Folklure Charters

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
    $995
    price breakdown
    $995
    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
    Full Day Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    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 – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $825
    price breakdown
    $825
    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
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $725
    price breakdown
    $725
    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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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.
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About the Captain

Frank Betz
Summerland Key, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 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) Grouper (Black)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

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

Rating Summary
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4.81
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Kevin K.
Winter Park, FL
 5.00
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6 hours off-shore trolling

VERIFIED   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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David B.
Ephrata, WA
 5.00
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Just a 4 hour tour

VERIFIED   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
 5.00
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Whole day Tails and Scales

VERIFIED   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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Rachel F.
Quantico, VA
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Fishing trip with Captain Betz

VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
My family and I had an unforgettable day out on the ocean with Captain Frank Betz and 1st mate Sean! We spent the day fighting...
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Steve I.
Key West, FL
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Fishing with Frank

VERIFIED   June 22, 2020
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