Rusty Albury’s Backcountry Charters

Rusty Albury’s Backcountry Charters operates out of Islamorada, Florida, the unofficial ‘Sportfishing Capital of the World.’

Among other species, Captain Rusty commonly targets the likes of Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Snook, and Sharks, as well as a variety of other game fish that can be found in the productive Florida Keys depending on the time of year. Rusty specializes in light tackle and fly fishing excursions, and is happy to try and customize your trip to your own fishing preferences as much as possible.

You’ll be fishing aboard an 18’ center console vessel powered by a single Mercury outboard engine, with a maximum passenger capacity of 3 per trip. The boat is furnished with a conventional arrangement of navigational and marine electronics, including a GPS, radio, and fishfinder. A push pole, as well as an icebox, can also be found on board.

Captain Rusty is committed to making sure your trip is memorable and will do everything he can to put you on fish. A trip along these backwaters is not only a fishing experience, it can also be a firsthand environmental lesson.

All the necessary fishing equipment is provided by Captain Rusty, complete with live and artificial bait to be used depending on the species you’d like to target and the recent fish behavior. If you’d like to have your catch cleaned and bagged, the captain will be happy to do so following the trip. Fishing licenses for all occupants of the boat are mandatory and will be supplied by Rusty at no additional cost.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This is an eight-hour trip that will see you fishing for Tarpon, Permit, Redfish, Snook, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Adding a few more hours to your time on the water will give you more opportunities to land a big one. You will target Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, and whatever else is in season.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Redfish, Snook, and many other species.

About the Captain

Rusty Albury
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Response time 5 hours
Member since October 2014

About this listing

Targeted Species

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

18 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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