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.

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 f

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 800 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
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About this listing

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
Gulf of Mexico
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Good for fishing the patches for Groupers
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Red)

Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

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: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 8 reviews

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Myself and a mate embarked on a full day excursion with Captain Eric in late November of 2017. Unfortunately this was only recent after the hurricane which tore through the keys, proving difficult to catch a fish. We got onto a couple but in no real numbers, however we thoroughly enjoyed our day. Captain Eric was very accommodating and though we were both experienced fisherman, he thoughtfully still insisted on baiting hooks and casting out our lines for us. His knowledge of fishing in the keys for the past 35 years can be seen as we journeyed from spot to spot were he educated or shared a story with us. Though us two 20 year old Australian blokes weren’t able to pull in much but still managed to have a great time, I’m sure Captain Eric will ensure anyone who continues to go with him will have as much fun as we did (fish or not)

Fished November 28, 2017
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Capt. Eric puts you right on the fish and all you have to do is reel them in. Capt. Eric who was born and raised in the keys and knows the waters well.  This day he took me about four miles out to the edge of a reef and full of Yellowtails. He is friendly, knowledgeable and made my trip fun. I scheduled an extra trip because of my great experience.

Fished October 18, 2017
Eric Scoble (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 18, 2017


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Very knowledgeable about the area and fishing. Friendly and good company to spend time fishing

Fished July 27, 2017
Eric Scoble (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 27, 2017

This was our catch today with Stephen and his son. Yellowtail Snapper!!

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