Upper Keys Sportfishing

(7) In high demand!
81801 Overseas HWY
Islamorada FL, United States

Upper Keys Sportfishing runs year round fishing trips for hardcore anglers and people eager to take on game fish. Capt. Jorge is a specialist in fly fishing for big game, and will make sure you have a time to remember aboard his boat.

The Habanero is a 36’ center-console Hydra-Sports boat, powered by twin 300HP Yamaha engines, able to accommodate a maximum of 4 anglers that catches fish, lots of fish! For navigation, the vessel is outfitted with 3 Fishfinders, radar and 3 GPS/Chartplotters as well as a 2 Ship-to-Shore radio. For fishing, the crew employs Penn International, Canyon tackle with 16lbs, 30lbs, 50lbs and 80lbs reels on Star Rods. All spinning tackle is comprised of Canyon Reels on Star rods, while there are Rupp Outriggers and Penn Downriggers as well.

Captain Jorge Piñero has fished around the world, targeting Billfish among many other species. He is a holder of various records of catching billifish on fly, including Blue, Black, Striped Marlin and Sailfish, but is no stranger to other big game pelagics either, including Dorado, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, very often fished for on fly.

Capt Jorge Piñero has been nominated as one of the 60 Top Captains in the US by Sportfishing Magazine and recognized as the top Marlin Charter Captain in Florida according to Florida Sportsman 2014 Marlin Bucketlist Article.

The Habanero is the recipient of the Best of Islamorada 2014 and 2015 Charter fishing award. The Habanero crew has been featured in magazines such as Florida Sportsman and Saltwater Sportsman, Marlin Magazine among others, and still maintains various tournament standings, both in US and internationally. He is the Bahamas and Florida Keys contributor/author of a a monthly article in Fishmonster Magazine.

*if you are paying via PayPal, 5% processing fee will apply and the charter payment in full is due 48 hrs prior to charter start time or all balances will be required in cash.

Tips are discretionary and accepted. Usual tips are 18-22%.

Upper Keys Sportfishing runs year round fishing trips for hardcore anglers and people eager to take on game fish. Capt. Jorge is a specialist in fly fishing for big game, and will make sure you have a time to remember aboard his boat.

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  • US$ 2000 private charter
  • Deep Drop Charter
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • Full Day Trip - Offshore
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1100 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Tarpon Fishing 8hr Night Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 1000 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50 each additional person
  • Full Day Trip Tarpon Fishing
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Offshore -Morning
    5 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750 private charter
  • US$ 475 private charter
  • US$ 450 private charter
  • Shark Fishing -Half Day - 8AM
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450 private charter
  • US$ 450 private charter
  • US$ 450 private charter
  • US$ 450 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Marlin (Blue)

  Marlin (White)
  Permit
  Sailfish
  Snapper (Mangrove)

  Swordfish
  Tarpon
  Tuna (Yellowfin)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Whitewater (Center console) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha V6 Offshore engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

About the Captain

Albert Garcia
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
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Captain Albert started fishing back in the 90's aboard his own boat, and has chartered all over the world. When it comes to fly fishing for offshore pelagics, Albert's done it all, from Tarpon to Mahi, and everything in between. The founder of this charter business, Captain Jorge was nominated, recognized, and awarded by some of the top publications of this sport, including a 'Top 60 captains in the US' nomination by the Sportfishing Magazine in 2015. His other awards include 'Best Marlin Captain in Florida' by the Florida Sportsman Magazine in 2014, then 'Best of Islamorada Charter in 2014 and 2015', and is featured as the top VIP charter by several hotels in Islamorada. You'll be in safe hands of a professional.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 97%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Fished April 5, 2018
Albert Garcia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 24, 2018

Chris,

Thanks so much! Gald you had fun.

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Thanks captain, awesome work putting us on the fish. Made for a great day

Fished June 3, 2017
Albert Garcia (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 4, 2017

It was my pleasure.
Capt Jorge Piñero

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What a wild day.  We had wind.  We had rain.  We had ocean swells and storms that kept chasing us.  Yet the captain was still able to get us on fish.  We caught a couple mahi before the storms routed us and forced us to find less tumultuous water.  Just when I thought that mother nature would win, Capt Jorge put us on tuna.  We were hauling in tuna three at a time.  So much so, we were getting worn out by the constant reeling.  We also picked up some more mahi and had a tuna taken from my grasp by what we guessed was a large blue marlin.  What a day of fishing.

Fished June 2, 2017
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