Duck Key Fishing Charters

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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Duck Key

Keys Fishing Adventure

100% (7)
36 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person
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Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Inshore Tarpon Trip

100% (8)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $325 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Marathon

Full Day Fishing

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42 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Inshore Fishing Charter in Marathon

"Silver King" Special

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person
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Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Reef, Wreck, And Patch Reef Trip

100% (19)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $146 / person

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Homestead

Sportfishing The Everglades

100% (2)
25 ft 1 - 3 People From $217 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Duck Key

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Fishing Charters Near Duck Key, Fl

Spearfishing, when done correctly, is the most sustainable way to harvest fish. We offer spearfishing charters to all experience levels for both freedivers and scuba divers. Leave all the logistics to us! We take care of your fishing licenses, dive/spearfishing equipment, and assist you in the water to ensure you hunt the correct size of the fish in season. After your spearfishing charter, we will fillet your catch and package it for your convenience! 
Diver safety and the safety of the marine life we visit are our number one priorities on all charters. For this reason, you will always be accompanied by one of our professional spearfishing guides, included in your charter price. Offshore pelagic spearfishing is the apex of hunting in the Florida Keys! Islamorada is blessed with a changing year-round fishery. Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna are only a few of the many species you can target. These charters are for experienced hunters looking for the fish of a lifetime! Bluewater spearfishing equipment and a professional in-water guide is included. Pelagic fish can be difficult to hunt, they are always on the move and it takes years of experience to find them. Each day presents new challenges and opportunities, this is part of the thrill when hunting these fish. Bluewater spearfishing is our specialty, this is what we live for! Nothing beats the feeling of seeing you land your first Wahoo or your largest Mahi Mahi! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Blue Water Spearfishing

100% (9)
32 ft 1 - 4 People From $275 / person

Florida Keys flats fishing is like no other experience in the world! Here, you can cast right to the fish and watch them smash your lure in gin-clear water. This style of sight fishing combines some of the best of fishing and hunting into one epic saltwater adventure! Your main quarries here are Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon, but there will also be opportunities for Barracuda, Redfish, Jacks, and even small Sharks. Lower Keys fly-fishing affords world-class fishing just minutes from the dock. Captain Dale runs his charter out of Cudjoe Key at Mile Marker 21, but he charters Lower Keys fishing trips from Key West and the Marquesas to Big Pine Key and Marathon. Newcomers, experienced anglers, and all skill levels in between are welcome. Captain Dale have fished the Lower Keys for many years, so he's got the experience and patience to make your trip a success. Although he specialize in fly fishing, he is more than adept at spin fishing with light tackle and has all the necessary gear. As he navigates the shallow flats, you'll witness an abundance of wildlife below and above the water's surface. **What to Bring** Polarized glasses — We'll be sight fishing and so polarized glasses are a must. Sunscreen — There is no shade on the boat so you'll need sunscreen and protective clothing to protect you from the South Florida sun. Food and Drink — I provide a cooler full of ice and water, but you need to bring whatever else you'd like to eat and drink for the day. Rain gear — I try to keep us out of the chop and rain, but sometimes its unavoidable, so rain gear is a good idea. Camera — Most of the fishing we will do is catch and release, so you'll want to capture your memories on camera. You may bring your own gear if you'd like, though Captain Dale will supply top of the line rods, reels, line and flies as well. Sometimes there's nothing like the feel of a familiar rod or the thrill of catching a fish on grampa's classic. Just make sure your gear is up for the task. A good rule of thumb, is to make sure your gear is ready to go before we leave the dock. Sometimes the best fishing is just as the sun rises and you don't want to miss an opportunity due to poor preparation. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Cudjoe Key

Lower Keys Flats Fishing

100% (1)
17 ft 1 - 2 People From $300 / person

Explore the shallow flats and backcountry waters of the Upper Florida Keys with Captain Josh! Captain Josh will help you catch a variety of fish, including Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Snapper, and Trout. For these inshore and back country trips, Captain Josh welcomes you aboard his 18' Gordon Waterman. The boat is powered by a 90hp Yamaha has a capacity of 4 passengers (3 anglers and Captain. Josh). Also equipped with a 24V Minn Kota trolling motor, Power Pole for quick anchoring, a 24’ push pole for easy maneuvering, a casting platform for improved views, and the ability to float in only 6-inches of water - this truly is the perfect boat for you to enjoy a day exploring all the skinny water and crowded mangroves the Florida flats and backcountry waters have to offer. Not to mention, his boat is fully equipped with all electronics and safety gear, and all charters are provided with top of the line rods and reels from Shimano and Florida Fishing. Since his charters are fully equipped with rods, reels, bait, coolers, and ice, all you'll will need to bring any food and beverages that you'd like to have during the day, as well as sun protection (long sleeves, hat, non-spray sunscreen). Captain Josh will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Mix-It-Up

100% (8)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $350 / person
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Have you ever wanted to catch that once-in-a-lifetime fish, capture that awe-inspiring sunset, or enjoy an unforgettable day with your family on the water? With Captain Billy B, you can. Your adventure will begin at the dock as Billy explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable. This backcountry/flats charter is a popular choice for both longtime anglers and families because of its wide range of fishing opportunities. Islamorada's shoreline closely neighbors Florida Bay and Everglades National Park. This area, known as the backcountry, has shallow water with small islands throughout to make for some of the world’s most sought-after fishing experiences. You can catch an array of fish species like a shark in the channel, redfish in the moats, or if you’re stealthy, a permit on the flats. On this charter, you could try your hand at fishing with rod and reel or fly fishing, all while using various baits. Backcountry and flats fishing has an assortment of fish to be caught and will make you understand why Islamorada is the Fishing Capital of the World. There is no doubt you’ll enjoy this charter and the boat ride through the glades where we may catch sight of unique birds, manatees, or dolphins. Possible Species: Snook, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, Spotted Sea Trout, Bonefish, Permit, Sharks, Ladyfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Redfish, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and others Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Back Country & Flats Fishing

100% (8)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $183 / person

Come experience the Florida Keys on this incredible adventure with Captain Jeremy! 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' Blue Wave bay boat. The options are endless, whether you want to enjoy a half-day, a 3/-4 day, or a full-day trip! Captain Jeremy specializes in catching a variety of species in shallow water, while making sure you have a fun and memorable experience. This is ideal for beginner to intermediate anglers who are looking to bend some rods and hear the drag scream. Target species include Jacks, Redfish, Snook, Trout, and more! These will vary by season and weather, but rest assured—Captain Jeremy will put you on some awesome fish! You'll be provided with 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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Flats Fishing

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person

Join Captain Mark for a Florida Keys fishing adventure! You'll be able to explore the backcountry waters and hard-bottom flats, both prime habitats for a bunch of iconic sportfish species. Captain Mark will set you up to catch a variety of shallow-water sportfish including Sea Trout, Snappers, etc., If weather permits, he can also take you to explore the nearshore waters for Snappers, Grouper, Small Sharks, etc., on the patch reef & reef! While you're welcome to bring your own tackle, Captain Mark will provide high-quality gear from Penn, Shimano, and other top brands, as well as bait and ice. All you'll need to bring are a hat, sunscreen, non-marking shoes, drinks, food, and a good pair of sunglasses. Please note that Captain Mark asks you to refrain from bringing spray sunblock. Captain Mark's goal is to make your day on the water as enjoyable as possible. Let him know which species you'd like to target and he will do his best to make it happen. Get out there and set some hooks! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Big Pine Key

Shallow Water Drift / Patch Reef / Jig Fishing / Gulf Kings

100% (6)
21 ft 1 - 2 People From $225 / person
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If you really want to see what the waters of the Florida Keys have to offer, this trip is your ticket. On this trip, you'll go after a bunch of species, including heavyweights like Amberjack (known as "reef donkeys" for their stubborn fighting), Grouper, and Barracuda, as well as classic topwater gamefish such as Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, and Blackfin Tuna. There's no better trip if you're looking for variety—if it swims, Captain Chris will help you hook it! You'll be spending the day aboard a fast, comfortable center console. This versatile boat is perfect for fishing the different conditions around the Keys, including the rich offshore waters. On board, Captain Chris has a fishfinder, GPS, a live well, tons of amenities to improve your fishing experience! He'll also provide everything you need for a perfect day on the water, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. His goal is for everyone to have a blast and to catch a bunch of fish! Remember to bring proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Big Pine Key

Offshore Bottomfishing And Trolling

100% (3)
1 - 6 People From $125 / person
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Have you ever wanted to do battle with a prehistoric apex predator with razor sharp teeth and pounds of lean muscle? With Captain Billy B, you can! Your Shark adventure will begin at the dock as Billy explains what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable. In the Florida Keys, you can expect many shark species from Blacktip to Bull and all their shark friends. Your charter will start with fishing for some of their favorite meals, typically barracuda and jacks. These fish will smash your bait and give you an incredible rush to start your day. You might even think this is two fishing trips in one. Next, you’ll move on to the sharks and you’ll be catching these predators of the sea with rod and reel, or you can even fly fish for them. Either way, you can expect the excitement to build as you watch these carnivores swim up towards the boat, then be prepared for not only a fierce fight but also a fantastic show for all to see. If you are ready to be put through the paces, clamp down on your rod, and haul in one of these beasts. Islamorada Shark fishing is where it’s at! This unique trip is for the angler looking for a thrilling excursion. Possible Species: Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Lemon Shark, Spinner Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Tiger Shark, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and others At the marina, you will have access to restrooms, showers, and a bar. Please purchase any food and drink items for the trip before arriving at the marina as there is no convenient store on site. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Big Time Shark Trip

100% (8)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $183 / person

Lionfish are an invasive fish, originally from the Indo-Pacific, that have been introduced to the Florida Keys and Caribbean islands. These fish have no natural predators, reproduce quickly, and are decimating our native fish populations. The most productive way to eradicate these invasive fish is by spearfishing! We strive to make your snorkeling experience truly unforgettable! From individuals to families and everything in-between, our luxury private snorkeling charters will give you the very best experience you’ll find in the Florida Keys! We specialize in promoting sustainable spearfishing practices. A big part of that is invasive Lionfish Eradication. Over the years, we have removed thousands of Lionfish and introduced hundreds of divers to safe Lionfish hunting techniques. We also work closely with state and federal agencies, as well as non-profits, to support research efforts and to better understand the Lionfish invasion. When it comes to Lionfish, we know where to find them and how to safely remove them. Best of all, they are a delicious delicacy for you to take with you! Let our experienced Lionfish guides take you on a conservation experience you will never forget, all equipment is included! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Spearfishing For Lionfish

100% (10)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $183 / person

Head out with Captain Armando for an epic inshore adventure in the beautiful Florida Keys! Captain Armando has over 20 years experiences running trips in Key Largo for the past 6 years guiding with proven results, just check out his plethora of awesome reviews below! He invites you to join him aboard his 23' Pathfinder equipped with 250 HP Yamaha, Trolling Motor, Live Bait Wells, and all the latest safety equipment. On your trip you will explore the beautiful and remote fishery that is the Everglades! Socked with Snook, Redfish, Trout, Local Tarpon, and even the occasional Bonefish! Captain Armando all about catering his trips around what you want to do! So let him know what species your looking to chase and he will work his tail off to make sure you have the best shots at your target quarry and all around the best possible time out on the water. Everything is included when you head out with Captain Armando from rods, reels, tackle, bait, water, ice and even fishing licenses. The only thing you need to bring along are your favorite snacks and drinks, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Otherwise get ready for an awesome Florida Keys fishing experience, that you won't soon forget! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Everglades Action

100% (11)
23 ft 1 - 4 People From $275 / person

Islamorada, located in the heart of the Florida Keys, is a year-round fishing hotspot that offers exceptional fishing experiences no matter the time of year. On this trip, you'll head out with Captain Tony to catch all kinds of nearshore reef species. This trip welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels, with a family-friendly atmosphere that's great for first-timers! Once you go aboard Captain Tony's 36' catamaran, you'll head to the reefs and wrecks to chase down some fish! Offshore pelagic spearfishing is the apex of hunting in the Florida Keys! Islamorada is blessed with a changing year-round fishery. Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna are only a few of the many species you can target. These charters are for experienced hunters looking for the fish of a lifetime! Bluewater spearfishing equipment and a professional in-water guide is included. Pelagic fish can be difficult to hunt, they are always on the move and it takes years of experience to find them. Each day presents new challenges and opportunities, this is part of the thrill when hunting these fish. Bluewater spearfishing is our specialty, this is what we live for! Nothing beats the feeling of seeing you land your first Wahoo or your largest Mahi Mahi! Don't worry about a thing when you're out on the water—Captain Tony has got you covered. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and maybe a sandwich from the Trading Post! Captain Tony will take care of the rest. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Blue Water Fishing

100% (10)
42 ft 1 - 4 People From $275 / person
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Marathon

Top Notch Offshore Pelagics And Bottom Fishing 6-8HR

31 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person
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Launching from Whale Harbor with Captain Larry puts you a mere 30 minutes ride offshore to the Gulf Stream's premier hot spots. Captain Larry and crew won’t waste a moment taking you to the action either. On these trips, you will head out up to 30 miles offshore and to target Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, Amberjack, Wahoo, Shark, Marlin, Sailfish, King Mackerel, and more! If your interest peaked at dolphin/mahi-mahi, you should book your trip from May to October when the population explodes! The charter boat trolls rigged baits and lures to locate schools of dolphin that range from 5 to 50 pounds. Once a school is found, their voracious appetites and abundant numbers result in a feeding frenzy you’ll never forget. And, since Mahi is excellent table fare, you’ll want to keep them for dinner. Your boat’s mate will gladly fillet them and you can arrange to have your catch prepared at any of the local restaurants. From November to April, Captain Larry primarily targets sailfish, using live bait on light tackle. Catching the baitfish (ballyhoo) on the way out to the deep water is a super fun way to start off your adventure (Especially given the prospect that those fish will turn into even bigger fish!) The ballyhoo are chummed up to the surface, where they are caught by cast net or by fishing for them using tiny hair hooks. Once the bait well is full, the boat runs to the outside edge of the reef and the action begins. If you’ve never hooked into a 7-foot-long tail-walking sailfish on light tackle, you’re in for a thrill of a lifetime! We practice catch and release for all bill fishing and ask about no-kill fish mounts. All you need to bring for your trip with Captain Larry are your favorite snacks, drinks, and lunch if you'd like. Captain Larry will provide everything else from a captain & crew that cares, all the licenses, rods, tackle & bait, a clean & spacious vessel, and a filleting and bagging service for your catch! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Hot Pursuit In The Gulf Stream

100% (5)
1 - 6 People From $250 / person

Join Captain Kent on an incredible trip offshore aboard his 37' Buddy Davis Express! After departing from Postcard Inn in Islamorada, FL you'll fish for whatever prized Florida species are available based on what is migrating through the area. Each season holds different opportunities such as Mahi Mahi in the Summer, Sailfish in the Winter and Snapper year-round. But according to Captain Kent, in Islamorada anything is possible! On the full-day trip, you will start your day by leaving as early as possible to get to the bait patch (about 3 or so miles from the dock) hoping to catch bait such as cigar minnows, ballyhoo or Pilchards. Captain Kent will always provide frozen bait aboard just in case. On both the half and full-day trips, you'll head offshore until you find a zone of life (birds, weed lines, debris and such). That’s when you'll start hunting and capitalizing on every opportunity to catch prized big game fish such as Blue Marlin, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Permit, Sailfish, Skipjack Tuna, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowtail Snapper. You can do all kinds of fishing techniques in these waters, such as deep dropping, hardcore offshore fishing, and Sail Fishing: Deep Dropping: Deep drop fishing offshore in Islamorada is a style of fishing that is usually done with an electric reel or for those who want more of a challenge, it can be done with the hand crank. Typically, you'll be fishing anywhere from 300 to thousands of feet looking to target a variety of bottom feeding fish such as snapper, tilefish, grouper and swordfish. Hardcore Offshore Fishing: This usually entails going offshore looking for pelagic fish like Mahi Mahi or your occasional billfish such as Marlin. You can also spend time trolling (pulling bait/lures behind the boat) or look for birds diving which is an indication of a school of fish like Blackfin Tuna, Bonita or Mahi Mahi. This style of fishing is typically done in the summer time. Sailfish Season: Targeting sailfish is primarily focused on in the winter time when they migrate through the area of Islamorada. There are various ways to catch them; You can bump troll with live baits on the surface, you can fly kites and suspend your baits from the kites, or you can sight fish by looking for showers of bait fish coming out of the water caused by a sailfish balling the bait up and trying to eat one. Whatever fish you want to go after or method you want to try, just let Captain Kent know and he'll get you properly set up and give you some expert pointers! To provide the best experience, the day is subject to change at any given point to ensure the best results for your fishing trip. But remember, it’s fishing - you don’t know until you go, anything can happen! You'll be fishing aboard Captain Kent's 37' Buddy Davis, built by one of Carolina’s superior boat builders. She's an incredible fishing machine with Carolina flair, providing the speed and durability needed to get to the fish fast and smoothly. The cockpit is large enough for your entire group to fish together or fight the big one! The cabin comes equipped with air conditioning, a spacious bathroom, a comfortable bench to lounge on, and 360° of visibility; perfect for taking a break from the sun or tucking away from foul weather. This vessel comes with top-of-the-line electronics and a great sound system to make for an unparalleled day in the Sportfishing Capital of the World! Captain Kent will provide all rods, reels and tackle. After taking pictures with your keepers, Captain Kent will finish the day by cleaning your catch for you at the dock over cocktails. He'll even give you some good recommendations for where to take your fish and have it cooked for dinner. All you need to bring are good vibes and whatever you care to eat and drink. Enjoy your day out on the water! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Offshore Adventure

100% (9)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Join Captain Jim and experience the thrill of reef and offshore fishing on board his 34' Sea Vee center console! Captain Jim and his crew specialize in live bait kite fishing, deep sea, and wreck fishing, and have been catering to the needs of avid anglers for over 30 years. Captain Jim's crew offers a variety of fishing techniques, depending on the time of year, to ensure that customers have the best chance of catching Sailfish, Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Amberjack, Grouper and Snapper. Their live bait kite fishing technique is especially effective and will give customers the thrill of a lifetime as they watch Sailfish hammer live bait on topwater! The crew at Captain Jim's has a deep passion for fishing and the ocean, and they take pride in sharing their knowledge and expertise with customers. They'll guide you to the best fishing spots based on the conditions and tides, and they'll be happy to show you the proper techniques to reel in that trophy catch. All of Captain Jim's fishing trips include all necessary tackle and fishing licenses, so customers don't have to worry about a thing. Customers are entitled to keep what they catch, or if they prefer, they can release it back into the ocean. And there's no need to worry about cleaning fish—Jim's first mate has it covered! All you need to do is show up ready to have a blast,. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Reef And Offshore

100% (4)
34 ft 1 - 5 People From $180 / person

Get ready to hook into to some monsters out along the reefs of Key Largo, FL with Captain Bryon. Bryon is a lifetime fisherman with years of experience that will provide you with an exciting day out on the water. Just pack your glasses and sunscreen and let Captain Bryon take care of the rest, from bait and tackle to your fishing license. And you don't have to worry about wasting your time sitting over the same spot on this trip, if the fish aren't hot in one spot, you'll be hopping between reefs and wrecks working your way further from Key Largo throughout the day to find the best action. Your target species for this trip will be a variety of Snapper species as well as some Black Grouper, Hogfish, and Amberjack. If bottom fishing isn’t your thing, Captain Bryon can rig you up with some lighter tackle or do some trolling for Mahi-Mahi. Captain Bryan has a 30’ Sea Hunt center console that comfortably fits up to 6 anglers. Perfect for fishing in this environment, this boat is equipped with 2 300HP Yamaha engines that can get you where you need to be quickly. This 2020 model boat is also equipped with modern Garmin GPS technology, a fish finder, and a restroom. This Sea Hunt also includes outriggers, a live bait well, and an ice chest to accommodate any and all fishing needs. The only thing you'll need to bring for this Florida coast adventure is your own food and beverages as well as any necessary clothing and/or sun protection for you and your party and you'll be landing fish in no time. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Patch Reef Trip

100% (8)
30 ft 1 - 5 People From $160 / person

Hop on board with Captain Jeff and prepare for an action-packed day of Sail Fishing! Islamorada is a renowned fishing hotspot with some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. You also have easy access to the offshore waters if you want to go after some bigger fish! From October to April, you can even target some Sailfish as they travel up and down the reef's edge. On this full-day trip, Captain Jeff will take you to some deeper waters off the coast of Islamorada where you'll be primarily targeting the distinctive Sailfish, with opportunities to go after some Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi. You'll be targeting these fish using methods such as light tackle, heavy tackle, and bottom fishing. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, Captain Jeff will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! He'll take you to prime spots and get your rod set up with what the fish are biting. Captain Jeff fishes aboard a 23' Sea Craft center console that can hold up to 3 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, this vessel will get you where you need to be in the beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jeff will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jeff will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sun protection and any food or drinks you might want. Head out with Captain Jeff! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Live Bait Sailfishing

100% (8)
23 ft 1 - 3 People From $333 / person

Embark on an unparalleled flats and inshore fishing experience with Captain Ken in the picturesque waters of Islamorada, FL. Captain Ken, at the helm of his meticulously maintained 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, invites you to explore the rich and diverse marine life of the Florida Keys on an unforgettable journey. Islamorada Fishing Trips offers a unique opportunity to target a variety of prized species, including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Permit, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Bonefish, and the elusive Permit. With Captain Ken's extensive knowledge of the local waters, you'll navigate the intricate flats and inshore habitats, providing optimal conditions for an exciting and rewarding fishing expedition. Flats fishing in Islamorada is renowned for its challenging yet rewarding nature, and Captain Ken's expertise ensures a memorable adventure for anglers of all skill levels. The 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, equipped with cutting-edge technology, enhances your chances of a successful catch while offering a comfortable and stable platform for your fishing pursuits. Florida Keys Fishing Trips are synonymous with world-class angling, and Captain Ken's dedication to providing a top-tier experience sets his excursions apart. Whether you're angling for the acrobatic Tarpon or the stealthy Bonefish, Captain Ken's commitment to excellence guarantees an immersive and educational journey into the heart of these vibrant fishing grounds. Book your flats and inshore fishing trip with Captain Ken today and discover the thrill of fishing in the pristine waters of Islamorada, FL. Experience the allure of the Florida Keys while pursuing some of the most coveted species in the region. It's an adventure in angling you won't soon forget. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Fishing Adventure

17 ft 1 - 2 People From $350 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Duck Key

What are the best fishing charters in Duck Key?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 152 trip in Duck Key: Keys Fishing Adventure guided by Maurice.

Our guides in Duck Key are rated a 4.9 out of 5 based on 2204 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Islamorada, Marathon and Tavernier.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Duck Key? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Duck Key.

What types of fishing charters are common in Duck Key?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Duck Key as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Duck Key are: 1. tarpon, 2. mangrove snapper, 3. mahi mahi, and 4. sailfish.

The most common fishing techniques in Duck Key are live bait fishing, light tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but artificial lure fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Duck Key fishing charters cost?

in Duck Key prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Duck Key is $794. The average price for a full day trip in Duck Key is $1,208.

What month is best for fishing in Duck Key?

The most popular season for fishing in Duck Key is spring, and most anglers book their trips 30 days in advance.

Do I need a Duck Key fishing license and what are the bag limits in Duck Key?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Duck Key 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 Duck Key.

Duck Key Fishing Overview

There are more than a few options for charter fishing in Duck Key. Located about halfway down on the Florida Keys island chain, Duck Key is in an excellent location for all types of fishing. The average temperature in winter is around 65 degrees, so the bite is on year-round. You can have your choice of battling a Tarpon in the bays, stalking Bonefish in the flats, trolling bluewater for Mahi-Mahi, or deep-dropping for Swordfish, Duck Key fishing charters have something for every group.

Duck Key Inshore Fishing

The city of Duck Key is situated on 13 islands that are separated by inlets and channels. Within and around these islands are miles of flats, smaller islands, sandbars, and canals for you to explore with our Duck Key fishing guides.

Needless to say, there are plenty of places to fish in Duck Key. This vacation destination is so attractive because of its year-long warm weather, which means something is always in season. Starting in the early spring, the "Grey Ghost", or Bonefish, make their way into the flats and bays around Duck Key and stay all summer long. Shortly after when the water warms up just a tad more, Tarpon, or "The Silver King", invade the bays and channels around the islands.

Once the Snook bite picks up just weeks after the Tarpon typically arrive, you'll have all you need for the Inshore Slam - or add a Speckled Trout for the Inshore Grand Slam. Once the Snook and Tarpon leave town, Permit and Pompano arrive, so the bite is on all year long!

Duck Key Deep Sea Fishing Charters

In addition to being an inshore powerhouse, Duck Key's location on the Keys island chain puts it in a prime spot for some serious offshore and deep sea fishing tours. Just like the inshore fishing, something is biting in the deeper waters around the islands year-round.

For the angler who prefers reef and wreck fishing, there are plenty of artificial reefs, sunken ships, and other shallow-water structures that support a biodiverse tropical fish community. These trips are perfect for half-day family trips, as you are pretty much guaranteed to catch something. Year-round the reefs are teeming with life, from Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel to Grouper and Snapper variants.

Further offshore, the bite never stops as well. In the winter months, deep sea trips for Sailfish are productive. Come springtime, the Marlin and Swordfish begin to show up in the bluewater depths. Throughout the summer and fall, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin, and Blackfin tuna can all be caught on deep sea charters.

Popular Types of Fishing In Duck Key

The most common types of fishing charters in Duck Key, Florida are offshore, reef, and backcountry fishing charters.

Offshore fishing charters take you out to the deep waters of the Gulf Stream where you can catch big game fish like marlin, sailfish, and tuna. Reef fishing charters take you to the coral reefs where you can catch snapper, grouper, and other reef fish. Backcountry fishing charters take you to the shallow waters of the Florida Bay where you can catch bonefish, tarpon, and permit.

If you're looking for a Duck Key fishing charter, some popular landmarks that the charters visit include the Seven Mile Bridge and the Curry Hammock State Park.

No matter which type of fishing charter you choose, you're sure to have a great time and catch some amazing fish in the beautiful waters of Duck Key.

The Best Places To Fish In Duck Key

Duck Key, Florida is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Duck Key, Florida:

1. Hawk's Cay Resort: This resort offers fishing charters that take you to some of the best spots in the area, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean.

2. Tom's Harbor Cut: This channel is known for its abundance of tarpon, snapper, and grouper. It's a great spot for both shore and boat fishing.

3. Seven Mile Bridge: This iconic bridge is a popular spot for fishing charters. It's home to a variety of fish, including tarpon, snapper, and barracuda.

4. Curry Hammock State Park: This park offers a peaceful setting for fishing, with plenty of opportunities to catch snapper, grouper, and other species.

5. The Backcountry: This area is known for its shallow waters and abundant marine life. It's a great spot for fly fishing and catching bonefish, tarpon, and permit.

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Duck Key, Florida has plenty of great spots for fishing. Book a fishing charter or head out on your own to experience the thrill of reeling in a big catch.

Other Things To Do In Duck Key

While Duck Key fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy in this Florida city. Take a day trip to nearby Marathon and visit the Turtle Hospital or the Dolphin Research Center. For a more relaxing day, head to the tranquil beaches of Bahia Honda State Park or Sombrero Beach. If you're feeling adventurous, try parasailing or jet skiing with one of the many water sports companies in the area. For a taste of local culture, visit the historic Pigeon Key or take a sunset sail on a catamaran. And don't forget to indulge in some fresh seafood at one of the many waterfront restaurants.

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