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Islamorada Live Action Fishing

100% (8) 1 - 3 People 4 - 8 Hours From $750

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours 6 Hours 4 Hours
3 People
$1,025.00
$925.00
$825.00
2 People
$950.00
$850.00
$750.00
1 Person
$950.00
$850.00
$750.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

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...

About Your Trip

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!
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 7 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Mike

Independent Guide 43 yrs of exp.
Capt. Mike was born in Baltimore Maryland and raised in Westminster. Mike began fishing in a small stream behind his house at the age of 4. Growing up in Maryland gave him many opportunities to fish in ponds, streams, lakes, the Atlantic Ocean, and let’s not forget the Chesapeake Bay. Mike’s career choice was an electrician but at the age of 26 Mike had a terrible accident, he fell through a roof that was up...

About Your Guide

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Captain Mike

Independent Guide 43 yrs of exp.
Capt. Mike was born in Baltimore Maryland and raised in Westminster. Mike began fishing in a small stream behind his house at the age of 4. Growing up in Maryland gave him many opportunities to fish in ponds, streams, lakes, the Atlantic Ocean, and let’s not forget the Chesapeake Bay.

Mike’s career choice was an electrician but at the age of 26 Mike had a terrible accident, he fell through a roof that was up 30 feet and broke his
neck. After a lot of luck and rehab, Mike realized that the time had had left in this big beautiful world was now on borrowed time and wanted to live his life to the fullest each and every day forward. With his love for the water, Mike changed his career and learned to scuba dive and soon became a dive instructor. With his knowledge for fishing and love for the water he moved to Islamorada, diving in the Florida Keys. He ran a dive shop and soon after bought an offshore boat and started a fishing charter business. Mike realized he really enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion of fishing with others, he loves meeting new and exciting friends, and besides, it’s not so bad to have your office under the big blue sky and nothing but water all around you.

Sailfish became his fish of choice. Mike competed in every tournament in town and won 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in almost every tournament that he competed in. So, then it was time to try backcountry and flats fishing, after 1 year Mike sold his off shore boat and became a full time backcountry fishing guide, winning many backcountry tournaments and is still backcountry fishing today.

Mike has had the opportunity to be a fishing guide for a past president, sports heroes, actors, senators and some very interesting fishermen and enjoys every minute of it. You could sit for hours and hear all the interesting stories that Mike has to offer about events, people, and some pretty interesting situations he has come to find himself in. This is what led Mike to The American Outdoorsman and is very honored to be a member of the “Pro Staff”. He is looking forward to bringing his passion and knowledge of fishing to The American Outdoorsman.

Mike has been a fishing guide for about 42 years now. He made a full recovery from his near-death accident and by looking at him today you would never know that it even happened. He continues to live his life to the fullest and is thankful for every day he has!

Capt. Mike's guide service consists of 3 boats, a 22’ Pathfinder, a 19’ Action Craft and a 22’ Triton. Located in the Florida Keys at Robbie’s Marina, 77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036 (mile marker 77.5). Capt. Mike has 2 Captains working for him. He offers a ½ day (4 Hrs), ¾ day (6 Hrs) and Full day (8 Hrs) fishing charters in the beautiful Backcountry and Ocean Flats of the Florida Keys. Families & kids are welcome. There is a selection of fly rods and spinning tackles to help you catch the finest bonefish, tarpon, shark, permit, snapper, snook, trout, and redfish.
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Start Location

77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, USA
Areas Fished
  • Duck Key
  • Key Largo

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Action Craft
Boat Length
18'
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Action Craft
Boat Length
18'
Engine Manufacturer
Mercury
Total Horsepower
150
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, FM Radio, Stern Platform, Wireless Trolling Motor, Wireless Power Pole Anchor, Grizzly Cooler, Cushioned Seats
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 7 days before the trip.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Black Drum
  • Blacktip Shark
  • Bonefish
  • Bull Shark
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Live Bait Fishing

Everything Else to Know

Rain Jacket, Sun Protection, Snacks and Drinks, Fly Rods and Reels if you want to fly fish. Fishing Licenses, Rods, Reels, Tackle, Bait, Saltwater Flies included.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

Reviews

5.0
based on 8 reviews

Shaun

Verified Review

April 1

Great work Captain Phil. Had a good time on the boat and caught fish all through the 8 hour day. Even when the bite slowed down captain phil ran all over to get back on the bite. We had our trout limit within the first hour of the fishing. He showed me allot of tips for casting under mangroves. Looking forward to another trip soon.

Shaun

Verified Review

April 1

Great work Captain Phil. Had a good time on the boat and caught fish all through the 8 hour day. Even when the bite slowed down captain phil ran all over to get back on the bite. We had our trout limit within the first hour of the fishing. He showed me allot of tips for casting under mangroves. Looking forward to another trip soon.
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Doug

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May 4

Great guy, great trip

Doug

Verified Review

May 4

Great guy, great trip
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Tony

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February 15

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

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February 15

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

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December 27

Great trip today. Weather turned out perfectly. Capt. Phil did a great job getting us into the mangroves for some beautiful snapper. A bonus is having our fresh snapper for lunch cooked to perfection in Robbie’s restaurant. Capt Phil recommended the Thai style for the snapper. Extra Primo Good.

All in all a wonderful trip. Highly recommended.

Edward

Verified Review

December 27

Great trip today. Weather turned out perfectly. Capt. Phil did a great job getting us into the mangroves for some beautiful snapper. A bonus is having our fresh snapper for lunch cooked to perfection in Robbie’s restaurant. Capt Phil recommended the Thai style for the snapper. Extra Primo Good.

All in all a wonderful trip. Highly recommended.
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Brandon

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April 10

Phil is very personable and will get you on fish. Both of us are novices and he had us catching fish fast

Brandon

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April 10

Phil is very personable and will get you on fish. Both of us are novices and he had us catching fish fast
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Ken

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March 7

We had a great time with Captain Chris, slow day,,but it did not matter.

Ken

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March 7

We had a great time with Captain Chris, slow day,,but it did not matter.
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George

Verified Review

September 12

Excellent! Fun and engaging.
Will be back!

George

Verified Review

September 12

Excellent! Fun and engaging.
Will be back!
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David

Verified Review

June 4

Captain Mike is the Bomb! With over 30 years of experience Captain Mike, who usually likes to bait fish around Islamorada, was more than willing to take us flyfishing, and even had an extra reel when ours got jammed. He showed us around some beautiful tarpon and permit flats and we got tons of good shots at giant tarpon and permit. Capt. Mike clearly does it all, and his experience is hard to rival down

David

Verified Review

June 4

Captain Mike is the Bomb! With over 30 years of experience Captain Mike, who usually likes to bait fish around Islamorada, was more than willing to take us flyfishing, and even had an extra reel when ours got jammed. He showed us around some beautiful tarpon and permit flats and we got tons of good shots at giant tarpon and permit. Capt. Mike clearly does it all, and his experience is hard to rival down
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Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!