Good Times Key West in Key West, Florida

Guided by Justin Ferrell

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

14 Years of Experience
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Captain Justin was a marine mechanic by trade, but felt the urge to get out of the shop. Long story short, that's when he launched his charter, and he's never looked back!

Captain Justin now enjoys sharing the amazing activities and scenery that the Florida Keys backcountry has to offer every single day. Fishing, snorkeling, visiting sandbars, dolphin viewing, and much more await you and your friends and family while spending a day on the water with Captain Justin!

Good Times Key West Trips

Come experience the Florida Keys on this incredible fishing adventure with Captain Justin! The Keys are a world-renowned fishing destination, and there's no better way to enjoy all that they have to offer than a trip aboard his 24' Sailfish. Captain Justin specializes in calm water, light tackle, “good times” fishing. This is ideal for beginner to intermediate anglers who are looking to bend some rods and hear the drag scream. Target species include Snappers, Groupers, Barracuda, and Shark. These will vary by season and weather, but rest assured—Captain Justin will put you on some awesome fish! You'll be fishing aboard his 24' Sailfish center console, a fast and manueverable boat ideal for fishing nearshore areas. Features include an enclosed head (restroom), large live well, freshwater shower/saltwater rinse down, comfortable seating, T-top for shade, and a JL Audio stereo system with subwoofers. The Sailfish has a variable deadrise hull that offers an incredibly smooth and comfortable ride, powered by a Suzuki 300HP engine with a maximum speed of 45mph. This is the only boat in the fleet that is equipped with LED lighting and offers night fishing and star gazing trips. Being a 24' single mono-hulled center console makes for the perfect fishing & diving platform. The Sailfish is the biggest boat in the shallow back country, and is more than capable of getting to the reef and beyond. Captain Justin will provide everything you need for a successful day out on the water, from rods, reels, and tackle, to ice, water, and fishing licenses. All he recommends you bring are any snacks and drinks and he'll take care of the rest! Dont miss this amazing fishing experience. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Fishing Adventure

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $225 / person

Come experience the Florida Keys on this incredible adventure with Captain Justin! The Keys are a world-renowned fishing destination, and there's no better way to enjoy all that they have to offer than a trip aboard his 35' Carolina Classic. There options are endless, whether you want to enjoy a half-day, a 3/-4 day, or a full-day trip! Captain Justin specializes in calm water, light tackle “good times” fishing. This is ideal for beginner to intermediate anglers who are looking to bend some rods and hear the drag scream. Target species include Maho, Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and Shark. These will vary by season and weather, but rest assured—Captain Justin will put you on some awesome fish! You'll be fishing aboard his 35' Carolina Classic sportfisher, which was tested in the rough waters off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is built for speed and comfort. She features room for up to six, an air-conditioned cabin, and a nice bathroom. Beyond the comforts are the electronics. She is outfitted with top of the line RayMarine chart plotter, thru-hull sonar, and HD color radar. This modern-day electronic set-up is the ultimate “fish finder”. Finally, the JL audio-stereo with subwoofers brings your music to another level. Once the fish are found, our tackle is nothing short of top tier. For light tackle such as snapper, and pitch baits; we use all Esky custom rods. Once you use an Esky, all other rods seems sub-par. For the heavyweights out there we supply a variety of combinations from TLD 20w to 80w Tiagras, Deep Drop reels include 2-speeds, and 12-volt electric reels. Captain Justin will provide everything you need for a successful day out on the water, from rods, reels, and tackle, to ice, water, and fishing licenses. All he recommends you bring are any snacks and drinks and he'll take care of the rest! Dont miss this amazing fishing experience. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Fishing Expedition

100% (5)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $217 / person

Come experience the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas National Park on this incredible adventure with Captain Justin! The Keys are a world-renowned fishing destination, and there's no better way to enjoy all that they have to offer than a trip aboard his 35' Carolina Classic. There options are endless, whether you want to enjoy a full day, an over night, or even a two-day trip! Captain Justin specializes in calm water, light tackle “good times” fishing. This is ideal for beginner to intermediate anglers who are looking to bend some rods and hear the drag scream. Target species include Maho, Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, Barracuda, and Shark. These will vary by season and weather, but rest assured—Captain Justin will put you on some awesome fish! You'll be fishing aboard his 35' Carolina Classic sportfisher, which was tested in the rough waters off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and is built for speed and comfort. She features room for up to six, an air-conditioned cabin, and a nice bathroom. Beyond the comforts are the electronics. She is outfitted with top of the line RayMarine chart plotter, thru-hull sonar, and HD color radar. This modern-day electronic set-up is the ultimate “fish finder”. Finally, the JL audio-stereo with subwoofers brings your music to another level. Once the fish are found, our tackle is nothing short of top tier. For light tackle such as snapper, and pitch baits; we use all Esky custom rods. Once you use an Esky, all other rods seems sub-par. For the heavyweights out there we supply a variety of combinations from TLD 20w to 80w Tiagras, Deep Drop reels include 2-speeds, and 12-volt electric reels. Captain Justin will provide everything you need for a successful day out on the water, from rods, reels, and tackle, to ice, water, and fishing licenses. All he recommends you bring are any snacks and drinks and he'll take care of the rest! Dont miss this amazing fishing experience. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Dry Tortugas Trip

100% (4)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $625 / person

Recent Reviews of Good Times Key West

Greg

Verified Review Fishing

Our charter with Captain Justin was so much fun! Despite the windy conditions, he managed to get us on fish in many different spots. Justin is a very knowledgeable captain and is a super fun guy! Definitely will be booking with Captain Justin again! Shannon & Greg Johnson

Michael

Verified Review Fishing

The experience was great especially for our two grandsons. We did not have the captain that we expected. Nevertheless, our captain and first mate were very knowledgeable.

Caleb S

Fishing

Justin was awesome! Had great energy right from the start at 9 AM. Took us out for 4 hours and was able to pack in all the things you want to try out while you are in key west. Never been snorkeling or ocean fishing and we caught lunch! Good times with good times. Thanks again!

Matt

Verified Review Fishing

Justin is genuine and authentic and is game on!!!

Mattias

Verified Review Fishing

Great trip with Justin. Tough conditions but he made sure we got a number of snappers and groupers. Highly recommended!

Candy

Verified Review Fishing

Our family of 5 had an amazing time. Our guide was awesome.

Amy

Verified Review Fishing

We had a wonderful morning on the water with Justin. He was so friendly and welcoming and shared a ton of info about the area and fishing. I would highly recommend his charters!

Chad M.

Fishing

Capt. Justin was great he accomplished us at every turn. We had a group of 4 and 2 of us had never been before.. We had a conflict that came up the day before our trip and ask if he could change the day last minute and he did. That was awesome, it was not convenient I am sure but he said no problem he could make it work. We left and headed out and got to our fishing spot and on fish immediately. Hooked up three sharks right away a barracuda and lots of snappers. It was perfect. Easy going and fun, we only did a half day and it was perfect. We would recommend Capt. Justin to anyone. Thanks for the great trip.

Larry V.

Fishing

Took family fishing today with Justin and had a great time. Excellent choice if you want to catch fish and have a great time. Very easy going and accommodating. He took us multiple places and we saw a lot in four hours. Everyone had such a great time we booked a full day with Justin later in the week. Fishing, snorkeling, sand bars and anything else you may want to do on the water in Key West give Justin a call. You will not be disappointed.

Robert L.

Fishing

Capt. Justin was great. My 18 year old son Josh wanted to catch a couple shark and Justin took us to the perfect spot. Within 20 minutes we had bites on both lines and Josh was able to fight to bring in a 6 footer for a good 5 minutes. I was even able to test my skills and reel one in myself. Then my son wanted to catch barracuda and Capt. Justin put him on one just before it started raining. Great trip even with the rain at the end. I would highly recommend Capt. Justin and his knowledge of catching what you want. Looking forward to our next trip out next time we’re in town.

Species

Barracuda, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Gag Grouper, Lemon Shark, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Red Grouper, Tarpon, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

1605 North Roosevelt Boulevard, Key West, FL 33040, United States | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Big Pine Key, Cudjoe Key, Summerland Key, Key West, Dry Tortugas

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