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Islamorada Reef Fishing

94% (16) 1 - 6 People 4 - 8 Hours From $850

Pricing Matrix

8 Hours 6 Hours 4 Hours
6 People
$1,600.00
$1,300.00
$850.00
5 People
$1,600.00
$1,300.00
$850.00
4 People
$1,600.00
$1,300.00
$850.00
3 People
$1,600.00
$1,300.00
$850.00
2 People
$1,600.00
$1,300.00
$850.00
1 Person
$1,600.00
$1,300.00
$850.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Nearshore

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

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

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...

About Your Trip

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!
Amenities

Water Type

Nearshore

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.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Boat Restroom

This boat has a restroom.

Air Conditioning

This boat has air conditioning.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

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

Federal Permit

This boat is federally permitted to go deep offshore.

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.

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 Pete

Certified Damn Good Guide
A Certified Damn Good Guide is someone who goes above and beyond to show you an incredible experience on your trip. Guides earn this badge through quality reviews, quick and responsive communication, and low cancellation rates.
Independent Guide 31 yrs of exp.
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
Beginner Oriented
Comfortable
Quality
Our very own Captain Pete has been absolutely obsessed with fishing from a very young age. He is from West Monroe, La and has fished both freshwater and saltwater. Over 30 years of fishing and diving experience from south Texas to south Florida. He decided to move his boats to the keys sometime ago and has a passion for fishing and also helping put others on the fish. He loves to joke, have a good...

About Your Guide

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Captain Pete

Certified Damn Good Guide
Independent Guide 31 yrs of exp.
Our very own Captain Pete has been absolutely obsessed with fishing from a very young age. He is from West Monroe, La and has fished both freshwater and saltwater. Over 30 years of fishing and diving experience from south Texas to south Florida. He decided to move his boats to the keys sometime ago and has a passion for fishing and also helping put others on the fish. He loves to joke, have a good time, and make everyone around him happy! At the end of each day his favorite thing to say is that was "the best day ever"! He loves taking customers to snorkel at the local reefs and hangout at the sandbar. At the end of the day there is nothing like experiencing Islamorada's beautiful sunset on one of our sunset cruises. While he loves to entertain, his greatest passion is to see customer's faces light up as they spend the day catching fish!
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Start Location

73501 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL, USA
Areas Fished
  • Duck Key
  • Key Largo

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer
Sea Ray
Year Built
97
Boat Length
37'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Sportfisher
Boat Manufacturer
Sea Ray
Year Built
97
Boat Length
37'
Engine Manufacturer
Caterpillars
Total Horsepower
700
Number of Engines
2
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Nearshore

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.

Music

You can play your own bluetooth music.

Boat Restroom

This boat has a restroom.

Air Conditioning

This boat has air conditioning.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Weather

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

Federal Permit

This boat is federally permitted to go deep offshore.

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.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Cero Mackerel
  • Kingfish
  • Mangrove Snapper
  • Mutton Snapper
  • Red Grouper
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish
  • Yellowtail Snapper

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Cut Bait Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Live Bait Fishing
  • Topwater Fishing

Everything Else to Know

All rods, reels, and tackle are included, but we also recommend bringing sunglasses, sunscreen, weather-appropriate clothing, and any gear of your own you want to use on the trip.
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

4.7
based on 16 reviews

Kelly

Verified Review

November 5

An excellent day on the beautiful keys water. Started with overcast but the sun did come out as well as the fish. All three of us had a wonderful time thanks to Captain Pete and Christy. They were kind, helpful and great fun to be around. We would definitely come back and go with Captain Pete again! Thank you for a wonderful day!

Kelly

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November 5

An excellent day on the beautiful keys water. Started with overcast but the sun did come out as well as the fish. All three of us had a wonderful time thanks to Captain Pete and Christy. They were kind, helpful and great fun to be around. We would definitely come back and go with Captain Pete again! Thank you for a wonderful day!
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Greg

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August 8

Captain Pete and his deck mate Christie had a beautiful boat and despite the hot weather kept us in shade and cool! Fishing was admittedly slow today, but that didn’t keep Captain Pete from putting onto Mahi! Thanks for a great day with my boys that I will always treasure

Greg

Greg

Verified Review

August 8

Captain Pete and his deck mate Christie had a beautiful boat and despite the hot weather kept us in shade and cool! Fishing was admittedly slow today, but that didn’t keep Captain Pete from putting onto Mahi! Thanks for a great day with my boys that I will always treasure

Greg
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Dylan

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June 15

Our group had the Best Day Ever! with Captain Pete and First Mate Christie. No shortage of action with these folks! Will fish with them again.

Dylan

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June 15

Our group had the Best Day Ever! with Captain Pete and First Mate Christie. No shortage of action with these folks! Will fish with them again.
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Justin

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June 14

Captian Pete and Christy were AWESOME. We had a great time as a family and it was definitely one of the best days ever. Everyone tried something new and had fun. I would definitely recommend looking into these guys for a good time out on the water.

Justin

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June 14

Captian Pete and Christy were AWESOME. We had a great time as a family and it was definitely one of the best days ever. Everyone tried something new and had fun. I would definitely recommend looking into these guys for a good time out on the water.
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Kenneth

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June 29

I recently went on the “Best Day Ever” charter with Captain Pete and I’m not usually one to write a negative review, but we were totally let down by this day. He has a lovely boat and a lovely wife and the day started out with great weather and a promising cruise away from the shore. However, 3 hours into our 6 hour charter, none of us (4 people) had even put a hand on...

Kenneth

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June 29

I recently went on the “Best Day Ever” charter with Captain Pete and I’m not usually one to write a negative review, but we were totally let down by this day. He has a lovely boat and a lovely wife and the day started out with great weather and a promising cruise away from the shore. However, 3 hours into our 6 hour charter, none of us (4 people) had even put a hand on a fishing pole at all. We drove and drove to chase birds that would hopefully lead us to the fishing spots, but as the hours wasted away we grew hopeless. Captain Pete, barely spoke to us for the first 5 hours and then as we were heading back to shore he simply said “I guess it’s not happening today folks.” We did catch 3 fish, but that’s not because we were actually fishing. Those three were caught because of the poles he had trailing behind the boat as we searched for a fishing spot literally all day. The best part of the day was watching Pete filleting the fish back at the dock and feeding the nurse sharks in the marina. I really feel like we were robbed of $1,500. We fully expected to at least get to cast some lines and actually try to fish, instead of taking the most expensive boat ride ever. We could have just rented a boat for the day and cruised around for a fraction of the price. I understand that you can’t guarantee to catch fish but there’s a lot that could have been done to compensate to try to make it fun. We chose this charter because he has several techniques listed on his profile and website and he only used 1 out of the 9 listed techniques he only offered us 1. (See image attached for listed techniques). He could have made an effort to teach us something about fishing, let us practice casting the rod, explain the kind of bait we’re supposed to use, talk to us, offer to have us just pay for the gas we used and try again another day, or offer a partial refund, or literally do anything besides leaving us to bake in the sun doing nothing on the back of the boat all day. Very disappointed.
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Andrew

Verified Review

June 4

Pete and Kristy were absolutely awesome! We had an excellent time with the Louisiana/Texas combo ;) Captain Pete was patient about explaining the estuary of the Keys and species. We caught 6 different species and 3 sharks! Great time- see ya’ll next year🦈🎣😃

Andrew

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June 4

Pete and Kristy were absolutely awesome! We had an excellent time with the Louisiana/Texas combo ;) Captain Pete was patient about explaining the estuary of the Keys and species. We caught 6 different species and 3 sharks! Great time- see ya’ll next year🦈🎣😃
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Kipp

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April 12

We had a terrific day with Pete!

Kipp

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April 12

We had a terrific day with Pete!
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ROY

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April 5

What an amazing day of fishing and boating. Captain Pete and his mate Christy were great with my three boys. They really made the experience "The Best Day Ever!"

ROY

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April 5

What an amazing day of fishing and boating. Captain Pete and his mate Christy were great with my three boys. They really made the experience "The Best Day Ever!"
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Jason

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October 11

Had a great time. I will definatly go again with capt. Pete next time I'm here

Jason

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October 11

Had a great time. I will definatly go again with capt. Pete next time I'm here
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Ian

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September 23

Captain and crew were great. All around amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend.

Ian

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September 23

Captain and crew were great. All around amazing experience. 10/10 would recommend.
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Jason

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August 18

Pete and his wife could not have been any nicer and their boat was perfect. Pete kept us on the water longer than our trip was scheduled for trying to put some fish in the boat (we caught 1 tile fish and 3 vermillion that were just over 12 inches) I know the captain cannot control the bite as I have been on 100’s of charters however we fished with one rod the entire day!...

Jason

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August 18

Pete and his wife could not have been any nicer and their boat was perfect. Pete kept us on the water longer than our trip was scheduled for trying to put some fish in the boat (we caught 1 tile fish and 3 vermillion that were just over 12 inches) I know the captain cannot control the bite as I have been on 100’s of charters however we fished with one rod the entire day! It was an electric reel since we were fishing in 600 plus feet of water. I spent almost the entire day watching my girlfriend dropping her line down and flipping the switch to bring it back up. That certainly is not what we had in mind when we booked the trip. We should have had two rods to fish with and moved into the reefs for some snapper, yellow tail or something but to deep drop the entire with one rig and zero activity was really disappointing.
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William

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August 16

Pete and Chisty were great. Although we did not catch any keepers, we had a great time trying

William

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August 16

Pete and Chisty were great. Although we did not catch any keepers, we had a great time trying
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Charity

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July 25

We had a great day fishing with Capt. Pete and Christy! Our teenager got his first deep sea fishing experience and reeled in a couple huge tilefish, which made for a great dinner that evening and we had plenty more to take home. We would definitely take another trip with Capt. Pete and Christy on our next trip to the area and I'll recommend them to others.

Charity

Verified Review

July 25

We had a great day fishing with Capt. Pete and Christy! Our teenager got his first deep sea fishing experience and reeled in a couple huge tilefish, which made for a great dinner that evening and we had plenty more to take home. We would definitely take another trip with Capt. Pete and Christy on our next trip to the area and I'll recommend them to others.
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Michael

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July 3

Great time! Captain Pete and his wife were a great time! We will come back for sure!

Michael

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July 3

Great time! Captain Pete and his wife were a great time! We will come back for sure!
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Kristi

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June 24

We had a blast! Captain Pete made sure we caught some great reef fish. We caught 2 Spanish mackerel, a yellow trail, a barracuda (large and mean), and a few others. It was so much fun! My 16 year old that loves to fish in Nebraska has the best time!

Kristi

Verified Review

June 24

We had a blast! Captain Pete made sure we caught some great reef fish. We caught 2 Spanish mackerel, a yellow trail, a barracuda (large and mean), and a few others. It was so much fun! My 16 year old that loves to fish in Nebraska has the best time!
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Thomas

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June 16

Pete and his 1st mate, his wife were great. They’re an enjoyable couple. When I booked I understood they had more experience then they actually had. We seemed to wonder a bit till we found the fish.

Thomas

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June 16

Pete and his 1st mate, his wife were great. They’re an enjoyable couple. When I booked I understood they had more experience then they actually had. We seemed to wonder a bit till we found the fish.
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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!