Captain John Barker and his son John Anthony Barker are the fun loving Crew who man the Blue Waters II.
Captain John grew up on the Castaways Fishing Dock in Miami Beach. After years of charter fishing, he took a private job on several yachts and fished throughout the Bahamas. He and John Anthony purchased a commercial fishing boat and spent years following the shrimp and kingfish runs. Wanting a change of pace, both father and son agreed to manage and run the charters on the Blue Waters II.
Our Family Loves to Fish...
...Come Share Our Passion for the Sea
John Anthony was also raised on the fishing docks of Miami. He left and ran a successful security company specializing in concerts and venues in Florida. Missing the ocean, he came back to join the Blue Waters II fishing team. The guys make each fishing trip as action packed and fun filled as possible. No screaming here – and all levels of fishing expertise are welcome. From live baiting to trolling to deep dropping, the guys employ all the secrets they know to capture the fish.
Come join them as they share their love of the ocean with you.
We on the Blue Waters II strive to be as environmentally conscious as possible. We start by using eco-friendly cleaning products for cleaning and polishing the boat. We strive to recycle empty beverage containers left by the customers. All the oil from the engine oil changes is recycled.
When it comes to fishing, we adhere to the size limits and bag limits as set by the state and federal government. We encourage our anglers to join us in releasing fish - especially sailfish. Catch and release helps maintain sufficient stocks in the Gulf Stream which helps secure the future of sailfish, anglers and fishing trips for generations to come. The taxidermy companies have plenty of molds to produce release mounts. We also try to tag and release all the billfish brought to the boat. The tagging program allows scientists to retrieve information about the migration patterns of the species.
These are just a few of the steps we have taken to be more eco-friendly. We are constantly striving for new ways to make less of an impact on our environment.