Visit one of Florida’s subtropical paradises, which is also one of the most popular fishing destinations in the world. Here at Color Change Charters, you’ll be in safe hands with Captain Casey Villone. Color Change Charters offers private trips only, so the captain can give you his full attention and provide a tailored experience. His priority is to provide you with nothing but the best, and make fishing with him the highlight of your trip to Key West!

The vessel that will take you to your adventure is one of the top fishing boats around. The Conch 27 is a 27’ center console that accommodates up to 6 guests. Key West guides helped design this boat, so the layout is one that serious anglers have admired since its introduction. She’s powered with twin 225 HP Yamaha four strokes and equipped with a 60 gallon live well, plenty of storage, and 26 rod holders. She always provides a smooth and sturdy ride to make your trip a pleasant experience!

In these abundant waters, you can have an action-packed day even on an inshore trip. You’ll target Snappers, Groupers, Tarpon, or Hogfish. Key West’s famous artificial reefs and shipwrecks hide lots of Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack, Shark, and many more. But for those who really want to challenge themselves and target big game fish, an offshore trip is the way to go. This is where you can target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, or Marlin.

Your fishing equipment, license, lures, and fresh live bait are covered. You can bring your snacks and drinks for the day. Don’t forget your sunglasses! After the trip, the captain will clean, fillet, and vacuum seal your catch.

One of the best things in the service that Color Change Charters offers is that no previous experience is needed! Even if you’ve never held a rod in your hand before, Capt. Casey will help you with the basics and ensure you reel in that trophy!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 13 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,300
    The full day trip is recommended for the more serious group of fishermen. On a full day, there's plenty of time to experience a wide variety of fishing techniques from trolling for pelagic fish, jigging wrecks for big fighting Groupers and Jacks, Snapper fishing on the reef, and bottom fishing for big Groupers! Always a great trip to fill your coolers full with a bunch of quality meat for the freezer!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,100
    The 6-hour trip will give you plenty of time to experience different types of fishing. You'll spend a few hours offshore trolling for Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and Marlin. Then make your way back to the reef to fish for Snapper, Grouper, and a wide variety of other species.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,100
    With the 3/4 day trip you will have plenty of time to experience multiple types of fishing. You'll spend a couple of hours offshore trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish, and Marlin and then make your way back to the reef to fish for Snapper, Grouper, and a wide variety of other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    This 4-hour trip is recommended for families with small children. Targeted species include Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, Barracuda, Jacks, and many more species found on the reef and numerous wrecks surrounding the Florida Keys.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    The half day trip is recommended for families with small children. Targeted species will include Grouper, Snapper, Barracuda, Jacks, Mackerel, and many more species found on the reef and numerous wrecks surrounding the Florida Keys.
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About the Captain

Casey Villone
Key West, Florida, United States
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22 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2019
Twenty years ago I started coming to Key West for the winter months to get out of the harsh winter months in New York. Over the years, I learned the waters for the Florida Keys very well and fished any spare time I had on my father's boat. In 2012 I decided to move to Key West and make what I loved into my career. For the first year, I worked as a mate on a commercial fishing boat. In 2013 I bought the Color Change and started commercial fishing and building a successful business. Every day is spent on the water, whether I am running trips or commercial fishing, which in turn gives me a great idea of where to go and what’s biting to put my customers on the best fishing possible. I’m blessed to be able to wake up and do what I love every day, and I look forward to sharing my love for the water with many happy clients.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Edey & Duff Conch (Center console) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha 4 strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 51 knots.

Length
27 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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 24, 2021
We can not say enough about this team. We were inexperienced and a bit timid but they totally put us at ease. They were instructional...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 5, 2021
First time fishing Key West and we cant say enough good things about it. Captain Casey was one of the most knowledgeable and...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on April 26, 2021
We have been in several offshore charters before but Captain Casey was by far the best we have fished with.  This guy knows...
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on May 30, 2021
This was the trip of a lifetime! Captain Casey knows everything there is to know about fishing in the keys and will not let...
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 1, 2021
Our group had an awesome day with Casey! He put us on the fish! We were reeling in fish as soon as the poles hit the water!...
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FAQs about Color Change Charters

Color Change Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Color Change Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Private, porta-potty)
  • GPS (Garmin 1040xs)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin 1040xs)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Color Change Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Fin-Nor)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and ice)
  • First Mate (For offshore trips; tips are welcome)
  • Fishing License

Color Change Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Color Change Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Snapper Fishing)
  • Heavy Tackle (Wreck Fishing)
  • Bottom Fishing (Grouper and Snapper)
  • Trolling (Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Billfish)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (High speed and flat fall jigging )
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Color Change Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo