Key West Charters

Key West is famous around the world for having access to some incredible fishing grounds. What better way to explore them than alongside an experienced, local captain?

On board Key West Charters, you’ll be guided on your adventure by Captain Michael Rio. He’s been casting his line in these waters since he was a kid, and is a true fishing fanatic!

Capt. Michael uses these years of experience to provide a first-class Floridian fishing adventure aboard his charter. His trips are seriously diverse and cater to anglers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you want to spearfish around the reef for Hogfish, cruise the shallows for Snapper species, or target tasty Lobster, he’s got you covered.

You’ll be casting off on his 21’ Mako center console, which is built to cruise a variety of fishing grounds. She can accommodate up to 6 guests, making her the perfect choice for a family vacation, or competing with your best angling buddies.

On board, you’ll find top-quality navigational and safety gear, including life jackets for all ages. You’ll be guaranteed a comfortable and secure journey out to the hotspots.

Depending on your skill level and personal preferences, you’ll have the choice to fish a variety of locations and hook a whole host of Floridian-famous species. Capt. Michael is a spearfishing fanatic, and will happily introduce newbies and children to this way of fishing. Your main targets will be Mutton Snapper and Hogfish.

If you’re a more traditional angler, hit the reefs or backcountry for Snapper and Grouper species. Want to take home something tasty for dinner? Opt for a lobstering trip, where you’ll get to try your hand at hauling in delicious Spiny Lobster.

You’ll be provided with all the equipment you need for an exciting day out, whether that’s top-quality fishing rods, or your very own speargun. Your captain will also provide bottled water and your fishing license, so just grab some sunscreen and snacks and hop aboard Key West Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Want to experience some traditional Floridian fishing alongside a local angler? Join Capt. Michael on this morning adventure! This trip is suitable for guests of all ages and skill levels, and is the perfect introduction to these waters. You'll target prized varieties of Snapper and Grouper either in the backcountry or along the reef. Your captain will make sure you're decked out with top-quality fishing equipment, bait, tackle, and a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for an introduction to classic Key West fishing, join Capt. Michael on this afternoon adventure. You'll have the chance to explore the area's famous backcountry or cruise along the reefs to target species of Snapper and Grouper. Anglers of all ages and skill levels can join in on this adventure, so bring along the whole family. Your captain will provide all bait, tackle, and fishing equipment, so just bring along your favorite snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Lobster
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $525
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for a really interactive adventure in these beautiful waters, come and try your hand at lobstering! You'll have plenty of fun and hopefully leave with some tasty table fare, too. Capt. Michael will guide you to some top Lobster locations in the backcountry or near the reef to dive for Spiny Lobster. This trip is a great option for guests who are just discovering their sea legs, as well as families traveling with children. Your captain will provide all the gear you need and your license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Spearfishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $525
    up to 6 persons
    Want to try out a unique form of angling, or already consider yourself a spearfishing aficionado? Join Capt. Michael on this morning adventure and get ready for an action-packed trip! You'll be decked out with your very own Riffe and Ab Biller speargun, and your captain will guide you to prolific spots in the backcountry or along the reef. Once you reach your destination, you'll be targeting Hogfish and Mutton Snapper. Your captain will provide the gear for you, so just bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Spearfishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $525
    up to 6 persons
    If you want to try out a unique form of angling or are a spearfishing enthusiast, join Capt. Michael on this afternoon adventure. You'll be guided to productive spots in the backcountry or along the reef to target a wide range of fish with top-quality Riffe and AB Biller spearguns. Go after species such as Hogfish and Mutton Snapper. Anglers of all ages and skill levels can try this technique out, and your gear will be provided. Your fishing license is also included. Bring along sunscreen and snacks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Sandbar Hopping (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Hop from sandbar to sandbar for a secluded beach-like setting in the backcountry on this 4-hour morning adventure! This trip is especially suited for novice anglers or families traveling with little ones. You'll get to indulge in some light fishing for inshore species such as Snappers, and also take in Key West's stunning scenery. Your captain will provide all your fishing gear, as well as your license, and bottled water. Just bring a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and your favorite refreshments.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Sandbar Hopping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Explore a secluded beach-like setting in the backcountry on this 4-hour afternoon adventure. You'll hop from sandbar to sandbar trip and indulge in some light fishing for inshore species such as Snappers. This trip is especially suited for novice anglers or families traveling with little ones. Your captain will provide all your fishing gear, as well as your license, and bottled water. Just bring a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and your favorite refreshments.
There is 1 person looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Michael Rio
Key West, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Member since November 2019
Captain Michael Rio is the perfect guide to show you around Key West, Florida. He’s been out exploring these waters since he was a kid and is a true fishing fanatic. Not only is he passionate about angling on a personal level, but he’s been a licensed captain since 2014. He can't wait to show you around these fishing grounds. His favorite part of the job is making his customers happy by helping them hook a variety of Floridian famous fish, especially if they're catching the fish for the first time. Come join him in Key West for an incredible adventure!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag)
Hogfish

Lobster
Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 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
Bank Transfer

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

Key West Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...
Weather Protection
Weather Protection
Canceled due to bad weather? We'll help reschedule or refund.
Best Price Guarantee
Best Price Guarantee
Found the same trip for less? We'll refund the difference!
Service You Can Trust
Service You Can Trust
7 day customer support for a hassle-free fishing experience.
Trusted Payments
Trusted Payments
Book via our secure platform and enjoy flexible payment options.