Your journey to the beautiful waters off the coast of Islamorada awaits aboard a luxurious, custom-built Carolina sportfisher, called the LegaSea. With Captain Joey Spaulding at the helm of the vessel, you’ll see why these beautiful islands, surrounded by pristine turquoise waters, have such a strong reputation!

You’ll feel like a celebrity as you cruise the Keys in style with a boat that comes with everything an avid angler could want, plus more. This 50’ boat, built for your avid offshore fin-atic, is outfitted with downriggers, outriggers, a flybridge, a 140-gallon well for live bait, and top-quality navigational systems and electronics to ensure you have the best fishing experience while on board.

The LegaSea provides maximum comfort with a private head, shower, and air-conditioned salon with ample seating, accommodating up to 6 guests per trip. You’ll also have an extra cooler on board, so feel free to bring some of your favorite refreshment to relax as you unwind in the lounge area. She’s perfect for a business outing or team-building with colleagues, or just a fun day out on the water with friends or family!

The beautiful azure waters of Islamorada are famous worldwide for having some of the best sportfishing action. As someone who grew up fishing the Keys, Capt. Joey is just the guide you’d want to lead you to the magic. Target your favorite offshore pelagics, such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna or set up your lines and go bottom fishing over reefs for delicious Grouper and Snapper. Your options are endless, and Capt. Joey also offers kite fishing in the winter months, so be sure to ask him about this if you’re interested!

Next time you’re in Islamorada, join Capt. Joey and experience the LegaSea for yourself! You’ll be taken care of, from top-notch Daiwa PG gear to your fishing license, it’s all provided. Just pack some snacks, drinks, and whatever else you need (just no flip-flops), and get ready for the time of your life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Swordfishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,100
    This is a daytime trip where we run 24 miles offshore and drop 1500 feet using an electric reel for swordfish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,600
    Enjoy a full day of fishing and let Capt. Joey lead you to the hottest bites around Islamorada. Get ready to put your arms and legs to work as you battle some incredible species, including Swordfish, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, and many more! Fishing tackle and license are included, so just be sure to bring some snacks and drinks, along with sunscreen, a hat, and a pair of sunglasses, and prepare for a fun day out on some of the bluest waters you've ever seen!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    Six hours of fishing is the perfect amount of time to be able to catch a big trophy fish! Target a range of species including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, and more! Your fishing gear and license are included in the price, so just pack some basic essentials, and protection against the strong sun, and get ready to create lasting memories aboard the captain's LegaSea!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    Enjoy 4 hours of fishing along the beautiful coast of Islamorada. On this morning trip, you'll target a range of different species, including Yellowtail Snapper, Cobia, King Mackerel, and many more! Your fishing gear and license are included, so all you have to do is show up ready to fish. Book this trip today and prepare for an amazing time in the Keys!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $1,000
    This 4-hour trip will see you targeting your favorite species, from Kingfish to Yellowtail Snapper. These productive waters contain a plethora of different species that can suit almost any fishing style. Choose your favorite technique and get ready for a fun-filled day out on the beautiful turquoise waters of Islamorada, Florida!
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About the Captain

Joseph Spaulding
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Joseph Spaulding is a 4th generation angler with over 15 years experience fishing on the productive waters of Islamorada. He and his two brothers grew up with rods in their hands, fishing alongside their father on his charter boat. Capt. Joey learned the ins and outs of the charter business from his dad and eventually followed in his footsteps to become his own captain and run his own charter. That age-old saying about saltwater running through the veins definitely applies to him. “I still get the same feeling when I’m out on the water as I did when I was a child.” Capt. Joey’s passion for the deep blue is evident from the moment you step onto the LegaSea, and he invites you to join him and experience the thrill of a lifetime! So don’t hold back and book your trip today!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Newly Renovated Custom Carolina (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1966, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
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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Big Mahi Mahi catch
Big Mahi Mahi catch
3\/4 day mahi and tuna.
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Joel S.
Tulsa, OK
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3 hour evening shark fishing

VERIFIED   Evening Shark & Tarpon Trip on April 7, 2021
Weather conditions were great for just being out on the water. We had always done reef fishing and this was similar in the...
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Mike M.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3/4 day with Captain Joey and First Mate Eddie in May

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 6, 2021
Great time, early start with large yellowtail snapper, grouper and barracuda that tried to eat the catch before getting them...
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Wade W.
Bull Valley, IL
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Half day trip with captain Joey

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 31, 2021
It was amazing my boys had an amazing time my youngest caught one of his bucket list fish a sail fish and my oldest hooked...
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Apopka, FL
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Fun day with the boys

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 17, 2021
Many different options for catching different fish, Captain Joe and Hunter were awesome! Had a great time, maxed out...
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Laura H.
Cape Coral, FL
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Full day with Capt. Joey

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 27, 2021
We had a great time and caught Mahi, yellow tail, Mutton, and even a couple of nice grouper unfortunately we had to return...
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FAQs about LegaSea Charters

LegaSea Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - Swordfishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with LegaSea Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private head)
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Gratuity is not included in the price )

Trips booked with LegaSea Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa PG and more!)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (18-20% customary gratuity)
  • Fishing License

LegaSea Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Shark and Tarpon trips only)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Shark and Tarpon trips only)
  • Offshore Fishing (5-6 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

LegaSea Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with LegaSea Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo