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Fishing in Islamorada

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Epic Islamorada Inshore

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Fishing in Fort Lauderdale

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Lauderdale

Daily Drift Fishing Trips

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85 ft 1 - 15 People From $69
Fishing in Islamorada

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Reef, Wreck, And Patch Reef Trip

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $875
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Fishing in Islamorada

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Best Day Ever - Reef Fishing

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Key West

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Morning 1/2 Day Fishing Charter

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $800
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Fishing in Islamorada

Deep Sea, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Fishing With Capt Pete

100% (3)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $850

Most Popular Types of Cero Mackerel Trips in Florida

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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for 3/4 Day Trip in Islamorada

6 Hour 3/4 day trip for up to 6 people departs at 0630. You will be going out on a spacious 44' Express Marlago Jefferson Yacht. Twin 450 HP 3208 Caterpillar engines. Vessel is equipped with all the electronics needed. GPS, Sonar, Radar, VHF and more. You will be using top of the line tackle, rods and reels, Vessel is equipped with fighting chair, 2 large live wells, Outriggers, Center rigger, Downrigger and many other specific tools that we use to target all the different species that roam these Florida Keys waters. Summertime we may start on the reef then work offshore or we may run straight offshore. Depends what is happening each day. We will generally start by catching some live bait then either stop at the reef to target some snapper, Grouper etc or we may head straight offshore and target Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo and many other species depending on the action each day. Wintertime we may stay close to the reef but target species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna King Mackerel, and again can target the many Snapper species that thrive here. All you need to bring is whatever you would like to eat and drink and we have everything else ready for you to come aboard and enjoy a great day and create some unforgettable memories Please remember to thank your mate with a 20% tip. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

3/4 Day Trip

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44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,400
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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Best Day Ever Fishing in Islamorada in Islamorada

Captain Pete and his team live and breathe to fish the stunning waters of Islamorada. These waters are known for Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Wahoo, and more – with any luck, it won't be long before "Fish on!" On these trips, you can expect to troll and bottom fish. Thinking of bringing the whole family? Kids are absolutely welcome! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can't go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty belly! Your vessel for the day is a 37' Express cruiser with space for 6 passengers. It has and all the essentials. There's a toilet on board for your convenience. You'll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you'll be catching it yourself. There's no need to buy a fishing license, just show up ready for some fishing! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. If you don't know what to expect, ask the captain. Some essentials to bring are sunscreen (non-spray), sunglasses, and bottled water. Drinks are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. Now's the time to experience fishing in Islamorada for yourself, so book it with Captain Pete and his team! Captain Pete also has a smaller 23' Nautic Star they use for groups of 2 or less. Depending on whether conditions, Captain Pete will offer it as an option for your group after you book to see if you’d prefer it. Fishing from a bay boat offers faster travel time before fishing spots and more mobility (shallower draft) to get to reefs that the bigger boat can’t get to. For groups of 2 you can overall just pack more into your day on the Nautic Star but its always up to you! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Best Day Ever Fishing In Islamorada

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $850
Fishing in Tavernier
Fishing in Tavernier
Fishing in Tavernier
trip description for Florida Fishin' Frenzy in Tavernier

Experience the Ultimate Florida Fishin' Frenzy with Captain Scott in Tavernier! Prepare for an angler's paradise as you join Captain Scott for a fishing adventure like no other. With a wide array of fishing techniques and an impressive list of target species, this trip offers the thrill of a lifetime. Diverse Fishing Techniques Captain Scott's expertise spans a wide range of fishing techniques, ensuring that your adventure is tailored to your preferences. Whether you prefer artificial lure fishing, bottom fishing, cut bait fishing, deep dropping, drift fishing, heavy tackle fishing, jigging, kite fishing, light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, sight casting, topwater fishing, or trolling, he's got you covered. Impressive Species Awaits Tavernier's waters are teeming with impressive fish species, including African Pompano, Amberjack, Barracuda, Bigeye Tuna, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Cubera Snapper, Gag Grouper, Kingfish, and even Lobster. Your options are vast, and Captain Scott will guide you to the best spots for a memorable catch. Tailored to Your Desires Whether you're drawn to offshore, inshore, or patch reef fishing, Captain Scott can make it happen. Bottom fish for grouper and snapper, or troll for mahi, sailfish, wahoo, and tuna. Whatever your heart desires, your fishing expedition is customized to your preferences. Captain Scott's Expertise With Captain Scott's intimate knowledge of the local waters and years of experience, you can rest assured that you'll be in the best possible hands for a successful and exciting fishing adventure. Book Your Fishin' Frenzy Today! Whether you're an experienced angler seeking a thrilling challenge or a newcomer looking to explore the beauty of Tavernier's waters, Captain Scott's fishing trip promises an extraordinary day filled with excitement and the chance to reel in impressive catches. Reserve your spot now and get ready for an incredible Florida Fishin' Frenzy with Captain Scott! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Tavernier

Florida Fishin' Frenzy

100% (2)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $750
Fishing in Naval Air Station Key West
Fishing in Naval Air Station Key West
Fishing in Naval Air Station Key West
trip description for 1/2 Day Key West Sportfishing in Naval Air Station Key West

Get a taste of offshore Key West during this private 4-hour trip. We can take up to 6 passengers for the chance to target multiple species, such as Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Sailfish. Various fishing techniques may be utilized to maximize the bite, like trolling or bottom fishing. Whether it be your first time fishing or you are an avid angler, the Captain and first mate will be happy to accommodate you. With over 15 years of commercial fishing experience, the Captain will do everything possible to put you on the fish. We look forward to making your fishing trip a memorable experience! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Naval Air Station Key West

1/2 Day Key West Sportfishing

100% (2)
42 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
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Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
trip description for Sportfishing Half Day in Marathon

Fishing reefs, wrecks, or in the bay, you and the captain will target various types of Grouper, Snapper, Jack, Mackerel, Trout, as well as sharks. Be ready to depart at 7:30a.m. or 12:30 p.m. The captain provides everything you need for this 4-hour fishing adventure Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Marathon

Sportfishing Half Day

100% (2)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $925
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Morning Half in Islamorada

4 Hour 1/2 day trip for up to 6 people departs at 0630. You will be going out on a spacious 44' Express Marlago Jefferson Yacht. Twin 450 HP 3208 Caterpillar engines. Vessel is equipped with all the electronics needed. GPS, Sonar, Radar, VHF and more. You will be using top of the line tackle, rods and reels, Vessel is equipped with fighting chair, 2 large live wells, Outriggers, Center rigger, Downrigger and many other specific tools that we use to target all the different species that roam these Florida Keys waters. Summertime - we will generally fish on the reef for various Snappers such as Yellowtail, Mutton, Mangrove and some others. More than often we will take some time to troll and target Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi and a few others when they are close enough to go after in the allotted time. Wintertime - we again stay close to the reef but target species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna King Mackerel, and again can target the many Snapper species that thrive here. All you need to bring is whatever you would like to eat and drink and we have everything else ready for you to come aboard and enjoy a great day and create some unforgettable memories Please remember to thank your mate with a 20% tip. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Morning Half

100% (2)
44 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
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Everything to Know About Booking a Florida cero mackerel fishing charter

What are the best cero mackerel fishing charters in Florida?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 36 cero mackerel trips in Florida, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Islamorada Inshore guided by Ron, Daily Drift Fishing Trips guided by Andrew, and Reef, Wreck, and Patch Reef Trip guided by Chris.

Our guides in Florida are rated a 4.89 out of 5 based on 2694 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 Cero Mackerel charter in Florida are Islamorada, Key West and Pompano Beach.

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

What types of cero mackerel fishing charters are common in Florida?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for cero mackerel in Florida as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Florida cero mackerel fishing charters cost?

for cero mackerel in Florida prices can range anywhere from about $487 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip for cero mackerel in Florida is $782. The average price for a full day trip for cero mackerel in Florida is $1,407.

What month is best for cero mackerel fishing in Florida?

The most popular season for cero mackerel fishing in Florida is spring, and most anglers book their trips 45 days in advance.

Do I need a Florida fishing license for cero mackerel and what are the bag limits for cero mackerel 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

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide. Worked hard to get us into the fish. Caught over 40 fish. Having snapper and trout for dinner!

    Unknown U. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris was a great captain. Found water out of the wind. Found plenty of fish. Chis was cheerful and very helpful with baiting hooks and boating fish. Very hardworking captain. His boat was immaculate and he gave us a quick safety course before we launched.

    Mike P. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had an absolute blast with Captain Chris! He was so nice and his passion and love for fishing made my bachelorette trip worthwhile! Our crew got to catch some great mackerel, yellowtail snapper and mutton snapper, plus more! Being able to celebrate my love for fishing and send off in the Keys with my gfs and Chris was the best! He got me on a huge tarpon hook up that I’ll absolutely never forget. Highly highly recommend this trip and we’ll certainly be back!!!

    Elizabeth G. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This trip was amazing! Captain Chris was the besttttttt. He helped us catch some really cool fish and even spent extra time with us to make sure the bride-to-be had a chance to catch the specific fish she wanted! He is so nice and even went out of the way to cut up our fish the best way, since he went to culinary school, to get us the most meat! He was so good, we can’t recommend him more!

    Elizabeth G. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This trip was amazing! Captain Chris was the besttttttt. He helped us catch some really cool fish and even spent extra time with us to make sure the bride-to-be had a chance to catch the specific fish she wanted! He is so nice and even went out of the way to cut up our fish the best way, since he went to culinary school, to get us the most meat! He was so good, we can’t recommend him more!

    Elizabeth G. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    This trip was amazing! Captain Chris was the besttttttt. He helped us catch some really cool fish and even spent extra time with us to make sure the bride-to-be had a chance to catch the specific fish she wanted! He is so nice and even went out of the way to cut up our fish the best way, since he went to culinary school, to get us the most meat! He was so good, we can’t recommend him more!

    Elizabeth G. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great full day trip with Captain Chris. Chris really helped my wife with his patience and encouragement fight big fish in deep water and use lighter tackle at the shallower wreck. She landed nice yellowtail, yellow jack, mackerel and amberjack. Chris worked hard all day keeping us in fish and rigged as the shark tax was high though the morning. At the end of the day we got great local restaurant recommendations and tips on cooking our catch. Loved the boat playlist! Highly recommend and hope to come back to fish with Chris again.

    John K. with Chris P. of Islamorada, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron is a true pro and so nice. My family had a great fishing trip. 10 out of 10🙂

    Mark L. with Ron B. of Islamorada, 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

  • ★★★★★
    What an enjoyable trip with Captain Craig and Brett. We started off with two King fish right away. The day took off from there catching Mahi Mahi, tuna, and a jumbo Bonita. All along the way they were sharing stories and teaching us about fishing. It is evident that they both love fishing and sharing what they know to their patrons. I am already planning my next adventure on this boat!

    Robert W. with Craig H. of Naval Air Station Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron was awesome! Tons of fun. Caught dozens of fish. He was super helpful. Knew the good spots. Would totally recommend for a great family or couples excursion.

    Cameron S. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bill was outstanding. He found the fish for us and we caught yellow tail snappers, strawberry grouper, and blue bonnets. Will definitely use him again.

    Kathy S. with Bill G. of Marathon, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful day fishing with Chris. He is incredibly knowledgeable and his passion for fishing really shows. We had three younger kids with and he definitely knows how to make it a great experience for even the novice fishermen. We would definitely take another trip with captain Chris!

    Donald S. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Chris was amazing! He taught everyone how to properly fish and catch fish. We caught plenty of fish even though he said it was a light day. We were pretty excited to get a wide variety of fish including a couple different groupers and some nurse sharks. Hopefully his new term for the nurse shark will follow him on many voyages to come! We all had a great time would totally recommend and would love to come back!

    Kevin Z. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Ron is the best!!! We had a great morning on the water. We felt so confident in his boating and fishing knowledge. Absolutely headed back again for another day out on his boat. Just a great guy and Master Captain!!!!

    Diane D. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Mark was a terrific captain. He knew exactly where the fish were and had us pulling up fun (and delicious) fish all morning. I’d highly recommend. Good with children!

    Martin M. with Mark B. of Big Pine Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Outstanding!!!! Chris is the best fish guide I’ve ever been out with out of Islamorada.

    Juan A. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bill was awesome with our kids, and we caught a ton of fish, would definitely do this again.

    Mike S. with Bill G. of Marathon, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our charter with Captain John was fantastic! Despite the windy conditions, he managed to get us on fish in many different spots. John is very knowledgeable and a super fun guy! We will definitely be booking with Captain John again. Shannon & Greg Johnson

    Greg J. with John D. of Key West, Florida

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