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Fishing in Key Largo

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Bays And Backcountry

100% (3)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $750
Fishing in Key West

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Silver Kings And More

100% (6)
25 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
Fishing in Key Largo

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Key Largo Reef And Offshore

100% (1)
34 ft 1 - 5 People From $900
Fishing in Little Torch Key

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Little Torch Key

Reef Fishing

100% (4)
27 ft 1 - 6 People From $700
Fishing in Key West

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Sportfishing Adventure

100% (1)
34 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,050
Fishing in Key West

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Mixed Bag Trip

100% (6)
43 ft 1 - 6 People From $850

Most Popular Types of Bottom Fishing Trips in Florida Keys

Top Species for Bottom Fishing in Florida Keys

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Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West "Flex" Sportfishing in Key West

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 John, you can do just that. Spend your half, 3/4, full or extended day trip exploring the beautiful flats around Key West as you chase down tarpon, permit, barracuda, sharks, snappers and more. This back country/flats charter is a popular choice for both longtime anglers and families because of its wide range of fishing opportunities. Hop on the 24' Yellowtail and the highly-rated Captain John will take you where you need to be. Your adventure will begin at the dock as Captain John 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 or snacks you might need, and Captain John will provide everything else. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West "Flex" Sportfishing

100% (9)
24 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
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Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
Fishing in Key Largo
trip description for Epic Biscayne Bay Trip in Key Largo

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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key Largo

Epic Biscayne Bay Trip

100% (9)
18 ft 1 - 3 People From $350
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Laid Back Key West in Key West

Captain Eric, specializes in providing a customized private charter to fit your needs. Instead of having to choose one type of activity (such as fishing or snorkeling), he allows you to create your own Key West water activities package so you can do exactly what you want, without having to rush due to time restrictions. We want to give you and your family an experience to remember for a lifetime. Even if you and your group just want to relax on a sandbar for a few hours! We know that every customer has different needs and ideas for what they want to do while they are on the water in Key West. Whether you want to go fishing, snorkeling, diving, island hopping, or simply watch the sunset over the Gulf of Mexico, or perhaps just a little of each, Captain Eric can help you achieve your ideal aquatic day. Captain Eric will provide everything you need for your trip whether that's fishing gear, snorkeling gear, or even his portable grill setup for your so just let beach dining pleasure! This trip is built for your vacationing pleasure and is an unforgettable addition to any Key West vacation! Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Laid Back Key West

100% (3)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $900
Fishing in Stock Island
Fishing in Stock Island
Fishing in Stock Island
trip description for Key West Nearshore/Offshore Trip in Stock Island

Climb aboard with Captain Mike for an epic half, 3/4, or full-day experience off the coast of the beautiful Florida Keys! Whether you want to spend a half day near-shore, spend some extra time to go off-shore, or even do a little of both, this luxurious 63' custom built sportfisher will meet all your needs. Trolling the open waters can produce hard fighting species like Amberjacks, Sailfish and Mahi. Trolling trips are great because the boat and the knowledge of your captain take care of half the work for you. You get to sit back, relax, enjoy the sweet sea breeze, and rest your arms while you wait for the reel to start screaming and your work to begin! Bottom fishing changes the target species to an entirely different set of fish. You can expect delicious and hard-fighting reef species like Snapper, Grouper and Amberjacks! Captain Mike will provide all the fishing gear you need to catch some picture-worthy fish. All that’s left to do is bring some food, drinks and sunscreen, and cast off with Captain Mike! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Stock Island

Key West Nearshore/Offshore Trip

100% (5)
63 ft 1 - 12 People From $1,600
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Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West Sportfishing Trip in Key West

Captain Mark will guide you on a thrilling adventure through the waters of Key West, Florida! You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Mark’s “Cowboy,” a 45 sportfisher is a spectacular boat equipped with two 1100 HP engines that will get you out to your destination quickly and seamlessly. This boat will answer all of your sport fishing goals and interests. She features a large deck and a recently restored, comfortable interior. This boat is also fully air-conditioned, boasts performance-grade tackle, and has a fighting chair on the deck. She can accommodate up to 6 adventurous anglers and has a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well, and ice box. On this 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12-hour trip, you’ll be targeting a wide variety of species, including Billfish, like White Marlin and Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Mutton Snapper, and Amberjack. You might also catch a few sharks. Prepare yourself to feel the intense power of this apex predator as you reel it in. The longer you go, the farther out you can travel, and the farther out you travel, the bigger the fish get! Don’t forget to bring a cooler to take home your day’s catch, food and drinks for the day (no glass), sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Mark will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and fishing licenses. Let go of your daily responsibilities and have some fun fishing with Captain Mark! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Sportfishing Trip

92% (13)
45 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
Fishing in Key West
trip description for Key West Fishing Excursion in Key West

If you're looking for world-class sportfishing in one of America's most beautiful locations, then this trip just might be your ticket. This trip will allow you to chase a variety of prized nearshore species including topwater predators like Kingfish alongside reef fish such as Gag Grouper and Mangrove Snapper. You'll be in experienced and professional hands aboard Captain Hunter's 30' Seahunter Floridian. This boat is a perfect balance of speed, performance, and comfort that's ideal for offshore fishing. With twin 300HP Yamaha engines, you won't have to cruise for long before you reach the prime fishing grounds and start haulin' 'em in. On the way, watch the trolling lines for sudden bites! Your captain will be prepared with everything you need for a blue-ribbon day, including top-of-the line rods, reels, bait, tackle, and most importantly, his years of experience hunting champion pelagic predators. To make the most of your experience on the water, make sure to bring polarized sunglasses, proper clothing, hat, and sunscreen. Get ready to have a blast! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Key West

Key West Fishing Excursion

100% (16)
30 ft 1 - 6 People From $750
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Everything to Know About Booking a Florida Keys bottom fishing charter

What are the best bottom fishing charters in Florida Keys?

Why should I book a bottom fishing charter in Florida Keys with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 82 bottom fishing trips in Florida Keys, and the most popular trips in the area are Key Largo Bays and Backcountry guided by Anthony, Key Largo Reef and Offshore guided by Jim, and Reef Fishing guided by Allen.

Our guides in Florida Keys are rated a 4.93 out of 5 based on 3197 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.

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

What types of bottom fishing charters are common in Florida Keys?

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

The most commonly sought after species for bottom fishing in Florida Keys are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. mutton snapper, 3. yellowtail snapper, and 4. blackfin tuna.

How much do Florida Keys bottom fishing charters cost?

for bottom fishing in Florida Keys prices can range anywhere from about $708 to $2,035, but the average price for a half day trip for bottom fishing in Florida Keys is $924. The average price for a full day trip for bottom fishing in Florida Keys is $1,460.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for on a bottom fishing charter in Florida Keys?

The most popular season to go on a bottom fishing charter in Florida Keys is spring, and most anglers book their trips 31 days in advance.

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

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

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Fantastic trip with Capt. Joel and Darren. Got us on some great Mahi Mahi, and kept at it for the whole trip. Highly recommended.

    David L. with Joel B. of Marathon, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    10 Stars ⭐️ Spencer was a great communicator, ensured we had a variety of fishing opportunities and was great with my kiddos!!

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

  • ★★★★★
    My wife and I did a mix of reef fishing and offshore fishing to make an 8 hour trip. The bite was spotty at times, but we found a few schools of mahi mahi and were able to catch several of them throughout the day! We only had one keeper size, but it was very exciting to get into them and watch them hit our baits. Captain Steve and first mate Mike worked nonstop to get us into more fish. They can’t control if the fish will bite, but they certainly gave it their best effort. They also had great hospitality and offered plenty of fun stories and advice. We took our fresh catch to Lazy Days that evening and had an incredible dinner.

    Cooper S. with Steve S. of Marathon, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    The family had an absolutely phenomenal time with Captain Mike and his crew. We caught plenty of fish. The crew was very helpful to the family. The boat was great. I will 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a great trip.

    Tommy L. with Mike W. of Stock Island, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    My son, friend and i went out on Cowboy II with Captain Mark and Best Mate Ever Anthony. The Captain has eagle eyes and Anthony moves like an octopus, neither would give up until we CRUSHED IT. 2 Black Tail Tuna and 9 Mahi later we were happy as fishing guys could be. I am happy to recommend them for your trip with the guys. Enjoy Paul Cella

    Paul C. with Mark B. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Brad and his deck hand Dennis was awesome given the weather and seas where not very good they still put us on fish and took care of us perfectly. Boat was very nice clean had lots of room (perfect set up) . Would highly recommended Captain Brad !!!!

    Johnny E. with Brad S. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome experience. Captain chuck and Joe Joe were great. Nice boat, good times

    Stephen M. with Chuck T. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day! Despite the weather captain jason put us on the fish!!

    Winslow W. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Hunter put us on the fish. Best day snapper fishing me and my two boys ever had.

    Alex S. with Hunter L. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Mike and his crew were amazing!! We went out with 5 kids all under the age of 16 and they all caught fish and had a blast!! Blind Squirrel Rocks!!

    Fred S. with Mike W. of Stock Island, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience! Alex is the best!

    Jason M. with Alex H. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Excellent experience! Our Captain Alex was the best!

    Jason M. with Alex H. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Had a fantastic day! Very relaxing and caught los of fish on the Cowgirl. The mate recommended the boathouse to take some of our catch for the restaurant to cook…Wow it was cooked to perfection!!

    Gene P. with Mark B. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Spencer was awesome. Especially great with our child. Showed him proper technique and our boy caught 12 fish! Fished in a couple different places and the fish were biting a lot in each spot. Will totally book Spencer again if we make it back to Key West.

    Joe R. with Spencer C. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Erik was on time and prepared. That 35 foot contender got us to the spot quick. Put us on his spot & pulled up some yellowtail and a half dozen keeper mutton. Two jumbos 10 and 15 pounds.

    Gil L. with Eric R. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great day- will book with Jay again 100%.

    Mckenzie K. with Jason C. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome day on the water today - Capt Steve put us on the fish and Stan kept us reeling with many triple hookups. Wore my boys out. Appreciate all the knowledge they shared too. Tight lines!

    Danny C. with Walter K. of Key West, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    I highly recommend Anthony if you want to fish out of Key Largo. He was obviously respected by the other guides we met while we were fishing and demonstrated a great knowledge of the local water and the best places to find different species of fish. Additionally, he had excellent equipment that was in very good shape. This includes his boat. Even more important was his willingness to conduct the type of trip I wanted for my grandchildren's first fishing trip. He is also extremely affable and fun to be with. If I go back to the Keys, I won't look for a different guide. I will just call Anthony and ask, "What's biting?".

    Allen T. with Anthony A. of Key Largo, Florida

  • ★★★★★
    Great fishing. Captain Paul delivered and put us on plenty of Mahi-Mahi. 5 star experience.

    Gary A. with Paul J. of Islamorada, Florida

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

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

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