facebook pixel

Kingfish Fishing Charters In Key Largo

Easily find a Key Largo fishing guide that fits your needs. Confidently book your next day on the water.

4.82/5 Average Rating


Experts Available 24/7

Licensed & Insured Guides

100% Weather Guarantee

Recently Booked Kingfish Fishing Charters Near Key Largo, Fl

Fishing in Key Largo

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Reef Fishing Action

100% (2)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Fishing in Key Largo

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Fishing Fiesta

NEW
38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Key Largo

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Offshore

NEW
24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Key Largo

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Offshore Mixed Bag

NEW
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Fishing in Key Largo

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Keys Fishing Extravaganza

NEW
38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Key Largo

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Fishing Adventure

NEW
36 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Most Popular Types of Kingfish Trips in Key Largo

“Our Damn Good Guides go above and beyond to provide you an incredible trip, and we’ve handpicked every single one. We’re passionate about the outdoors and about empowering people to find the perfect-match guide for the trip of a lifetime, every time.”

Jonathan and Attison   |   Co-founders   |   Austin, Texas

More Kingfish Fishing Charters Near Key Largo, Fl

Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
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 $$
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Offshore Pelagics - 38’ Outer Banks in Key Largo

Head out with Captain Dustin to experience Key Largo's Elite Sportfishing dream aboard a 38' Outer Banks! On this Offshore adventure you can have the opportunity to catch pelagics like Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. Depending on weather conditions Captain Dustin will show you how to Kite fish for Sailfish, and troll different depths for Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. You'll be fishing in comfort and in style aboard Captain Dustin's 38' Sportfisher. 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! Captain Dustin runs other trips as well, so if you're looking for a short trip with Captain Dustin and his knowledgeable, personable, and fun crew, see below the reviews section to check availability for their Reef trips, Wreck trips, Shark trips, and much more. Family owned and operated, they have over 40 combined years of fishing experience in South Florida and The Bahamas. ​Just let us know what your looking to do and we'll get you set up! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Offshore Pelagics - 38’ Outer Banks

NEW
38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Live Baiting and Bottomfishing in Key Largo

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Live Baiting And Bottomfishing

NEW
31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Deep Sea and Barrier Reef Fishing in Islamorada

On this 6 hr excursion, you'll be able to get out on to Islamorada Barrier Reef where you can target a wide variety of top-notch gamefish, including Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Wahoo, Tuna , and more! These fish offer something for every angler–great eating, hard fighting, and tons of bites. Captain Sal runs a couple different boats under his operation down there in Islamorada, but these trips are usually run on his 25’ SeaHunter center console, equipped with a 350 Mercury outboard. It’s the perfect size boat to zip out to the reef comfortably, has plenty of space to spread your group out and fish, and has all the necessary fish boxes to keep your catch cold on your way back to the dock. Sal will provide everything for the trips, including fishing licenses, waters, ice, and cooler space if you’d like to bring your own snacks and drinks! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Deep Sea And Barrier Reef Fishing

NEW
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Damn Good
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Islamorada Fishing with Capt Pete in Islamorada

Embark on an unforgettable multi-activity fishing trip tailored to your preferences in the beautiful waters of Islamorada. Get ready for a day filled with excitement and relaxation as you customize your adventure! Reef Fishing: Experience the thrill of fishing on the reefs edge, targeting a variety of fish including Triggerfish, Yellowtail Snapper, Cero Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Grouper. This family-friendly activity is perfect for all skill levels, promising a relaxing and rewarding fishing experience. Shark Fishing: Are you ready for a battle with a toothy monster? Engage in catch and release shark fishing, where you can test your skills against these powerful predators. Feel the adrenaline rush as you conquer the challenges of reeling in these impressive creatures. Bay Fishing: Explore the serene bay waters and reel in Mangrove Snappers, Groupers, Jack Crevalle, and other exciting species. Bay fishing offers a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere, perfect for families and anglers looking to enjoy a peaceful day on the water. Trolling/Wreck Fishing: Take your fishing adventure to the next level by targeting species like Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi. Whether you're trolling or fishing near wrecks, this activity provides an opportunity to catch larger game fish and experience the thrill of the chase. Snorkeling: Dive into the crystal-clear waters surrounding the world-famous Alligator Reef Lighthouse. Immerse yourself in the vibrant marine life and explore the stunning underwater ecosystem. Snorkeling is a breathtaking activity that allows you to connect with nature and witness the beauty of the Florida Keys. Customize your multi-activity fishing trip in Islamorada today and create a truly personalized adventure. Whether you're seeking the thrill of fishing, or the beauty of snorkeling, this experience promises to exceed your expectations. Book now and prepare for a day filled with excitement, relaxation, and cherished moments on the picturesque waters of Islamorada. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Fishing With Capt Pete

100% (3)
37 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Keys Offshore Fishing Adventure in Islamorada

If you've been looking to do more than just sunbathe in Tavernier, FL, then this trip has your name on it! Get out on the crystal-clear waters of the Florida Keys and bag some absolutely delicious fish with Captain Chris, an experienced angler, great captain, and professional chef! Catch and cook trips available upon request . On this trip, you'll be going after pelagic species such as Mahi, black fin tuna , king fish , and wahoo, all delicious eating fish! You'll be fishing from Captain Chris' 26' TwinVee catamaran—a fast, comfortable, and extremely stable boat that's great for this area. She's packing twin Suzuki engines with a combined 300 horsepower, so you'll get off the dock in no time. The boat also features a 50-gallon livewell for bait, a hardtop to keep you out of the sun, and a freshwater rinse if you decide to take a swim! Captain Chris will bring everything else you need for a blue-ribbon day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need is sunscreen, a hat, and a pair of polarized sunglasses. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Keys Offshore Fishing Adventure

NEW
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
See All Kingfish Trips in Key Largo

Everything to Know About Booking a Key Largo kingfish fishing charter

What are the best kingfish fishing charters in Key Largo?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 32 kingfish trips in Key Largo, and the most popular trips in the area are Reef Fishing Action guided by Eric, Key Largo Offshore guided by Andrew, and Key Largo Fishing Fiesta guided by Dustin.

Our guides in Key Largo are rated a 4.82 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 Kingfish charter include Islamorada and Tavernier.

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

What types of kingfish fishing charters are common in Key Largo?

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

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

How much do Key Largo kingfish fishing charters cost?

for kingfish in Key Largo prices can range anywhere from about $850 to $1,800, but the average price for a half day trip for kingfish in Key Largo is $971. The average price for a full day trip for kingfish in Key Largo is $1,403.

What month is best for kingfish fishing in Key Largo?

The most popular season for kingfish 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 kingfish and what are the bag limits for kingfish 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 kingfish fishing in Key Largo all about?

Key Largo, situated in the Florida Keys, offers excellent opportunities for anglers to target kingfish, also known as king mackerel. These sleek and powerful pelagic fish are abundant in the offshore waters surrounding Key Largo, particularly during the cooler months of the year. Kingfish are highly prized among anglers for their aggressive strikes, fast runs, and delicious flesh, making them a popular target species for both recreational and commercial fishermen in the area.

One of the most popular techniques for catching kingfish in Key Largo is trolling. Anglers troll a variety of artificial lures, such as spoons, plugs, and skirted baits, behind a moving boat at varying depths to entice strikes from kingfish. High-speed trolling is often employed to cover large areas of water and locate schools of actively feeding fish. Additionally, live bait fishing with baits such as blue runners, goggle eyes, or pilchards can be highly effective for targeting kingfish, especially when fished near offshore structures, reefs, or artificial wrecks where kingfish often congregate.

Kingfish are known for their aggressive feeding behavior and can be found in a range of depths, from nearshore waters to offshore reefs and wrecks. Anglers targeting kingfish in Key Largo often venture out to depths of 100 feet or more in search of these prized game fish. Kingfish tournaments are also popular events in Key Largo, attracting anglers from far and wide to compete for prizes and bragging rights. With its productive fishing grounds and abundance of kingfish, Key Largo offers an exciting and rewarding experience for anglers seeking to reel in these fast and powerful pelagic predators.

What are the most popular months to fish for kingfish fishing in Key Largo?

In Key Largo, the kingfish fishing season spans throughout the year, but certain times are more favorable for targeting these prized pelagic fish. Kingfish are generally more abundant in the waters surrounding Key Largo during the cooler months of the year, particularly from late fall to early spring. During this time, cooler water temperatures stimulate increased feeding activity among kingfish, drawing them closer to the surface and making them more accessible to anglers.

The peak season for kingfish fishing in Key Largo typically occurs from late winter to early spring, roughly from February to April. During these months, kingfish are actively feeding in preparation for their spawning season, leading to heightened catch rates and larger fish being caught. Anglers targeting kingfish during the peak season often encounter schools of these fast and powerful predators near offshore structures, reefs, and wrecks, where they congregate to feed on baitfish and other prey.

While kingfish can be caught year-round in Key Largo, summer months may see a decrease in catch rates as water temperatures rise and kingfish migrate to deeper, cooler waters offshore. However, dedicated anglers can still find success targeting kingfish during the summer months by adjusting their tactics and focusing on areas with favorable conditions, such as offshore reefs, ledges, and artificial structures. Overall, Key Largo offers ample opportunities for anglers to target kingfish throughout the year, with the peak season providing optimal conditions for a successful and rewarding fishing experience.

What techniques are popular for catching kingfish in Key Largo?

Kingfish fishing in Key Largo requires anglers to employ a variety of techniques to maximize their chances of success. One of the most effective methods for targeting kingfish is trolling. Anglers typically use downriggers or planers to present lures and baits at varying depths while trolling along the edges of offshore reefs, drop-offs, and artificial structures. Common lures for trolling include spoons, plugs, and skirted baits in bright colors that mimic the kingfish's natural prey. High-speed trolling is often employed to cover large areas of water quickly and locate active kingfish schools.

Live bait fishing is another popular technique for targeting kingfish in Key Largo. Anglers commonly use live baits such as blue runners, goggle eyes, pilchards, and threadfin herring to entice kingfish into striking. These baits are typically fished near the surface or suspended at mid-depths using kite fishing, balloon rigs, or drifting techniques. Live bait fishing allows anglers to present a natural-looking prey item to kingfish and increases the likelihood of enticing a strike from these fast and aggressive predators.

In addition to trolling and live bait fishing, vertical jigging can be an effective technique for targeting kingfish in Key Largo, particularly when fishing over wrecks, reefs, and other underwater structures. Anglers use heavy metal jigs and employ a rapid up-and-down motion to simulate the movement of injured baitfish, enticing kingfish to strike. Vertical jigging allows anglers to cover a wide range of depths and target kingfish holding at various levels in the water column. By employing a combination of trolling, live bait fishing, and vertical jigging techniques, anglers in Key Largo can increase their chances of hooking into these prized pelagic predators and enjoy an exhilarating fishing experience.

What other species are popular in Key Largo?

In addition to kingfish, Key Largo offers anglers a diverse range of fish species to target, both inshore and offshore. One popular species among anglers is the mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. These colorful and acrobatic fish are commonly found in the offshore waters surrounding Key Largo, particularly near floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures. Mahi-mahi are prized for their delicious flesh and provide exhilarating fights, making them a sought-after catch for anglers of all skill levels.

Another prized species in Key Largo is the sailfish, known for its impressive size, speed, and acrobatic leaps. Sailfish are abundant in the offshore waters of Key Largo, particularly during the winter and early spring months when they migrate along the coast in search of prey. Anglers target sailfish using trolling, live bait fishing, and kite fishing techniques, enjoying thrilling battles as they reel in these majestic game fish. Sailfish are highly prized for their fighting abilities and are often released after being caught to preserve their populations for future generations.

Additionally, Key Largo offers opportunities to target a variety of reef and bottom-dwelling species, including snapper, grouper, and amberjack. Anglers can venture out to the nearby reefs and wrecks to bottom fish for species such as yellowtail snapper, mutton snapper, and red grouper. These reef species are prized for their delicious flesh and provide exciting fishing opportunities for anglers of all ages. With its diverse range of fish species and productive fishing grounds, Key Largo offers something for every angler, from novice to seasoned pro.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful day fishing with Chris. He is incredibly knowledgeable and his passion for fishing really shows. We had three younger kids with and he definitely knows how to make it a great experience for even the novice fishermen. We would definitely take another trip with captain Chris!

    Donald S. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Chris was amazing! He taught everyone how to properly fish and catch fish. We caught plenty of fish even though he said it was a light day. We were pretty excited to get a wide variety of fish including a couple different groupers and some nurse sharks. Hopefully his new term for the nurse shark will follow him on many voyages to come! We all had a great time would totally recommend and would love to come back!

    Kevin Z. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

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

    Nancy J. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Outstanding!!!! Chris is the best fish guide I’ve ever been out with out of Islamorada.

    Juan A. with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mark was awesome!!! Highly recommend booking a tour with him.

    Mark N. with Mark G. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time! Captain Paul was great and John worked his butt off to get is on fish. Highly recommend.

    Mike H. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I went on my 1st trip out of Islemorada with my son. The action was unbelievable! Capt Paul and his mate John put us on the fish early and often. It was our best fishing trip ever! It definitely won’t be our last. Thanks again Capt. Paul!

    Joe H. with Paul J. of Islamorada, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Paul and John were excellent today. We had so much fun and were treated very well. Highly recommend him to anyone.

    Robert S. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain and crew were great. All around amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend.

    Ian M. with Pete R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Chris rocks!!! Personable and knowledgeable. Great day fishing. Will recommend

    Sharon with Chris P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had an amazing trip with Captain Paul and excellent deck hand John. We would recommend Paul, John, and Reef Runner to all looking to book an offshore trip.

    Scott B. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Paul and First Mate John were awesome. Captain Paul found fish quickly and after a school of Mahi would pass, he was able to find another quickly. John worked his butt off hooking up bait for the next school and changing lines as needed. Definitely a great time with knowledgeable fishermen. Wouldn’t hesitate to book another trip.

    Dan H. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome fishing trip with captain Paul and John! Knowledgeable and very helpful! Got a lot of fish on and came back with some mahi! Cleaned out fish and filleted. Got recommendations on where to take our fish to eat and who to see to send our fish back home!

    Ashley B. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. Paul and his mate John make the perfect team. The expertise and knowledge in which they performed their job made for an extremely successful and pleasant experience. We will definitely book a trip with Capt. Paul and John the next time we are in the keys.

    Paul P. with Paul J. 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

What's biting in Key Largo?

View Kingfish Fishing Reports from our damn good guides.

Didn't Find What You Were Looking For?

Our guides are Damn Good Guides, which means they’re licensed, insured and vetted by our team of outdoor experts who know them on a first-name basis. We hand pick our Damn Good Guides, and our network spans all across the country and beyond.

The proof is in the pudding, and we’re incredibly proud of our 4.9 / 5 average review score. Hit the button below to see more trip options:

See All Kingfish Trips in Key Largo