Kingfisher Backcountry Charters

29837 Journeys End Rd
Big Pine Key FL, United States

Hi, my name is Captain Robert Horachek from Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc. I have lived in the Keys most of my life and have been fishing since I was a kid. Over 20 years later, I established “Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc.” which was named after my late uncle’s charter boat called “Kingfisher”. He was a great angler and charter captain who inspired me to NEVER give up. I’m hoping to make a new legacy in honor of him. So come and join me as we go after Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, and other flats/backcountry species throughout the Florida Keys! Experienced and non experienced anglers of all ages are welcome.

As a lifelong resident here in the Florida Keys, my experience on the water has been a journey with many achievements, including junior master angler in both the Key West fishing Tournament and the South Florida MET Tournament. Other notable catches were an 80lb Wahoo that I caught when I was 13 years old. The Wahoo was a former junior world record holder through the IGFA. My goal and mission statement is to provide the best professional guide service by achieving success out on the water with lasting memories and stories to be told.

Hi, my name is Captain Robert Horachek from Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc. I have lived in the Keys most of my life and have been fishing since I was a kid. Over 20 years later, I established “Kingfisher Backcountry Charters, Inc.” which w


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  • Full Day Bonefishing
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600 private charter
  • 3/4 day Bonefishing
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500 private charter
  • 1/2 day Bonefishing
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bonefish
  Cobia
  Grouper (Goliath)
  Jack Crevalle

  Permit
  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Snook
  Spanish Mackerel

  Spotted Seatrout
  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha 115 fourstroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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

About the Captain

Robert Horachek
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
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I have over 20 years of experience fishing in the Florida Keys. I fished a lot offshore with my dad, uncle, and cousin for most of my life. I decided to start fishing inshore for the visual experience of sight fishing the flats for spooky fish. The Adrenaline rush is there kinda like seeing a 12 point buck walking into bow range or hitting a grand slam home home to put your baseball team ahead to win the game. To me
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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captain Robert was excellent. he was great with my 8 year old son and put us on a lot of fish including a ton of tarpon!!!

Fished April 4, 2018
Robert Horachek (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2018

Thanks for the review Jamie. Glad that you and your son ha a good time!

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Fished March 25, 2018
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I booked a 1/2 day trip with Captain Rob and it could not have been a better experience. The goal was bonefish and permit on the fly rods but conditions were not ideal. He did put my sons and I on to Jacks, Tarpon and a Barracuda and ended the day with a few fly fishing tips with the boys. This was my boys’ first visit to Key West and this was the highlight of their trip! I would highly recommend booking with Captain Rob as communication up to the trip was excellent.

Fished December 29, 2017
Robert Horachek (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 4, 2018

Thank you for the review Devin. I’m glad to hear that this was the highlight of the trip down to Key West. Definitely try to come back down with your boys again so we seal the deal on some Bonefish!

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