Dog House Sportfishing Charters

Capt. Jesse Cromer Islamorada, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
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4.9 out of 5 stars

53′ Luxury Air-Conditioned Hatteras located at MM 83.5 Whale Harbor, Islamorada, FL.

Capt. Jesse Cromer of Dog House Sportfishing Charters has more than 30 years fishing experience. We offer 1/2 day, 3/4 day, and full day deep sea fishing trips off-shore or on reef. Our excellent staff and crew are experienced, friendly and ready to serve our guests.

Whether you’re in the Dog House or not… it’s always a great day to be fishing in Islamorada, Florida! Dog House Sportfishing Charters specializes in trolling which is ideal for hooking Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. We also offer bottom fishing, kite fishing, spinning, or jigging for Snapper, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel to name a few. Bottom fishing is a great technique if you want to try your hand at pulling in a shark or other bottom dwellers.

This fishing vessel is top-of-the-line in luxury fishing charters. With all the comforts of home including TV, Refrigerator in large kitchen, and shower in full bathroom – you won’t even know you’re on the water! AND we have everything you need to catch fish: casting platform, fighting chair, outriggers, and livewell. It really is the best of both worlds aboard Dog House Sportfishing Charters!

We offer several trip variations for groups of six passengers. Included in your fare is the trip, fuel, gear, licenses, and you keep everything you catch! We’ll even clean and bag it at the end of the day. You’ll want to bring any food or drinks for the day, plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and appropriate clothing for the weather (layers are often best depending on the season). If you have any questions about what is appropriate to bring or wear, feel free to ask Captain Jesse.

There’s no need to cry when you’re sent to the Dog House – this is the best fishing charter in Islamorada! We’re excited to fish with you and your crew. Book today!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada

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Trips start at $500

4 Trips

1-6 guests

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1979 53' Sport Fisherman

610 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 4:00pm to 7:00pm (3 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

A quick evening trip targeting two of the hardest fighting fish in Islamorada: Tarpon and Shark. Make sure you bring a camera, your friends back home won't believe what you're about to reel in!

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Leaves Whale Harbor Dock at 7AM to go on reef for Yellowtail, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, and more! Bottom fishing is fun and easy for anglers of all ages and skill levels. 

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3/4 DAY

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Reef offshore fishing targeting an assortment of bottom dwelling species. You'll likely catch Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Grunts, and more! Season dependent, you'll be going home with a cooler full of tasty fillets. 

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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

A full day fishing trip spent either fishing the Reef, wreck, or off-shore!  We'll be targeting an assortment of game fish that have earned Islamorada the title of Sportfishing Capital of the world. Whether we're bottom fishing for Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack, or trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Tuna, you're in for an action packed day! 

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    African Pompano
    Black Grouper
    Black Seabass
    Blackfin Tuna
    Blue Marlin
    King Mackerel
    Mahi Mahi
    Mangrove Snapper
    Mutton Snapper
    Red Grouper
    Red Snapper
    Striped Marlin
    Yellowfin Grouper
    Yellowfin Tuna

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Life Raft
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew
    • EPIRB
    • Flares
    • VHF Radio


    • GPS
    • Fishfinder
    • Radar

    Boat Features

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cooler
    • Multimedia System
    • Refrigerator
    • TV


    • Flybridge
    • Kitchen
    • Shower
    • Salon
    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • Fighting Chair
    • First Mate
    • Casting Platform
    • Livewell
    • Outriggers

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Jigging
    • Kite Fishing
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Fishing Location

    • Offshore
    • Reef
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel


    Capt. Jesse Cromer

    Boat Type

    Sport Fisherman

    Boat Length


    Year Built


    Engine Manufacturer


    Number of Engines


    Engine Horsepower

    610 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Dog House Sportfishing Charters-Person
    4.9 out of 5 stars
    • Caught fish!

      Created Scott Hardin

      Had a great time on good boat. Captain and first mate did an excellent job.

    • Top Notch Crew!

      Created Dan Pouchot

      The captain was top notch. Great fun had by all. Excellent knowledge of the seas.

    • Great Time!

      Created Thomas Kivlehan

      Great Capt Shack, 1st mate Bo, outstanding boat and made the best of bad weather, had a great time and booked another trip

    • Great Memories!

      Created Niki Birmingham-Davis

      What can I say Captain Shack and Caine got us on the fish yesterday. They are truly humble men who treat everyone like they have known you forever. You made some great memories for us. We can't wait to fish with you again next summer

    • Great Offshore Trip

      Created Gary Byerly

      Awesome experience!! Captain Shack and 1st mate Bo were very professional and a pleasure to be with. Will highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great offshore fishing trip.

    • Fantastic Trip

      Created Tyler Korpisz

      Fantastic trip with a great captain and mate. Went out with 10 of us for a bachelor party and these guys busted their humps to keep us busy reeling in fish all day. Even with an unfortunate “loss” morale was up and it’s just a better story to tell. Ended the day with 6 nice yellowfin and a bunch of gaffer mahi. 10/10 stars. Thanks captain and thanks Bo! We’ll be back.

    • Captain Jesse - The one and only!!

      Created Randy L

      An absolutely wonderful day; Safe, fun, and the most luxurious boat on the dock (I checked). Plenty of room for 6, all the gear and help you need to catch a ton of fish. Request our First Mate, Mike, he was awesome as well. The A/C was heaven btw. Can’t wait to come back!!! Worth every penny and more. Jesse’s New Yawk accent is a huge bonus!! A real fishing treasure package.

    • Great

      Created Bob B

      Great trip with Captain Jesse. Plenty of fish and the kids had a blast. Boat in impeccable shape and the crew was equipped and ready to help. Good day.

    • Offshore fishing with Capt. Jesse

      Created Frank N

      We had an awesome day fishing offshore with Capt. Jesse! The mahi bite was on and we had a blast. The boat was comfortable and clean. We will definitely be back.

    • Dog House Charter

      Created Jake B

      Unbelievable trip today, Capt Jesse put us on the trophy fish that we were searching for and landed us an african pompano... Awesome