Want to explore the bountiful fishing grounds of Islamorada, FL, without missing out on any of the saltwater superstars that call these waters home?Captain Zach Jones offers year-round angling adventures cruising the world-famous Floridian flats, wrecks and reefs, and offshore waters up to 25 miles out. Whether you want to battle huge fish, or hook tasty reef-dwellers, he can’t wait to welcome you on board Zoned In Charters.

Capt. Zach grew up hooking Redfish on the coast and Trout in Asheville. A decade ago, the Florida flats stole his heart – he loves the diverse fishery of the Florida Keys, and the abundance of species that live here. Capt. Zach welcomes anglers of all ages and abilities to join him for an action-packed adventure – from seasoned fishermen looking to land trophy-sized fish, to families who want fun, rod-bending action.

You’ll be traveling on board a 24’ Pathfinder vessel. She’s built to accommodate 5 guests and can comfortably navigate a variety of waters, including the flats, reefs, and wrecks around the beautiful Florida Keys. She’s decked out with top-notch navigational and safety gear, including life jackets in a variety of sizes. There’s also a wireless trolling motor, so you won’t spook your catch when cruising the flats!

When it comes to the species on offer, it really depends on when you visit and where you want to travel – but rest assured, you’ll have a huge host of world-famous fish to choose from! If you head to the flats, get ready to battle Tarpon and Snook. Around the reefs and wrecks, you’ll come face-to-gills with Grouper and Snapper. Travel further offshore, and you’ll be in for the fight of your life against huge Sailfish and others.

If you want to combine serious angling action with some relaxation, just let Capt. Zach know – he’ll provide snorkeling gear. You’ll also be provided with Shimano rods and reels, and a valid fishing license. Join Zoned In Charters for a first-class Floridian fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    This 8-hour trip is perfect for anglers who want to reel in a mix of world-famous Floridian fish! Whether you're cruising the reefs, traveling further offshore to chase the tides and follow the bite, or exploring the fantastic flats of the Florida Keys and Everglades, you won't be coming home empty handed. Depending on where you fish, you'll hook Tarpon, Snook, Red Snapper, Gag Grouper, Sailfish, and plenty more. Rods, reels, tackle, and bait are included, as well as a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    Evening trip for Tarpon and Shark.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Join Capt. Zach for this 4-hour trip that'll see you heading to the reefs and nearshore waters for the catch of your dreams. Depending on when you travel and what the weather's like, you'll have the chance to hook Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper and other tropical reef-dwellers. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality Shimano rods and reels, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license. Want to try your hand at fly fishing? Just let your captain know!

About the Captain

Zach Jones
Islamorada, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
101 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since November 2016
Born and raised in North Carolina, Capt. Zach grew up hooking Bass, chasing Reds, and fishing for Trout in the Asheville Mountains. About a decade ago the Florida flats stole his heart, and he hasn't looked back since. The abundance of species and the explosive fishing action of the Florida Keys captures his attention every day, and he welcomes all types of anglers to come and enjoy these waters with him. Capt. Zach says, "For me, it's a joy to watch people catch the fish of a lifetime, whether spinning or on the fly."

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack (African Pompano) African Pompano Jack
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   February 26, 2021
The charter operator canceled 1 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 7, 2019
Fishing on the Everglades is an amazing experience!!
Ludovic B. recommends Zoned In Charters
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Randy H.
St. Petersburg, FL
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Great day with Capt. Zack

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 20, 2019
Capt. Zack turned a slow day into a good fishing day!  Well done!!!
Randy H. recommends Zoned In Charters
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Orlando, FL
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2/4 day trip with Captain Zach

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Sandbar on July 24, 2019
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FAQs about Zoned In Charters

Zoned In Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Zoned In Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Zoned In Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Only water Provided)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Zoned In Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Weather Permitting )
  • Reef Fishing (Weather Permitting )
  • Wreck Fishing (Weather Permitting )
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Zoned In Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Zoned In Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo