Captain Joe Saba
Joe Saba was born and raised here in South Florida. His love affair with everything salty started while snorkeling off the family property here in the Keys for lobster before he was 5 years old. He has been a staple here at Robbie’s for years starting as a mate on the Captain Michael Party Boat at 16. As he gained more and more experience he made the transition to offshore mate. His many years of experience on The Islamorada lady and Islamorada lady II have proven invaluable as he now skippers his own boat. Joe Saba is the owner of the Dirty Boat. The Dirty Boat is a 32’ Blackfin equipped with an enclosed cabin with seating and a walk in bathroom. The Dirty Boat is also equipped with large cockpit to fish up to six anglers comfortably and wrap around seating outside as well. A day with Joe will not be soon forgotten. He is a people person and enjoys putting people on the fish. Whether he is catching dolphin in the summer or sailfish in the winter Joe will show you a great time.
Capt. Galon H. Johnson
Capt. Brian McCadie
My name is Capt. Brian McCadie. I am 33 years old and have been professionally fishing the Keys since I was 19. I now proudly fish aboard my 25 foot Parker out of Robbie’s Marina. After mating and captaining in Marathon, Key West and the Dry Tortugas I spent my first 8 years in Islamorada captaining boats for Robbie’s Marina including the Capt. Michael and Islamorada Lady II. I now run my own boat where I focus on making sure my customers have a great time by not only producing fantastic catches, but by letting you do the fishing! I firmly believe that when you go fishing you should have a fishing rod in your hands and feel the fish hit the bait. In addition to a tower for sailfish, cobia, mahi and permit fishing, my boat has 99 sq. feet of room on the stern for your whole family or group to comfortably make the most of the day on the reef, wrecks, offshore or in the Gulf of Mexico. The boat also has a toilet and padded seating in the enclosed cabin which keeps you dry and comfortable even on rough days.
Capt. Skye Stanley
Captain Stanley has fished from the docks of Islamorada and the Florida Keys all his life. Starting off on the “Kalex” Charter Boat with Captain Alex Adler at Bud n’ Mary’s Marina at the tender age of 12, he worked his way from Swab, to Mate, to Captain. He has worked on every tournament from back country fishing and kids tournaments, to the International Billfish Release Extreme Tournament in the Caribbean. He mated for Capt. Billy Knowles in the Islamorada Sailfish Fly Tournament in which they took first place with Ed Liccione as angler. Today, Skye is owner and operator of Blue Heaven, a fully-rigged and ready 32′ REGULATOR, open fisherman, offshore charter boat located at Robbie’s Marina. Powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha 4 stroke engines, Blue Heaven gets you to fishing fast. It has all the latest electronics including GPS, depth finder, ELT, and VHF. Plus a tower for better fish spotting, a big live well set up for bait, fresh and saltwater wash down, and marine head (toilet).
Capt. Arek Wojcik
34’ Sea Vee
I was born and raised in southeastern Poland where my Daddy handed me a fishing pole instead of a rattle. By the age of 12, my Dad and I had fished the Vistula River for brown trout, into the 10,000 Lakes region in northeastern Poland for perch and carp, and then straight into the Baltic Sea where we would reel in cod, mackerel and salmon. After years of cold-water fishing, I headed for the warm water of Florida where I’ve been offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic since 1995. Now I navigate my craft, the “Fishin’ Pole,” a 30ft Grady White 306 Bimini center console, off the Florida Keys where I hunt down dolphin, swordfish, Wahoo and a variety of bottom species! What’s more, if you’re not looking to just crank in a fish the mates caught for you and you actually want to learn something, I’m ready and willing to take the time to share some of my own fish-hookin’ know-how with you. Whether you’re an experienced sport fisherman or not, I’ll make sure your experience on the “Fishin’ Pole” will make you feel like an Ol’ Salt! Call me when you are ready to get your hands bloody, and let’s kill some fish.
Capt. Brian Cone
33’ World Cat
Say Hello to Brian Cone, Captain of the Contagious, a very well-equipped 33-foot World Cat especially suited to provide smooth and comfortable travel to the best fishing spots in the ocean waters off Islamorada. Even the roughest days will be smooth on the Contagious! In the Florida Keys, Captain Brian Cone has gained a reputation as the hot hand when it comes to offshore fishing. When you fish on the Contagious you not only catch fish, but you learn a whole lot about Cone’s techniques and what makes him so good as an expert at finding the fish. His passion and intensity for fishing and his easy way with customers, young and old, will surely make your day on the water a memory you will never forget! Captain Brian was raised in the Keys exploring the ocean since he was just a little tyke. After graduating from college, Brian couldn’t wait to get back to the Florida Keys and his real love – fishing! As a kid, he got to know many of the local captains who knew how to go that extra mile and come back with record-book catches. Cone learned well from them. Now, still in his early 30s, he’s the one that fishermen young and old love to listen to! His early times spent on the ocean gave him a special understanding and love of the water and turned a passion into a very rewarding career. Cone has been featured on ESPN and in many fishing publications, including Saltwater Sportsman, Center Console, and Men’s Journal. Ever since he was a young teenager, Cone’s name has been found at the top of the leader board at local fishing tournaments with great frequency. Book a trip with Brian on the Contagious! You are sure to have a great day on the water.
Capt. George Proenza DC
27’ World Cat
My Grandfather and Father passed the fishing bug to me near a half century ago. I can remember having some type of fishing apparatus in my hands from the time my memories began. In the past 40 or so years I have fished areas from Ft. Lauderdale to the Dry Tortugas and also the western Bahamas. In the last 15 years, I have become a permanent resident of Islamorada and have had the great honor of fishing and befriending some of the living legends of the area. I have studied and learned the little nuances that make or break the bites. In the past 8 years, I fished numerous backcountry and offshore fishing tournaments. As an angler, I won the Red Bone and placed with top anglers several times. 5 years ago, I decided it was time to get my Captain’s License with the US Coast Guard and take others on my adventures. Since then I have taken the time to establish a safe and complete vessel for all to enjoy. Whether you are first time anglers or world class big game fisherman, I will make it a great and safe trip.
Capt. John Ciulla
30’ Hydro Cat
“As a diver and fisherman in Florida for over 30 years, I have had the pleasure of experiencing life on our waters in the purest way. I have been fortunate enough to have access to the ocean on an intimate and local level. By this I mean as a part of a small group. While I have a tremendous love and respect for all sea life, I am an avid spear fisherman and lobster diver and enjoy all aspects of my time on the water. In 2010 I obtained the current record for largest grouper in the SBO spear fishing tournament history. This was a day for me to remember, getting the fish of a life time on a tournament day. The experiences and stories I have been fortunate enough to share with others are a huge part of my life.
My goal is to bring these kinds of memories to our clients by providing a similar atmosphere and approach to diving and fishing. Our company is a private charter operation. We do not take more than six passengers on any occasion. Our trips can be tailored to your needs on any level. Don’t think of your charter with us as being run of the mill or status quo, think of it as your day on the water to be treated as individuals and enjoy it the way you want to, the way I always have.”