Fishing is a family tradition for the Wickers. Capt. Bill Wickers Jr. established the LINDA D. over 41 years ago and followed in his grandfather’s and father’s footsteps. Now his son, Billy is a 4th generation Captain. Our family continues to provide the best fishing available in Key West.
The Linda D has been host to Florida State Governor Jeb Bush, Curt Gowdy of American Sportsman fame, PM Magazine, and most recently to the Nashville Network’s Celebrity Outdoors, starring Roger Miller and Lee Greenwood.
Captain William Wickers III has been awarded since 1990 till present:
Most Sailfish Caught & Released
Most Fish Released
Captain of the Month by Gray Taxidermy
multiple Marlin & Sailfish Tournaments
The Charter Boats Linda D. will bring you a fishing adventure which will be the high point of your vacation.
What Fish Can I Catch?
Be sure to check our Fishing Calendar for the most favorable seasons. We specialize in providing you the opportunity to catch:
Split Seat Rate
Full Day Charters:
7:30am to 3:30pm
3/4 Day Charters:
7:30am to 1:30pm
Half Day Charters:
8:00am to 12:00pm ~ OR ~ 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Rider pays half price of seat rate
A full day charter is eight (8) hours and begins at 7:30 a.m. Half-day charters are four (4) hours —8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes to departure.
Private Charters are for up to 6 people. Shared charters can be arranged.
Private charters are for those people who wish to charter the boat for themselves. Shared charters are for people who would like to share the cost of the charters with others.
All bait, ice, fishing tackle and licenses are furnished.
About Our Boats: 40′ Liberty Yatch Twin V6 92 Turbo 550 HP Include A/C, Generator, Refrigerator, Microwave, Stove, Bathroom with Shower and Dining area.
What Should I Bring?
Food and Beverages You must bring your own food and beverage. The charter boat will supply ice and cooler.
Attire As conditions can change on the water, you should bring with you: some long clothes to protect yourself from the sun and a jacket in case it gets cool (mainly fall and winter season). Hard-soled leather, flip-flops and high-heeled shoes are slippery and dangerous; a soft rubber-soled shoe is recommended. Polarized sunglasses and a hat or visor are also recommended.
Suntan Lotion Tanning oils and other oil-based lotions are not allowed on the boats. They stain the fighting chair and couch cushions and make the deck slippery. They also contaminate the reels, line, and rod grips and make them difficult to hold. There are many water-based sun screens and blocks that provided excellent protection without the mess.
Tackle All bait, tackle, and fishing licenses are supplied. Equipment that is lost or damaged while in your possession will be charged at our cost. Please be careful while handling your rod and reel.
Tips It is customary to tip the mate. Tipping the captain is optional, however if you feel he did an exceptionally good job you might consider tipping him also. He would greatly appreciate it.
Mounts If you catch a fish which you would like to have mounted, the captain can give you all the necessary information and will make arrangements with the taxidermist. You may release your fish and still have it mounted. Catch and release mounts are common today and are recommended by the crew.
Fish The fish you catch belong to you. The First Mate will be happy to fillet them for you. Any unwanted fish would be greatly appreciated by the crew.
Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance and/or No Shows will be charged 1/3 of the total charter price.
If your charter is canceled due to adverse weather conditions, there are no penalty charges.