Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

Whale Harbor Marina Mm 83 Over…
Islamorada FL, United States

Captain 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 commandeers an 18’ Hewes that can accommodate up to two anglers, and which he custom built for shallow water fishing. She is powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine.

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.

Captain Scoble is fluent in both fly and light tackle fishing, and is committed to showing you the flats fishing potential of the Florida Keys.

Captain Eric was born and raised in Islamorada, five generations strong. He’s 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.

Captain Scoble’s expertise isn’t limited only to the Keys either; he’s done lots of trips to the Bahamas and back on a variety of private boats.

At the end of the day, whatever type of trip you choose, Eric wants to make sure it is an experience you will not forget. All fishing equipment, flies, live and artificial bait, as well as the required fishing licenses are covered and provided by Captain Scoble. Commercial life jackets are available for kids, but for more comfort parents might want to bring their own vests for children. Bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. And don’t forget your camera.

If you want to fish a bit further out with Capt. Eric, he has another boat to cater to your needs. Just scroll down and click on the captain’s name to see available dates on his center console.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    This full day trip is great for experienced anglers. You will have plenty of time to go fishing around the flats. 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.
  • Private trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    We will be targeting Tarpon and Sharks
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    On this half day trip, you will be exploring the shallow waters of Islamorada. There are many species to catch, including Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. You will mostly be fishing with light tackle or fly. 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.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Grouper (Goliath)

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton)
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

About the Captain

Eric Scoble
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 99%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Fished June 19, 2018
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We got just what we wanted. Got very good overview of tarpon fishing in the keys. No fish this time but got multiple shots.

Fished May 6, 2018
Eric Scoble (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 7, 2018

It was a great day Fly Fishing for Tarpon with these two gentlemen. We had lots of shots just couldn’t get them !

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Fished March 29, 2018
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