Folklure Charters specializes in reef, wreck and offshore fishing out of Summerland, Florida, just minutes north of Key West. Explore the emerald waters with a tournament captain and get your hands on whatever is in season and biting.

You name the target; the crew will take you to it - it’s as simple as that. From Tarpon, Permit, Kingfish, and Amberjack to Cobia, Barracuda, Grouper, Snapper, Sailfish, and Tuna, you can catch them all.

Folklure Charters will take you up to 40 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean/Florida Straits. There, you will be able to test your angling skills, make a great catch possible, reel in the first fish in your life, or just simply sit back and relax.

You will be fishing aboard a brand-new 27’ Onslow Bay center console. This boat comes powered by a pair of 350 HP Mercury engines and can comfortably take up to 4 anglers. It is outfitted with everything you need to have a successful day on the water, from navigational and fish-finding electronics by Simrad to top-notch professional accessories.

You will be provided with Penn gear and tackle to bring in the bounty, as well as licenses, bait, lures, and a complimentary fish cleaning service. All you have to do is bring your own snacks, drinks, and the desire to have fun.

It’s not just about catching fish. The crew offers the experience of a lifetime. Folklure Charters is where you will find Big Fish and Bigger Stories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,050
    The full-day trip is perfect for going deep, running offshore, and looking for a huge Slammer. It also allows us to offer a split trip between the reef and offshore. The full-day trip can be extended by the hour. You will be fishing up to 40 miles out for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    The 3/4 day trip is perfect for going deep, running offshore, and looking for a huge Slammer. The 3/4 day trip can be extended by the hour. You will be fishing up to 40 miles out for Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Marlin and many more pelagic species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    8 hour fishing trip to several of our favorite spots on our reef, wrecks or bridges. You can expect to hook into a variety of Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Sharks and many more species of fish found in the Florida Keys.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $775
    6 hour fishing trip to one or more of our favorite spots on the reef, wrecks or bridges. You can expect to hook into a variety of snapper, grouper, barracuda, Amberjacks, sharks or many more species of fish found in the Florida Keys.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    4 hours fishing trip to one of our favorite spots on our reef, wrecks or bridges. You can expect to hook into a variety of snapper, grouper, barracuda, sharks and many more species of fish found in the Florida Keys.
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $650
    Visit our beautiful coral reef for an evening of fishing and enjoy the sunset from the ocean as our reef come to life as the sun goes down. This trip can be extended by the hour.

About the Captain

Frank Betz
Summerland Key, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
Captain Frank Betz is an enthusiastic angler who turned his passion for the sea into a successful career. Frank is familiar with the weather and how it affects the feeding habits of fish, knows everything about the flow of ocean currents and coastal tides. With such a vast knowledge and expertise, Capt. Frank can offer an informative and productive fishing trip to all his clients and friends.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark

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

Boat Specs

Onslow Bay (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 350HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 69 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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John H.
Sarasota, Florida
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Full day off shore

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 2, 2021
The day started off slow but the captain never stopped moving and working to get use on some fish which didn’t take long....
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Craig L.
Hilton Head Island, SC
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Fishing with Frank

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck on March 2, 2021
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Kevin K.
Winter Park, FL
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6 hours off-shore trolling

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on June 28, 2020
My 16 year old daughter and I had an excellent trip with Captain Frank and his mate Shawn. Folklure Charters is a top notch...
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Ephrata, WA
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Just a 4 hour tour

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck on December 27, 2019
My father in law and I asked for something more than just small yellow tails and Capt Frank put us on some really nice late...
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Pam K.
Riverview, Florida
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on July 29, 2020
Worked hard for a few tails early morning then headed offshore looking for dolphin. They didn’t come easy either but Frank...
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FAQs about Folklure Charters

Folklure Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef/Wreck (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Night Fishing (4 hours)
  • $775 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Reef/Wreck (8 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Folklure Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Folklure Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Folklure Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Folklure Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Folklure Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo