Jolly Roger II

1800 North Roosevelt Boulevard

Key West, Florida - United States

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Jolly Roger II

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Offering a variety of variety of deep sea fishing approaches including: live bait, blue water, reef, wreck and bottom fishing, the Jolly Roger II has what you need for a great day in the Keys. The Sportfishing Capital of the World as the Keys are known have been Captain Joe's playground since childhood. He looks forward to sharing the natural beauty and fantastic fishing with you aboard the Jolly Roger II. 

Jolly Roger II Review & Editor's Notes


Captain Joe holds awards for 'most Sailfish and Marlin'...and many of his charter guests have enjoyed winning awards as well.  The Sailfish was chosen by the Florida State Legislature in the mid-1970s as the best representative of the great sportfishing in the Keys.  The Sailfish is definitely a good candidate for that honor.  Capable of reaching speeds approaching 60 miles per hour, the Sail speeds through water and air.  Keeping a tight line on these speed demons is an addictive challenge few can resist.  Typically weighing under 55 pounds, Sailfish can reach weights of a hundred pounds.


Grouper and Snapper are definitely favorite quarries of a Key West fishing trip--some of the favorite freezer fillers in the waters.  Long-lived and slow-growing, these species are prolific, profitable and perfect for a fun fishing day!  With many varieties of each, Mangrove Snapper, Yellow-tail Snappers, Red, Black and Gag Groupers, the larges is the Goliath Grouper.  The Goliath, also known as a Jewfish, can tip the scales at well over 400 pounds!  These are a protected species offering great fishing excitement.

Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi, also known as Dolphin Fish are another Keys favorite.  These beauties put on a light show for anglers as they are battled to the boat.  Excitement intensifies the greens, blues and golds of the Mahi Mahi.  The battle is one that creates some great fish stories too!  The translation of the Hawaiian name gives a clue to that aspect of the Mahi:  Strong, Strong.  Sore muscles will take a bit longer to fade than the colors of the Mahi, but the fish stories will outlast it all. 

Bodies of Water / Landmarks / Piers / Marinas

Every bit of the waters of the Keys are enjoyed by the folks of the Jolly Rancher and their guests. 


Year-round great fishing is the Keys reality.  Mahi are a summer treat while Sails and Billfish prefer the colder months.

Boat Details
The Jolly Roger II is a locally made fishing machine.  40'in length and over 14' wide, powered by twin 300 HP motors, the Jolly Roger gets you where the fish are comfortable and efficiently.  The carpeted, dark-tinted cabin includes a private head and cushioned bench seating.

The Crew
Captain Joe Mercurio III is a third-generation Keys angler.  His father still runs a charter boat in the Keys as well.  A passion for the Keys, a history on the waters and a family that loves the local fishing bring you a fantastic fishing experience!

Best Times Of Year To Visit
(0/1=Not Applicable, 2=Fair, 3=Good, 4=Very Good, 5=Excellent)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Grouper 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Goliath Grouper 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Kingfish 5 5 4 3 2 2 2 4 5 5
Blackfin Tuna 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Sailfish 3 3 5 5 3 3 3 2 2 3 3 3
Mahi Mahi 3 5 5 4 4
Wahoo 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 2 2 3 3 3

Target Species, Locations, Special Features, and Landmarks

Key West, Reefs, Wrecks, Blue Waters, Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo.

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