The backwaters of the North Keys truly is a stunning spit, not just for the nature but for the potential catches. Your captain and guide for the day is Andrew Atwill. He was born and raised on the Keys and knows the flats like the back of his hand.

He’ll take you out on his Maverick flats boat, the best boat for this environment. It was originally built in 1999 and restored in 2018. It’s got some pace to it too. It can go up to 60 knots so you can dash over to Andrews favorite fishing grounds I’m no time at all. It features a raised fishing platform on the bow giving you plenty of space from where you can spy your targets.

There are a great variety of saltwater fish that call the flats of the Keys home. Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Tarpon, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper are all common catches on Andrews’s trips. Trolling, bottom fishing, and even spearfishing are the approaches Andrew takes. Unsure of anything? Don’t be afraid to ask!

He will provide you with good quality Penn fishing tackle on his trips from which you’ll attach the live bait that he will provide for you. With all the great game catches you can pull in, it would be a great shame if you don’t know how to clean and fillet them, so he’ll sort that for you. Your Florida fishing license is also included in the price for these trips so there’s no need to have a concern for that.

He has some water on board so take something sweeter if you wish as well as some snacks if you book a longer trip. Although a lot of the terrain is shaded here it’s still best to come prepared for the sun and hot weather. For a great day of unique flat fishing, you need not look further than Andrews charters through the mangroves!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    For those who love to get on the fish and want to explore a new, unique environment, you have come to the right place. You can't head to the Keys without going fishing, whether it be on the open ocean or on the flats of the Everglades there's something for everyone. This full day trip will provide you with an experience you won't shut up about for months! Try your hand at catching Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Trout, and Tarpon on this South Florida adventure!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Give yourself an extra couple of hours riding through the mangroves of the Everglades or along the pristine coastal waters of the bays of the south of Florida. There's fun and excitement to be had as you use techniques such as trolling and even spearfishing to get your catch of the day. What will it be? Grouper, Barracuda or a Tarpon? Head down to find out!
  • Private trip
    Half Day
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    On this half day trip, Andrew will take you over to the Florida Bays or Everglades National Park for a tremendous morning of fishing. When you're out with Andrew you can expect to catch the likes of Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Great Barracuda and other local species.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Although the species are numerous on the saltwater flats of the Keys, perhaps the best catch is a Tarpon. Tarpon are truly one of the most thrilling catches a fisherman can have. Not only are they huge in size and weight, but they put up a terrific fight. If you’re after a new fishing challenge, then you've found it.
  • Private trip
    Sunset/Night Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    $450
    price breakdown
    $450
    Not only will you witness a fantastic sunset but you'll have the chance to perhaps reel in a few more fish as they come out to hunt at dusk when the glaring sun has made it's way over the horizon. You'll be heading out into the Florida Bays or Everglades National Park where there's plenty of fish such as Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Redfish, and Barracuda.
  • Private trip
    Fun Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    Just want to run out and bend some rods and have a good time for a few hours? This is the trip for you. Just check for availability, you can make it a sunset cruise or a morning cruise, the captain is very flexible.
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About the Captain

Andrew Atwill
Key Largo, Florida, United States
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Hey, I'm Andrew Atwill. I was Born and raised in the Florida Keys and have fished upon it's unique waters for my entire life. I love to fish, and to meet new people, sharing with them my favorite techniques and watching them pull in some catches in the waters of my homeland. I'll take you to various spots where you are sure to have action, amongst the local wildlife in their natural habitats.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Mercury pro xs engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
GPS
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Doug M.
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Half day trip with Captain Andrew

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day on February 4, 2021
On a cold Florida day, Captain Andrew was able to put us on big Redfish early and finish with some snook excitement at the...
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Key Largo, Florida
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day on February 10, 2021
Great day fishing!  Captain Andrew knows where to find the fish.  Spent the day out in the flats starting through the Everglades. ...
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day on February 22, 2021
Awesome day with Andrew! He knows the area, knows the fish, and knows how to get you hooked up. Andrew will get you to the...
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3/4 Day Fishing Trip with Captain Andrew

VERIFIED   3/4 Day on December 30, 2020
We had a great time with Captain Drew.  He knew where to find the fish even though the weather was not the best.  We caught...
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2 hour trip with captain Andrew

VERIFIED   NEW  Fun Trip on February 19, 2021
He was very knowledgeable and friendly fun to be with I’ll use him again
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