It’s Time Fishing Charters

Come fishing with Capt. Jose Rodriguez and his First Mate, Capt. Louis Cave, aboard It’s Time!
    As a child, Jose took to the water like a fish, literally, spending all of his free time diving in the waters offshore his home in Miami. As he grew, he became more and more proficient in catching fish. Jose was then introduced and mentored in the skill and sport of spearfishing. For 12 years, Jose spearfished competitively, recreationally and commercially. The following 20 years, Captain Jose has made his living exclusively through commercial reef fishing.
    After years of fending off pleas to “take me fishing,” Captain Jose decided to start a charter business and share his experience, knowledge and love for the ocean. Since then, the name Captain Jose Rodriguez has become more and more synonymous with “Catching Fish” and word of mouth has spread, IT’S TIME to go fishing with Captain Jose!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Offshore Fishing Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 4 persons
    Full Day - 8 hours of Offshore Fishing targeting Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Spearfishing Trip Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,250
    up to 4 persons
    Full Day - Spearfishing Trip for 8 hours on the Reefs off Key West. NOTE: Must bring your own equipment.
  • Private trip
    Reef/Wreck Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    Full Day - 8 hours on the Reef targeting Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Spearfishing Trip 3/4 Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    3/4 Day - Spearfishing Trip for 6 hours on the Reefs off Key West. NOTE: Must bring your own equipment.
  • Private trip
    Reef/Wreck 3/4 Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    3/4 Day - 6 hours on the Reef targeting Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Reef/Wreck Half Day (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    Half Day - Afternoon - 4 hours on the Reef targeting Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Reef/Wreck Half Day (Morning)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 4 persons
    Half Day - Morning - 4 hours on the Reef targeting Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Kingfish, and Wahoo.
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About the Captain

Jose Rodriguez
Key West, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 15 hours
Member since January 2020
I always had a love for the ocean, being born in Cuba I dreamt of fishing for a living. Once I moved to Miami as a child, I went on the water as often as I could. I then made a living off commercial spearfishing as a teenager into my late 20s, when I began to fish commercial exclusively for yellowtail snapper. To this day, I make my living through the sea, by fishing commercially, and doing charters as well.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Crusader (Commercial) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 420HP Cummins 420 Diamond Edition engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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EG half day with Captain Jose Rodrigues
March fishing trip
March fishing trip
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Liudmila R.
San Juan
 5.00
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Incredible day at sea!

December 21, 2019
Had the absolute BEST day out at sea fishing!! It was my first time ever going fishing and I wasn’t sure what to expect...
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Ernie G.
San Juan
 5.00
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EG half day with Captain Jose Rodrigues

January 14, 2020
Best snapper fishing I’ve ever had!
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Jose R.
Loudon, Tennessee
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Half day trip with Captain Jose

December 3, 2019
What an amazing day, we caught our limit in just a few hours. Captain Jose is a captain to trust when it comes down to catching...
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Robert C.
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt. Jose

February 15, 2019
You will not be disappointed fishing with Captain Jose. He will put you on the fish. We started the day catching yellowtail...
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Jon H.
Flower Mound, Texas
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March fishing trip

March 15, 2019
I had a great fishing trip with these guys! They definitely know their stuff and have been fishing their entire lives.
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