26 Line Charters

Welcome to 26 Line Charters home of spearfishing in the heart of the Florida Keys. Come out on a day of diving with Captain Cal Bucci and see the fantastic underwater world of the Florida Keys.

The Florida Keys are the best place in the United States to start spearfishing. Our waters are warm, there is access to fish and lobster in shallow water, and our weather allows for diving all year long.

You can target fish in water in as deep or as shallow as you are comfortable in. We have patch reefs which can be loaded with fish in shallow 8-15 foot depths. Our main reef which is located 6-7 miles offshore averages 25-35 feet deep. We also have fantastic wrecks and "roll-offs" which are in 80-120 foot depths

Fish of the Florida Keys

There are many different fish to target in the Florida Keys depending on the season.

Favorite targets for divers tend to be the groupers. Red grouper, black grouper, and gag grouper. These are closed in the winter months to protect them while they are spawning.

The second most popular fish to spear in the keys would be the hogfish. This is very common fish, they are everywhere. What is uncommon are big ones. Part of the reason these are popular to spear is the fact they are extremely easy to take.

Other fish which are often shot spearfishing the Florida Keys would be all of the snapper species: Mutton and Grey/Mangrove snapper primarily. Yellow jacks and Amberjack, Cero Mackerel and King Mackerel, Porgies and triggerfish. All of these other fish don't have seasons and you can take them year round as long as they are legal sized.

Charter Info

HALF DAY CHARTER 

$550

Includes fishing license

4 Hours

Includes Polespears, Spearguns

Fins & Masks Included

3/4 DAY CHARTER

$750

Includes fishing license

6 Hours

Includes Polespears, Spearguns

Fins & Masks Included

FULL DAY CHARTER

$850

Includes fishing license

8 Hours

Includes Polespears, Spearguns

Fins & Masks Included

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Types of Spearfishing

Lobsters

Lobsters are a seasonal fishery in the Florida Keys.  The regular season is August 6th -March 31st. Then there is the Sport Season July 26-27. Everyone get excited by the “mini” sport season because recreational divers are allowed out before the commercials get to pull their traps.   There are lobsters everywhere, and it it very common to catch the boat limit in a few hours.

Wrecks

The Florida Keys are to hundreds of shipwrecks and many of them make great dive spots.  One of the most popular in Marathon is the thunderbolt, but there are other less known wrecks. These structures can be magnets for fish and can be very productive for diving.

Patch Reef

The Florida Keys are home to thousands of tiny shallow reefs that are referred to as “patch reefs”.  These are little clusters of coral often surrounded by turtle grass flats. They are home to hundreds of fish including hogfish, mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, red and black grouper. These patches can hold lobster. These spots are usually in less than 20 feet of water, often 8-14 feet so they are great for new divers.

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The Boat

25 Privateer Renegade Pilot House

Redone completely for spearfishing and diving

175hp Suzuki 4 Stroke Engine

Has a Head

Captain Cal Bucci

Hi I am Captain Cal Bucci and I will be your Captain.

I am/have:

  • 12 Years of Diving Experience
  • 50 Ton Captain
  • NAUI Instructor Trainer
  • Run Multiple Dive Boats in the Florida Keys

I know the waters of Marathon like the back of my hand and I know where to take you to put you on the fish you want to target. 

Diving/Spearfishing/lobstering are my life and I have the experience to make your trip a great success.

My Clients

Got some really nice hogs on my half day trip. Totally recommend Captain Cal

Nice Hogs! Matt Broland

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Captain Cal Bucci

11833 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
908 500 1407