Gotta Hook Up Charters - Offshore

Offshore fishing around the Florida Keys, does it get any better than that? If you’re looking for a charter that offers a premier service and a varied choice of trips, then look no further than Gotta Hook Up Charters.

Whether you’re on the prowl for your next personal record, want to fish and snorkel around gorgeous reef ecosystems, or you’re in the mood to go Lobster hunting, Captain Ernest Cobbett has got your back. With a lifelong experience on these waters, he’s got the expertise and enthusiasm to put you on your prey and help you take it home.

Whichever adventure you choose, you will need a fast ride and stable fishing platform to kick it all into gear. You will come aboard a 35’ custom built center console that is outfitted with three 150 HP Suzuki engines, which make her efficient and reliable. She’s fully equipped to take out up to 6 anglers and have them fish at the same time. You’ll find a private toilet on board, as well a bed, and a multimedia system.

Rods, reels, and tackle are all provided for you, and if you’d like to take a snorkeling break and explore pristine reefs, Capt. Ernest has got the snorkeling equipment to make it happen. Fly fishing and spearfishing is also an option, just bear in mind, that you need experience for these escapades.

What you catch will vary on the type of trip you choose, but you can look forward to offshore royalty species that will be challenging to reel in, but worth the effort. Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Hogfish, Goliath Grouper, Bluefin Tuna, and Kingfish are just some of the underwater aristocrats you could find at the end of your line. Glorious Billfish like Blue Marlin and Sailfish could also make an appearance, so get ready for an adrenaline-filled battle.

You can come for a 4-hour trip, head out to a night fishing expedition, or spend your whole day chasing after a mixed bag of catch – Gotta Hook Up Charters will organize a fishing jaunt you’ll remember for a long, long time!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Dry Tortuga Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Located 68 miles from Key West, the Dry Tortuga's and Marquesas Keys consistently treat anglers to awesome sportfishing and equally impressive dive and snorkel locations. The area is surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and is teeming with trophy saltwater game species that rival any fishing destination in the world. Expect Snapper, Grouper, Kingfish, Sharks, Amberjack, and who knows what else could find its way to your line.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy this 8-hour fishing trip in the Florida Keys! You will go bluewater trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish (when in season), Bluefin Tuna, and if your lucky, Blue Marlin! Going to outer wrecks is also an option on these trips. These wrecks attract a variety of gamefish like Snapper, Grouper, Yellowtail, Barracuda, Amberjack, and Goliath Grouper. You most definitely will get "hooked up" to a big one.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Head out to this 6-hour adventure around the Keys and go after the likes of Sharks, Yellowtail, Snapper, Barracuda, and Grouper, just to name a few. All the fishing equipment is provided, as well as drinks and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Lobster Dive Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Mar 31
    up to 6 persons
    When the season comes, it's the time to enjoy 6 hours of Lobster hunting! Cruise the backcountry in the calm blue waters and bag your limit of 6 Lobsters per person, or 24 per charter. The prices of this trip could fluctuate depending on the length of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Fish the legendary Marquesas and the Florida Keys coastline on this summertime favorite 6-hour charter. Come twilight fishing aboard the 35' fish hunter that is fully equipped for your angling needs. You will be targeting Yellowtail, Mangrove Snapper, Grouper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy this 4-hour trip that includes cruising the Keys coastline from Marathon to Key West, while staying on the trail of the best bite. Depending on the season, you can expect to catch a variety of gamefish including Snapper, Grouper, Yellowtail, and more reef and wreck species.
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About the Captain

Ernest Cobbett
Key West, Florida, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2018
I was born and raised in the Florida Keys and have been fishing since I was a kid. My experience on commercial fishing boats gives me the advantage of knowing how to catch fish I’ve fished all over the world. There aren't too many species of fish that I haven’t caught. I've also professionally fished Blue Marlin tournaments throughout the Caribbean for many years. I am sponsored by Hydrasports boat company to fish Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) fishing tournaments.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)

Shark (Porbeagle)
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 3 150HP Suzuki engines.

35 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Key West to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
American Express

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

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