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

He’ll take you out on his 24ft pathfinder, the best boat for this environment. It was originally built in 2014 and brand new 2023 Yamaha 300 four stroke . It’s got some pace to it too. It can go up to 60 knots so you can dash over to Andrews’s favorite fishing grounds in 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 and reef 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 about 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 Local Grown Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Fun Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $350
    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.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    A 3-hour Shark trip. Check for availability.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $700
    On this half day trip, Andrew will take you over to the Everglades National Park or patch reef for a tremendous morning of fishing. When you're out with Andrew you can expect to catch the likes of Snappers of all kinds groupers, mackerel, Snook, Tarpon, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Great Barracuda, and other local species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Sunset/Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $750
    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 its way over the horizon. Patch Reef / Everglades. Head out to the Patch Reef through the clear Keys waters to catch a variety of reef fish. Or, head out back to the Everglades which is always an adventure, you never know what you will see while you're fishing!
  • Private trip
    Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $750
    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
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $850
    Patch Reef / Everglades. Head out to the Patch Reef through the clear Keys waters to catch a variety of reef fish. Or, head out back to the Everglades which is always an adventure, you never know what you will see while you're fishing!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Looking to catch your trophy fish? This is your trip! We will go after Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, large Barracuda, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,000
    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!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,100
    Looking to catch your trophy fish? This is your trip! We will go after Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, large Barracuda, and many other species.
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Nicole D.
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Great day!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on March 28, 2024
The weather didn’t cooperate and we didn’t catch as many (or the kinds of) fish as we had hoped, but Captain Drew still...
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Jesse M.
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First time fishing in the keys

VERIFIED   Fun Trip on February 15, 2024
Drew was the man. My 11 year old son and I are inexperienced fishers, but Drew took care of us. He taught my boy how to cast...
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Matthew F.
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Great day in the Everglades

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 18, 2024
This was a great trip. Andrew is a pro and puts his guests first on a level you just don’t see often. We caught great fish,...
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Jeremy E.
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Reliable and awesome

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 24, 2024
Fantastic experience with my wife and two teenage daughters who have fished but not a lot.  Captain Andrew knows the spots,...
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Amanda J.
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Great time in the Everglades

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on December 21, 2023
Captain Andrew put us on fish shortly after leaving the dock. We hit several spots and saw a bunch of the Everglades National...
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FAQs about Local Grown Charters

Local Grown Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Fun Trip (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark (3 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Sunset/Night Trip (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Tarpon Trip (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Local Grown Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment Equipment provided if needed
  • Live Bait Well Pilchard shrimp mullet crab
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Spearfishing Equipment On a good Run out to patch reef and do spearfishin

Trips booked with Local Grown Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (I will provide water)
  • Fishing License

Local Grown Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (On a good day)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Local Grown Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Local Grown Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Andrew Atwill
Key Largo, Florida, United States
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264 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since February 2020
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

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

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
On a good day
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Equipment provided if needed
Live Bait Well
Pilchard shrimp mullet crab
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
On a good Run out to patch reef and do spearfishin

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
I will provide water
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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