Costa Morada Fishing Charters

Costa Morada Fishing Charters is a family-owned and operated business based in beautiful Islamorada, Florida. Captain Claude Tristram specializes in kite and live-bait fishing for reef and offshore fish. Get ready for some exhilarating fishing as you join the crew, and fish aboard one of the largest boats in the fleet.

Their 40’ Number One saltwater fishing vessel offers plenty of room for up to 6 anglers to fish comfortably. It comes powered by twin 450 HP Detroit engines, and is equipped with GPS, a fishfinder, and VHF radio. It features a flybridge, fighting chair, outriggers, tuna tubes, live-bait tank, and an icebox to keep your drinks and food fresh all day. Onboard you’ll also find a TV, kitchen, and toilet.

Capt. Claude offers a variety of day trips, as well as evening trips where you can fish and enjoy the sunset. Depending on the season, you will be on the hunt for species such as Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Permit, Sailfish, Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, and Kingfish.

Trips include the use of all necessary fishing gear, as well as lures and bait, fishing licences, catch cleaning and filleting, and soft drinks.

Grouper season starts in May and the crew takes pride in landing some of the largest edible Grouper in the Florida Keys. Fill the boat and head home with a delightful treat for dinner.

Come and check it out with Costa Morada Fishing Charters for a great adventure on these pristine waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    Whatever you want out of a fishing adventure, this 8-hour trip will deliver it. Target Snapper and Grouper along the reefs, troll the open waters for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and even Marlin, while you'll also get the chance to kite fish for beautiful Sailfish. Get your fish on in a number of ways and fill the boat with some delicious fish and land that prized trophy catch. Make the most of your time in the Keys and get out on the water for the maximum possible time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    Mix up your fishing styles as you visit a range of fishing grounds out of the Florida Keys. Hit the nearshore reefs in search of Snapper and Grouper, or head offshore for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and more. You'll even get to try kite fishing and using live bait to lure stunning Sailfish to the end of your line. Otherwise, you'll bottom fish the reefs or troll the deeper waters for the best results.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Expect some Yellowtail action, along with plenty of Snappers and Groupers. Head out to the productive reefs, as you try to fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. If conditions permit, you'll even have the chance to head offshore to troll for Tuna and Wahoo. Start times can be flexible, so get in touch with your captain.
  • Private trip
    Evening Trip – Reefs
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    On this shorter trip, you'll get to experience fishing like never before. Head out to the nearshore reefs and do battle with some of the ocean's greatest shallow-water predators. As they creep up on their prey, you'll trick them onto the end of your line as you go after monstrous Sharks and tough-fighting Tarpon with the sun setting behind. Idyllic, picturesque, and downright thrilling. This trip has it all.
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About the Captain

Claude Tristram
Islamorada, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
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37 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2016
I have loved fishing my entire life.. I am from Long Island New York where I learned how to fish the northeast canyons. I became interested in the Florida Keys when I was in my late teens. As an adult I came every winter to learn how to fish here. I currently have been running fishing boats in the keys for almost 8 years.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Number one (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2005. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
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Half Day on Costa Morada
Full day fishing with Captain Claude and Addison
Full day fishing with Captain Claude and Addison
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Matthew N.
Key Largo, FL
 5.00
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3/4 Day Trip With Addison and Cole

VERIFIED   September 18, 2020
This is the fishing capital of the world. There’s countless options and it can be difficult settling on the perfect charter....
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Tina W.
Merrimack, NH
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Full day fishing with Captain Claude and Addison

VERIFIED   August 15, 2020
Beautiful day on the water! Boat was spacious and clean, good size built in cooler for all your drinks and food, private head,...
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Cindy J.
Lehigh Acres, Florida
 5.00
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Full day

VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
We had a great time. I would highly recommend them! Captain Claude worked hard to spot 16 sailfish and his first mate Addison,...
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Mike M.
Lehigh Acres, FL
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Full day charter

VERIFIED   December 26, 2019
Captain and mate were awesome!  Put us on the fish at the hump for tuna, but lots of cud’s there also, so we got bit...
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