From family fun fishing to bottom fishing for snappers and groupers to offshore fishing for dolphin and tuna to sport fishing for billfish, tarpon and sharks to bar hopping and exploring ... and everything in between ... SeaSquared Charters has the boats and crews to exceed your expectations!

So, whether you're looking to fill your trophy wall or your dinner plate, give us a call at 305-393-2929.  We can't wait to hear from you!

The SeaSquared Fleet

The SeaSquared is a Parker 28-foot Center Console, powered by Suzuki twin 250HP 4-stroke outboard engines for a fast, comfortable ride. She has a covered t-top area for shade and an enclosed head (bathroom) with a porta-potty. Ample seating and 360-degree fishing area easily accommodate up to 6 anglers for half, three-quarter and full day trips as well as shark and tarpon charters.
The SeaSquared Too is a Parker 25-foot Center Console, powered by Suzuki twin 150HP 4-stroke outboard engines.  She has a covered t-top area for shade, a porta-potty and ample seating. This boat is ideal for near-shore reef, bridge and bay fishing – plus tarpon and shark charters - for groups of up to 6 anglers.

The Wayne’s World is a Century 32-foot Center Console, powered by Yamaha twin 225HP 4-stroke engines to get you to the fishing grounds in a hurry. She has a covered t-top area for shade, a comfortable front seating area with a table and a fully enclosed head (bathroom). All-around fishing area accommodates up to 6 anglers for half, three-quarter and full day trips as well as shark and tarpon.

The Blue Magic is a Morgan 31-foot Sportfish, powered by a clean-burning Cummins diesel engine.  She has a spacious cockpit, covered area for shade, and a fully enclosed head (bathroom). Fishing off the back only, she accommodates up to 6 anglers for half, three-quarter and full day trips as well as shark and tarpon.

Five 7's SeaVee Charter Fishing Boat eaSquared Charters Marathon Florida KeysThe Five 7's is a 32-foot SeaVee, powered by twin Yamaha 300HP outboard motors.  The vessel is equipped with a full suite of GARMIN electronics.  In addition to the exceptionally smooth ride and great performance that SeaVee boats are known for, she has the added feature of a SEAKEEPER, which is a gyroscopic stabilizer designed to virtually eliminate over 90% of boat roll.  She accommodates up to 6 anglers for half, three-quarter and full day trips as well as shark and tarpon.

All of our boats boast

  • State-of-the-art electronics plus top-shelf tackle and gear
  • All safety equipment, permits and licensing as required by the US Coast Guard
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage
  • Dry storage for whatever our anglers may bring on board

The SeaSquared Crew

Capt. Chris Johnson SeaSquared Charters Marathon Florida KeysCaptain Chris Johnson

Born and raised in Belmar at the Jersey Shore, Captain Chris fell in love with fishing at the early age of three, when his mother taught him to fish in a front-yard puddle. He landed his first job in the fishing business at 12, cleaning buckets on the headboats at the Belmar Marine Basin. From 13 to 18, he worked at Mac’s Bait & Tackle and then at Divers Two until he was 21. Hunting filled in the gaps between fishing seasons. With only brief stints in the construction and retail liquor businesses, Captain Chris worked full-time on various charter, private and party boats out of the Belmar Marine Basin until moving to Marathon Florida Keys in November of 2004. Once settled with his wife, Christy, he purchased the SeaSquared and spent a year learning the local waters and fishing techniques unique to the Keys. In February of 2006, the Johnsons launched SeaSquared Charters. When he's not entertaining guests on the Beagle tour boat, you'll find Capt. Chris tarpon or shark fishing with Capt. Peter on the SeaSquared Too.

Capt. Jason Bell SeaSquared Charters Marathon Florida KeysCapt. Jason Bell

Capt. Jason was born with gills. A true Conch, he has spent his entire life in Marathon and has never had an interest in anything other than fishing.  A third-generation charter boat Captain, Jason was still in diapers when he caught his first fish. He is proficient with every type of fishing we have here in Marathon, whether it’s offshore for pelagics, on the reef/wrecks and bay/Gulf for various species and even on the flats for bonefish and more.  Capt. Jason has worked with SeaSquared Charters since he was 14, first as deckhand and now as full-time Captain on the original SeaSquared. He is an integral element in the success of SeaSquared Charters, and our reviews on TripAdvisor are testimonials to his talents.

Capt. Peter Lazo SeaSquared Charters Marathon Florida KeysCapt. Peter Lazo

Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Capt. Peter got his taste of the ocean while still in diapers.  So tiny all you could see was his orange life vest, his father put him in the live well to keep him occupied while on his commercial boat.   He started his journey of the fisherman's life as a mate at just 11 years old.  He went on to become deck boss on his family's lobster and stone crab vessel.  In 2019, Capt. Peter gained his captain's license and started working on various charter boats until the opportunity to join SeaSquared presented itself.   Capt. Peter's love of fishing and his zest for sharing that love with his guests is abundantly evident by the smiling faces in all of the pictures taken on his full-time ride, the SeaSquared Too!

Capt. Wayne Burri SeaSquared Charters Marathon Florida KeysCapt. Wayne Burri

A native Floridian, Capt. Wayne began his fishing career in the Cape Canaveral area.   Capt. Wayne and his wife, Christine, moved to the Keys in 2001 and he quickly put his fishing talents to work on various charter and private boats.   He originally joined the SeaSquared crew to fill in for Capt. Chris as needed. Now, with the acquisition of his beautiful 32-foot Century center console boat, the Wayne’s World, Capt. Wayne is a full-time member of the SeaSquared crew!

Capt. Alex Bell SeaSquared Charters Marathon Florida KeysCapt. Alex Bell

Brother to Capt. Jason and also a third-generation charter Captain, Capt. Alex added his family's boat, the Blue Magic, to the SeaSquared fleet in December 2015.   Capt. Alex has a diversified fishing career, with experience as a private boat Captain, a commercial fisherman and lobsterman. His talents cover the gamut of Keys fishing, including sailfish, offshore for dolphin and tuna, the reefs and wrecks and more.   The original Blue Magic was lost in Hurricane Irma in September 2017.  In 2018, Capt. Alex and his friend and deckhand, Steve Steenstra, formed a partnership and purchased the current Blue Magic.

Capt. Pierson Burton SeaSquared Charters Marathon Florida KeysCapt. Pierson Burton

Capt. Pierson hails from Bucks County PA, where he grew up fishing the Delaware and Susquehanna Rivers along with the Jersey Shore areas.  He graduated from Westchester University of PA with a degree in Environmental Health. A lifelong Florida Keys fishing vacationer, Capt. Pierson made the move south in 2018 to pursue his dream of being a charter boat captain.  Stints as a teacher and restaurant worker paid the bills until he landed his current gig, running the Five 7's. He enjoys bird hunting (not in the Keys, of course!), fishing out of his skiff and cooking.  He'll hook you up with some tasty fish recipes.

Capt. Sammie Jo Manning

Sammie Jo has always loved being on the water. At 8 years old she told her parents that she was going to be a boat captain - and she pursued that dream to make it a reality. She has fantastic people skills, cultivated during her time as a Cast Member at the Walt Disney World Resort. Sammie Jo is very knowledgeable about wildlife - both above and below water - as well as history of the Marathon area. After working on several boats, Sammie Jo is excited to pursue her next adventure on the water.