Want to go on a breathtaking experience cruising 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.

Their 25’ Sea Hunt bay boat is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine. It’s also equipped with a GPS and VHF Radio, as well as a wireless trolling motor. Capt. Alex will make sure live bait and lures are provided. There’s a cooler and water available, and enough room for 6 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, where you’d target Grouper or delicious species like Snapper or Tripletail, they got you covered. If you’re more into the game, there’s a bunch of popular sport fish options: Spotted Seatrout, Snook, or Spanish Mackerel. The crew offers it all – light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning – it’s up to you. They also offer night fishing for species like the “Silver King” Tarpon or Snapper.

Want to keep your tasty catch after a successful day of fishing? The crew can clean it and pack it for you.

Hold Tight Charters’ goal is to make this trip all about you. Depending on your preferences, cruises are flexible to adjustments but the crew is also happy to suggest what they 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
    2 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $475
    Explore Florida Bay and Key Largo and experience the adventure. This is a 2-hour fishing trip and possibly sunset cruise, completely up to you.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    Whether you're after delicious species like Snapper or you want to catch some of the sport fish favorites, like Snook or Trout, Capt. Alexander will ensure 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
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $675
    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 11:30 AM
    $675
    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
    4 Hour Trip – Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $775
    Whether you're after delicious species like Snapper or Grouper, Capt. Alex will ensure 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
    4 Hour Trip – Reef (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $775
    Whether you're after delicious species like Snapper or Grouper, Capt. Alex will ensure 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
    5 Hour Trip – Night Tarpon/Shark
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon)
    $875
    Looking to go after some elusive Tarpon or Shark? Night time will offer some of the best opportunities you will get to catch this trophy fish.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 23 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $975
    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 Red, Snook, or Trout in the morning and soak in 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
    8 Hour Trip – Reef
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,075
    Whether you're after delicious species like Snapper or Grouper, Capt. Alex will ensure 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.
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About the Captain

Alexander Monteagudo
Islamorada, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
182 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2020
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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 (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
provided & included
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
packing is also included
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 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
no age limit
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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 170 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (199)
Best Time Ever
Best Time Ever
Snook...these fish fight hard
+196
Angler Rating
165
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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James C.
Raymond, ME
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Snook and snapper with Capt. Alex

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on February 25, 2023
Captain Alex is a fantastic guide and knows the spots. The first spot we tried was a honey hole for snook and snapper. If you...
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Todd M.
Cutler Bay, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Non-Stop Live bait Snook, Tarpon, & Snapper Action

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on February 23, 2023
Capt. Alex is a true professional.  He was ready with lines rigged when we arrived early, and was all prepared with the plan...
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Ash I.
Carlsbad, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best Captain I’ve fished with in long time

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on December 12, 2022
Capt. Alexander is the Snook slayer! What an amazing day with a an extremely knowledgeable captain. I’ve been fishing my...
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Benjamin B.
Arlington, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great kids fishing experience

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip – Inshore on November 7, 2022
We had a wonderful 2 hour fishing trip in early November with Captain Alex. It was the week of Hurricane Nicole so fishing...
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Terry C.
Clitherall, MN
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Shark Fishing on March 11, 2023
We fish from costa rica to alaska and experience many captains and guides. Alex is a treat. Easy to talk wIth, got us...
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FAQs about Hold Tight Charters

Hold Tight Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 2 Hour Trip – Inshore (2 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $675 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • $775 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Reef (PM) (4 hours)
  • $875 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Night Tarpon/Shark (5 hours)
  • $975 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,075 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Reef (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hold Tight Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well provided & included
  • Multimedia System
  • 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
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef 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 (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon