Costa Morada Fishing Charters

Costa Morada Fishing Charters are a family-owned and operated business based in beautiful Islamorada, Florida. They specialize 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 six anglers to fish comfortably. It comes 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. Onboard you’ll 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 the 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 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 for a great adventure on these pristine waters!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 6 persons
    Whatever you want out of a fishing adventure, this 8-hour trip will deliver it. Target Snappers and Groupers 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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    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
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4 Reports
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26 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
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)
Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Permit
Sailfish

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

Boat Specs

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

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Islamorada to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
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:
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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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4.64
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Experience
Full day
Full Day fishing with Captain Claude and First Mate Addison.
Wonderful Sunset Fishing Excursion!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
88%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Isaac C.
Cumming, GA
 5.00
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We had a great time. Claude knew how to get us to the fish and Addison’s hard work and great attitude made the trip a lot...
Isaac C. recommends Costa Morada Fishing Charters
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Kleber L. F.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 day trip Costa Morada

VERIFIED   January 7, 2019
Great day fishing with Captain Claude and mate Edson. The crew and boat are great and the place is incredible!
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Patrick G.
Orlando, FL
 5.00
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3/4 day trip w/ Capt.Claude and crew

VERIFIED   July 28, 2018
Made sure to keep us on the fish,had a great time!!!  Definitely will be back soon!!!
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Jeanne A.
Fort Myers, FL
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   October 20, 2018
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Scott L.
United States
 5.00
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A day of fishing with Capt. Claude and first mate Joe.

VERIFIED   March 30, 2018
The whole family went on the fishing adventure with Capt. Claude and First mate Joe.  The day started slow But they kept...
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