Your host, Captain Buddy LaPointe, has over 30 years experience charter fishing in the Florida Keys. An honors graduate of Pensacola Christian College, Captain Buddy is professional, courteous, and dedicated to showing his clients a great time on the water!
Captain LaPointe has been featured on Mark Sosin's Saltwater Journal, (seen weekly on ESPN), Florida Sportsman (Feb 2000 edition), and in the Outdoors section of the Miami Herald. He was also on the cover of the Yamaha Outboards catalog for 2009.
In addition, Capt. Buddy has written numerous articles for Sport Fishing Magazine, Saltwater Sportsman, Boating Magazine, Fishing the Florida Keys, and the Florida Keys Keynoter. You can get to know Capt. Buddy a little better through some of his articles that have appeared in various periodicals.
Marathon Guides Association (Past President - 3 Terms)
Florida Keys Guides Association
Coastal Conservation Association National Association of Charter Boat Operators
Whether you wish to pursue large fish such as tarpon and shark, do some flats fishing for bonefish and permit, or you just want to keep young anglers busy catching snapper, mackerel, and sea trout (family fun fishing), a fishing charter with Capt. Buddy is likely to be the highlight of your Florida Keys vacation.
"I believe my role as your captain is to not only do the best job possible to catch you fish, but to also provide you with a quality recreational experience. My goal is that you have such a great time that you'll want to come back and do it again!
I am comfortable teaching beginners (especially youngsters) how to fish, and am always glad to help experienced anglers further hone their skills.
One of my greatest joys in life is seeing the thrill my clients get as they hook, fight, and land the fish of their dreams. It is my hope that we can one day share that thrill together."