Pirate For Hire Charters

81576 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Pirate for Hire is a 2201 Mako Bay Boat, powered by 200HP Mercury Optimax, with a maximum capacity of 4 fishermen per outing. Pirate for Hire prides itself on being spacious, quick and outfitted with all the necessary gear for both casual outings and serious fishing excursions. The vessel comes equipped with quality fishing as well as navigational gear, including Garmin 760 GPS and fish finder.

Captain Ron, a 3rd generation pro fisherman, has spent his whole life fishing. He’s been at the helm of vessels ranging from 16’ to 65’ in size, and has served as a professional deckhand for over 6 years. He started fishing back in 1982, and has fished as north as North Carolina and as south as the bonefish-rich Bahamas. Islamorada, however, has always had a special place in his heart, both as his home and as one of Florida’s eminent fishing grounds. Captain Ron’s got more commercial fishing experience than many, however his true passion remains providing people with a fishing trip they won’t forget on the productive waterways of Florida Keys.

His son and second in command, Captain Daniel is a 4th generation fisherman that’s been fishing the Islamorada waterways his whole life before he started serving as a deckhand with his dad. Daniel usually compares his passion for fishing and outdoors to that of his father or even greater, and is happy to do whatever he can to provide you with a memorable experience aboard the Pirate.

Pirate for Hire crew fish the backcountry, flats and the Glades for the likes of Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Trout, Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper and many others. Captain Ron can also arrange night fishing trips for Tarpon and Shark, as well as custom water excursions, such as sunset tours, ecotours and more. All fishing gear, bait and licenses are covered by the Captain at no additional cost. Ron prefers fishing with live bait on almost every trip all throughout the year, and will be happy to clean and filet your catch following the trip.

Pirate for Hire is a 2201 Mako Bay Boat, powered by 200HP Mercury Optimax, with a maximum capacity of 4 fishermen per outing. Pirate for Hire prides itself on being spacious, quick and outfitted with all the necessary gear for both casual outings and

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Mako (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

22 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum


Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Spanish Mackerel

Spotted Seatrout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Ron Brack
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
Ron has fished all over the states and beyond, but to him, there's no better place to settle down and fish than the proven waterways of Islamorada.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.79 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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We had a great time.  Captain Ron was fabulous and knew all the great spots.  He really helped us have a great and successful excursion!

Fished May 9, 2017
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My son (17) and I had a great day on the water with Captain Ron. He worked had to get us on fish. While he thought it was a slow day, we were really pleased with the action. Lots of sea trout, snapper and other fish. Captain Ron was knowledgeable and friendly—we highly recommend him.

Fished April 14, 2017
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As good as he is, the first day he could not make the fish bite.
The second day he commented we were going to stay out until we caught fish and we did.
Ron is a super guy and knows his stuff.  In spite of not feeling well he was there and was extremely professional.  Would recommend him to anyone, anytime.
Thanks Ron

Fished March 30, 2017
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