Laid Back Key West Charters in Key West, Florida

Guided by Eric Grandcourt

Deep Sea Inshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Eric's life started in Broomfield, Colorado many moons ago. He explored the Rocky Mountains while hiking and snowboarding every chance he got, enjoying the mile high city of Denver before spending a few years in Boulder. Eventually the cold winters lost their appeal, and Captain Eric found a renewing warmth in Key West: He threw out those suits worn in Colorado offices and traded them in for wetsuits, and his cubicle and pushy boss were replaced with open water, sea turtles and schools of bottlenose dolphin. Captain Eric splashed in to a life on the water as a Divemaster with Captain’s Corner Dive Shop in 2007, and became a Captain for the same company in 2010. He bought his own boat, “Laid Back,” in the winter of 2011 and has been sharing his love for South Florida marine life on private charters ever since.

Laid Back Key West Charters Trips

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Captain Eric, specializes in providing a customized private charter to fit your needs. Instead of having to choose one type of activity (such as fishing or snorkeling), he allows you to create your own Key West water activities package so you can do exactly what you want, without having to rush due to time restrictions. We want to give you and your family an experience to remember for a lifetime. Even if you and your group just want to relax on a sandbar for a few hours! We know that every customer has different needs and ideas for what they want to do while they are on the water in Key West. Whether you want to go fishing, snorkeling, diving, island hopping, or simply watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, or perhaps just a little of each, Captain Eric can help you achieve your ideal aquatic day. Captain Eric will provide everything you need for your trip whether that's fishing gear, snorkeling gear, or even his portable grill setup for your so just let beach dining pleasure! This trip is built for your vacationing pleasure and is an unforgettable addition to any Key West vacation! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Laid Back Key West

100% (12)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
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Embark on the ultimate angling adventure with Captain Eric aboard his 33ft Center Console, charting a course for the legendary Dry Tortugas. Set sail from Key West and prepare for a day of unparalleled fishing in the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As the sun rises over the horizon, anticipation builds as anglers gear up to target an array of prized species inhabiting these rich waters. From the thrilling pursuit of trophy-sized grouper and snapper to the electrifying battle with acrobatic kingfish and powerful amberjack, every cast promises the chance of a lifetime catch. With Captain Eric's expert guidance and local knowledge, anglers of all skill levels are poised for success, whether seasoned veterans or first-time fishermen. As the day unfolds, tales of epic battles and triumphant catches mingle with the salty sea breeze, creating memories to last a lifetime. Amidst the turquoise expanse of the Gulf, the tranquility of the open ocean provides the perfect backdrop for camaraderie and adventure. So, come aboard Captain Eric's vessel and immerse yourself in the thrill of the hunt on this unforgettable 10-hour fishing expedition to the fabled Dry Tortugas. Captain Eric will provide everything you need for your trip whether that's fishing gear, snorkeling gear, or even his portable grill setup for your so just let beach dining pleasure! This trip is built for your vacationing pleasure and is an unforgettable addition to any Key West vacation! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key West

Runnin' The Dry Tortugas

33 ft 1 - 6 People From $467 / person

Recent Reviews of Laid Back Key West Charters


Verified Review Fishing

Eric was the best! Very personable and fun. We will do this again.


Verified Review Fishing

Nice boat even good in rough sea. Worked hard to find fish.

Bradly A.


Eric is phenomenal!! He will customize to whatever yours needs and wishes are plus extremely nice and a Great boat!!

Jeremy W.


Caught fish the entire time. Great captain. He knew right where to go and provided great guidance. Ideal for the novice; fun for everyone.

Eric G.


Well im the owner. I think it's great! Come on down and let's get out on the water!

Qiqi W.


We had a great time with captain Eric. He is fun! We did dolphin watch snorkel and fishing. Beautiful sunset and the night sky. We got mangrove snappers for dinner too!


Verified Review Fishing

We had a great time! He was great with the kids and put us on the fish! Would go with him again!

Mark J.


I try and fish when I am out of town and have had plenty of guides. This trip was with the family, wife and 2 teenage boys. He put us on the fish, made it fun and we had a great time. Caught enough for dinner, kids jumped off the boat, snorkeled and had a good time. Great boat, plenty of room and good gear. Would highly recommend.

Crystal D.


Great laid back morning. Caught our limit and had a wonderful lunch at the docs when we got back. Fresh fish in a laid back atmosphere.

Joe H.


Capt E provided a great experience for us, excellent host and provided what was asked of him…very accommodating to our team. From the start of the trip it was as if we had another member of our trip as he blended with the unique personalities of our party. Would book again.

Christine M.


We had a fun day on the water. Erik the captain is really nice and funny guy.. we would definitely use him again when we come back to the keys.

Denise F.


Captain Eric was the best! We thoroughly enjoyed our day and sent his email to friends coming down in June. We’re also looking to book again in June with him. Captain Eric spoke to us like he’s known us all his life and that made the trip very easy going. The Captain also kept us out an extra hour trying to catch the big ones that got away….and they were BIG ones that got away!!!! Captain Eric fileted our catch so we could have lunch upon our return. This is the first Captain that we will re-book with! Highly, highly recommended!


Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Amberjack, Yellowtail Snapper


Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Deep Dropping, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Deep Sea, Inshore

Start Location

Hurricane Hole, 5130 Overseas Hwy, 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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