Captain Ron Howell - HydraSport 21’

Bessie Road
Tavernier FL, United States

Captain Ron Howell’s Guide Services invites you on a fishing trip around the backcountry waters of Islamorada in search for some fine inshore species. Fishing here is great, Captain Ron’s boat is reliable, and the fish are both tasty and feisty.

Captain Ron has been fishing these waters for the past three decades. When you go on a trip with him, you can expect a friendly and relaxing atmosphere that will make your fishing pleasant. Captain Ron gladly takes on both novice anglers and pro fishermen. He can accommodate families with kids and likes teaching the young ones the virtues of fishing — patience, sportsmanship, and conservation. If you’re looking for accommodation, Captain Ron can help you to that end.

When fishing aboard 21’ Hydra flats boat, you will be exploring the waters of the Everglades National Park, looking for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and Shark, or you can also explore the Gulf for some Cobia, Trippletail, Blackdrum, and Permit. Fishing is solid year round, but it’s best to consult with the captain as to what you may expect to catch on your desired date. These species are either hard fighter or purely mouth-watering table fare.

The boat can take up to four anglers, although it might be the most comfortable with three people onboard. You and your group will have the boat to yourselves. The boat has a 150 HP Yamaha engine and is equipped with GPS system. She also stores the required safety gear as well as an ice box.

When you pack for the trip, make sure to bring food and drinks. You will also want to have a camera by your side, as well as sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes. Captain Ron will supply Quantum and Penn reels, along with Star rods and bait, and will take care of the fishing license.

If you’re more up to big game fishing, just scroll down and click on Captain Ron’s name to see the spots left on his center console that explores the Gulf waters.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This full day trip will see you fishing around the Everglades National Park for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Shark, and Tarpon, and you can also fishing in the Gulf for Cobia, Tripletail, Redfish, Blackdrum, Permit, and Sharks. The target species depend on the season. This trip is for more experienced anglers, and works best with three guest onboard. The captain will provide the fishing gear, bait, and the license. You should put on a cap, sunblock, sunglasses, bring a camera, and pack food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    On this 6 hour trip, you will have enough time to explore the Everglades National Park for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Shark, and Tarpon. Or, change the course and head to the Gulf for Permit, Tripletail, Redfish, Blackdrum, Cobia, and Sharks. The season dictates the target species. Captain Ron will provide the gear, bait, and the license. Pack food and drinks, sunblock, a cap, shades, and a camera. Then head out and have a blast!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This morning trip is a great chance to see how fishing in Islamorada works. You can be on your vacation, an eager novice angler or a pro looking for some fun time on the water, and this trip is the answer. You can explore the Gulf water or the Everglades, depending on the season and the weather, and target the likes of Snook, Redfish, Trout, Cobia, Trippletail, Shark, and more. Captain Ron will advise on what works the best. It's a short trip, but rewarding. There will be no choppy seas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This afternoon trip lets you explore inshore waterways of Islamorada. Whether it's the Everglades or the Gulf, you can target species such as Permit, Snook, Redfish, Cobia, Trippletail, Shark or Trout, and more. Captain Ron will provide the gear and the license and will cater to less experienced anglers and pros alike. You should pack a camera, some food and drinks, and sun protection. Bring an extra layer of clothes in case you might need it.
  • Private trip
    Half Night Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This night trip is a good way to escape the heat and go at dusk time to search for the fish feeding around Islamorada's inshore and backcountry waters. It could be anything from Snook to Redfish, and Captain Ron will help you get the catch. He will supply the fishing gear, the license, and will clean your catch. You should bring some snacks and drinks.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hydra Sport (Flats boat) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 Stroke engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

About the Captain

Ron Howell
Tavernier, Florida, United States
Member since February 2015
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Captain Ron has been fishing his whole life. He knows the waters of Florida intimately and has the knowledge to help you get your dream catch. Whether you're a beginner or a pro fisherman, Captain Ron will make sure your trip is worth the while and enjoyable. "I have been fishing since I learned to walk. Born and raised in South Florida now I reside in Islamorada, Florida and charter my own backcountry boat."
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 97%

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4.77
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Richard Packer
Avon Lake, OH
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  October 17, 2018
Captain Ron is extremely knowledgeable with the area, what to fish for in certain seasons and weather conditions, was flexible...
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Dave Rieck
Parrish, Florida
 5.00
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Full day of exciting action with Ron

VERIFIED   February 5, 2018
We landed a lot of great fish, shared a lot of fun stories and had great weather. Right out the gates the 3 of us limited out...
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Jeff Johnson
Antioch, TN
 5.00
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   July 31, 2018
Captain Ron was very accommodating and flexible in his approach to fishing for my daughter and me. We caught a limit of snappers...
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Scott Naughton
United States
 5.00
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Ton of fish with Captain Ron!

VERIFIED   February 17, 2018
It was a pleasure spending the morning fishing with Captain Ron! He wasted no time catching plenty of live bait and he knew...
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Jamie Pate
Saint Augustine, FL
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Half day trip with Capt Ron

VERIFIED   March 26, 2018
Ron was a great Captain. Knew where to put us on fish. Was very patient with me and my family. Has alot of passion to catch...
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