Legacy Charters

Immerse yourself in the wildness of the Everglades National Park with “Legacy Charters”! Captain Paul Manoogian has been fishing the park since 1997 and has a special parks permit, allowing him to access remote areas where few anglers can go! Whether you’re a novice or pro you’ll revel in the incredible rod-bending action and beautiful sites.

Your vessel for the day is a 17’ Seastrike skiff, perfect for 3 anglers who all want to fish at the same time. She was made to navigate the shallow backcountry and mangroves. Capt. Paul brings along a live well and has life jackets for all ages too. To explore non-motorized areas, he also brings along his canoe.

Inshore fishing in the Everglades ticks all the boxes. You’ll explore rivers, mangroves, and extremely shallow waters for a variety of fun-to-catch fish. Go after the likes of Black Drum, Snook, Redfish, and legendary Tarpon! There’s both spinning tackle and fly gear on board to accommodate all types of fishing.

Capt. Paul is a big believer in catch and release fishing and releasing fish caught on a fly is mandatory. If you catch any keeper fish with spinning tackle, he’ll be happy to clean and fillet it for you.

He works hard to make sure you have a good time and if you enjoy the trip, a 20% tip is customary. All you need to do is bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going, just leave the hard liquor at home. You’ll also want to pack sunscreen to stave off the Florida sun.

Capt. Paul also offers a multi-day trip where you’ll spend two nights camping in the Everglades and fishing in multiple remote spots during the day! He’ll bring along tents and sleeping bags and send you a list of what to bring to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible.

Whether you’re spending a day in the Everglades or opting for a multi-night trip, Legacy Charters makes your fishing adventure a memorable one!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – No Motor Zone
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    up to 3 persons
    Spend 8-hours exploring the unique motor free zones within the Everglades National Park! Capt. Paul brings along his canoe so you can explore some of the remote areas of the park, and some of the best fishing. These trips typically yield the most catches so if that’s your goal, look no further! There’s spinning tackle, fly gear, and bottled water already on board. Bring along any other drinks and snacks you’d like to enjoy and set off!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    up to 3 persons
    Spend 8-hours exploring the diverse terrain in the Everglades National Park. There’s plenty of time to fish different areas for the likes of Redfish, Tarpon, Snook, and Seatrout. There’s top-notch spinning tackle and fly gear on board as well as bottled water. All you need to pack are drinks and snacks to have throughout the day and your sunscreen!
  • Shared trip
    Multi-day Trip – Camping/Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    per person / day
    2 persons minimum
    Immerse yourself completely in the Everglades on this multi-day shared trip! This is one of the most unique places in the world to camp and the fishing is spectacular. This trip involves camping on a beach in tents and fishing different areas during the day. Your tent, food, camping gear, and fishing equipment are all supplied. Be sure to bring along sleeping bags, sleeping pads, and a change of clothes.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    up to 3 persons
    This 4-hour trip is ideal for anglers looking to take in Everglades National Park and catch a few fish along the day! You'll hook into the likes of Redfish, Black Drum, and Seatrout with spinning tackle or fly gear provided by Capt. Paul. He brings along bottled water and you're free to bring any other drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.

About the Captain

Paul Manoogian
Homestead, Florida, United States
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since February 2020
My grandfather moved to Florida from Washington D.C. in the 1960s and fished the Keys and the Everglades for decades. When I was younger he would take me out of school to go fishing with him. I cherished every moment I got to spend with him. In 2014 he passed away and I was determined to keep the fishing legacy in the family. I worked hard to get my captain's license and spent as much time on the water as I could. Every time I travel to the Everglades I remember my grandfather and the memories we shared together. To me, fishing is more than just recreation or sport, it's a chance to reconnect with my dad and grandpa, revisiting memories of wonderful times spent together outdoors. My goal for everyone I fish with is that they would come away from the experience with more than just a big fish or nice story and cool pictures. My desire is that they make life-lasting memories with their families in one of the greatest places on earth; the Everglades.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Seastrike (Skiff) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

17 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Live Bait Well
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

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Miami, Florida

Amazing Everglades half-day

NEW  May 24, 2020
Paul Manoogian and Legacy Charters Fishing come with our absolutely highest recommendation. Neither my wife nor I is an angler,...
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Fishing Reports

Week of May 17th-May 22nd

May 17, 2020

Lots of good fishing this week as we head towards the new moon. The fish keep getting bigger and more are starting to show up. Steady snook action with the occasional redfish and lots of mangrove snapper to go… Read Full Report →

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May 04, 2020

Day started off with a hunt for permit saw a few but couldn't make it happen. Figures they're permit! lol Afterwards we decided to get into some cuda action with lots of double and triple headers catching around 30… Read Full Report →