Duck Key Fishing Charters

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Recently Booked Fishing Charters Near Duck Key

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Ocean Thrills With Captain Don

100% (19)
28 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person
Damn Good

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Epic Islamorada Inshore

100% (12)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $175 / person

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Marathon

Marathon Premier Fishing

100% (12)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $158 / person

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Tavernier

Tavernier Backcountry Fishing

100% (10)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $183 / person
Damn Good

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Fury With Captain Eric

100% (9)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $300 / person
Damn Good

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Backcountry Quest

100% (11)
22 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

Most Popular Types of Trips in Duck Key

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Fishing Charters Near Duck Key

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% (15)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $158 / person
Damn Good

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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Reef, Wreck, And Patch Reef Trip

100% (19)
26 ft 1 - 6 People From $146 / person

Reef fishing is by far the best way to enjoy the beautiful waters of Key Largo with your family and friends. It is a great trip for novice and even experienced anglers and provides guaranteed fish for your dinner that night. The boat will come loaded with everything you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water, so all you need to bring is your food and drinks. The Captain and crew will provide the rest including all the gear, bait and tackle, fishing licenses, fish cleaning & more. Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Reefs & Wrecks

100% (9)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $192 / person

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Deep Water Adventure

100% (7)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $250 / person

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% (11)
22 ft 1 - 5 People From $170 / person

Head out hunting for spiny lobster and after explore the beautiful Florida keys reefs to swim with hundreds of different species of fish, sharks, and even sea turtles in an unforgettable preserved ocean reef. Gather your friends or family, as we can accommodate groups of up to 6 people. We'll start the day by dawning the snorkel masks and fins and exploring local docks and nearby shallow reefs looking for warm water lobsters! After you've landed your limit of Lobsters, we'll head back to the dock clean your to clean your lobsters for you before sending you on your way! All necessary lobstering and snorkel gear will be provided all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks for the day. Back at the dock, your day ends on a high note as we prepare your catches for the journey home, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. Captain Allen's Lobster trips promise not only an action-packed day, but peace of mind enjoying fun in the sun with an experienced safety-minded captain. We've got everything you need to make your journey comfortable and memorable. So, pack your sense of adventure, gather your group, and let us take care of the rest. Book your fishing trip today and create lasting memories on the sparkling waters of Little Torch Key! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Little Torch Key

Catch Your Own Tasty Lobster!

100% (5)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $83 / person

When you get out there with Captain Brandon on the flats, you're in for the ultimate hunt. Whether that's chasing cruising Permit, lurking Snook, or going after Sharks, there are a ton of top sportfish species just waiting to grab your hook! Summerland Key is one of the most beautiful places in Florida, and you'll be out there with a highly skilled, experienced guide! Captain Brandon runs a smooth operation on board his 17' Ankona skiff, and he'll be doing the utmost to put you on quality fish in record numbers! If you're a beginner or just looking to have some fun on your vacation, Brandon will help you catch a cooler full of tasty eating fish, including Snappers, Redfish, and Grouper. If you're a more advanced angler, you'll be more than welcome to take a shot at some of the premier sportfish, including Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Snook. Either way, you'll have a blast and come home with photos and memories that will last a lifetime. Captain Brabndon can provide all of the gear for your trip—if you need it—and he'll have a cooler with ice, water, and soft drinks ready to rock and roll. Feel free to bring a snack or pick up a sandwich on your way to the dock. You can also bring any other drinks of your choice as well to be stored in the cooler on board. Don't forget your polarized sunglasses. These are essential out on the flats to help eliminate glare and see the fish as quickly as possible! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Summerland Key

Summerland Key Flats Action

100% (9)
17 ft 1 - 3 People From $167 / person
Damn Good

Join Captain Joel on his 30' Boca Grande sportfisher for an exciting offshore fishing charter out of Marathon, FL! n this epic trip, you'll be targeting some of the most prized gamefish in the area, including Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo! As you board the boat, you'll be greeted by Captain Joel and his experienced crew, who will provide you with a safety briefing and a rundown of the day's itinerary. Once everyone is ready, you'll set off from the dock and head out into the crystal-clear waters of the Florida Keys. As you make your way out to the fishing grounds, Captain Joel will share his knowledge of the area and give you some tips and techniques to maximize your chances of landing a big catch. You'll be fishing with top-of-the-line equipment, including high-quality reels and rods, and all bait and tackle will be provided. Once you arrive at the fishing grounds, the excitement will begin! Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo are all known for their fast and furious fighting style, and you'll need to be quick and agile to reel them in. With Captain Joel's expert guidance, you'll have the best chance of landing the catch of a lifetime. Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Florida Keys, soak up some sun, and spend some quality time with your fishing buddies! And, of course, you'll have plenty of opportunities to snap some photos of your impressive catches to share with your friends and family. At the end of the charter, Captain Joel and his crew will clean and fillet your fish, so you can take your catch home and enjoy it for dinner. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, this offshore fishing charter with Captain Joel is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Marathon

Marathon Offshore - 30’ Boca Grande

100% (9)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $167 / person

Enjoy World-Class Sportfishing in the Florida Keys with Captain Jayme. All the comforts of home are offered on their 38’ Topaz Express Fisherman charter boat…cold A/C, full head facility, full kitchen with table and booth seating, refrigerator, microwave, plenty of outlets for your electronics to be charged, and more. This type of trip provides you with the opportunity of that “Once in a Lifetime” fish. Offshore trips will consist primarily of trolling baits anywhere from 5-10+ miles outside Key Largo's beautiful reef lines. You will need to be prepared for a trophy sailfish giving you a battle or even the Mahi-Mahi (Dolphin) finding your bait. If the Mahi-Mahi bite, get ready to start pitching baits into the school and let the feeding frenzy begin! It is common to hit a school of these fish and boat 10 or more in a very short time. In addition to the Sailfish and Dolphin, be ready for the Wahoo, Cobia, Sharks, Tuna, Barracuda, and other species to hook up and provide you with battle after battle. The boat will come loaded with everything you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water, so all you need to bring is your food and drinks. The Captain and crew will provide the rest including all the gear, bait and tackle, fishing licenses, fish cleaning & more. So whether you’re looking for a Trophy Class Fish or table fare to take to one of the local restaurants to cook for your dinner, they hold themselves to very high standards to provide you with a day to remember! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Open Water Offshore Trip

100% (6)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $192 / person

Spiny Lobster or Florida Lobster are found in various water depths through the Florida Keys, they are fun to catch and are excellent table fare. Each year there is a two-day mini-season, pre-season opener, which occurs on the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July, Lobster hunting during the mini-season is 300$ more expensive per trip. The regular eight-month Lobster season runs from August 6th-March 31st. Florida Lobsters are found hiding under coral heads, rock ledges, holes, or really anything that they can back into and get some shelter. We catch them in depths from three feet to 150+ feet of water, making them a great hunt for any age or experience level. We catch spiny lobster with a net and tickle stick, lobster snare, or by simply grabbing them. Keep in mind, these lobsters DO NOT have claws. Each guest is allowed to take six lobsters per day and your lobster license is included with your charter. We also include all of your equipment and one of our professional guides will be there to assist in the water. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Florida Keys Lobster Quest

100% (10)
32 ft 1 - 6 People From $183 / person

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Offshore Islamorada Trip

91% (11)
48 ft 1 - 6 People From $200 / person

Hop on board with Captain Steve and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the Florida Keys! The offshore waters off of Marathon Key are perfect for chasing some big game fish in a beautiful environment! On this 6 to 8-hour trip, Captain Steve will take a few miles off the coast where you'll be fishing for Cobia, Goliath Grouper, Hogfish, Red Grouper, and Sailfish. Depending on the fish you can choose from a variety of techniques and this boat can handle artificial lures, bottom fishing, drift fishing, heavy tackle, jigging, light tackle, live bait and trolling. Let Captain Steve know what you want to fish and he'll get you set with the technique, or ask him what he thinks is biting! You'll be aboard a 31’ Prowler sportfisher with a capacity for 6 people. Powered by a 315 HP Cummins engine, this vessel will have no problem getting you to the prime spots offshore. On board you'll find a GPS, a Fishfinder, Outriggers, and even a bathroom. Captain Steve will also clean and filet any keepers you catch for no extra charge! Captain Steve will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to pack are any food or drinks you might need. He kindly asks that you do not bring spray sunscreen. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Marathon

Marathon Key Nearshore Run

100% (9)
31 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person

Make the most of the productive waters of the Florida Keys, as you step aboard Captain Paul's 40' Key West for a full-day adventure! On a full-day charter, you can head up to 25 miles out to target some of the biggest fish out there like Blue and White Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. Or you can hang closer to shore to target Snapper, King Mackerel, and Cobia to head home with enough fish to fill the freezer. You'll head out from the dock and cast for some bait on your way to the offshore waters. Once you've caught your bait, Captain Paul will haul further out to the deep water. There you'll troll and jig for the monsters of the deep! Captain Paul is a pleasure to fish with and has over 30 years of experience so he can provide you with all the advice, techniques, and fishing stories to ensure you have a blast out on the water! Everything is provided for this adventure so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and maybe some lunch, and Captain Paul will show you the wonders of an offshore Florida Keys adventure! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Ultimate Offshore Thrills

100% (8)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $233 / person

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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Flats Fishing

100% (6)
24 ft 1 - 3 People From $242 / person

When you get out there with Captain Randy on the flats, you're in for the ultimate hunt. Whether that's chasing cruising Permit, lurking Snook, or going after Lemon Shark on the bottom, you'll be out in it, casting to some of the top saltwater gamefish species in America! Islamorada is one of the fishing capitals of the world, and for good reason! The sportfishing here is absolutely legendary, and there's no better guide to the flats and inshore waters here than Captain Randy. He's a lifetime angler, a real pro, and he knows the water as well as anyone. On a typical day, Captain Randy will meet you at the dock behind the famed Lorelei Restaurant in the heart of Islamorada. (Note: Randy keeps his boat trailered, so he can accommodate other pickup locations as well). After you hop aboard his 18' Hells Bay poling skiff, you'll head out to either the Gulf side, or stay inland to scout out the flats and back bays. On the flats, Captain Randy will either pole you up a flat, or anchor his skiff with his pole to wait for fish to push through. Keep your eyes peeled for the shadow of a cruising fish! Captain Randy can provide all of the gear for your trip—if you need it—and he'll have a cooler with ice, water, and soft drinks ready to rock and roll. Feel free to bring a snack or pick up a sandwich from the Trading Post down the street on your way to the dock. You can also bring any other drinks of your choice as well to be stored in the cooler on board. Don't forget your polarized sunglasses. These are essential out on the flats to help eliminate glare and see the fish as quickly as possible! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

FL Keys Flats Fishing

100% (8)
18 ft 1 - 2 People From $275 / person
Damn Good

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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

SALTWATER SAFARI REEF TRIP

100% (10)
1 - 4 People From $188 / person

If you've got a few hours to spare, then an exciting fishing trip is in store for you! Get your fix of fishing or learn how to reel in some exciting and delicious fish, as you hit the reefs of the Florida Keys with Captain Paul. On this 4-hour half-day you'll be targeting Mackerel, Snapper, Sailfish, Cobia, and more, as you look to test your skills and strength to fill the boat. Everything is provided for your charter from quality Okuma gear to Ice and Water. All you need to bring are some snacks and drinks if you'd like and Captain Paul will make sure you have a great time out on the water! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Reef Thrill

89% (9)
40 ft 1 - 6 People From $150 / person
Damn Good

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Islamorada

Best Day Ever - Reef Fishing

100% (9)
37 ft 1 - 6 People From $142 / person
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Duck Key

What are the best fishing charters in Duck Key?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 134 trips in Duck Key, and the most popular trips in the area are Ocean Thrills with Captain Don guided by Don, Epic Islamorada Inshore guided by Ron, and Marathon Premier Fishing guided by Brad.

Our guides in Duck Key are rated a 4.89 out of 5 based on 2204 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 charter in are Islamorada, Marathon and Tavernier.

Looking for kid friendly charters in Duck Key? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Duck Key.

What types of fishing charters are common in Duck Key?

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

The most commonly sought after species in Duck Key are: 1. tarpon, 2. mangrove snapper, 3. mahi mahi, and 4. yellowtail snapper.

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

How much do Duck Key fishing charters cost?

in Duck Key prices can range anywhere from an affordable $250 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Duck Key is $785. The average price for a full day trip in Duck Key is $1,184.

What month is best for fishing in Duck Key?

The most popular season for fishing in Duck Key is spring, and most anglers book their trips 30 days in advance.

Do I need a Duck Key fishing license and what are the bag limits in Duck Key?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Duck Key, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Duck Key. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Duck Key.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Ron was awesome! Tons of fun. Caught dozens of fish. He was super helpful. Knew the good spots. Would totally recommend for a great family or couples excursion.

    Cameron S. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Bill was outstanding. He found the fish for us and we caught yellow tail snappers, strawberry grouper, and blue bonnets. Will definitely use him again.

    Kathy S. with William G. of Marathon, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Very good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

    David M. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Merry good trip. Well worth it. Slow start on the bite, but Capt was persistent on got us on some good fishing. Great guy, hope to do it again.

    David M. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide and a great man. My wife and I went out for 6 hours, caught tarpon, snook and snapper. was exactly what I was looking for.

    Tom G. with Eric R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Don was awesome! If you are truly wanting to get out and do some fishing he is your guy. He got us on fish right away and was very clear on what he wanted us to do. My Father, brother and me had a really good day hanging out with him. We would do it again.

    Nicholas H. with Don R. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great guide. Had a wonderful outing. Thanks for being persistant and finding us some great places to catch fish.

    Brian K. with Nick D. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    John Paul knew where the fish were and what they wanted to eat. We had a good day on the water with lots of spotted trout, some trevally, and a mangrove snapper. No snook or tarpon this early in the season (late Feb).

    Bernard C. with Jon-Paul H. 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

  • ★★★★★
    This was our second time fishing with this guide and we will definitely be back. Great time out on the water with these guys.

    Tony S. with Mike P. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great day fishing with Captain Brandon. We caught a lot of fish, including barracuda, snapper, nurse and lemon shark. Brandon kept moving around to ensure that we stayed on the fish. We've fished with a number of guides over the years and Brandon was one of the best!

    Michael B. with Brandon S. of Summerland Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    First off, there was some confusion with the first Capt. we were booked with and he didn’t have us on his schedule. I called the cust service line and Adam took great care of me. He showed genuine concern and was able to get us booked with Capt. Bob. 5 stars for Adam. We enjoyed our trip with Capt. Bob. He was knowledgeable and accommodating, got us into some fish, and coached us on casting. Great guy! I would recommend Capt. Bob for anyone interested in fly fishing the flats.

    Joe M. with Bob B. of Summerland Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Cold front moved in fishing not great . Eric worked very hard and tried all kinds of fishing styles. We caught fish and had a great time. Will definitely go out fishing with him again.

    Michael W. with Eric S. 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

  • ★★★★★
    Tony and Scotty were very courteous and did their best to get us into fish. Weather was not in our favor as it was cold and water temp was cold. Landed a 6 foot sail fish, some Atlantic spades and a rainbow racer! Great day on the water!!

    Kimberly E. with Tony Y. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Brandon was fantastic. We went out on the coldest day of January, 2024 and we still caught fish. Brandon is extremely knowledgeable of the area and how to fish it, informative and extremely patient, especially with a beginning like me. I couldn’t have been happier the way the day turned out. I caught some beautiful Snapper for dinner and then some Barracuda and Sharks for sport. I highly recommend his services and he would be my first choice on a return trip to the Keys. Thank you, Mark Maynard

    Mark M. with Brandon S. of Summerland Key, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time. They put us on lots of fish, with multiple species caught. Got to move around, very attentive baiting and removing fish. Lots of stories and fun atmosphere. Highly recommend them. Very relaxing day on the water. Book it!

    Dale G. with Steve S. of Marathon, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Ron is the best!!! We had a great morning on the water. We felt so confident in his boating and fishing knowledge. Absolutely headed back again for another day out on his boat. Just a great guy and Master Captain!!!!

    Diane D. with Ron B. of Islamorada, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Eric was awesome. Had a wealth of knowledge of the area. Got us to a spot where we were able to catch some smaller species, and got us a shark as well. Great experience!

    Zach P. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

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

    Kevin O. with Eric S. of Islamorada, Florida

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