Ron Howell's Guide Service

Come aboard a trip with Ron Howell’s Guide Service and enjoy a fun and exciting trip on the waters of Tavernier, Florida. This charter great for novice anglers and experienced fishermen alike.

Shorter trips will allow you to go for a more relaxing experience, getting familiar with local fishing while longer ones will test your skills to the fullest. Captain Ron particularly enjoys taking kids out and teaching them what fishing is all about – patience, sportsmanship, and conservation.

You’ll be fishing from a 27’ Sailfish Center Console, the newest addition to captain Ron’s Fleet. The vessel can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers fishing together. It features two live wells, a built-in fish box, and a small head.

The boat’s versatile design makes it a great choice for both reef and offshore fishing. It will provide you with a stable fishing platform at putting you in a great position for a productive day on the water.

Depending on the season you’re fishing in, the techniques that will give the best results will vary. In the summertime, the best outcomes are usually achieved by deep dropping or trolling while live bait fishing becomes much more popular in the winter.

Regardless of the season and technique, all the equipment you’ll need for your fishing trip will be provided by the captain. Also included in the price of all trips are your fishing license and live bait.

The only things you should pack for the trip are food and drinks, sun protection, sunglasses, and comfortable clothing. After this, you’ll be fully ready



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    These 8-hour trips are ideal for those who want to run offshore and fish for Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and other pelagics. These trips are great for those who want to catch big fish and have good eating fish for dinner.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Swordfish
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    The Swordfish trips are definitely for those who want to catch monster fish! These trips have you out in 1,500 to 1,800 ft of water. Being that deep you can catch Swordfish and other creatures from the depths. In the mean time, while you are waiting for that monster to bite, you'll have the opportunity to catch Mahi Mahi as they swim past you.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    The six-hour trip will give you the time to go out to the fishing grounds which are a bit further away from shore. This makes it great for groups that want to try their hand at fishing for pelagics like Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and others.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Snapper (Night)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is the best choice if you want to catch a tasty dinner. You'll be fishing the reefs for Snapper and can expect to see plenty of action.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    The four-hour trip is great for reef fishing, targeting species like Snapper, Grouper, and others. It offers plenty of action and is the perfect choice for families with younger children.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is a great opportunity for novice anglers who want to get familiar with local fishing. Take a trip to some rich fishing spots at the local reefs and target tasty Snapper and Grouper.
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About the Captain

Ron Howell
Tavernier, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
12 Fishing Reports
43 Customer Reviews
Member since February 2015
Captain Ron has been fishing his whole life. He knows the waters of Florida intimately and has the knowledge to help you get your dream catch. Whether you're a beginner or a pro fisherman, Captain Ron will make sure your trip is worth the while and enjoyable. "I have been fishing since I learned to walk. Born and raised in South Florida now I reside in Islamorada, Florida and charter my own backcountry boat."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Hogfish Hogfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Sailfish (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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Cash

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