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. 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, 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, there’s 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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    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
    Evening Tarpon/Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 31
    $500
    The Tarpon start migrating through Islamorada in early spring until summer time. That’s when the large Tarpon are here and they are an excellent Fighting Fish!! Lots of jumping action. This trip is done in the evening right up until sunset.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    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 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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
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About the Captain

Eric Scoble
Islamorada, Florida, United States
44 Fishing Reports
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137 Customer Reviews
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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

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Jupiter, Florida
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Anniversary Outing with Capt Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 22, 2021
Booked a half day backcountry outing with Capt Eric for my wife and I as part of our 25th anniversary celebratory trip to the...
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St. Augustine, FL
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Full day 3/30

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on March 30, 2021
What an awesome day with captain Eric. First and foremost my wife, who is new to fishing, felt comfortable and included the...
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on April 21, 2021
Great guide knows what he’s doing, cared a lot about making us feel apart of the work to get the fish. Caught multiple sharks,...
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Great day of fishing because of the guide

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 4, 2021
Tough conditions with front coming through and strong wind from south west /west would have diluted most fishing experiences...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Evening Tarpon/Shark Trip on April 22, 2021
Great trip. Capt Mike is an awesome guy . Me and my son will be back .
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FAQs about Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Evening Tarpon/Shark Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

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

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
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Bonefish
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon