Southern Water Charters

Get ready for a deep sea fishing adventure like no other! Southern Water Charters is located in Cudjoe Key, Florida. They strive to be the top choice out of all charter boats in the area specializing in offshore sports fishing. They will get you to where you need to be faster than most of the other boats, while still providing you with a fun and safe ride.

Southern Water Charters is owned and operated by an experienced fisherman, who grew up fishing in the area and knows the waters like the back of his hand. Whether you are an amateur or a seasoned pro, with Captain Foster Hemphill at the helm, you’re sure to have a trip of a lifetime.

You’ll be fishing from a 32’ Contender tournament series center console, which is fully outfitted with safety gear and navigational electronics, including a Furuno GPS, a fishfinder, a VHF radio, and a radar. It also features twin 250 HP Yamaha Offshore engines, outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, and everything else needed for a top day on the water.

The vessel is equipped to take you both inshore and offshore. The Florida Keys have long been known for their world-class fishery, and the crew can’t wait to introduce you to some of the finest offshore angling you’ll ever experience.

Come check out the bite fishing colorful reefs and wrecks. Just a few miles out, you can find Red Snapper (when in season), Triggerfish, various types of Grouper, Beeliner, Cobia, and King Mackerel. Spend a night onboard and test your angling skills when searching for Marlin, Tuna, Sail Fish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and even Swordfish.

All trips come with professional gear, tackle, bait, ice, and fishing licenses. You’ll be using top-of-the-line Shimano reels and Esky custom rods. You will only need to bring your own food, drinks, and appropriate clothes. Please add an 18-20% cash tip for the deckhand.

come enjoy a day of fishing in the sun on the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys with Southern Water Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Swordfishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    Ready for the rush of adrenaline? This 10-12 hours adventure will give you just that. Target Swordfish in the local reefs and wrecks, and earn your bragging rights. First, you'll catch your bait on the way there, and then get ready for the real deal.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This trip will usually take you after Vermillion Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Red Snapper, Trigger Fish, and various reef species. Switch between trolling and bottom fishing, depending on what you want to catch. Your fishing equipment is fully covered.
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About the Captain

Foster Hemphill
Cudjoe Key, Florida, United States
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 24 hours
Member since January 2019
I've grown up on the water and have been fishing the Gulf of Mexico for over 20 years. We always had boats and were frequently on the water. Operating a boat and fishing are like second nature to me. I've been fishing ever since I could hold a rod, my whole life. I've been a charter captain for 4 years now. The thing I really enjoy is putting people on fish and having them catch species they’ve never had a chance to catch before. I'm also great at teaching beginners how to fish.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Lobster Lobster

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Swordfish Swordfish

Tarpon Tarpon
Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender 32T (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha V6 4,2L Offshore engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
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, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Fishing Trips with Foster from 2016-2020

June 14, 2020
I have been going on fishing trips with Foster for almost 5 years now! He is a young, yet very experienced charter captain....
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FAQs about Southern Water Charters

Southern Water Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Swordfishing Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Southern Water Charters , you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Southern Water Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Only Bottled Water Provided )
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Southern Water Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Southern Water Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Southern Water Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Lobster
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Swordfish
  • Tarpon
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo