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Flats Fury With Captain Eric

4 - 8 Hours | Flats, Inshore | 1 - 2 People | Trip #2008

About Your Trip

Fish stalk the shallow what aboard a 18 ft Hewes Flats boat with Captain Eric! This boat is a super shallow draft skiff for fishing the skinny waters of Islamorda's gorgeous inshore waters. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Keys while catching fish on the flats and estuaries, or venture back into the Everglades National Park. There are a variety of species to target while Inshore Fishing with Captain Eric-Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, ... Read More

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide
28 Years of Experience
Beginner Oriented
Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Eric
Captain Eric is the "Son of a Son of a Fisherman." Being a fifth-generation Conch gives Capt. Eric unparalleled knowledge of the Florida Keys Waters! Capt. Eric is born and raised in Islamorada Florida. He has 25 years of personal experience fishing the Florida Bay and Offshore waters. Islamorada Charter fishing at its best! Capt. Eric has fished the Redbone Celebrity tournament, Taking Stock in Children, The Back Country Challenge, Specializing in Fly Fishing and Light Tackle Fishing. All with great success!! His experience is ... Read More

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
Blue Marlin
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Fish fry
Whats your favorite band?
How did you get started guiding?
Passed down from my grandfather and father
What makes you different from other guides?
I am 5 generations born and raised in the Florida Keys ,,My son’s are 6 generations
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Start Location

Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina at Holiday Isle, 84001 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Duck Key, Key Largo

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Boat Manufacturer
Year Built
Boat Length
Engine Manufacturer
2023 Yamaha
Total Horsepower
Number of Engines
Additional Amenities
GPS, Live Bait Well, Ice Box, Fishfinder

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon


Artificial Lure Fishing, Fly Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing

Packing / Extras

Everything you'll need for your trip
Bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. And don’t forget your camera. Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle included.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancellation/Refund Policy
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours 6 Hours 4 Hours
2 People
1 Person

Pricing & Availability

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Verified Review Fishing

March 21

Had two great days on the water with captain Eric. Even though it was pretty windy Captain Eric put me in fish. Enjoyed the fishing and enjoyed my time on the water with captain Eric. Next time I'm in the Keys I will be looking forward to fishing with ...Read More


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March 4

Had a great time.


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June 9

friendly. good stories. good fisherman


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March 6

Eric was concerned about us going out because of high winds but we were here for a special occasion so his partner Dylan persevered and took us out in a bigger boat. The conditions were indeed challenging but Dylan worked extremely hard to see that we had a good time. ...Read More


Verified Review Fishing

Good effort in pleasing the client. Weak bait preparation. Had to return to the dock for bait.
Repeatedly removed the pole from experience fisherman's hands and cast the line. Short with instructions, long with distgust in not following instructions.


Verified Review Fishing

Very good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.


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Merry good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.


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January 31 | Inshore Tarpon Trip

Cold front moved in fishing not great . Eric worked very hard and tried all kinds of fishing styles. We caught fish and had a great time. Will definitely go out fishing with him again.


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Captain Eric was awesome. Had a wealth of knowledge of the area. Got us to a spot where we were able to catch some smaller species, and got us a shark as well. Great experience!


Verified Review Fishing

Fishing trip was a lot of fun, Captain Dylan was a true gem. Captain was very informative on fish and fishing techniques, not to mention the number of different species he helped us catch. Captain was a lot of fun while still being very professional, would definitely charter with Dylan ...Read More


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We had a blast. Dylan took care of us. Caught lots of fish and Dylan is good dude to just hang out with. Thanks for the fun bud!!!


Verified Review Fishing

Five Stars!!!! We had a wonderful fishing experience. We fought one large, 100 pound Tarpon and caught and released one 80 pound Tarpon. What a great experience!! We also caught 3 Nurse Sharks. They were fun too!!
Thank you for a wonderful time!


Verified Review Fishing

Great trip. Capt Eric knew where the fish were and made sure we had a great time. Would do it again.


Verified Review Fishing

Very good experience. Caught red snapper, grouper, and snook. Also saw dolphins. Overall good experience, Captain Dylan was great.


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February 14 | Flats Backcountry Quest

We had a great time. Through windy conditions we were still put on fish and enjoy the overall experience. We will be back.

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