Ocean Charters – Layton

If you’re looking for an amazing experience in the Florida Keys, then look no further because Ocean Charters has exactly what you’re looking for! With local and knowledgeable guides at your service, you can trust that you’re in the right hands.

Your boat for the day will be a 28’ center console Contender, powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines. This beauty can accommodate up to 6 guests per trip, perfect for the whole family or for a fun getaway with friends. The boat comes equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, VHF radio, and all necessary safety gear. You’ll have an experienced first mate on board to help with anything you need, including cleaning and filleting your catch for you. Drinks and a cooler are provided as well, so just be sure to bring some snacks or lunch, in case you get hungry.

Luckily, the Florida Keys has no shortage of incredible fish. Once you hit the open waters, you’ll be targeting species such as Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Grouper. For your nearshore and inshore trips, you’ll have the opportunity to reel in some Snapper, Tarpon, and Spanish Mackerel, as well.

The crew provides top-gear Shimano rods and reels, as well as lures and live bait already prepared for you to use. The crew also offers spearfishing, as long as you are 18 or older and have your own gear. You can also incorporate snorkeling into your trip if you have the necessary equipment. Just please let the captain know ahead of time.

Ocean Charters strives to provide each customer with an unforgettable experience. Fishing licenses are already included in the trip, so all you need to do is bring some sunscreen, sunglasses, and appropriate clothes for fishing. Enjoy the Florida Keys like a true local and book your fishing trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    On this trip, you will target some prize-worthy pelagic fish, such as Mahi Mahi and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Sandbar Party (MAX 6)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    $1,100
    Come spend a relaxing day at the sandbar and cast a few lines while listening to your favorite tunes. Drinks and snacks are available, so just bring some sunscreen and sunglasses and get ready to soak up some of that hot Florida sun while enjoying a fun day of light tackle fishing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    On this trip, you will have the chance to target some big reef fish, such as Snapper and Grouper. Choose from your favorite techniques, including bottom fishing, jigging, or drifting and book your fishing trip today with Ocean Charters!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Spearfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    This trip is reserved for experienced swimmers only. Here, you will be targeting reef fish, such as King Mackerel, Wahoo, and Snapper. Please note that this trip does not include gear, so you must bring your own.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 15
    $1,000
    Come challenge the big, bad Silver King. The Tarpon is typically found inshore so you won't have to go too far to come face-to-gill with this majestic beast. Grab your friends and family, and join Ocean Charters on a fun-filled day of some great inshore fishing!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Eco Tour (MAX 6)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $900
    This trip is designed for the whole family. Explore the Florida Keys and visit some of the islands while fishing and learning about the history of the region. This family excursion is a perfect chance to relax and do some light tackle fishing while having lunch on the water. To top it all off, you will end the trip at the sandbar to soak up some of that amazing Florida sun!
  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM) – Eco Tour (MAX 6)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is designed for the whole family. Join Ocean Charters on a half-day trip and explore the Florida Keys islands while fishing and learning about the history of the region. This is the perfect opportunity to relax, go fishing, and have some lunch on the water. To wrap it all up, you will end the trip at the sandbar to soak up some of that amazing Florida sun!
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM) – Eco Tour (MAX 6)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    This trip is catered to accommodate the entire family. Ocean Charters will take you on a fun-filled afternoon, exploring the Florida Keys while fishing and learning about the history of the islands. This is the perfect opportunity to relax, go fishing, and have some lunch on the water. At the end of the trip, the crew will take you to the sandbar to watch the beautiful sunset!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    Get ready to target some big reef fish, such as Snapper and Grouper. On this trip, you will mainly be jigging, drifting or bottom fishing over some of the Keys' most beautiful underwater structures.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    Target some delicious reef fish, such as Grouper and Snapper, and see why these fish are so sought-after. On this trip you will be bottom fishing, jigging, or drifting over some beautiful underwater coral or rock structures.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 31
    $600
    This afternoon trip is designed to target Tarpon during their migratory season. The Silver King is found inshore so you won't have to go too far to get a bite. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a productive afternoon of inshore fishing in the beautiful Florida Keys!
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About the Charter Operator

Ocean Charters
Layton, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
33 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since January 2019
Ocean Charters began operating in 2018, but its crew has been fishing in the Keys for more than 20 years since they were kids. The captain has been guiding tours for about 10 years and loves showing people why fishing is his #1 passion. His biggest catch of all time is a 250 lb Swordfish and he’s been trying to break that record ever since. Besides Florida, the crew has vast experience fishing throughout Central America – Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, and the Bahamas, so you Betta believe they’ve seen it all. Come out for a fun day of fishing and book your trip with Ocean Charters today!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
Checks
Bank Transfer
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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Half day with Captain Adam.
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Riverview, Florida
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Great trip with Adam

VERIFIED   Half Day (PM) – Eco Tour (MAX 6) on December 29, 2020
We enjoyed a great afternoon fishing! We got a lot of snappers and a few mackerels! And we saw a great sunset. Adam made sure...
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Half day trip with Capt Abdiel

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing on June 10, 2021
Capt Abdiel provided such an amazing fishing experience for my son and I. As novice fishermen,  he was extremely knowledgeable...
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Half Day PM Eco Tour

VERIFIED   Half Day (PM) – Eco Tour (MAX 6) on June 25, 2021
Capt. Adam was great.  Although weather was not great he was able to put us on some fish.  To round it off, we spent a nice...
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Half day trip with Captain Adam

VERIFIED   Half Day (PM) – Eco Tour (MAX 6) on April 7, 2021
Adam was both professional and friendly.  We took an eco tour that included fishing, cruising, and some time near a sandbar. ...
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Half Day Afternoon Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Reef Fishing on April 8, 2021
Captain Abdiel did a great job getting us out and on fish quickly.  I had an 11 year old and an 18 year old with me and we...
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FAQs about Ocean Charters – Layton

Ocean Charters – Layton offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day (AM) – Eco Tour (MAX 6) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day (PM) – Eco Tour (MAX 6) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) – Reef Fishing (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) – Reef Fishing (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Eco Tour (MAX 6) (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day – Sandbar Party (MAX 6) (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Reef Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Spearfishing (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ocean Charters – Layton, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Live bait is bought.)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Ocean Charters – Layton include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Bought)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate (Tips are always appreciated!)
  • Fishing License

Ocean Charters – Layton offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Ocean Charters – Layton offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ocean Charters – Layton include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo