Deep-sea fishing is like raising children: both require patience, superior breath-holding skills, and a pocket full of worms to entice cooperation. Catch your next meal with today's Groupon: for $32, you get a six-hour deep-sea fishing expedition from Gulfstream Fishing Inc. in Key West (up to a $65 value).
Gulfstream Fishing's expert fish finders lead all levels of deep-sea trollers out to the high seas of the Atlantic Ocean. Expeditions depart daily at 10 a.m. and run for six hours, during which time fishers may land prizes ranging from snapper and grouper to plaque-worthy sharks or sunken Ford Pintos. Experienced captains guide the 58-foot Gulfstream IV as far as 15 miles offshore to discover these submarine stomping grounds, providing attendees with marine-wrangling advice along the way. Under expert guidance, ply the included use of a rod and reel, tackle, license, and bait to reel in oceanic eats. The crew will happily clean catches for $0.50 per fish, which can then be cooked by a number of local restaurants or set within the nostrils of a friendly dragon.
Gulfstream Fishing, Inc.
Imagine the lightning-like stripe down the side of a yellowtail snapper or the marbled, almost serpentine pattern on a black grouper. The waters off the Florida Keys teem with such visually stunning marine life, and the crews of Gulfstream Fishing, Inc. know how to catch them. The Gulfstream IV, a 58-foot party boat that’s inspected twice a year by the US Coast Guard, motors approximately 60 passengers swiftly out to deep-sea fishing spots thanks to twin Detroit 8v92 turbo engines. Once anchored, the ship’s amenities—which range from men’s and women’s restrooms to a galley serving snacks—keep anglers comfortable between casts.
In addition to daily party outings, Gulfstream’s crews charter small-group trips that include evening shark fishing, offshore and inshore outings for trophies such as sailfish and tarpon, and trips onto coastal flats for catches such as bonefish and barracuda. They also organize private fishing charters to celebrate special occasions, such as a bachelor party or buying your first boat. An FAQ page answers many questions before guests head out.