Costa Morada Fishing Charters

Whale Harbor
Islamorada FL, United States

Costa Morada Fishing Charters are a family owned and operated business based in beautiful Islamorada, Florida, who specialize in kite and live-bait fishing for reef and offshore fish. Join the crew, and fish aboard one of the largest boats in the fleet.

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

Costa Morada Fishing Charters offer half day, three-quarter day and full day trips, as well as evening trips where you can fish and enjoy the sunset. Depending on season, you will be on the hunt for species such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish and more. 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 May 1st and the crew take pride in landing some of the largest edible Grouper in the Florida Keys. Come and check them out for a great adventure on these pristine waters!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1300
    up to 6 persons
    A full day trip can include some trolling and live bait fishing for Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, King Mackerel, and we also do special Snapper and Grouper trips.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 6 persons
    On the 3/4 day trip we fish for Snapper and Grouper, and also troll for Tuna and Mahi. We also fish kites and live bait for Sailfish. Morning, afternoon and evening times available.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    Half day usually consists of some Yellowtail action, as well as some Snapper and Grouper. At certain times we can troll for Tuna and Wahoo. Morning and afternoon trips are available, and times can be flexible.
  • Private trip
    Evening Reef - Shark, Tarpon & Snap
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    We catch Tarpon and Sharks and see the sunset!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

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

Boat Specs

Number one (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2005. Powered by 2 450HP Detroit engines.

40 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Claude Tristram
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Made sure to keep us on the fish,had a great time!!!  Definitely will be back soon!!!

Fished July 28, 2018
Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 29, 2018

Thanks boys.  I wanna take you to kill Wahoos in the cold season.

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Great trip, crew was helpful.  Offshore troll was slow so switched gears to yellowtail and had a blast

Fished July 15, 2018
Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 19, 2018

Thanks for coming with us ... im very thankful

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I do a lot of chartering in the Keys.  I’m very impressed with Capt Tristram and his crew, Joe, along with theboat.  It was a very slow day of fishing, but they tried everything they could to get a bite. We ended up with a mixed bag to bring home. Its fishing and they tried harder than anyone I’ve been Out with before.  Awesome job Captain… see you next year.

Fished June 12, 2018
Claude Tristram (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 24, 2018

Thanks for the review!

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