Coastal Outfitters

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Let Coastal Outfitters show you Tavernier’s incredible, diverse fishing. From inshore backwaters, through the shallow reefs, out to the deep wrecks – the Keys has it all. Captain Michael Raspanti is a second-generation Floridian fisherman. Having fished all over the region, he settled on the Keys and has been running charters since the age of 20. A people person, he’ll make sure that each trip is personalized to your heart’s desires.

For such an array of fishing grounds, you’re in need of a versatile boat. The 26’ Sportscraft center console is just that. Powered by twin 2019-model 150 HP Yamaha engines, she’ll get you to the sweet spots in no time, be they inshore or out on the reefs. She features a freshwater wash closet and plenty of space for up to 6 guests to relax and to fish at the same time, so you know you’re in for a smooth ride aboard.

When it comes to the fishing, you’ll use the latest Shimano rods and reels, and a range of artificial lures and bait. Inshore trips will take you to the shallow waters in search of some serious game fish. Tarpon and Snook are high on any angler’s list, while you’ll also get the chance to go after Trout, Permit, Redfish, and more.

Hit the reefs, and you’ll have the chance to discover a whole new world underneath you. There’s enough equipment for all aboard, as you marvel at the dazzling colors of Snappers, the size of the Groupers, and the speed of Barracudas, among more. Try bottom fishing with light tackle for the most fun, trying to hook a delicious meal aboard to take home.

You even have the opportunity of fishing at night for some of the ocean’s most feared creatures – Sharks! These waters really do have it all, so come and explore with Coastal Outfitters. Water and ice is provided, and your fishing license is taken care of. All that’s left for you to do is bring some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and the desire to get your fish on. Unbeatable fishing awaits.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    Full day fishing trips are 8 hours of patch reef or reef and wreck fishing. You'll hit these productive underwater cities in search of a range of exciting, beautiful, and delicious fish. Expect to target Amberjack, Great Barracuda, Groupers, Mutton and Yellowtail Snapper, Sailfish, Kingfish, Pompano, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Blackfin Tuna, Dorado (Mahi), Porgy, and even Sharks. This thrilling opportunity knows no limit.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Backcountry
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    Hit the shallow waters inshore along the Keys for some unbeatable fishing. Spend 8 hour perusing these intricate waterways in search of tough-fighting fish. You'll have a thrilling day aboard going after Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Flounder, and more. Using light tackle with live bait or artificial baits, expect an action-packed day targeting some highly-prized fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Patch Reef
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Hit the nearshore shallow reefs on this 6-hour trip. You'll be using light tackle with live bait to attract the bite of some exciting and beautiful fish. Go after Porgy, Blue Runner, Sharks, Groupers, Snappers, Barracuda, and Mackerel, during this thrilling trip. You'll even get the chance explore these productive waters first-hand by snorkeling.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef and Wreck
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Get out on the nearshore reefs and the productive wrecks that some stunning fish have made their home. Spend 6 hours hitting these deeper reefs as you battle it out with some tough-fighting, and sought-after fish. You'll be glad of the free water and ice on board after using all your strength against Amberjack, Barracuda, Groupers, Snappers, Kingfish, Pompano, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Tripletail, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Patch Reef
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Stay close to the shore and hit some of the numerous reefs that make up the Florida Keys. You don't have to go far to find some exciting fish, so get your fill in. Target anything from Porgy and Blue Runner to Sharks and Barracudas, from Snappers and Groupers to Mackerel. Use live bait for the best results, while your light tackle will ensure that it's a thrilling experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef and Wreck
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Get out to some of the deeper reefs and some sunken barges on this 4-hour trip. Home to some incredible fish, who just love to feed on the algae, you'll get your fill of bottom fishing. From Amberjacks to Tuna, Mahi Mahi to Snappers, Groupers, Kingfish, and more. Expect to reel in a load of beautiful and delicious fish during this productive experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Backcountry
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    The famous inshore waterways of the Florida Keys are home to incredible fishing opportunities. Tough-fighting fish, delicious table fare, and simply stunning creatures await in abundance. Go after Snook, Red Drum, Trout, Tarpon, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, and Flounder during this exciting experience. You'll battle it out with some prized game fish, while also trying to catch something to cook later on.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip – Sharks
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    This exceptional opportunity presents itself without any introduction. Some of the sea's most ferocious creatures inhabit the Keys' inshore waters, and they don't rest. Get out at night and engage in some thrilling fishing as you use heavy tackle and a steel leader to stop the beasts from breaking your line. With Blacktip, Nurse, Lemon, Sandbar, Bonnethead, Hammerhead, Tiger, and even Mako Sharks on the hunt, you're in for a thrilling time battling it out with these monsters.
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About the Captain

Michael Raspanti
Tavernier, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2019
A Tampa Bay native, Captain Michael grew up in a fishing family. A 2nd-generation fisherman, he's fished all over Florida and decided to make the Keys his home. He knows the waters like the back of his hand, having run charters here since the early 2010s. He's happy to provide whatever the clients ask for, and particularly likes to share his knowledge and skills with children and first-time anglers and to see them catching their first fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red)

Permit
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sportcraft (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Experience
Half day trip with captain mike
Backcountry trip with Captain Mike
Mmmmm...tuna!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Thomas A.
Boca Raton, FL
 5.00
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Fun day with Capt Mike

VERIFIED   April 10, 2019
What a fun day we had with the patient, professional, and affable Capt Mike! We especially appreciated his attention...
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Jack Y.
Scotch Plains, NJ
 5.00
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1/2 day trip to back water

VERIFIED   March 29, 2019
Great trip with Capt Mike.  He knew exactly where and when to get us on the fish.  We had action from the first to...
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Lisa C.
Fruitland Park, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  July 14, 2019
Great day! Mike was great with kids!
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Steven L.
Valrico, FL
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Backcountry trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   April 22, 2019
We had a good half-day trip to the back-country flats.  Caught lots of spotted sea trout..  Good knowledgeable captain. ...
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Will R.
Naples, FL
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Half day trip with captain mike

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
Backwater trout fishing was fun. Got into a lot of fish. Didn’t try for anything else only drawback.
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