Prime Time Charters Pathfinder in Tavernier, Florida

Guided by Shawn MacMullin

Flats Inshore

About Your Guide

Captain Shawn is a second-generation charter fishing captain who has lived his life in the Florida Keys. He is always ready for a memorable charter fishing experience. Whether you are an experienced angler or beginner his goal is to make your charter experience a great time!

Prime Time Charters Pathfinder Trips

Fishing the Florida Keys is every fisherman's dream! Whether it's stalking the flats for sportfishing like Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit, or exploring the backcountry up in the Everglades chasing down Redfish, Snook, and Snapper, sublime nature, and prolific trophy fish are literally everywhere down in the Florida Keys! Be one of the first to book a trip on this brand new 2021 Pathfinder 2500 Hybrid state-of-the-art fishing machine. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha outboard. As authorized guides with the United States Park Service, we can explore the beauty of the Everglades National Park as we fish for a variety of species including Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Seatrout, Snapper, Tripletail and Sharks. The upper keys patch reefs, islands, and flats provide additional territory to explore and fish. All modern tackle and your fishing license are included, so just bring what you want to eat and drink. So head out with Captain Shawn who knows how to do it all! You'll meet up with him at Chris' Bait and Tackle, in Tavernier, which provides easy access and quick commutes to both the flats and the Everglades. Aboard his 25' Pathfinder you can decide what you'd like to fish for on that day. **Note** If you choose to go back into the Everglades National Park you will need to purchase a daily park pass which is only 15$ a person and can be purchased the morning of the charter on your smartphone. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Classic Trip

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $225 / person

Recent Reviews of Prime Time Charters Pathfinder


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Great captain knows his waters and knows how to get you on the fish filled the box

David L.


Shawn was more than on time. He was early. Took us to his solid spot and we were not disappointed. Will be back next month to book again.. thanks Shawn

Danny W.


Very knowledgeable guide with the clients needs in mind, put us on the fish! Great job! Would go out with him again!

Evan O.


We had a blast! Caught a ton of fish, at least 6 different species. Got into some big Snook and a ton of Redfish. Would definitely recommend and book again.

Brandy F.


We had a great half day with Captain Shawn on the morning of July 29th 2021. He was very patient and kind with our two boys, ages 9 &5. He took us to great spots and we literally started catching fish after fish upon our first cast. Within 15 mins all 4 of us had caught multiple fish. I want to say in all we caught around 40 fish. We caught 20+ snooks, 10+ snappers, 1 zebra looking fish (forgot name), and almost had a tarpon. To add to the experience & excitement we had a 300lbs bull shark trying to snag some of our fresh catches for the around 45 mins of our trip, which our boys loved. Capt Shawn had great custom rods and gear and a brand new boat. Everything was super clean and nice. We had a wonderful trip and will recommend Capt Shawn to all our friends and family.

Patrick F.


Our half day trip with Shawn to the Everglades was one of the highlights of our trip. His boat was top notch and he knew exactly where to find the fish. He was kind and patient with our boys (ages 8 and 12) who had a ton of questions for him, and made our time on his boat very memorable. We have been on several fishing charters and this one was undoubtedly our favorite. If we could do it again, I would definitely opt for 3/4 or a full day trip. It was worth every penny.

Tim W.


First day Shawn Picked me up on time… his Boat is Clean as a whistle… everything in a place and spotless… We had rough weather but Shawn found the fish! Started on Trout, then snook then some Trippel tail, and finished with the Snook, and a nice Mangrove snapper YUM.. I had a snook bite near the boat the Jig pulled from fish and sling shot to my head… I did not know what hit me! He was very diligent to be sure I was OK, Suggesting Ice and sitting for a moment.. (I just lost a snook do you think I took a break?) Last cast landed a 30+ Snook! what a way to end the day! Long ride to find them but well worth it.. sometimes you have to book a full day to get to the fish ask Shawn if you are unsure he is very honest. Second Day was just Shawn and I it felt like I knew him for years.. He was a good fishing buddy and he and I really got into the snook! at one point we had a snook about every 2 mins… The bite was great! End of day total over 20 Snook, 1 Big Snapper and and 4 trout. Shawn recommended this restaurant to cook the catch, so I off to Mrs. Macs (where Shawn delivered the cleaned fish) for diner it was outstanding! I highly recommend Shawn for you next keys trip!

Brandon E.


My nephew and I had a blast trying for the back country slam on a full day trip with Captain Shawn. We only accomplished 2 out of 4 slam species but not for lack of chances. We caught a bunch of snook and a couple redfish, a Goliath grouper, and bunch of other little stuff. The Tarpon we saw just weren’t hungry (including a massive 100 pounder!) We had several chances at sea trout, but I just couldn’t close the deal. Shawn worked his butt off for us and put us on the fish. He was professional, knows what he’s doing, and is great to hang out with all day! I definitely recommend the full day if you can swing it, since the better fishing grounds are farther away and you can try a variety of methods.


Goliath Grouper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Tripletail


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore

Start Location

81 Madeira Road, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA | Bodies of water fished: Florida Keys, Duck Key, Key Largo

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