Climb aboard with Captain Eric and hit the water for an action-packed day of fishing! The offshore waters of Key Largo are perfect to chase after some of the prized big game fish that Florida is known for. No matter your fishing experience, Captain Eric will lead you to some impressive catches!...Read More
On these 6-hour (3/4-day) adventures you will fish the deep waters off of Key Largo where you’ll target a variety of serious fish such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, and more. You might even see some Snapper and Blue Marlin! You'll be targeting these fish using a variety of methods including light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling, kite fishing and jigging. Make sure you stretch a little before the trip - many of these fish put up a big fight!
You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 35-foot center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by twin Yamaha 425 HP engines, this vessel will get you to the deep waters with time to spare! She comes equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box.
Captain Eric will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Eric is excited to give you a spectacular fishing trip. Test your skills and strength on what promises to be an exhilarating day!
Captain Eric of Key Largo, Florida founded his charters based on a long tradition of family fishing. With a strong passion and genuine respect for the natural wonders of South Florida's Florida Keys, Captain Eric relishes the opportunity to show you and your group what it's all about!...Read More
Captain Eric grew up fishing the South Florida backcountry, reefs and offshore fishing spots since before he can remember. His father, a retired Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Officer, enjoyed spending time on the water with his family and passing along the local knowledge needed to become one of the top anglers in South Florida.
After winning countless tournaments in Miami, Key Largo, Islamorada and the Bahamas, Captain Eric decided to turn his passion into a profession. His charter allows Captain Eric to share his amazing experiences fishing Key Largo with guests from everywhere.
Captain Eric specializes in reef and offshore fishing in Key Largo and the surrounding areas, and loves hosting families with kids onboard his Reel Deal Fishing Charters.
Offshore fishing in Key Largo focuses on the hunt for Sailfish, Marlin, Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Sharks, Barracuda, and several other species. Offshore fishing charters generally entails trolling the edge of the outer reef just off the coast of Key Largo. Captain Eric and his crew utilize multiple different types of baits, from lures and frozen baits to live bait. Frozen baits best attract Dolphin in Key Largo, while live bait is a favorite for Sailfish and Marlin. The team also utilizes kites at times, which is always a blast to be a part of.
While fishing out of Key Largo is year-round, target species is definitely seasonal. Summer and fall months bring large schools of Dolphin ("Mahi Mahi") to the offshore waters of Key Largo. Large Wahoo and tasty Tuna are also very common during the summer and fall seasons. Winter is when the Billfish arrive with spectacular live bait action! It's tough to beat reeling in a 100 lb Marlin as it dances above the waves.
Captain Eric and his team are dedicated conservationists and practice “catch and release” when landing all Billfish to ensure all generations can enjoy the thril of releasing these marvelous creatures.
In addition to offshore fishing, Reef fishing out of Key Largo offers another action-packed charter fishing experience. Along the coast of Key Largo lies a chain of natural reefs. Captain Eric likes to reef fish in Key Largo at depths between 5’ and 60’, normally in calmer waters thanks to the reef's protection. These crystal clear waters are home to a wide variety of fish; with over 500 different types of species to catch, you never know what you might be reeling in in this world-class fishery!
That being said, common catches include Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Yellowtail, Barracuda and more. A variety of sharks can also caught prowling the reefs off Key Largo. The intense power of these apex predators can tire out the best of 'em.
Families with kids get to learn about each species as Captain Eric and his crew try to share their knowledge with all of their fishing charter guests. Whether you are 5 years old or 100, this charter will show you “the catch of your life”!
Fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with Captain Eric and Captain Experiences!
104080 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, USA
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
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.
High quality fishing equipment for all types of fishing all safety equipment
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
Sunscreen and food and drinks for yourselves.
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%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
To check pricing, please select duration and group size.
Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.
Joey B.· ·
Water was very chopping but Eric made overall experience enjoyable! It was like fishing with a friend, Captain Eric was personable and extremely knowledgeable! Even tough the weather wasn’t favorable we were able to catch some Dolphin and Blackfin Tuna. Would highly recommend Captain Eric and will be using him ...Read More again when visiting Key Largo!!
Gary A.· ·
I have been on a lot of charters , reel deal charters with Captain Eric far exceeds any other charter. This will be a more than 1 time charter, highly recommend Captain Eric.
John F.· ·
I am a florida resident with alot of fishing expirence. I have been to costa rica, caymen islans and pananma. With expierence of many charter boats. I can say erici is a professional. He displayed the knowledge of how to catch fish and displayed the determinatoin to satify his customer. ...Read More We agreed to a late start we started 1030 came back at 630. Full day. He was was very obseravate and found birds and always had his eyes where always open looking for currents weed lines and trees. These where things we discussed earlier. I understand fishing sometimes is not catching. .Eric did not disappoint me .He went above and beyond most charter fishermem. When we are on our way in and time was really up we came upon a tree where we pulled out totwo more large mahi mahi along with the swordfish . In toatal we caught 12 dolphin and 1 swordfish .and 1 baracudda. I can say he definitley earned his money e goes out of his way to put you on fish. I did not post all the photos. I do highly recommend Eric he is the best charter in the keys . thanks eric i will return to learn yout expertise in sword fishing inthe future.