Ocean Charters

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
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    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 available 1 Apr - 31 Aug
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    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 10:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    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 Trip (AM) – Reef Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    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 available 1 Apr - 31 Aug
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    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!
  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM) – Eco Tour (MAX 6)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    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
    $400
    up to 4 persons
    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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon

Tuna (Blackfin)
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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Ocean Charters
Layton, Florida, United States
Member since January 2019
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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!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
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Einar A.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 14, 2019
Great trip Captain was very good had a lot of fun!
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Britton C.
Tampa, Florida
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Half day Reef

VERIFIED   March 25, 2019
Capt Eric kept us moving until we found the fish, we caught more snapper than we could eat, along with several Grouper! ...
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