Fun Florida Keys Fishing

Fun Florida Keys Fishing has it all for you. Based out of the nationally-acclaimed World Wide Sportsman/Bass Pro Shop in Islamorada, Capt. Larry will find you fish in the productive bays & inshore waters with ease, as well as heading oceanside to the nearshore. Or even head north to engross yourself in the magnificent nature of the Everglades National Park’s backcountry as Capt. Larry has the necessary government approval to fish with you there.

With over 19 years of experience, Captain Larry Sydnor is recognized as a consummate guide in the Keys & as a verified Captain, he maintains all required credentials, licenses & permits with a $1,000,000 of commercial marine insurance to be entrusted with your safety. Capt. Larry is a USCG Master Captain, a member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators, the Florida Guides Association & the FKFGA.

Step aboard Capt. Larry’s 2019 22’ Pathfinder, powered by a dynamic Yamaha 250 HP outboard engine. The boat is fast, stable, & has been customized particularly as a fishing craft, with raised gunwales for greater security. She’s spacious & is perfect for fun fishing families & avid anglers.

Try spinning, trolling, or jigging, while fly fishing enthusiasts just need to let Capt. Larry know 24-hrs in advance to prepare the rods for them. You’ll be fishing for a range of fantastic prestigious game fish, as well as trying to bag yourself a delicious treat should that interest you. Snook & Tarpon can keep you on your toes, or a range of groupers, snappers, & others will keep you busy throughout your trip.

Your bait will be kept live in a 15-gallon pitch well or 2 cavernous wells on the casting deck, meaning you’ll never run out of bait when it gets crazy good. Trips include fly fishing equipment with customized reels - advise your retrieval, along with conventional gear, tackle, and lures. With bottled water provided, just bring any food & favorite beverages as a cooler & ice is provided. You won’t be disappointed.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    The optimum day on the water in the glorious Florida Keys to catch both tides and find those feeding fish - multiple species, from fantastic game fish like Snook, to the delicious Groupers, to the all-rounded Snappers. Departure times are flexible but you want to make the most of this trip with an early start.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    If time is limited, this is a great solution to hit both daily tides for great action on many species, from Snook to Snappers, to Groupers, to Jack Crevalle, and anything in between. These nearshore waters are abundant, and 6 hours will see you reel in as many as possible.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Experienced anglers with a limited amount of time on their hands, or first-timers wanting to try out these rich waters will be welcome aboard this 4-hour trip. Head out to the reefs and wrecks and hunt a range of exquisite game and table fish. Make your first catch or test your skills against some of the world's toughest.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Evening)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    The hours leading up to sunset are often when many fish are feeding so great action and awesome sunset views. These trips are a great opportunity to learn about the marvelous nearshore waters surrounding the Keys, as well as to get to know fishing. Experienced anglers will delight in battling it out with prestigious fish such as Tarpon and Snook.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Spend a sunny afternoon drifting along the rich nearshore waters off the Keys, hunting for great game and delicious table fish, from Snook and Tarpon, to Snappers and Groupers. You'll get to familiarize yourself with these waters, be you a first-timer or an experienced angler.

About the Captain

Larry Sydnor
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
I am a student of the great angling masters and highly educated on the fisheries in my location. I maintain all required credentials, licenses, permits and $1,000,000 commercial marine insurance to be entrusted with your safety and charter needs. I am an extremely popular inshore fishing guide because my power and expertise on the skiff's poling platform and command of my larger bayboat provides safe and unparalleled fishing adventures, Each trip is customized for adults and delighting youngsters for parental smiles, or serious angling as I am extremely competitive and have won many awards as both angler and guide from tournaments in the Florida Keys. I am USCG Master Captain, a respected member of the National Association of Charter Boat Operators, the Florida Guides Association and the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association. I am a fly fishing specialist and do my best by EVERY angler to ensure a fun, fulfilling experience fishing the beautiful upper Florida Keys.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

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

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha VF 250 LA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
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100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Keith O.
Falls Church, Virginia
 5.00
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3/4 Day w/ Capt. Larry

VERIFIED   February 13, 2020
Capt. Larry was on the fish all day long. I was impressed with his experience with the local waterways and knowledge of the...
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VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
Great half day trip. We were delayed because of rain. When we got out there, Capt Larry put us on fish quickly. We caught snook,...
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VERIFIED   March 3, 2020
Awesome experience. Capt. Larry was super helpful and put us on the fish all morning.  Highly recommend Capt. Larry for...
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Tyson T.
Jonesboro, GA
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Backcountry Trip w/ Captain Larry

VERIFIED   December 27, 2019
Perfect weather makes for a great trip. Larry put us on the fish all day. We can caught several species (snook, reds, trout,...
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VERIFIED   March 20, 2019
If you want a great guide, a comfortoable boat, and a capitan who truly knows what he’s doing, this is the right choice....
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