A Little About The Captain

Captain Doug Goodman has been fishing from the Mid-Altantic States from Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina since the late seventies and South West Florida starting the past 7 years. His passion for fishing started when he was in his early twenties.  In 2015, he earned his Coast Guard Captains License with the goal of sharing his passion of fishing with others. As of June 2016, Capt. Doug is a member of the National Association of Charter Boat Captains and the Coastal Conservation Association. He fishes many days from sunrise until sunset whether he’s on a charter or not. Captain Doug and crew are easy going and great with fishermen/women of all ages and levels of experience.  When you’re fishing with Captain Doug, the only other person who wants you to catch a trophy fish more than you do is himself.  As required by law, Captain Doug belongs to a United States Coast Guard approved random drug testing facility.

Captain Doug has been married to his wonderful wife and partner, Kara, in this endeavor since 2009.  With 5 children and 14 grandchildren between them, they are well prepared for that family who wants to take their children on their first fishing trip. We specialize in Kids' First Fish for the long lasting stories that will last a life time as well as die-hard fisherman, Sunset cruises to eco-tours to photography excursions.


The Fishing Machine, Divergent, was designed and manufactured by Cobia boats and is 23’7 in length with a custom casting and sighting tower powered by 250HP Yamaha. It is also equipped with the latest electronics for safety and convenience. You will find Radar, GPS, sonar, VHF radio and a cellular telephone on board. The boat is also fully equipped with Coast Guard approved safety gear. Fishing tackle aboard consist of Penn, Shimano, and Okuma rods and reels. All tackle is purchased and professionally serviced by the Captain himself.  There is always ample spare equipment on board as well, so you are prepared to catch a variety of fish.

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