Daymaker Charter Reviews

See what anglers are saying about their fishing trip with DayMaker Charters.

5/5
The excitement never stopped

Took a trip with Pat Price to look for YFT’s and ran across to the other side.  I went with my father, his friends, and my buddy who all have their own boats and are very experienced fishermen.  We were all amazed at the skill and the multi-tasking ability of Pat Price.  This guy was the best fisherman I have ever fished and we had our first yellowfin tuna around 30lbs and dolphin over 20lbs within 10 minutes of lines in the water.  The excitement never stopped with multiple 3 headers of tuna and dolphin on at the same time and one quadruple hookup of tuna.  Capt. Pat was and amazing gaffer and did not miss one fish the entire day.  I couldn’t believe how hard he worked and how quickly he deployed our trolling spread as we were approaching schools of hungry fish.  We ended up with 15 tuna and approximately 15 dolphin with the majority of them being in the 20lb class and one 40 pounder that almost jumped in the boat.  Saw a monster bull 50 plus pounds that wouldn’t bite and even caught a wahoo.  What a stellar day!  Captain filleted fish once we were back and got to try my first yellowfin sushi as he was filleting – yum. Capt. Pat Price’s boat should be called the Yearmaker!

- Gary Walley Jr.
5/5
Caught scores of fish: yellow fin, black fin, monster dolphin, and several strikes from Blue Marlin

I took a trip this past Tuesday with Capt. Price on Daymaker, and all I can say is WOW. If you want to catch fish and have an able, energetic and willing to go the extra mile to ensure an epic day of fishing, make a reservation for the East Side Tuna trip. I have been fishing for many years, and have fished literally all over and without question the trip on Daymaker with Pat surpassed all my expectations and experience. We caught scores of fish: yellow fin, black fin, monster dolphin (45 lb+), and had several strikes from Blue Marlin. When things seemed to ease up, Capt. Pat was eager to put us back in water that guaranteed the controlled chaos of multiple hook-ups throughout our trip. The boat is fantastic, fast, and comfortable riding even in the heavy chop we encountered going back over the Stream, and Patrick is simply the best. I have already booked a return trip and can’t wait.

- Tony
5/5
Should be called the Yearmaker!

We were all amazed at the skill and the multi-tasking ability of Pat Price. This guy was the best fisherman I have ever fished and we had our first yellowfin tuna around 30lbs and dolphin over 20lbs within 10 minutes of lines in the water. The excitement never stopped with multiple 3 headers of tuna and dolphin on at the same time and one quadruple hookup of tuna. Capt. Pat was and amazing gaffer and did not miss one fish the entire day. I couldn’t believe how hard he worked and how quickly he deployed our trolling spread as we were approaching schools of hungry fish. We ended up with 15 tuna and approximately 15 dolphin with the majority of them being in the 20lb class and one 40 pounder that almost jumped in the boat. Saw a monster bull 50 plus pounds that wouldn’t bite and even caught a wahoo. What a stellar day! Captain filleted fish once we were back and got to try my first yellowfin sushi as he was filleting – yum. Capt. Pat Price’s boat should be called the Yearmaker!

- Gary Walley Jr.
5/5
The Daymaker boat is a fishing machine, along with its captain

Just wanted to let you know how much fun we had aboard the Daymaker.  Catching 4 Gags, 1 Black, 9 Scamp grouper, 4 Amber Jacks and released 7 genuine red snappers, and other rudder fish, and sea bass, and jumped off 1 sailfish. My buddy Eddie Pfister said he enjoyed watching Capt. Pat just doing his job, from finding bait in the morning to tying and rigging baits and tackle and putting us on the right fishing grounds, while at the same time watching all of the Daymaker’s state of the arts electronics. The Daymaker boat is a fishing machine, along with its captain. Your knowledge, patience and professional skills and hard work made for a very successful and fun fishing trip. Eat your wheeties before you fishing with Capt. Pat Price on the Daymaker. Thanks for Making our Day!

- Doc, Mark, Eddie, Bruce and Chris.
5/5
We caught cobia, dolphin (mahi), black fin tuna and several other species.

I had a great experience with Daymaker Fishing Charters. We were on the 44′ Alakai for a day trip during the month of May. This boat is well maintained and seemed to be recently refurbished inside the cabin. The AC worked extremely well in the cabin, even with people frequently going in and out. The Captain and the Mate were very patient with me and were willing to answer my questions. I am somewhat of a novice when it comes to off-shore fishing. We caught cobia, dolphin (mahi), black fin tuna and several other species. They obviously know what they are doing and they put us on the fish at every stop. The fishing equipment was relatively new and well maintained as well. I have been on other charters where we had to nurse some equipment to get it to work, but the folks at Daymaker provided equipment that was well maintained and everything worked liked it was supposed to. I highly recommend them, and I will use them again in the future.

- Mark Dahiker
5/5
We came back with a ton of fish and memories to last a lifetime.

5 out of 5 starts is an understatement. Pat Price goes out of his way at every turn to make sure that everybody on board has a good time. We recently got back from a overnight tuna trip and the fishing was great the boat performed flawlessly, pat was courteous and super helpful!!! We were provided with fresh bait, electric reels, air conditioning and excellent cottages in the bahamas. We caught yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, skipjack tuna, grouper, snapper, almaco jack, etc. We came back with a ton of fish and memories to last a lifetime. If I could rate the experience for more than 5 stars, i would!!

- John f Villa
5/5
ended up with 45 mahi keeping 43

My son Luca had an epic few days of fishing last weekend with Patrick Price on the DayMaker Charters as part of Pats January fish camp. Two days of fishing from 5am-5pm learning all of the top fishing skills and techniques. Pat is one of the best fisherman I know so it was a no brainer that when he announced his January fishing camp that we wanted Luca to be a part of it. Not only is Pat an awesome fisherman he’s a great guy that does a ton to help out people in need. Raising money and organizing events to help the Bahamians from hurricane disasters as well as helping others who struggle or are sick from terminal illnesses. If you’ve donated to any of the Bahamian hurricane relief work I’ve done in the past Pat is one of the key guys who makes things like that happen. Day 1 ended up with 45 mahi keeping 43 of them and 27 Bonito. Day 2 was kite fishing day landing 5 sailfish, a mahi and a blackfin tuna. Yes, we’ve been eating really good all week long. 😛 Best of all is that Capt Luca can now use all of these skills and techniques on our boat and teach us how it’s done. If you’re visiting FL or live here and want to go out with a great guy who puts fish in the boat give him a shout. Pat Price at Daymaker Charters!!!

- Jared Rosen
5/5
We went 5/10 on sails also caught Blackfin Tuna

Attended Daymaker Charters “fishing camp” in December. I had recently moved to Florida and needed some help learning to fish offshore here. Captain Price shared years of hard earned knowledge over two days on rigging, bait selection, finding fish, kite fishing and trolling. Advanced technique on leveraging the dredge and hooking up sailfish on light tackle were covered. Capt Price is a hardworking and knowledgable captain who had more billfish tagged in 2020 than any other captain in south Florida! After an hour or so of instruction each day. we learned on the water. We went 5/10 on sails also caught Blackfin Tuna. By the end of the second day we had some skills and confidence and a lot of training to put into practice. South Florida sees quite a bit of fishing pressure so the techniques learned are critical to catch fish here. No need to learn by experimentation and burning gas while wondering if you are fishing correctly. Let Daymaker Charters get you started… you won’t regret it!

- Christopher Ball
5/5
It was a great rip with a great captain.

We had a great day. If you love the excitement of catching fish Daymaker should be your choice. We caught a great variety of fish and got to use and learn all kinds of methods. Trolling, live bait, lures, bottom fishing, site fishing you name it. Also the boat has plenty of room and with it’s weight it takes the seas will. We were in 4-5 ft swells and there was no problem at all. It was a great rip with a great captain.

- David Brigida
5/5
5 out of 7 Sailfish landed

My wife and I go on a good many offshore charters each year, this was our third trip on the Daymaker and will not be the last. We have family in the area and they go with us. Pat works harder than any Captain we use and does not get discouraged on a slow day. He has always found us fish. This trip was a full day, big game trolling, then fish for for the freezer trip. I was suffering from a asthma flair up and did not fish hard, my wife and family had a blast, 5 out of 7 Sailfish landed and released, more were there, we are slow fighting them, a Mahi then 2 five gallon buckets of legal snapper. My family enjoyed fighting the many Bonita and Shark that got in our way. No one will work harder for you and your guest than Pat.

- Mark and Kim
5/5
incredible fishing experience and awesome bragging rights.

Thank you for the incredible fishing experience and awesome bragging rights. Our son Michael (12) caught two grouper and a couple of dolphin. He believes the fishing trip was the best day of his life.  Our youngest son Andrew (10) said it was the best thing we did all vacation and then bragged about catching the biggest fish of the day.  Both boys are still telling the story in great detail which includes knowledge on each species we caught as well as a 65 pound grouper, several colorful dolphins, two amberjacks and expanding air bladders pierced by knives. I don’t think they missed a word you said the whole trip. You will definitely see us again next year.

- Christine and Roger Krehl
5/5
he genuinely wants you to catch fish

I have fished charter trips from the Pacific to the Great Lakes, the Atlantic and all over the Gulf of Mexico, but never fished with a more enthusiastic Captain than Pat Price. Unlike some Captains who are simply going through the motions, he genuinely wants you to catch fish. He is helpful with booking hotel/motel accommodations, restaurant choices or any other help/questions you may have. His boat is comfortable and built for speed, both most of all, it is very fishable. He is prepared for the trip so all you have to do is step on the boat and go fish. There is no dead time loading ice, buying bait etc as all of that is done ahead of time. While no one can guarantee the fish will bite, I feel you have the best opportunity to be successful with Captain Price. He informed us what we were going to try and catch and then would reevaluate as the day wore on. As the bite for one species slowed he would say, “Okay, the tide has fallen and the Wahoo bite has slowed, do you want to go catch some grouper and snapper while we wait for another tide change”. When the school of big dolphin showed up unexpectedly, he had rigged ballyhoo ready and instantly we were hooked up. I know we will be booking additional trips with Captain Price. The variety of fish available in the area he fishes is unbelievable and when you combine that with an enthusiastic Captain, the possibilities are endless.

- Don Nowell
5/5
I highly recommend them to use Day Maker Fishing Charters

I special thanks to all the crew members of Day Maker Fishing Charters who make my trip memorable. I became a fan of the whole team, the way they handle , their calm behavior and cooperate with customers. If any one want to go Stuart, I highly recommend them to use Day Maker Fishing Charters services.

- Rafael Mayans
5/5
I would 100% recommend this fishing charter

I would 100% recommend this fishing charter to anyone who is looking for a memorable fishing experience! We caught a Sailfish that we tagged, Amber Jack, and a King Mackerel! We went home with so much meat that Captain Pat helped us fillet at the end of the day. He was so helpful with setting up the rods and teaching us about each of them and how to use them properly.

- Rae Bachman
5/5
It was a great experience and would do it again!!!

I just spent two days with Capt Pat Price as part of his Fish Camp, it was exactly what I needed. I’ve fished my entire life from Lake Erie in MI as a kid to the last 35 yrs here in FL and I learned a ton. We learned everything from how he likes to rig his baits and why, plus many little simple fishing hacks that make it so much quicker and easier. I’ve caught quite a few sailfish before but not very many multiples, we learned how to turn a single bite into multiple bites. In one case we turned a single into a quad hook up, it was a great experience and would do it again!!!

- Paul Myers
5/5
Another fantastic fishing trip on the Daymaker

We had yet another fantastic fishing trip on the Daymaker, one that will never be forgotten.  A morning of bottom fishing yielded some big amberjacks, a couple of nice 20-30 pound gag groupers as well as a big red snapper and others, but the highlight was a monster 82 pound amberjack, certainly a fish of a lifetime.  Incredible. For a change up, we did some trolling and ended up with some dolphin and to top off an already memorable day, we caught a sailfish and a wahoo.  A perfect ending.  We can’t say enough how much we enjoyed the trip.   We also appreciated the time you took to pass along some of your knowledge and answer our many questions as well as the incredible effort you make to insure the best possible trip.  Can’t wait for our next trip.

- Doug Weeks, Skip Jordan & Poul Christiansen
5/5
Thanks again Day Maker Charters for a memory of a lifetime!

I wanted to share my personal experience fishing with Captain Patrick of Day Maker charters. Capt. Patrick definitely has a passion for fishing and it shows. But overall, by far, he lives up to his reviews. He’s respectful, friendly, polite and very attentive. He knows a lot about the patterns, the waters and where to find the fish! We had an amazing time, made some friends along the way and we will all definitely be coming back to fish with this outfit and Captain Patrick! If you’re looking for a good day of fishing with a respectable captain, I’d most definitely say he’s your guide!! Thanks again Day Maker Charters for a memory of a lifetime! We will see you again soon!

- Becky & Jeff
5/5
Another awesome Florida (east coast) fishing trip with Daymaker Charters

We left before dawn on a shared charter with Capt. Pat on the Daymaker. Once we got out of the St. Lucie inlet, we fished for live bait. We quickly filled the bait well with blue runners, red fins and other tasty treats for the big fish. We headed offshore for the gulfstream and set up the outriggers with rigged ballyhoo. While trolling, a big Hammerhead (8-10′) came up in the spread but left before hitting anything. That would have been interesting if he hit a bait. Beautiful fish.

Suddenly, our deep spoon was slammed and the reel was screaming. Capt. Pat yelled Wahoo. One of the guys got on the rod and had a nice fight for about 10 minutes. Got it along side of the boat and it was a 35# wahoo (sushi delicious) gaffed it and into the fish box on ice. Next, we had a nice Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) hit and more good table fare.

- Jimmy Ray
5/5
The BEST…hands down!

Andy and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for such a wonderful experience!  Although the Sailfish did not cooperate, we had a wonderful time fishing with you.  Since I am not a fisherman and this was my first offshore trip, I have to say I am hooked!  I have always thought the Mahi was a beautiful fish and have wanted to catch one for a couple of years now…and thanks to you, it happened!  I have included a picture of that Mahi in case you want to use it. As Andy told you, he has been offshore fishing with several different Captains over the years, and you are the BEST…hands down!  That is just another thing that makes you so good…you pride yourself on your fishing and it shows!  Andy is looking forward to fishing with you again soon!  Actually, he and a friend are wondering if you can recommend the best time to possibly catch a Sail (granted there are no guarantees).  If you had to limit your Sail trips to one trip a year, when would that be?   They are trying to plan a trip soon and hopefully the Sail will cooperate then. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience!  We look forward to fishing with you many more times!  Next time, feel free to bring Zane with you.

- Wendy and Andy Smith
5/5
The fishing was beyond expectations.

I just want you to know that we had a wonderful time yesterday fishing on the DayMaker. It would have been a beautiful day even without the great fishing, but instead of just that, it was a day that I don’t think Milo, Ted, or me will ever forget. The fishing was beyond expectations. I would have been very happy with the tuna and amberjacks (my left arm is sore today), but to see and catch that beautiful sailfish was just awesome. And to be able to do so with my nephew and his son was really special. I have some pretty good photos, but I would appreciate anything you might have so I can make up a little slide show of the trip for Milo and our friends. We’ll be headed back north in just a few weeks, so I doubt I’ll get out again this year with you, but I am looking forward to doing so again next year and also to welcoming you back to the Harbor Ridge Fishing Club. We would very much enjoy having you speak again if you would be so kind.

- Phil Hinderaker
5/5
the fishing trip was the best day of his life

Thank you for the incredible fishing experience and awesome bragging rights. Our son Michael (12) caught two grouper and a couple of dolphin. He believes the fishing trip was the best day of his life. Our youngest son Andrew (10) said it was the best thing we did all vacation and then bragged about catching the biggest fish of the day. Both boys are still telling the story in great detail which includes knowledge on each species we caught as well as a 65 pound grouper, several colorful dolphins, two amberjacks and expanding air bladders pierced by knives. I don’t think they missed a word you said the whole trip.

- Christine and Roger Krehl
5/5
wouldn't consider anyone else. PERIOD.

Another GREAT DAY on the Daymaker. If your on the treasure coast and looking to book a charter you need to call them. I have lived her for 25 years and Pat is “off the hook” runs an 34′ boat with 6 anglers and IS the mate and CAPTAIN. The guy smells fish and will put fish in the box. [Its a big one] .Come prepared to catch fish not drink beer. You Don’t have time…. Thanks again Pat. Booked another trip wouldn’t consider anyone else. PERIOD.

- Randy Rohrer
5/5
I will only book charters with Day Maker charters

Captain Patrick with Day Maker fishing charters out of Jensen Beach, Fl, did an amazing job. I have been out on a few full day charters and not a single one was nearly as fun as the day I spent with Patrick. It was a rough go trying to make bait, but we were able to make enough to get the day started. He was not afraid to travel to make it work. I had a friend that was somewhat a novice angler, and Patrick was patient and very clear with how to fish which species. While transiting in-between fishing spots if we saw fish boiling or booming on bait, he was on it and had already shifted gears to get them on the hook. I can personally say that from now on, I will only book charters with Day Maker charters when I come home to visit. He is hands down in the business to bring people back to fish with him and provides only the best services. Amazing boat, clean and well stocked. Best trip I have ever had, even though fishing was slow, we got our limits of amberjack and black sea bass – we also chased a sail but unfortunately

- Wayne Deacon
5/5
We left the boat with great memories and mahi mahi for dinner!

My husband and I went out with Pat for half a day while we were on our honeymoon. Pat was so knowledgeable and worked his tail off to try and put us on some fish. He was very kind and helped me when I was feeling some motion sickness. We left the boat with great memories and mahi mahi for dinner! Would absolutely book with him again.

- Callan Young
5/5
I can't say enough good things

Captain Patrick is an amazing captain. He has taken a group of veterans out and gave them a day to remember for our organization Courage on All Fronts. He is also taking out another group at the end of May. I can’t say enough good things about Captain Patrick. If you are looking for a great day on the water call him.

- Alicia Dougherty

Charter FAQ's

Book the perfect fishing adventure for you with DayMaker Fishing Charters in Stuart, Florida. We have a charter option for every angler’s preference and schedule.
What is included in my Charter?

Charter includes rod, reel, bait, tackle, fishing license, ice, insurance, guide, and vessel.

We offer a range of charters including half-day, three-quarter day, and full-day trips. Each is designed to cater to different fishing experiences, from quick trips to full-day adventures targeting specific species. You can see pricing and book a charter here.

No, beginners are welcome! Our experienced crew will provide guidance and assistance for all skill levels, ensuring a great experience for everyone on board.
We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, and seasickness medication if you’re prone to motion sickness. We provide all fishing gear and licenses.
Yes, within legal limits and regulations. Our crew will inform you about the catch limits and help with cleaning and bagging your catch.
We provide water, but you should bring your own snacks and drinks. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in moderation.
We can accommodate up to 6 anglers on a charter.
Safety is our priority. We closely monitor weather conditions and may reschedule the trip if necessary. In cases of severe weather, we offer a full refund or rescheduling option if we are unable to fish due to inclement weather.
Tipping isn’t required, but greatly appreciated. Most clients tip 20% of the charter rate.

You recommend that you book directly through our website but you can also call us if you have questions before booking. We recommend booking in advance, especially during peak season, to ensure availability.

Depending on the season and charter type, you can target Sailfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish and much more. Our experienced crew will guide you to the best spots for the day’s conditions.

Yes, children are welcome! We ensure a safe, family-friendly environment. However, we advise parental discretion for very young children due to the nature of the sea conditions.

The distance varies based on the charter type and target species, but typically, we travel anywhere from 3 to 15 miles offshore.
Absolutely! Let us know your preference, and we’ll do our best to tailor the trip to your fishing goals, subject to seasonal availability and regulations.
The cost of your charter covers most necessities. However, gratuities for the crew are always appreciated for exceptional service and are not included in the charter price.
Fishing is world class year round in Stuart, FL. Each season offers a different and new variety of fish to catch.