Captain Ariel Charter Fishing Everglades

(305) 431-6936
8915 SW 19th St, Miami, FL 33165

Everglades 10 Best Miami Charter Fishing


If you’re looking for an Everglades charter boat fishing specialist or a seasoned and qualified wildlife guide, you’ve come to the right place.

With over 25 years of experience exploring the Everglades, Captain Ariel Cabrera has come to know this unique environment as if it were his own backyard. He has fished in every type of condition and is just as confident on the open ocean as in South Florida waters.

In addition to his years of experience, Captain Ariel is a U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captain and a commercially insured U.S. Department of Interior-approved fishing guide.


Ariel Cabrera has been involved in many areas of the marine industry. He is especially familiar with vessel construction, operation, and maintenance.

He has surveyed hundreds of boats since 2005 and has published numerous technical boating articles. As an Accredited Marine Surveyor with The Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors (AMS®), he has passed rigorous written and practical testing requirements to obtain his credentials.

He works with marine experts to provide the best service and most comprehensive reports and he offers a flexible range of services catering to client needs at competitive rates. As an independent, self-employed marine surveyor he represents both public and private sectors of the maritime community.

Charter Information

Full and half day chartered trips around South Florida and Everglades National Park are available.

Trips include:
*Bait and Tackle
*Iced cooler 
*Saltwater Fishing License

Group, corporate, out of season, and multiple trip packages are available. Split economy trips, when available, can be arranged. 
Transportation can be provided, please call for details and current charter rates as they vary according to location and type of vessel used. Charter rates are not given via internet however; rates are fair and competitive among south Florida's premier and reputable captains. IF CAPTAIN ARIEL HAS NOT RESPONDED TO YOUR E-MAIL IN 48HRS., PLEASE CONTACT HIM AT (305) 431-6936. OCCASIONALLY GOOD MAIL GETS FILTERED INTO SPAM BULK MAIL. 

Please review our trips and area map. 

A $100 per day deposit is required to book your day on the water. This deposit payment can be made by means of a check, PayPal, cash, or credit card (subject to an additional service charge). Cancellations by the party can be rescheduled before 21 days. Deposits are transferable for future trips if rescheduling is necessary. Deposits made on trips canceled by the captain due to unsafe weather conditions such as storms may be transferred or fully refunded. The balance is due at the end of the charter. Checks are not accepted as final payment.
Gratuity is not included, tipping is customary and appreciated, but not expected.

TAKE A KID FISHING SPECIAL: Bring a child 14 years and under and receive up to $100 off a charter. Teaching and educating our children today about ecological environments and fisheries is one way of ensuring the future of sportfishing and wildlife conservation. We feel that it is very important to promotote fishing and the outdoors with younger people. Advance notice required to discuss trip options and details with youths. The captain reserves the right to cancel this offer at any time.

FISHING FLIES FOR SALE: Handtied by Capt. Ariel and son's themselves. These flies look good and catch fish. Tied on Mustad size 1 stainless steel hooks, feature 3-D holographic eyes, plus coated in epoxy for a durable finish. The "White Lie" features a pearl mylar (E-Z body) bullethead with marabou tail, color of choice. Works well in fresh or saltwater. Tarpon bunny flies are tied on quality Owner 4/0 hooks and work great for big cobia too! $7 each, local pickup $5. Photos coming soon, e-mail or call for more information.

No Fish - No Pay Guarantee: 

Captain Ariel is so confident in his ability to put you on fish that he offers his No Fish-No Pay Guarantee. If you book a FULL day in the backcountry or a flats fishing charter trip and do not hook something, your day is free. Captain Ariel can't guarantee that you'll win out against a hard fighting fish, but he does promise that you'll hook something worthwhile. Special restrictions apply to fly fishing and sight fishing. Captain's recommended methods MUST be used, otherwise this guarantee is waived. 

Marine Surveys

Marine surveys and appraisals of yachts and small craft for insurance, finance, prepurchase, damage and donation. Captain Ariel is proud to serve South Florida. If you are purchasing a new or used boat, if your insurance company is asking you for a marine survey inspection, or if you need help selecting the right boat for your family then call Captain Ariel today. 

Surveys are performed to ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) voluntary standards and recommended practices, NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency), the CFRs (Code of Federal Regulations) guidelines, and the mandatory standards promulgated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). 

All vessels can benefit from a survey. Our reports are professional, easy to read, and clearly written. They are accepted worldwide by all financial and insuring institutions. 

Credentials, Education, and Experience:

Chapman School of Seamanship (yacht and small craft survey program graduate) 2005
USCG 100-ton OUPV license (Marine Merchant) since 1998
Florida State University, Master's of Science in Science Education, 2001
Nova Southeastern University, Bachelor's of Science in Education, 1996
Published boating and fishing author for nationally recognized publications
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver

Insurance Survey

This inspection is performed so that the insurance company can determine whether or not the vessel is an acceptable risk. They are interested in structural integrity and safety for its intended use. Most insurance companies require a survey on older boats. They will also want to know the vessel's fair market value.

Pre-purchase Survey

The most comprehensive type of inspection, this pre-purchase survey is strongly advised when purchasing a new or used vessel. Condition and the overall operation of the vessel should be examined. This includes such items as structural integrity, out of water inspection, sea trial, electrical systems, propulsion system, fuel system, machinery, navigation, miscellaneous on board systems, cosmetic appearance, electronics, and overall maintenance. If a survey is done at any time for the previous owner it may not be totally accurate for you the purchaser. Your surveyor works only for you.

Appraisal Survey

This inspection is performed to gather enough information to justify or determine the fair market value of the vessel. This is normally needed for financing, auctions, estate settlements, donations and legal cases.

Damage Survey

This is performed to assess the extent of damage, recommend repairs, estimate repair cost for the boat, and if requested, the probable cause. Whether its following hurricanes or damage of any sort the insurance underwriters and lenders will request damage inspection surveys prior to paying claims. They need an impartial report on which to base their settlement. This marine survey will determine the cause and extent of the damange as well as the probable cost of the repairs.

Consulting Service

Ariel can represent your best interest in repairs, maintenance, new construction, vessel operation, and selection or replacement of a new/pre-owned vessel.

Expert Witness / Marine Investigation

Liability, subrogation, scene investigations, and litigation support. 


Please contact Capt. Ariel directly for rate quotes. Fees are quoted based on individual circumstances of where the boat is located, the type of boat and the logistics required to complete the survey. Please call us with the details and we will be pleased to give you a quote.