It’s a true blessing I get to be a guide here in Key Largo. I’ an army veteran and I was born here and have fished the waters all around Florida for almost 40 years. Still, there is no fishing experience quite like that in the Keys. Whether its the backwaters or patch reefs in the Aflantic, the fish and beautiful natural living coral reefs to explore are unreal. There’s such a great variety of things to do from sight fishing in shallow water to to grabbing huge varities of all sorts of fish native to the Keys everywhere we go.

The most targeted species are Snook, Snappers of all sorts, Hogfish, Tarpon, Cobia, Grouper, many Sharks and the list goes on and on and on. The trips are also a blast for kids and a great way to introduce them to fishing!

We have a 24’ Blazer Bay boat that accommodates up to 4 people. This bay boat features the latest navigational equipment, a tower, Mercury 300 engine, wireless trolling motor, live bait tank, power poles and a cooler.

Your fishing equipment and fishing license are included in the price, so there’s not a lot you need to bring other than maybe some lunch and snacks. We provide water on the boat. Lookin forward to catchin some fish with you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Some Quick ⚓️ Morning Fun! ☀️
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    The starting time is negotiable but usually the earlier the better to get out on the water with a nice sunrise to catch and lots to do. With this 2 hour trip, we will try to keep it closer to the ramp to maximize our time. And if we want, we can add some more on. Blackwater sound is close. I still rememeber as a native Conch myself, boating and learning how fun it is to be catching all sorts of fish right in my backyward.
    Targeted fish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Marlin (Striped)
    Striped Marlin
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Grouper (Dusky)
    Dusky Grouper
    Crab
    Crab
  • Private trip
    Captain’s Choice ⚓️☀️❓
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    Time can be negotiable. With this trip, you will explore what the Florida Keys is all about - endless fishing in beautiful waters. The inshore and patchreef fishing both lend thrmselves to a diverse group of fish. It is a sin not to be out on the water here. You’ll be catchin Snook, Redfish, barracudas, all sorts of Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish & some sharks for certain. This is just to name a few. Usually if the biting is gojng good we can discuss staying another hour. Let’s get out and have some fun!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Snook
    Snook
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    Patch Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $650
    Patch Reef fishing is the most awesome way to spend the day catching snapper, grouper, grunts, mackerel, cobia, sharks and many other species. So lets go bend some rods and get you guys some of the freshest fish in the world!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Permit
    Permit
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    Patch Reef Fishin ⚓️☀️⚓️⛱️❓
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    Patch Reef fishing is the most awesome way to spend the day catching snapper, grouper, grunts, mackerel, cobia, sharks and many other species. So lets go bend some rods and get you guys some of the freshest fish in the world!
    Targeted fish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Rockfish
    Rockfish
    Snoek
    Snoek
    Scorpionfish
    Scorpionfish
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FAQs about Captain Pat’s Charters

Captain Pat’s Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Some Quick ⚓️ Morning Fun! ☀️ (3 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Captain’s Choice ⚓️☀️❓ (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Patch Reef Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Patch Reef Fishin ⚓️☀️⚓️⛱️❓ (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Pat’s Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Pat’s Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All takle and rods are included in the cost)
  • Live Bait (Live bait is included in the overall price )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Nope ! That’s all on your captain!)
  • Drinks (I keep bottled water on the boat )
  • Fishing License (All covered by me. )

Captain Pat’s Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Pat’s Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Captain Pat’s Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Hogfish
  • Permit
  • Pompano
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Patrick Bale
Key Largo, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
143 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2020
Captain Patrick is an Army Veteran with a passion for not only fishing but the conservation of wildlife too. He is a Florida native that truly loves where he comes from.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

2420 Blazer Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
All takle and rods are included in the cost
Live Bait
Live bait is included in the overall price
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Nope ! That’s all on your captain!
Drinks
I keep bottled water on the boat
Fishing License
All covered by me.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
We have no age limit to children on the boat. We encourage kids fishing
You Keep Catch
As long as the fish are in season
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (116)
Great experience! Will book again.
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the most amazing time ever !
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
95%
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Dan D.
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Fishing trip in May

VERIFIED   Captain’s Choice ⚓️☀️❓ on May 2, 2023
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Jeremy V.
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Fun on the water with the Fam

VERIFIED   Captain’s Choice ⚓️☀️❓ on January 16, 2024
Captain Pat was excellent if you want to take a a fishing trip with a few members of your family look no further Captain Pat...
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Robert M.
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Great experience!

VERIFIED   Sleep in & Get Ready to Fish! ?? on December 2, 2023
Great captain and overall great experience. The fish weren’t active and there’s no way of controlling that. Capt. Pat took...
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Ryan M.
Spring Hill, Florida
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Captain’s Choice ⚓️☀️❓ on June 19, 2023
My 9 year old son and I had a great time with Captain Pat. He worked hard to get us on some fish and even spent more time with...
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Carol C.
Inverness, FL
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Boys outing on Mother's Day

VERIFIED   Some Quick ⚓️ Morning Fun! ☀️ on May 14, 2023
The boys went fishing and us girls went for breakfast. We all met up for lunch to listen to the fun event that they all had...
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