About Our Boat
Providing quality Fishing Trips since 1986
From the top deck, you can see a good distance and some of what we see while in the beautiful, blue Atlantic Ocean is Bottlenose Dolphin, Giant Sea Turtles (Loggerhead and Leatherbacks), Manatees, we occasionally see Whales, Whale Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Spinner Sharks, Giant Manta Rays, Sailfish jumping, everyday is an adventure. There is always a large array of Sea Birds to see, such as Pelican, The Magnificent Frigate Birds, Gulls, Terns, Blue and White Heron, Rosetta Spoonbills, Ibises and many other species. We offer a ride-along fare, just for observers, no fishing. The price is only $25.00 for Mon. - Sat. and $30 on Sunday.
Our Captain, Rocky Carbia started to work for us on our first day of business as a first mate. He got his Captains license in 1992. He has been our full time Captain for many years now and no one knows the waters off the St. Lucie Inlet better than Captain Rocky. He knows just where to go to find the fish.
The boat is a custom built DMR Yacht built in Arundel, Maine. It is a fiberglass hull and is powered by twin Detroit Diesel 8-92 Turbo Charged engines. It is 60' overall and has an upper deck for setting, sunbathing and sightseeing while on the way to and from the fishing grounds. There is an enclosed Salon area for shade and comfort. We do not have food on the boat. We do have water, soda and beer for sale at a very reasonable price. You may bring your own food and beverages, "canned beer is fine" but no glass containers or hard liquor is allowed. At the Ships Store @ Pirate's Cove Resort & Marina you can purchase chips, souvenirs, and misc. items.
We have smoking only section on the upper deck. No smoking down below where parties are fishing. (Sorry) Federal Regulations. Also, no Cigars are allowed.
We opened in November 1986 in Jensen Beach, FL. We moved to Stuart in 1992 and haven't looked back!!!! We are locally owned and have been under the same ownership since the beginning. We are US Coast Guard inspected for safety and hull. We are approved for 86 passengers but the most we take fishing is 56. Our average crowd is well below this number for comforts sake.
If you want to make a weekend of fishing, there are wonderful, waterfront hotel rooms available at Pirate's Cove Resort & Marina available. Ask for the Safari I Deep Sea Fishing DISCOUNT! Call 772-287-2500 or go to their web site.
We do River Cruises too, for private charters such as birthday, anniversary, wedding and other special occasions. We also do ash scattering off shore and burials as special charter. Prices are available upon request. Call 772-334-4411 for details.
Our company History
Safari I Deep Sea Fishing has been in business for decades, with the same owner. We have been fishing these waters since 1986 and have extensive local knowledge of the waters and reefs off shore, being able to provide you with the most abundant fishing spots available.
We are very involved in the Martin County Offshore Reef Building projects and host an annual fishing tournment with the proceeds benefiting the Reef Program. This tournament takes place in July of each year, so please call for exact dates.
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Captain Rocky Carbia is a very knowledgable and experienced Captain. He has been fishing these waters since 1986. He has an exceptional feel for just where to find the fish. Nobody knows these waters better than Captain Rocky.
1st Mate Jason Peer is also a local fisherman with many, many years of fishing these waters. He is one of a kind as a mate and goes out of his way to make your fishing experience a memorable one. His goal is for you to have a great time, and he always strives to make you as comfortable as possible in all circumstances.
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