Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters – Tavernier

Lil’ Wagon Fishing Charters welcomes you to Tavernier, the north end of the Sportsman Capital of the World, Islamorada. Come join Captain Michael Hartnett for beautiful days on the water targeting various prized species under the Florida Keys and watch birds such as frigates, terns, and seagulls as they chase the bait. Hot days and calmer winds generally make for great days on or in the water, so take the chance and include some snorkeling or diving in your offshore sea adventure as well!

You’ll start your trip on a restored 28’ Bluewater center console that can sit up to 4 guests. It runs on a twin 300 HP Suzuki engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots and it uses full-featured navigation technology comprised of GPS, a fishfinder, radar, and radio. The boat’s equipped with downriggers, outriggers, a livewell, and an ice-box.

Tavernier offshore waters offer you plenty of fish to catch. You can fish reefs for Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper, Black Grouper, and all the other species available. Be prepared to bump into Barracuda or Amberjack as well! There’s also a wide choice of techniques for catching fish. You can use light and heavy tackle, troll, bottom fish, deep sea fish, spin, and jig. You’re free to bring along kids on your trip and you decide if you want to keep or release your catch. Also, the captain appreciates no smoking while on board.

You’ll be provided with all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait you’ll need for the trip, as well as for fishing licenses. Before you depart, just make sure you’ve packed some food and drinks.

Visit Lil’ Wagon Fishing Charters and have a terrific fishing experience on the offshore waters of Tavernier!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $900
    The captain and you will search for weeds, birds, rips, temperature breaks, or anything to hold Mahi Mahi. Trolling, casting, and sight fishing are the techniques you'll use to catch it. The captain's radar will help find the birds feeding on the bait along sargassum weed lines where Mahi loves to feed. Then, you'll sight cast to it or troll along the weed line in order to hook it up.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $800
    Spend the day searching for birds, weeds, rips, temperature breaks, and anything that will hold Mahi Mahi. You'll be trolling, casting, and sight fishing to catch it. You'll also utilize the captain's radar to help find the birds that are feeding on the bait along sargassum weed lines where Mahi loves to hang out and feed. Then you will sight cast to it or troll along the weed line in hopes of hooking up.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $700
    You'll fish along the beautiful reefs and wrecks for Yellowtail, Mutton, and Mangrove Snapper, for Grouper, Amberjack, Permit, and all the other available bottom dwellers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    $700
    Explore the beautiful reefs and wrecks in the afternoon and chase bottom dwellers such as various types of Snapper, as well as Grouper, Amberjack, Permit, and all the others that come along.

About the Captain

Michael Hartnett
Key Largo, Florida, United States
24 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
13 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2019
I have lived in Florida all my life and have been chasing all Atlantic Ocean fish since I was a small child with my family and friends. I love to fish in many different ways but sight fishing for Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Tripletail are my favorite. I love spending time on the water, chasing and catching fish, teaching others to enjoy fishing and improve their skills.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Bluewater (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 300HP Twin Suzuki 300 Hp engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Wahoo are alwasy a BIG BONUS with Mahi Mahi
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Had a great time!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing (AM) on June 24, 2021
Booked offshore and nearshore trip for my husband, son, dad, and father-in-law The guys had a great time and said Captain Mike...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on June 16, 2021
Even though the weeds were scattered which made trolling for Mahi a lot harder Mike did get us on some fish. He really put...
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FAQs about Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters – Tavernier

Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters – Tavernier offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Reef Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters – Tavernier, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters – Tavernier include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters – Tavernier offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters – Tavernier offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Lil' Wagon Fishing Charters – Tavernier include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)