Capt. Larry Sydnor

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 skiffs on the pole. 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.

If 3 anglers, it’s better to book Capt. Larry’s 22’ Pathfinder at the same price - or up to 4. Just head to Capt. Larry’s profile by clicking on his picture below.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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
    Half Day Trip – Sunset Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip is all about the late afternoon feeders. Sundown is a good time to go after them since it's their feeding time. This trip includes all the equipment you may need.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    The departure time is flexible. This trip is ideal for the busy angler. You can go sightfishing for Bonefish or go after Tarpon in the morning. You will be supplied with all necessary equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you don't have a lot of free time, this trip will slot some excellent fishing in your busy schedule. You can go after a variety of local species like the Bonefish, Redfish, Permit, Snook, and others. You will be provided with all required equipment.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

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
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. 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 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Larry Sydnor
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since April 2018
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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 and command of my larger bayboat 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.
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Customer Reviews

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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100%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Dana P.
San Juan
 5.00
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3/4 day trip with Capt. Larry

VERIFIED   July 16, 2019
I took my 14 year old son on his first Islamorada fishing experience & Capt Larry did not disappoint.  We actually...
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Jon V.
Fort Myers, FL
 5.00
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Fishing distraction while cycling from Fort Myers to Key West

VERIFIED   October 11, 2018
My buddy and I decided to find a good charter guide for a little distraction while we were riding our bicycles from Fort Myers...
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San Francisco, CA
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Fishing with Larry

VERIFIED   May 7, 2019
Knows his craft, works hard, enjoyable company, good teacher… Five stars.I would fish with him again.
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Amber B.
Orlando, Florida
 5.00
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Full day trip with Larry

VERIFIED   April 22, 2019
Incredible day with an extremely experienced guide. Thank you Larry! We’ll be back.
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Ernest E.
Valrico, FL
 4.67
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VERIFIED   May 22, 2019
Captain Larry was awesome with me and my wife, knowing her condition he accommodated us and was a pleaseur. The fishing was...
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