Choosing your captain is the most important decision you will make for a successful trip. Captain Larry Sydnor should be your Florida Keys fishing guide because the difference between a premier, professional, top Keys guide and the average guide is tremendous!

As a verified Captain, Capt. Larry maintains all required credentials, licenses, permits, and $1,000,000 commercial marine insurance to be entrusted with your safety and charter needs. Capt. Larry is a resident pro-staff guide out of the nationally-acclaimed World Wide Sportsman/Bass Pro Shop in Islamorada and is a USCG Master Captain, a respected member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators, the Florida Guides Association and the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association.

Capt. Larry has the physicality necessary for outstanding control of his skiff. He also has an extremely large repertoire of spots to fish – which is essential when weather or fish behavior becomes unpredictable. He’ll provide you with the very latest in top-quality high-tech equipment: boats, rods, reels, lures, and flies (he ties all of his own) – all of it!

He knows everything about fishing, from knots, hooks & flies to placing the boat just right for your cast. Don’t worry whether it is smarter to spend your day chasing Tarpon, Bonefish or Permit, or whether other backcountry species present a better opportunity – he’s got it all figured out! Whether it’s spinning, jigging or fly fishing, he’ll help you out with it no matter your skill level.

24-Hr advance notice required for fly fishing and he’ll want to know which hand you RETRIEVE with. You will be supplied with all essentials including expert assistance and encouragement to bring out your best. There’s no minimum age for children, the captain will provide you with all the PFDs required.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    You'll powerfish 4 hours in the beautiful upper Florida Keys, whereby you'll be the most efficient targeting those species that are readily available and hungry with the tides presented and thus will be shallow water fishing best suited for Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    A great trip for the non-early risers. You'll fish for 4 hours in the beautiful upper Florida Keys as the sun winds down for the day, and you'll be the most efficient targeting those species that are readily available and hungry with the tides presented to have a rewarding and fun experience in a short amount of time.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Departure times are flexible. Especially attractive for backcountry trips to allow the proper travel time to find the right tides with fish ready to eat. The captain will supply you with all the necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Departure times are flexible. You'll start your trip in inshore waters before you move further inland into backcountry waters. You can target a lot of gorgeous species like Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrouts, Permits, and others. The charter will supply you with all required equipment.
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About the Captain

Larry Sydnor
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
49 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
I am a student of the great angling masters and highly educated on the fisheries in my location. I maintain all required credentials, licenses, permits and $1,000,000 commercial marine insurance to be entrusted with your safety and charter needs. I am an extremely popular inshore fishing guide because my power and expertise on the skiff's poling platform provides safe and unparalleled fishing adventures. Each trip is customized for adults and delighting youngsters for parental smiles, or serious angling as I am extremely competitive and have won many awards as both angler and guide from tournaments in the Florida Keys. I am USCG Master Captain, a respected member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators, the Florida Guides Association and the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association. I am a fly fishing specialist and do my best by EVERY angler to ensure a fun, fulfilling experience fishing the beautiful upper Florida Keys.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Boat specs

Chittum Skiffs (Flats boat) originally built in 2010, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Advance notice required

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Contains bottled water
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Highest quality gear
Live Bait
Captain nets during trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water. Anglers bring specialty drinks
Fishing License
You are included in Captains license
Fly Fishing Equipment
Only with 24-hr advance notice

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
No minimum age, floatation devices provided
You Keep Catch
If desired, in season
Catch and Release Allowed
Edibles harvested when in season if desired

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (47)
Checked a dream fish off of the list
Checked a dream fish off of the list
Great Day with Capt Larry!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Bill S.
Baton Rouge, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great Day with Capt Larry!!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on July 13, 2022
We just finished our 3rd straight day with Capt Larry and in spite of a Super Moon, he put us on Bonefish and Permit as well...
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Kerry K.
Glen Mills, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Checked a dream fish off of the list

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 20, 2022
Captain Larry got us on the flats right away, and I got to check a bonefish off of my list, which has been a goal of mine for...
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Patrick S.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great half day charter with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2022
My wife and I were looking for a half day charter during our trip to the keys. Capt Larry was welcoming and accommodating -...
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Rory H.
United Kingdom
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4hr Tarpon on the Fly

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 27, 2022
Larry was waiting for me at the dock and we were off out 10 minutes early. Tide wasn’t on our side the first couple of hours...
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Jeff W.
Sandy Hook, VA
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Half Day with Captain Larry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 6, 2022
During the second half of the trip, Captain Larry found multiple opportunities for me to cast to Tarpon.  My casting skills...
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FAQs about Capt. Larry Sydnor

Capt. Larry Sydnor offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Larry Sydnor, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box Contains bottled water
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Capt. Larry Sydnor include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Highest quality gear)
  • Live Bait (Captain nets during trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water. Anglers bring specialty drinks)
  • Fishing License (You are included in Captains license)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Only with 24-hr advance notice)

Capt. Larry Sydnor offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Larry Sydnor offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing (Advance notice required)

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Larry Sydnor include:
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon