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 and 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 and, as a verified Captain, he maintains all required credentials, licenses, and 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, and the FKFGA.

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

Try spinning, trolling, or jigging to reel in your prized catch! You’ll be fishing for a range of fantastic game fish, as well as trying to bag yourself a delicious treat should that interest you. Snook and Tarpon can keep you on your toes, or a range of Grouper, Snapper, and others will keep you busy throughout your trip. If you’d like to fly fish, Capt. Larry offers it on his other boat, just click his name in the ‘About the Captain’ section to find his second listing.

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. Trips include fishing gear, tackle, and lures. With bottled water provided, just bring any food and favorite beverages as a cooler and ice is provided. You won’t be disappointed!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $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 7:30 AM
    $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)
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $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.
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About the Captain

Larry Sydnor
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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23 Customer Reviews
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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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on 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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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on 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   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 26, 2019
Capt. Larry was at the Marina early and ready for us with plenty of bait!  He put us on the fish and is very knowledgeable...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 3, 2020
Awesome experience. Capt. Larry was super helpful and put us on the fish all morning.  Highly recommend Capt. Larry for fishing...
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FAQs about Fun Florida Keys Fishing

Fun Florida Keys Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fun Florida Keys Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fun Florida Keys Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Often caught fresh during your trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)
  • Fishing License (Commercial Saltwater Fishing license covers you)

Fun Florida Keys Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Florida Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Bayside and Oceanside)
  • Flats Fishing (Oceanside as well)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Everglades )

Fun Florida Keys Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Fun Florida Keys Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon