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Offshore Islamorada Trip

67% (3) 1 - 6 People 4 - 8 Hours From $1,200

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours 6 Hours 4 Hours
6 People
$1,800.00
$1,500.00
$1,200.00
5 People
$1,800.00
$1,500.00
$1,200.00
4 People
$1,800.00
$1,500.00
$1,200.00
3 People
$1,800.00
$1,500.00
$1,200.00
2 People
$1,800.00
$1,500.00
$1,200.00
1 Person
$1,800.00
$1,500.00
$1,200.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Deep Sea

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

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

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...

About Your Trip

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.
Amenities

Water Type

Deep Sea

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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.

Boat Restroom

This boat has a restroom.

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 14 days before the trip.

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 Frank

Independent Guide
Laid-back
Talkative
Instructional
Captain Frank has been running charters for over two decades and has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod. As the sole owner-operator of his charter business, Captain Frank takes it upon himself to make sure that every trip aboard his vessel is fun, memorable and preferably bountiful. Let him show you just how good the fishing in the Keys really is.

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Frank

Captain Frank

Independent Guide
Captain Frank has been running charters for over two decades and has been fishing since he was old enough to hold a rod. As the sole owner-operator of his charter business, Captain Frank takes it upon himself to make sure that every trip aboard his vessel is fun, memorable and preferably bountiful. Let him show you just how good the fishing in the Keys really is.
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Start Location

83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036, United States
Areas Fished
  • Duck Key
  • Key Largo

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer
Willis Craft
Year Built
1966
Boat Length
48'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer
Willis Craft
Year Built
1966
Boat Length
48'
Engine Manufacturer
Cummins
Total Horsepower
450
Number of Engines
2
Additional Amenities
Air Conditioning, Fighting Chair, GPS, Fishfinder, Bed, Flybridge,, Live Bait Well, Kitchen, Refrigerator, Outriggers, Ice Box
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Deep Sea

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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.

Boat Restroom

This boat has a restroom.

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 14 days before the trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Blue Marlin
  • Kingfish
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Sailfish
  • Wahoo

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Trolling

Everything Else to Know

Bring your sunscreen and your camera. Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle, Fighting Chair 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 14 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

3.7
based on 3 reviews

Esther

Verified Review

February 15

The trip with Frank on 2/15/24 was an 8 hour trip. We spent the first 21/2 hours watching the first mate catch live bait. The first mate proceeded to try to catch fish one at a time and let us just reel it in. We wanted to fish not watch the mate fish. If you want to have an active fishing experience this is not the place to look. Will not return.

Esther

Verified Review

February 15

The trip with Frank on 2/15/24 was an 8 hour trip. We spent the first 21/2 hours watching the first mate catch live bait. The first mate proceeded to try to catch fish one at a time and let us just reel it in. We wanted to fish not watch the mate fish. If you want to have an active fishing experience this is not the place to look. Will not return.
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Response from Captain Experiences:
Esther - thank you for this feedback. We expect the crew to be ready to go when the trip starts and it sounds like this was not the case. Captain Frank and his crew prioritize safety on board their vessel, and it sounds like they wanted to be absolutely sure that they could offer a safe, comfortable experience for your group. I am sorry that the trip did not live up to your expectations. To...

Response from Captain Experiences:

Esther - thank you for this feedback. We expect the crew to be ready to go when the trip starts and it sounds like this was not the case. Captain Frank and his crew prioritize safety on board their vessel, and it sounds like they wanted to be absolutely sure that they could offer a safe, comfortable experience for your group. I am sorry that the trip did not live up to your expectations. To make things right, we would like to extend a discount to you for a future trip. Please don't hesitate to give us a shout!
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Brenda

Verified Review

May 9

We booked two full days. Captain Frank and First Mate Carson got us on fish right away and worked hard all day. Top notch gear and very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time. We caught our limit of yellowtail, vermillion snapper, and hooked a huge shark! The boat is beautiful and comfortable. We highly recommend!

Brenda

Verified Review

May 9

We booked two full days. Captain Frank and First Mate Carson got us on fish right away and worked hard all day. Top notch gear and very knowledgeable. We had a wonderful time. We caught our limit of yellowtail, vermillion snapper, and hooked a huge shark! The boat is beautiful and comfortable. We highly recommend!
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Tim

Verified Review

April 14

The day was perfect we fished the reef and caught approximately 24 fish 22 yellow tail and two trigger. Captain Frank and First mate Carson were very accommodating. Carson was unbelievable very deligent!

Highly recommend this boat and team!

Tim

Verified Review

April 14

The day was perfect we fished the reef and caught approximately 24 fish 22 yellow tail and two trigger. Captain Frank and First mate Carson were very accommodating. Carson was unbelievable very deligent!

Highly recommend this boat and team!
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First Time Booking with Us?

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 QR Code 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!