Captain V.J. Bell Mate Jimmy Hardee

About Us Captain Jim Hardee

Capt Jim Hardee has fished professionally for the last 35 years, both locally here in Florida and throughout the Caribbean. After sportfishing for several years Jimmy's love of the ocean led him to build and run his own boat commercially fishing for swordfish and tuna from the Mid-Atlantic coast down through the Gulf and Caribbean. His knowledge of various fisheries is renowned and he's been asked on several occasions to consult and make recommendations to fishermen in various parts of the world. Returning to sportfishing locally in 2002 to be near his family he's spent the last couple of years fishing as mate on the Challenge. Capt Jimmy's attention to detail, skills and years of experience are complimented by his easy-going demeanor and make him a pleasure to fish with and learn from.

Join us on the Challenge for a memorable day of offshore sportfishing.

About Us The Challenge

The Challenge

The Challenge, a 51’ Bertram is the South Florida’s premier charter boat. With the finest tackle and a fast comfortable ride, traveling to and from your fishing destination is as fantastic an experience as the fishing itself.

Onboard the Challenge you can relax in an air-conditioned Cherry wood salon featuring a state of the art entertainment center. Sleep six comfortably in the three staterooms, each with entertainment features, and two onboard showers. The galley is equipped with Sub-zero refrigerator and freezer, a microwave oven, stovetop and a washing machine and dryer.

On the Challenge, courtesy and professionalism are of the highest standard, whether it’s half a day of fishing nearby waters or a week in the Caribbean, every trip is unforgettable. With the crew of the Challenge you're guaranteed the utmost in courtesy and professionalism, along with the most experience, hard work and effort to put you on the fish!