Fish with the Florida Keys’ Best!

Meet your Captain & Crew
on a Marathon Fishing Charter
aboard the Half Full

TRUST YOUR SPORTFISHING GETAWAY WITH OUR LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Our Captain and Crew have over 30 years of experience on the water in the fabulous Florida Keys.

Combine our experience in the Florida Keys with the luxurious appointments aboard the Half Full for an absolutely unforgettable escape to the tropics.

An image of the Captain of our Marathon Fishing Charter service, Captain James Simcic, a Marathon Florida local fishing guide.
Your Sportsfishing Team in the Florida Keys

Meet our Captain & Crew

An image of our Captain, James Simcic aboard a Marathon Fishing Charter aboard the Half Full.

Captain James Simcic

Experienced Florida Keys Charter Captain

The Half Full is operated by Captain James Simcic.

Captain James is a lifelong conch, being born and raised in the Florida Keys, and was brought up on commercial and recreational fishing boats since the time he could walk.

Captain James began his adventure as a sportfishing Captain as the founder of Spearcrazy, the most popular Florida Keys Spearfishing service.

As the owner of Spearcrazy, Captain James refined his skills in both sportsfishing and spearfishing for almost 15 years prior to joining the team at the Half Full.

Captain James specializes in putting his discerning anglers on the fish in ultimate luxury aboard the Half Full.

Whether you are looking to hunt grouper and snapper on the reefs off the Florida Keys, or in need of a multi-day escape to an exotic location, Captain James and the Half Full have the experience and expertise to make your luxury Marathon Florida Fishing Charter adventure a reality.

Dan Ames

Florida Keys Charter First Mate

The Half Full is crewed by experienced first mate Dan.

Dan is originally from Ocean City, Maryland, where he worked as a mate for world-class northeast fishing charter services that targeted heavy tackle offshore in search for Marlin and Tuna on Canyon fishing trips.

Dan is also a Marine Corps Veteran, as well as an experienced Firefighter/EMT.

Having Dan aboard your charter not only means world-class experience to help you land your special catch!

He also provides peace of mind for our discerning anglers with his experience as an EMT.

Book your charter today and experience a world-class fishing adventure with our seasoned sportfishing crew!

An image of our Captain, James Simcic aboard a Marathon Fishing Charter aboard the Half Full.

Years on the Water

Days per year on the Ocean

Happy Anglers since 2005

Fish Species Targeted

What sets our team apart from other Marathon Charter Fishing Services

Learn why you should trust the team aboard the Half Full for all of your luxury fishing adventures in the Florida Keys and beyond!

Fishing Expertise

Whether you’re searching for the one fish that eludes you or just ready to have a great time on the water, our team knows how to put you on the fish for an unforgettable luxury fishing experience.

Versatility

Looking for deep drops off of Flloyd’s Wall? No Problem! Want to catch your share of Mahi Mahi? No problem! Looking for someone to get in the water with you for some spearfishing? No problem! Our team does it all!

Passion

Our team lives, eats, and breathes the ocean and is passionate about introducing the wonders of a pelagic lifestyle to people from all walks of life. Step aboard the Half Full and find out how we make your dreams a reality on the water!

Have a look at our Captain in action in the water!

Captain James is no stranger to action in the ocean. Join him as he battles a bull shark for dinner off of the deep reefs of Marathon, Florida!

OUR TRUSTED MARATHON
FISHING CHARTER GEAR

We only use top-of-the-line gear aboard the Half Full.

Explore a sample of some of the high-quality equipment
you can expect on your next adventure with us.

Logo for Black Bart fishing lures. Used by the Half Full sportfishing team exclusively
A logo for Engel Coolers. Used exclusively aboard the Half Full luxury sportfishing charters.
Logo for Captain Randy Towe's signature series custom fishing rods used aboard the Half Full Marathon Fishing Charters
A logo for Smith Optics, used by the Half Full team to stay sharp on the water.
A logo for Tiagra Reels from Shimano, used by the Half Full sportfishing team exclusively.
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Our Adventures

Abacos Adventures

This year February meant it was time for an escape to paradise aboard a private yacht charter in the Bahamas for the Half Full team. After a successful early part of the year chasing sailfish, tuna, and yellowtail snapper off of the Florida Keys, our crew made the run...

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