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Epic Biscayne Bay Trip

100% (5)
18 ft 1 - 3 People $$
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Key Largo Reef And Offshore

100% (1)
34 ft 1 - 5 People $$
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Blue Water Trip

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Reef Fishing Action

100% (2)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Key Largo Offshore Mixed Bag

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Key Largo Reef Trip

100% (1)
25 ft 1 - 3 People $$

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trip description for Deep Sea, Wreck and Reef in Key Largo

We offer 4, 6 & 8 hour fishing tours with a maximum capacity of 6 passengers. Please note that the pricing is for the entire charter, not per person. Our package includes fishing licenses, equipment, bait, tackle, fuel, ice, and filleting your catch. We highly recommend wearing light, SPF clothing to protect you from the sun. Sunscreen, hats, and polarized sunglasses are also highly suggested. For safety and traction, we recommend wearing sneakers or closed-toed shoes, and we discourage flip flops, although they are permitted. Seasickness can ruin an otherwise fantastic day on the water. If you are susceptible to sea sickness or are uncertain if you are affected, we suggest asking your physician for an anti-motion sickness patch. Over-the-counter remedies have varying degrees of efficacy. Charters that return to the dock early at the client's request will be charged the entire amount booked for the charter. There are no exceptions. We strive to provide every guest with an outstanding deep sea fishing tour in Key Largo FL and will make every effort to accommodate any disability, need or or special request. Please indicate any assistance required in the online booking notes section. We are excited to go fishing with you and wish you tight lines! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Deep Sea, Wreck And Reef

NEW
34 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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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 $$
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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
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trip description for SALTWATER SAFARI REEF TRIP in Islamorada

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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

SALTWATER SAFARI REEF TRIP

75% (4)
1 - 4 People $$
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trip description for Islamorada Offshore Experience in Islamorada

Join Captain Tony on this incredible offshore sportfishing trip here in Islamorada, Florida! Islamorada is known worldwide as a Mecca for sportfishing, and there's no better guide to the rich waters here than Captain Tony. On board his sleek and comfortable 32' SeaVee center console, you'll have a perfect opportunity to chase a variety of classic sportfish, including Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo towards the top of the water column, plus a bunch of Grouper and Snapper species that lurk down in the reefs and rocks. Whatever fish you want to go after or method you want to try, just let Captain Tony know, and he'll get you properly set up for success! He also has tons of expert pointers to improve your fish-fighting skills and put you in the best possible position to catch a new personal best. Captain Tony will also switch gears in order to give you a superior experience, whether that means switching to bottomfishing midway through, or letting out trolling lines, drift fishing, or otherwise. Captain Tony's 32' SeaVee is a beautiful boat, and sports twin 300-HP Yamaha engines and a Seakeeper system that prevents boat roll and seasickness! As a center console vessel, you'll be able to fish 360º around the boat, making it perfect for groups of up to six people. Plus, she features recently-updated electronics, side-scanning sonar, radar, multiple live wells, and an oversized box for your big fish. Captain Tony will provide all rods, reels and tackle. All you need to bring are good vibes and whatever you care to eat and drink. Enjoy your day out on the water! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Offshore Experience

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32 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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trip description for Deep Water Adventure in Islamorada

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Deep Water Adventure

100% (4)
32 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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trip description for Deep Dive Bounty: Reef & Wreck in Islamorada

The only operator in the Florida Keys to specialize in both Freedive and Scuba spearfishing charters. 
Spearfishing, when done correctly, is the most sustainable way to harvest fish. We offer spearfishing charters to all experience levels for both freedivers and scuba divers. Leave all the logistics to us! We take care of your fishing licenses, dive/spearfishing equipment, and assist you in the water to ensure you hunt the correct size of the fish in season. After your spearfishing charter, we will fillet your catch and package it for your convenience! 
Diver safety and the safety of the marine life we visit are our number one priorities on all charters. For this reason, you will always be accompanied by one of our professional spearfishing guides, included in your charter price. Our private spearfishing charters offer you the very best spearfishing in the upper Florida Keys! Islamorada is blessed with multiple species to hunt year-round, anytime is a good time to spearfish in the Florida Keys! Everything is included for these adventures including all the necessary equipment, tanks, weights, in-water guide, and of course your captain. Aluminum or steel tanks are available, and enriched air is included if certified. (4 hours, 2 tanks) (6 hours, 3 tanks) (8 hours, 4 tanks) Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Deep Dive Bounty: Reef & Wreck

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32 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Key Largo black grouper fishing charter

What are the best black grouper fishing charters in Key Largo?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 26 black grouper trips in Key Largo, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Biscayne Bay Trip guided by Jason, Key Largo Reef and Offshore guided by Jim, and Blue Water Trip guided by Bryon.

Our guides in Key Largo are rated a 4.83 out of 5 based on 2549 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 Black Grouper charter include Islamorada and Tavernier.

Looking for kid friendly black grouper guides / fishing lessons in Key Largo? Check out our beginner and family friendly black grouper guides in Key Largo.

What types of black grouper fishing charters are common in Key Largo?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black grouper in Key Largo as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Key Largo black grouper fishing charters cost?

for black grouper in Key Largo prices can range anywhere from about $750 to $1,700, but the average price for a half day trip for black grouper in Key Largo is $887. The average price for a full day trip for black grouper in Key Largo is $1,360.

What month is best for black grouper fishing in Key Largo?

The most popular season for black grouper fishing in Key Largo is spring, and most anglers book their trips 38 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Key Largo 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 Key Largo.

What is black grouper fishing in Key Largo all about?

In the waters around Key Largo, Florida, black grouper are a prized target for anglers seeking a thrilling fishing experience. These large and powerful fish, characterized by their dark coloration and robust bodies, inhabit the reefs, wrecks, and rocky structures that dot the area's coastline. Black grouper are renowned for their strong fighting abilities and delicious flesh, making them a highly sought-after species among anglers in Key Largo. Whether fishing from a charter boat, private vessel, or from the shore, targeting black grouper promises an exciting challenge and the potential for a memorable catch.

Black grouper fishing in Key Largo often involves deploying a variety of techniques to entice these elusive predators into biting. One common method is bottom fishing with natural baits such as squid, mullet, or pinfish. Anglers anchor near reef structures or underwater features where black grouper are known to congregate and drop baited rigs to the seabed. Patience is key as anglers wait for the telltale tug of a grouper taking the bait. Additionally, trolling with diving plugs or jigging with heavy lures can also be effective techniques for targeting black grouper in deeper waters or around submerged structures.

Understanding the seasonal patterns and behavior of black grouper is essential for successful fishing in Key Largo. While black grouper can be found in the area year-round, certain times of the year may offer more productive fishing opportunities. Spring and summer are typically considered peak seasons for black grouper fishing in Key Largo, as warmer water temperatures stimulate increased activity and feeding behavior among these fish. However, with their strong territorial instincts and preference for structure, black grouper can be targeted successfully throughout the year with the right tactics and perseverance.

What are the most popular months to fish for black grouper in Key Largo?

In Key Largo, black grouper seasons provide anglers with specific windows of opportunity to target this prized game fish in the waters surrounding the Florida Keys. The black grouper, a member of the Serranidae family, is highly sought after for its firm texture and delicious taste. Understanding the seasonal patterns of black grouper can be crucial for planning successful fishing trips. Generally, the peak seasons for black grouper fishing in Key Largo coincide with spring and summer when these fish are more active and abundant in nearshore and offshore waters. During these warmer months, black grouper move into shallower waters to spawn and feed, making them more accessible to anglers.

Fall also offers favorable conditions for black grouper fishing in Key Largo. As the water temperatures begin to cool, black grouper may transition to deeper waters and offshore reefs, providing opportunities for anglers to target them in different habitats. Additionally, fall sees a decrease in fishing pressure compared to the busy summer season, allowing anglers to enjoy a more peaceful and relaxed fishing experience while still having a chance to hook into trophy-sized black grouper. Anglers can employ a variety of techniques such as bottom fishing with live or cut bait, jigging, or trolling to target black grouper during the fall season.

Winter tends to be less productive for black grouper fishing in Key Largo compared to the warmer months. As water temperatures drop, black grouper may become less active and migrate to deeper waters or seek out warmer habitats. While black grouper can still be caught during the winter season, anglers may need to adjust their tactics and target areas with structure or deeper reefs where these fish may congregate to seek refuge from cooler temperatures. Despite the challenges posed by winter conditions, dedicated anglers who brave the elements can still be rewarded with memorable catches of black grouper in the waters of Key Largo.

What techniques are popular for catching black grouper in Key Largo?

In Key Largo, anglers employ various techniques to target black grouper, a prized game fish known for its firm texture and delicious flavor. One common method is bottom fishing with live or cut bait. Anglers use heavy tackle and drop baited rigs to the ocean floor near reefs, ledges, or underwater structures where black grouper often lurk. Live baits such as pinfish, mullet, or grunts are particularly effective in enticing these fish, as they prefer live prey. Additionally, cut bait such as squid or mullet can also attract black grouper, especially when presented near their favored habitats. Patience and precision are key when bottom fishing for black grouper, as anglers wait for the telltale tug of these powerful fish before setting the hook.

Another effective technique for black grouper fishing in Key Largo is jigging. Anglers use heavy jigs or metal lures to mimic the movements of injured baitfish, enticing strikes from hungry black grouper. Jigging allows anglers to cover a wide area of water and explore different depths where black grouper may be lurking. Varying the speed and motion of the jigging technique can help entice strikes from black grouper, as they are attracted to the erratic movements of the lures. This active fishing approach requires skill and finesse, but it can yield rewarding catches of black grouper in the waters of Key Largo.

Trolling is also a productive method for targeting black grouper in Key Largo, particularly in offshore waters or along underwater structures. Anglers use downriggers or planer boards to present lures or rigged baits at varying depths while covering a large area of water. Adjusting trolling speeds and depths helps anglers target black grouper at their preferred depth, increasing their chances of success. Additionally, trolling allows anglers to explore different areas and cover more ground, increasing their opportunities to encounter black grouper. Whether employing bottom fishing, jigging, or trolling, anglers in Key Largo have a variety of techniques at their disposal to target these prized game fish.

What other species are popular in Key Largo?

In addition to black grouper, Key Largo offers anglers a rich diversity of fish species to target, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One prized catch is the yellowtail snapper, renowned for its sweet and mild flavor. Yellowtail snapper can be found around reefs, wrecks, and offshore structures throughout the year, making them a popular target for anglers in Key Largo. Anglers often use light tackle and live bait such as shrimp or pilchards to entice these colorful fish, which provide thrilling fights and delectable meals.

Another sought-after species in Key Largo is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. Mahi-mahi are prized for their vibrant colors, acrobatic jumps, and excellent table fare. These pelagic fish inhabit offshore waters, often congregating around floating debris, weed lines, or offshore structures where they prey on smaller fish and crustaceans. Anglers targeting mahi-mahi in Key Largo typically use trolling techniques with artificial lures or rigged baits to cover a wide area of water and locate feeding fish. Mahi-mahi fishing in Key Largo offers anglers an exhilarating offshore adventure and the chance to hook into some of the most colorful and exciting fish in the ocean.

Additionally, Key Largo's coastal waters are home to a variety of other prized species, including mutton snapper, mangrove snapper, grouper species such as red grouper and gag grouper, king mackerel, wahoo, tuna, sailfish, and tarpon, among others. Whether fishing from shore, pier, or boat, anglers can explore a range of habitats and depths in pursuit of their favorite catches. With its diverse marine ecosystem and abundance of fishing opportunities, Key Largo remains a top destination for anglers seeking memorable experiences on the water.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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 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

  • ★★★★★
    Great time! Very nice guy, helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely go out again.

    Jeff C. with Daniel P. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time, knowledgeable and cool captain! Highly recommend!

    Gary G. with Jason C. of Key Largo, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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

    Kevin O. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    An excellent day on the beautiful keys water. Started with overcast but the sun did come out as well as the fish. All three of us had a wonderful time thanks to Captain Pete and Christy. They were kind, helpful and great fun to be around. We would definitely come back and go with Captain Pete again! Thank you for a wonderful day!

    Kelly P. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. I will definatly go again with capt. Pete next time I'm here

    Jason J. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Wow what a great time we had. Captain Scott was awesome caught some fish, great conversation as well would recommend to anybody.

    Nickolas T. with Scott G. of Tavernier, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Pete and his wife could not have been any nicer and their boat was perfect. Pete kept us on the water longer than our trip was scheduled for trying to put some fish in the boat (we caught 1 tile fish and 3 vermillion that were just over 12 inches) I know the captain cannot control the bite as I have been on 100’s of charters however we fished with one rod the entire day! It was an electric reel since we were fishing in 600 plus feet of water. I spent almost the entire day watching my girlfriend dropping her line down and flipping the switch to bring it back up. That certainly is not what we had in mind when we booked the trip. We should have had two rods to fish with and moved into the reefs for some snapper, yellow tail or something but to deep drop the entire with one rig and zero activity was really disappointing.

    Jason C. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Pete and Chisty were great. Although we did not catch any keepers, we had a great time trying

    William I. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day fishing with Capt. Pete and Christy! Our teenager got his first deep sea fishing experience and reeled in a couple huge tilefish, which made for a great dinner that evening and we had plenty more to take home. We would definitely take another trip with Capt. Pete and Christy on our next trip to the area and I'll recommend them to others.

    Charity P. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Scott was great

    Jacob H. with Scott G. of Tavernier, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great time! Captain Pete and his wife were a great time! We will come back for sure!

    Michael I. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a blast! Captain Pete made sure we caught some great reef fish. We caught 2 Spanish mackerel, a yellow trail, a barracuda (large and mean), and a few others. It was so much fun! My 16 year old that loves to fish in Nebraska has the best time!

    Kristi P. with Pete R. of Islamorada, 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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