The pristine waters of the Florida Keys and the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge are the perfect setting and backdrop to create a memorable day on the water with family and friends. Many of the folks visiting Key West want to make the most of their time on the water. So that’s why we put a little bit of both fishing and snorkeling in one trip - the best of both worlds. It’s one of our most popular excursions. Your Captain will tailor a day that focuses on your interests while keeping you safe and sharing their passion about what makes our island home unique.
The backcountry waters of the Florida Keys are home to a wide variety of fish species, many of which start their lives in the protective environment of the mangrove islands who’s root systems create a natural ‘cage’, protecting them from the predators that may be looking for a quick snack. This lends itself to an opportunity for all to have fun fishing, no matter their age or experience level. This trip is about bending rods! Your Captain will tailor the fishing to the least experienced angler on the boat so there is no pressure. This is a great trip for families with small children. Our captains have lots experience working with kids of all ages (yes, even the BIG kids). They will provide gentle coaching to help catch fish, whether it’s their first or 500th. Our anglers often catch a variety of snappers, small groupers, porgies, grunts, jacks, blue runners, barracuda, even sharks and sometimes lady fish, trout, redfish, mackerel.
The protected waters of this National Marine Sanctuary - offer some wonderful areas to snorkel within only 20 minutes or so from the dock and in 4 to 20 foot depths. Depending on conditions and your experience, your Captain will take you to either a sponge garden or patch coral reef, giving you the opportunity to cool off and experience some of our unique underwater ecosystems which are home to an abundance of marine life. You’ll see many of the fish you’ve caught, along with some more tropical species and other underwater wild life which may include conch, hermit crabs, Florida spiny lobster, stingrays, sea urchin, and maybe even sea stars, turtles or a cormorant bird swimming by and more. We provide all the gear you need, including snorkels, masks, fins and personal flotation but feel free to bring your own if you prefer. During the winter months you may want to consider renting a wetsuit from one of the many dive shops in the area to bring along with you.
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Versatility For Everyone To Enjoy
Want to mix it up a little bit and do something else? This fishing charters is super versatile and there are many things we can do to customize the trip just for you with lots of ingredients. In addition to fishing, We can visit some of our sponge gardens or patch reefs, relax at a sand bar or on a secluded island beach, soak up some rays, do some sightseeing of interesting local spots, explore pristine natural areas, search for marine life like dolphins, check out the various bird life, tour Key West Harbor and more. Tell us about your interests and we can tailor the trip to mix and match different things at no additional cost.
Note: Snorkeling gear is provided for our folks to enjoy seeing some of our underwater treasures up close.
What Kind Of Fish Can You Catch?
The fun fishing charters get into all sorts of different species since we don't focus on any just one. The list of possibilities are endless. Could be jacks, sharks, trout, ladyfish, grouper, snapper, mackerels, barracudas and cobia. No promises just fish. Catching fish that are legal in size and in season we are happy to keep a few for you to have a restaurant to prepare them for you to eat. There is nothing fresher than a fish you caught today and ate tonight. See Our: Key West Cook Your Catch RestaurantsCall Or Text To Reserve / Ask Questions
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Fun Fishing Charters
We have partnered up with Dream Catcher Charters to offer these very exclusive charters. Since 1994 Dream Catchers has been perfecting this adventure and will show you a fantastic time on the water.
These affordable private fishing charters charters are conducted on a boat that consists of just a captain and your group. Once the trip leaves the dock the fishing may start in as few as 10 minutes away on our shorter trips. Our captains are always looking for calm water with productive easy fishing to insure that everyone in the group will enjoy the day. In order to cater to everyone that might be on this fishing charter we have boats that are equipped with bathrooms by request. Otherwise no expense is spared on equipment and tackle for everyone to use.
Due to the "custom charter" nature of this trip the best thing to do is call our offices to go over your group, its needs and what you are looking for in a fun fishing charter adventure here in Key West so we can get it right for you..
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The Boats We Use For Fun Fishing
24 Ft Bay Boat
Bay boats are the most affordable of the fun fishing platforms here in Key West. With rates starting at just 450.00 for two persons and 4 hours this makes for a nice enjoyable sport fishing getaway. Bay boats can carry up to 4 passengers comfortably. Bay boats can also get into the deep backcountry islands off of Key West offering more versatility. Some of our bay boats have bathrooms. We have many bay boats that offer the Key West fun fishing package. See: Key West Fun Fishing Rates Page for more details.
28 Ft Center Console
Our 28ft center console is the perfect boat for fun fishing charters out of Key West. Up to 6 persons can go and enjoy the day fishing on this very nice custom built twin engine boat. Rates start at just 550.00 for the 4 hour day with 4 persons. The customization of this fun fishing charter is endless. This boat books up fast in the spring and summer so call ahead early.
36 Ft Center Console
A real treat for the whole family without limitations. Our triple engine 36 ft Yellowfin center console is fast, smooth, safe and utterly amazing. An incredible amount of room, two large coolers, a small bathroom, snorkeling gear and some shade to have a nice day on the water and live the dream. This boat takes the family fun trip to a whole new level offering everything available on our famous reef fishing and deep sea fishing charters for you and your family to enjoy.
47 Ft Viking
The "InXS" is the ultimate way to enjoy the day for the whole family up to 6. Air conditioned comfort inside with a full kitchen two bathrooms and bunk rooms. The highest level of comfort available in Key West for a fishing charter on a fast fun boat. Take the family deep sea fishing on nice days or fish the reef and snorkel. Call us to customize a very special trip for you. 1-305-292-7212
The Fishing Gear We Use
Light Spin fishing gear by DAIWA is primarily what we used on our fun fishing charters. We make it easy for folks to reel in the big one. For larger fish such as sharks we use a larger conventional rod and reel to tame the beasts. Rod belts are provided to make the experience more fun for everyone.
Fun Fishing Trip Lengths That We offer:
- 1/2 Day 4 hours
- 3/4 day 6 hour
- Full Day 8 Hours
Rates For Fun Fishing Charters
Rates vary with boat size, number of persons and length of trip. We have three options for our family fun fishing boats
- 24 Ft 1 engine Bay Boat Rates For two start at $ 450.00 for the half day - 4 Max
- 28 Ft 2 engine Center Console for 4 starts at $ 550.00 for the half day - 6 Max
- 36 Ft 3 engine Center Console for 6 starts at $ 800.00 for the half day - 6 Max
- 47 Ft Viking Convertible Sport fishing yacht for 6 starts at 1000.00 for the half day
Rates are including everything you will need for a day of fun fishing.
Please make sure you bring a hat sunscreen and sunglasses. See Our F.A.Q. for more detailed information.
Booking A Fun Fishing Charter
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