Pirate For Hire Charters

Pirate For Hire Chart fishes the backcountry, flats and the Glades for the likes of Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Trout, Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper and many others. There’s hot action year round, and you won’t miss out when fishing with this crew. Whether it’s serious fishing, or a custom trip, Capt. Ron’s got you covered.

Pirate for Hire is a 2201 Mako Bay Boat, powered by 200HP Mercury Optimax, with a maximum capacity of four fishermen. The boat is 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.

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    This full day trip will see fishing around the inshore waters looking for Redfish, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Shark, and more. Captain Ron will get the fishing gear, while you need to pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, food, and drinks, as well as a camera. You will have a lot of time for fishing, and a lot of tricks to try to reel the fish in.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $550
    Fishing for Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Bonefish, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Shark and much more! This morning trip is great for novice anglers and families with kids. You will have just the right amount of time to explore the waterways. Captain Ron will supply the fishing gear, and you should bring snacks, drinks, a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, and a camera. Come along and enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 1
    $550
    This afternoon trip is a great getaway for new anglers, families with kids, or fishermen with a busy schedule. You will go around inshore waters targeting Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, Snook, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, Shark, Goliath Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Shark and much more, depending on the season. Captain Ron will provide the fishing gear, and you should pack snacks, drinks, a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, and a camera.
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About the Captain

Ron Brack
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
109 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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. In addition to giving his customers a fishing trip to remember, Captain Ron also holds fishing seminars and has penned numerous articles on fishing in major publications. Not only is Ron a knowledgable captain, but is also a great guide who will help you have a nice time out on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper

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

Boat Specs

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

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Jay S.
Miami, FL
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Three of us did a full day trip with Captain Ron on June 6th.  Rough windy day foreclosed many options.  We did not expect...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 30, 2021
Capt Ron was great, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Exchanged a few emails prior to our trip and he was very quick...
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Highlands, Texas
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2021
Fishing with Captain Ron was a blast. It was not only a great fishing trip but also an Eco Tour from someone that really knows...
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Argyle, TX
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Half day trip with Captain Ron

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on October 13, 2021
Great trip Capt Ron got us the fish and keep on them the whole trip Had a blast highly recommend
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Burnsville, MN
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Sharks and ladyfish

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2021
We caught 7.5 and 4 ft lemon sharks as our big catches. Brought the keeper smaller fish over to the restaurant next door and...
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FAQs about Pirate For Hire Charters

Pirate For Hire Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Pirate For Hire Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Pirate For Hire Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Pirate For Hire Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Pirate For Hire Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Pirate For Hire Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon