Selfish Charter Fishing

81576 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Selfish Charter Fishing offers year round fishing trips that will take you around offshore waters of Islamorada. Whether you’re less experienced or a hardcore angler, captain Kevin has the right answer for you. He will be taking you after a variety of species that inhabit these waters and help you land your dream catch.

These waterways are home to the likes of Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Sailfish, Swordfish, Marlin, and Tuna. There’s plenty to catch here and you’ll be in good hands. Captain Kevin loves what he does. He enjoys taking people out and knows these waters like the back of his hand. He’s been fishing for offshore species for years, and has the moves to make your trip productive.

You will be fishing from a 33’ Mako center console. She is powered by twin Mercury engines and can take up to six anglers. The boat features GPS and a fishfinder, is equipped with outriggers to go for some trolling, and has an ice box, a live bait well, and stores life jackets and other safety equipment. It is a fast vessel and can get you to the fishing grounds in no time.

Captain Kevin will provide the fishing gear and bait, as well as the license and soft drinks and water. When packing for the trip, you will want to bring a camera, sunblock, sunglasses, a cap, sea sickness medication in case you need it, food and drinks of choice, but please don’t bring any glass aboard the vessel. The captain will clean the catch for you, and it customary to leave tips to honor the effort of the crew. Pack your items and come along. These waters are rich and will get your adrenaline rush within minutes of the departure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Swordfishing
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is made for seasoned anglers who want to go out and get Swordfish. The captain will provide the fishing gear, water, and soft drinks, while you should pack food, snacks, drinks, a cap, sunblock, sunglasses and sea sickness medication, if needed. You will have eight hours of fishing, either in the morning or during the night. It's solid year round, but yields the most when the weather's calm, from May till November usually.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1300
    up to 6 persons
    On this full day trip, you will have a lot of time for fishing. The trip suits hardcore and more experienced anglers. As the fisheries are not far away, you can get Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and more. The captain will provide the gear, water, and soft drinks. You should bring food, drinks of choice, a camera, sunblock, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will give you more time to explore Islamorada's waterways. You will get the fishing gear, water, and soft drinks onboard. You should pack snacks, food, drinks of choice, sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes. The first mate is available upon request, at an additional cost. The target species include Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    This half day trip is a great chance for novice anglers to try offshore fishing. Islamorada is blessed with deep waters not far from the shore, so you can manage to get a nice catch. The captain will supply the gear, license, water, and soft drinks. First mate is available upon request for an additional charge. Bring food, drinks, sunblock, a cap, and a camera. You can target Snapper, Permit, Jack Crevalle, or sometimes even Mahi Mahi or Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    If you want a productive afternoon, this trip is a great way to have it. Deep waters are a short ride away, meaning that even a half day trip can get the likes of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, and more. This is a good option for less experienced anglers and families. The captain will provide the gear, license, water, and soft drinks. First mate is available upon request for an additional charge. You should pack food, drinks, sunblock, a cap, and a camera.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Jack Crevalle
Permit
Sailfish
Snapper (Lane)

Snapper (Red)
Spearfish (Shortbill)

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 400HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 30 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

Kevin Hennings
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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Captain Kevin loves what he does. Fishing is his passion and he likes delivering trips that are safe, memorable, and enjoyable. He puts a lot of effort in making your outing productive and works hard to bring you a solid catch. Captain Kevin can cater to both hardcore anglers and novice fishermen. You will reach the fisheries in no time and have great chances of catching offshore species. Captain Kevin has been fishing for offshore pelagics for over three decades and has landed many a Billfish, Mahi, and other big names. He knows these waters intimately and his knowledge will pay off for all anglers joining him.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 77%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Kevin was very friendly and. Knowledgeable​ about fishing. He was a great help to my wife and I.

Fished May 16, 2017
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Had a fantastic trip with one of the best captains in the Keys. Caught plenty of diffferent fish and tried lots of techniques from jigging to deep drop with electric reel. Overall a great day.

Fished May 15, 2017
Kevin Hennings (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your feed back and kind words…You couldn’t have picked a better day, from the weather to the bite, the day was perfect!

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It was a rough day at sea but the Selfish and Capt. Hennings handled it well. We started with trying for tuna but they were not cooperating and I lost one to a shark. Capt. Hennings is a skilled and knowledgeable guide and gave his all to ensure a good day at sea. We tried numerous methods and numerous places until the Capt. put us on some fish. Capt. Hennings does not punch a clock so we stayed well beyond our half day trip to ensure we caught all the fish we wanted. It was my wife’s first charter fishing trip and we both enjoyed it very much. I would recommend the Selfish and Capt. Hennings at Angler’s Answer to anyone wanting a reasonably priced great time at sea.

Fished October 14, 2015
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