Come fishing with Off The Charts! in Key West, Florida and have a great time on the water. They offer various inshore, nearshore, offshore, reef, and wreck trips. Regardless of your experience, just call Captain Joe Tripp and pick one of the numerous trips that suits you the best.

Your journey begins on a 23’ Contender center console powered by a 300 HP Yamaha four stroke engine, with plenty of room for up to 4 guests. It’s equipped with the latest navigation systems and safety equipment. The vessel also has a livewell, outriggers, and downrigger.

The beautiful nature the Keys are known for provides you with rich fishing grounds. You might encounter many species, including Mahi Mahi, Black and Red Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Amberjack, Tuna, and more. This also means you can try out different fishing techniques such as live-baiting, trolling, and jigging. Captain Joe welcomes all the kids on his boat, lets you keep your catch, and will even clean and fillet it for you free of charge.

All the fishing gear is included in the price, including bait, and fishing licenses. You should pack sun lotion, as well as some food and drinks. Capt. Joe will provide bottled water and ice to keep everything fresh and cold.

Visit the rich fishing grounds of Key West and enjoy Florida’s natural beauty.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $950
    This trip will take you to some areas unreachable on shorter excursions. You'll have extra ice, chum, bait, and tackle for many different fishing styles. Depending on the conditions, this may include deep-dropping, slow pitch jigging, and high speed trolling.
  • Private trip
    Holiday Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 18 - Jan 18
    $950
    There’s no better way to spend the holiday, than on the water!
  • Private trip
    Holiday Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Feb 15
    $950
    There’s no better way to spend the holiday, than on the water!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $750
    This 6-hour trip gives you a little more time to explore different areas, and if conditions permit, you can also troll.
  • Private trip
    Holiday 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 18 - Jan 18
    $750
    There’s no better way to spend the holiday, than on the water!
  • Private trip
    Holiday 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Feb 15
    $750
    There’s no better way to spend the holiday, than on the water!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    Start your sea adventure early in the morning! The powerfull boat and closeness to some of the best fishing grounds in the world offer you great experience on the water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    Spend a beautiful afternoon on the water while fishing rich grounds of Key West. Your powerful boat will get you to the fish in no time.
  • Private trip
    Holiday Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 18 - Jan 18
    $550
    There’s no better way to take advantage of the holiday, than to be on the water!
  • Private trip
    Holiday Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Feb 15
    $550
    There’s no better way to take advantage of the holiday, than to be on the water!
  • Private trip
    Holiday Half Day (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 18 - Jan 18
    $550
    There’s no better way to spend your holiday, than on the water!
  • Private trip
    Holiday Half Day (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 15 - Feb 15
    $550
    There’s no better way to spend your holiday, than on the water!

About the Captain

Joe Tripp
Key West, Florida, United States
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2020
Captain Joe Tripp has been a fisher for more than 40 years. He loves helping beginners catch their first fish just as much as taking veterans out to cross off another species off their list. Captain Joe is flexible when it comes to his customers' needs and adapts well to the ongoing conditions.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 300HP 2020 Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Jennifer B.
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Captain Joe Tripp Rocks!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 12, 2021
We had a 4 hour fishing tour, Capt Joe was right on time, he was friendly and fun, had a cooler with ice and great music and...
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Steve M.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fishing with Joe Tripp of Off The Charts on the Hustler.

Full Day Trip – Columbus Day on October 12, 2020
4 of us decided to hit Key West for a one day fishing trip. We chose Joe Tripp, the singing police officer with the Key West...
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Dannean A.
Naples, FL
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1/2 day trip with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2021
Captain Joe took the young adults in our family out for a fishing trip that they called fantastic! Everyone caught fish and...
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Ron T.
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
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Captain Joe

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 8, 2021
Captain Joe is a very knowledgeable fisherman and an especially personable Boat Captain. We have fished with many Captains...
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Mitch B.
Charlotte, NC
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Half day afternoon trip with Joe

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on November 28, 2020
Excellent combination of fishing and touring the Key West waters. Joe was patient, very knowledgeable about the fishing locations,...
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FAQs about Off The Charts!

Off The Charts! offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Holiday Half Day (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Holiday Half Day (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Holiday Half Day (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Holiday Half Day (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Holiday 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Holiday 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $950 per group - Holiday Full Day (8 hours)
  • $950 per group - Holiday Full Day (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Off The Charts!, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (2020 Simrad with Lowrance backup)
  • Fishfinder (2020 Simrad with Lowrance backup)
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Off The Charts! include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (As Needed)
  • Fishing License

Off The Charts! offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Off The Charts! offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Off The Charts! include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo