Hook1 Charters in Key West, Florida

Guided by Chandler Williams


About Your Guide

5 Years of Experience

Captain Chandler has been in the outdoor industry since he was 17. By the age of 18, he became an international guide. He has guided in 3 different countries, and between 3 different continents. He's got experience guiding in the Florida Keys and coastal waters of South Carolina. He and his close friend own a Charter and have two boats in two of America’s greatest cities, one in Charleston, SC, and one in Key West, FL

Hook1 Charters Trips

Tarpon are nocturnal creatures which means they are most active, and feeding, at night. If you really want to get into these massive creatures head out with Captain Chandler for a couple hours under the moonlight to hook into some big boys! Captain Chandler likes to focus on certain areas around Key West that hold a bunch of full-size Tarpon (35-100+lbs) as well as juvenile tarpon (5-35lbs). These fish stage up in certain areas depending on the tide and eat shrimp and baitfish all night long. Not only can big fish be caught in harbor, but the backcountry channels and basins are just a short ride from the launch and can be explored for these Silver Kings as well. Captain Chandler will provide all the equipment you will need for this epic adventure so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Chandler will take care of the rest! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Nighttime Tarpon - 18’ Xplor

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $183 / person

Spend a day on the water and have a great time chasing Grouper, Snapper, Permit, Shark, and more. You'll depart at 8:00 a.m. and will have all the fishing gear ready when you arrive. All you'll need to bring are some snacks, drinks, and/or lunch for your adventure, and Captain Chandler will take care of the rest. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Inshore Trip - 18’ Xplor Flats Boat

18 ft 1 - 3 People From $183 / person

The Marquesas Keys are legendary as a world class light tackle fishing destination. Located approximately 30 miles west of Key West just beyond the Boca Grande Channel, the Marquesas Keys are 36 miles east of the Dry Tortugas, which is the farthest key traveling west, in the entire Florida Keys chain. This atoll is hard to get to and gets a lot less fishing pressure. The sublime nature is a fantastic habitat for all types of inshore and flats dwelling species like Tarpon in the summer months, Baracuda in the winter months, Grouper in Bonefish and Permit year round! There are tons of other species as well, and you could easily see Jacks, SSharks, Snapper, Cobia, Ladyfish, Bluefish, and Redfish. Given the remoteness of the island, weather can play a huge roll in whether or not it is safe to make the voyage. So watch the radar, and if seas do not permit the journey, Captain Chandler will be more than happy to chase the fish with you inshore around Key West! The Captain will bring everything you need for this trip from gear to lunch! So all you need to bring with you is a tip for your guide and Captain Chandler will take great care of you. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Marquesas Atoll Light Tackle

18 ft 1 - 3 People From $317 / person

This trip includes an entire 12-hour day of fishing. When booking this trip, you'll have a number of options regarding activities you can do. From limits on Trout and Snapper, to chasing the Inshore GrandSlam (Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snook) to offshore trolling for Mahi and Tuna. Definitely call the captain in the days leading up to the trip to go over a game plan. Captain Chandler is more than happy to customize a trip around your goals and ya'll can discuss the best way to spend your day! As always, he'll supply you with all the gear you'll need and even lunch and snacks! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Dusk Till Dawn - 18’ Xplor

18 ft 1 - 3 People From $500 / person

Recent Reviews of Hook1 Charters


Verified Review Fishing

Definitely knows the areas well saw some huge tarpon , went above and beyond definitely recommend him


Barracuda, Black Grouper, Bluefish, Bonefish, Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Scamp Grouper, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail


Artificial Lure Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

1801 N Roosevelt Blvd, Key West, FL 33040, USA | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Cudjoe Key, Summerland Key, Key West

Hook1 Charters Photo Gallery

Book a Trip with Chandler