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Recently Booked Topwater Fishing Charters Near Tavernier, Fl
Islamorada Flats And Backcountry
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Top Types of Topwater Fishing Trips in Tavernier
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Topwater Fishing Charters Near Tavernier, Fl
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
Epic Biscayne Bay Trip
Captain Pete and his team live and breathe to fish the stunning waters of Islamorada. These waters are known for Cero Mackerel, Cobia, Black Grouper, Red Grouper, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, Wahoo, and more – with any luck, it won't be long before "Fish on!" On these trips, you can expect to troll and bottom fish. Thinking of bringing the whole family? Kids are absolutely welcome! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. And, you can't go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets cranky on an empty belly! Your vessel for the day is a 37' Express cruiser with space for 6 passengers. It has and all the essentials. There's a toilet on board for your convenience. You'll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you'll be catching it yourself. There's no need to buy a fishing license, just show up ready for some fishing! Some fish have special regulations, including when you can keep them. If you don't know what to expect, ask the captain. Some essentials to bring are sunscreen (non-spray), sunglasses, and bottled water. Drinks are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just be sure to avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. Now's the time to experience fishing in Islamorada for yourself, so book it with Captain Pete and his team! Captain Pete also has a smaller 23' Nautic Star they use for groups of 2 or less. Depending on whether 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 Fishing In Islamorada
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
All skill levels are welcome on these near shore fishing adventures. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Pete will ensure a memorable and enjoyable fishing trip tailored to your skill level and preferences. Learn from his expertise and discover the thrill of reeling in prized catches in the pristine waters of the Florida Keys. Prepare yourself for a day filled with excitement, breathtaking scenery, and the joy of being surrounded by abundant marine life. Experience the beauty and serenity of Islamorada's near shore fishing, and create lasting memories with friends and family. Book your near shore fishing trip with Captain Pete today and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Florida Keys. You're in for a fantastic day of fishing and exploration. Read More
Shark Fishing 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
Islamorada Fishing With Capt Pete
6 Hour 3/4 day trip for up to 6 people departs at 0630. 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 may start on the reef then work offshore or we may run straight offshore. Depends what is happening each day. We will generally start by catching some live bait then either stop at the reef to target some snapper, Grouper etc or we may head straight offshore and target Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo and many other species depending on the action each day. Wintertime we may 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
3/4 Day Trip
Hop on board with Captain George to explore the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys! Captain George launches his boat from Layton Key, just south of Robbies Marina. The nearshore waters in this area are a great spot to catch some of the sought-after gamefish that Florida is known for—without going too far from the dock. Venture a little farther out into the offshore waters, and you might be rewarded with some prized big game fish. On any trip with Captain George, you can expect to target a selection of fish including Cobia, King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Sailfish, and Yellowtail Snapper. You'll be using a variety of techniques such as heavy tackle, live bait, artificial lures, bottom fishing and trolling. Just let Captain George know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method to get one on your line! You'll be fishing aboard 27' Blackfin that was designed to attack these nearshore and close offshore waters with a vengeance! This do-it-all vessel comes with all the necessities including GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, Outriggers, and an Ice Box to store your catches. George will provide all the 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! 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 George is there to make sure you catch a pile of fish and have the best possible time doing it! Read More
Layton Key Fishing Adventure
Have you ever wanted to catch that once-in-a-lifetime fish as you stalk slowly across a grass flat, mangrove grove, or everglades backcountry? With Captain George aboard his technical poling skiff, you can do just that. Spend a half or full day exploring the beautiful flats around Key West as you chase down tarpon, permit, barracuda, sharks, snappers and more. This backcountry/flats charter is a popular choice for both longtime anglers and families because of its wide range of fishing opportunities. Hop on his 16' poling skiff to have the inshore waters at your fingertips, everything is accessible aboard this vessel. No water is too skinny, no secret spot ungettable. Your adventure will begin at the dock as Captain George explains 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 and your lunch you might enjoy, and Captain George will provide everything else. Read More
Florida Keys Skinny Water
Get out there on board a 2021 22' Skeeter with Captain Eric! This boat is a custom-built Bay Boat for fishing the shallow waters of Florida Bay. 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 Backcountry Quest
8 Hour Full day trip for up to 6 people departs at 0630. 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, generally stop to catch some live bait and then could be straight offshore to chase Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, dropping for Jacks, Grouper, Tile fish, snappers etc. Additionally there is always the option to stop on the reef on the way out or the way back to catch some Snapper, most common Yellowtail or Mangrove. Wintertime, Again generally stop for some live bait and more than likely stay close to the reef to start out and target Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, Snapper, Bonita some others. 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
Full Day Trip
Head out with Captain Nick for an inshore fishing adventure hammering the backcountry bays and flats around upper Florida Keys. Nick will show you the best areas to stalk up all bone fish, permit, and tarpon He will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait for your trip, so all you need to bring is your snacks and drinks, and Captain Nick will take care of the rest! Read More
Embark on an unparalleled flats and inshore fishing experience with Captain Ken in the picturesque waters of Islamorada, FL. Captain Ken, at the helm of his meticulously maintained 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, invites you to explore the rich and diverse marine life of the Florida Keys on an unforgettable journey. Islamorada Fishing Trips offers a unique opportunity to target a variety of prized species, including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Permit, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Bonefish, and the elusive Permit. With Captain Ken's extensive knowledge of the local waters, you'll navigate the intricate flats and inshore habitats, providing optimal conditions for an exciting and rewarding fishing expedition. Flats fishing in Islamorada is renowned for its challenging yet rewarding nature, and Captain Ken's expertise ensures a memorable adventure for anglers of all skill levels. The 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, equipped with cutting-edge technology, enhances your chances of a successful catch while offering a comfortable and stable platform for your fishing pursuits. Florida Keys Fishing Trips are synonymous with world-class angling, and Captain Ken's dedication to providing a top-tier experience sets his excursions apart. Whether you're angling for the acrobatic Tarpon or the stealthy Bonefish, Captain Ken's commitment to excellence guarantees an immersive and educational journey into the heart of these vibrant fishing grounds. Book your flats and inshore fishing trip with Captain Ken today and discover the thrill of fishing in the pristine waters of Islamorada, FL. Experience the allure of the Florida Keys while pursuing some of the most coveted species in the region. It's an adventure in angling you won't soon forget. Read More
Islamorada Fishing Adventure
If you're looking for an exciting flats fishing adventure near Miami, Florida, a trip with Captain Joey is the perfect choice! Captain Joey is a local fishing guide with years of experience on the waters around Miami, and he knows both the spots and the techniques to hook a variety of champion sportfish, including Snook, Permit, Cobia, and more! These fish are a blast to fight, but it definitely takes some skill. This trip is meant for anglers with at least some fishing experience, and ideally some sight-casting experience as well. Getting that lure right in front of a cruising Cobia or Permit is no mean feat, but Joey will make sure to offer plenty of tips and guidance. In addition to the fishing, Captain Joey's flats fishing trips are a great way to explore the beautiful waters and mangrove forests near Miami. You'll have the chance to see a variety of wildlife, including birds, dolphins, and even manatees! Book a flats fishing trip with Captain Joey and experience the thrill of catching Snook, Permit, and Cobia in the beautiful waters near Miami, Florida. It's a fishing adventure you won't soon forget! Read More
Joey Flats Fishing Trips Everglades National Park Homestead
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
Everything to Know About Booking a Tavernier topwater fishing charter
What are the best topwater fishing charters in Tavernier?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 20 topwater fishing trips in Tavernier, and the most popular trips in the area are Islamorada Flats and Backcountry guided by Gw and Florida Fishin' Frenzy guided by Scott.
Our guides in Tavernier are rated a 4.94 out of 5 based on 9599 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 topwater fishing charters are common in Tavernier?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for topwater fishing in Tavernier as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for topwater fishing in Tavernier are: 1. mangrove snapper, 2. snook, 3. blackfin tuna, and 4. wahoo.
How much do Tavernier topwater fishing charters cost?
for topwater fishing in Tavernier prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $1,700, but the average price for a half day trip for topwater fishing in Tavernier is $710. The average price for a full day trip for topwater fishing in Tavernier is $1,085.
What month is best for on a topwater fishing charter in Tavernier?
The most popular season to go on a topwater fishing charter in Tavernier is summer, and most anglers book their trips 21 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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