"Do Stay" Sport Fishing Charters in Jupiter

Be a part of history and book a trip on one of the oldest charter fishing vessels in Southeast Florida. The Do Stay sport fishing vessel is the fourth boat the Merritt Company ever built. Merritt is respected as one of the historically significant Florida Custom sport fishing boat builders. They were built for one purpose and that was to raise and catch fish.

The Do Stay is still in pristine condition and remains a full time charter boat here in Florida under the painstaking care of Captain Lou Mauro. Lou has long history with the Do Stay as he mated on this very same vessel as a young man. To view more information about Captain Lou, check out our "About Us" page.

Local fishing out of Jupiter, FL is some of the best in the United States. Some of our catches include Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Cobia, and Kingfish just to name a few. However, there are a vast number of fish species that call the blue waters of the Gulf Stream their home.

Our fishing charters run year round, and are family friendly. We run half day, three quarter day and full day fishing trips. Our standard means of sport fishing is trolling. However, this is not our only means to fish. We also specialize in kite fishing, high speed trolling and live bait trolling. If you have a specific fish you would like to target OR you have a specific method of fishing you are looking to try, please mention this when booking your charter.

Jupiter Florida is also home to several annual fishing tournaments. Two of the most famous tournaments in Jupiter are the Bluewater Babes' Fish for a Cure and Hospice's Horizons Fishing Tournament. Let our experience and knowledge of local waters give you an edge during these or other Jupiter fishing tournaments. Tournament charters are the same price as standard fishing charters, so why not let us help you and your group take home first place!

We also specialize in sight seeing or "booze cruises" as well. We have many customers who like to fish for three quarters of a day and then come back before sunset to take in the rich history that surrounds Jupiter's waterways. The following was taken from the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum website, and it tells the wonderful history of lighthouse:

In 1853 Congress authorized the building of a Lighthouse at Jupiter Inlet, one of six sites chosen in the state due to the recommendations of U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Surveyors. All six projects were assigned to a young Army Lieutenant named George Gordon Meade, born in Cadiz, Spain, who a few years later was the General that would defeat Robert E. Lee at the battle of Gettysburg. Lee was believed to be amongst the surveyors who chose the Jupiter Inlet site for locating a future Lighthouse. The original design for the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was drawn by Meade but the final design adding height, watch room portholes and a double wall construction was refined by Lieutenant William Raynolds. The construction of the tower was completed by Captain Edward Yorke in May of 1860.

Soon after the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was authorized, engineers discovered that a storm had closed the inlet. The inside waters became stagnant, breeding malaria. Moreover, the unarmed work crews were delayed by the eruption of the Third Seminole Indian War. When the project finally got underway by Capt. Yorke, construction materials had to be brought down the Indian River in small, shallow-draft barges. But once they arrived, the entire 108-foot lighthouse, adjoining oil house and keepers' house were completed in six months. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was officially lit on July 10, 1860. 

At the onset of the Civil War, the light was darkened the following month by two Confederate Assistant Keepers who made off with enough parts to disable the lighting mechanism in the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse. The light was relit five years later when the missing parts were located and replaced by Asst. Keeper, James Arango Armour.

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Let's go fishing dolphins black fin tuna an sailfish. Fishin good book your trip at Dostaysportfishingcharters.com Captain Lou Mauro 561 248 3050.

 

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