Hold Tight Charters

Want to go on a breathtaking experience cruising the backcountry of the Florida Keys? Hold Tight Charters is just the place for you.

With over 15 years of experience, Captain Alexander Monteagudo is all about making sure you have a great time on the water. Our offers are flexible and you can customize your cruise so it best fits you and your needs. Fishing until the sun goes down or soaking up the sunshine on the beach, we’re determined to enhance your experience and make it all about you.

Our Lake and Bay flats boat is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, equipped with a GPS and VHF Radio, as well as a wireless trolling motor. Snorkeling equipment is included in the price and Capt. Alex will make sure live bait and lures are provided. There’s a cooler and water available, and enough room for 3 anglers - perfect for bringing friends or family along. Children of all ages are welcome, just make sure you bring life vests!

You can expect to catch a variety of species in the rich waters of Florida Keys. If you prefer inshore fishing, targeting species like the Grouper or aiming to catch the delicious species like Snapper or Tripletail, we got you covered. If you’re more into the game, there’s a bunch of popular sport fish options: Spotted Sea Trout, Snook, or Spanish Mackerel. We offer it all: Light Tackle, Heavy Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Spinning – it’s up to you. We also offer night fishing for species like the “silver king” Tarpon or Snapper. You want to keep your tasty catch after a successful day of fishing? We can clean it and pack it for you.

Our goal is to make this trip all about you. Depending on your preferences, cruises are flexible to adjustments but we are also happy to suggest what we think would fit best. All you should do is bring some snacks and good company and the day is yours!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $675
    price breakdown
    $675
    A full day fishing experience, all up to you. We offer you 8-10 hours of fishing – all gear, fishing license, live bait and catch cleaning included. The rest is up to you: you can chase Tailing Reds, Snook or Trout in the morning and soak the sunshine at the beach in the afternoon, or you can fish until the sun goes down. Children of all ages are welcome. Light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, spinning - the day is yours to spend it how you want.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Join Capt. Alexander for a night of exciting fishing in the Florida Keys. Shark, Tarpon, Snook or Snapper – various species are waiting for a chase. The trip is flexible and can be customized to your liking. Rods, reels, live bait, tackle and a fishing license are included in the price. We also offer catch cleaning and packaging.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Whether you're after those delicious species like Snapper or you want to catch some of sport fish favorites, like Snook or Trout, Capt. Alexander will make sure you have a great experience. The trip can be customized to your liking, with a variety of options you can choose from: light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing or spinning. You can keep the catch and we can clean it and pack it for you. Rods, reels, tackle live bait and fishing license are all included in the price, all that's left is sunscreen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Explore the Florida Keys with Capt. Alexander. With 4 hours of fishing, you can expect to catch a variety of fish: Snook, Redfish, Grouper, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel and more. Whether you want to go inshore, flats or backcountry, we have you covered. Light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing or spinning – it’s up to you. Rods, reels, live bait, tackle and fishing license are included in the price. Bring snacks and enjoy an exhilarating experience fishing with Hold Tight Charters.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Catch multiple species of Shark from big Bull Sharks to Lemon Sharks. You will be catching these toothy predators deep in the backcountry.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    Explore Florida Bay and Key Largo and experience the adventure. This is a 2 hour fishing trip or sunset cruise completely up to you.
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About the Captain

Alexander Monteagudo
Key Largo, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
38 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
Captain Alexander Monteagudo has been fishing for almost 20 years now. He´ll take you on an exhilarating experience cruising through the Florida Keys – he knows the waters like the back of his hand. His love for fishing has led him to participate in many fishing tournaments and he enjoys sharing his passion with others. His favorite catch is Snook and his favorite part of being a captain is seeing others get hooked on. In his words: “I love seeing other people enjoy fishing”.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Lake and Bay (Flats boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 80 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Goliath grouper bite has been on fire in
Goliath grouper bite has been on fire in
January 10, 2021
Fishing in the backcountry of key largo in shallow water. We are sight fishibg these big groupers hanging around under mangroves. We are using live mullet and pitching it under the mangroves where they live. Be sure to keep your distance from the shoreline so you can bring then out away from structure once you hook up. For tackle we are using a 20lb light tackle rod and reel setup. For leader we are using 60lb line because of all the structure. These fishing put out a great fight. Get out there and get on the great goliath grouper bite.

Customer Reviews

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100%
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100%
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96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Bruce B.
Murfreesboro, TN
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 23, 2020
My wife and I were in town for a stay and we found Captain Alex on fishingbooker.com.  I have charterd many trips and...
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 16, 2020
I took my 7 year old daughter out with Captain Alex for a half day charter.  Alex was awesome with her and put us right...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 29, 2020
Captain Alex was super responsive when we booked our trip. He took us out to catch snapper and was very knowledgeable about...
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VERIFIED   July 5, 2020
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 8, 2020
You cannot ask for a better experience than the one you’ll get with Capt Alex. Alex will do everything possible, including...
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