Key West and the surrounding waters are surely a magical place. We live and breath all that this paradise has to offer. The Florida Keys have world famous fishing grounds for capturing those trophy fish dreams as well as putting fabulous meals on the table. The history is rich both offshore and on the island. We love nothing more than sharing our knowledge, experiences and love for the sport of fishing. Come spend the day with us. Let us create memories for you, your family and friends you‘ll want to do year after year.
Born and raised in South Florida and a Key West resident since 2009, Maryann has spent her life on the water or dreaming about it. From as far back as she can remember Maryann has wanted to fish. As a wee thing she would try to use dad’s big rods and that was always a no go, so she would fashion her own little rod (a back yard stick) and line to catch little guys in the canal across from her home. She grew, the love grew and the rods grew. Once a full time Key west resident she worked towards making a career out of what she loved. She now spends her days putting guests on fish.
A native to Key West, or as the locals say a Conch, Sean has spent his entire life fishing the waters of Key West. He had his own boat by twelve. His first paying job fishing was at the early age of fifteen as a mate on one of the sportfish boats. He has spent the last 15yrs becoming one of the best Key West has to offer. He is one of those guys that feels it, sees it and works hard to get you the best catch that day has to offer.
South African born, Darren moved to the US in 2000, landing in New England. He spent five years working winters in kitchens at ski resorts and summers on Martha's Vineyard honing his childhood fishing skills on his first paid gigs. In 2005 Darren made his way down to Key West chasing warmer weather and different species. Here he furthered his fishing career, got married and had his first child. Family friend and fellow angler for over decade, Darren finally joined us at Boa Vida full-time in the spring of '22.
Jason started with Boa Vida long ago as a guest on yearly trips with his father. Born in St. Paul, Jason grew up in Michigan learning to fish the rivers for salmon and trout with dad. In 2019 he moved to Alaska to be a mate on a halibut boat. The following summer he began guiding on the Kenai River. In the off season from Alaska he would go home to ice fish guide..... that is until we had an open postion in sunny Key West.