There’s no backcountry like the one you’ll find around Florida Keys. Native Son Charters is here to take you on an adventure around Islamorada, which you can explore on one of the world’s finest skiffs, a Hell’s Bay Marquesa.

You’ll be fishing alongside Captain Cory, who’s been catching fish on these waters his whole life. He landed it all - from offshore sea monsters and nearshore bottom feeders. Now, he’s taking you on a quest where the main prize is monster Tarpon!

The amazing skiff you’ll be fishing from is 18’ long and accommodates up to 3 guests. She’s powered by a brand new 115 HP Yamaha engine and reaches the speed of 40 knots. The boat features Garmin navigational electronics, a live bait tank, a cooler, and professional fishing equipment. If you decide to swim for a bit, you can also use snorkeling gear from the boat.

Meet the captain at Bud N Mary’s and start your journey. Your main targets may shine like silver but they’re worth gold - Tarpon, Snook, Speckled Trout, Bonefish, and Spanish Mackerel. You can also catch Snapper, Redfish, and several types of Shark.

Capt. Cory does it all! He’ll cover your fishing license, prepare everything you’ll need to catch fish, and even clean your catch after the trip is over. You only need to bring your sun protection, some snacks, and drinks.

Hop in for a day of fun for the whole group. Native Son Charters awaits!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    If you don't have the whole day to spare for fishing, these 4 hours will do just fine. You'll stay close to the shore, so you won't spend a lot of time traveling. Target Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Trout, Bonefish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    Spend a full day of fishing and target Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Snapper, Shark, and many other species. The captain prepare everything you need equipment-wise, so you only need to pack some snacks and drinks.
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About the Charter Operator

Native Son Charters
Islamorada, Florida, United States
11 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2020
I’ve been fishing the Keys most of my life and fishing offshore chasing sea monsters for the past 6 years professionally. Now I’ll be chasing tailing fish and monster Tarpon in the backcountry on one of the worlds finest skiffs, a Hell’s Bay Marquesa. Meet me at Bud N Mary’s and let’s get catch em up!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark

Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hell’s Bay Marquesa (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2013, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha F115 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Full day trip with Captin Cory
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
80%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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VERIFIED   NEW  January 15, 2022
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Michael J.
Romansville, PA
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Half day am trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 26, 2021
We took a half day morning trip with native sons charters and couldn’t be happier we did! Capt Cory took us right to a fishing...
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Drew G.
Chelmsford, MA
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Fishing with Cory

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 11, 2021
Started off using a casting net to catch bait fish which was cool. Initial fishing was slow due to time of day and the tide...
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Paul T.
United States
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Awesome from beginning to end!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 26, 2021
I would highly recommend native son charters to anyone looking to catch fish and get out on the water with a very knowledgeable...
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Holly Springs, NC
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 15, 2021
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FAQs about Native Son Charters

Native Son Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Native Son Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin Marine )
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Native Son Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License (Lobster and Snook included)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Native Son Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Native Son Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Native Son Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon