Goliath Charters Key West

Many fishermen around the world hold the dream of being able to fish on the Florida Keys. You’ve been wise enough to choose here as your vacation destination then you’re in for a real treat. The water here is laden with a great variety of native species nearshore and migratory species of fish further out.

Goliath Charters is run by Captain Craig Clopper, who’ll guide you out on his 19’ Hells Bay boat. This reliable boat is ideal for flat fishing, nearshore and offshore. Whatever you’re preferred style of fishing is, this boat can deliver. 

On this trip, he’ll take you out to the Marquesas Keys. These uninhabited islands are the perfect fishing grounds for the likes of Redfish, Bonefish, and Cobia can be found here. As well as this bigger species such as Mahi Mahi and Sailfish are also up for grabs. Let Captain Craig know beforehand if you wish to fly fish or test out your spear-throwing skills.

Rods, reels, and tackle are provided for you. Live bait is caught beforehand but if you want to give him a hand fetching it then contact him prior to your trip. Once your back ashore he’ll clean your fish for you.

Take some food and drinks with you as well as suncream and sunglasses. You’ll also need to get a fishing license beforehand. Apart from that, you’re all ready to set off to the Marquesas Islands for a sun and fish-filled day.

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  • Private trip
    cant get enough marquesas trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Jul 4
    price breakdown
    The Marquesas Keys are an untouched beauty of nature, and we know that once you get there, you'll be longing to extend your stay. Luckily Captain Craig offers an Extended Full Day Trip so you can spend an extra 4 hours in this paradise. The early rise is well worth your time as you cast out in hope of Barracuda, Permit, and Grouper taking a bite of the line, in this haven.
  • Private trip
    Marquesas Full day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 17 - Jul 4
    price breakdown
    This Full Day Trip will take you over to Marquesas Keys, a tiny archipelago southwest from where you'll head out from. On the voyage over there you'll sail through deeper waters which gives you the opportunity to cast out for the likes of Blue Marlin as you go. Nearer the Marquesas Keysexpect smaller species in higher numbers such as Redfish, Snook, and Yellowtail Snapper.
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About the Captain

Craig Clopper
Key West, Florida, United States
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
Captain Craig Clopper has been fishing his entire life and has a passion for the outdoors. He always dreamed of fishing the Florida Keys and sharing his passion with others. Now he lives in The Keys and shares the dream with clients from around the globe. If you don’t find him on the flats you may find him in Alaska guiding the rivers of Alaska. Come join him!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hells Bay (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by a 115HP yahama engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

19 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Spearfishing Equipment

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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
No Alcohol
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:

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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