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Drift Fishing Charters Near Tavernier, Fl
Captain Frank offers these world-class fishing charters in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World—Islamorada! The Keys hold the largest variety of migratory game fish in the world, providing Frank's many clients with the charter fishing experience of a lifetime! Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice fisherman, he can accommodate all your Florida Keys charter fishing needs. Come enjoy a fun, safe, and action-packed day of offshore fishing in the #1 fishing destination in the US. Just offshore of the Florida Keys, the Gulf Stream flows with an ever-changing population of highly sought-after game fish. Throughout the seasons, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Marlin, Tuna, Kingfish, and Wahoo, (just to name a few) migrate here to feed and offer fishermen the thrill of a lifetime! Simply put Florida Keys offshore fishing or deep-sea fishing is best described as any fishing done while the boat is in motion. The depths that you'll fish will range sometimes dramatically depending on the fish we are targeting. **Action at the Humps** Off the shores of Islamorada lie several seamounts, which are basically underwater mountainous formations. As the sea currents rush against these formations huge schools of baitfish are trapped attracting predators - the highly sought-after sport fish you're looking for! These "humps," as they're called, provide dependable deep-sea action unlike any fishing grounds in the world. There you'll look for large flocks of diving birds, and fish crashing, when you see it you know you are in for an exciting day of fishing in the Florida Keys. **Mahi-Mahi** There is nothing quite like getting into a school of mahi-mahi and watching them fly through the crystal clear water after your bait. Once in a school, you can expect lots of excitement on deck as several lines hook up at once. Dolphin can be quite acrobatic putting on a spectacular show. In the spring and summer dolphins are plentiful from the Islamorada hump to the west hump and almost anywhere in between. Captain Frank will watch carefully for diving frigate birds and floating debris. Once he's zeroed in on the dolphin, these magnificently colorful fish can be lured into quite a feeding frenzy. **Tuna** In the winter months, Black Fin Tuna are plentiful on the Islamorada hump. We troll live bait while pitching pilchards over the side. Smaller Blackfins also make for great bait to catch those monster AJ's (amberjack). This is a fight you won't soon forget! **Marlin** We always have a pitch rod ready should a sailfish or marlin decide to show up for feeding time. We will also have a rod rigged with a wire leader ready, fishing the humps for wahoo. With all the many different fishing opportunities while offshore fishing, it takes an experienced captain and a hard-working first mate, who have prepared the right rods for the job. Speed and know-how are the key if you don't want to miss a big fish guest appearance. While fishing for targeted species on your Florida Keys fishing charter Captain Frank knows what is likely to show up and will always be prepared in the case that they do! **Sailfish** Florida Keys Sailfish season typically begins in November. As the summer begins to cool off with those first cold fronts on a north wind. This is when the sailfish begin to migrate south, following bait schools. The Sailfish season usually really kicks into high gear after the first of the year. Captain Frank looks for stellar sailfish catches following a cold front this time of year with about a 15k not north wind. Florida Keys sailfish charters are a fun, exciting, and action-packed day on the water. Nothing quite compares to watching a sail hit your bait as it runs and begins its acrobatic dance through the water. When sailfish season is in full swing we keep the boat cheering with multiple sailfish bites going at once. Sailfish charters will start with catching plenty of live bait. Usually, Captain Frank's most productive bites will come on ballyhoo, slow trolling off the riggers. He also has lots of fun with his clients chasing bait showers in the shallows where we cast live bait on light spinning rods. Captain Frank is equipped with different techniques including kite fishing depending on the conditions of the day. All of Captain Franks's charters are complete with extensive bait, fish cleaning, tackle, Penn reels, rods, and a professional, experienced, and dedicated captain and mate, who will do whatever it takes to make your Florida Keys charter fishing trip a success. Read More
Offshore Islamorada Trip
Fishing on the reefs edge for a variety of fish including Trigger, Yellowtail Snapper, Cero Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Grouper, Aside from bay fishing, the most relaxing and family friendly way to fish in the keys! Captain Pete also has a smaller 23' Nautic Star they use for groups of 2 or less. Depending on weather conditions, Captain Pete will offer it as an option for your group after you book to see if you’d prefer it. Fishing from a bay boat offers faster travel time before fishing spots and more mobility (shallower draft) to get to reefs that the bigger boat can’t get to. For groups of 2 you can overall just pack more into your day on the Nautic Star but its always up to you! Read More
Best Day Ever - Reef Fishing
Hop on board with Captain Alejandro and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the middle Keys! Long Key is great because you can stick around the flats and go after some of the prized inshore species that the Keys are known for without a long offshore excursion. On this half, 3/4 or full-day trip, Captain Alejandro will take you to on the inshore flats and nearshore reefs and wrecks where you can go after Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout and even Tarpon depending on the season. You can target these fish using light tackle, artificial lures, and doing some drift fishing. Whatever you want to catch, Captain Alejandro will get your rod set up with what the fish are biting, put you in prime spots and give you some expert guidance! Captain Alejandro fishes aboard a 25' Mako center console that has a capacity for 4 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Mercury engine, this vessel will have no problem navigating the Key inshores! She comes complete with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a T-top for shade, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Alejandro will even clean any keepers for you to take home! Captain Alejandro will provide all rods, reels, tackle, bait and some bottled water. All you need to bring is sun protection and any food or drinks you might want. Book your trip today with this expert local captain! Read More
Long Key Adventure - 25' Mako
If you're ready to take on big game fish such as, Tuna, Swordfish, and Marlin, then you'll enjoy fishing with the Shark Tooth Captain. He'll be taking you offshore in depths of over 2000 feet, which is about 20-30 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. An offshore fishing charter with Captain Kenneth out of Islamorada, FL, is an adventure that promises to be both exciting and memorable! Islamorada is known as the "Sport Fishing Capital of the World," and for a good reason, as the surrounding waters are teeming with some of the most sought-after game fish, including Tuna, Marlin, and Swordfish. On this trip, you'll head 20-30 miles out, where the big pelagic species migrate. Captain Kenneth runs a sleek 54' Smith center console! This vessel is totally unique, combining the size of a sportfisher with the maneuverability and hull design of a bible center console. Kenneth will navigate the boat to the best fishing spots, marked by GPS coordinates, and provide you with all the necessary gear and instructions. Captain Kenneth's charter is well-equipped to ensure you have a comfortable and safe trip. The boat is spacious and features all the necessary amenities, including a restroom, ample seating, and a shaded area to escape the sun. Tuna, Marlin, and Swordfish are all pelagic fish, meaning they swim in the open ocean and 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, Marlin, and Swordfish are the primary targets, you may also encounter other species such as Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish, 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. Overall, an offshore fishing charter with Captain Kenneth out of Islamorada, 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
Deep Sea Trophy Hunt
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
Islamorada Fishing With Capt Pete
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
Key Largo Silver Kings
Captain Frank and his Charter offer world class fishing charters in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World - Islamorada! Islamorada fishing charters are unmatched! The Keys hold the largest variety of migratory game fish in the world - providing their clients the charter fishing experience of a lifetime! Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice fisherman, they can accommodate all your Florida Keys charter fishing needs. Come enjoy a fun, safe, and action-packed day of offshore fishing in the #1 fishing destination...Islamorada, Florida Keys! Just a few miles off the Florida Keys lay the largest living coral reef system in the continental United States. The reef system is huge and complex and close in proximity to the Marina... providing you more fishing options than anywhere else in the world. We have the main "Florida Reef" stretching from Key Largo to the Dry Tortuga's. Captain Frank spends many productive days fishing the edge of the reef for Sailfish, dolphin, wahoo and much more. Moreover, the Florida Keys reef system provides abundant fishing year-round due to the variety of reefs. The area has many shallow patch reefs, deeper bank reefs, and tons of natural and man-made wrecks scattered in between that hold all different kinds of fish! Patch reef fishing brings in all kinds of tasty and fun to catch fish including: Mangrove Snapper, Mutton, Yellowtail, Grouper, Mackerel, Shark and Barracuda. Patch Reef fishing is a fun option for the more laid back fishing charter. The patch reefs are generally considered nearshore, providing great fishing in calmer seas than "offshore". Your crew will have a great time whipping the Yellowtail Snapper into a frenzy around the back of the boat. Yellowtail Snapper are a local table fare favorite, and fun to catch on light rods by kids of all ages. Florida Keys bottom fishing on some of the deeper reefs and countless wrecks in Islamorada is a great way to spend the day as well. The abundance of baitfish seeking shelter along these reefs and wrecks make for an action packed Florida Keys charter fishing experience! There the bite is fast-paced and unpredictable with snapper, grouper, mackerel, African pompano, amberjack, kingfish, shark and barracuda all competing for the plethora of bait. That next bite might just be that trophy fish you’ve been looking for! All of Captain Franks's charters are complete with extensive bait, fish cleaning, tackle, Penn reels, rods, your fishing license, professional, experienced and dedicated captain and mate, who will do whatever it takes to make your Florida Keys charter fishing trip a success. Read More
Islamorada Reef And Wrecks
Head out with Captain Dustin for an exciting evening going after Sharks and Tarpons under a beautiful Florida Key sunset! The inshores and nearshores around Key Largo are some of the best spots around to catch some of the prized Tarpon that Florida is known for. There's no lack of Sharks in these waters either! On this 4-hour trip, Captain Dustin will take you to the inshore flats and nearshore waters of Key Largo where you can expect to target the hard-fighting "Silver King" and a selection of Sharks including Blacktip, Lemon and Nurse Sharks. You'll be drift fishing with heavy tackle, using a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Let Captain Dustin know what you want to target and he'll get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! 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
Sunset Shark & Tarpon Thrills
Have you ever wanted to catch that once-in-a-lifetime fish, capture that awe-inspiring sunset, or enjoy an unforgettable day with your family on the water? With Captain Tyler, you'll do just that. Spend your 3, 4, or 7-hour trip exploring the beautiful waters around Key West as you chase down Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Speckled Trout, and Tarpon. Captain Tyler utilizes a range of fishing techniques, from bottom fishing for lunkers to sight-casting in shallow water and more. Depending on the weather, what's biting, and your preferences, he might rig up some cut bait, a shiny spoon, or something else from his tackle box. You can always throw a fly as well—just let Captain Tyler know in advance of your trip so he can bring along the right rod. Captain Tyler's best spots are just a short trip from the dock, so you'll be casting in no time—typically within twenty minutes. On the day of the trip, you'll be heading out aboard his 26' Robalo Performance Fishing boat, which comfortably seats four and can get up to 45 knots—great for feeling the breeze on a hot South Florida day! Your fishing adventure will begin at the dock as Captain Tyler runs through what you can expect on your trip. No detail will be left out or question unanswered in order to make your trip exciting, educational, and memorable. Be sure to bring any beverages or snacks you might need, and Captain Tyler will provide everything else. Read More
Exploring Key Largo
Join Captain Kent on an incredible trip offshore aboard his 37' Buddy Davis Express! After departing from Postcard Inn in Islamorada, FL you'll fish for whatever prized Florida species are available based on what is migrating through the area. Each season holds different opportunities such as Mahi Mahi in the Summer, Sailfish in the Winter and Snapper year-round. But according to Captain Kent, in Islamorada anything is possible! On the full-day trip, you will start your day by leaving as early as possible to get to the bait patch (about 3 or so miles from the dock) hoping to catch bait such as cigar minnows, ballyhoo or Pilchards. Captain Kent will always provide frozen bait aboard just in case. On both the half and full-day trips, you'll head offshore until you find a zone of life (birds, weed lines, debris and such). That’s when you'll start hunting and capitalizing on every opportunity to catch prized big game fish such as Blue Marlin, Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Permit, Sailfish, Skipjack Tuna, Swordfish, Wahoo, White Marlin, and Yellowtail Snapper. You can do all kinds of fishing techniques in these waters, such as deep dropping, hardcore offshore fishing, and Sail Fishing: Deep Dropping: Deep drop fishing offshore in Islamorada is a style of fishing that is usually done with an electric reel or for those who want more of a challenge, it can be done with the hand crank. Typically, you'll be fishing anywhere from 300 to thousands of feet looking to target a variety of bottom feeding fish such as snapper, tilefish, grouper and swordfish. Hardcore Offshore Fishing: This usually entails going offshore looking for pelagic fish like Mahi Mahi or your occasional billfish such as Marlin. You can also spend time trolling (pulling bait/lures behind the boat) or look for birds diving which is an indication of a school of fish like Blackfin Tuna, Bonita or Mahi Mahi. This style of fishing is typically done in the summer time. Sailfish Season: Targeting sailfish is primarily focused on in the winter time when they migrate through the area of Islamorada. There are various ways to catch them; You can bump troll with live baits on the surface, you can fly kites and suspend your baits from the kites, or you can sight fish by looking for showers of bait fish coming out of the water caused by a sailfish balling the bait up and trying to eat one. Whatever fish you want to go after or method you want to try, just let Captain Kent know and he'll get you properly set up and give you some expert pointers! To provide the best experience, the day is subject to change at any given point to ensure the best results for your fishing trip. But remember, it’s fishing - you don’t know until you go, anything can happen! You'll be fishing aboard Captain Kent's 37' Buddy Davis, built by one of Carolina’s superior boat builders. She's an incredible fishing machine with Carolina flair, providing the speed and durability needed to get to the fish fast and smoothly. The cockpit is large enough for your entire group to fish together or fight the big one! The cabin comes equipped with air conditioning, a spacious bathroom, a comfortable bench to lounge on, and 360° of visibility; perfect for taking a break from the sun or tucking away from foul weather. This vessel comes with top-of-the-line electronics and a great sound system to make for an unparalleled day in the Sportfishing Capital of the World! Captain Kent will provide all rods, reels and tackle. After taking pictures with your keepers, Captain Kent will finish the day by cleaning your catch for you at the dock over cocktails. He'll even give you some good recommendations for where to take your fish and have it cooked for dinner. 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
Islamorada Offshore Adventure
Embark on an unparalleled deep-sea fishing odyssey with Captain Ken at the helm of his meticulously crafted 45ft Smith Center Console in Islamorada, Florida. With an awe-inspiring 39 years of expertise navigating the intricate waters of the Florida Keys, Captain Ken beckons you to delve into the depths for a remarkable encounter with the elusive Swordfish. Set against the panoramic backdrop of Islamorada's marine splendor, this expedition promises an experience that marries adventure and skill. With his extensive seafaring background, Captain Ken guides you through the intricacies of Swordfish fishing, providing indispensable techniques and insights honed over his remarkable tenure. Navigating the Gulf Stream's vast expanse aboard the 45ft Smith Center Console, participants are assured both comfort and purpose. Captain Ken's mastery of the seas ensures that every angler, regardless of experience, is poised for the challenge of Swordfish angling. Immerse yourself in an expedition marked by professionalism, angling prowess, and a deep reverence for the oceanic ecosystem. Captain Ken's dedication to sustainable fishing practices ensures an experience that is not only gratifying but also environmentally responsible. Embark on a deep-sea fishing adventure in Islamorada, Florida, and become part of Captain Ken's legacy of delivering exceptional and enlightening encounters with the ocean's most remarkable creatures. Read More
4 Hour 1/2 day trip for up to 6 people departs at 1:00pm. U will be going out on a spacious 44' Express Marlago Jefferson Yacht. Twin 450 HP 3208 Caterpillar engines. Vessel is equipped with all the electronics needed. GPS, Sonar, Radar, VHF and more. You will be using top of the line tackle, rods and reels, Vessel is equipped with fighting chair, 2 large live wells, Outriggers, Center rigger, Downrigger and many other specific tools that we use to target all the different species that roam these Florida Keys waters. Summertime we will generally fish on the reef for various Snappers such as Yellowtail, Mutton, Mangrove and some others. More than often we will take some time to troll and target Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi and a few others when they are close enough to go after in the allotted time. Wintertime we again stay close to the reef but target species such as Sailfish, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna King Mackerel, and again can target the many Snapper species that thrive here. All you need to bring is whatever you would like to eat and drink and we have everything else ready for you to come aboard and enjoy a great day and create some unforgettable memories Please remember to thank your mate with a 20% tip. Read More
Custom charter that can include family fishing, snorkeling, sandbar. Trip includes non alcoholic beverages (iced tea, waters, ginger ale), cooler with ice to BYOB, snorkel gear, sandbar toys (football , skip ball ,paddle ball), floats, and paddle boards . Bring your own cold lunch or select our "bring the grill," add on and bring a cooler of your own grill ready items. Read More
Family Fun Mix-It-Up Trip
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 several different species at the reef or wrecks : from yellowtail snapper, mackerel, yellow jack, African pompano , groupers. Or inshore for snook , tarpon , mangrove snapper or Goliath grouper, lemon sharks and more . 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. Weather depending, we will fish reefs, wrecks, or on rough days inshore for several different types of species. We mainly target edible species and will clean your fish , and even offer a pack and shipping service if you like. We can also recommend several places that offer cook your catch options or can also set you up a private chef dinner aswell. Read More
Reef, Wreck, And Patch Reef Trip
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
Keys Offshore Fishing Adventure
Join Captain Eric Rodriguez for an unforgettable backcountry fishing trip based in the fishing paradise of Islamorada, FL. Whether you're a beginner or an expert angler, our trips cater to all skill levels and are perfect for families seeking a fun and memorable experience. Departing from the renowned World Wide Sportsman (Bass Pro Shops) Bay Side Marina, your fishing adventure begins in style. Simply park your vehicle in the World Wide Sportsman property, as there are no assigned parking spaces. Just ask the Dock Master for your Captain, and you'll be on your way to an incredible day on the water. With Captain Eric Rodriguez as your guide, you can leave the worries behind. Fishing licenses and equipment will be provided, ensuring you have everything you need for a successful day of fishing in the backcountry. We will depart at 7 AM, so please arrive 15 minutes beforehand ready for an exciting journey. Choose from our flexible trip options of 4, 6, or 8 hours, allowing you to tailor the experience to your preferences and availability. Explore the stunning backcountry waters, renowned for their diverse fish species and breathtaking natural beauty. Please note that we offer free cancellations up to 14 days before the trip, ensuring flexibility in case of unforeseen circumstances. In the event of unfavorable weather conditions, the charter captain may reschedule the trip to a later time in the day, prioritizing your safety and comfort. Don't miss out on the opportunity to fish with Captain Eric Rodriguez in the backcountry of Islamorada, FL. Book your trip today and get ready for an unforgettable adventure filled with thrilling catches, picturesque scenery, and cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Read More
Back Country Bonanza
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
Islamorada Offshore Experience
Everything to Know About Booking a Tavernier drift fishing charter
What are the best drift fishing charters in Tavernier?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 59 drift fishing trips in Tavernier, and the most popular trips in the area are Florida Fishin' Frenzy guided by Scott, Epic Offshore Quick Trips guided by Eddy, and 6 hour guided by Eddy.
Our guides in Tavernier are rated a 4.95 out of 5 based on 9582 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.
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What types of drift fishing charters are common in Tavernier?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for drift fishing in Tavernier as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for drift fishing in Tavernier are: 1. mangrove snapper, 2. wahoo, 3. sailfish, and 4. blackfin tuna.
How much do Tavernier drift fishing charters cost?
for drift fishing in Tavernier prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for drift fishing in Tavernier is $820. The average price for a full day trip for drift fishing in Tavernier is $1,238.
What month is best for on a drift fishing charter in Tavernier?
The most popular season to go on a drift fishing charter in Tavernier is spring, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.
Do I need a Tavernier fishing license and what are the bag limits in Tavernier?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Tavernier 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 Tavernier.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Captain GW was an awesome guide! As an angler I have a higher standard, however fishing with my 12 year old daughter, I was hoping that we’d get someone who was patient, knowledgeable and an all around good guy as well. Some guides are kinda too salty, but GW was great! Him and my daughter really hit it off, and he definitely put us on the fish, even with a hard wind. His boat kept us dry and rode really well despite the conditions. You can tell that he really loves what he does and enjoys the “total experience” of fishing these beautiful waters. We saw manatees, dolphin, all kinds of birds including flamingos! It was an awesome experience caught snook and redfish and had lots of action. Great guy, great boat, great experience.
Philip G. with Gw D. of Tavernier, 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
Captain Casey went above and beyond today to put us on the fish, as well as being very accommodating! His boat is top of the line, and he has all nice new poles and reels, as well as everything on his boat is impeccably clean. You will have a relaxing experience with a captain who is extremely knowledgeable of all aspects of fishing and keeps you moving and busy for your time on the water. We knew right away once we met captain Casey at the marina we booked with the right captain because he is extremely professional, courteous, and as I stated earlier, extremely accommodating. For me personally, I ended landing the largest fish I have ever caught before which was really exciting. At the end of our trip, he did filet all of our fish and did a very good professional job, which was very nice so we did not have to do that. His first mate today was his cousin Luke, and he was very attentive to us, the rods, fish, upkeep with the boat, and anything you could imagine. Overall, we have found our main “guy” for fishing when we visit down here, which is fairly often because we only live 3 hours away. We are excited to go back out with Captain Casey again! If you want a true Florida keys fishing experience, Captain Casey is your guy!
Jessica C. with Casey Y. of Tavernier, Florida
Had an amazing boating and fishing experience, Casey is very knowledgeable captain and we highly recommend him! We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in town!
Sami H. with Casey Y. of Tavernier, Florida
Scott was great
Jacob H. with Scott G. of Tavernier, Florida
GW was nice guide and enjoyed fishing with him. He was very knowledgeable about the snook and redfish habits, as a result we caught some fish…Thank You
Aldo P. with Gw D. of Tavernier, Florida
NON-STOP ACTION! Captain Experiences “HOOKED” us up with Captain Ben! Captain Ben is not only professional but he has the experience, knowledge, patience and skill that put us on multi species of fish, in diverse weather conditions throughout the day!! My two sons and I agree, that fishing with Captain Ben was like fishing with a friend! We made memories that will last forever! April 25, 2023.
Joseph B. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida
Awesome full Keys experience. Seatrout, Snook, Sun, Rain it had it all. Saw dolphins, sharks, stingrays, and lots of birds. GW was great to talk to and taught us alot about the area. Will recommend to friends.
Kaleb M. with Gw D. of Tavernier, Florida
I took my son and son in law fishing with Capt. Ben and he did not disappoint, we cought fish all day long. He was very knowledgeable navigating the Gulf waters and it's hot spots. Highly recommend Captain Ben and I hope to get back out with him soon. He is also a veteran so thank you for your service Captain 🇺🇲.
Rocco C. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida
Bens a great guide, easy to talk to a got us on fish. Can’t ask for more. Would book again.
Ethan W. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida
Captain Ben gave us a great trip in the Everglades. Put us on fish all day and gave us many opportunities. Made quick adjustments to the situations and made sure we had dinner too! Thanks Captain!
Jamie Z. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida
Ben, what a guy/guide! Our family had a great time out fishing with him. Very knowledgeable and friendly! 10/10 would recommend booking with him during your vacation in The Keys!
Philip H. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida
Ben was very knowledgeable as to where the fish were. From the Barricuda my grandson caught, to all the other fish my son in law, and myself caught. The weather was tremendous. Zach, and Ben changed their schedule to accommodate the 2 families. Will definitely book with them again.
James B. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida
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