The Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys offer fishing like no other. Come aboard with Captain Rich Hastings and discover the riches of these inshore waters, as you put your angling skills to the test against some of the country’s most loved species.
Originally from New Hampshire, Capt. Rich moved to Colorado and spent years freshwater fishing in the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers. After guiding there, he settled in Florida to take advantage of the fishing opportunities here. He spends every moment possible on the water and knows exactly what makes a productive trip. He promises to share his tips with you to get you landing that dream catch.
Up to 3 guests are welcome aboard the 18’ Xplor flats boat. Built specifically for fishing these waters, she’s a light vessel that will keep you afloat in even the shallowest of spots. Capt. Rich will guide you from Islamorada to the rich fishing grounds of the Everglades, leaving you in awe of the beauty of the national park, before getting your fish on.
You’ll be provided with rods and reels, and even fly fishing gear, as you sight cast for the bite of some tough-fighting beasts. Using a range of live bait or lures, you’ll look to trick your unsuspecting prey onto the end of your line, after creeping up quietly on them.
Get ready to make use of all the skills in your angling locker, before using all your strength to hook aboard some prized fish. Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Snappers all promise to put up a fight to come aboard, so come prepared for a workout to land that all-important catch.
You’ll mainly practice catch and release, but Capt. Rich is happy for you to take home a few of the more tasty creatures as a reward for your efforts. All you need to do is bring some drinks and snacks to fill the onboard cooler, and settle in for a thrilling day.
Come and discover some of the country’s best inshore waters with Captain Rich Hastings!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Xplor (Flats boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.
Types of Fishing
If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.
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Islamorada Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Captain Rich Hastings
- $500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
- $500 per group - Half Day 1-2 Guests (4 hours)
- $800 per group - Full Day 1-2 Guests (8 hours)
- Live Bait Well
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait (Prepared before the trip)
- Catch cleaning & filleting
- Fishing License
- Fly Fishing Equipment
- Inshore Fishing
- Flats Fishing
- Backcountry Fishing
- Light Tackle
- Fly Fishing
- Barracuda (Great)
- Jack Crevalle