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Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic Islamorada Inshore

100% (7)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Flats Fury With Captain Eric

100% (4)
18 ft 1 - 2 People $$

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Islamorada Angling Excursion

100% (5)
22 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Flats Backcountry Quest

100% (4)
22 ft 1 - 4 People $$

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Everglades Inshore Trip

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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Flats Fishing

100% (2)
24 ft 1 - 3 People $$

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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

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FL Keys Flats Fishing

100% (1)
18 ft 1 - 2 People $$
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Get out there and join Captain GW on this picture-perfect fishing charter in Islamorada, FL! He's a long-time guide with a star-studded record of putting clients on new personal bests. Whether you're an old-timer or a first-timer, you'll have a blast out there while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Florida Keys. On this charter, you'll chase Keys classics on the fly or spin, including Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish! These species are challenging to catch, but they're world-famous for a reason, and you'll have the fight of your life when one's on the line. You'll be on the water on a 17' Hells Bay Marquesa skiff that's ideal for flats fishing in the shallows. Sightcast right to tailing Permit from the casting deck up front, or cast off the side for passing Tarpon. Whatever you choose to target, you'll have Captain GW's expertise and guidance to back you up. Get out there and have a blast! Read More

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Islamorada Flats And Backcountry

100% (5)
17 ft 1 - 2 People $$

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

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Islamorada Live Action Fishing

100% (2)
18 ft 1 - 3 People $$

Hop on board with Captain Jon-Paul and prepare for an Islamorada backcountry adventure! This renowned fishing hotspot has some of the best inshore and backcountry fisheries in the world, home to dozens of exciting species. On this 4, 6, 8 or 10-hour trip, Captain Jon-Paul will take you to some of the beautiful Islamorada inshores where you'll be targeting Barracuda, Bonefish, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Snook, and the elusive Tarpon. You'll be targeting these fish using top-of-the-line light tackle gear, or you can choose to fly fish if you want. The fish you reel are yours to keep and all kids are welcome to join aboard. No matter your skill level, Captain Jon-Paul will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! Captain Jon-Paul fishes aboard a brand-new 18' Xplor skiff boat with a capacity for 2 anglers. Her 115HP Mercury ProXS engine is all you need to navigate these beautiful inshore waters! She comes complete with GPS, Simrad Trolling Motor, Fishfinder, two Live Bait Wells, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Jon-Paul will even clean your fish for you at the end of the trip! Captain Jon-Paul will supply all fishing gear, including live bait and lures. Also, he will clean and filet your catch and provide fishing licenses. Make sure to bring sunscreen and protective clothing as the sun can be intense. Enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Jon-Paul! Read More

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Bank And Bight Backcountry

100% (2)
18 ft 1 - 2 People $$

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% (3)
24 ft 1 - 4 People $$

Fishing the Florida Keys is every fisherman's dream! Whether it's stalking the flats for sportfishing like Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit, or exploring the backcountry up in the Everglades chasing down Redfish, Snook, and Snapper, sublime nature, and prolific trophy fish are literally everywhere down in the Florida Keys! Be one of the first to book a trip on this brand new 2021 Pathfinder 2500 Hybrid state-of-the-art fishing machine. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha outboard. As authorized guides with the United States Park Service, we can explore the beauty of the Everglades National Park as we fish for a variety of species including Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Seatrout, Snapper, Tripletail and Sharks. The upper keys patch reefs, islands, and flats provide additional territory to explore and fish. All modern tackle and your fishing license are included, so just bring what you want to eat and drink. So head out with Captain Shawn who knows how to do it all! You'll meet up with him at Chris' Bait and Tackle, in Tavernier, which provides easy access and quick commutes to both the flats and the Everglades. Aboard his 25' Pathfinder you can decide what you'd like to fish for on that day. **Note** If you choose to go back into the Everglades National Park you will need to purchase a daily park pass which is only 15$ a person and can be purchased the morning of the charter on your smartphone. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Classic Trip

100% (1)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking an Islamorada permit fishing charter

What are the best permit fishing charters in Islamorada?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 31 permit trips in Islamorada, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Islamorada Inshore guided by Ron, Flats Fury with Captain Eric guided by Eric, and Islamorada Angling Excursion guided by Mike.

Our guides in Islamorada are rated a 4.97 out of 5 based on 2516 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 Permit charter include Key Largo, Marathon and Tavernier.

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What types of permit fishing charters are common in Islamorada?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for permit 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 artificial lure fishing but fly fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do Islamorada permit fishing charters cost?

for permit in Islamorada prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $1,650, but the average price for a half day trip for permit in Islamorada is $698. The average price for a full day trip for permit in Islamorada is $948.

What month is best for permit fishing in Islamorada?

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

Do I need a Islamorada fishing license for permit and what are the bag limits for permit 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 permit fishing in Islamorada all about?

Permit, scientifically known as Trachinotus falcatus, is a prized saltwater game fish found in the warm waters surrounding Isla Morada. Known for their incredible strength and speed, permit are highly sought after by anglers for their challenging fight and impressive size. These fish are commonly found near coral reefs, wrecks, and other structure-rich areas, making Isla Morada an ideal destination for permit fishing enthusiasts.

In Isla Morada, permit fishing is popular year-round, but the peak seasons typically coincide with the spring and summer months. During this time, the waters are warmer, and permit are more active, providing anglers with better opportunities for successful catches. However, permit can be found in these waters throughout the year, offering anglers the chance to target them regardless of the season.

When it comes to permit fishing techniques in Isla Morada, anglers often employ a variety of methods, including sight fishing on the flats, casting around structure, and using live bait or artificial lures. Sight fishing for permit in shallow flats is a common practice, where anglers use polarized sunglasses to spot the fish cruising in the clear waters. Once spotted, anglers carefully cast their bait or lure ahead of the fish, enticing them to strike. Patience, accuracy, and stealth are crucial when targeting permit, as these fish are known for their skittish behavior and selective feeding habits.

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

In Isla Morada, permit fishing can be pursued year-round, but certain seasons offer better conditions and higher chances of success. Generally, the peak seasons for permit fishing in Isla Morada align with the warmer months of spring and summer. During this time, the water temperatures rise, leading to increased activity among permit populations. Warmer waters also stimulate baitfish activity, attracting permit to feeding areas near flats, reefs, and other structure-rich environments.

Spring and summer months, typically from March to September, are considered prime seasons for permit fishing in Isla Morada. During these months, anglers can expect more favorable weather conditions, calmer seas, and clearer waters, enhancing the overall fishing experience. Additionally, permit tend to migrate closer to the shore during these seasons, providing anglers with better opportunities for sight fishing on the flats and targeting these elusive game fish in shallow waters.

While spring and summer are peak seasons for permit fishing in Isla Morada, these prized game fish can be targeted year-round. Even during the offseason, dedicated anglers can still encounter permit in the waters surrounding Isla Morada, albeit with slightly different fishing strategies. With the diverse marine habitats and favorable climate conditions in Isla Morada, anglers have the flexibility to enjoy permit fishing adventures throughout the year, making it a premier destination for anglers seeking the thrill of pursuing these challenging and highly prized fish.

What techniques are popular for catching permit in Islamorada?

In Isla Morada, permit fishing is an exhilarating pursuit that requires skill, patience, and the right techniques. Anglers employ various methods to target permit in these waters, taking advantage of the fish's behavior and habitat preferences. One popular technique is sight fishing on the flats, where anglers scan the shallow waters for cruising permit. Polarized sunglasses are essential for spotting these elusive fish, which often blend in with their surroundings. Once a permit is sighted, anglers carefully cast their bait or lure ahead of the fish, aiming to entice a strike. Accuracy, stealth, and precise presentation are crucial for success when sight fishing for permit in Isla Morada.

Another effective technique for permit fishing in Isla Morada is casting around structure-rich areas such as coral reefs, wrecks, and channels. Permit are known to frequent these locations in search of food and shelter, making them prime spots for anglers to target. Anglers can use live bait or artificial lures to entice permit in these areas, employing techniques such as drift fishing, jigging, or bottom fishing. Patience and persistence are key when fishing around structure, as permit may require some coaxing before striking. Anglers should be prepared to adjust their tactics based on the conditions and the behavior of the fish.

In addition to sight fishing and casting around structure, anglers in Isla Morada often use live bait to target permit. Crabs, shrimp, and small baitfish are popular choices for bait, as permit are opportunistic feeders that will readily devour a variety of prey. Anglers can present live bait using a variety of rigs, such as a Carolina rig or a freelined setup, depending on the conditions and the preferences of the fish. The key is to present the bait in a natural and enticing manner, mimicking the movements of the fish's natural prey. With the right techniques and a bit of luck, anglers can enjoy thrilling encounters with permit in the waters of Isla Morada.

What other species are popular in Islamorada?

In addition to permit, Isla Morada offers anglers a diverse array of fish species to target, ensuring an exciting and rewarding fishing experience. One popular species to catch in these waters is the tarpon, known for its impressive size and acrobatic jumps when hooked. Tarpon can be found in both nearshore and offshore waters, particularly during their annual migration along the coast. Anglers often target tarpon using live bait, such as mullet or pinfish, or by casting artificial lures such as plugs or flies. Fishing for tarpon in Isla Morada is a thrilling pursuit that requires skill, patience, and a bit of luck.

Another sought-after species in Isla Morada is the bonefish, prized for its speed, strength, and challenging behavior. Bonefish are commonly found on the flats and shallow waters around the island, where they feed on small crustaceans and baitfish. Anglers often sight fish for bonefish, scanning the flats for signs of movement and casting their bait or lure ahead of the fish. Fly fishing is a popular technique for targeting bonefish, with anglers using lightweight flies that mimic the fish's natural prey. Successfully hooking and landing a bonefish requires precision casting, stealthy approach, and quick reflexes, making it a rewarding challenge for experienced anglers.

In addition to tarpon and bonefish, Isla Morada offers opportunities to catch a variety of other species, including snook, redfish, snapper, and grouper. These fish can be found in a range of habitats, from mangrove-lined shorelines to offshore reefs and wrecks. Anglers can use a variety of techniques to target these species, including live bait fishing, casting artificial lures, and bottom fishing with cut bait or jigs. Whether fishing from shore, a boat, or a kayak, anglers in Isla Morada have ample opportunities to reel in a diverse and exciting mix of fish species.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    We had a terrific day with Pete!

    Kipp H. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

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

    John K. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What an amazing day of fishing and boating. Captain Pete and his mate Christy were great with my three boys. They really made the experience "The Best Day Ever!"

    Roy G. with Pete R. of Islamorada, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Had two great days on the water with captain Eric. Even though it was pretty windy Captain Eric put me in fish. Enjoyed the fishing and enjoyed my time on the water with captain Eric. Next time I'm in the Keys I will be looking forward to fishing with Captain Eric.

    Bob M. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I have been fishing the keys for 10 years but learned a ton fishing with Captain Troy and first mate James. We caught a 2 man limit of nice sized yellow tail in 1.5 h. Very friendly folks made for a great day ! Highly recommend!

    Thomas J. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We truly enjoyed our fly fishing trip with Capt GW. His boat was clean and comfortable and Capt GW was very personable and knowledgeable. We had some tougher conditions with wind that allowed him to give me so much needed help and encouragement on techniques to help my skills. But alas, no adrenaline moments of catching backwater fish, just the adrenaline of trying to make the right cast in the right spot. We saw a great deal of sea life as an addition to the friendly camaraderie, and that was a bonus.

    David H. with Gw D. of Islamorada, Florida

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

    Mark L. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast fishing with Captain Troy and his crew! They did everything possible to provide us an exciting adventure during our vacation. We caught a variety of fish and enjoyed grilling them up that evening. We highly recommend Captain Troy for your Florida Keys fishing adventure.

    Patrick G. with Troy W. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Tony was top notch! He communicated well prior to the trip, was ready to go when we arrived, got us on some great fish, and was just a good guy and fun to go fishing with.

    Jc F. with Tony Y. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time.

    Gerald L. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a good trip with Capt. Don. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We did have to cut our trip short, as one of our party got sea sick. Thanks Capt. Don. (He is also a veteran).

    Harry B. with Don R. 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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