Skip Nielsen(18’)

  • I offer full day (8 hour), half day (4 hour), or evening tarpon (4 hour) trips.
  • Most trips are based on 2 persons, though some boats can take up to 3 or 4 persons.
  • Please check individual guide boat pages for pricing, and please remember some boats may charge more that are larger and/or take more people.


  • GuideSkip Nielsen
  • Guide SpecialtyAll
  • Boat TypeSkiff
  • SeatsBench Seats
  • Max Anglers3
  • Boat Make/ModelCoastline
  • Boat Length18 FT
  • Motor140 HP
  • Other Fishing StylesAll fishing styles



Full day (2 people) – $700.00 Half day (2 people) – $450.00
3rd person – add $100.00 on full day | add $75.00 on half day.

Captain Skip Nielsen has been guiding fishermen out of Bud n’ Mary’s Marina since 1970. His fishing career has spanned the globe, including the waters of Central America, the Caribbean and Bahamas, the South Pacific and the Northeast.

Skip believes that there is no place better for fishing then right here in the Florida Keys. His boat is an 18 foot Action Craft backcountry skiff, powered with a 140 Suzuki 4-stroke engine. This quality boat will give you a fast and comfortable ride. The boat is equipped with a Garmin depth finder and GPS.

Skip has all the fishing equipment you will need, from spinning gear to fly rods; he has it all.

Skip provides plenty of fishing action for 2 or 3 people. He specializes in using live bait for such hard fighting species as tarpon, shark, goliath grouper, snook, permit and many others.

From the shallow flats out front to the distant creeks of the Everglades, Skip will give you a memorable day on the water.

Go Backcountry Fishing

Click to contact the marina office to book your backcountry fishing trip, or Call 305.664.2461