Full day or ( 3/4 Day and Half-day AM/PM Option ) Fishing Trip

Only a 15% deposit to reserve

Cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip

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

Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Goliath Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mutton Snapper, Red Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo

About Your Guide

Captain Mike Weinhofer of Compass Rose Key West Fishing Charters is out to ensure that every day spent on the water is the most fun it can possibly be.

Before every trip, Captain Mike connects with his groups to understand their skill levels and expectations, and creates a personalized plan for an unforgettable day on the water.

Captain Mike fished the original Jack Tar in tournaments from the Cape May White Marlin Open to the top Maryland and North Carolina tournaments. Captain Mike moved to Key West Florida in 1990 and became a full time Key West fishing guide.

Besides running charters in Key West, Captain Mike also fishes the top tournaments in the Key West fishing region including the Bahamas, Cuba, Mexico, and all of the Florida keys.

Captain Mike once owned the Jack Tar 2 sport fishing charter boat which is a 52' Buddy Cannady Custom Carolina. Now as a Key West fishing guide, Captain Mike specializes in Key West light tackle fishing with a 37' SeaHunter center console. Captain Mike has been fishing in Key West for over 20 years now and has become one of the foremost experts in local fish habits and tendencies making him one of the most requested Key West fishing guides.

Captain Mike of Compass Rose Key West Fishing Charters fishes the Key West reefs, wrecks, offshore, and inshore waters including the Key West Harbor which is inshore. His qualifications in these areas are above reproach and for Key West fishing there aren't many as knowledgeable as Captain Mike.

But there is something else you should know about Captain Mike. Besides his fishing skills he is also just an all around great guy. He works well with the anglers and customers on his boat. Whether you are a seasoned Key West angler or a novice just enjoying a Vaction in the Keys Captain Mike will take the time to help. If you feel you don't know something just ask Capt Mike as he has the patience for the job. Patience to work with his clients, patience to find the fish, and the all around good nature to make your Key West fishing trip an enjoyable one that you will remember for a long time. Oh and you will catch fish too!

Reviews

Jamie L.
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July 11, 2020


We had such a great time on our fishing charter with Capt Mike and his crew! We loved the boat and felt that with the conditions and limited time you definitely couldn’t ask for a better trip. Awesome!!!

Allison S.
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December 2, 2019


We had a great half day trip with Captain Mike! Lots of action, great catches and laughs. Beautiful ride to and from the marina - would definitely recommend!

John M.
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July 6, 2017


If you are ever in Key West, I highly recommend using these guys. Captain Mike was a great guide and put us on the fish. He is very knowledgeable and goes the extra mile for his customers. Awesome!

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

A valid 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 14 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Details

Start Location

6000 Peninsular Avenue, Key West, FL 33040, United States

Start Time(s)

08:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 02:00 PM

Duration(s)

4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours,