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Fishing in Islamorada

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic Islamorada Inshore

100% (8)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Fishing in Fort Myers

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Fort Myers

Fort Myers/Sanibel Fishing Trip

100% (13)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $475
Fishing in Key West

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West "Flex" Sportfishing

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
Fishing in Key Largo

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Adventure

100% (12)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
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Fishing in Islamorada

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Backcountry Quest

100% (4)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
Fishing in Tavernier

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tavernier

Tavernier Backcountry Fishing

100% (7)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $450

Top Cities for Permit Fishing in Florida

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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Flats Fury with Captain Eric in Islamorada

Fish stalk the shallow what aboard a 18 ft Hewes Flats boat with Captain Eric! This boat is a super shallow draft skiff for fishing the skinny waters of Islamorda's gorgeous inshore waters. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Florida Keys while catching fish on the flats and estuaries, or venture back into the Everglades National Park. There are a variety of species to target while Inshore Fishing with Captain Eric-Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, Speckled Sea Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! Captain Eric specializes in Light Tackle Fishing, and with more than five generations of local Florida Keys fishing experiences in his veins. Captain Eric knows where the fish are!! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Fury With Captain Eric

100% (4)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $650
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Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Epic Biscayne Bay Trip in Key Largo

A charter with Captain Jason is super flexible, allowing you to chase your favorite species or cross another fish off your bucket list! If you want to go offshore into the Gulf or fish Biscayne Bay, there are tons of options available—all for a reasonable price! On the bottom, there are multiple species of Snapper, Grouper, and Shark. In the middle depths, there are Jacks, Runners, Permit, Barracuda, and tons of other exciting sportfish. On this charter, you can mix it up, switching techniques depending on which species you're interested in catching. Captain Jason will provide the gear, bait, and licenses. All you need to bring is a sense of adventure, snacks and drinks! Get out there and get hooked! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Epic Biscayne Bay Trip

100% (7)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $350
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Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Everglades Inshore Trip in Islamorada

Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure in the Florida Keys? Islamorada, and the whole Florida Keys, is the perfect backdrops for fishing charters with Captain Mark. Captain Mark 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 Mark can cater your trip to your goals! Kids are always welcome! Inshore fishing the Florida Keys 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 ilands. It's all part of the “backcountry”. 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 Mark will make sure you have an experience you'll be talking about for the rest of your life. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Everglades Inshore Trip

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
trip description for Naples Offshore Structure in Naples

Attention fishing fanatics: join Captain Joseph and get out on this offshore fishing adventure in Naples, FL! On this trip you'll cast off and head out into the vast blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on board a sleek 28' Mako center console. She's equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and technology, and provides 360º of exceptional fishing. You'll primarily be targeting offshore reefs, wrecks, and other structure where big fish like to hang out. Amberjack, Barracuda, Red Grouper, Snapper, Goliath Grouper, Kingfish, and more are all on the menu here, so let Captain Joseph know what species you're most interested in catching! He's seasoned expert with years of experience and local knowledge that he's eager to share with you. He knows all the best spots to find the fish, and he'll make sure you're well-equipped and ready to tackle whatever the ocean throws your way. But this trip isn't just about the fishing! The stunning beauty of the Gulf of Mexico is a sight to behold, and Captain Joseph will take you to some of the most breathtaking spots along the coastline, where you'll witness firsthand the wonders of nature and the abundant marine life that inhabit these waters. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, this offshore fishing charter in Naples, Florida, promises to be an unforgettable experience. Book your trip today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Naples Offshore Structure

100% (4)
28 ft 1 - 6 People From $800
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
Fishing in Naples
trip description for Nearshore Trip with Captain Phil in Naples

Captain Phil welcomes you aboard his brand new 24 Avenger with a tower on it for Tarpon fishing and Permit fishing on the nearshore wrecks! Captain Phil has been serving clients in the Naples area since 1996. He offers nearshore fishing adventures for the entire family and for serious anglers. These Nearshore fishing excursions can be day or night trips, fishing the Gulf of Mexico for grouper, snapper, cobia, permit, kingfish, barracuda, and giant Jewfish on the wrecks. Captain Phil will provide all the fishing gear (rods, reels, tackle, bait), fishing licenses, water, ice. Anything else you’d like to eat or drink you should bring along with you. Though there is usually ample room in our onboard coolers, you may bring a small cooler for your provisions if you’d prefer. Clothing is seasonal, but it’s sunny down in South Florida and most often quite warm. Layering is recommended, especially utilizing anti-UV protective clothing. Captain Phil suggest sunblock, polarized sunglasses, and a hat. Shoes should be made for wet surfaces. Plan on memorable moments, so bring your favorite camera. No handheld GPS devices are allowed on board, thank you! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Naples

Nearshore Trip With Captain Phil

100% (5)
24 ft 1 - 5 People From $700
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
Fishing in Islamorada
trip description for Islamorada Angling Excursion in Islamorada

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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Islamorada Angling Excursion

100% (6)
22 ft 1 - 5 People From $850
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Everything to Know About Booking a Florida permit fishing charter

What are the best permit fishing charters in Florida?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 99 permit trips in Florida, and the most popular trips in the area are Epic Islamorada Inshore guided by Ron, Fort Myers/Sanibel Fishing Trip guided by James, and Key West "Flex" Sportfishing guided by John.

Our guides in Florida are rated a 4.96 out of 5 based on 2682 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.

The most popular cities to book a Permit charter in Florida are Key West, Islamorada and Homestead.

Looking for kid friendly permit guides / fishing lessons in Florida? Check out our beginner and family friendly permit guides in Florida.

What types of permit fishing charters are common in Florida?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for permit in Florida as well as inshore fishing, flats fishing, and nearshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Florida are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but fly fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Florida permit fishing charters cost?

for permit in Florida prices can range anywhere from about $600 to $1,300, but the average price for a half day trip for permit in Florida is $712. The average price for a full day trip for permit in Florida is $1,038.

What month is best for permit fishing in Florida?

The most popular season for permit fishing in Florida is spring, and most anglers book their trips 23 days in advance.

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

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent guide. Worked hard to get us into the fish. Caught over 40 fish. Having snapper and trout for dinner!

    Unknown U. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Jason was lively and knowledgeable. He definitely knows the area and loves fishing. He put us on a few good spots and we had fun. I will definitely choose him again!

    Dennis R. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide and person. Fishing was great will be back again someday.

    Nathan G. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guy, great trip

    Doug K. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a fantastic trip with Robert, he got us into plenty of action including an 80lb Tarpon with a couple other hook ups. We then poled an area and caught some juvenile Tarpon that was a blast. And last but not least, Robert put us on some screaming bonefish, my buddy and I each landed a pair of bones. Thanks for an Awesome trip Robert. Tight lines👍

    Thomas M. with Robert H. of Cudjoe Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic trip! We had a wonderful time!

    Diane S. with Jon-Paul H. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Spencer picked us up as scheduled. Boat was extremely clean and well prepared. We were fishing for tarpon and had a wonderful time. Hooked into multiple fish and had one giant. Spencer was amazing overall and would absolutely do it again. Couldn’t recommend him more.

    Patrick H. with Spencer C. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day on the water. Caught a variety of fish, some bigger some smaller. Captain Jason proved to be a real people person, in firm control of his craft. Great conversationalist. Definitely would go out with him again.

    John U. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Tough day lots if wind. Still found fish, had a blast Chandler is an excellent guide coming back for more Tarpon

    Paul G. with Chandler W. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. James’ excellent customer care and service was only exceeded by his fishing and boating knowledge. We felt safe and well cared for on a two day trip where both days exceeded our expectations! We experienced great numbers of fish caught, which was exactly what we asked him to provide us! Kudos to a genuinely nice young man who damn sure knows how to help you catch fish and have fun! Good boat and equipment as well. 5 stars easy!

    Patrick M. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Fishing with Captain Randy was a blast caught plenty of bonefish and some sharks Randy is a cool dude really enjoyed my trip

    Rick B. with Randy S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James was excellent. Very knowledgeable and personable. Put us on fish all morning. I would highly recommended him.

    Mike S. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James was amazing. He was very helpful and patient with my kids. Robbie

    Robert G. with James G. of Fort Myers, 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

  • ★★★★★
    My husband and son had nothing but great things to say about their trip! “Best trip ever” per my son. They were able to catch a 40+ lb grouper! They loved every minute and said Spencer was super knowledgeable! Worth every penny for the experience!

    Michelle P. with Spencer C. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    James was a great captain! He and his first mate were great with our kids and super helpful with always keeping bait on and casts in the best spots. He was very knowledgeable about the area, the different types of fish and how to spot the right areas. We would highly recommend taking a day trip with James.

    Erica L. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Damn great time on the water with Ben. He was willing to quickly adjust to last minute changes (remember, when you are replying to messages from Captain Experiences they might not get to the guide you are using through them). Ben got us into multiple species of fish using various methods of angling. When our time was up, we had a few "keepers" that Ben filleted up for us. It was a perfect day on the water. Thanks for the great time Ben and, more importantly, thank you for your service to our country! DO NOT HESITATE to book a trip with Ben.

    Lapene M. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain James is an outstanding guide. He is knowledgable and professional. He is passionate about fishing and conservation. He had us catching fish and showed us an abundance of wildlife. A highly competent Captain (and crew). Thanks Joe. 10/10 we will be booking again!

    Karen L. with James G. of Fort Myers, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Everything was top notch, Great communication from start to finish. Capt and 1 Mate were both professional and knowledgeable and put me on fish. Only down side was when I lost a Sailfish 🙁 but landed this nice Barracuda off a Tripple set of Barracudas 🤷‍♂️😂

    John C. with Thomas D. of Key West, Florida

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