While enjoying the sea of gorgeous Key West Florida why not seize the opportunity and treat yourself to an offshore fishing adventure? Blue Dream Charters are there for you to give you the chance to make some great memories and hopefully get tasty fish along the way. Captain Frank Ratcliff will take good care of you and he’ll do his best to share his knowledge and passion for fishing.

You’ll be cruising the waters of Keys on board a 28’ Whitewater center console. This boat is can take on groups of 6 guests tops. It holds a GPS and fishfinding equipment for your better fishing experience. With two 200 HP Suzuki engines that can reach maximum speeds of 30 knots, you’ll be arriving at your hot-spot in no time.

This charter specializes in offshore fishing along with wreck and reef locations. You get to try your skills with some light tackle, drift fishing, or bottom fishing. The fish bites all year long, it’s just a matter of which species is available. More adventurous anglers can go after feisty Kingfish, and if you’re set to catch tasty Black Grouper it’s available from May till December. Or you can play it safe and go after delicious Mahi Mahi.

Families with children are welcome. When it comes to fishing gear it will be waiting for you on board, but no lures and additional equipment. The crew does offer drinks for a more comfortable trip. If you get lucky you can keep the catch, and the crew will gladly help you with the preparation.

Experience Key West to the fullest and book a trip with Blue Dream Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,050
    This 8-hour trip will give you a complete adventure at sea. Spend a whole day cruising the Key West and going after Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, and several species of Grouber if available.
  • Private trip
    Full day Lobster diving
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    Fun family adventure diving for Fl Keys spiny lobster in shallow water ranging from 5’ to 15’
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    With this 6 hour trip you get more time on the water which improves your chances of getting a really big catch or several ones. You can try your skills and go after Kingfish or tasty Mahi Mahi and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Lobster Diving
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Fun family adventure diving for Fl Keys spinh lobster in shallow water ranging from 5’ to 15’
  • Private trip
    Full day split trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Have a fun day fishing/snorkeling and end the day at ine of the local sandbars!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    This 4 hour trip is perfect for people who want to do some fishing or relax on the water and still have the rest of the day free. Experience fishing of the Key West and have a chance to go after Cobia, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi and if available different species of Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Half day lobster diving
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Mar 31
    $700
    Fun family adventure diving for fl keys spiny lobster in shallow water ranging from 5’ to 15’
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About the Captain

Frank Ratcliff
Key West, Florida, United States
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13 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2020
I was born and raised in Key West, Fl. Fishing and diving have been a part of my life since I was 6 years old. Being on the water has always been my favorite thing to do and love taking people out on the beautiful water of Key West where they can make memories.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

28 Whitewater (Center console) originally built in 1994. Powered by 2 200HP 2021 Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
78%
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MICHAEL D.
Hingham, MA
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 27, 2021
My 22 year old son & I had a fantastic half day with Captain Frank.  He is a really great guy who really knows the waters. ...
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Denver, NC
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 5, 2021
Captain- Solid guy was on time, great communication start to finish. Worked very hard to put us on fish in rather tough fishing...
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VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 25, 2021
Frank was a great captain and knew all the good spots, we limited out on yellow snapper, def will fish again with him!
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Melbourne Village, FL
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 13, 2021
We had a great time even though weather turned bad halfway through the trip, Capt Frank was always very attentive in making...
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MAGNOLIA SQUARE, FL
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Excellent captain!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 11, 2021
Captain Frank really knows these waters and focuses on his guests catching fish!  He was able to filet ours quickly and we...
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FAQs about Blue Dream Charters

Blue Dream Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - Half day lobster diving (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Lobster Diving (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full day split trip (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full day Lobster diving (8 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Dream Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blue Dream Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Blue Dream Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Blue Dream Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Dream Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Wahoo