Islamorada Fishing Charters

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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Offshore Thrills

100% (19)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $175 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Ocean Thrills With Captain Don

100% (19)
28 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person
Damn Good

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic Islamorada Inshore

100% (12)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person
Damn Good

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Fury With Captain Eric

100% (9)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $300 / person
Damn Good

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Backcountry Quest

100% (11)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person
Damn Good

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Reef, Wreck, And Patch Reef Trip

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

Most Popular Types of Trips in Islamorada

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Fishing Charters Near Islamorada, Fl

Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure in the Florida Keys? Islamorada, and the whole Florida Keys, is the perfect backdrops for fishing charters with Captain Mark. Captain Mark offers guided fishing charters in the Florida Keys that are sure to leave an impression for a lifetime. No matter if you’re an experienced angler looking to hook a big fish or you’re a beginner and want some rod bending action and tasty table fare, Captain Mark can cater your trip to your goals! Kids are always welcome! Inshore fishing the Florida Keys attracts anglers from all over the world who are looking for the “grand slam” of shallow water fishing as you can target numerous prized species in the Florida Keys! Backcountry fishing is done in the inland waters of the Florida Keys and Key West. Flats fishing and backcountry Fishing are done in the same place, as the backcountry holds all the flats. The shallow waters in the Keys are home to plenty of fish feed, such as shrimp and crab, making it a hotspot for larger fish to prey. You will come into contact with prized monster inshore fish that call these waters home or are just passing through. Water depth in the backcountry can range from 0 to 30 ft of water with massive cuts and channels between the shallow flats and also includes the mangrove ilands. It's all part of the “backcountry”. Back up in the Everglades you can expect to catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Blue Runners, and Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon as well! Book a trip above and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience traveling through and fishing in this unique coastal environment. Captain Mark will make sure you have an experience you'll be talking about for the rest of your life. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Everglades Inshore Trip

100% (15)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $158 / person

On this trip, you'll launch from one of the coolest marinas in the Florida Keys. Even the marina here is packed with Tarpon! You'll be able to watch 100-pound Tarpon cruising right next to the dock while you board Captain Mike's Action Craft skiff. Once on board, you'll discuss the game plan for the day. Whether you want to try for the inshore "grand slam" of a Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Snook, or if you want to fish for dinner, Captain Mike does it all and is willing to accommodate any technique you wish to use. He comes prepared, and will provide you with all the rods, tackle, live bait, or artificial lures you will need for a successful day out on the water. If you decide to chase the sport fish, Captain Mike will use his knowledge of the tides and weather to take you to the best Tarpon, Bonefish, or Permit flats in the area. On these beautiful clear water flats, Captain Mike will use his wireless trolling motor to stealthily sneak you across the flat to sightcast right to the fish! If you choose to bag some gamefish, Capt. Mike will put his 30+ years of experience to work taking you to all the secret channels, mangroves islands, and "honey holes" to help you catch your limits on delicious species including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Gag Grouper, and more. Plus, if fly fishing is your game of choice, Captain Mike just asks that you bring your own gear. He can also provide his own flies and fly rods as backup. Besides that, all you need to bring is your food and drink of choice, sunglasses, and a hat, and Captain Mike will take care of the rest on your Florida Keys fishing adventure! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Angling Excursion

100% (11)
22 ft 1 - 5 People From $170 / person

When you meet up with Captain Conan at the dock behind the Worldwide Sportsman don't forget to check off the side of the dock to see some giant Tarpon cruising around. These giant fish will get you fired up for your day offshore to be sure! After you've gawked at the Silver King, climb aboard Captain Conan's 32' Sea Vee and get comfortable! Equipped with all the equipment and gear you'll need the Just One More is always ready to take you offshore. After a quick motor out to the deep water, Captain Conan will get you started with some trolling for pelagic species like Mahi Mahi, Black Fin Tuna, Wahoo, and others! You will make many memories and go home with a great catch when you launch with Captain Conan. This 31' center console Sea Vee is a very safe boat with twin 300hp Mercury Verado engines. All you need to bring is some food and drink for your trip and some sun protection, Captain Conan will take care of the rest. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Deep Water Adventure

100% (7)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $250 / person

Make the most of the productive waters of the Florida Keys, as you step aboard Captain Paul's 40' Key West for a full-day adventure! On a full-day charter, you can head up to 25 miles out to target some of the biggest fish out there like Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Or you can hang closer to shore to target Snapper, King Mackerel, and Cobia to head home with enough fish to fill the freezer. You'll head out from the dock and cast for some bait on your way to the offshore waters. Once you've caught your bait, Captain Paul will haul further out to the deep water. There you'll troll and jig for the monsters of the deep! Captain Paul is a pleasure to fish with and has over 30 years of experience so he can provide you with all the advice, techniques, and fishing stories to ensure you have a blast out on the water! Everything is provided for this adventure so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and maybe some lunch, and Captain Paul will show you the wonders of an offshore Florida Keys adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Ultimate Offshore Thrills

100% (8)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person

Captain Frank offers these world-class fishing charters in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World—Islamorada! The Keys hold the largest variety of migratory game fish in the world, providing Frank's many clients with the charter fishing experience of a lifetime! Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice fisherman, he can accommodate all your Florida Keys charter fishing needs. Come enjoy a fun, safe, and action-packed day of offshore fishing in the #1 fishing destination in the US. Just offshore of the Florida Keys, the Gulf Stream flows with an ever-changing population of highly sought-after game fish. Throughout the seasons, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish, and Wahoo, (just to name a few) migrate here to feed and offer fishermen the thrill of a lifetime! Simply put Florida Keys offshore fishing or deep-sea fishing is best described as any fishing done while the boat is in motion. The depths that you'll fish will range sometimes dramatically depending on the fish we are targeting. **Action at the Humps** Off the shores of Islamorada lie several seamounts, which are basically underwater mountainous formations. As the sea currents rush against these formations huge schools of baitfish are trapped attracting predators - the highly sought-after sport fish you're looking for! These "humps," as they're called, provide dependable deep-sea action unlike any fishing grounds in the world. There you'll look for large flocks of diving birds, and fish crashing, when you see it you know you are in for an exciting day of fishing in the Florida Keys. **Mahi-Mahi** There is nothing quite like getting into a school of mahi-mahi and watching them fly through the crystal clear water after your bait. Once in a school, you can expect lots of excitement on deck as several lines hook up at once. Dolphin can be quite acrobatic putting on a spectacular show. In the spring and summer dolphins are plentiful from the Islamorada hump to the west hump and almost anywhere in between. Captain Frank will watch carefully for diving frigate birds and floating debris. Once he's zeroed in on the dolphin, these magnificently colorful fish can be lured into quite a feeding frenzy. **Tuna** In the winter months, Black Fin Tuna are plentiful on the Islamorada hump. We troll live bait while pitching pilchards over the side. Smaller Blackfins also make for great bait to catch those monster AJ's (amberjack). This is a fight you won't soon forget! **Marlin** We always have a pitch rod ready should a sailfish or marlin decide to show up for feeding time. We will also have a rod rigged with a wire leader ready, fishing the humps for wahoo. With all the many different fishing opportunities while offshore fishing, it takes an experienced captain and a hard-working first mate, who have prepared the right rods for the job. Speed and know-how are the key if you don't want to miss a big fish guest appearance. While fishing for targeted species on your Florida Keys fishing charter Captain Frank knows what is likely to show up and will always be prepared in the case that they do! **Sailfish** Florida Keys Sailfish season typically begins in November. As the summer begins to cool off with those first cold fronts on a north wind. This is when the sailfish begin to migrate south, following bait schools. The Sailfish season usually really kicks into high gear after the first of the year. Captain Frank looks for stellar sailfish catches following a cold front this time of year with about a 15k not north wind. Florida Keys sailfish charters are a fun, exciting, and action-packed day on the water. Nothing quite compares to watching a sail hit your bait as it runs and begins its acrobatic dance through the water. When sailfish season is in full swing we keep the boat cheering with multiple sailfish bites going at once. Sailfish charters will start with catching plenty of live bait. Usually, Captain Frank's most productive bites will come on ballyhoo, slow trolling off the riggers. He also has lots of fun with his clients chasing bait showers in the shallows where we cast live bait on light spinning rods. Captain Frank is equipped with different techniques including kite fishing depending on the conditions of the day. All of Captain Franks's charters are complete with extensive bait, fish cleaning, tackle, Penn reels, rods, and a professional, experienced, and dedicated captain and mate, who will do whatever it takes to make your Florida Keys charter fishing trip a success. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Offshore Islamorada Trip

91% (11)
48 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Spiny Lobster or Florida Lobster are found in various water depths through the Florida Keys, they are fun to catch and are excellent table fare. Each year there is a two-day mini-season, pre-season opener, which occurs on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July, Lobster hunting during the mini-season is 300$ more expensive per trip. The regular eight-month Lobster season runs from August 6th-March 31st. Florida Lobsters are found hiding under coral heads, rock ledges, holes, or really anything that they can back into and get some shelter. We catch them in depths from three feet to 150+ feet of water, making them a great hunt for any age or experience level. We catch spiny lobster with a net and tickle stick, lobster snare, or by simply grabbing them. Keep in mind, these lobsters DO NOT have claws. Each guest is allowed to take six lobsters per day and your lobster license is included with your charter. We also include all of your equipment and one of our professional guides will be there to assist in the water. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Florida Keys Lobster Quest

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

Head out with Captain Nick for an inshore fishing adventure hammering the backcountry bays and flats around upper Florida Keys. Nick will show you the best areas to stalk up all bone fish, permit, and tarpon He will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait for your trip, so all you need to bring is your snacks and drinks, and Captain Nick will take care of the rest! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Fishing

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $242 / person

When you get out there with Captain Randy on the flats, you're in for the ultimate hunt. Whether that's chasing cruising Permit, lurking Snook, or going after Lemon Shark on the bottom, you'll be out in it, casting to some of the top saltwater gamefish species in America! Islamorada is one of the fishing capitals of the world, and for good reason! The sportfishing here is absolutely legendary, and there's no better guide to the flats and inshore waters here than Captain Randy. He's a lifetime angler, a real pro, and he knows the water as well as anyone. On a typical day, Captain Randy will meet you at the dock behind the famed Lorelei Restaurant in the heart of Islamorada. (Note: Randy keeps his boat trailered, so he can accommodate other pickup locations as well). After you hop aboard his 18' Hells Bay poling skiff, you'll head out to either the Gulf side, or stay inland to scout out the flats and back bays. On the flats, Captain Randy will either pole you up a flat, or anchor his skiff with his pole to wait for fish to push through. Keep your eyes peeled for the shadow of a cruising fish! Captain Randy 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 from the Trading Post down the street 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

Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

FL Keys Flats Fishing

100% (8)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $275 / person
Damn Good

This is an inshore fishing trip staying relatively close to shore, only venturing out a couple of miles to the shallow Patch Reef’s. We will target such species as Yellowtail, Snapper, Mangrove, Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Groupers, and Barracuda. We also fish in Florida Bay for Speckled Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper’s, Spanish Mackerel and Tarpon. This is a great trip for families to keep the action going and the lines tight! You can bring home some fish for dinner. I will filet them for you and bag them up and you can have one of our local restaurants cook them for you! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

SALTWATER SAFARI REEF TRIP

100% (10)
1 - 4 People From $188 / person

If you've got a few hours to spare, then an exciting fishing trip is in store for you! Get your fix of fishing or learn how to reel in some exciting and delicious fish, as you hit the reefs of the Florida Keys with Captain Paul. On this 4-hour half-day you'll be targeting Mackerel, Snapper, Sailfish, Cobia, and more, as you look to test your skills and strength to fill the boat. Everything is provided for your charter from quality Okuma gear to Ice and Water. All you need to bring are some snacks and drinks if you'd like and Captain Paul will make sure you have a great time out on the water! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Reef Thrill

89% (9)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person
Damn Good

Fishing on the reefs edge for a variety of fish including Trigger, Yellowtail Snapper, Cero Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Grouper, Aside from bay fishing, the most relaxing and family friendly way to fish in the keys! Captain Pete also has a smaller 23' Nautic Star they use for groups of 2 or less. Depending on weather 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Best Day Ever - Reef Fishing

100% (9)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
Damn Good

Experience an unforgettable backcountry fishing trip with Captain Eric Rodriguez in the fishing paradise of Islamorada, FL. Our trips cater to all skill levels, perfect for families seeking a memorable experience. Depart from the renowned World Wide Sportsman (Bass Pro Shops) Bay Side Marina, where your fishing adventure begins in style. Parking is available on the World Wide Sportsman property, just ask the Dock Master for your Captain, and you'll be on your way to an incredible day on the water. With Captain Eric Rodriguez as your guide, leave your worries behind. Fishing licenses and equipment will be provided, ensuring you have everything you need for a successful day of backcountry fishing. Departure is at 7 AM, so please arrive 15 minutes beforehand ready for an exciting journey. Choose from flexible trip options of 4, 6, or 8 hours, tailoring the experience to your preferences and availability. Explore the stunning backcountry waters, renowned for their diverse fish species and natural beauty. Enjoy free cancellations up to 14 days before the trip, ensuring flexibility in case of unforeseen circumstances. In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, the charter captain may reschedule the trip to a later time, prioritizing your safety and comfort. Book your trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with thrilling catches, picturesque scenery, and cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Join Captain Eric Rodriguez for an unforgettable backcountry fishing trip in Islamorada, FL. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Back Country Bonanza

100% (3)
17 ft 1 - 2 People From $300 / person

Join Captain Tony on this incredible sportfishing trip here in Islamorada, Florida! Islamorada is known worldwide as a Mecca for sportfishing, and there's no better guide to the rich waters here than Captain Tony. On board his sleek and comfortable 32' SeaVee center console, you'll have a perfect opportunity to chase some of the biggest, baddest species in the Keys: Sharks and Tarpon! These fish are both legendary for their fighting abilities, and are extremely popular targets in South Florida and elsewhere. Sharks are known for their strength and endurance, with fights often lasting thirty minutes or more, while Tarpon are famed for their runs and crazy jumping, tail-walking, and hook-throwing. Both are a blast to hook, and with Captain Tony's expert guidance, you'll have a great opportunity to land at least one of these big-time fish. Captain Tony's 32' SeaVee is a beautiful boat, and sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines and a Seakeeper system that prevents boat roll and seasickness! As a center console vessel, you'll be able to fish 360º around the boat, making it perfect for groups of up to six people. Plus, she features recently-updated electronics, side-scanning sonar, radar, multiple live wells, and an oversized ice box. Captain Tony will provide all rods, reels and tackle. 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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Shark And Tarpon Special

100% (4)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $83 / person

Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure in the Florida Keys? Key Largo, Islamorada, and the whole Florida Keys are the perfect backdrops for fishing charters with Captain Zach. Captain Zach offers guided fishing charters in the Florida Keys that are sure to leave an impression for a lifetime. No matter if you’re an experienced angler looking to hook a big fish or you’re a beginner and want some rod bending action and tasty table fare, Captain Zach can cater your trip to your goals! **Inshore, Flats, and Backcountry Fishing** Key Largo inshore fishing attracts anglers from all over the world who are looking for the “grand slam” of shallow water fishing as you can target numerous prized species in the Florida Keys! Backcountry fishing is done in the inland waters of the Florida Keys and Key West. Flats fishing and backcountry Fishing are done in the same place, as the backcountry holds all the flats. The shallow waters in the Keys are home to plenty of fish feed, such as shrimp and crab, making it a hotspot for larger fish to prey. You will come into contact with prized monster inshore fish that call these waters home or are just passing through. Water depth in the backcountry can range from 0 to 30 ft of water with massive cuts and channels between the shallow flats and also includes the Mangrove Islands. It's all part of the “backcountry”. **Everglades Fishing** An ecosystem unlike any other in the world, the Everglades comprises tropical wetlands across the southern part of Florida. The landscape is home to threatened or endangered species like the West Indian manatee, the wood stork, the green sea turtle, and the Cassius blue butterfly. The area is also known for legally protected plants like the Florida prairieclover and Everglades bully. The Florida Bay is the largest body of water in the park, with over 800 square miles of beautiful water that’s teaming with seagrass, fish, corals, and crustaceans. Back up in the Everglades you can expect to catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Blue Runners, and Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon as well! Book a trip above and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience traveling through and fishing in this unique coastal environment. Captain Zach will make sure you have an experience you'll be talking about for the rest of your life. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic South Florida Fishing

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $200 / person
Damn Good

Have you ever wanted to do battle with a prehistoric apex predator with razor-sharp teeth and pounds of lean muscle? With Captain Eric, you can! Your Shark adventure will begin at the dock as Eric 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. 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. During Tarpon season, you'll be chasing one of the best trophy fish Florida has to offer Possible Species: Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Lemon Shark, Spinner Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Tiger Shark, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and others Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Monster Hunt: Shark & Tarpon

100% (9)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

On this trip, you'll launch from one of the coolest marinas in the Florida Keys. Even the marina here is packed with Tarpon! You'll be able to watch 100-pound Tarpon cruising right next to the dock while you board Captain Mike's Action Craft skiff. Once on board, you'll discuss the game plan for the day. Whether you want to try for the inshore "grand slam" of a Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Snook, or if you want to fish for dinner, Captain Mike does it all and is willing to accommodate any technique you wish to use. He comes prepared, and will provide you with all the rods, tackle, live bait, or artificial lures you will need for a successful day out on the water. If you decide to chase the sport fish, Captain Mike will use his knowledge of the tides and weather to take you to the best Tarpon, Bonefish, or Permit flats in the area. On these beautiful clear water flats, Captain Mike will use his wireless trolling motor to stealthily sneak you across the flat to sightcast right to the fish! If you choose to bag some gamefish, Capt. Mike will put his 30+ years of experience to work taking you to all the secret channels, mangroves islands, and "honey holes" to help you catch your limits on delicious species including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Gag Grouper, and more. Plus, if fly fishing is your game of choice, Captain Mike just asks that you bring your own gear. He can also provide his own flies and fly rods as backup. Besides that, all you need to bring is your food and drink of choice, sunglasses, and a hat, and Captain Mike will take care of the rest on your Florida Keys fishing adventure! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Live Action Fishing

100% (7)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $275 / person
Damn Good

Join Captain Pete on an unforgettable Trolling/Wreck fishing adventure off the shores of Islamorada, Florida! Step aboard his impressive 37-foot Sea Ray Sportfishing vessel, powered by not one but two mighty 350hp Caterpillar motors, guaranteeing a thrilling and smooth ride through the stunning waters of the Florida Keys. Captain Pete, a seasoned angler with years of experience, will be your guide on this exhilarating charter. Known for his passion and expertise, he knows all the secret spots where the big fish roam. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Pete will tailor the trip to your skill level, ensuring a memorable experience for everyone on board. As you venture into the depths, get ready to battle some of the most prized fish in the area. With the trolling technique, you'll have a chance to target a variety of species such as sailfish, marlin, wahoo, and mahi-mahi. These waters are teeming with life, and you'll be amazed at the sheer power and beauty of the fish you'll encounter. But the adventure doesn't stop there! Captain Pete will take you to the hidden wrecks scattered beneath the waves, where an entirely different kind of excitement awaits. Prepare for the possibility of reeling in trophy-sized grouper, snapper, and amberjack. The wrecks are home to a rich ecosystem, attracting an impressive array of marine life that will leave you in awe. Safety is always a top priority, and Captain Pete ensures that his vessel is equipped with the latest navigation and safety equipment. You'll feel confident and comfortable throughout the journey, allowing you to focus on the thrill of the catch. Whether you're seeking a thrilling fishing excursion, a chance to bond with family and friends, or simply a day of relaxation in the pristine waters of Islamorada, Captain Pete's Trolling/Wreck fishing charter is the perfect choice. Book your trip today and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to experience the thrill of the hunt and the joy of reeling in that trophy fish! 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 Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Trolling And/or Wreck Fishing

100% (5)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
Damn Good

All skill levels are welcome on these near shore fishing adventures. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Pete will ensure a memorable and enjoyable fishing trip tailored to your skill level and preferences. Learn from his expertise and discover the thrill of reeling in prized catches in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys. Prepare yourself for a day filled with excitement, breathtaking scenery, and the joy of being surrounded by abundant marine life. Experience the beauty and serenity of Islamorada's near shore fishing, and create lasting memories with friends and family. Book your near shore fishing trip with Captain Pete today and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Florida Keys. You're in for a fantastic day of fishing and exploration. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Shark Fishing Islamorada

100% (5)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Islamorada

What are the best fishing charters in Islamorada?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 157 trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Offshore Thrills guided by Paul, Ocean Thrills with Captain Don guided by Don, and Epic Islamorada Inshore guided by Ron.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 4.91 out of 5 based on 2203 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 Key Largo, Marathon and Tavernier.

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

What types of fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

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

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

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

How much do Islamorada fishing charters cost?

in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Islamorada is $829. The average price for a full day trip in Islamorada is $1,260.

What month is best for fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for fishing in Islamorada is spring, and most anglers book their trips 34 days in advance.

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

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Islamorada don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Islamorada. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Very good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

    David M. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Merry good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

    David M. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide and a great man. My wife and I went out for 6 hours, caught tarpon, snook and snapper. was exactly what I was looking for.

    Tom G. with Eric R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Don was awesome! If you are truly wanting to get out and do some fishing he is your guy. He got us on fish right away and was very clear on what he wanted us to do. My Father, brother and me had a really good day hanging out with him. We would do it again.

    Nicholas H. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide. Had a wonderful outing. Thanks for being persistant and finding us some great places to catch fish.

    Brian K. with Nick D. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    John Paul knew where the fish were and what they wanted to eat. We had a good day on the water with lots of spotted trout, some trevally, and a mangrove snapper. No snook or tarpon this early in the season (late Feb).

    Bernard C. with Jon-Paul H. of Islamorada, 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

  • ★★★★★
    This was our second time fishing with this guide and we will definitely be back. Great time out on the water with these guys.

    Tony S. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Cold front moved in fishing not great . Eric worked very hard and tried all kinds of fishing styles. We caught fish and had a great time. Will definitely go out fishing with him again.

    Michael W. with Eric S. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Tony and Scotty were very courteous and did their best to get us into fish. Weather was not in our favor as it was cold and water temp was cold. Landed a 6 foot sail fish, some Atlantic spades and a rainbow racer! Great day on the water!!

    Kimberly E. with Tony Y. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Eric was awesome. Had a wealth of knowledge of the area. Got us to a spot where we were able to catch some smaller species, and got us a shark as well. Great experience!

    Zach P. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing trip was a lot of fun, Captain Dylan was a true gem. Captain was very informative on fish and fishing techniques, not to mention the number of different species he helped us catch. Captain was a lot of fun while still being very professional, would definitely charter with Dylan and Blackwater Fishing Charters again.

    Kevin O. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip!! Captain Mark is a great guide. Would love to do it again.

    Nancy J. with Mark G. of Islamorada, 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 Mark was awesome!!! Highly recommend booking a tour with him.

    Mark N. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip today. Weather turned out perfectly. Capt. Phil did a great job getting us into the mangroves for some beautiful snapper. A bonus is having our fresh snapper for lunch cooked to perfection in Robbie’s restaurant. Capt Phil recommended the Thai style for the snapper. Extra Primo Good. All in all a wonderful trip. Highly recommended.

    Edward T. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mark run a great guide business. Boat was awesome and, his gear worked flawlessly. All day we were laughing and catching fish. He showed us a great time on our Christmas adventure. Thanks again from the Minnesota Cady bunch Captain Mark. You made memories non of us will soon forget.

    Timothy D. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

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