The offshore waters surrounding ocean reef have set the scene for countless battles and legendary fish tales. Whether you’re tackling the big water in search of sailfish, kingfish, wahoo and blackfin tuna, or seeking out snapper, grouper, yellowtail, and hogfish on the reefs, our fleet of experienced captains have the skills and equipment to deliver an unforgettable full or half day on the water.
Read more about our captains’ unique fishing styles below, or view the video at right to get a glimpse of a day on the water with the Mr. Nice.
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| ||Captain Frank Navarro |
Growing up in Miami, Capt. Frank spent a lot of time fishing in Key Largo. After high school, he got a job on a charter boat where he learned everything from kite fishing for Sailfish to trolling the reef for Grouper. In 2003, Capt. Frank moved to Key Largo where he continued working as captain and mate fishing the Bahamas on private boats to local charters and even commercial fishing for Swordfish, Amberjack and live bait. He has been a USCG licensed captain for 15 years and is currently the captain of the Mr. Nice.
|Captain Dana Banks |
War Bird (Owner/Operator)
Captain Dana Banks, grew up fishing these waters, The War Bird fastest boat in the fleet to maximize fishing time, comfortable AC cabin, one of the top requested charter boats on the dock. USCG licensed Captain since 1984. Highly experienced crew, from kite fishing to reef fishing young or old our professional crew can accommodate everyone for a great time.
|Captain Richard Hoog |
Good Life (Owner/Operator)
Offshore & Deep Reef
Growing up on the water in the 1950’s & 60’s in South Florida gave Captain Richard Hoog the knowledge and experience to make a living doing what he loves, fishing. Captain Richard joined the Charter dock in 2000 and quickly became a highly requested boat. Captain Richard was a commercial yellowtail snapper fisherman, so he is able to take you out in search of the schools of tasty snapper that are so plentiful on the edge of the reef. His boat, “Good Life,” a custom 47’ Hoog, was built by Richard and his brother and is perfect for families with children.