Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West

If you’re looking for some of the best fishing that money can buy out of Key West, Florida, you can’t go wrong with Corsair 2 Sportfishing. With over 3 decades of local fishing experience under his belt, Captain Russ McKinley is your man if you want to get the best out of these deep blue waters.

His boat is a 50’ Hatteras saltwater fishing boat that can take up to 6 anglers fishing at the same time. Powered by twin 550 HP Detroit Diesel‎ engines, this fishing machine is unstoppable on the water.

The vessel comes rigged with state-of-the-art navigational electronics and safety equipment, outriggers, a fighting chair, a live bait tank, and ice-boxes. It’s also very comfortable and features 2 private restrooms, a kitchen, a flybridge, beds, and AC.

This beauty can take you for some amazing deep sea and reef fishing up to 25 miles offshore on full day trips. These trips will also provide higher chances of catching Marlin! If you book a half day trip, you’ll be fishing in a 2–12 mile range. Depending on the package and the bite, your target list will include Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Snapper, Grouper, and many other attractive species.

Corsair 2 Sportfishing will provide the finest fishing gear and lures. You’ll get a chance to catch your own bait on the way to the most productive fisheries. The first mate will gladly clean your catch and help you with everything you need, so 20% gratuity for his efforts is customary. Feel free to bring any snacks and drinks to be stored in the onboard cooler. Also, bring sunscreen and hats.

Corsair 2 Sportfishing will make sure you have everything else and that you have a blast fishing with them.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    On this 8-hour trip, you'll be fishing up to 25 miles offshore. You'll get a chance to reel in Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna, Sharks, Snapper, Grouper, and much more. This trip will give you maximum chances of landing that trophy Marlin!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    This 6-hour trip will make sure you have an incredible time on the water and target some of the most amazing species out there. Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna, Sharks, Snapper, Grouper and many others will be on the menu.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 14 - Oct 1
    $1,200
    This 6-hour trip will make sure you have an incredible time on the water and target some of the most amazing species out there. Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna, Sharks, Snapper, Grouper and many others will be on the menu.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    If you're a morning person, this is the trip for you! You'll be going after Mahi Mahi, Wahoo,Sailfish,Tuna,King Mackerel Snapper, and Grouper, just to name a few. This trip will take you anywhere from 7–12 miles from shore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    4 hours in the afternoon will give you a chance to battle some of the biggest A-listers in the area. You'll be going up to 7–12 miles from the coast in pursuit of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish. Tuna, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, and everything else that takes the bait.
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About the Captain

Russ Mckinley
Key West, Florida, United States
44 Fishing Reports
162 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2019

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (White) White Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark

Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper
Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Haterras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit Desiel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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Christopher G.
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Half Day Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day (AM) on January 11, 2021
We did the private half day tour and instantly wished we did the full day. It was an amazing experience and we caught 8 fish...
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Fun day on the ocean

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day (AM) on October 11, 2021
Captain Craig and First Mate Justin were wonderful! We didn’t catch a whole lot of fish, but definitely not for lack of their...
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Key West, Florida
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Great day

VERIFIED   Full Day on July 14, 2021
Craig did an amazing job putting us on the fish and the first mate (sorry I forgot his name my bad) did not stop moving from...
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Amazing Fishing Trip!!

VERIFIED   Half Day (AM) on May 16, 2021
Captain Craig and First Mate Justin gave us a Fantastic morning of fishing! They were great, Captain Craig found some great...
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Great Family trip.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day (AM) on October 2, 2021
Incredibly nice & knowledgeable captain. Everyone had a great time. While some had more success then others all had a fun trip. ...
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FAQs about Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West

Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West offers the following trips to customers:
  • $800 per group - Half Day (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottle water only)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo