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Key Largo Adventure

100% (18)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person

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Epic Biscayne Bay Trip

100% (7)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $117 / person

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Key Largo Reefs & Wrecks

100% (9)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $192 / person
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Key Largo Backcountry

100% (10)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $133 / person

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Open Water Offshore Trip

100% (6)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $192 / person

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Reef And Offshore

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

Most Popular Types of Trips in Key Largo

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Fishing Charters Near Key Largo, Fl

Climb aboard with Captain Eric and hit the water for an action-packed day of fishing! Captain Eric is determined to help you catch your personal best. No matter your fishing experience, he will lead the way! On these 6-hour (3/4-day) and 8-hour (full day) adventures you will fish the reefs of Key Largo between the water depths of 5 and 60 feet. You’ll likely take home a cooler full of Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Black Grouper, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Barracuda, and more. You might also catch a few sharks. Make sure you stretch a little before the trip - you'll feel the intense power of this apex predator as you reel it in. This charter is also family-friendly! Captain Eric and his crew thoroughly enjoy sharing their knowledge with the little ones on board. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 35-foot center console equipped with two Yamaha 425 HP engines. She is equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box. She can accommodate 6 anglers. He will also provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Eric is excited to give you a spectacular fishing trip. Test your skills and strength on what promises to be an exhilarating day! Read More

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Reef Fishing Action

100% (8)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $158 / person

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

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Blue Water Trip

100% (8)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $183 / person
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Hop on board with Captain Andrew for an exciting day of chasing "Silver Kings"! Key Largo is a fantastic spot to catch these beautiful and hard-fighting fish, and although there are plenty of species on these saltwater flats, many would argue that Tarpon are the biggest prize. These fish are huge and put up a big fight, so be ready to do some serious reeling! On this trip, Captain Andrew will take you around Key Largo's inshore to target some picture-worthy Tarpon. You'll be drift fishing with light or heavy tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Captain Andrew will get your rod set up with whatever the Tarpon are biting, put you in some prime spots, and give you some of his certified "Damn Good" tips! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Andrew’s 24’ Pathfinder bay boat with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, she'll get you to where the fish are biting, even in hard-to-reach waters. This vessel comes equipped with GPS, a Flybridge, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and Spearfishing Equipment. Captain Andrew will provide all rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, water, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is any snacks or drinks you might need, weather-appropriate gear, sun protection (no spray sunscreen please!), a camera, and a cooler to take home your catches. Come aboard with Captain Andrew and catch some fish! Read More

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Key Largo Silver Kings

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person

Climb aboard with Captain Eric and hit the water for an action-packed day of fishing! The offshore waters of Key Largo are perfect to chase after some of the prized big game fish that Florida is known for. No matter your fishing experience, Captain Eric will lead you to some impressive catches! On these 6-hour (3/4-day) adventures you will fish the deep waters off of Key Largo where you’ll target a variety of serious fish such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Wahoo, and more. You might even see some Snapper and Blue Marlin! You'll be targeting these fish using a variety of methods including light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling, kite fishing and jigging. Make sure you stretch a little before the trip - many of these fish put up a big fight! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Eric’s 35-foot center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by twin Yamaha 425 HP engines, this vessel will get you to the deep waters with time to spare! She comes equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, outriggers, and an ice box. Captain Eric will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Eric is excited to give you a spectacular fishing trip. Test your skills and strength on what promises to be an exhilarating day! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Offshore Mixed Bag

100% (6)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person
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Hop on board with Captain Andrew for an exciting day of fishing the rocks and reefs around Key Largo! This is a fantastic spot to catch some of the sought-after offshore fish that Florida is known for, so get out there and have a blast! On this trip, Captain Andrew will take you out over offshore structure and deeper water where you can target species such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and large Barracuda! These are some of the most electrifying offshore species here in Florida. You'll be trolling with baits and lures in order to attract these lightning-fast pelagic fish. Depending on what you want to catch, Captain Andrew will get your rod set up with what the fish are biting and give you some of his certified "Damn Good Guide" tips! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Andrew’s 24’ Pathfinder bay boat with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, she'll get you to where the fish are biting, even in hard-to-reach waters. This vessel comes equipped with GPS, a Flybridge, Snorkeling Equipment, and all kinds of fishing electronics to give you the best chance of success. Captain Andrew will provide all rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, water, and fishing licenses. He will even clean any keepers you catch. All you need to bring is any snacks or drinks you might need, weather appropriate gear, sun protection (no spray sunscreen please!), a camera, and a cooler to take home your catches. Come aboard with Captain Andrew and catch some fish! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Offshore

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $167 / person

Head out aboard Captain Anthony's 25' Skeeter bay boat for a Florida Keys expedition unlike any other! On this trip, Captain Anthony will take you to explore the bountiful waters around Key Largo, from the abundant grass flats, to the endless maze of mangroves the Everglades has to offer! Captain Anthony is more than happy to cater the trip to your goals, so if there is a specific species you're looking to chase, let him know and he can make it happen. Possible species in the area include Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, and even Tarpon! Captain Anthony will provide all of the fishing bait, tackle, and even licenses. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a camera. Book your trip with Captain Anthony now and get out there! Read More

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Key Largo Bays And Backcountry

100% (6)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

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

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Key Largo Offshore Fishing

100% (4)
35 ft 1 - 6 People From $167 / person
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Hop on board with Captain Dustin and explore the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys! The nearshore waters around Key Largo are a great spot to catch some of the sought-after fish that Florida is known for without going too far from the dock. Venturing a little farther to the offshore waters can reward you with some prized big game fish. On this trip you'll get a little of both! On this 6-hour trip, Captain Dustin will take you to the nearshore and offshore waters of Key Largo where you can expect to target a selection of fish including Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Gag Grouper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Wahoo. You'll be using a variety of techniques such as heavy tackle, live bait, artificial lures, bottom fishing and trolling. Just let Captain Dustin know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method to get one on your line! 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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Keys Fishing Extravaganza

100% (6)
38 ft 1 - 6 People From $313 / person
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Head out with Captain Andrew for a great day of shark fishing around Key Largo! You'll explore the inshore waters and mangrove islands, casting out for a bunch of shark species. You'll be drift fishing with light tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Depending on what you want to catch, Captain Andrew will get your rod set up with what the fish are biting and give you some of his certified "Damn Good Guide" tips! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Andrew’s 24’ Pathfinder bay boat with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, she'll get you to where the fish are biting, even in hard-to-reach waters. This vessel comes equipped with GPS, a Flybridge, Snorkeling Equipment, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and Spearfishing Equipment. Captain Andrew will provide all rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice, water, and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is any snacks or drinks you might need, weather appropriate gear, sun protection (no spray sunscreen please!), a camera, and a cooler to take home your catches. Come aboard with Captain Andrew and catch some fish! Read More

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Key Largo Shark Special

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $100 / person
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Hop on board with Captain Dustin and explore the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys! The nearshore waters around Key Largo are a great spot to catch some of the sought-after fish that Florida is known for without going too far from the dock. Venturing a little farther to the offshore waters can reward you with some prized big game fish. On this trip you'll get a little of both! On this 4-hour trip, Captain Dustin will take you to the nearshore and offshore waters of Key Largo where you can expect to target a selection of fish including Cobia, King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, and Yellowtail Snapper. You'll be using a variety of techniques such as heavy tackle, live bait, artificial lures, bottom fishing and trolling. Just let Captain Dustin know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method to get one on your line! 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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Key Largo Fishing Fiesta

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

Come experience the Florida Keys on this incredible adventure with Captain Jeremy! The Keys are a world-renowned fishing destination, and there's no better way to enjoy all that they have to offer than a trip aboard his 24' Blue Wave bay boat. The options are endless, whether you want to enjoy a half-day, a 3/-4 day, or a full-day trip! Captain Jeremy specializes in catching a variety of species in shallow water, while making sure you have a fun and memorable experience. This is ideal for beginner to intermediate anglers who are looking to bend some rods and hear the drag scream. Target species include Jacks, Redfish, Snook, Trout, and more! These will vary by season and weather, but rest assured—Captain Jeremy will put you on some awesome fish! You'll be provided with everything you need for a successful day out on the water, from rods, reels, and tackle, to ice, water, and fishing licenses. All he recommends you bring are any snacks and drinks and he'll take care of the rest! Dont miss this amazing fishing experience! Read More

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Key Largo Flats Fishing

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

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

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Key Largo Mix-It-Up

100% (8)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $350 / person
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Captain Andrew offers a couple of different options for half-day trips aboard his 24' Pathfinder bay boat: On his sunset trip, you'll leave the dock around 4 o'clock and head out to catch the evening bite under the beautiful Florida sunset. His night fishing trips can provide an awesome chance to catch some bigger fish. So head out with Captain Andrew around dusk to hit the dock lights where bait congregate - and where bait congregate, bigger fish will come! For his Tarpon trips, your start time can depend on the tides for that day. So let us know what your schedule is and we'll get you set up! Read More

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Evening Fishing Excursion

100% (9)
16 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person

On this trip, you'll launch out of Key Largo with Captain Alex and chase down some iconic Florida sportfish! This is the "real deal" Keys fishing experience. The trip will include exploring the endless maze of backcountry inlets and mangroves channels that make up Everglades National Park. The backcountry species you'll be targeting include Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, a variety of Snappers, and even Gag or Goliath Grouper! If sportfishing is more your flavor, you can stay closer to the Keys to fish the productive grass flats where Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit like to hang out. Tarpon are obviously a huge draw in the Keys, but stalking Bonefish and Permit across flats is equally exciting! There's a reason these species are legendary among sport fishermen across the globe. So whether you're looking to chase down the "Saltwater Grand Slam" with artificials, or hammer the backcountry with live bait, Captain Alex can cater to what you want! He'll also provide all the gear, so you're set up for success. All you need to bring are some snacks and drinks, some sun protection, and polarized sunglasses—they help tremendously when sight fishing! Read More

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Key Largo Fishing Experience

100% (9)
20 ft 1 - 4 People From $219 / person

At dusk and when the sun disappears below the horizon, things get real interesting in the Keys! The fishing world changes aboard the Sea Time. A short trip out to one of the feeding grounds is going to give you a whole different experience than a day trip will. The waves typically go away making for very comfortable conditions & the big fish usually put on the feed bags! This is a great option as well if you want to beat the heat (no sunscreen required). Expect the nocturnal feeders to show up and provide you with another Once in a Lifetime experience. The Big Game Fish you target will be Shark & Tarpon, but don’t be surprised to hook into Snapper, Swordfish & Barracuda in addition to many other species. Once again, the Sea Time boat is fully equipped for this style of fishing…besides all the required safety equipment and gear, their boat lights up like its the middle of the day with full-blown LED lighting systems all the way around as well as underwater LED lights at the back of the boat so you can see your catch hit your bait!!! This is super exciting!!! All you need to bring are some snacks and drinks of choice. Just avoid glass bottles! Read More

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Nights Of Adventure

100% (4)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $134 / person

Experience the thrill of deep-sea fishing on an unforgettable reef fishing trip in Miami, FL! On board Captain Daniel's 25' Contender center console, you'll be in a perfect place to hook up a variety of reef species, especially Snappers, Groupers, Barracuda, Amberjack, and more! To attract bites, you'll be fishing a bunch of different lures and bait, jigging, and bottomfishing where the big lunkers like to hang out. Captain Daniel's has tons of tips and tricks to help you hook a monster, and there's no better opportunity for a personal best than this trip! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Daniel's 25' Contender, which is equipped with a 300-HP Suzuki outboard for a smooth, fast ride. She's also fully kitted out with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box for your catches! Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner looking to try your hand at deep-sea fishing, Captain Daniel's reef fishing trip in Miami is the perfect way to create lasting memories with friends and family. Captain Daniel will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, sunscreen, a hat, and a cooler with ice to take home your day’s catch. So, what are you waiting for? Book your adventure today and get ready for an unforgettable day on the water. Read More

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Key Largo Reef Trip

100% (1)
25 ft 1 - 3 People From $233 / person

Captain Maurice offers these action-packed luxurious fishing adventures out of Hawks Cay, Duck Key, and Marathon, Florida. You’ll explore the best nearshore and offshore spots in the area as well as its reef and wrecks that are known for their good fish stocks. Having fished all his life and being an expert in waters throughout Florida, Captain Maurice will do the most to make sure you have an enjoyable day of fishing as well as the best chance for landing a great catch. Some of the species you can catch include various sorts of Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Swordfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and many more challenging species. To attract them, you can bottom fish, kite fish, spin, jig, and more. Kids are welcome to join your trip and you’re free to take home the fish you reel in. Bring nothing but the food of your choice, as Captain Maurice will provide you with all the fishing gear, bait, drinks, licenses, and even catch cleaning. Pick your day and enjoy a wonderful day on the water with your loved ones! He runs his trips aboard a 36’ Yellowfin center console that sits up to 6 guests. This powerful boat runs on triple 300HP Mercury engines and uses full-featured navigation technology to reach fishing spots quickly and safely. The boat’s outriggers, downriggers, snorkeling gear, and livewell will all improve your fishing experience. There’s even a multimedia system you can use as well as an ice-box. Read More

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Key Largo Fishing Adventure

100% (7)
36 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person

A nearshore fishing charter in Key Largo, FL with Captain Chad is an exciting adventure on the crystal-clear waters of the Florida Keys! On this trip, you'll target all kinds of species, trolling live bait for Barracuda, Kingfish, Mahi, and Mackerel, and bottom fishing for Groupers, Snappers, Hogfish, and more! Captain Chad is a seasoned guide and will provide expert guidance on how to catch the many species you'll encounter. He'll also provide bait and tackle, as well as a fishing license for all members of your party! Whether you've been fishing one time or a hundred, you'll be in great hands on this trip. Chad will cater the trip to your experience level, so you can enjoy your time on the water. Chad's 31' ProSport center console is an ideal vessel for these types of trips. With twin Suzuki engines and comfortable seating, you'll able to ride out to the fish grounds with ease. Once you're out there, you can start chasing down trophies or eating fish! Read More

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Live Baiting And Bottomfishing

100% (1)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Key Largo

What are the best fishing charters in Key Largo?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 133 trips in Key Largo, and the most popular trips in the area are Key Largo Adventure guided by Andrew, Epic Biscayne Bay Trip guided by Jason, and Key Largo Reefs & Wrecks guided by Jayme.

Our guides in Key Largo are rated a 4.92 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 Islamorada, Tavernier and Homestead.

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

What types of fishing charters are common in Key Largo?

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

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

The most common fishing techniques in Key Largo 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 Key Largo fishing charters cost?

in Key Largo prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Key Largo is $800. The average price for a full day trip in Key Largo is $1,185.

What month is best for fishing in Key Largo?

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

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

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Key Largo 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 Key Largo. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Key Largo Fishing Charter Overview

Key Largo, known as ""the Diving Capital of the World,"" is home to the only living coral reef in mainland US and the country's first underwater park. This unique fishery is situated between the wild Everglades and the vast Atlantic, offering a diverse range of fishing opportunities that are sure to leave you breathless.

The shallow waters of Key Largo are teeming with Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and Redfish, while the rich reefs are home to big Snapper and Grouper. Venturing further offshore will reward you with Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Kingfish, Marlin, and even Sailfish.

Whether you're a family looking for a half-day trip or a serious sport fisherman seeking to break records on an extended full-day trip, Key Largo has something for everyone. With fishing charters readily available all along the island, finding the perfect captain to ensure you're fishing within the law is easy. Plus, your captain will cover the license, so you can focus on reeling in your catch.

Key Largo Inshore Fishing

Just taking a look at a map of Key Largo and the surrounding waters is enough to get the inshore angler's adrenaline pumping. Located just a short boat ride away are mangrove forests, sandbars, bays, and flats - a backcountry angler's dream. If you want to chase Mangrove Snapper or Redfish in the skinny backwaters, or target Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, or Permit in the bays and flats - a Key Largo inshore fishing trip is exactly what you are looking for.

The coldest Key Largo gets in the winter is around 60 degrees, which is a perfect time to cruise the flats for Permit. As the spring brings around warmer weather, Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, and Snook are readily available to take your bait. For those targeting the coveted Bonefish, the month of September tends to be the most productive. Redfish move into shallower waters beginning in fall and staying through the winter. This is an excellent time to sight fish for Reds in skinny water.

Key Largo Offshore and Deep Sea Fishing

The offshore and deep sea fishing in Key Largo are every bit as good as the inshore fishing. There are countless artificial and natural reefs in the nearshore waters and deeper offshore waters around Key Largo. The Pompano, Grouper, and Barracuda bite is best in the cooler months from november through may with Snapper picking up in March. Yellowtail fire up next with their peak season running April through June. Sharks live in these waters year round and will definitely make your heart race!

If you're looking to target red snapper in Key Largo, the red snapper fishing season in Florida has typically taken place during the summer months, from June through August.

Further offshore, Key Largo deep sea fishing charters typically catch Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and other pelagic monsters like Marlin and Sailfish. For the deep droppers, Swordfish can be caught in the deep water canyons and channels 30 miles or more off the coast of Key Largo.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Key Largo, FL

The most common types of Key Largo fishing charters are reef fishing, offshore fishing, and backcountry fishing. Reef fishing is perfect for beginners and families, as it involves catching snappers, groupers, and other reef fish. Offshore fishing is for the more experienced angler, as it involves catching larger game fish like tuna, mahi-mahi, and sailfish. Backcountry fishing is perfect for those who want to explore the mangrove islands and catch snook, redfish, and tarpon.

When it comes to the types of fish you can catch in Key Largo, it all depends on the type of fishing you're doing. For reef fishing, you can expect to catch yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, and grouper. For offshore fishing, you can expect to catch tuna, mahi-mahi, and sailfish. And for backcountry fishing, you can expect to catch snook, redfish, and tarpon.

Some popular landmarks that Key Largo fishing charters visit include John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. These areas are known for their beautiful coral reefs and diverse marine life, making them the perfect spots for a day of fishing. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Key Largo fishing charter that's perfect for you.

Other Things To Do In Key Largo, FL

While Key Largo fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant Florida city. Take a glass-bottom boat tour to see the stunning coral reefs, or explore the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. For a unique experience, visit the Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center to see rescued birds up close. If you're looking for a thrill, try parasailing or jet skiing. For a more relaxed day, head to the beaches at Harry Harris Park or Anne's Beach. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious seafood at any of the local restaurants.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Andrew is a great captain and person. He’s the best!

    Philip B. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    What an awesome fishing guide! Omg. We caught so many fish. Cool boat, excellent ability to find the fish, great tips on local ways to get cooked for our dinner. Just had a ball!

    Renotta H. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason, he is a true professional. He laid us on plentiful fish. I highly recommend his services and will use him again next year!

    Gary P. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason was excellent. Throughout the trip, he was knowledgable, kind and ensured that we had a great time. He knew all about the species we caught, shared anecdotes from his previous trips and stories from his 15 years of fishing in the keys. We would highly recommend Jason as a guide and we’ll be sure to go out again with him the next time we’re back in the keys

    David P. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our family had a great and memorable afternoon with Captain Andrew! He was so patient and kind with our 7 & 8 year. He put us on a ton of fish and even convinced us to to let him clean some to take to a local restaurant for a fresh fish dinner which was awesome. You can tell he really loves what he does and his genuine enthusiasm to get you on some fish was awesome. Would highly recommend a trip with Captain Andrew!

    Kirk B. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had an amazing day. Captain Jamie knew the perfect spots to catch some great fish. Our family could not have asked for a better day on the water. Captain Jamie was very personable and gave great tips to help us catch as many fish as possible!

    John F. with Jayme S. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Andrew was fantastic! Knows his stuff for sure! Caught everything from Jack Crevalle to snook to a 5' bull shark! Will definitely be headed out with him again!

    Tamsin H. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome time. Captain Andrew worked to put us on the fish, we limited out. Great experience.

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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain and crew did an amazing job. Got us on fish quick! They both were great with my kiddos. Best charter I have ever had. The family will be back for sure!!

    Mahlon L. with Jayme S. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing

    Irwin M. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had the best time! Andrew was a great guide, very hard working. We caught lots of fish! Awesome trip!

    Christy E. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason was amazing! Very knowledgeable and funny. Makes your trip feel like you’re with a friend and for sure worth it!

    Lilly M. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jayme was great and his mate/asst. was additionally amazing. They both made the trip excellent. and we bought some great fish including a trophy sized BARRACUDA

    Jeffrey N. with Jayme S. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    10/10 amazing! Jayme and crew made sure my teenage boys had an amazing experience! Would recommend to anyone!

    Becky J. with Jayme S. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome time!

    Kristopher C. with Jayme S. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Our day out with Captain Jeremy was great! He was able to handle our 13 yr old twins 🤪 and all their shenanigans while managing to get them putting fish in the boat that made amazing fish tacos! 🎣🙌🫶

    Kaycie L. with Jeremy M. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Drew was awesome. We booked a 4 hrs trip and he put us right on fish. He was very personable and knowledgeable. Would definitely book with him again.

    James M. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Excellent/knowledgeable captain.. caught a lot of fish!

    Daniel O. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast. Drew was an amazing Captain. He told us stories about Key Largo and was super helpful. It was so much fun! Can’t wait to do it again.😊

    Lisa M. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip! Lots of fish and good conversation! We’ll be back. We had a blast!

    Brittni H. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

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