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Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West Mixed Bag Trip in Key West

Join Captain Brad on an exciting fishing adventure in Key West, Florida. Captain Brad is extremely friendly and courteous, and wants to help you reel in your personal best! On these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures, Captain Brad will help you catch a variety of species, including Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Black Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel / Kingfish, Sailfish, Red Snapper (depending on the season), Yellowtail Snapper, and Wahoo. You’ll be fishing aboard Capt. Brad’s 43-foot sportfisher which is equipped with a large fishing cockpit, a functioning Tuna Tower, and an extra-large live well capacity. On this trip, Captain Brad emphasizes light tackle but is more than happy to accommodate for live bait slow trolling, reef & wreck, dead bait trolling, kite fishing, and blue water fly fishing. Captain Brad will provide Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa rods, reels, tackle, and lures. They will also provide live bait, drinks, fly fishing equipment, and fish cleaning/filleting at no extra cost. A first mate will be on board to help you at all times. Make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, and some food/snacks for the day! The crew is excited to give you a great fishing trip – it doesn’t matter if you’ve fished a hundred times or whether this is your first time taking the family fishing – there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Coral Gables

Key West Mixed Bag Trip

100% (3)
43 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Summerland Key
Fishing in Summerland Key
Fishing in Summerland Key
trip description for Summerland Key Flats Action in Summerland Key

When you get out there with Captain Brandon on the flats, you're in for the ultimate hunt. Whether that's chasing cruising Permit, lurking Snook, or going after Sharks, there are a ton of top sportfish species just waiting to grab your hook! Summerland Key is one of the most beautiful places in Florida, and you'll be out there with a highly skilled, experienced guide! Captain Brandon runs a smooth operation on board his 17' Ankona skiff, and he'll be doing the utmost to put you on quality fish in record numbers! If you're a beginner or just looking to have some fun on your vacation, Brandon will help you catch a cooler full of tasty eating fish, including Snappers, Redfish, and Grouper. If you're a more advanced angler, you'll be more than welcome to take a shot at some of the premier sportfish, including Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook. Either way, you'll have a blast and come home with photos and memories that will last a lifetime. Captain Brabndon can provide all of the gear for your trip—if you need it—and he'll have a cooler with ice, water, and soft drinks ready to rock and roll. Feel free to bring a snack or pick up a sandwich on your way to the dock. You can also bring any other drinks of your choice as well to be stored in the cooler on board. Don't forget your polarized sunglasses. These are essential out on the flats to help eliminate glare and see the fish as quickly as possible! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Coral Gables

Summerland Key Flats Action

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17 ft 1 - 3 People From $400
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
Fishing in St. Petersburg
trip description for St. Pete Offshore Experience in St. Petersburg

Go aboard Captain Greg's beautiful 32' Sabalo and see what fishing in St. Peter's is all about! You'll be able to get a taste of everything on this trip, including nearshore reef fishing, offshore trolling, and everything in between. There are so many species available on this trip that we're barely able to list them all! The Gulf of Mexico is know as the Grouper capital of the world, and in the reefs, wrecks, and ledges you'll fish there are Black, Red, Scamp, Gag, and Goliath Grouper. Aside from bottomfish, there are also tons of Gray Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and Triggerfish that can be caught on the same reefs! These fish are all absolutely delicious table fare, and Captain Greg is happy to clean your keepers at the end of the trip. For surface trolling, there's an abundance of King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, Barracuda, and even Sharks! These species are a blast to catch and provide a challenge for every level of angler. You'll be fishing from a 32′ Sabalo sportfisher, built in the "Down East Cruiser" style. She has 15 feet of fishing deck space, with 11 rod holders and an open deck all the way around the stern. The 315-HP Cummins diesel engine makes her an extremely reliable fishing machine. With over 200 gallons of fuel capacity, she can take you out 100 miles and back with fuel to spare! In addition, she boasts 1800 lbs. of ice capacity; far more than a charter could ever need. This means there’s room for all your food, drinks, fish, and plenty of fresh ice. The creature comforts of this charter boat are more than worthy. Her central engine box has a cushion that’s 24 square feet and 6” thick for comfortable seating for six. There’s also a fish box with another 4 inch thick cushion that seats two. There’s also plenty of room to rest in the oversized v-berth below. Whether you want to relax on a fifty mile ride offshore or sit down and reel in a fish, there’s room for you AND five of your friends. Captain Greg will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen, proper clothing, sunglasses, and a smile! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Coral Gables

St. Pete Offshore Experience

100% (5)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Sport Fishing in Miami Beach

On this extraordinary offshore fishing experience in Miami, FL, you'll head into the blue water of the Gulf of Mexico to chase species include Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowtail Snapper, and more! You'll be in the expert hands of Captain Eric, a seasoned angler and captain with a passion for adventure on the high seas. You won't find another fishing charter quite like this one, where you'll be cruising aboard a sleek and speedy 39' Midnight Express center console that's the envy of all other boats on the water. This vessel—purpose-built for offshore fishing—combines some of the best attributes of sportfishers and center consoles, with a sleek hull design, 360º of fishing space, and a large t-top to provide shade. But it's not just the boat; Captain Eric is a master of his craft, with a wealth of knowledge and experience that he's eager to share with you. He'll take you to the best fishing spots and provide expert guidance on everything from trolling techniques to reeling in your catch. And what a catch it will be! The waters off the coast of Miami are teeming with a variety of game fish, from majestic sailfish to hard-fighting tuna, snapper, and grouper. Whether you're an experienced angler looking for a trophy catch or a novice hoping to hook your first fish, Captain Eric will tailor the experience to your skill level and interests. As you bask in the warmth of the Miami sun and the thrill of the open sea, you'll know that you're on a fishing charter that's truly one-of-a-kind. So come aboard, cast your line, and let the adventure begin! Read More

Deep Sea, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Coral Gables

Miami Sport Fishing

100% (3)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $750
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West Fishing Adventure in Key West

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 near Coral Gables

Key West Fishing Adventure

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $800
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Wreck & Reef Fishing - 29’ Sea Vee in Key West

Captain Garrett is offering 3/4 day Key West fishing trips for up to 6 people. Hop around the endless reefs and wrecks in the crystal clear waters around Key West. Captain Garrett's 29' SeaVee center console with a 300 HP Volvo Penta outboard equipped with the latest navigation and fish-finding technology will ensure you spend time on the fish. The target species are endless in the bountiful waters surrounding Key West's reefs and wrecks. Battle monster Grouper hiding in the depths, schooling Snapper or even a Wahoo. Most spots are within 15 miles of the dock, so you'll waste no time speeding out there and getting on the fish. Perfect trip for a group that wants to catch many species and sizes of fish. Who knows what you'll catch in the reefs and wrecks around Key West! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter near Coral Gables

Wreck & Reef Fishing - 29’ Sea Vee

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29 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
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Everything to Know About Booking a Florida black grouper fishing charter

What are the best black grouper fishing charters in Florida?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 170 black grouper trips in Florida, and the most popular trips in the area are Key West "Flex" Sportfishing guided by John, Key West Fishing Slam guided by Mark, and Key West Offshore Action guided by John.

Our guides in Florida are rated a 4.84 out of 5 based on 2705 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

The most popular cities to book a Black Grouper charter in Florida are Key West, Islamorada and Destin.

Looking for kid friendly black grouper guides / fishing lessons in Florida? Check out our beginner and family friendly black grouper guides in Florida.

What types of black grouper fishing charters are common in Florida?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black grouper in Florida as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Florida are bottom fishing, trolling, and light tackle fishing but live bait fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Florida black grouper fishing charters cost?

for black grouper in Florida prices can range anywhere from about $700 to $3,995, but the average price for a half day trip for black grouper in Florida is $1,170. The average price for a full day trip for black grouper in Florida is $2,368.

What month is best for black grouper fishing in Florida?

The most popular season for black grouper fishing in Florida is spring, and most anglers book their trips 23 days in advance.

Do I need a Florida fishing license for black grouper and what are the bag limits for black grouper in Florida?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Florida don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Florida.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a 3/4 day after speaking with the captain the (plan) was made to shoot out deep and if we were not hitting them we would come in on the 3/4 day booking rather than a full day. Captain troy and his first mate worked as hard as I have ever seen to get fish on the boat. Not sure but at one time I think he had a deep running plug in one marlin plug and 4 top water trolling plugs so it looked like they were shooting for many different depths. We finally got into the mahi-mahi it was on. The first mate and captain maneuvered through 4 men as quick as humanly possible pulling fish off the lines and baiting hooks and handing them back. The only true way to explain it would be controlled chaos. These guys are GREAT at what they do and both the first mate and the captain seem to be fantastic people in there own right. So if your looking for a hard working boat stop here at Miller Time....

    Vance T. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. Would definitely go out with them again

    Donald H. with Mark B. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What a great trip. Great Captain, great boat, great fishing. Grouper, snapper, shark, trigger fish, barracuda, lots of other species. Saw dolphins and sea turtles. Overall great experience. Thank you Joseph.

    Ryan M. with Joseph F. of Marco Island, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason was lively and knowledgeable. He definitely knows the area and loves fishing. He put us on a few good spots and we had fun. I will definitely choose him again!

    Dennis R. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Nels always knows how to find the fish, and not just your average sizes but mammoths and giants. Great crew and a great boat too, we loved the couches inside to catch a quick break from the sun.

    Bosko S. with Mark B. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic 4 hour charter, Captain James was a blast and he knew where the fish were! Will book again, thanks for a great time.

    Ted M. with James G. of Sarasota, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Spencer picked us up as scheduled. Boat was extremely clean and well prepared. We were fishing for tarpon and had a wonderful time. Hooked into multiple fish and had one giant. Spencer was amazing overall and would absolutely do it again. Couldn’t recommend him more.

    Patrick H. with Spencer C. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day on the water. Caught a variety of fish, some bigger some smaller. Captain Jason proved to be a real people person, in firm control of his craft. Great conversationalist. Definitely would go out with him again.

    John U. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Joshua was great! We had several young people fishing, and he was very patient with and attentive to them. We caught redfish, speckled trout, and Spanish mackerel and had a great time. Highly recommend him!

    Thomas R. with Joshua C. of Destin, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My husband and son had nothing but great things to say about their trip! “Best trip ever” per my son. They were able to catch a 40+ lb grouper! They loved every minute and said Spencer was super knowledgeable! Worth every penny for the experience!

    Michelle P. with Spencer C. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Good trip; Dustin did great in conditions that were not ideal!!

    Michael W. with Dustin K. of Panama City Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fantastic trip with Captain John in July of 2023. Went for a morning trip on our honeymoon, caught tons of fish, had a lot of fun. John and his first mate were very competent, personable, and provided an excellent experience. The boat was well outfitted, John knew several spots with lots of fish, and gave us more time than we'd paid for. Great experience, will absolutely book again next time we're in the keys.

    Clare D. with John G. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent service! Will definitely use again. Very knowledgeable about the area and put us in the fish. Loved every minute of it and highly recommended to anyone who wants to go fishing!

    Jonathan L. with Brandon S. of Summerland Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time

    Leo M. with Antonio E. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I have been fishing the keys for 10 years but learned a ton fishing with Captain Troy and first mate James. We caught a 2 man limit of nice sized yellow tail in 1.5 h. Very friendly folks made for a great day ! Highly recommend!

    Thomas J. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    5 stars for everything! Great Captain and First Mate! Caught a bunch of fish. My 14 year old caught an 8ft sailfish.

    Charles F. with Rudy N. of Riviera Beach, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris and Daniel were awesome. Caught a lot of fish and had a lot of fun. Provided rods and a variety of bait. Went on the 6 hour trip and it was plenty. If you want bigger fish then maybe go for the 8 hour

    Alex V. with Chris S. of Gulfport, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent trip with John. Good guys, on fish all day and had a great time. Definitely would book again!

    Kevin V. with John G. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great fishing trip, memorable experience, would refer John and partner to anyone interested charting fishing trip in KeyWest!

    Rob R. with John G. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast fishing with Captain Troy and his crew! They did everything possible to provide us an exciting adventure during our vacation. We caught a variety of fish and enjoyed grilling them up that evening. We highly recommend Captain Troy for your Florida Keys fishing adventure.

    Patrick G. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

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