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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,095
    price breakdown
    $1,095
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    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! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $695
    price breakdown
    $695
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $695
    price breakdown
    $695
    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 Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 1 (Mon, Sun)
    $475
    price breakdown
    $475
    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, here's your chance!
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Reef Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    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 will get you to the fishing spots 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 (Noon)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    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 will get you to the fishing spots 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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    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 will get you to the fishing spots 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!
There are 43 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

George Proenza
Islamorada, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
124 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.

About this listing

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

Hydrocat (Catamaran) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 350HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 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

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 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.

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (139)
4.87
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 124 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Half say w\/Doc and George
February fishing trip
February fishing trip
+136
Angler Rating
113
7
1
1
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
94%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 124 reviews
Patty D.
Roseland, NJ
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

February fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on February 14, 2021
This was, by far one of the greatest fishing charters we’ve ever experienced. Not only was Captain George extremely personable...
Patty D. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Patty D. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Emily C.
Lafayette, IN
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Half day with Captain George

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM) on February 6, 2021
We took the 7:30 AM fishing trip for 4 hours with our 4 kids. It was our first deep sea fishing experience and Captain George...
Emily C. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Emily C. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Kelley M.
Fairfax, VA
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Half day reef and wreck with “Doc”

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM) on February 26, 2021
Fantastic afternoon fishing with Capt George (aka Doc) and his crew. They were friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and enthusiastic...
Kelley M. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Kelley M. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Matt M.
Pompano Beach, Florida
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Fantastic Half Day on the Water with Kekoa!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (PM) on December 22, 2020
Our family (two adults, two teens) had an amazing day out on the water with Kekoa Charters. Captain George was friendly, easy...
Matt M. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Matt M. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Richard C.
Toms River, NJ
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Half day AM trip with Captain Doc and Georgie.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck (AM) on February 10, 2021
This was our second outing with Kekoa Charters with the first being January 2020.  Doc put us on the fish again this year...
Richard C. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Richard C. recommends Kekoa Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful