Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters II

MM 90 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Captain Eric Scoble’s Blackwater Charters offers fishing trips out of Islamorada, FL. If you want to go fishing around the offshore reefs or head towards the Gulf, this charter is for you. Not far from the dock lies probably the best sportfishing fishery in the world. Here you can target anything from Mahi to Snapper.

Capt. Eric runs trips year round. You will be fishing around the reefs, looking for Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper, or trolling offshore for Mahi and Wahoo, and likely Sailfish as well. You can also stay inshore on the Gulf side and target the likes of Tarpon and other species.

Whichever course you set, you will have a reliable vessel to put you on track. ‘Serenity’ is a 25’ custom-built open center console. She is powered by a 250 HP Evinrude engine and can reach speeds of up to 40 knots. The boat can take up to four anglers. She is spacious and fit to fish around the reefs on the Atlantic side and the Gulf. The boat is equipped with outriggers, navigational electronics, has a Yeti fish box, and stores quality tackle. There is plenty of shade and comfortable seating.

You can try anything from trolling to kite fishing, depending on the conditions and your preferred fishing method. The trips are great for both novice anglers and pro fishos. Capt. Eric will supply all the fishing gear and bait, as well as the license. He will also clean your catch, which means you only need to bring food and drinks.

When packing for the trip, prepare a cap, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable clothes. You may also want to bring seasickness medication. Of course, don’t forget to get your camera ready.

Captain Eric has another boat in his fleet. If you’d rather fish around the flats, find a spot by clicking on the captain’s name below.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    This full day trip will give you a lot of time for fishing. You can explore the reefs or head up to 10 miles offshore, depending on the weather and the season. You can fish the Florida Bay or head into the Gulf of Mexico! Go after Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, King Mackerel, and many reef species like Yellowtail Snapper! This package is suitable for more experienced anglers. The gear and license are supplied. Bring your own food and drinks. Pack a cap, sunblock, and sunglasses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    This four hour trip is a good starting point to explore the local reefs and maybe even head a bit further out. It's great for novice anglers. You will be targeting Sailfish, Wahoo, Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, King Mackerel. Around the reefs you can get a variety of Snapper. All the gear and license are supplied onboard. You need to bring your own food and drinks. Make sure to pack a camera. You'll also want to bring sunglasses, sun protection, and a cap.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Grouper (Red)
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Custom (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

25 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Eric Scoble
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
Capt. Eric's grandfather was a successful fishing guide who first taught him how to fish. His father, also a fishing guide, continued his education. Eric's been a guide himself for over 15 years now and is on these waters almost every single day. Capt. Eric will make sure you have a nice day out on the water, whether you're fishing creeks, estuaries or flats.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 97%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.72 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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My son and I had a great time fishing with Eric today. Started off with some nice yellow tail snapper and ended with several Mahi. Overall we had a great time and would highly recommended him for a charter.

Fished July 11, 2018
Eric Scoble (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 13, 2018

Nice day on the water! We caught Yellowtail snappers and Mahi-Mahi. Good job guys!!

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Had a great trip with Captain Eric!

Fished July 3, 2018
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Fished June 2, 2018
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