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Epic Islamorada Inshore

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Everglades Inshore Trip

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Islamorada Angling Excursion

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Monster Hunt: Shark & Tarpon

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
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Islamorada Live Action Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 3 People From $750
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Islamorada Reef And Wrecks

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trip description for Inshore Tarpon Trip in Islamorada

Have you ever wanted to do battle with a prehistoric apex predator with razor-sharp teeth and pounds of lean muscle? How bout an overgrown Gold Fish weighing in at 100lbs+ of straight muscle? With Captain Eric, you can have the opportunity to do both in the same afternoon! Your Shark/Tarpon evening 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 is one of the Tarpon and Shark Capitals of the world, and this unique trip is for the angler looking for a thrilling excursion. Possible Species: Tarpon, Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Bull Shark, Blacktip Shark, Lemon Shark, Spinner Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Tiger Shark, Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, and others Read More

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Inshore Tarpon Trip

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $650
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trip description for Silver King Classic in Islamorada

Hop on board with Captain Jeff and prepare for an action-packed day of Tarpon 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! On this half or full-day trip, Captain Jeff will take you to some of the beautiful Islamorada inshores where you'll be primarily targeting the elusive Tarpon, with opportunities to go after some Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Snook, and Yellowtail Snapper too. 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

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Silver King Classic

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trip description for Family Friendly Fishing Fun in Islamorada

This trip is fun for all ages and great for building connections with your whole family. 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. You will be exploring the Everglades National Park, which has an abundance of fish to catch and wildlife to observe. This area of Islamorada is known as the backcountry, which places your family in one of the most target-rich environments for fishing and sightseeing in North America. On the ocean side, patch reef fishing can also be tons of fun for your family all year round, but especially if you visit the Keys from December to February when it’s at its peak. Even on cooler windy days, there are still vast oceans of fish to be found; your captain knows how to optimize the fishing of these rock piles, edges, ledges, and drop-offs and has all of his favorite spots tagged on his GPS. Whether it be Backcountry or Patch Reef fishing, both are thrilling adventures. Your captain wants you to know that these waters are some of the most beautiful places in the world for you to connect with your family, and it’s extremely important everyone has an incredibly fun, family-filled experience. Possible Species: Spotted Sea Trout, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Catfish, Bluefish, Sharks, Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, 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

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Family Friendly Fishing Fun

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
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trip description for Back Country & Flats Fishing in Islamorada

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

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Back Country & Flats Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
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trip description for Fly Fishing the Florida Keys in Islamorada

Like living life on the fly? Are you a precision kind of angler? Then you won’t be disappointed because Islamorada, Florida, is the mecca for saltwater fly fishing. This rewarding and demanding form of fishing is a true sport that takes finesse to lure a fish into taking an artificial bait. This trip will definitely make for a “Fish Tale” you will want to tell all your friends. Fly fishing is both technically challenging and takes patience, but once mastered, it is incredibly gratifying. Our captain knows you might not be a pro or even attempted this aspect of sports fishing. Try it! This is our passion; we live our lives on these waters and can teach you the art of the fly. No worries about perfection. We will give you the freedom to get a feel for excellent saltwater fly gear while learning new skills along the way. So, if you want to hone your skills, bring your “A” game and get out on the water. Possible Species: Snook, Tarpon, Spotted Sea Trout, Bonefish, Permit, Sharks, Redfish, 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

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Fly Fishing The Florida Keys

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
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trip description for Big Time Shark Trip in Islamorada

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

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Big Time Shark Trip

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
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Everything to Know About Booking an Islamorada blacktip shark fishing charter

What are the best blacktip shark fishing charters in Islamorada?

Why should I book a blacktip shark fishing charter in Islamorada with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 18 blacktip shark trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Islamorada Inshore guided by Ron, Everglades Inshore Trip guided by Mark, and Islamorada Angling Excursion guided by Mike.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 4.97 out of 5 based on 2880 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.

Looking for kid friendly blacktip shark guides / fishing lessons in Islamorada? Check out our beginner and family friendly blacktip shark guides in Islamorada.

What types of blacktip shark fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

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

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

How much do Islamorada blacktip shark fishing charters cost?

for blacktip shark in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $650 to $1,215, but the average price for a half day trip for blacktip shark in Islamorada is $763. The average price for a full day trip for blacktip shark in Islamorada is $1,054.

What month is best for blacktip shark fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for blacktip shark fishing in Islamorada is spring, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

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

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Islamorada, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Islamorada. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Islamorada.

What is blacktip shark fishing in Islamorada all about?

Blacktip sharks are a common sight in the waters surrounding Isla Morada, attracting anglers seeking thrilling fishing experiences. These sharks are known for their distinctive black-tipped fins, sleek bodies, and powerful swimming capabilities. They inhabit a variety of coastal habitats, including shallow flats, channels, and nearshore waters, where they feed on a wide range of prey such as fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods. Blacktip sharks are highly migratory and can often be found in large numbers during their seasonal migrations along the Florida coast.

In Isla Morada, blacktip shark fishing is popular among anglers looking for an adrenaline-pumping challenge. These sharks are prized for their strength and acrobatic aerial displays when hooked, providing anglers with exciting battles that test their skills and equipment. Anglers targeting blacktip sharks typically use heavy-duty tackle, such as stout rods and reels spooled with strong braided line, to handle the powerful runs and jumps of these apex predators. Popular bait options include fresh or frozen fish, such as mullet or bonito, as well as live baitfish or cut bait.

Blacktip shark fishing in Isla Morada is primarily a catch-and-release activity, with anglers practicing responsible fishing practices to ensure the conservation of shark populations. Catching a blacktip shark provides anglers with a memorable experience and the opportunity to observe these magnificent creatures up close before safely releasing them back into the wild. Many fishing charters in Isla Morada offer guided shark fishing trips, providing anglers with the knowledge, equipment, and expertise needed to target blacktip sharks effectively while promoting sustainable fishing practices.

What are the most popular months to fish for blacktip shark fishing in Isla Morada?

In Isla Morada, blacktip shark seasons coincide with their migratory patterns along the Florida coast. These sharks typically migrate northward during the spring and summer months, making their presence known in the waters off Isla Morada and other coastal areas of Florida. During this time, anglers have a higher chance of encountering blacktip sharks as they move through the region in search of prey and suitable breeding grounds. Spring and summer are considered prime seasons for blacktip shark fishing in Isla Morada, with anglers eagerly anticipating the arrival of these apex predators.

As the weather warms up and water temperatures rise, blacktip sharks become more active and abundant in the waters surrounding Isla Morada. The spring and summer months provide optimal conditions for blacktip shark fishing, with warmer waters attracting these sharks closer to the shore in search of food. Anglers targeting blacktip sharks during these seasons often find success using a variety of fishing techniques and bait options, taking advantage of the increased shark activity in the area. From surf fishing along the beaches to offshore excursions, there are ample opportunities for anglers to encounter blacktip sharks during their seasonal migrations.

While blacktip shark sightings and fishing opportunities are more prevalent during the spring and summer months in Isla Morada, these sharks can be found in Florida waters year-round. However, their abundance and activity levels may vary depending on factors such as water temperature, weather conditions, and prey availability. Anglers interested in targeting blacktip sharks in Isla Morada should plan their fishing trips accordingly, keeping in mind the seasonal patterns and behaviors of these fascinating creatures to maximize their chances of a successful and memorable fishing experience.

What techniques are popular for catching blacktip shark in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, anglers employ various fishing techniques to target blacktip sharks successfully. One popular method is surf fishing, where anglers cast their lines from the shoreline into the surf zone where blacktip sharks often frequent. Using heavy-duty fishing tackle and rigs equipped with wire leaders to prevent the sharks' sharp teeth from cutting through the line, anglers bait their hooks with fresh or live bait such as mullet, ladyfish, or bonito to attract the attention of blacktip sharks. Patience and perseverance are key when surf fishing for blacktips, as anglers wait for these swift predators to take the bait.

Another effective technique for catching blacktip sharks in Isla Morada is drift fishing. Anglers drift along the coast in a boat while trailing baited lines behind them at various depths. This method allows anglers to cover a larger area of water and increase their chances of encountering blacktip sharks as they move along their migratory routes. Using chum to create a scent trail can attract blacktip sharks to the boat, enticing them to investigate the baited lines. Once a shark takes the bait, anglers must quickly set the hook and engage in a thrilling battle to reel in the powerful and acrobatic blacktip.

For anglers looking to target blacktip sharks in deeper offshore waters, trolling is a popular technique. Anglers troll with large lures or rigged baits behind a moving boat, simulating the movement of prey fish and attracting the attention of blacktip sharks patrolling the area. This method allows anglers to cover a wide range of depths and distances, increasing their chances of hooking into a blacktip shark. Once a shark strikes, anglers must quickly set the hook and prepare for an exhilarating fight as the powerful blacktip shark puts their skills and tackle to the test.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

In addition to blacktip sharks, Isla Morada offers a diverse range of fish species for anglers to target. One popular species is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. These colorful and acrobatic fish are often found in offshore waters, near floating debris, weed lines, and underwater structures. Anglers typically use trolling techniques with brightly colored lures or live baitfish to attract mahi-mahi. Once hooked, mahi-mahi put up an impressive fight, leaping out of the water and displaying their vibrant hues, providing anglers with an exciting fishing experience.

Another sought-after species in Isla Morada is the yellowtail snapper. Found in shallow reefs and rocky areas, yellowtail snapper are known for their delicious taste and challenging fishing tactics. Anglers use light tackle and small hooks baited with shrimp, squid, or cut bait to entice these wary fish. Yellowtail snapper are known for their finicky feeding habits, requiring anglers to use stealthy approaches and precise presentations to successfully hook them. Once hooked, yellowtail snapper put up a spirited fight, darting for cover among the reefs and testing anglers' skill and patience.

For anglers seeking larger game fish, Isla Morada offers opportunities to target species such as sailfish and wahoo. These offshore predators are known for their speed and power, providing anglers with thrilling battles when hooked. Trolling with large lures or rigged baits is a common technique for targeting sailfish and wahoo, with anglers often venturing far offshore in search of these prized species. Sailfish are known for their acrobatic leaps and high-speed runs, while wahoo are prized for their strength and aggressive strikes. Anglers targeting sailfish and wahoo in Isla Morada can expect an adrenaline-pumping fishing adventure in pursuit of these iconic game fish.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Some times you are fortunate to meet people that leave a deep impression an impregnation on you. Captain Mark is one of these rare persons. I was fortunate to go fishing with him today and we had a blast. He is so kind, so full of knowledge, that I do recommend going fishing with him. His repeated actions around the wounded warrior project are a tribute to his care about his peers and good people in general.

    Cornelissen M. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Great guy, great trip

    Doug K. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The trip was great! The kids caught a bunch of fish and Andrew kept them baited up the whole trip. Catching a big nurse shark made the trip extra special.

    Randy N. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    If you want to be inspired to be a better person, laugh, and catch the most fish out of the Islamorada marina Captain Mark is the way to go. Thanks Mark for a great day. Also thank you for your service to our country and continued surrport of disabled veterans!

    Brian S. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great work Captain Phil. Had a good time on the boat and caught fish all through the 8 hour day. Even when the bite slowed down captain phil ran all over to get back on the bite. We had our trout limit within the first hour of the fishing. He showed me allot of tips for casting under mangroves. Looking forward to another trip soon.

    Shaun T. with Mike P. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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

    Nancy J. with Mark G. 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 Ron was fantastic. He definitely knows where the fish are. He was also cordial and polite. Helped myself and my family the whole time. I highly recommend Captain Ron.

    Christian G. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. Rod is super friendly and knowledgeable. We didn’t slay all the fish but still got some and had fun.

    Patrick O. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip!

    Brian S. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Five Stars!!!! We had a wonderful fishing experience. We fought one large, 100 pound Tarpon and caught and released one 80 pound Tarpon. What a great experience!! We also caught 3 Nurse Sharks. They were fun too!! Thank you for a wonderful time!

    Stephen Q. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a Great time fishing with Captain Mark! He was awesome!

    Derek B. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

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