About Us

Captain Dana Banks – Key Largo Fishing Guide &
The War Bird – a Florida Keys Charter Boat

Captain Dana Banks of the Key Largo Sportfishing Charter - The War Bird

Captain Dana Banks Bio:

Captain Dana Banks grew up fishing and diving in the Keys.

He spent many weekends with his father learning the waters.

After earning his Associates of Art degree from Miami-Dade Community College, he became a commercial fisherman harvesting the waters from Jupiter Inlet to Key West.

In 1986, Capt. Dana Banks became a USCG licensed captain opening opportunities in both the dive industry and the fishing industry.

As a certified dive instructor, Capt. Dana Banks ran dive boats for several years.  But his passion for fishing eventually brought him to the charter fishing industry.

He now owns and operates the War Bird, a 38′ Topaz sport fishing vessel.  With over 25 years of experience, his knowledge of the local waters has earned him the respect of his community and the endorsement by Orvis as an offshore fishing guide.



The War Bird - Charter Boat of Key LargoThe War Bird:

  • The War Bird is docked at the Orvis Outfitters Docks in Ocean Reef on North Key Largo.
  • 38′ Topaz fishing craft with a Flying Bridge
  • Air conditioned cabin
  • Including full couch, music, dinette  galley and full head accommodations
  • Full electronics for fishing and communications
  • Complete stock of fishing equipment, rods, reels, lures
  • Cruise speed 21 knots
  • Designed for sport fishing in the ocean
  • Experienced Captain and First mate
  • Coast Guard Inspected
  • Docked strategically near the ocean
  • The perfect vessel for up to 6 people


Whether trolling for Sailfish & Dolphin or reef fishing for Snapper & Grouper, the War Bird is perfect for your charter boat needs.

Join us today for a Florida Keys fishing adventure that you will surely enjoy – Call (305) 394-7420 or use our Contact Form


The War Bird Sportfishing Charter of Key Largo Florida Heading out to the Atlantic Fishing grounds for some early morning fishing