Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters II

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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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 the Captain

Eric Scoble
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
61 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
75 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

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Targeted Species

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

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

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon
Wahoo

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.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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4.69
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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8 hour offshore fishing with Captain Eric.
8 hour offshore fishing with Captain Eric.
8 hour offshore fishing with Captain Eric.
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Robert Y.
Porter, TX
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8 hour offshore fishing with Captain Eric.

VERIFIED   June 11, 2019
Capetian Eric was a great guide and very knowledgeable of the keys. He used various techniques to get us on the fish. He was...
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Alpharetta, GA
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Full day trip with Eric

VERIFIED   July 11, 2018
My son and I had a great time fishing with Eric today. Started off with some nice yellow tail snapper and ended with several...
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Glenn H.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fishing guide extraordinaire

VERIFIED   May 19, 2016
Captain Eric is a Pro. First time hiring a private charter, and my son and I were not disappointed. The weather did not agree,...
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Michael T.
United States
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   November 28, 2017
Myself and a mate embarked on a full day excursion with Captain Eric in late November of 2017. Unfortunately this was only...
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Brandon, Florida
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VERIFIED   April 19, 2017
Great time fishing with Eric. He worked all his spots aggressively; although we didn’t boat a tarpon, we spotted...
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