First Down Charters - 36'

First Down Charters has something for everyone. Master angler to seasoned veteran – everyone will be able to hone their skills and break their personal records. Join Captain Kevin and get the waters all to yourselves!

Whatever your angling ambitions might be, Capt. Kevin will help you find your match. Featured in an edition of Saltwater Sportsman Magazine and an episode of “Captain George Poveromo’s World of Salt Water Fishing” and “Reeling in the Keys,” Kevin has an impeccable reputation. He has a friendly and outgoing personality that helps him turn what would be a good fishing trip into one that you will remember forever.

Explore the beautiful reefs and deep waters, targeting a large variety of fish species. Go for anything from Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna to Snapper, Hogfish, and Grouper, as well as Yellowtail Snapper using a secret technique.

Otherwise, spend your night battling the “Unicorn of the Fishing World” – Cubera Snapper. These mighty monsters chase Sharks away and can easily excite even the most experienced angler. Using live lobster or giant blue crabs, you will be able to have a nice workout with your rod and reel. These trips are run 4 days before and after the full Moon.

All of that magic happens aboard Capt. Kevin’s 36’ Hatteras sportfisher. This seaworthy fishing machine was refurbished in 2017 and comes powered by twin 315 HP Cummins engines. It can accommodate up to 6 anglers to fish in comfort and style.

The boat is rigged with everything you may need for a successful day on the water. You will be provided with all gear, tackle, lures, licenses, and a complimentary fish cleaning service. Just bring your desire to catch fish and hop onboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Night Trip - Cubera Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $1,500
    These trips will run 4 days before and after the full moon. You will be targeting the “Unicorn of the Fishing World,” the aggressive monsters on their spawning period. It’s recommended to have 2-4 people fishing at a time. Capt. Kevin has been featured in various shows catching Cubberas! Live bait is $100-$250 extra.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    This full-day trip is all about fishing the offshore waters for Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    On this trip, you will be targeting Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and whatever else is in season and biting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    This trip will take you fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    This trip will begin at 1 or 2 in the afternoon. You will be able to avoid traffic and get your hands on Snapper, Grouper, and other species.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip - Yellowtail Snapper
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $800
    The departure time is flexible. It will take you about half an hour to run out to the fish. You will be targeting Yellowtail Snapper and sometimes run a bottom rod, target Mutton Snapper, Hammerhead Shark, Bull Shark, Caribbean Reef Shark, Nurse Shark, and Bull Shark. This trip is for more experienced anglers.
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About the Captain

Kevin Jeffries
Key Largo, Florida, United States
25 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2018
Fish Down Charters is operated by Captain Kevin Jeffries, an enthusiastic angler and a professional guide. Almost 15 years ago, Kevin decided to take a permanent vacation in the Florida Keys. A Saskatchewan native, he couldn’t stand the cold any longer! Once in the Keys, Kevin discovered a deep love for fishing, which he now uses to create a unique experience for his clients and friends. Kevin lives in Key Largo with his wife Kim and son Ben. He is known by other local captains to be a great captain and a knowledgeable fisherman.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Permit Permit

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Cruiser) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Robert B.
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 15, 2021
Captain Mike and his deckhand could not have been any better! Rough trip but we caught what we asked for and the deck hand...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 25, 2021
Captain Kevin was great, as was Ben, the first mate. They started the bite offspring was light the last few days, so we started...
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Riverview, Florida
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 2, 2021
Great day on the water came home with a couple dolphin and a mutton snapper. Also caught a number of schoolies that we set...
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Half day PM

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 22, 2021
Awesome day! We asked for stuff we could eat. They put us right on the fish.  Limited out on yellowtail and caught a monster...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 30, 2021
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FAQs about First Down Charters - 36'

First Down Charters - 36' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Night Trip - Yellowtail Snapper (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Night Trip - Cubera Snapper (6 hours)

When you book a trip with First Down Charters - 36', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head )
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with First Down Charters - 36' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

First Down Charters - 36' offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

First Down Charters - 36' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with First Down Charters - 36' include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo