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Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo

May 3 @ 7:30 AM - May 5 @ 6:00 PM


Tournament: May 3-5, 2024

Friday Night is Kick Off Party starting at 6pm and Rules Meeting after 7pm

Music, Food, Drinks and Silent Auction — Non Anglers Welcome

$25,000 Cash Prize for angler who breaks the Dolphin State Record

All Proceeds to Scholarships for Graduating Seniors at Coral Shores High School

About the Dolphin Rodeo

Awarded $408,000 in Scholarships!

The Nick Sheahan Scholarship Foundation has awarded $408,000 in Scholarships!



About the Dolphin Rodeo

The Dolphin Rodeo began in 2008 in honor of Nick Sheahan. Nick died in 2004 tragically of shallow water black out in a diving accident in the Bahamas. He enjoyed fishing, diving and life in the Fabulous Florida Keys. He would have graduated from Coral Shores Senior High in 2006.

Tavernier Creek Marina wanted to bring back their past Dolphin Tournament, so we had the opportunity to bring it back as “The Nick Sheahan Dolphin Rodeo.” We are also able to use the tournament to promote the dangers of “Shallow Water Blackout” and how to save someone in the situation.

The Dolphin Rodeo happens the first weekend in May opening up the dolphin fishing season. The community comes together in support of the event. All the proceeds benefit scholarships for graduating seniors of Coral Shores High School.

The kick-off party/captains meeting offers great food by local restaurants as well as beverages and live local entertainment. There is a silent auction with items donated by many local businesses such as artwork, jewelry, gift certificates and more as well a a 50/50 raffle. Raffles and give aways for registered anglers also make for a fun evening as well. The actual tournament is a two day event with weigh in and awards ceremony. Cash prizes and trophies for Adults for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Juniors anglers receive trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. We also offer prizes for largest wahoo & tuna. A light bite will be provided for the awards giveaway.

In order to qualify for the Nick Sheahan Scholarship, students complete an application acquired through the CAPS counselor at Coral Shores High School. The board and founders then meet to determine the recipients of the scholarship..

Giving back to the community and especially offering opportunities to his peers would have been the way Nick would have wanted to be remembered. This tournament is a wonderful way to keep his memory alive and bring people together to celebrate the life he loved so much.Tournament Registration Fees

Tournament Registration Fees

Adults: $225 per angler / early bird (prior to 5/1) $200
Juniors (12 and under): $100 per angler / early bird (prior to 5/1) $75
Social Tickets: $40 (includes dinner)

Beer, Wine, and soda available for purchase.

Register Online

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You can donate by mailing a check to us at:

The Nick Sheahan Scholarship Fund
230 Azalea St
Tavernier, FL 33070


May 3 @ 7:30 AM
May 5 @ 6:00 PM
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Tavernier Creek Marina
90800 Overseas Hwy
Tavernier, 33070 United States
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