Best Day Ever Charter in Islamorada, Florida

Guided by Pete Rea

Deep Sea Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Certified Damn Good Guide
31 Years of Experience
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Our very own Captain Pete has been absolutely obsessed with fishing from a very young age. He is from West Monroe, La and has fished both freshwater and saltwater. Over 30 years of fishing and diving experience from south Texas to south Florida. He decided to move his boats to the keys sometime ago and has a passion for fishing and also helping put others on the fish. He loves to joke, have a good time, and make everyone around him happy! At the end of each day his favorite thing to say is that was “THE BEST DAY EVER!” His friends often joked about the saying, but it stuck which led him to name his charter company exactly that! He loves taking customers to snorkel at the local reefs and hangout at the sandbar. At the end of the day there is nothing like experiencing Islamorada's beautiful sunset on one of our sunset cruises. While he loves to entertain, his greatest passion is to see customer's faces light up as they spend the day catching fish!

Best Day Ever Charter Trips

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Captain Pete and his team live and breathe to fish the stunning waters of Islamorada. These waters are known for Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Wahoo, and more – with any luck, it won't be long before "Fish on!" On these trips, you can expect to troll and bottom fish. Thinking of bringing the whole family? Kids are absolutely welcome! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can't go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty belly! Your vessel for the day is a 37' Express cruiser with space for 6 passengers. It has and all the essentials. There's a toilet on board for your convenience. You'll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you'll be catching it yourself. There's no need to buy a fishing license, just show up ready for some fishing! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. If you don't know what to expect, ask the captain. Some essentials to bring are sunscreen (non-spray), sunglasses, and bottled water. Drinks are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. Now's the time to experience fishing in Islamorada for yourself, so book it with Captain Pete and his team! Captain Pete also has a smaller 23' Nautic Star they use for groups of 2 or less. Depending on whether conditions, Captain Pete will offer it as an option for your group after you book to see if you’d prefer it. Fishing from a bay boat offers faster travel time before fishing spots and more mobility (shallower draft) to get to reefs that the bigger boat can’t get to. For groups of 2 you can overall just pack more into your day on the Nautic Star but its always up to you! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Best Day Ever Fishing In Islamorada

100% (10)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
Damn Good

Fishing on the reefs edge for a variety of fish including Trigger, Yellowtail Snapper, Cero Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Grouper, Aside from bay fishing, the most relaxing and family friendly way to fish in the keys! Captain Pete also has a smaller 23' Nautic Star they use for groups of 2 or less. Depending on weather conditions, Captain Pete will offer it as an option for your group after you book to see if you’d prefer it. Fishing from a bay boat offers faster travel time before fishing spots and more mobility (shallower draft) to get to reefs that the bigger boat can’t get to. For groups of 2 you can overall just pack more into your day on the Nautic Star but its always up to you! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Best Day Ever - Reef Fishing

100% (9)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
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Join Captain Pete on an unforgettable Trolling/Wreck fishing adventure off the shores of Islamorada, Florida! Step aboard his impressive 37-foot Sea Ray Sportfishing vessel, powered by not one but two mighty 350hp Caterpillar motors, guaranteeing a thrilling and smooth ride through the stunning waters of the Florida Keys. Captain Pete, a seasoned angler with years of experience, will be your guide on this exhilarating charter. Known for his passion and expertise, he knows all the secret spots where the big fish roam. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Pete will tailor the trip to your skill level, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone on board. As you venture into the depths, get ready to battle some of the most prized fish in the area. With the trolling technique, you'll have a chance to target a variety of species such as sailfish, marlin, wahoo, and mahi-mahi. These waters are teeming with life, and you'll be amazed at the sheer power and beauty of the fish you'll encounter. But the adventure doesn't stop there! Captain Pete will take you to the hidden wrecks scattered beneath the waves, where an entirely different kind of excitement awaits. Prepare for the possibility of reeling in trophy-sized grouper, snapper, and amberjack. The wrecks are home to a rich ecosystem, attracting an impressive array of marine life that will leave you in awe. Safety is always a top priority, and Captain Pete ensures that his vessel is equipped with the latest navigation and safety equipment. You'll feel confident and comfortable throughout the journey, allowing you to focus on the thrill of the catch. Whether you're seeking a thrilling fishing excursion, a chance to bond with family and friends, or simply a day of relaxation in the pristine waters of Islamorada, Captain Pete's Trolling/Wreck fishing charter is the perfect choice. Book your trip today and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to experience the thrill of the hunt and the joy of reeling in that trophy fish! Captain Pete also has a smaller 23' Nautic Star they use for groups of 2 or less. Depending on whether conditions, Captain Pete will offer it as an option for your group after you book to see if you’d prefer it. Fishing from a bay boat offers faster travel time before fishing spots and more mobility (shallower draft) to get to reefs that the bigger boat can’t get to. For groups of 2 you can overall just pack more into your day on the Nautic Star but its always up to you! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Trolling And/or Wreck Fishing

100% (5)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
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All skill levels are welcome on these near shore fishing adventures. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Pete will ensure a memorable and enjoyable fishing trip tailored to your skill level and preferences. Learn from his expertise and discover the thrill of reeling in prized catches in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys. Prepare yourself for a day filled with excitement, breathtaking scenery, and the joy of being surrounded by abundant marine life. Experience the beauty and serenity of Islamorada's near shore fishing, and create lasting memories with friends and family. Book your near shore fishing trip with Captain Pete today and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Florida Keys. You're in for a fantastic day of fishing and exploration. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Shark Fishing Islamorada

100% (5)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
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Embark on an unforgettable multi-activity fishing trip tailored to your preferences in the beautiful waters of Islamorada. Get ready for a day filled with excitement and relaxation as you customize your adventure! Reef Fishing: Experience the thrill of fishing on the reefs edge, targeting a variety of fish including Triggerfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Cero Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Grouper. This family-friendly activity is perfect for all skill levels, promising a relaxing and rewarding fishing experience. Shark Fishing: Are you ready for a battle with a toothy monster? Engage in catch and release shark fishing, where you can test your skills against these powerful predators. Feel the adrenaline rush as you conquer the challenges of reeling in these impressive creatures. Bay Fishing: Explore the serene bay waters and reel in Mangrove Snappers, Groupers, Jack Crevalle, and other exciting species. Bay fishing offers a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for families and anglers looking to enjoy a peaceful day on the water. Trolling/Wreck Fishing: Take your fishing adventure to the next level by targeting species like Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi. Whether you're trolling or fishing near wrecks, this activity provides an opportunity to catch larger game fish and experience the thrill of the chase. Snorkeling: Dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding the world-famous Alligator Reef Lighthouse. Immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life and explore the stunning underwater ecosystem. Snorkeling is a breathtaking activity that allows you to connect with nature and witness the beauty of the Florida Keys. Customize your multi-activity fishing trip in Islamorada today and create a truly personalized adventure. Whether you're seeking the thrill of fishing, or the beauty of snorkeling, this experience promises to exceed your expectations. Book now and prepare for a day filled with excitement, relaxation, and cherished moments on the picturesque waters of Islamorada. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Fishing With Capt Pete

100% (8)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person

Recent Reviews of Best Day Ever Charter

Kelly

Verified Review Fishing

An excellent day on the beautiful keys water. Started with overcast but the sun did come out as well as the fish. All three of us had a wonderful time thanks to Captain Pete and Christy. They were kind, helpful and great fun to be around. We would definitely come back and go with Captain Pete again! Thank you for a wonderful day!

Jason

Verified Review Fishing

Had a great time. I will definatly go again with capt. Pete next time I'm here

Ian

Verified Review Fishing

Captain and crew were great. All around amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend.

Jason

Verified Review Fishing

Pete and his wife could not have been any nicer and their boat was perfect. Pete kept us on the water longer than our trip was scheduled for trying to put some fish in the boat (we caught 1 tile fish and 3 vermillion that were just over 12 inches) I know the captain cannot control the bite as I have been on 100’s of charters however we fished with one rod the entire day! It was an electric reel since we were fishing in 600 plus feet of water. I spent almost the entire day watching my girlfriend dropping her line down and flipping the switch to bring it back up. That certainly is not what we had in mind when we booked the trip. We should have had two rods to fish with and moved into the reefs for some snapper, yellow tail or something but to deep drop the entire with one rig and zero activity was really disappointing.

William

Verified Review Fishing

Pete and Chisty were great. Although we did not catch any keepers, we had a great time trying

Greg

Verified Review Fishing

Captain Pete and his deck mate Christie had a beautiful boat and despite the hot weather kept us in shade and cool! Fishing was admittedly slow today, but that didn’t keep Captain Pete from putting onto Mahi! Thanks for a great day with my boys that I will always treasure Greg

Charity

Verified Review Fishing

We had a great day fishing with Capt. Pete and Christy! Our teenager got his first deep sea fishing experience and reeled in a couple huge tilefish, which made for a great dinner that evening and we had plenty more to take home. We would definitely take another trip with Capt. Pete and Christy on our next trip to the area and I'll recommend them to others.

Michael

Verified Review Fishing

Great time! Captain Pete and his wife were a great time! We will come back for sure!

Kristi

Verified Review Fishing

We had a blast! Captain Pete made sure we caught some great reef fish. We caught 2 Spanish mackerel, a yellow trail, a barracuda (large and mean), and a few others. It was so much fun! My 16 year old that loves to fish in Nebraska has the best time!

Dylan

Verified Review Fishing

Our group had the Best Day Ever! with Captain Pete and First Mate Christie. No shortage of action with these folks! Will fish with them again.

Thomas

Verified Review Fishing

Pete and his 1st mate, his wife were great. They’re an enjoyable couple. When I booked I understood they had more experience then they actually had. We seemed to wonder a bit till we found the fish.

Justin

Verified Review Fishing

Captian Pete and Christy were AWESOME. We had a great time as a family and it was definitely one of the best days ever. Everyone tried something new and had fun. I would definitely recommend looking into these guys for a good time out on the water.

David R.

Fishing

going out with Pete is the right move we whent out for a full day charter and caught a bunch of different species along with a personal best Spanish mackerel out at the reefs edge will definitely be back for Mahi season and give that a go

Roxanne K.

Fishing

We had such a great time!! 10/10 recommend! Everyone was so nice and Pete was very knowledgeable about the sea life and surroundings!!

Jennifer D

Fishing

It really was the best day ever! Water was beautiful and the lighthouse was gorgeous. Snorkeling was so much fun too. Pete knew just where to take us. 10/10 recommend!

Gregory G.

Fishing

Absolutely some of the best people to trust and have the best time with. Professional, courteous, and kind. What an experience. Thank Yall so much. The Best!!!!! Day Ever!

Tonya O.

Fishing

Captain Pete took us out to enjoy the beautiful water of the Keys with friends. We enjoyed the snorkeling adventure. They were very knowledgeable about great areas to go. You will love this couple who runs this company. So much fun! Will definitely be back!

Species

Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Bonnethead Shark, Bull Shark, Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Hammerhead Shark, Kingfish, Lemon Shark, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Nurse Shark, Red Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Triggerfish, Vermillion Snapper, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Deep Dropping, Drift Fishing, Jigging, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Topwater Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

73501 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Atlantic Ocean, Gulf Of Mexico, Duck Key, Key Largo

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