Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

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Eric Scoble’s Black Water Charters runs fishing trips around the flats, estuaries, and creeks of Islamorada, FL. These waters are filled with fish year round. It’s fun, both for less experienced anglers and veteran fishermen.

Captain Eric Scoble commandeers an 18’ Hewes that can accommodate up to two anglers, and which he custom built for shallow water fishing. She is powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine.

The boat’s fishing gear is almost entirely light tackle, and is specifically designed for this type of fishing. Shimano, Daiwa and Penn International products are all commonly used and provided on board. Capt. Eric is fluent in both fly and light tackle fishing, and is committed to showing you the flats fishing potential of the Florida Keys.

Cpt. Eric has been fishing the local waters for more than 25 years, mostly targeting species such as Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon. He has competed with success in a variety of local fishing tournaments, including the Redbone Celebrity Tournament, Islamorada Sailfish, The Backcountry Challenge and many others.

At the end of the day, whatever type of trip you choose, it’ll be an experience you won’t forget. All fishing equipment, flies, live and artificial bait, as well as the required fishing licenses are covered and provided by Capt, Scoble. Commercial life jackets are available for kids, but for more comfort parents might want to bring their own vests for children. Bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. And don’t forget your camera.

If you want to fish a bit further out, there’s another boat to cater to your needs. Just scroll down and click on the captain’s name to see available dates on his center console.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This full day trip is great for experienced anglers. You will have plenty of time to go fishing around the flats. The target species include Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! The trips run year round. All the gear is supplied onboard. You should bring snacks and drinks, sunblock, shades, a cap, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Evening Tarpon/Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    The Tarpon start migrating through Islamorada in early spring until summer time. That’s when the large Tarpon are here and they are an excellent Fighting Fish!! Lots of jumping action. This trip is done in the evening right up until sunset.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    On this half day trip, you'll be exploring the shallow waters of Islamorada. There are many species to catch, including Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. You'll mostly be fishing with light tackle or fly. The trip is great for novice anglers or families with kids. The fishing gear is supplied, you only need to bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
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About the Captain

Eric Scoble
Islamorada, Florida, United States
44 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
101 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
Capt. Eric's grandfather was a successful fishing guide who first taught him how to fish. His father, also a fishing guide, continued his education. Eric's been a guide himself for over 15 years now and is on these waters almost every single day. Capt. Eric will make sure you have a nice day out on the water, whether you're fishing creeks, estuaries or flats.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2018, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 86 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Scott D.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   February 26, 2020
I had a great afternoon fishing for tarpon with Captain Eric.  Eric was knowledgeable and friendly and knew where to look...
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VERIFIED   September 16, 2020
My wife was never ocean fishing and decided to try.  It was a great first for her.  So much she wants to do it again. ...
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Full Day Captain Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  October 16, 2020
Loved it. Captain Eric loves to fish, that is all you need to know. Lifer in the Keys, hits the water all the time.
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Tarpon Adventure

VERIFIED   June 16, 2020
Capt. Eric is very knowledgeable and works hard to make your trip successful! He is a Grand Slam angler (catching 3 different...
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Pearland, TX
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VERIFIED   June 10, 2020
Absolutely was the best experience my wife and I have ever had fishing. Capt. Eric has a great personality and very knowledgeable...
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