Welcome to Joka's Wild

Chandeleur Island is 40 miles of fisherman’s paradise.
Fish the beaches & surf for trout and redfish while enjoying the ultimate in comfort aboard Joka’s Wild.

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Our captain and crew will be working their hardest to make sure that your trip aboard the Joka's Wild is one you will be talking about for a long time and has you looking forward to taking another one very soon!

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Joka’s Wild Custom Yacht

 

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The Boat

boat-iconThe Joka’s Wild, launched in 2004, is a custom aluminum yacht designed and built on the Mississippi Gulf Coast by its captain, George Pelaez, Jr.  The Joka’s Wild is United States coast Guard Certified to carry 48 passengers, with overnight accommodations for twelve.  The Joka, as we call her, boasts 2 Caterpillar engines and 2 diesel generators, making fishing on her an ultimate experience.  You and a partner will share a 14’ fiberglass skiff with a Yamaha 20hp outboard motor to navigate the flats and find those large speckled trout and reds.  The skiffs are ready for you to board each morning, complete with a stocked ice chest, full fuel tanks and all safety equipment required by the USCG.

Relax in the main salon with warm oak paneled walls and oak flooring.  The salon is well appointed, with two oversized leather sofas, a flat screen TV with DVD Player and VCR and stereo system.  Others may enjoy our back deck area, with wet bar set-up, ice makers, surround stereo, as well as tables and chairs.

 

The Joka has a state-of-the-art, open galley with stainless steel appliances.  You will dine in comfort at our large banquet table with nearby coffee bar.  While aboard, you’ll enjoy hearty breakfasts of eggs, bacon, cereal, and fruit.  Lunches are usually a local favorite of fried fish and red beans and rice, along with cold cuts and sandwiches.  Dinners on the Joka are a culinary delight!  You’ll feast on Prime Rib, Shrimp Spaghetti or Shrimp Alfredo.

Staterooms in the Joka house 2 twin-size bunk beds and a small dressing area with 110 outlets.  Below are two large bathrooms with full showers.

Our Prices

2 Day Fishing Charter

*price is for 10 guests, each additional guest is $650
$6,500
  • Boarding Day: (Sunday or Thursday)

  • Arrive at Point Cadet Marina late afternoon. (We’ll depart the dock for Chandeleur around Midnight.)
  • Day 1:  (Monday or Friday)

  • Fish all day at Chandeleur
  • Day 2:  (Tuesday or Saturday)

  • Fish all day until Sunset Arrive at the Point Cadet Marina around Midnight + Sleep on Board the Joka’s Wild + Depart the Joka’s Wild early morning the 3rd Day

2 1/2 Day Fishing Charter

*price is for 10 guests, each additional guest is $725
$7,250
  •  Boarding Day: (Sunday or Thursday)

  • Arrive at Point Cadet Marina late afternoon. (We’ll depart the dock for Chandeleur around Midnight.)
  • Day 1:  (Monday or Friday)

  • Fish all day at Chandeleur
  • Day 2:  (Tuesday or Saturday)

  • Fish all day until Sunset Arrive at the Point Cadet Marina around Midnight + Sleep on Board the Joka’s Wild + Depart the Joka’s Wild early morning the 3rd Day
  • Day 3:  (Wednesday or Sunday)

  • Fish until mid morning then arrive at Point Cadet Marina at approximately 2pm for immediate departure

* PLEASE NOTE: A $1000 Deposit is required to reserve your trip and is due immediately after booking.

  • Balance is due prior at departure.
  • Gratuities are customary, averaging 18% of the package price.
  • A fuel surcharge may apply if road diesel exceeds $4.00 per gallon.

What to Bring

  • 2 Rods – casting or spinning (1/8 oz. To 1/4 oz. Lure weight)
  • 2 Reels adapted to rods, filled with 12 lb to 20 lb test line (saltwater monofilament)
  • Sun hat and glasses (binoculars if desired)
  • Small Tackle Box or a combination for two

In Your Tackle Box

  • Cochahoes
  • Salt Water Bass Assassins
  • Berkley Big Gulp
  • Johnson Sprite or other type spoons
  • Top Water & Slow Sinking Lures
  • Popping Corks
  • Mr. Champs
  • Shad Rigs

  • If you plan to wade fish you’ll need a wading belt, fishing hook-out, stringer, tennis shoes and socks
  • 1 pair long pants or coveralls for fishing
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals or deck shoes
  • Sun block and all of your necessary toiletries and medications
  • Cooler (48 quart) – 1 per 2 persons (for bringing home your big catch!)
  • Alcoholic beverages and sports drinks, if so desired
  • Louisiana Fishing Licenses – contact us for details. They are available through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife, Fisheries Website, but you’ll need our mothership number.
  • Remember that while the Joka’s Wild strives to provide you all the comfort of home, if you think you might need something one the trip (Dramamine, allergy medication, etc.), please go ahead and pack it!

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