Feelin' Fishy Charters

Join Feelin’ Fishy Charters on a Lower Florida Keys adventure of a lifetime in the pristine waters of the Keys. Captain Chris specializes in sight fishing with fly rods or spin. Whether you want to fish, snorkel, sandbar trips, lobster (when in season) or tiki hop, there’s a trip for you here. Chris is an excited, knowledgeable, and easy going guide who is going to put in full effort to make your trip the best experience possible.

You will be fishing from a 18’ Beavertail Mosquito built in 2019 and powered by a 60 HP Suzuki engine. The boat is very well maintained, has the latest GPS electronics, all the necessary USCG safety equipment, has an icebox and a live-well. This boat will get you into spots other boats can’t reach and is sneaky silent while looking for fish.

While fishing in the backcountry you will be sight casting at fish which is one of the most exciting types of fishing on the planet. There is nothing quite like chasing Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, or any other fish you may come across on flats. Chris will do his best to set you up with the best possible shots.

You will be fishing with high quality gear with fly rods from Scott and reels from Hatch Outdoors. For light tackle gear you’ll be equipment with Penn rods and reels.

Don’t worry about having to buy a fishing license, as all that will be covered. The boat also holds a lobster license for customers if they are wanting to go lobster. Water will be provided by the Captain as well.

Please bring food and other drinks you may want on the boat. A good pair of polarized sunglasses is highly recommended as well as rain gear. Sunscreen will be available but the captain suggests you bring your own.

Join Feelin’ Fishy Charters and enjoy like never before!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    A full day adventure gives you lots of opportunities for various fishing spots and species. Whether you're after Barracuda and Jack Crevalle, or something closer to the shore, such as Trout, Tarpon, and Permit, you'll find it all on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Explore local flats and backcountry with Capt. Chris and target Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Shark, and many others. Your fishing equipment and licenses are fully covered, so you just need to prepare sun protection and snacks.
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About the Captain

Chris Wilson
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since March 2020
I was born in California and grew up in Colorado. I went to the University of Colorado at Denver and did the desk job life which I quickly found out was not for me. I decided to move to the Keys to pursue my passion of fly fishing and guiding on the flats. I have been an avid fisherman my entire life there is nothing quite like being on the water with friends and family. I love the connection it brings!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Permit Permit
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail Mosquito (Skiff) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Lisa J.
Hermiston, OR
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Backwater fshing with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 22, 2021
My 17 year old son and I had a great morning trip fishing the flats with Captain Chris! Chris had us in the middle of the fish...
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Leroy, AL
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Full day trip with Capt Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 19, 2021
Awesome trip. Captain Chris really knows how to fish the keys. Very knowledgeable and a true conservationist. Had a bonefish...
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Mary F.
Riverview, Florida
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 18, 2021
Chris was awesome all the way around got us out on the flats he knew his gear ! Got us right to the fish ! It was our first...
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Chandler M.
McKinney, TX
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Half day with Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 11, 2021
We had an absolute blast out there. The area is beautiful and we saw all kinds of species. Chris will put you on fish and is...
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Full Day Trip with Capt. Chris

VERIFIED   Special 8 hours trip for Eddie Earwood on May 18, 2021
We had the most incredible time. Capt. Chris put us on the fish and is an expert driver on a nice skiff. He was very knowledgeable...
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FAQs about Feelin' Fishy Charters

Feelin' Fishy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Feelin' Fishy Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Feelin' Fishy Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Feelin' Fishy Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Feelin' Fishy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Feelin' Fishy Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon