Key West Nearshore or Offshore Trip

Starting at $700

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info

Technique

Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, Trolling, Kite Fishing, Jigging

Water Type

Nearshore, Offshore

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Species

African Pompano, Barracuda, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Hammerhead Shark, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Mutton Snapper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper

About Your Boat

Boat type: Sportfisher

Boat Manufacturer: Crusader

Boat length: 34ft

Engine Manufacturer: Cummins

Engine HP: 350HP

Number of engines:

Extras: Fighting Chair, GPS, Fishfinder, Flybridge, Live Bait Well, Outriggers

About Your Guide

Captain Art Duplessis and his Son Jaxon have been fishing the waters surrounding Key West Florida for over 23 years, the last 15 years of which have been spent operating Wild Bill Key West. Together, the two run Key West fishing charters 365 days of the year, fishing the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean.

The two look forward to targeting multiple species with your group aboard, noting that they can target 20+ species on any given day.

The Wild Bill Key West crew has fished from Alaska to Costa Rica and look forward to fishing the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean with you, your family, and friends soon!

Reviews

Jesse H.
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June 13, 2020


Had a great time today with Captain Art and his first mate Mason. Couldn’t have asked for a better weather, and shout out to both of them for suggestion places to take our catch to get cooked it turned out amazing!

Brandon T.
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June 25, 2020


Great experience can not wait to book another one!! Him and his crew was amazing and very knowledgeable.

Rob W.
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August 16, 2018


I booked a private charter for my son and myself for his 16th birthday gift. We told the captain that we would love to catch something big. Capt Art took us right to a hot spot where we caught a bunch of Bonito and Dolphin. The first mate worked his butt off. We constantly had 6-8 lines in the water, and the fish were plentiful. As soon as my son and I reeled one in, there was another one on. I would guess that we landed 15-20 fish, with 6 nice keepers. However the most exciting part was when we hooked up to a large Blue Marlin. My son battled it for a while, and we got some spectacular views of it breaching the water. The captain estimated it to be around 400lbs. We didn’t land it, but my son has a story for a lifetime. One of the best days ever. The only thing I regret is not booking the full day because the time went so fast. HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Wild Bill!!

Amenities

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom

Available

Live Bait

Yes, Included

Weather

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

Lunch

No meal provided.

Gear & Packing

Provided

Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks

Required Items

Florida fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

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 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 3 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Details

Start Location

1801 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040, United States

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 08:00 AM, 01:00 PM

Duration(s)

4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours,