Fishing Kings

Crystal clear waters, tropical reefs, and huge fish: the Florida Keys have all the ingredients for a thrilling and memorable fishing trip. Let Fishing Kings show you these productive waters as you head offshore for some exciting sportfishing.

Captains Steve and Karl have been passionate fishermen their whole lives. Having fished from coast to coast, they settled on Marathon to set up their business and they look forward to sharing their passion with you.

Their 28’ Shamrock pilothouse is the perfect fishing vessel. Strong and sturdy, she’ll keep you afloat against the biggest waves offshore, and she contains plenty of space for up to 6 guests. Four of you can fish at the same time, while the other 2 will relax and enjoy the covered or uncovered seating.

She’s fitted with a toilet for your convenience, and she’s also fully fitted for a productive day on the water. The livewell will keep your bait fresh, and you’ll make use of the outriggers to troll. Using the latest Penn and Shimano rods and reels, you’re ready to fill the boat with some delicious fish.

Hit the nearshore reefs and wrecks for the chance to catch some dazzling fish. Bottom fish as you go after Yellowtail, Mangrove, and Mutton Snappers, along with Groupers, King Mackerel, Cero Mackerel, and many more.

At the end of your trip, your captain or first mate will clean and fillet your catch, so you’re ready to cook it up right away. Bring some drinks and snacks aboard and make the most of your time with Fishing Kings.

Captains Steve and Karl will do anything to make your trip as personal as possible, so get in touch if you’d like to go lobstering or want to explore the natural beauty of the Keys. Come and experience these pristine waters!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $980
    price breakdown
    $980
    Make the most of your time in the Keys and spend 8 hours on the water. This amount of time will allow you to customize your trip, tailoring it exactly to your needs and desires. Head offshore in pursuit of Mahi Mahi and Tuna, hit the wrecks for Permit and Groupers, or hit the reefs for Permit and a range of Snappers. Mix up your fishing technique as you troll for the pelagics and bottom fish the shallower spots. Everything you could want from a fishing trip awaits you, so come aboard and fill the fridge.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $740
    price breakdown
    $740
    Six hours on the water will give you plenty of time to vary your fishing techniques. Hit the reefs and bottom fish for Yellowtail Snapper, before hitting the nearshore wrecks for Mutton Snapper, Permit, Groupers, and Jacks. Depending on the time of year, you may head a bit further out and troll to catch the bite of Mahi Mahi or Tuna. Get in touch with your captain and let him know what you want to do. Whenever you come, rest assured that you'll head home with a tasty treat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $494
    price breakdown
    $494
    Explore one of the best reef systems in the world on this morning trip. Head out of Marathon to discover the wealth of fish that call these waters their home. Bottom fish or troll to entice the bite of Yellowtail, Mangrove, and Mutton Snappers, along with Cero and King Mackerel, and many more. These crystal clear waters offer some of the best fishing you could wish for, so get out early and make the most of it.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $494
    price breakdown
    $494
    If you want a lie-in, but don't want to miss a second of fishing, this trip has you covered. Spend the afternoon out on the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys as you bottom fish the reefs for a range of dazzling and delicious fish. Target a range of Snappers, Mackerel, Cobia, and many more on this thrilling trip as you try to fill the boat with something tasty to take home.
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About the Captain

Steve King
Marathon, Florida, United States
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53 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2019
Captain Steve and Captain Karl have been fishing their whole lives, and always enjoy a day on the water. Having fished both coasts and every pond, river, and stream they've come across they both ended up in the Keys. They've found home and peace with the non-stop, diverse range of fishing available here, and they can't wait to show you these productive fishing grounds.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Lobster Lobster
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Shamrock (Pilothouse) originally built in 1986. Powered by a 350HP Inboard engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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4.81
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Kelci J.
Nocatee, FL
 5.00
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Great family fishing trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 25, 2020
My husband and I took our 4 kids fishing with Captain Steve and his son first mate Isaac. We booked a 1/2 day four hour tour...
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John C.
LOS RNCHS ABQ, NM
 5.00
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Half day snapper trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 13, 2020
We did a 1/2 day trip with Captain Steve and first mate Isaac.  It was me, my wife and two kids, 12 (girl) and 14 (boy). ...
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Muriam M.
MIDDLE CITY WEST, PA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip with Captain Steve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 16, 2019
For our first fishing trip in the Keys we were nervous about what we would reel in - but Captain Steve and his son Issac were...
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Adam M.
San Juan
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Half Day Trip with Captain Steve and 1st Mate Issac

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 19, 2020
Had a great trip with Captain Steve and Issac.  2 kids and two adults.  Captain Steve sensed that one kid was a bit...
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Jeremy K.
Miami, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 21, 2020
Half day trip with Steve King and his son Isaac was great. We didn’t catch a ton of fish due to the moon the night before...
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