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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $1,200
    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
    $950
    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
    $700
    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
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
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

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Angler Rating
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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James G.
Jacksonville, Florida
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 28, 2021
The captain is awesome! He kept us on the fish all day long! I bet we caught over 200 fish! He also cleaned all of the keepers...
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Stevenson, AL
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Great Experience

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on June 9, 2021
Captain Robert was excellent! Took us right to where the fish were and kept us on them all day. Highly recommend.
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William W.
Mount Juliet, TN
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on 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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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on May 25, 2021
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Dylan F.
Cataula, GA
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VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 22, 2021
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FAQs about Keenefish Charters

Keenefish Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Keenefish Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Keenefish Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (Depending on the trip)
  • Fishing License

Keenefish Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Keenefish Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Keenefish Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Wahoo