Keenefish Charters

Keenefish Charters invites you to experience the trip of a lifetime out in the Florida Panhandle waters. Captain Robert Keene specializes in nearshore and offshore fishing and is always happy to welcome anglers of all skill levels. He takes great care in catering to your individual needs, so just let him know what you’re looking for!

His boat is a 28’ Southport center console that runs on twin 225 HP Yamaha engines. These will take you to the hottest fishing grounds before you know it. With plenty of room for up to 6 guests, she’s a great fit for family trips and group adventures in general. The boat is outfitted with a GPS and fishfinder unit, outriggers, and a livewell for bait storage. In short, there’s everything you need for a productive day on the water!

Keenfish Charters runs trips in Mexico Beach, Apalachicola, and Port St. Joe, so you can let the captain know what works best for you. Some of your most common targets for the day will include Mahi Mahi, Redfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Wahoo, and more. When Red Snapper season hits, you’ll also be able to go after everyone’s favorite bottom feeder.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are all included in the price of any given trip. The price also covers fishing licenses and catch cleaning services. You should bring whatever drinks and snacks you’d like to have for the day, along with polarized glasses and sunscreen. Come on down and make some memories together with the Keenefish crew!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $1,100
    price breakdown
    $1,100
    This trip is for those anglers looking to experience everything this fishery has to offer. You'll have plenty of time to fish until you drop. Some of your targets will include Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more besides.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    This trip provides you with a valuable extra 2 hours that you can spend fishing the awesome waters of the Florida Panhandle. You'll be targeting species like Cobia, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    If you're looking to get acquainted with the local fishery, this is the trip for you. On this short and sweet adventure, you'll be going after the likes of Redfish, Cobia, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and more.
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About the Captain

Robert Keene
Port St. Joe, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2019
Captain Robert Keene has been fishing all his life and running charters for more than a decade. Born and raised here in the Panhandle, being a captain and running his own boat is a dream come true. He's a very versatile captain who will do his best to make sure everyone on the boat is having a fun time fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Southport (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 225HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
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
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 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (13)
4.96
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
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Experience
July fishing trip
July fishing trip
Great day fishing
+10
Angler Rating
9
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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William W.
Mount Juliet, TN
 5.00
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
Captain Robert knows what he is doing! Caught our red snapper limit within 2 hours of fishing. Spent the rest of the time all...
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Susan C.
Birmingham, AL
 5.00
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6-hour off-shore excursion

VERIFIED   May 26, 2020
We spent 6 hours fishing with Captain Robert and had a delightful time. The boat is beautiful and well-equipped and Captain...
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Christopher D.
Port Saint Joe, FL
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 29, 2020
Captain keen put us right on the fish. We were able to catch our limit on red snapper. My family really enjoyed it
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David B.
San Juan
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 10, 2020
Fantastic trip! Highly recommend Captain Keene for your next fishing trip…he put us right on red snapper, grouper and...
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Pamela C.
SANTA RSA BCH, FL
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2020
Fantastic trip!!!! Great communication! Great fishing! Best guide ever!!!!!
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