With great weather year-round and an incredible marine habitat, there's no limit to the possibilities here.
Islamorada (pronounced aisle-a-more-AH-dah) enjoys the tropical climes of the Florida Keys and a unique marine geography that harbors sailfish, wahoo, tarpon, permit, bonefish, amberjack … the list goes on. Tucked between the Florida Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, with miles of shallow reefs and the Gulf Stream bringing in deep-water visitors, Islamorada lives up to its reputation as the "Sportfishing Capital of the World."
Cruise the aqua blue flats in a skiff, testing your double-haul fly cast against feisty bonefish. Or charter a bigger boat, head offshore to the edge of the reef and wrestle with 70-pound sailfish, considered by many to be Islamorada's premier game fish. Further offshore, drop sturdy tackle into the deep and take a chance at hooking a 1000-pound shark. Whether you're in the shallows or going for the big one, what you reel in can always be a surprise. There's something for everyone, from expert fly-caster to total novice.
Fishing never sleeps in Islamorada. January through March are "winter" (temps at night seldom drop much below 60 degrees), when sailfish are on the bite. In March, favorable winds draw can mackerel and bluefish into the Gulf, and the kingfish are heating up. As the water warms in April, bonefish, permit and tarpon are more frequent on the flats, and charters also start heading into deeper water. July brings the heat, with evening fishing for bonefish and permit, and charters plying the depths. By October the tarpon are thinning out but there are still plenty of other fish around.
Outfitters offer half- or full-day charters and are stocked with an arsenal of tackle to handle the different depths and fish species. First mates climb the "tuna tower" to scout for current edges, weedlines, circling birds and other signs of where the fish are schooled up. The day can really perk up while fishing for one species and then suddenly getting into a patch of water where something else is biting hard.
Aside from the fishing, Islamorada offers opportunities for diving, snorkeling, parasailing, kayaking and a variety of other activities. This, after all, is the Florida Keys.
- 74° 61° Dec-Feb
- 79° 69° Mar-May
- 88° 78° Jun-Aug
- 84° 75° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in Islamorada, FL
Skins and Fins Fishing Charters and Guides
Skins and Fins charters with Capt. Ted benbow When fishing the Florida Keys, fishing the Everglades or fishing Islamorada " the sportfishing capital of the world" I can assure you a enjoyable, interesting and fun day on the water. For the novice fisherman, I'll provide stress free instructions and helpful tips for the experienced anglers. I specialize in families and trips with kids. Targeting tarpon, redfish, snook, shark. Spotted seatrout and bonefish. I am a native of the Florida keys and have fished the florida keys- fished Islamorada and the backcountry of the Everglades and Key Largo fishing since the age of 12.
More Islamorada Outfitters
First Choice Charters
Let us be your First Choice for Sportfishing Florida Keys in the Islamorada or Key Largo area! Hello my name is Captain Larry Wren and I would like to invite you aboard our boat the “First Choice”. My one goal is… To provide you with a safe fun filled day, and to catch as many fish as possible! My Florida Keys Charter Fishing Company offers Full Day, 3/4 Day & Half Day Islamorada fishing charters and Key Largo Fishing Charters in a relaxed, professional, fun-filled family atmosphere! We offer the finest Sportfishing Florida Keys Trips that sail from Islamorada & Key Largo, Florida. The Florida Keys is known to many anglers as The Sportfishing Capital of The World. Islamorada fishing charters & Key Largo fishing charters are highly productive because of the warm waters that surround the Florida Keys. On our Florida Keys Sportfishing adventures we will take you Dolphin Fishing, Sailfish Fishing, Snapper Fishing, Grouper Fishing, Dorado Fishing, Tuna Fishing, Wahoo Fishing and Much More!
Captain Duane Baker
Flats Fly Fishing Florida Keys: Bonefish, Tarpon, & Permit The Upper Keys of Florida provide tremendous opportunities to catch tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish and snook. We have professionally guided these waters from more than 24 years and would love to show you this wonderful playground. Whether you are experienced at fly fishing or a first time angler, the Florida Keys provide the chance at a fish of lifetime. The Upper Keys including Islamorada, Tavernier, and Key Largo, are rich in heritage and tradition, so come looking for enjoyment, sunshine, and most important just relaxation. Remember its only fishing after all! Meet Captain Duane Baker: Florida Keys Flats Guide. As a Florida Keys fishing guide Duane provides sight casting and shallow water fishing in the Upper Florida Keys. He ranges from the backcountry of Florida Bay to the flats of Islamorada and Key Largo. Duane is an Orvis Endorsed Guide (Orvis has very high standards, and will only endorse some of the best) that offers full and half-day fly fishing and light tackle trips. He will guide you to tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish and snook. Duane has been guiding fly and light tackle anglers since 1988. His 24 years of professional guiding experience ensure that you are going to have the time of your life. Duane is one of those guides that are not happy till the angler is happy. He is patient and works tirelessly for each and every client. His list of return clients reads like a list of whose who of fly anglers however enjoys taking new clients to areas of the Keys they would otherwise miss. Duane’s reputation has made him one of the most popular guides in the Upper Keys and gained him high status with his peers. He is an Orvis endorsed guide and has been a member of Florida Keys Fishing Guide Association as long as he has been guiding.
Redfish Sportfishing Service
Enjoy Florida Keys charter fishing at it's best. We fish the fertile waters of Islamorada on the comfortable fishing rigged 44' sportfisherman Redfish Islamorada, the Sportfishing capital of the world, provides a wide variety of deep sea and reef fishing options year round. We offer Keys fishing charters that target such species as dolphin (mahi-mahi), sailfish, grouper, snapper, kingfish, swordfish, wahoo, tuna, cobia, marlin and jacks. We use techniques that include drifting, slow, medium and fast trolling, chumming at anchor, flying kites, deep dropping with conventional and electric reels, and employ live bait, rigged natural bait and artificials. We use top of the line Penn fishing tackle that is meticulously maintained for reliable performance The Redfish is rigged with the latest safety and fish finding equipment, as well as offering a comfortable air-conditioned cabin. We welcome families and anglers regardless of their fishing expertise.
Strictly Business Fishing Charters
“Strictly Business” is a 38 ft. Bertram Sport Fishing vessel which offers offshore fishing and deep sea fishing. This boat will allow you to fish offshore and the reef for Sailfish, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia and King Mackerel or move to deeper waters for Amberjack, Dolphin, and Tuna. Captain Wes has fished Islamorada for over 25 years and knows where and how to catch these fish. We can do all this in the comfort and safety of a sport fishing vessel that is furnished with an air conditioning and a restroom. “Strictly Business” offers a huge fishing deck area. She is rigged for fishing and trolling and easily accommodates up to 6 anglers. This year she has been totally upgraded with two 370 horsepower Yanmar diesel engines. What this means is a much faster and more dependable boat to get us out where the fish are! She can cruise along at 26 knots. She always knows where the fish go to school!
Islamorada offshore fishing charters are among the best anywhere, and there’s no better charter fishing captain than Capt. Aaron Brower and the “Buzz On” to help you in your quest to land the fish. We offer various Florida Keys offshore fishing charters. Contact Captain Aaron and he will be glad to answer your questions and book your fishing charter aboard the Buzz On. He can also recommend places to stay and things to do during your vacation in Islamorada. We are located at Bud N’ Mary’s Marina in Islamorada. Whether you are a beginner fisherman, a group of friends or family wanting a fun day out on the water or an experienced tournament angler looking for your next big fishing tournament win, allow us to make your fishing charter on the Buzz On an experience you will never forget. Islamorada Fishing at its Finest Captain Aaron, who has won various tournaments fishing in the Florida Keys, has years of experience getting you to the game fish you seek. Whether it’s dolphin (Mahi Mahi), grouper, snapper or sailfish (just to name a few). Capt. Aaron knows the best fishing spots in Islamorada. See for yourself the experience of fishing in Islamorada. We provide all licenses and tackle. If you’d like to keep your catch, we will fillet your fish so you can take it home or to one of our fine nearby restaurants so you can have the freshest fish of your life.
Man O' War Charters
The Man O' War is a 46 foot Custom built sport fishing machine. Docked at the World Famous Bud N' Mary's Marina in Islamorada. Just one hour from Miami, in the heart of the sport fishing capital of the world. Sailfishing in Islamorada is a tradition. We use live bait, usually ballyhoo or pilchards and light spinning tackle, i.e. 12 or 20 lb test. There are fish here in great numbers from November thru April. While we target sailfish we also catch blackfin tuna, kingfish, wahoo and occasionally dolphin. The sailfish will sometimes shower the schools of bait allowing us to run up and cast a bait to the fish, often in very shallow water. This is one of the most exciting types of fishing in the world. Contact us for a full or half day charter. Summertime Dolphin fishing is an adventure all its own. On our quest for dolphin we go offshore of the Florida Keys into the waters of the Gulf Stream and the drop off known as the Continental Shelf. In these waters we not only find dolphin but wahoo, tuna fish and billfish, including the prized trophy Blue Marlin. Usually we troll conventional tackle but when a large dolphin is trolled up often we will have the chance to cast bait on light spinning tackle to other large fish that are swimming with the first one caught. A big dolphin on light tackle is a thrill you never forget!
Cloud Nine Charters
Meet Captain Greg and his Boat the Cloud Nine Islamorada, Florida Keys Fishing Trips and Charters captaingregIslamoradaFishingChartersCapt. Greg Eklund has been at the front of the charter fishing fleet in Islamorada for years. He has also fished in 42 different countries in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. When he gets a break from the water he enjoys traditional archery hunting and spending time with his family. “You really have to keep your skill set polished when fishing in a competitive environment like Islamorada” , said Capt. Greg. “Hard work equals more fish most days and our anglers appreciate our best effort.” The crew of the CLOUD NINE encourages all of their anglers to take an active role in the days fishing activities. Hands on experience, quality tackle, and expert direction from the crew work to insure the success of your fishing adventure. “I am most happy when I am sharing my knowledge of the Islamorada fishery with our guests,.”says Capt. Greg. Capt. Greg Eklund invites you to come and share the best fishing the Keys has to offer aboard the Cloud Nine.
My name is Capt. Glen Miller and I would like to welcome you aboard the Gonfishin V. I started fishing at the age of 5 on Table Rock Lake in Missouri. I knew then that fishing was to be my future. I moved to the Florida Keys in 1980. I met my wife and best friend Lizette and we were married in 1983. We have three beautiful children, and we all appreciate living in the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Captain Glen purchased the Gonfishin V in 1996 after working on a few other reputable charter boats, he decided to take the plunge into ownership. He has done a complete makeover on the boat, recently repowering her with brand new John Deere motors. She is well equipped with first class fishing tackle, and has one of the largest cockpits in the Keys, allowing plenty of room to spread out and enjoy your fishing excursion. The Gonfishin V is available for 1/2, 3/4 and full fishing days. Certain times of the year, we offer afternoon trips, targeting shark and tarpon.
Drop Back Fishing Charters
Florida City, FL
The Drop Back Crew welcomes you to the beautiful Florida Keys on an exciting offshore fishing adventure. The Drop Back is a 40 foot custom charter fishing boat specifically designed for reef, wreck and offshore fishing in the Florida Keys. We are conveniently located at the world famous Post Card Inn Beach Resort & Marina, MM 84, near all of Islamorada's famous restaurants and attractions. The Florida Keys' waters offer a wide variety of species, from sport fish including Sailfish and Marlin to excellent eating fish such as Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, and Yellowtail Snapper. Let our highly skilled professional crew guide and assist you while tackling your trophy catch. Captain Jon Reynolds and his courteous, friendly crew welcome you aboard the Drop Back for a Florida Keys fishing experience of a lifetime!
Round Up Fishing Charters
Key Largo, FL
Fishing charters on the Roundup are an exciting adventure that anyone visiting the Keys should experience. The waters around Key Largo are alive with fish. From fishing on the reef to venturing far offshore, Round Up fishing charters in Key largo caters to our anglers to make sure they have the best experience and most of all, catch fish. Reef fishing charters in Key Largo give the anglers the opportunity to catch a large variety of fish; Hogfish, many types of Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia and Sailfish. Reef fishing is a fast action and constant rod bending type of fishing. There are many unique fishing techniques that Captain Brian uses to ensure his anglers are on the fish, heavy chumming, live bait fishing and kite fishing are some techniques to name a few. Offshore fishing charters are where you can encounter the catch of a life time. Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Tuna and Wahoo are all on the target list. These fish are pelagic fish and use our local waters as a corridor while on their annual migrations both north and south. Captain Brian has many years experience tracking their migration patterns and is an expert in locating and catching these exciting fish.
Captain Dave Perkins Fishing Charters
Key Largo, FL
Captain Dave Perkins offers professionally guided fishing charters in the Florida Keys (Tavernier, Islamorada, Key Largo & Plantation Key), Flamingo (Everglades National Park) and Florida Bay. These are some of the most productive waters in the world. The Florida Keys and Flamingo offer endless opportunities for exciting fishing action year round. I specialize in backcountry, reef, edge and offshore fishing which gives you an opportunity to relax in a wide variety of Nature’s most beautiful and surreal settings while pursuing the adrenaline rush of the screaming reel and the leaping fish. The species that we will target are Tarpon, Snook, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Trout, Snapper, Grouper, and several species of Sharks. They can be caught on spin, conventional or fly tackle. I use the best gear and tackle made, and take pride in its upkeep and maintenance. I offer day, evening and night fishing charters and can pick up our guests at any Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada and Plantation Key hotel. I have been fishing in the Florida Keys, Flamingo and around the world for over 25 years and I truly love it! Friends and clients can attest to my personable, easygoing, and friendly personality, please read my TripAdvisor reviews. I am always willing to share my knowledge, learn more, and am open to new ideas and techniques. Anglers of of all skill levels and ages are welcome! My background in teaching gives me good rapport with children. Running a summer fishing camp allows me the opportunity to interact and fish with kids of all ages. Finally, my charters are dog friendly; dogs are always welcome on my boats!
Early Bird Fishing Charters
Whether you are with your kids, your buddies or making new friends, you won't forget your day on the Early Bird! Located in Islamorada, Florida, The Early Bird is a 43 Alex Willis charter fishing boat complete with full A/C in the cabin. Depending on the season, you can catch sailfish, swordfish, snapper, tuna, amberjack, wahoo & more...Whatever is in-season and whatever you'd like to catch!
Miss Chief Fishing Charters
Key Largo, FL
Join us aboard Miss Chief, our legendary 31' Bertram Sportfisher, for a fun, memorable Florida Keys fishing charter! Capt. Dan Matthews has spent over a decade on the waters of Key Largo & Islamorada as a professional sport-fisherman, specializing in offshore live bait fishing as well as reef & wreck fishing. This background allows for the use of local instinct combined with hard-learned local knowledge, in pursuit of great catches and all-around great times.This Florida Keys fishing charter heads to waters teeming with opportunities to catch sailfish, marlin, swordfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, tuna, sharks, king fish, grouper, cobia, amberjack, african pompano, hogfish, yellowtail and mutton snapper - to name a few. The Miss Chief features GPS navigation, hd sonar fishfinder and VHF radio electronics to assist in the pescatorial pursuit.
Fish Florida Bay Fishing Charters
Key Largo, FL
If you’re searching for the ultimate back country experience you’ve found the right place, the right Captain and the right boats. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a first time fisherman, we will tailor a trip just for you. Ride on the quickest, most comfortable boats and use the best tackle to land that trophy fish.
Tarpon Time Fishing Charters
Duck Key, FL
The big three here in the keys include the Bonefish the Tarpon and the Permit. The pursuit of any one or all of these can be the thrill of a lifetime! Whether using fly gear or spinning tackle these gamefish require accurate casting and a stealthy approach. The ever illusive Grand Slam is catching all three species in a single day! The Tarpon Time is a 21ft Egret Moccasin that I had custom built by Egret in December 2013. She is powered by a 175hp Suzuki 4 stroke that is the quietest engine in its class. She is rigged with a Minnkota trolling motor & poling tower that lets us chase down the bonefish, tarpon, permit, redfish, and many more species on the flats. She has a large beam which keeps her stable and not tippy. No worries about sea sickness because we fish shallow water!
Cara Mia Fishing Charters
Key Colony Beach, FL
Marathon, Florida “The Heart of the Keys” offers a family friendly community rooted in a heritage of fishing. With wreck diving, wildlife environments, golf, the only living coral barrier reef in the United States, and, of course, world class sport fishing, our tropical paradise invites you to visit. The Cara Mia Difference : Large, comfortable, tournament rigged boats. Captain and Mate included in rates with over 40 years combined experience. Docked at the famous Dockside Marina. Reef, Offshore, Deep Drop, Bahamas, Tortugas, and Tournament Fishing. Sailfish, Marlin, Swordfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, Amberjack, and specialty fishing. Two Onboard Toilets. Two of the Largest Charter Boats in Marathon, Fl.
Dog House Fishing Charters
DOG HOUSE Charters: Your Number One Islamorada Sportfishing Charter! Whether you are fishing for Sailfish, Swordfish or Mahi-Mahi, you are looking for a relaxing and enjoyable adventure. Fishing is the ideal escape and day vacation. Relax for the day with your friends, your family, or just yourself and enjoy the day on the water. Captain Chris Scott and Dog House Charters will take you on the ideal Islamorada fishing trip. Your group of up to 6 people could include some friends, family, or perhaps your children looking for their first fishing adventure. Young or old, fishing is a pastime that you can enjoy for a lifetime.
Captain Rich Smith - Private Fishing Charters
Thanks for stopping by. My name is Captain Rich Smith and I provide Fishing Charters in South Florida. I’m a native full time charter boat captain based out of the Florida Keys area of Marathon. I have two boats to choose from, a 23′ center console and a 18′ technical flats skiff. I specialize in Inshore, Wreck, Backcountry, Flats, and Family Fun Fishing trips using Light Tackle Spinning Gear and Fly Fishing. It doesn’t matter if your a beginner just learning to fish or a seasoned angler I can take you on a trip of a lifetime. I’m patient and professional with over 10 years experience. Tight Lines, Captain Rich Smith
Florida Keys Fishing Charters
Duck Key, FL
For a fishing trip to remember, book your Florida Keys fishing charters with Captain Brian Reinfandt out of Duck Key, FL. With three boats and a prime location in the middle of the Keys, you can charter every type of Florida Keys fishing trip. I’ve been finding & fishing the best Florida Keys fishing spots in Marathon & Duck Key for over 30 years and I’ll put you where the action is. ~Capt. Brian Go offshore fishing for dolphin, tuna, wahoo, or sailfish. Try exciting and one-of-a-kind daytime swordfishing. Hit the Seven Mile Bridge or Long Key for day or night tarpon fishing trips. Or fish the reef, inshore or Gulf for plentiful snapper, cobia, grouper, or even sharks. It’s up to you.
MudPuppy Fishing Charters
Destination...Florida Everglades. "Islamorada, Florida Keys. Known to many as The Sport Fishing Capital of The World. Anglers from all over the world come to sample the fabulous Florida Keys fishing, specifically the exciting backcountry."The Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands is a rare and beautiful place. It is one of North America's unsung wild places - a beautiful, rugged, subtropical landscape experienced by a relatively few adventurous souls each year. Many who appreciate the unique qualities of this wilderness will argue that it is a place better kept secret. "Captain Chris has extensive knowledge and a true passion for backcountry fishing! Although Captain Chris began his fishing career offshore, he was eventually led to the backcountry where fishing takes on a whole new meaning. He is the type of guide who can not only put you on the fish and give you a fun and exciting day on the beautiful waters, he also specializes in the coveted sport of "sight fishing". Whether you are a tenured angler or a first-timer, Captain Chris will give you all the opportunities and tools to make for a memorable time here in the beautiful Florida Keys."
Boned Up Fishing Charters
Islamorada’s back country has some of the best Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Red fish, Permit, and Trout fishing in the world. We’re also just a short boat ride from the Everglades National Park for Spanish mackerel, black drum, sharks and sea trout. Meet us at the dock at World Famous Bud and Mary’s Marina or, depending on where you’re staying, we can easily arrange pickup by land or water. The Maverick HPX 17 is easy to trailer to other parts of the Keys or the mainland if fishing conditions or your location dictates. We love our repeat guests and we love to give the seasoned angler an exciting new experience every trip. But, we also welcome the first timers with patience and encouragement. Bringing the kids? We’re happy to customize the day to keep everyone happy. If you’re looking for an unbelievable day on the water Flats or Fly Fishing in the Backcountry of Florida Bay or if you’re interested in the wilderness of Everglades National Park give Captain Mike Venezia a call and we’ll plan your perfect adventure.
I'm Hooked Fishing Charters
Duck Key, FL
Whether it’s fishing the Duck Key flats for prized permit and bonefish; spending an exciting day in the backcountry catching tarpon, redfish, and snook; or just enjoying an afternoon on the water bending the rod with your family and friends, the Florida Keys offer an unrivaled inshore fishery for all ages and skill levels to enjoy. I’m Hooked flats and backcountry fishing charters specialize in fly and light tackle fishing, and use only the highest quality fly and spinning gear. Just tell me what you want to fish for, and I’ll do my best to help you land your fish of a lifetime! Hi, I’m Captain Mike Kasten of I’m Hooked Fishing Charters at Hawks Cay Resort & Marina. I am a true Conch having been born and raised right here in the Florida Keys. I grew up on these waters that I know and love. I have had a tremendous passion for fishing as far back as I can remember. I have spent a lot of my career fishing the offshore waters for local charter businesses as well as playing the mega yacht game traveling all over the world fishing. I have a vast knowledge of the fishery here in the Florida Keys and I look forward to getting a chance to share my passion for fishing with you and your family.
Contagious Offshore Fishing
Say Hello to Brian Cone, Captain of the Contagious The Contagious is a 33-foot World Cat especially suited to provide smooth and comfortable travel to the best fishing spots in the ocean waters off Islamorada. Even the roughest days will be smooth in the Contagious! In the Florida Keys, Captain Brian Cone has gained a reputation as the hot hand when it comes to hunting dolphin and many other offshore species. When you fish on the Contagious you not only catch fish, but you learn a whole lot about Cone's techniques and what makes him so good as an expert at finding the fish. His passion and intensity for fishing and his easy way with customers, young and old, will surely make your day on the water a memory you will never forget! Captain Brian was raised in the Keys exploring the ocean since he was just a little tyke. After graduating from college, Brian couldn't wait to get back to the Florida Keys and his real love - fishing! As a kid, he got to know many of the local captains who knew how to go that extra mile and come back with record-book catches. Cone learned well from them. Now, still in his early 30s, he's the one that fishermen young and old love to listen to! His early times spent on the ocean gave him a special understanding and love of the water and turned a passion into a very rewarding career. Cone has been featured on ESPN and in many fishing publications, including Saltwater Sportsman, Center Console, and Men's Journal. Ever since he was a young teenager, with frequency Cone's name has been found at the top of the leader board at local fishing tournaments. Book a trip with Brian on the Contagious! You are sure to have a great day on the water.
Main Attraction Charter Fishing
Key Colony Beach, FL
Whether you are experienced anglers or just want to see what the excitement is all about, let The Main Attraction Fishing Charter Team take you there. You will not find a more experienced, harder working and more professional deep sea fishing team anywhere in the Florida Keys. You simply can't beat our years of offshore fishing experience! Marathon, Florida 'Middle Keys' Offshore Fishing with Captains Morris & Marty Lewis. Key Colony Beach Marina, Marathon, Florida. Depending on the season and whether you are fishing the reef, the wrecks, night or tarpon fishing or going offshore, you will find and abundance of game fish here: Sailfish, Marlin, Swordfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Cobia, Shark, Wahoo, Permit, Tarpon and Kingfish as well as Snapper, Grouper and Yellowtail. We are located at Key Colony Beach Marina. We also provide charter fishing in the popular fishing areas of Islamorada, Marathon, Summerland Key, Key West, Key Largo and Big Pine Key, Florida. Meet our Professional Deep Sea Charter Fishing Team - The Main Attraction! Florida Keys Tarpon Charter! Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing Charter!
Catch 'Em All Sportfishing Charters
Our Sportfishing Charters provides quality fishing adventures in the heart of the Florida Keys, featuring the fertile fishing grounds near Marathon and Islamorada, Florida. With our "No Fish - No Pay" Guarantee you'll be sure to have a great time catching lots of fish. We offer quality charter fishing adventures in Marathon, Florida the heart of the Florida Keys! With Capt. Jeff Shelar as your guide, you're guaranteed to enjoy the very best deep sea fishing Marathon, Florida has to offer. Backed by a "No Fish No Pay" guarantee, you'll feel confident you're in for a great time! Marathon, Florida is located right in the middle of the Florida Keys, and is surrounded by rich history, tourism attractions and of course a world class fishing haven. Our charter fishing trips around Marathon will pursue species such as tarpon, billfish, dolphin (Mahi Mahi), barracuda, grouper, jewfish, king mackerel, marlin, sailfish, shark, snapper, various types of tuna, and dozens of other sportfish species. Capt. Jeff Shelar will lead you on to a great day of Marathon Florida charter fishing on the crystal clear-blue water. Let us know what your perfect fishing trip would be and we'll do our best to exceed your expectations. Whether it's catching tarpon, dolphin (Mahi Mahi), sailfish, tuna, reef or backcountry species, we can..."Catch Em' All"! Key West and Key Largo, Florida offers some of the most diverse and plentiful sportfishing in the world year-round. Capt. Jeff Shelar will take you where the fish are for all major species including tarpon, marlin, bonefish, barracuda, grouper, shark, Mahi Mahi (dolphin), tuna and many others. Enjoy a day or more of charter fishing in the beautiful Florida climate aboard the 28ft. Custom Limited Bluewater Edition Parker which is well-equipped for the needs and comforts of today's sportfisherman.
Florida Keys Reel Adventures
Of all the reasons most people book a charter, most seek to take advantage of the wide variety of world class fishing opportunities that exist only here in the Florida Keys. I am a fisherman and fishing is my passion. It doesn’t matter if I’m ice fishing, catching bait, catching dinner, commercial fishing or chasing the most ferocious creature that swims. I just want to go fishing! So…let’s go! My boat is a 25′ Seacat catamaran center console fishing boat fully upgraded and updated with the best electronics and equipment for 2014. The Seacat is a wide and stable platform that I set up specifically to fit the custom charters that I offer to you. Powered by twin Yamaha 150 four stroke outboards, my boat delivers a quiet, efficient and smooth ride that outclasses the performance of any mono hull vessel near its size. Like a Swiss Army knife, the advantages of a catamaran hull allow me the flexibility to offer multiple activities within the same trip without compromise. With plenty of room for 6 customers, it doesn’t matter if we are shallow or deep, near or far. Daytime or night, above the water or diving below…..I am ready to cater to the custom trip you seek with the proper boat to get the job done well. I offer a variety of custom fishing trips. Offshore trolling, speed jigging and deep dropping, deep wreck fishing, reef fishing, tarpon fishing, shark fishing and bay fishing. No flats fishing just yet, but coming soon!
Why Book a Marathon Fishing Charter w/ Captain Brent Kindell? Because there's something for everyone to enjoy! As your charter captain, my most important job is to ensure that you have a fun fishing experience like no other. No pressure, just fun. You can relax and trust in my experience and ability to put you on the fish that will make your vacation memorable. Available Marathon fishing charters include offshore, gulf, and reef fishing from half day to full day. Depending on what's in season, we can target whatever you want to catch, from dolphin, to snapper, to tuna and more. The fishing trip can be tailored to the group, as well. If you want a family fun trip for kids, we can do some light-tackle reef fishing for snapper and other fast-action fishing. Or, if you prefer to go offshore and catch some big, hard-fighting fish, we can target the wrecks and Gulf stream for dolphin or tuna. Whatever fishing trip you have in mind, provided your target is in season, my Marathon fishing charters provide an adventure to remember.
Island Lure Charters
Lured to the Islands? Book a Trip With Island Lure Fishing Charters Offshore • Reef • Wreck • Bay • Sportfishing In Marathon Key Florida The beautiful waters surrounding Marathon offer anglers great opportunities to catch snapper, dolphin, tuna, grouper, mackeral, barracuda, sharks, cobia, wahoo, sailfish, reef donkeys, kingfish and more. You need an experienced captain to navigate Florida Keys waters and help you catch fish. Island Lure Fishing Charters is operated by Captain TJ Yzenas. Captain TJ holds a 100 ton USCG license & was born in south Florida. He started fishing Florida Keys waters as a kid.
MEET FLORIDA KEY’S TOP FISHING CHARTER CAPTAIN RD GOODMAN Captain Randy Dale Goodman II was born on April 28th, 1988, at the Key West Hospital. His family roots are in the heart of the keys, Marathon Florida. People call him RD because his father’s name is Randy as well. When he was younger his family had received a great opportunity, so they had to move north to West Palm Beach where he went through school. No matter how far you took him from the keys he would always visit his grandparents for most of each of his summers growing up! His Grandfather and Grandma Lived off Key Colony Beach, and had a beautiful home. While growing up he spent most of his time Fishing, Snorkeling, Diving, Lobstering, or Spear Fishing! He has so many hobbies, also including Hunting, Sports, cooking, and can fix anything! RD graduated High School in West Palm Beach and while in school he juggled academics, volley ball, baseball, and always helping his family out. After High School he went to Fire Academy to become a Fire Fighter. Once he graduated Fire Academy he landed a job in Haines City FL, and just could not let him self move so far away from the ocean. RD always knew he wanted to work on the ocean or in it! So he took an opportunity to move back to Marathon, in the heart of the Keys, and be a true Conch. He got his captains license, and has been boating his whole life. RDs’ mother and father still live in West Palm Beach and he visits them often. When he visits he is always taking everyone fishing or spear fishing. The stories he has of the fishing, diving and sharks would amaze anyone. LETS GO FISHING! CAPTAIN “RD”
Blue Magic Fishing
We welcome anglers of any age and experience level. As Captain Larry guides the Blue Magic out to sea, the first mate prepares the tackle and makes sure everybody is comfortable using the gear. From kids and first-timers to experienced fishermen, we’ll make sure you’re ready to reel in your catch. Your Captain Captain Larry Bell is no stranger to fishing, having grown up in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. During high school summer vacations in the early 1970’s, he came to Marathon and served as a mate on the head boat “Marathon Lady.” The day after he graduated from high school, he moved to Marathon permanently. He then studied for and received his Captain’s license, making him the youngest Captain in Marathon at that time. He took that knowledge and worked on some the most prominent charter boats in South Florida, always calling Marathon his home port. Capt. Larry fished in many tournaments in South Florida and throughout the Caribbean—including Cuba, the Bahamas and Venezuela—before purchasing the “Blue Magic” in 1987. The Boat The “Blue Magic” is a 32-foot Stuart Angler, built specifically for fishing and comfort. It has a gas engine (no diesel fumes), 3 comfortable custom fighting chairs, a tuna tower, a private head (bathroom), and shelter from the sun or occasional rain shower.
Native Sun Sportfishing
I am Captain Pete Testa and I will be at the helm. Step aboard and experience a wonderful Florida Keys fishing charter to last a lifetime. I am proud to provide the highest quality Florida Keys fishing charters to all my clients. Whether you are the most avid tournament angler or a family looking for a safe, comfortable fishing adventure, I can customize the perfect trip to fit your needs. When you board the Native Sun, you will step into a relaxed setting filled with the excitement and beauty of a wonderful family pastime. Native Sun Sportfishing is located in the beautiful town of Marathon, which is the heart of the Florida Keys. Marathon is fifty miles from Key West and thirty miles from Islamorada. There is no better location in the world to fish. We have such a large variety of areas to choose from and species to target that under almost any weather conditions we will have a comfortable day catching many different types of fish. Native Sun Sportfishing offers Full Day, 3/4 Day, and 1/2 Day charters for up to four anglers. With the newest and finest light tackle from Fin-Nor and Shimano, lets tackle a fish of a lifetime together.
Sundance Sportfishing invites you to come to Marathon in the Florida Keys for some great light tackle charter fishing. Enjoy exciting saltwater action from a variety of exotic sportfish! Fish with us on our new 32' Century Custom Open Fisherman. Catch game fish like Sailfish, Tarpon, Kingfish, Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, Sharks, Cobia and many more! A Note From Capt. Bob ---- We would like to welcome you to our 33rd year guiding in the Marathon and Middle Keys area. We know you will enjoy the warm weather and great saltwater fishing the Keys are famous for. Every day is an adventure as the element of surprise is always lurking. You never know what you might see or catch in these beautiful tropical waters. This adventure and more awaits you in the Caribbean Islands you can drive your car to!
Captain B Charters
38' Luhrs Open Express Finnz-Up is one of 6 marlin yellow hulls designed by Buddy Davis in 2004 for Luhrs Corporation and sponsored by YANMAR to compete in the 2004-2006 East Coast Marlin Tournament Fishing! Very stable offshore and reef vessel. The wide, almost 15' beam makes her a very comfortable ride. She has an air conditioned cabin, full size head and a lot of shade to protect you from our fabulous Florida sunshine!
Grand Slam Outfitters
Key Largo, FL
Florida Keys Inshore Fishing Guide Since 1970! Permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook. All of these exciting gamefish can be taken on spin, plug, or fly. All charters are provided with top of the line tackle, licenses, and bait/flies for your target species. Capt. Bruce Miller caters to all levels of experience. From beginning anglers looking for their first fish on fly, to the seasoned veteran, Capt.Bruce promises to make every trip a fun and rewarding adventure.
Captain Buddy LA Pointe
Marathon Shores, FL
fishing charters in Marathon Capt. Buddy LaPointe is a full-time professional Florida Keys fishing guide in Marathon. Offering a wide variety of light tackle and fly fishing, Capt. Buddy is very patient with young or inexperienced anglers. Yet with over 30 years of experience charter fishing in Marathon, he can also help seasoned anglers to further hone their skills. Tarpon fishing charters and family fun fishing charters are two of Capt. Buddy's specialties.
Ocean Reef Club
Key Largo, FL
Fishing the tip of the fabulous Florida Keys, amongst the waters of the Ocean Reef Club, leads to endless angling possibilities. With fly rod in hand or spin tackle on board the adventure begins. The placid, turquoise, saltwater shallows team with the elusive bonefish, tarpon, barracuda, sharks, and permit. The backwater creeks carved from a mangrove jungle provide habitat for lunker snook, snapper, tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and more. Date Range 365 days a year. Every four years 366. What is Provided to Customer Everything except drinks or snacks. Water is provided. Region/Terrain Where You Fish The northern tip of the Florida Keys. Just 90 minutes away by car lies the Flamingo Marina at Everglades National Park. Florida Bay offers a plethora of game fish, from monster snook around the mangrove islands to tailing redfish schools on the flats. Head into the backcountry of Whitewater Bay in search of the Silver King, sea trout and many other species. Typical Weather by Season Winter/Spring: The weather is great, it's mild to warm days filled with cool nights. No bugs and good fishing. Summer/Fall: Temperatures typically remain in the high 80's and afternoons can be marked by thunderstorms. June marks the tarpon run and all the hot weather in the world can't keep you off the flats when the 100 pounders start rolling through.
Silver Spray Guide Service
My name is Captain Mike Weickert and I have been sight fishing the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park for 10 Years. My skiff, a 17-foot Maverick Mirage powered by a 90 hp Evinrude, is kept on a trailer allowing me to fish anywhere in the Keys. What is Provided to Customer I provide all necessary tackle as well as water. Anglers on my boat are covered by my license. Of course you are welcome to bring your own tackle if you would like. Region/Terrain Where You Fish Tarpon, permit, and bonefish are pursued in the clear waters around the Florida Keys. Snook, redfish, and a host of others are fished in Everglades National Park. The Park is about a 40-minute boat ride from the Keys. Typical Weather by Season Winter fishing (Dec., Jan., and Feb.) is very weather dependent. If we have had warm temperatures, 75-80, the fishing around the Keys can be as good as any other time of year. If we have had a recent cold front we would be fishing in the Park as snook and reds are more temperature tolerant. For the remainder of the year, temperatures will be mid-80s to mid-90s.
Captain Todd Ziels
Captain Ziels offers professional guiding services for fly fishing and light tackle fishing in the waters surrounding the Florida Keys. Captain Todd Ziels fished out of what many believe are the chalk of flats skiffs. A Hells Bay Professional for extreme shallow conditions for the time of year when fish are tailing hard. A Hells Bay Marquesa to handle the rougher more open water and ocean side tarpon runs. This boat is very comfortable with two anglers or a parent and kids for a fun day of fishing. Region/Terrain Where You Fish Captain Ziels is based out of Marathon, FL located in the lower Keys and fishes all waters surrounding the middle and lower Keys including Key West and Everglades National Park. Typical Weather by Season The beauty of being located in the Florida Keys is that I can fish all year round with this typical climate. Bonefish, permit, tarpon and redfish are attainable almost any day of the year.
Captain Dave Denkert
Fly and Light Tackle Fishing with Capt. Dave Denkert Area: Headquartered in Islamorada, we fish the length of the Florida Keys, from Key West to Biscayne Bay, including the backcountry waters of Everglades National Park, Flamingo, Whitewater Bay and Cape Sable. Specialty: Fly and light tackle fishing targeting all the great gamefish of the Florida Keys flats and backcountry including tarpon, permit, bonefish, redfish, snook, and much more. Call me for great days on the water. We always have fun!
I am Capt. Camp Walker and my specialty is sight fishing the flats of Islamorada in the Florida Keys, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park, and Biscayne Bay National Park. I love to search for fish with a fly rod, however, I am not in any sense of the word a purist. I also enjoy live bait fishing and artificial spin/cast for everyone started out fishing with live bait and Zebco 33’s as kids. I utilize my high energy, perpetual optimism and hard work ethic on the water everyday. It's the catalyst to helping my clients catch fish! That being said, being on the water involves so much more than just catching fish. I am devoted to sharing Florida's incredible natural environment with my clients. It's beautiful out there! Lucky for me, this has been my "office" for the past decade! I promise you one thing, I will never yell at you, and I will do my best to give you the most enjoyable experience possible. My philosophy is the day belongs to the angler. A day on the water can vary greatly depending on weather, tides and the angler's abilities. Each day I look over every variable to ensure you are given the best opportunity to catch fish. The most rewarding part of a day on the water for me is knowing my client is satisfied. I strive to ensure anglers have a trip filled with great memories and a yearning desire to return to this amazing place in the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park.
Island Time Sportfishing - Offshore
Offshore fishing in the Florida Keys. We fish for Marlin, Dolphin, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Swordfish, Sharks and everything else in these waters. Well appointed and rigged for fishing 35 Cabo Sportfisher with tower. All new Penn gear. We also do backcountry and flats fishing in the shallows of the Florida Keys for bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish, snook, shark, and everything else. Almost brand new 18 ft Hell’s Bay Marquesa with top of the line gear.
Run and Gun Fishing Charters
The Run and Gun is a Marathon Florida Keys charter fishing boat that offers fishing trips at a less costly rate than most other Marathon Key fishing guides . We offer personalized fishing charters in Marathon Fl for offshore fishing, reef fishing, wreck fishing, as well as fishing the Florida Bay for most Keys species. We also do Tarpon fishing April, May, and June. We can create whatever type of fishing charter you choose. Our preference is light tackle fishing using live bait. On one of our full day fishing charters we can do a couple of different types of fishing, targeting several species. Whether it's your first fishing trip to the Florida Keys or you are a seasoned angler with lots of fishing experience, you will have a great day of fishing with us. Families and youngsters are always welcome. Check out our rates and shop around. We're sure you will find us to be one of the most reasonably priced fishing charters in the Florida Keys Marathon area. We are located just 5 miles from and also 5 miles from Tranquility Bay