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 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $775
    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 (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $575
    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
    1/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $475
    Explore Florida Bay and Key Largo and experience the adventure. This is a 2 hour fishing trip or sunset cruise completely up to you.
There are 16 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Alexander Monteagudo
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
104 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
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
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 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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
Checks
Bank Transfer

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

Key Largo Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos & videos by reviewers (114)
5.0
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
out of 5 stars from 92 reviews
Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Experience
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Half day with Captain Alex
Amazing fishing and eco tour included!
Amazing fishing and eco tour included!
+111
Angler Rating
90
1
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 92 reviews
Heide C.
Key Largo, Florida
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Fantastic half day with Alex!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2021
We booked a half day charter with Alex.  It was me, my husband and our 17 year old son.  We had a fantastic time.  We wanted...
Heide C. recommends Hold Tight Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Alexander Monteagudo Captain replied

Jim And Jan Dickson
Granite Bay, CA
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall
First Rate Awesome Florida Keys Fishing Experience of a Lifetime with Captain Alex. Top of the line Boat, Equipment, Gear and...
Jim And Jan Dickson recommends Hold Tight Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Alexander Monteagudo Captain replied

Dennis B.
Allen, TX
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Morning trip with Alex

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 4, 2021
Captain Alex was a great guide. It was our first trip to the keys and wanted to do some inshore fishing. We met in Key largo...
Dennis B. recommends Hold Tight Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Alexander Monteagudo Captain replied

Adam K.
Traverse City, MI
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Great half day of fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 1, 2021
He put us on the fish, was very knowledgeable, caught my first Snook and it was a monster. We discussed what we wanted to target...
Adam K. recommends Hold Tight Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Alexander Monteagudo Captain replied

Linnae C.
Mazeppa, Minnesota
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.0
Experience:
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Boat
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Crew
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Overall

Non Fishing Husband gives Captain Alex 5 stars.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 26, 2021
We had a really great experience with Alex from Hold Tight Charter.  Because we didn’t have a fish preference and I wanted...
Linnae C. recommends Hold Tight Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Alexander Monteagudo Captain replied

FAQs about Hold Tight Charters

Hold Tight Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 1/4 Day Trip (2 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hold Tight Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well (provided & included )
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Hold Tight Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (packing is also included )
  • Fishing License

Hold Tight Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Hold Tight Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Hold Tight Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon