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Shark Fishing Islamorada

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37 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Islamorada

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Big Time Shark Trip

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
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Shark Fishing Trip

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34 ft 1 - 2 People From $900
Fishing in Key Largo

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Sunset Shark & Tarpon Thrills

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
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Inshore Shark Trip

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17 ft 1 - 4 People From $250
Fishing in Miami

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $975

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Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
Fishing in Marathon
trip description for Shark Fishing in Marathon

Battle the fiercest predator that swims the oceans!! We make a short run to shallow waters of Florida Bay to take on Natures toughest battlers. Catch and Release style. Catch Black Tip, Black Nose, Lemon, Bull, Hammerhead and More!! There are always a few surprises on Shark trips. Our most popular trip with teenage anglers!! You can do it all in a half day morning or evening. Read More

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Shark Fishing

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $950
Fishing in Summerland Key
Fishing in Summerland Key
Fishing in Summerland Key
trip description for Summerland Key Flats Action in Summerland Key

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

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Summerland Key Flats Action

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17 ft 1 - 3 People From $400
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Offshore Shark Trips in Key Largo

Head out with Captain Dustin for an exciting evening going after Sharks! The nearshore to offshore waters around Key Largo are some of the best spots around to catch some big sharks that Florida is known for. On this 3-hour trip, Captain Dustin will take you to the inshore flats and nearshore waters of Key Largo where you can expect to target the hard-fighting Sharks including Blacktip, Lemon, Bull Sharks, and more. You'll be drift fishing with heavy tackle, using a selection of cut bait and chum. Let Captain Dustin know what you want to target and he'll get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! You'll be fishing aboard a luxurious 38’ Outer Banks sportfisher with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by twin 500 HP Cummins engines, she'll get you where the fish are biting in a hurry! This do-it-all vessel comes with all the necessities including GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, Outriggers, a Flybridge, and an Ice Box to store your catches. It also boasts comfortable amenities such as Air Conditioning, a Multimedia System, a bathroom and even a bed. Everything will be provided by the crew from rods, reels, and licenses, to cooler space, ice, and waters, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, weather appropriate gear, and a camera to document your catch! Captain Dustin and Crew will take care of everything else if you'd like. Whether you'd like to sit back and wait for the reel to start screaming, or if you want a rod in your hand the whole time, Captain Dustin is there to make sure you catch a pile of fish whatever way suits you best! Read More

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Offshore Shark Trips

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,170
Fishing in Miami
Fishing in Miami
Fishing in Miami

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Reef Wreck Drift

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $975
Fishing in Ramrod Key
Fishing in Ramrod Key
Fishing in Ramrod Key
trip description for Inshore shark trip in Ramrod Key

Shark fishing the Florida Keys. Join Captain Brandon in search of a variety of sharks that call the Keys their home! Read More

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Inshore Shark Trip

100% (1)
17 ft 1 - 4 People From $250
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Sunset Shark & Tarpon Thrills in Key Largo

Head out with Captain Dustin for an exciting evening going after Sharks and Tarpons under a beautiful Florida Key sunset! The inshores and nearshores around Key Largo are some of the best spots around to catch some of the prized Tarpon that Florida is known for. There's no lack of Sharks in these waters either! On this 4-hour trip, Captain Dustin will take you to the inshore flats and nearshore waters of Key Largo where you can expect to target the hard-fighting "Silver King" and a selection of Sharks including Blacktip, Lemon and Nurse Sharks. You'll be drift fishing with heavy tackle, using a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Let Captain Dustin know what you want to target and he'll get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! You'll be fishing aboard a luxurious 38’ Outer Banks sportfisher with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by twin 500 HP Cummins engines, she'll get you where the fish are biting in a hurry! This do-it-all vessel comes with all the necessities including GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, Outriggers, a Flybridge, and an Ice Box to store your catches. It also boasts comfortable amenities such as Air Conditioning, a Multimedia System, a bathroom and even a bed. You are welcome to take home any keepers, and Captain Dustin will clean them for you at the dock. Everything will be provided by the crew from rods, reels, and licenses, to cooler space, ice, and waters, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, weather appropriate gear, and a camera to document your catch! Captain Dustin and Crew will take care of everything else if you'd like. Whether you'd like to sit back and wait for the reel to start screaming, or if you want a rod in your hand the whole time, Captain Dustin is there to make sure you catch a pile of fish whatever way suits you best! Read More

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Sunset Shark & Tarpon Thrills

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38 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
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Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Offshore Fishing in Key Largo

If you're ready to take on big-time gamefish such as Blackfin Tuna, Red Snapper, Wahoo, and Sailfish, then you'll love this trip with Captain Jeremy! He'll be taking you offshore on board his 35' Cabo Express sportfisher, a luxury vessel that's purpose-built for serious fishing! The Florida Keys are a world-famous fishing destination, and and for a good reason! The surrounding waters are teeming with some of the most sought-after game fish in the Gulf, as well as tons of inshore and nearshore species. Your target species on this trip are all pelagic, meaning they swim in the open ocean and are typically caught "on the troll", running lures or live bait to entice the fish to strike. When you get a bite, be prepared for a fight, as these fish can grow to incredible sizes and put up a real battle! While Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish are the primary targets, you may also encounter other species such Wahoo, all of which can provide an exciting fight and make for a memorable catch. In between catches, take the time to enjoy the stunning scenery and wildlife that surrounds you, including dolphins, sea turtles, and seabirds. An offshore fishing charter with Captain Jeremy out of Key Largo, FL, is an unforgettable experience that combines the beauty of the Florida Keys with the thrill of the chase. With the right preparation and a little luck, you'll have the opportunity to land some of the most sought-after game fish in the world and make memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Islamorada

Key Largo Offshore Fishing

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,000
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Flats Fishing in Key Largo

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

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Key Largo Flats Fishing

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Blue Water Trip in Key Largo

Offshore fishing off the beautiful coast Key Largo, FL doesn't get better than a trip with Captain Bryon. Bryon has over 40 years of experience on the water and has been fishing his whole life. With his experience and supplied Penn equipment Captain Bryon can put you on the fish in no time at all. You can expect to be trolling the waters of the Caribbean targeting Mahi-Mahi and Blackfin Tuna. If bottom fishing is more your speed, Captain Bryon is more than willing to take you to the reefs where you can expect to hook into various species of Snapper and Grouper as well as Amberjack. Bryon captains a 30' Sea Hunt center console equipped with state-of-the-art Garmin GPS, a fishfinder, outriggers, a live bait well, and an ice chest to satisfy any fishing needs out on the water. Perfect for this environment, the boat is powered by two 300HP Yamaha engines. The boat also has a restroom on board. The only thing you'll need to bring with you is any food or beverages you might want while out as well as any sun protection you may need. Read More

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Blue Water Trip

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $800
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Patch Reef Trip in Key Largo

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

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Patch Reef Trip

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30 ft 1 - 5 People From $700
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Everglades Action in Key Largo

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

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Everglades Action

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $850
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Reef and Offshore in Key Largo

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

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Key Largo Reef And Offshore

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34 ft 1 - 5 People From $900
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Keys All-Day Adventure! in Key Largo

Captain Dave is here to show you the stunning waters of the Florida Keys, Marathon, FL. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Dave and Captain Duane can tell you all about the local fishery. Gag Grouper, Black Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Black Seabass, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Lemon Shark, Tiger Shark, Mahi, Tuna, Swordfish, and more can be found in these waters, depending on the time of year. On these trips, it’s common to troll and bottom fish using light or heavy tackle. Your vessel for the day is a 48' Offshore sport fishing with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with outriggers and all the essentials. There's a toilet on board for your convenience. Your captain will provide rods and reels, along with lures. There's no need to buy a fishing license. Keep in mind that you may release some fish due to regulations. If you don't know what to expect, ask the captain. Read More

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Keys All-Day Adventure!

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48 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,100
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Swordfish Slam in Key Largo

Swordfishing in Key Largo is an exciting and unique experience. The Florida Keys are home to some of the best Swordfishing in the world, and Key Largo is the perfect place to enjoy this amazing sport. Daytime charters are the best way to see these magnificent creatures up close. What is so special about daytiming is that you can see the fish jump and thrash out of the water; the colors are magnificent and you actually see the fight. On this 8-hour Swordfishing adventure, you will be trolling the edge of the outer reef just off the coast of Key Largo. You will be using live bait to target the Swordfish that inhabit these waters. You might also get bites from Dorado (Mahi Mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, and sharks along the way. Captain Eric practices “catch and release” when landing all of their Swordfish to ensure all generations can enjoy these marvelous creatures. Captain Eric's boat is the perfect vessel for a successful day of Swordfishing in the Florida Keys. At 35 feet long, this Contender center console has plenty of space for you and your gear, and with 850 horsepower from its two Yamaha 4-stroke engines, it has the power to get you to the Swordfish grounds quickly. The boat is also equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box, so you have everything you need for a successful day on the water. Captain Eric will provide all of the rods, reels, tackle, licenses, and live bait that you need. All you need to bring is some food and drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day's catch. So come aboard and test your skills on what promises to be an exciting and exhilarating day of Swordfishing in the Florida Keys! Read More

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Swordfish Slam

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,200
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Offshore Fishing Key Largo in Key Largo

Embark on an exhilarating deep-sea fishing expedition in the stunning waters of Key Largo, Florida, under the expert guidance of Captain Justin. With 6 years of seasoned experience, Captain Justin invites you to join him for an unforgettable angling adventure, targeting an impressive array of species including Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo. Set against the backdrop of Key Largo's coastal charm, this fishing trip promises a harmonious blend of skill and thrill. Captain Justin's dedicated years in the field ensure that every angler, whether a novice or a seasoned enthusiast, gains invaluable insights and techniques to maximize their success. Navigating the dynamic waters of Key Largo alongside Captain Justin reveals a world of deep-sea angling possibilities. From the energetic Mahi Mahi to the majestic Sailfish, and the formidable Blackfin Tuna to the powerful Wahoo, each catch promises an exhilarating challenge and a lasting memory. Experience an adventure marked by professionalism, angling prowess, and a deep appreciation for the marine ecosystem. Captain Justin's commitment to ethical fishing practices guarantees an experience that is both rewarding and environmentally conscious. Dive into the world of deep-sea fishing in Key Largo, Florida, as you cast your line with Captain Justin, creating cherished memories against the backdrop of this scenic paradise. Read More

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Offshore Fishing Key Largo

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28 ft 1 - 4 People From $850
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
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trip description for Key largo Fly Fishing the Flats in Key Largo

Head out with Captain Josh for an action-packed day of fly fishing in the Islamorada flats! The inshore flats in this world-famous fishing hotspot provide excellent year round fishing for a host of sought-after species. Let Captain Josh show you why fly fishers from all over flock to this fishing paradise! On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Josh will take you into the beautiful Islamorada backcountry flats where you'll be fly fishing for sought-after fish including Barracuda, Black Drum, Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, Permit, Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon. Although many of these elusive fish require some pretty accurate casting, Captain Josh is happy to help anglers of any skill level and will provide expert-level instruction to accommodate you and guests! You'll be aboard a 17' Maverick HPX-V skiff boat with capacity for 2 anglers. Powered by a 90 HP Mercury engine, this boat was designed with shallow waters in mind and she'll have no problem letting you creep up on even the most skittish fish. It comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Josh will provide all rods, reels, tackle and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might need. Come aboard with Captain Josh and see what all the Islamorada buzz is about! Read More

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Key Largo Fly Fishing The Flats

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $600
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Key Largo Fishing Adventure in Key Largo

Embark on a captivating flats and inshore fishing expedition with Captain Ken in the picturesque waters of Key Largo, Florida. A seasoned guide with a wealth of experience, Captain Ken operates his 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, ensuring a nimble and comfortable journey through the pristine coastal habitats. Key Largo Fishing Trips invites anglers of all levels to partake in a memorable adventure, targeting an array of coveted species such as Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Permit, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Bonefish, and Permit. With Captain Ken's intimate knowledge of the local waters and the intricacies of flats fishing in Key Largo, each trip promises an authentic and rewarding experience. Explore the renowned Florida Keys Fishing Trips as you cast your line into the crystal-clear shallows, surrounded by the vibrant marine life that inhabits these coastal ecosystems. Captain Ken's commitment to sustainable and responsible fishing practices ensures that you not only enjoy the thrill of the catch but also contribute to the preservation of these precious environments. Flats fishing Key Largo with Captain Ken is an opportunity to connect with nature, as you navigate the serene waters in pursuit of elusive game fish. Whether you're an avid angler seeking the challenge of landing a Permit or a novice looking to experience the excitement of inshore fishing, Captain Ken's expertise and his Maverick flats boat offer an unparalleled fishing adventure. Book your flats and inshore fishing trip with Captain Ken today, and immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty and abundance of Key Largo, FL. Discover the thrill of angling in one of the most iconic fishing destinations in the world with a guide who is dedicated to providing an exceptional and sustainable fishing experience. Read More

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Key Largo Fishing Adventure

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $700
Fishing in Key Largo
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trip description for Key Largo Mix-It-Up in Key Largo

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

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Key Largo Mix-It-Up

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24 ft 1 - 2 People From $750

Everything to Know About Booking an Islamorada nurse shark fishing charter

What are the best nurse shark fishing charters in Islamorada?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 nurse shark trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Shark Fishing Islamorada guided by Pete and Big Time Shark Trip guided by Billy.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2711 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 Nurse Shark charter include Key Largo and Marathon.

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

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

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

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

How much do Islamorada nurse shark fishing charters cost?

for nurse shark in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from about $400 to $1,183, but the average price for a half day trip for nurse shark in Islamorada is $650. The average price for a full day trip for nurse shark in Islamorada is $963.

What month is best for nurse shark fishing in Islamorada?

The most popular season for nurse shark fishing in Islamorada is summer, and most anglers book their trips 17 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Islamorada 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 Islamorada.

What is nurse shark fishing in Islamorada all about?

Nurse sharks are a fascinating and often misunderstood species commonly found in the waters around Isla Morada. These gentle giants are known for their distinctive appearance, with barbels resembling whiskers on their faces and a broad, flattened head. Despite their intimidating appearance, nurse sharks are generally harmless to humans and are more interested in scavenging for food along the ocean floor than in aggressive behavior. They primarily feed on small fish, crustaceans, and mollusks, using their powerful jaws to crush shells and other hard prey items.

In Isla Morada, nurse sharks can be encountered in a variety of habitats, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, and sandy bottoms. They are most commonly spotted in shallow coastal waters, where they rest during the day and become more active at night to forage for food. Nurse sharks are often seen resting on the ocean floor or hiding in caves and crevices, using their camouflage to blend in with their surroundings. While they are not typically targeted by anglers, nurse sharks can occasionally be caught accidentally while fishing for other species using bottom rigs or live bait.

Despite their docile nature, nurse sharks play a vital role in the marine ecosystem of Isla Morada. As apex predators, they help to regulate the populations of prey species and maintain the balance of the underwater environment. Additionally, nurse sharks serve as important subjects for research and conservation efforts, providing valuable insights into the health and dynamics of marine ecosystems. While encountering a nurse shark in the waters of Isla Morada can be an exciting experience for divers and snorkelers, it's important to observe these magnificent creatures from a respectful distance to ensure their well-being and protection.

What are the most popular months to fish for nurse shark fishing in Islamorada?

Nurse sharks can be found in the waters around Isla Morada throughout the year, as they are not migratory species and tend to inhabit the same areas for extended periods. However, their presence may be more noticeable during certain seasons due to changes in water temperature, food availability, and mating behavior. In general, nurse sharks are more active during the warmer months when water temperatures are higher, making them easier to spot by snorkelers, divers, and anglers exploring the coastal waters of Isla Morada.

During the summer months, nurse sharks in Isla Morada may become more abundant in shallow coastal areas, including coral reefs, seagrass beds, and sandy bottoms. Warmer water temperatures can stimulate increased activity and feeding behavior, as well as encourage mating rituals among nurse sharks. As a result, encounters with these gentle giants may be more frequent for visitors exploring the marine environment of Isla Morada during the summer season. However, nurse sharks can still be found year-round in a variety of habitats, so sightings are possible at any time of the year.

In Isla Morada, nurse sharks are not subject to specific seasonal migrations like some other marine species. Instead, they tend to remain relatively sedentary, moving within their preferred habitats to feed, rest, and reproduce. While their presence may be influenced by seasonal factors such as water temperature and prey abundance, nurse sharks are generally considered resident species in the waters of Isla Morada. As such, they can be encountered by divers, snorkelers, and anglers throughout the year, providing opportunities for unforgettable wildlife encounters and underwater exploration in this vibrant marine ecosystem.

What techniques are popular for catching nurse shark in Islamorada?

Nurse sharks in Isla Morada are primarily caught through a technique known as bottom fishing. This method involves using baited hooks or lures that are lowered to the seabed, where nurse sharks often reside in search of prey. Anglers typically target areas with rocky outcrops, coral reefs, or other underwater structures where nurse sharks are known to congregate. Once the bait is set, anglers patiently wait for the nurse shark to take the bait and become hooked.

When bottom fishing for nurse sharks, it's essential to use sturdy tackle and heavy-duty fishing gear, as these creatures are known for their strength and resilience. Anglers typically use large, strong hooks and heavy fishing line to handle the weight and power of a nurse shark once it's hooked. Additionally, using circle hooks is recommended to minimize the risk of injury to the shark and facilitate safe catch-and-release practices.

Another effective technique for catching nurse sharks in Isla Morada is chumming. Chumming involves dispersing a mixture of bait and fish oil into the water to attract nurse sharks to the area. Once the nurse sharks are drawn in by the scent of the chum, anglers can then bait their hooks and deploy their lines to target the sharks. Chumming can be a productive method for catching nurse sharks, especially when fishing from a stationary position such as a boat or pier.

It's important to note that nurse sharks are protected species in many areas, including Isla Morada, and may be subject to specific regulations regarding catch limits, size restrictions, and catch-and-release practices. Anglers should familiarize themselves with local fishing regulations and conservation guidelines to ensure responsible and sustainable fishing practices when targeting nurse sharks in Isla Morada. Additionally, anglers should handle nurse sharks with care and respect, practicing proper catch-and-release techniques to minimize stress and injury to these magnificent creatures.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

Apart from nurse sharks, Isla Morada offers a diverse range of fish species for anglers to target. One popular species among anglers is the permit, known for its challenging fight and elusive nature. Permit can be found in shallow flats, channels, and around reefs, making them an exciting catch for both fly and conventional anglers. These fish are prized for their strength and speed, providing anglers with an exhilarating fishing experience.

Another species commonly targeted by anglers in Isla Morada is the tarpon. Known for their acrobatic leaps and powerful runs, tarpon are highly sought after by anglers seeking an adrenaline-filled fishing adventure. These majestic fish can be found in the coastal waters of Isla Morada, particularly during their annual migration along the Florida Keys. Anglers often use live bait or artificial lures to entice tarpon, with nighttime fishing being particularly productive.

In addition to permit and tarpon, Isla Morada offers opportunities to catch a variety of other species, including bonefish, snook, and redfish. Bonefish are prized for their speed and agility, making them a challenging target for sight fishing enthusiasts. Snook, on the other hand, are known for their aggressive strikes and powerful runs, providing anglers with an exciting challenge. Redfish are also abundant in the waters around Isla Morada, with anglers targeting them in shallow flats and mangrove shorelines. With such a diverse range of species to target, Isla Morada offers anglers of all skill levels the opportunity to enjoy world-class fishing experiences.

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