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Dry Tortugas Expedition

100% (17) 1 - 6 People 8 Hours From $2,200

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

Water Type

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

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

Almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West lies remote Dry Tortugas National Park. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and a vast assortment of bird life! This area is also know for its incredible fishing grounds, which are home to tons of reef fish as well as nearshore species such...

About Your Trip

Almost 70 miles (113 km) west of Key West lies remote Dry Tortugas National Park. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and a vast assortment of bird life! This area is also know for its incredible fishing grounds, which are home to tons of reef fish as well as nearshore species such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, and more!

On this epic Dry Tortugas trip, 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!
Amenities

Water Type

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Weather

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

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

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

Live Bait

Live bait is not used on this trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Hunter

Independent Guide 21 yrs of exp.
US Veteran Veteran
Captain Hunter is a US Coast Guard-credentialed captain with over 15 years of fishing and diving experience in the Florida Keys. He is retired from the military and makes his home in Key West. In addition to fishing, he is a PADI-certified scuba instructor! As a child, Hunter grew up fishing and it has been a lifelong passion. Whatever kind of trip you're looking for, Hunter can accommodate you whether it's offshore fishing, inshore fishing,...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Hunter

Captain Hunter

Independent Guide 21 yrs of exp.
Captain Hunter is a US Coast Guard-credentialed captain with over 15 years of fishing and diving experience in the Florida Keys. He is retired from the military and makes his home in Key West. In addition to fishing, he is a PADI-certified scuba instructor! As a child, Hunter grew up fishing and it has been a lifelong passion.
Whatever kind of trip you're looking for, Hunter can accommodate you whether it's offshore fishing, inshore fishing, or even just spending a
day enjoying the sun on one of the many sandbars! He has everything on board you need for a perfect day of angling in Key West!
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
600 lbsmarlin
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Crispy fish tacos

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
600 lbsmarlin
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Crispy fish tacos
Whats your favorite band?
Skynyrd
Whats your favorite movie?
Full Metal Jacket
Whats your favorite sports team?
Padres
Whats your drink of choice?
Water
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Big fish
How did you get started guiding?
Moved to key west
What makes you different from other guides?
I don’t quit till we find fish
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Start Location

Key West, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • Dry Tortugas
  • Florida Keys
  • Big Pine Key
  • Cudjoe Key
  • Summerland Key
  • Key West

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Seahunter Floridian
Boat Length
30'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Center Console
Boat Manufacturer
Seahunter Floridian
Boat Length
30'
Engine Manufacturer
Yamaha
Total Horsepower
600
Number of Engines
2
Additional Amenities
Tuna Tower, carbon fiber outriggers, trolling motor, 4 electric reels for deep dropping
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Deep Sea, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Weather

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

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

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

Live Bait

Live bait is not used on this trip.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Flexible Cancelation

The deposit for this trip is non-refundable.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Kingfish
  • Mahi Mahi
  • Wahoo

Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Heavy Tackle Fishing
  • Trolling

Everything Else to Know

Rods, Reels & Tackle 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%).
The deposit for this trip is non-refundable (but if the weather is too bad to go out, you will still receive a 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 17 reviews

Apisara

Verified Review

July 14

Captain Hunter, along with Captain Janis and Valerie, are the expert !!!!
Captain Hunter and the team will give you the best experience that you could ask for lobstering !
It was my first trip doing this, and it is remarkable.
The Captains helped me set a foundation of what to do and to be careful. Their safety is number one priority. Will definitely recommend Captain Hunter to everyone and I want to come back lobstering...

Apisara

Verified Review

July 14

Captain Hunter, along with Captain Janis and Valerie, are the expert !!!!
Captain Hunter and the team will give you the best experience that you could ask for lobstering !
It was my first trip doing this, and it is remarkable.
The Captains helped me set a foundation of what to do and to be careful. Their safety is number one priority. Will definitely recommend Captain Hunter to everyone and I want to come back lobstering
with him again. Valerie and Captain Janis also help this trip run smooth and create fun environment. By the way, Captain Hunter made the best ceviche ever !!!!! And ooh ! I love you Seabass( cute little doggy) she is the best security guard ! 😍😍
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Alex

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June 21

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

Alex

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June 21

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

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June 17

They nailed it with name! It was truly a Captain Experience and we had the pleasure of going out with Capt Hunter and his mate, Robert. The seas were rough, the sign was shining and the water was splashing. For most, they would have turned tail to head back to shore but the salt air was filled with the giggles of my family as Capt skirted over the waves, flawlessly. We bummed, we bounced, we...

Chandra

Verified Review

June 17

They nailed it with name! It was truly a Captain Experience and we had the pleasure of going out with Capt Hunter and his mate, Robert. The seas were rough, the sign was shining and the water was splashing. For most, they would have turned tail to head back to shore but the salt air was filled with the giggles of my family as Capt skirted over the waves, flawlessly. We bummed, we bounced, we laughed and we caught some beautiful fish. Capt Hunter was truly the perfect definition of an experienced Captain. He was safe, cautious, full of knowledge and fun! The whole 8 hour trip was worth every penny saved and every memory made. The Colonel (aka the Capt) will 💯 be our go to charter Capt for future trip. Robert, was fun and charming and a very valuable part of the crew. We truly had the best time and would highly recommend them to anyone. The Captain Experiences team goes above and beyond to make sure it’s smooth sailing from the moment you book a charter with them. The communication is second to none with them. Available at all times of the day. Thank you, Gentlemen for a exhilarating experience. You haven’t seen the last of us.
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John

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March 21

Captain Hunter was great , knowledgeable, and well disciplined. Weather did not permit a full day so we will plan another trip with Captain Hunter.

Thanks

John

John

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March 21

Captain Hunter was great , knowledgeable, and well disciplined. Weather did not permit a full day so we will plan another trip with Captain Hunter.

Thanks

John
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Kailey

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July 3

Captain Hunter truly made our fishing trip unforgettable! His expertise and passion for fishing were evident throughout the day. He knew all the best spots, provided top-notch equipment, and his guidance ensured we had a successful and thrilling experience. Highly recommend Captain Hunter for an amazing fishing adventure!

Kailey

Verified Review

July 3

Captain Hunter truly made our fishing trip unforgettable! His expertise and passion for fishing were evident throughout the day. He knew all the best spots, provided top-notch equipment, and his guidance ensured we had a successful and thrilling experience. Highly recommend Captain Hunter for an amazing fishing adventure!
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Andrew

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May 26

Excellent trip. Captain hunter was great. Did several types of fishing, caught a couple keepers and were constantly bending rods. Captain experiences was great with helping us get our trip booked on short notice.

Andrew

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May 26

Excellent trip. Captain hunter was great. Did several types of fishing, caught a couple keepers and were constantly bending rods. Captain experiences was great with helping us get our trip booked on short notice.
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Joe

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April 10

Highly recommended Capt. Hunter took my family on a great adventure. He made sure that we caught a ton of fish and taught my son Hank loads about fishing for the next time. Great fun for the family.

Joe

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April 10

Highly recommended Capt. Hunter took my family on a great adventure. He made sure that we caught a ton of fish and taught my son Hank loads about fishing for the next time. Great fun for the family.
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Jonathan

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April 1

Hunter was great with the kids. He definitely got us on the fish. The kids were so busy reeling in fish that I couldn’t! They had a great time.! Thanks!!

Jonathan

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April 1

Hunter was great with the kids. He definitely got us on the fish. The kids were so busy reeling in fish that I couldn’t! They had a great time.! Thanks!!
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Nancy

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March 28

Wow Captain Hunter and Brooke! Rocked us to Lobster 🦞 Heaven ! Knowledgeable, Eco friendly. !! Great fast boat! This is it if you want an experience fishing lobster snorkeling!! We will be back !! Thank you 😊

Nancy

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March 28

Wow Captain Hunter and Brooke! Rocked us to Lobster 🦞 Heaven ! Knowledgeable, Eco friendly. !! Great fast boat! This is it if you want an experience fishing lobster snorkeling!! We will be back !! Thank you 😊
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Tony

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July 11

Was a great trip, got on some nice fish. Got surprised by a large school of smaller mahi mahi but had fun with the instant hook up and seemed to last a good bit.
Captain was great, very knowledgeable and supplied drinks if we needed any.
The boat was clean and spacious for the both of us and had plenty of rods in the water.

Tony

Verified Review

July 11

Was a great trip, got on some nice fish. Got surprised by a large school of smaller mahi mahi but had fun with the instant hook up and seemed to last a good bit.
Captain was great, very knowledgeable and supplied drinks if we needed any.
The boat was clean and spacious for the both of us and had plenty of rods in the water.
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Kevin

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May 28

Great Guide and Great Trip. Enjoyed the Day

Kevin

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May 28

Great Guide and Great Trip. Enjoyed the Day
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Donald

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March 30

Outstanding day on the water with several species caught. Hunter is TOP SHELF!!! It was the first blue water fishing trip for my wife and she can't wait to go again!!!

Donald

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March 30

Outstanding day on the water with several species caught. Hunter is TOP SHELF!!! It was the first blue water fishing trip for my wife and she can't wait to go again!!!
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Michael

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March 9

Great day! Our captain Hunter was very knowledgeable, and on top of where the fish were and how to catch them. Highly recommend him.

Michael

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March 9

Great day! Our captain Hunter was very knowledgeable, and on top of where the fish were and how to catch them. Highly recommend him.
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Michael

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March 9

Had a great time with captain Hunter on are charter, very professional and friendly. Caught some nice fish and enjoyed his company

Michael

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March 9

Had a great time with captain Hunter on are charter, very professional and friendly. Caught some nice fish and enjoyed his company
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Michael

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March 9

We really enjoyed our fishing charter with captain Hunter, he knows where the fish are and is very knowledgeable of the industry. I would definitely recommend an excursion with him.

Michael

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March 9

We really enjoyed our fishing charter with captain Hunter, he knows where the fish are and is very knowledgeable of the industry. I would definitely recommend an excursion with him.
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Stan

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February 20

Great Experience. Worked hard to find fish and make an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Successful day fishing! Particularly was good with the children and getting them educated on safety. Highly recommended by us. He’s also a great person to be around and cracks some good jokes.

Stan

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February 20

Great Experience. Worked hard to find fish and make an enjoyable experience for everyone.
Successful day fishing! Particularly was good with the children and getting them educated on safety. Highly recommended by us. He’s also a great person to be around and cracks some good jokes.
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Allen

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May 10

The guide was really good at getting us on the fish and multiple species and big fish! However he was kinda aggressive and yelled at us and made us clean up his boat every 5 minutes. 2 out of the 3 of us were new and never fished however he was kinda aggressive in teaching fishing techniques. He kinda made it feel like he caught the fish and then we just realed them in. But...

Allen

Verified Review

May 10

The guide was really good at getting us on the fish and multiple species and big fish! However he was kinda aggressive and yelled at us and made us clean up his boat every 5 minutes. 2 out of the 3 of us were new and never fished however he was kinda aggressive in teaching fishing techniques. He kinda made it feel like he caught the fish and then we just realed them in. But this guide does know his stuff and will get you on fish. On top of that not his fault at all!! But my trip was booked for the mangroves and captain experiences changed it to kinda deep ocean fishing.
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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 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!