Immerse yourself in the wilderness of the Everglades National Park with “Legacy Charters”! Captain Paul Manoogian has been fishing the area since 1997 and has a permit that allows him to guide in the national park waters! 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 two anglers but capable of accommodating a third for an extra charge. She was made to navigate the shallow backcountry and mangroves. Capt. Paul has a live well on board and has life jackets for everyone. 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 Snook, Redfish, and legendary Tarpon! There’s spinning tackle on board and fly fishing gear is available upon request.

Capt. Paul is a big believer in catch and release fishing. Whether fly fishing or spin fishing he encourages catch and release, especially for Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon. However, certain other species such as Tripletail, Seatrout, Sheepshead and Mangrove Snapper can be kept.

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
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    This 4-hour trip is ideal for anglers looking to take in Everglades National Park and catch a few fish along the way! You'll hook into the likes of Redfish, Snook, 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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    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!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Sightfishing Flyfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    For this trip, you'll be sight fishing for Redfish, Snook, and Tarpon using fly. This is for experienced fly casters who know how to double haul, can comfortably throw 60', and can do so with minimal backcasts. If you have never fly fished in salt water before, please watch some videos on the differences between fresh and saltwater fly fishing. Your level of casting expertise will more than likely make or break the trip. The captain does his best to give his clients as many shots as possible.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – No Motor Zone
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $650
    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
    Multi-day Trip – Camping/Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Apr 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,600
    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.
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About the Captain

Paul Manoogian
Homestead, Florida, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 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
Bonefish Bonefish
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Permit Permit

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

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.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Live Bait Well
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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Recent Fishing Reports

Fishing 1/1/22 - 1/9/22
Fishing 1/1/22 - 1/9/22
January 9, 2022
Lots of great days these past few weeks. The cold weather has stayed away and with the warmer temperatures the fish have been happily eating. I'm most fired up right now about sight fishing snook, chasing tailing bonefish and sight fishing redfish from my canoe. If that's what you're interested in let me know and lets get out there!! Tight lines!
Fall moving to Winter
Fall moving to Winter
December 27, 2021
As the leaves on the cypress trees lose their vibrancy and the cold fronts slip south, the fish shift from their summertime haunts and slide into new territory. Luckily I've been able to find some of those areas this year and they have rewarded nicely. 72 degree weather and full sun led to some epic sight fishing days. Everyday is different and there's no telling what you might run into in the Everglades backcountry... A snook laid up on a mudflat, a redfish tailing in the grass looking for crabs, a tarpon blooping down a shoreline at first light, or a mass frenzy of jacks blowing up an acre of sardines; whatever it may be it's exciting to see the symphony of nature as it flows and ebbs with the tides. Most of these situations and sights wouldn't have been possible if it were not for my 17' RAM-X Scanoe; It's draft, silent poling ability and displacement are unparalleled. I highly recommend asking me if the conditions are good enough to use the canoe on our charter as I catch more fish out of it than any other boat I've guided off of combined. I also now have access to a Hell's Bay Waterman skiff and for fly fishing clients there is no better platform in my opinion.

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 18, 2021
What a great day, couldn’t have been better.  I highly recommend a full day, it only cost a little more but you get so much...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on November 3, 2021
We’ve been out with other fishing guides, captain Paul was our best fishing trip and best experience overall.  He asked...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on December 30, 2021
Took my 9 year old son for a half day trip as a Christmas present. Paul placed us on the fish all morning. My son and I had...
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Half day in Everglades flats and margroves

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 11, 2021
Excellent day fishing redfishes in a light flat boat. Perfect. There were plenty of redfishes, some snooks and a lot of other...
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FAQs about Legacy Charters

Legacy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day – Sightfishing Flyfishing (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip – No Motor Zone (8 hours)
  • $800 per day per person - Multi-day Trip – Camping/Fishing (3 days)

When you book a trip with Legacy Charters, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Legacy Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (St. croix, Penn, Florida Fishing Products)
  • Live Bait (Shrimp)
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Legacy Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Everglades has many rivers I fish regularly)
  • Inshore Fishing (Pitching baits into mangroves )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Casting around logs and structure)
  • Flats Fishing (Shallow water hunting)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Wilderness Remote fishing)

Legacy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Legacy Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bonefish
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail