Come fish with us

We specialize in offshore fishing! Our Captain Mike Patterson is the very best at finding Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack, Tuna, Cobia , kingfish, Wahoo, and other deep water Exotics. Bad Habit, our 43 Viking Express will give you the smoothest ride possible in our pristine offshore waters and is docked at Fisherman’s Wharf Marina in Venice (view our contact page for address and map).

On board our crew will bait your hook and give you tips to improve your fishing game. When you bring in your haul, our crew is there for you to assist with cleaning your fish, and to give you tips on delicious ways to prepare your fresh catch or send you to our local restaurants that are partnered to prepare your fish. On our boats you’ll discover the beauty of our natural surroundings and an educational fishing experience you’ll remember for years to come. This is a great way to relax, take out clients, reward your best employees, or have a family fun day! Our mission is simply to provide you with good fishin’ and fun on the water!

Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance. Bad Habit is wheelchair accessible. We are happy to accommodate guests with special needs because we believe everybody should be able to spend quality time on the water.

Contact us to schedule your trip. Contact Captain Mike Patterson for Offshore Trips at (941) 306-9726 or email

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OffShore Fishing

Typically from 20 miles + from shore. Maximum 6 passengers.

Fishing trips prices:

Time Range Price
6 hours 20-30 miles $1350 + tip+ fuel
8 Hours 30-50 miles $1800 + tip + fuel
10 Hours 50-70 miles $2250 + tip + fuel
12 Hours 70-90 miles $2700+ tip+ fuel
14 Hours 100-130 miles $3150 + tip + fuel

Book five or more trips per year and get a 10% discount on all of your trips.
** a customary 20% gratuity for your crew is not included in the price of the trip.



3-7 day overnight fishing trips available.

group fishing charters


  • Deep Drop Trips
  • Other speciality trips include: Kitty mitchell, yellow wedge grouper, tilefish, snowy grouper, queen snapper, silky snapper, gag grouper, scamp, swordfish...and many more exotics
  • Swordfish Trips 
  • Destination Trips
    • Tortugas
    • Florida Keys
    • Elbow
    • Middle Grounds

All speciality trips will be customized and catered to the clients requests and priced accordingly.


Fun little 6 hour today. Little Sporty but our 35’ seahunter handled it like a champ. and the 96” Rhodan held us true on the spot. ... See MoreSee Less
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