Sport Fishing Charter on the 37ft "First Choice" in Islamorada, Florida

Sport Fisherman
37 ft
6 Guests

About This Boat

Go fishing in Islamorada, Florida on 37 feet "First Choice" boat for as low as $213 per hour (minimum of 4 hours)


• Full day: $1,250
• 3/4 day: $1,050
• 1/2 day: $850
• Day time Sword Fishing (12 hour trip): $1,550


• $400

What You Can Expect:

• A Captain & Crew that Cares
• All Licenses, Tackle & Bait Included
• A Polite, Hard Working & Entertaining Crew
• A Clean & Spacious Vessel
• An Experienced, Safe, and Knowledgeable team!
• An invitation from Capt. Larry up to the bridge & answers to any questions you may have!

What To Expect Onboard:

The "First Choice" is 37 feet Custom Built Sport Fishing Boat, designed and built at Merrit boat world.

The boat has been named “The perfect fishing machine” and the “best all round fishing vessel” by Marlin magazine.

Actually most of the other charter captains tell me this boat is too nice to charter! From the classic teak and mahogany wood work to the common rail diesel engines set this boat above the competitors!

Having spending many years sportfishing Florida Keys from different boats I could see what worked and what didn’t. The day boat is the best of everything, a HUGE cockpit or fishing area, with comfortable seating that gets you out of the elements and sun. Twin turbo charged diesel engines (700 horsepower) will power you quickly to the fishing grounds. A fighting chair for battling the big one along with Penn and Shimano rods and reels. Our arsenal of tackle also includes electric kite reels and Alutecnos high speed sail fishing kite rods and reels.

There is clean bathroom on board located in the front of the boat after passing through the teak and mahogany cabin area.

This is not the average fishing charter boat and was built for giant blue fin tuna fishing in the Bahamas. The boat needed to be fast to get in front of the school of tuna, then extremely nimble to bait and turn the fish from sounding over the reefs edge. Most important was that the boat needed to be able to back down on the giant tuna very quickly. The 37 foot Merritt boats dominated the Cat Cay Tuna tournaments. More importantly these qualities make the Merritt Boats the most sought after fishing boats in the world today!

When you charter the “First Choice” 37′ Merritt sport fish guaranteed to be clean, fueled, and stocked with baits, spare gear, and clean ice-filled coolers, as well as two expert crew members trained to ensure you have the best Florida Keys fishing experience possible.

What Should You Bring?

• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses
• Light jacket or rain coast during winter months
• Non-marking deck shoes
• Camera
• Food and Beverages (clean ice filled cooler provided or bring your own)

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Sport Fisherman
  • Capacity: 6 People
  • Make Model: Merrit 37'
  • Year: 2000
  • Rental Minimum: 4 hours
  • Length: 37 ft

Rental Requirements


Full day: Leaves dock 7 to 8 am and returns 3 to 4pm
3/4 day: Leaves dock 7 to 8 am and returns 1 to 2 pm
1/2 day: Mornings or after noons

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is required to book a fishing charter?

• Specify what date you would like to reserve

• $400.00 deposit on all trip

What is the policy regarding inclement weather?

Our main concern is your comfort and safety. We will make a judgment based on all fishing and weather reports. If the conditions permit us to fish and you choose not to fish then you forfeit your deposit.

Cancellations within 48 hours of scheduled dates will be subject to full amount of trip charged.

•(Mate gratuity not included with 15% to 20% customary).


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Inboard Engine
  • Center Cockpit
  • Twin Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Head
  • GPS

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Meet Captain Larry

Captain Larry

From Islamorada

Member Since May 2015

Contact Owner
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