Michael O’Brien Charters

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Come on down to the Florida Keys and enjoy world-class flats fishing with Michael O’Brien Charters. Going out of Cudjoe Gardens Marina, Michael will show you why fishing in the Keys draws in anglers from all over the country. Whether you’re looking for a quick 3-hour evening trip or a full day adventure, he’ll make sure you get a tailored experience.

Captain Mike’s boat is a 16’ Dolphin skiff that’s powered by a single 70 HP Yamaha engine. A smaller skiff is the kind of boat you want to be on when going out in the flats because it can easily navigate very shallow waters. There’s room for two anglers here, so why not bring a friend along for the ride?

Fishing the Keys is a unique experience, and fly anglers are particularly big fans of the local fishery. Sight casting for the likes of Bonefish and Permit is a great test of your skill, and when Tapon roll in during summertime, the fight is really on!

Captain Mike will provide you with the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for the trip. There’s always water and ice aboard, but feel free to bring some drinks of your own if you like. Mike runs a strictly catch and release charter, as he’s all about the sport and joy of fishing itself. Come on down and don’t miss out on an unforgettable time on the water.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    Nothing beats a full day trip if you want to check out everything the Keys have to offer fishing-wise. You'll be headed out into the flats to look for species like Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon (when in season). Rods, reels, and terminal tackle will be included in the price of the trip. The departure times are flexible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    A quick trip down to the flats is a very fast-paced angling experience. Captain Mike will take you to his favorite spots where you can fish for the likes of Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon (when in season). Tarpon season is roughly from March until July, which is something to keep in mind if you're after the Silver King.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    Trips later in the afternoon are a great option for anyone who's not a huge fan of early morning fishing. You'll be going to the flats to target species like Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon (when in season, usually March through July). Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Sandbar or Sunset Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $350
    up to 2 persons
    For those of you who want to fun fish and then swim or chill on a pristine sandbar and watch the tropical sun set while drinking an ice cold beer or a glass of wine.
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About the Captain

Mike O’Brien
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
2 Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Mike O'Brien is not just a charter captain. He's also a photographer with a masters degree in Art. He got very involved in the fly fishing scene for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish, and took it to the next level to help other people excited about saltwater fly fishing by becoming a Guide.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish
Jack Crevalle
Permit

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Lemon)
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Dolphin (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

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:
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Checks
Visa
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American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Andrew S.
Marietta, Georgia
 5.00
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  September 17, 2019
Had a great day on our trip with several opportunities on permit, bonefish and even a tarpon. The weather was perfect and capt....
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James K.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Half Day Flat Fishing Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   September 24, 2018
We had an awesome time flat fishing with Captain Mike!  He was patient, knowledgeable, and personable!  We learned...
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Christopher S.
San Juan
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 28, 2019
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Timothy S.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 20, 2019
Great experience and Fun
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Greenwich, CT
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 31, 2018
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