A must visit location for any angler, with diversity of fishing styles - from wading the flats to deep sea trolling for sailfish.
Key West is a year round fishery that provides anglers with multiple opportunities to target a wide variety of gamefish, including bonefish, mahi-mahi, permit, tarpon, shark, wahoo and amberjack. This beautiful island at the southernmost point of the United States won’t fail to provide you with ample opportunities to wet a line and hook into the Atlantic’s most prized gamefish. Outfitters here offer a wide variety of fishing options. You can book a day chasing bonefish and permit on the flats, or go out into the Gulf after world record sailfish and wahoo.
Key West should be on the bucket list for any serious angler, but also works as a perfect entry point for anyone just getting into the sport.
- 74° 64° Dec-Feb
- 83° 74° Mar-May
- 89° 80° Jun-Aug
- 85° 76° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in Key West, FL
Captain Conch Charters
At Capt. Conch Charters our main goal is to bring back a boatload of great memories for you and your family. Whether it is snapper or sailfish, barracuda or blue marlin, we will work hard to fulfill all your fishing dreams. Setting sail from Historic Charter Boat Row in Key West, Florida, our Captains have decades of experience in fishing both the Gulf Of Mexico and the Atlantic ocean (where else in the world can you fish two oceans in one day). We at Capt. Conch Charters are experienced in every aspect of fishing the bountiful Key West waters. So, whether it is offshore or inshore, reef or wreck fishing, we are both versatile and innovative. We do not hesitate to think outside the box in order to make your experience with us the best in Key West. Whatever your preference, whether trolling or live baiting, bottom fishing or shark fishing, we are the jack of all trades in the Key West fishing industry. Our guided tours are available per seat or private charter. All tackle bait and licenses are provided. Also, ask about our fishing and snorkeling combo. We will customize your trip to maximize your pleasure. Whatever your needs, whatever your dreams, let us try our best to make them come true and build a lasting relationship with you and your family. We will even pick you up in our FREE Shuttle.
More Key West Outfitters
The Saltwater Angler
Key West, FL
The Saltwater Angler in Key West is the most complete technical saltwater fly-fishing outfitter. We sell the finest gear and provide outstanding guide services for every type of fishing in the Florida Keys. Tony Murphy has created the ultimate experience for fishing in Key West. He provides one of the best Florida Keys fishing guide services specially suited for your needs and ability. Our guides are professional and will ensure that you have a pleasant and exhilarating fishing experience.
Key West, FL
Key West is home to some of the best light tackle fishing in the world. From Tarpon in the harbor to Tuna and Sailfish offshore, Even the elusive Bonefish on the flats; Key West has it all.! Whether you’re an experienced angler or this is your first time on the water Captain Robert Trosset will do everything possible to make your experience on the water one that your will never forget.
Seize the Day Fishing Charters
Key West, FL
Key West Fishing on the wrecks, reefs, offshore, inshore and tarpon fishing charters in Key West, Florida. If your looking to catch tarpon in Key West or fish for permit, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, kingfish, cobia, snapper, grouper, amberjack, barracuda, sharks... I catch them! Pretty much the only fish that I do not target are bonefish, but I have friends that do. I run light tackle fishing charters. Seize the day is a 25' Contender center console, new in 2008. This is a great boat for up to 4 passengers. Any more than that you will need more than one light tackle boat. I have several other guides that use and book (good fishing guides) and I can set up other boats for fishing charters, if you need more than one boat. I fish both the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and everything in between. Some of the fish I target are sailfish, dolphin, tuna, wahoo, kingfish, cobia, snapper, grouper, amberjack, tarpon, permit and sharks. I mostly use live bait, but also fish with cut bait, artificial baits or lures and use shrimp boat by-catch for tarpon fishing.
Captain Hook Fishing Charters
Key West, FL
The Captain Hook has been guiding customers in the Florida Keys since the early 80's. She is a 34 foot Custom Sportfisher built in Miami and powered by a 420 HP Yanmar Diesel and cruises at over 20 knots. The Captain Hook is equipped with various tackle from 6 lb. test to 200 lb. test. We tailor our tackle & equipment to the experience level of our customers. From Novice anglers to Professional Tournament Anglers, we can take care of your needs.
Far Out Fishing Charters
Key West, FL
I'm Captain Chris Mendola owner and professional fishing guide of Far Out Charters. I've been fishing in the Florida Keys my entire life since I first picked up a fishing pole over 25 years ago. I always had the passion to fish since I was a little boy. My dad was always a boat owner and took me and my brother out fishing since I can remember. Once I was a teenager my dad bought me and my brother our first boat. We used to venture out up to 50 miles offshore in search of trophy fish. Right out of high school I started commercial fishing as a mate while getting my AA in Marine Biology. By the time I was 20 I was a licensed captain and running a 34 foot commercial boat for Snapper, Grouper and Kingfish. I accumulated over 1000 fishing spots during those years. I bought Far Out my 28 foot White Water in 2007 and started to guide light tackle fishing trips. I specialize in live bait fishing for reef and pelagic species. I am extremely successful at day time and night time Sword fishing as well. I enjoy Spearfishing just as much as fishing and spend lots of time in the water. I am a very outgoing person and enjoy meeting new people. It would be a pleasure to take you out into the blue in search of a catch of a lifetime!
Rampage Fishing Charters
Key West, FL
Rampage Fishing Charters offers two fishing trips per day out of Key West. You are fishing 15 minutes from the time you leave the dock. We offer a morning & sunset trip. Our head-boat is an alternative to the overcrowded, line-tangling nightmare of the larger charter boats. We only take 6 anglers at a time. You will receive a more personal fishing experience, with our guides Captain Barry and 1st Mate providing all the insight and assistance you might request. We provide a cooler with ice & bottled water and your fish are kept alive in our saltwater aquarium until we return to the dock where your fish is filleted, ready to take to your favorite restaurant. Whether you are a beginner, an experienced angler, or are looking for an option for the whole family. We are your choice for the best personal fishing excursion in Key West. Even better, our rates are extremely affordable and we guarantee that you will catch your dinner. We Guarantee You Will Catch Your Dinner!
Key West Fishing Charters
Sugarloaf Key, FL
Growing up on Sugarloaf Key Capt. Nat spent most of his life in,on,or around the ocean. At age 12 he got his first boat and so began his life as a captain. Through out highschool Nat perfected his fishing techniques in the Lower Keys Backcountry. After graduation he became a certified Master Captain and began working as a full-time flats guide for a Key West based charter company . There he studied the backcountry waters of Key West and the Marquesas with diligence. Several years later Capt. Nat has since started his own charter company High Tide Adventures where he can share his fun loving attitude and fishing knowledge with clients from all over the world!
Too Lethal Fishing Charters Key West
Key West, FL
There is nothing better then a lazy afternoon on a Key West boat, in the middle of the ocean, looking for the perfect catch; and in Key West, Florida, this is just an ordinary day. Key West is known for a lot of things, but its best feature is the outdoors. With its crystal blue seas and balmy weather, you would be crazy not to go outside, dip your feet in the ocean, go snorkeling or kayaking, and of course, fish. Key West fishing charters are so famous all over the world, that it has been dubbed the “quintessential fishing town”. We provide all types of fishing charters in Key West, Florida – inshore fishing charters, offshore fishing charters, wreck fishing charters and reef fishing charters. The only way to get the most out of your Key West fishing trip, is to go out on the water with the best. This is where Captain Scott Gordon comes in. Having been involved in the Key West charter business for over 25 years, he knows the Key West waters like the back of his hand. His tarpon – in season from early spring through the summer months – fishing trips in Key West Harbor are legendary. But this isn’t the only type of fishing Captain Scott excels at, he also enjoys going offshore around Key West in search for Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, Shark and Mahi-Mahi. Key West offers many fishing options. From light tackle fishing, to inshore or offshore fishing, to wrecks and reef fishing, Captain Scott will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. He can take you around the Key West waters, to the many wrecks scattered around the Lower Keys to fish for snappers or groupers, king mackerels or sharks; or to the different reefs in and around the Key West or Atlantic waters in search for Cobia, Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, and a whole lot more. Ready to find out more? You can Contact Capt. Scott today or read more about our Charter Fishing!
Key West Fly and Spin Fishing Charters
Key West, FL
Key West Fly & Spin Fishing Charters, Inc. is your best choice for a fun filled productive day of sight fishing on the flats of the Florida Keys for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish. Whether you are a novice looking for instruction on your first cast or an avid angler I can I can help you achieve your fishing goals. These fish primarily feed on shrimp and crabs, and other fish. The flies and lures used immitate these and we constantly experiment with fly designs and artificial lures to find out what works best in any given situation. We specialize in both fly and spin fishing for these prized species so we cater to both types anglers . We will do everything possible to get you to the fish, provide you with professional equipment, casting instruction, and have blast while doing it. We want this to be a fishing experience and memory that will last a lifetime. Get bent and Sling Some String with us here in the beautiful Florida Keys!
Capt. Jay Wang Fishing Charters
Cudjoe Key, FL
USCG 50-ton commercial license captain captain USCG 100 -ton, non commercial license Florida security officer NRA shooting weapons training officer , NRA Life Member Occupational captain , fishermen , Florida lifelong hunting fishing license holders To provide the US East Coast and the Caribbean sailing, fishing , diving , and other outdoor sports ultimate . Book your Florida Keys fishing trip today. Prime dates such as weekends and holidays book early! We will be happy to customize a trip for you. Please let us know what your Florida Keys fishing charter needs are.
Capt. Dan's Fishing Charters
Key West, FL
Non-Stop Action - Fish Key West Channels and Flats for Large Tarpon, Shark and Anything That's Hungry Enjoy backcountry fishing at its finest in the channels and on the flats of the expansive waters that surround Key West. We use extremely light, light, and medium tackle (6#, 10#, 12#, 15#, 20#, and 25# test line) to catch a variety of species. We can fish for snapper, jacks, barracuda, shark, tarpon, permit, bonefish, grouper or even mackerel. I have sat in one spot, on anchor, and caught 17 different species of fish in 4 hours. That's good action! We use live bait, chum and cut bait depending on what we're fishing for. We may drift a live pinfish or crab down a channel for tarpon; throw a shrimp-tipped jig for snapper, jacks or even bonefish; or put a cut bait out on wire for a barracuda or shark. Key West Shark Fishing We have caught many types of shark in these waters, from the 12ft hammerhead on 25# test that took 1hr 25min to land, to the smaller (2 to 4 ft) bonnethead sharks that you can sight cast a shrimp tipped jig to up on the flats. Probably the most exciting species of shark to catch is the spinner shark. When you hook one of these spinners they almost immediately come flying out of the water spinning around their long axis so rapidly that it's impossible to count the number of revolutions, throwing water in every direction like fireworks. I have seen them travel 30 feet through the air and I believe that they rival tarpon in the amount of adrenaline pumping excitement you can get from this acrobatic sport species.
Key West Fishing Connection
Key West, FL
For the last 34 years, I have fished the full stretch of the Keys from the Dry Tortugas up to Miami and the Bahamas. I spent my first 20 years in Key Largo and the rest of my time has been right here in Key West. Growing up on the islands of the Florida Keys fishing was like second nature to me. All I think about every day is fishing! It has been that way my entire life. My first job was on a 65 ft party boat out of Key Largo. During my 7 years in that job, I learned how to fish the deep reefs for big snapper and grouper. Now, I own and operate my 37 ft charter boat. I have had my USCG Captain’s License for over 8 years. What is most important to me, is that fishing is not just a job… it is what I LOVE TO DO. I love to fish even on my days off. Just to let you all know how much we love our job, we even fish when we go on vacation. Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bahamas, North Carolina and Massachusetts are just a few places we like to go. If you would have asked me when I was a boy what I wanted to do when I grew up, I would have told you that I wanted to be a Charter Boat Captain in the Florida Keys.
Key West, FL
Kingbird Charters offers deep sea sport fishing in the beautiful Florida Keys and are located just 6 miles East of Key West at mile marker 10.5. When fishing with Kingbird there is no long cruise through a marina or long boat ride to the fishing grounds. Depending on what you want to fish for, you can be fishing in under 10 minutes. Kingbird never books 2 trips in one day incase the fishing is hot and you want to keep on going!
Flying Fish Charters
Key West, FL
Offering spin and fly fishing charters, on a 17 Maverick Skiff and a 26 Regulator Center Console. In the Backcountry we target tarpon, permit, bonefish, sharks, barracudas, trout, jacks, and more. In the Atlantic and Gulf we target sailfish, tuna, Mahi, wahoo, cobia snappers, grouper, and more. Flying Fish Charters is owned and operated by Capt. Jamie Connell. He grew up working as a mate on head boats and charters boats in the Northeast. Capt. Jamie moved to the Florida Keys in his early twenties to pursue a career as a guide. He spent a couple years running light tackle and offshore boats out of Key West, before accepting a job on St. John in the Virgin Islands. He guided there for 2 years, targeting Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and other species. Capt. Jamie moved back to the Keys to establish Flying Fish Charters so he can offer the best experience to anglers pursuing gamefish on fly or light tackle.
Grateful Dave Charters
Key West, FL
Captain David Moloney operates the Grateful Dave Charters, offering inshore fishing excursions in the lower Florida Keys (from Big Pine Key to Key West) for a variety of species congregating on the flats and nearshore waterways. The crew utilizes both spin and fly fishing gear for tackling the likes of Bonefish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Barracuda, Sharks and more. Custom and personalized charters are available and the crew is more than happy to accommodate your specific fishing preferences and desires. You’ll be fishing from a 17’ Hell’s Bay Biscayne flats boat, designed for shallow water fishing, with a maximum capacity of 2 passengers per trip. The vessel features a conventional range of Raymarine navigational gear including GPS, radio and fishfinder, and comes equipped with an anchoring system as well as a push pole. Grateful Dave Charters take pride in putting people in unique environments and making fishing memories for everyone on board. There’s a large variety of species you can target in the waters surrounding the Keys depending on the season. The regular Tarpon migration occurs between early spring throughout late summer when large schools roam through the area, while Snook seem the most active during the winter months. Big Barracudas are a regular on the flats virtually throughout the year, although fall, winter and oftentimes spring appear to be most productive. Bonefish are abundant spring thru late fall, although winter time often attracts the bigger specimen. Most of the species can be targeted all year round though, including Redfish, Sharks, Snapper, Grouper and many others, so feel free to inquire about the recent fish count. All the appropriate Shimano fishing equipment, live and artificial bait, licenses and beverages (bottled water and soda) are provided by the crew. If you’d like to have your catch cleaned and filleted following the trip, just let Captain Dave know.
FUNYET Charters - 30’ Funyet
Little Torch Key, FL
Along with Capt. John Sahagian who brings to the table over 32 years of professional fishing experience in the Florida Keys, you choose our adventure for your group of up to 6 anglers on the 30 footer up to or 3 anglers on the flats. Fish Offshore, Reef, Wreck, Deep drop, Back Country Channels and Tarpon On our custom 30 foot center console. Fish The flats sight casting for Bone fish, Permit, Tarpon, Barracuda and shark on our 18 foot Action craft flats boat.
Key West Island Fishing
Key West, FL
If you're looking for the Best Fishing Charters in Key West, look no further. Key West Island Fishing is your #1 choice for fishing charters in the lower Keys. Offering the best rates, amazing service, and some of the best fishing captains that Key West has to offer, KWIF is your premiere choice for a fishing experience that is second to none. You can trust that you are in good hands with a company that has 20+ years of experience. Our Captains have the knowledge and the know-how that will give your party superiority out on the Ocean. Whether your passion is Deep Sea / Off Shore, the Back Country Flats or the world famous reefs and wrecks of Key West, our Fishing Captains have the experience that will make your Key West fishing experience one to remember.
Key West, FL
Key west fishing starts with Capt. Anthony Skinner on A.W.S. Charters. Key West flats fishing is like no other fishing in the world. In Key West, we are surrounded by miles and miles of pristine flats, crystal clear water, mangrove islands, wading birds, birds of prey and an abundance of fish willing to take a well-placed fly or lure. Key West fishing guide Capt. Tony has fished throughout the Bahamas, Mexico and Central America with both fly and spin rods. Although the fishing is excellent in these locations, nothing rivals Key West flats fishing. The thousands of mangrove islands and other navigational obstacles that surround the Florida Keys make this an ideal place for the fly or spin fisherman. No trip to Key West is complete without a totally unique fishing trip aboard A.W.S. Charters. To really fish the backcountry, you’ll need an experienced Key West flats fishing guide with a shallow draft boat. Capt. Tony has the experience and the boat to show you the ropes and an unforgettable day on the water. You’ll have the opportunity to explore Florida’s most pristine and untouched fishing grounds. When you’re flats fishing in Key West, you have a great chance of a Grand Slam with either a spin or fly rod. A Grand Slam is catching tarpon, permit and bonefish all in the same day. While you are fishing for the big 3, there is a host of other species you will encounter and catch, including sharks, barracudas, snapper and jack.
Saltwater Fly Guide
Florida Keys, FL
Captain Dave Yoder has served as a professional fishing guide for nearly 20 years. From the flats of the Florida Keys and the pristine waters of the Alaskan wilderness to the remote waters of Argentina, Captain Dave has developed a reputation for putting his clients on trophy fish time and time again. Since the mid-90's, Captain Dave has specialized in targeting world class game fish across the Florida Keys. His knowledge of the waters, little known estuaries, channels, and holding locations is unparalleled. Captain Dave works with clients of all skills levels, so whether you are new to a fly rod or have been casting to rolling tarpon for years, Captain Dave can help you take your fishing to the next level.
Sting Rae Charters
Summerland Key, FL
Key West Fly Fishing for permit Key West Fly Fishing with Captain Justin Rea Saltwater fly fishing draws anglers from all over the world to the Florida Keys. Our waters have so many species of fish to offer that it is like no other place in the world. We have gin clear water and shallow sand and grass flats that are home to some of the most sought after fish in fly fishing. Tarpon, bonefish and permit are some of the more popular species for fly fishing. We have a year-round climate that keeps these fish here even when they migrate there are always the ones who decide to call the Keys their home, at least for a little while. My experience with fly fishing started when I was very young. I took my first guide trip in my early 20s and started guiding in saltwater in 2002. Since then I have learned a lot about our fishery and how to protect it so it can be enjoyed for future generations. My specialty is fly fishing and I offer guided fishing charters on the flats for tarpon, bonefish, permit, sharks and barracuda. I also do some guiding offshore for tuna, sailfish, wahoo, grouper and snapper on occasion. My charters are open to anglers of any ability and I have both spin and fly tackle on hand.
Last Cast Charters
Cudjoe Key, FL
Lower Florida Keys Fishing Charters Last Cast Charters offers flats, inshore, reef, gulf and offshore fishing charters in the Lower Florida Keys. Whether you are into battling the acrobatic sailfish or chasing reel screaming bones in inches of water, the Florida Keys is the place to be. With three boats to choose from there is no fishery out of reach. Capt. Andrew Tipler offers fly fishing with Orvis gear both in skinny water and offshore. All other tackle is top of the line Shimano. Custom fishing trips in the Lower Florida Keys are just a phone call away. With so many types of fishing and fish available in the Florida Keys, why target just one when you can catch them all with Last Cast Charters. Last Cast Charters operates out of Cudjoe Gardens Marina at mm21.5 and Dolphin Marina at mm28, just a short drive from Key West or Marathon. Key West flats fishing and Marquesas fishing trips are also available. Last Cast Charters E-mail: Scarpa1@bellsouth.net (305) 744-9796 When you book a trip with Last Cast Charters you will be fishing with Capt. Andrew Tipler. Attention to detail and patient instruction ensure an enjoyable day on the water. Whether you are a novice angler or seasoned tournament professional you can count on Last Cast Charters to provide you with the fishing experience you desire. Fishing in the Florida Keys and Key West offer the angling experience of a lifetime. What makes the Keys special is the variety of fish that swim in our waters. Very few places offer as many opportunities in one day. You never know what you might hook next. Call now to book your next Florida Keys Fishing Charter.