True Island Adventures

If you’re up for a memorable fishing experience down in the Florida Keys, True Island Adventures is waiting for you with open arms. Join Captain Brett Hagood for a cruise out of Islamorada, and he’ll do his best to make your angling dreams come true. Whether you’re a novice angler or someone who knows their way around, you can count on him to lend a helping hand.

You’ll be fishing on a 24’ Shearwater bay boat that’s just perfect for navigating both the shallow flats as well as waters closer to the Gulf of Mexico. Its 250 HP Yamaha engine will get you to the fishing grounds without wasting any valuable time. When going after fish that are easy to spook, you’ll find that the onboard wireless trolling motor is an invaluable part of the fishing setup.

The Keys give you a lot of freedom when it comes to the fish you want to catch. The inshore waters and flats are great if you’re interested in the likes of Redfish, Seatrout, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, and others. If you decide you want to head a bit further out, you’ll have plenty of fun with Grouper, Snapper, Sharks, Barracuda, and plenty more.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the given price of a trip, along with all the fishing licenses you’ll need. Captain Brett will clean and fillet the catch after the trip for your convenience. All that’s left for you to do is pack some drinks or snacks if you’re so inclined, put on a pair of polarized sunglasses, and get ready to make some memories!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    This type of trip is recommended for all anglers who want to fully immerse themselves in the Everglades National Park experience! Captain Brett will take you back into the far reaches of the backcountry in search of Snook, Redfish and Tarpon, or out into the Gulf of Mexico where you can look for Cobia, Goliath Grouper and drag-melting Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Want a a fishing experience that gives you a little more time than 4hrs but not the total commitment of a full day in the sun? Give this trip a shot! On a 6-hour trip, you will visit a few more spots and get a few more shots at the species you'd like to target. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Half Day trips are the perfect duration to get a taste of the Islamorada fishing experience! Charters begin anywhere from 7 - 8am, and depending on the type of fishing you are interested in doing and the time of year, you can either travel to the amazing coral reef for some hard-pulling Snapper, Grouper and Barracuda, or out into Everglades National Park for Seatrout, Snapper, Sharks, Mackerel, Jacks and Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Afternoon trips are a great option for anyone who's not a big fan of getting up way too early. Depending on the type of fishing you want to do and factors like the time of year, you will either visit to the coral reef for some Snapper, Grouper and Barracuda fishing, or out into Everglades National Park to find Seatrout, Snapper, Mackerel, Sharks, Jacks and Tarpon.
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About the Captain

Brett Hagood
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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2 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since February 2018
Capt. Brett moved to Islamorada in 1983 and spent his childhood fishing in the shallow waters of Florida Bay and learning the hidden secrets of the Upper Florida Keys. His father, who has been a backcountry fishing guide for the past 30 years, would allow Brett to disappear for hours in his boat, exploring the local waterways and islands and setting the groundwork for what would eventually become his true passion – helping others experience this tropical paradise in the best way possible – from the water. After high school, Capt. Brett became a State Certified Firefighter / EMT and volunteered with Islamorada Fire Rescue for a few years before moving to central Florida to pursue a career as a professional firefighter in Lakeland. 10 years later, he decided that the islands were drawing him home and made the decision to bring his family back to the place where it all began. True Island Adventures isn’t just a business for Captain Brett and his family – it’s a lifestyle….

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Shearwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.67
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July fishing trip
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Kira L.
Miami Gardens, FL
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 20, 2019
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Brian A.
Andover, MN
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VERIFIED   April 9, 2018
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