our trip successful. We had a group of 5 from 14-76 years old and everyone...
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