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Fish aboard Blackwater on a 2021 22 ft Skeeter with Captain Eric! This boat is a custom-built Bay Boat for fishing the shallow waters of Florida Bay. 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, Speckled Sea Trout, and Mangrove Snapper!...Read More
Captain Eric specializes in Light Tackle Fishing, and with more than five generations of local Florida Keys fishing experiences in his veins. Captain Eric knows where the fish are!!
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 not limited to the Keys. He does lots of traveling to the Bahamas on private boats. He knows how to navigate through those waters and has fished them for many years! Also has knowledge in many different fishing techniques. Which can only come from years of experience!!
We had a great time. Through windy conditions we were still put on fish and enjoy the overall experience. We will be back.
Sean W.· ·
Booked a half day backcountry outing with Capt Eric for my wife and I as part of our 25th anniversary celebratory trip to the Keys (yes I’m a fortunate man!) Promised my wife a fun day on the water with some fishing thrown in. :) Had hoped to perhaps try ...Read More my hand at some Tarpon on the fly but a cold front and steady north winds diverted us to a trout hunt instead. Eric delivered putting us on a mess of trout, lady fish and assorted others. Ended up with just two legal for the creel but had a great time and learned a ton about the area and the local fishing scene. Also enjoyed the ride out to the marine sanctuary. Was made all the better by the Captain’s friendly nature and good conversation. So much so that I look forward to my next outing with him and can recommend to others without hesitation. Next time here’s hoping I can start my schooling in the saltwater side of fly fishing as well. Tight lines all!
Dan J.· ·
What an awesome day with captain Eric. First and foremost my wife, who is new to fishing, felt comfortable and included the whole time. Captain Eric taught both of us a lot and had her catching fish after fish on soft plastics. We missed a tarpon early at the bridges ...Read More and headed to the backcountry shortly after. We caught dozens of large trout and had a ton of fun bringing in ladyfish and jacks. We hooked up to numerous large sharks and ended the trip catching a large bull shark that gave us an incredible fight. Can’t wait to fish with captain Eric again next time we are in Islamorada.
Joshua M.· ·
We done the full day with Capt Eric and it was AWESOME!!! My wife and I both got to experience a tarpon on the other end of the line and it’s an experience that I can’t hype up cause it doesn’t need it!! Lol!! The silver king definitely does not ...Read More disappoint lol!!! Can’t say enough about Capt. Eric, coolest Capt in the Keys!!! Book your trips NOW!!!
Courtney B.· ·
My son and I had an excellent day with Captain Eric, we caught tons of sea trout, lady fish, and a few sharks. Eric was professional, and honestly just cool to be around. He was great with my son, and answered his million questions. We HIGHLY recommend Captain Eric, and ...Read More will be booking him again for our next trip!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States