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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.



About the Captain

Craig Clopper
Key West, Florida, United States
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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 2010. Powered by a 115HP yahama engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
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
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks

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

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VERIFIED   Marquesas Full day on January 27, 2021
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FAQs about Goliath Charters Key West

Goliath Charters Key West offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,000 per group - Marquesas Full day (10 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - cant get enough marquesas trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Goliath Charters Key West, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Goliath Charters Key West include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Goliath Charters Key West offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Goliath Charters Key West offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Goliath Charters Key West include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon