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
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,650
    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 Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,350
    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
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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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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) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Dan R.
Land O' Lakes, FL
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Half Day Trip and the fish were biting

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on September 11, 2021
Captain Kenny was great. For a bunch of inexperienced folks, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. From the moment...
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VERIFIED   10 Hour Trip on August 1, 2021
We were lucky enough to sneak out the day before the 2021 red snapper season ended and man are we glad we did!! We had a great...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 24, 2021
Get on the list today! The Early Riser was Awesome! Spacious, AC, and banyo for the girls! Captain Kenny knew exactly where...
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on May 1, 2021
Excellent boating and fishing experience.  Ken meet us like we where family and was always available to assist in our every...
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Seminole, Florida
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Most fun I’ve had in FL!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on September 8, 2021
We booked this unsure of the weather. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. Kenny worked his butt off to make our experience...
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FAQs about Early Riser Charters

Early Riser Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,350 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,650 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Early Riser Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen

Trips booked with Early Riser Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Captain Evan Denis is co-captain/mate)
  • Fishing License

Early Riser Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Early Riser Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Early Riser Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Blackfin)