Kekoa Charters

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Kekoa Charters operates out of the sportfishing paradise of Islamorada, right in the heart of the Florida Keys. They offer a range of trips, targeting the A-list cast of table and sportfish that call the area home. Whether you’re after delicious food fare or hard-fighting game species, you won’t be disappointed fishing with these guys!

Spend your day aboard a 27’ WorldCat catamaran. The boat is rock-steady both on the move and anchored up thanks to her twin-hull design. She has a covered top to keep Sunshine State’s tropical heat at bay, and a head for extra convenience on longer trips.

Kekoa Charters offers trips ranging from four to eight hours, either hitting the reefs or heading offshore in search of big pelagic fish. Reef & wreck trips will bring in a huge range of Snappers, from Yellowtail to Yelloweye and from Red to Vermillion. You can also find bigger game like Goliath Grouper and Greater Amberjack if you really want a workout.

Fancy taking on the ocean’s top predators? Head offshore to battle Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and more! On these trips, you can troll the topwaters or try deep dropping with electric reels for fish more than 400’ below. No matter the depth, these are some real monsters you’ll be taking on!

All trips come with tackle, bait, lures, and licenses. There is a first mate onboard who will work himself to the bone to get you on the fish and will even clean and fillet your fish at the end of the trip (15-20% gratuity greatly appreciated).

The fishing is always good in the Keys, so pack your sunscreen, sunglasses, cooler, and camera, and climb aboard for a trip you will never forget!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    up to 5 persons
    A full day offshore offers eight hours to run to the underwater mountains that are plentiful with pelagic fish. We will be looking for Mahi Mahi/Dolphin, Tuna, Marlin, and Sailfish. We can also deep drop using electric reels.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the day offshore, targeting Tuna and Mahi Mahi (Dolphin). We can also do some deep-dropping and target some very yummy table fare living in the deep, cold waters beyond 400'. We have electric reels to help retrieve the deep-water species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Reef & Wreck
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    up to 5 persons
    This trip is designed the same as the half day reef and wreck, only we have a little more time to bounce the wrecks and increase the chance of getting that trophy fish on the line for you. Target Grouper, and a huge variety of Snappers (Yellowtail, Vermillion, Mutton, and everyone's favorite, Red Snapper, as well as rarer fish like Yelloweye and Button Snapper).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    up to 5 persons
    This is a trip for both beginners and seasoned anglers. We typically start the day off getting some fresh or live baits on the way out. The reefs here are close, so your fishing time is maximized. We can typically target Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Vermillion Snapper and several other species. If you are looking for a beast to catch, we can get you hooked into Goliath Grouper, Sharks, and Greater Amberjack up to 100 lbs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 5 persons
    Spend the afternoon pulling in tasty fish around the local reefs. Grab some bait along the way, then drop your lines for Yellowtail, Mutton, and Vermillion Snapper, as well as bigger fish like Goliath Grouper, Sharks, and 100-lb Greater Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    Shark / Tarpon trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Aug
    $475
    up to 5 persons
    This is your chance to catch the tarpon and/ or shark of a lifetime. If you've wanted to step up to the challenge of battling one of these bruisers he's your chance!
  • Private trip
    1/4 day reef trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $395
    up to 5 persons
    Just the right trip to go bend the rod and not get worn out. The reefs in the Florida keys are close so this trip puts you on the reef in under 10 minutes. You will have the opportunity to catch all the same reef fish as on the longer trips. These trips are booked around other trips daily. Get in on the action!
  • Private trip
    1/4 day reef trip (copy)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 12:00 AM
    $395
    up to 5 persons
    Just the right trip to go bend the rod and not get worn out. The reefs in the Florida keys are close so this trip puts you on the reef in under 10 minutes. You will have the opportunity to catch all the same reef fish as on the longer trips. These trips are booked around other trips daily. Get in on the action!
  • Private trip
    1/4 day reef trip (copy)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $395
    up to 5 persons
    Just the right trip to go bend the rod and not get worn out. The reefs in the Florida keys are close so this trip puts you on the reef in under 10 minutes. You will have the opportunity to catch all the same reef fish as on the longer trips. These trips are booked around other trips daily. Get in on the action!
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About the Captain

George Proenza
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
43 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2018
Capt. George (Doc) Proenza has spent over 40 years following his passion for catching fish. He grew up fishing with his father and grandfather, then followed his love of the sport and started running charters. Capt. George has been living down in Islamorada for almost 20 years, and knows all the best spots for each fish species.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Hogfish Hogfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Swordfish Swordfish
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

WorldCat (Catamaran) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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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4.84
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half Day Reef\/Wreck
2 Hour Afternoon Trip
2 Hour Afternoon Trip
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Angler Rating
40
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Michael P.
Warrington, PA
 5.00
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Half Day Reef/Wreck

VERIFIED   August 21, 2019
George and George were great!! Very friendly and make you feel like part of the family. They put me on a 200lb shark which...
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Mike Z.
Elkridge, MD
 5.00
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3/4 day Reef & Wreck trip

VERIFIED   August 14, 2019
Great day on the water with Capt. Doc and 1st Mate Georgie! The best compliment that we can give was that this was like spending...
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Mark M.
Hinsdale, IL
 5.00
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Half Day trip

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
Our group of 4 followed up a full day trip with Captain George (“Doc”) and his son, George with a half day one. ...
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Dustene C.
Miami, Florida
 4.67
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4 hr trip with doc

VERIFIED   June 24, 2019
My first experience ever going on a fishing charter and I would say this one was a GREAT SUCCESS!!!  Captain doc and his...
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Malcolm L.
Key Largo, FL
 5.00
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2 Hour Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   August 15, 2019
My wife and I took the two hour charter with George and it was an amazing experience. Neither my wife or I had ever fished...
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Fishing Reports

Reef and offshore fishing

September 22, 2019

The reef and offshore bite is incredible right now! The reefs are getting a late run of Mutton and Yellowtail snappers. On the offshore wrecks and humps there is a reliable bite of tuna and sporadic dolphin showings. Read Full Report →


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