Early Riser Charters

If you’re looking to explore the ultimate Floridian beach town, then Madeira Beach fits the bill perfectly – sandy white beaches, beautiful weather, and some seriously impressive fishing grounds! Whether you’re a pro angler or this is your first day on the water, Early Riser Charters can’t wait to help you reel in your dream catch. Get ready to experience Florida fishing at its finest! 

Capt. Kenny loves nothing more than using his wealth of knowledge and experience to introduce guests to this fantastic fishery. He prides himself on offering clients the best possible offshore experience out of John’s Pass. Capt. Kenny especially loves cruising these waters with families – there’s nothing better than watching a budding angler reel in their first catch!

You’ll be heading on your adventure in a 37’ Topaz, specifically built for offshore fishing. Her 13’ beam makes her ideal for 6 anglers, providing maximum comfort and fishability. Equipped with Twin Caterpillar diesel motors, she’ll get you onto the hottest fishing spots quickly and reliably. Onboard, you’ll find top-notch navigational and safety equipment, including life jackets for all ages.

As for the species you’ll be targeting? It depends on how far you want to travel—but basically, the further you go, the bigger and better the fishing gets! For newer anglers and families, you’ll be trolling for a mix of Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and maybe even Amberjack, up to 15 miles offshore.

Looking to target some seriously big fish? Capt. Kenny will take you over 35 miles offshore into some seriously productive waters. You’ll come face-to-gills with huge King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Red Grouper, Amberjack, and maybe even some Blackfin Tuna. Expect plenty of trolling and bottom fishing.

Your captain will provide top-quality rods and reels, as well as live bait to tempt your dream catch. No fishing license is needed, so come aboard Early Riser Charters and get ready for an offshore adventure, Florida-style!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,700
    up to 6 persons
    For you hardcore anglers out there, what could be better than spending a full day reeling in your dream catch? You'll be heading 35+ miles offshore to target some seriously plentiful fishing grounds. Get ready to land some whopping King Mackerel, Amberjack, Red Snapper, and plenty more. The further you go, the bigger and better the fishing gets - and this trip allows you to travel far and target some seriously impressive species! Capt. Kenny will provide top-notch rods and reels, as well as refreshments.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfect for anglers who want to reel in some seriously big fish! You'll be heading 35+ miles offshore to target Red Snapper, Amberjack, huge King Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna in the spring, and plenty of other impressive species. Capt. Kenny will have you bottom-fishing and trolling, so you'll get to practice your techniques! Your trip includes high-quality rods and reels, and your captain will provide you with water and soda, as well as food at a small cost. He'll also bag your catch for you.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    Get ready to spend plenty of time cruising this bountiful fishery! On this trip, you'll be heading up to 35 miles out to target some impressively-sized species. You'll be coming face-to-gills with Red Grouper, Red Snapper, Amberjack, and some seriously big King Mackerel. Visiting in the spring? You'll have the chance of reeling in some Blackfin Tuna, too. You'll be trolling and bottom-fishing for your dream catch. Capt. Kenny will provide top-notch rods and reels, as well as water, soda, and snacks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    Join Capt. Kenny and get ready to head up to 25 miles out from John's Pass. This trip is perfect for hardcore anglers wanting to reel in an impressive catch, or families looking to introduce their little ones to these plentiful waters! You'll be targeting a variety of species, including Red and Mangrove Snapper, King and Spanish Mackerel, Grunts, and maybe even Amberjack. Get ready to troll to your heart's desire! Capt. Kenny will provide top-quality rods and reels, as well as refreshments for you.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is perfect for busy anglers or families who want to spend less time on the water and still have plenty of fun reeling in a variety of species! Join Capt. Kenny and get ready to cruise these plentiful waters for King and Spanish Mackerel, Grunts, and whatever else is biting. You might even reel in some Amberjack! You'll be traveling up to 15 miles out from John's Pass, and will mainly be trolling for your dream catch. Your captain will provide you with top-notch rods and reels, and refreshments.
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About the Captain

Kenny Keen
Madeira Beach, Florida, United States
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13 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2018
Captain Kenny Keen is a lifelong angler who has been fishing commercially for 25 years. He loves nothing more than using his wealth of knowledge and experience to introduce his guests to this fantastic fishery. Fishing is his life, and he loves exposing new people to it and helping them discover their passion. He especially loves taking families out to explore these waters!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Topaz (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by 2 375HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
37 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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

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
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Customer Reviews

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4.87
out of 5 stars from 13 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Patricia E.
Circleville, OH
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 26, 2019
The 3/4 day trip was great with Kenny.  My Dad, husband, brother and I had a great time.  We caught Spanish Mackrel,...
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Jayme L.
Hoboken, NJ
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 24, 2019
Had an amazing outing with the captain and crew of Early Riser. Would highly recommend a trip for any level of angler.
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Michael B.
Spring Hill, FL
 5.00
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4 hour trip with captain Kenny

VERIFIED   August 3, 2019
We had a great fishing trip out of Johns Pass. Captain Kenny had us on the fish in no time. We have enough fish to host a huge...
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Dennis B.
Bull Shoals, AR
 5.00
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8 hour Trip with Captain Kenny

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
Captain Kenny was very accommodating.  We had a great trip and highly recommend him for a deep sea charter.  We...
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VERIFIED   May 12, 2019
Captain Ken saved our weekend. We had booked a charter that cancelled at the last minute. Captain Ken squeezed us in and made...
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