Eric Scoble’s Black Water Charters runs fishing trips around the flats, estuaries, and creeks of Islamorada, FL. These waters are filled with fish year-round. It’s fun, both for less experienced anglers and veteran fishermen.

Captain Eric Scoble Operates a 22 foot Skeeter powered by a 150 Yamaha. Very comfortable for up to 4 anglers.

If your group is 2 anglers or less, check out our other listing: Eric Scoble Blackwater ll, where you can book a smaller boat at a lower price!

As a family-owned business, both father and son are 5th and 6th generation Captains. The passion for fishing runs in their DNA.

The boat’s fishing gear is almost entirely light tackle, and is specifically designed for this type of fishing. Shimano, Daiwa and Penn International products are all commonly used and provided on board. Capt. Eric is fluent in both fly and light tackle fishing, and is committed to showing you the flats fishing potential of the Florida Keys.

Cpt. Eric has been fishing the local waters for more than 25 years, mostly targeting species such as Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon. He has competed with success in a variety of local fishing tournaments, including the Redbone Celebrity Tournament, Islamorada Sailfish, The Backcountry Challenge and many others.

At the end of the day, whatever type of trip you choose, it’ll be an experience you won’t forget. All fishing equipment, flies, live and artificial bait, as well as the required fishing licenses are covered and provided by Capt, Scoble. Commercial life jackets are available for kids. Bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. And don’t forget your camera.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kid Friendly (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    This fishing trip is perfect for a family with children! We will be staying close to shore only a 5 to 10-minute boat ride to the fishing spot. We will keep the rod bent chasing all different species of fish! You don’t have to worry about seasickness, the waters are very calm! We will be staying inshore, fishing around the bridges and channels and our secret fishing holes.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Kid-Friendly (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    This trip is perfect for a family with children! Only a 5-10 minute boat ride to the fishing spot. We will keep the rod bent and the kids will have a blast catching all different species of fish! No need to worry about seasickness, we will be in the shallow inshore waters. Very calm waters. Fishing near the bridges and channels and in our secret fishing holes!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    On this half day trip, you'll be exploring the shallow waters of Islamorada. There are many species to catch, including Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. You'll mostly be fishing with light tackle. The trip is great for novice anglers or families with kids. The fishing gear is supplied, you only need to bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    The trip starts at 12:00 p.m. and lasts until 4:00 p.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip–Evening Tarpon/Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 15
    $650
    This will be an evening trip staying close to the shore. Large Tarpon is here March through June. We target a variety of Shark species – Lemon Shark, Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, etc. This fish is large and puts up a good fight! This is a great trip you get to see the sunset and have the Florida Keys fishing experience!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    On this trip, you will be in Everglades National Park targeting species such as Snook, Redfish, Speckled Seatrout, Tarpon, and sharks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Backcountry Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    The target species include Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! The trips run year round. All the gear is supplied onboard. You should bring snacks and drinks, sunblock, shades, a cap, and a camera. This trip is good for experienced and non-experienced anglers. You will be fishing in Everglades National Park and see the natural beauty of nature as well. You'll fish the flats and around the mangroves for an ultimate fishing experience!
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About the Captain

Eric Scoble
Islamorada, Florida, United States
62 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
208 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
Capt. Eric's grandfather was a successful fishing guide who first taught him how to fish. His father, also a fishing guide, continued his education. Eric's been a guide himself for over 15 years now and is on these waters almost every single day. Capt. Eric will make sure you have a nice day out on the water, whether you're fishing creeks, estuaries or flats.

About this listing

Targeted species

Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel

Boat specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Radio

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Daiwa and Penn International
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 191 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Evening trip with Dylan.
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Kenneth E.
Danville, VA
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Tarpon Evening Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip–Evening Tarpon/Shark on June 21, 2022
This trip far exeeded my expectations. Captain Dylan took us out about 5 minutes from the dock. Chummed the water and had us...
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Andrew F.
Houston, TX
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Half-day backcountry with Capt Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip (AM) on November 4, 2022
We had a blast with Captain Eric for a 4-hour morning trip. He showed up on-time and was accommodating to my pregnant wife....
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Pete K.
Savannah, GA
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3/4 day trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip on December 30, 2021
I took my wife and 9 year old out with Eric today. Like most 9 year olds, my little man doesn’t listen to his really smart...
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Walter J.
Carmel, IN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 day with Captain Dylan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip (AM) on June 24, 2022
Captain Dylan showed our group more than just a good day of fishing.  We caught plenty of snapper, snook and trout but also...
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Jeremy S.
Tuscumbia, AL
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Evening trip with Dylan.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip–Evening Tarpon/Shark on July 19, 2022
Dylan was an excellent captain and we had a blast fishing with him. Really nice dude and he kept us hooked up. I bet we caught...
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FAQs about Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Kid Friendly (AM) (2 hours)
  • $450 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Kid-Friendly (PM) (2 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip–Evening Tarpon/Shark (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Backcountry Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Backcountry Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radio

Trips booked with Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Daiwa and Penn International )
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon