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, Captains Russ McKinley or Craig Hassell should be your choice 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.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $950
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,285
    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
    $1,285
    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
    Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,600
    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!
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About the Captain

Russ Mckinley
Key West, Florida, United States
49 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
244 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)

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

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottle water only
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 232 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (266)
November fishing trip
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Fishing with Russ
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Angler Rating
193
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Mike S.
Clearwater, KS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Full day with Captain Russ

VERIFIED   Full Day on August 17, 2022
Wow!!! What a trip and the guys were more then great! They were there doing work way before we got to the boat. Several different...
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Greg Z.
Toledo, OH
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full Day trip with Capt. Craig and Lewis

VERIFIED   Full Day on August 24, 2022
WHAT A TRIP !!!! We caught so many species and a good number of each. Capt. Craig and Lewis had us in the chair and on the...
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Bob B.
Chapin, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Shortened Full Day Trip with Captain Russ

VERIFIED   Full Day on December 17, 2021
We were supposed to have a full day trip, but due to some sea sickness, it was cut short. Captain Russ was very understanding...
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Anthony B.
Clearwater, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day PM Trip with Captain Craig

VERIFIED   Half Day (PM) on August 1, 2022
My family and I had a great afternoon fishing with Captain Craig and First Mate Garrett. We caught several yellow tail keepers...
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Robert R.
Punta Gorda, FL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day June 7

VERIFIED   Half Day (AM) on June 7, 2022
Captain Craig and First Mate Christian (hopefully I got his name correct) were awesome. Very friendly, courteous, and patient...
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FAQs about Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West

Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West offers the following trips to customers:
  • $950 per group - Half Day (AM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - Half Day (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,285 per group - 3/4 Day (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,285 per group - 3/4 Day (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,600 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
  • Radar

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