Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore and Captain Jeff Beeler welcome you to some great fishing in Florida! He was born and raised in the Islamorada area and has got over 30 years of backcountry and offshore experience. His comfortable center console is great for small parties looking for a hands-on experience. He enjoys Tarpon fishing in the spring and summer months and sailfishing with kites in the fall and winter months. There isn’t much you and he can’t do with this boat, so hop aboard and have a memorable time on the water.

You’ll be fishing from a 23’ SeaCraft center console that can comfortably take up to 3 guests. It uses a 300 HP Yamaha engine as well as all the modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio technology for quick and safe movement on the water. There’s also a livewell to supply you with live bait and an ice-box to store your fish and drinks.

You can go after Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Blackfin Tuna, Blacktip Shark, Amberjack, Sailfish, Redfish, and many more. Using light tackle, you can catch by spinning, fly fishing, and even kite fishing. You’re free to choose either to keep your catch and take it home or simply release it back into the water.

Captain Jeff takes care of all the fishing equipment you’ll need as well as licenses. When the trip’s over, he’ll also clean and fillet your catch at no extra cost. Before you depart, just make sure you’ve got some snacks and drinks packed.

Come join Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore and experience a true fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Sailfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    Since Islamorada is so close to the reef it makes for more fishing time! From october thru april, sailfish travel up and down our reefs edge making it easy for a great adventure on light tackle!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    This is a morning half day Tarpon trip for the person that doesn’t have the time for a full day or has plans for the afternoon. Just bring some snacks and drinks and Captain Jeff will take care of everything else.
  • Private trip
    Reef and patch fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    Action fishing for snapper, porgy, grouper, mackerel, kingfish and everything in between. Just good fun in shallow water from 10 to 150 ft of water just off islamorada. Great way to spend a day with friends and family, take what you catch and have a local restaurant cook your catch! Can’t get any fresher than hook and cook! Available year around! For hands on local fishing with short running time this trip is great for everyone!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef and Patch
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    A great option if a half day isn’t enough and a full day is too much. You and the crew can do just about anything on a 3/4 day!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Jul 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    The spring is here! Along with the summer, it is the perfect season for Tarpon fishing. Come aboard and spend some great time on the water as you fish for 8 hours.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip—Live Bait Sailfishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    October through March you can enjoy live bait fishing with kites for Sailfish. Just bring your favorite snacks and drinks and the captain will take care of the rest. The winter months are the best!
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Everglades Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,000
    Backcountry fishing in the Everglades for Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Trout, and whatever else you can get into!
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About the Captain

Jeff Beeler
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
43 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Captain Jeff has been fishing his whole life. He feels fortunate to have grown up with the pioneers of the Keys' fishing legends that taught him what he knows today!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

SeaCraft (Center console) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Backcountry fishing for Tarpon and more
Nearshore Fishing
Patch reef fishing for Snapper
Offshore Fishing
Sailfish when in season
Reef Fishing
Snapper
Wreck Fishing
Snapper and Grouper when in season
Backcountry Fishing
Year-round Tarpon, Trout, Snook, and Redfish

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Year-round depending on species
Kite Fishing
Kite fishing for Sailfish

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
You and the captain will catch or buy bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
License included except for park permit
Fly Fishing Equipment

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.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Emerson D.
Milltown, NJ
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Half day w Capt Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing on June 22, 2022
Jeff called night before to confirm. Got out in the morning and it was quiet the first two plus hours, but Jeff kept things...
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Robert C.
Corinth, TX
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Great times!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing on June 24, 2022
We had a great fun time out with Captain Jeff Beeler. He had us on Mahi in no time and we chased them for the duration of a...
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Jeanette M.
Winter Haven, FL
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Reef and Patch on June 25, 2022
Our captain today was a breath of fresh air compared to the captain we had the day before. Within 30 minutes we had all the...
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Eric H.
Brick Township, NJ
Excellent
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Excellent
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1/2 day trip with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing on March 9, 2022
We did not having any luck targeting Tarpon, but we knew it was going to be hit or miss since our only window was in early...
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Mark K.
Westfield, NJ
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Half day trip with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Reef and patch fishing on June 23, 2022
Great trip, caught plenty of fish and were recommended to take it to lazy days and get the fish cooked lazy day style. As you...
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FAQs about Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Sailfishing (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Reef and patch fishing (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef and Patch (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip—Live Bait Sailfishing (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day – Everglades Backcountry (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (You and the captain will catch or buy bait)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License (License included except for park permit )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Backcountry fishing for Tarpon and more)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Patch reef fishing for Snapper)
  • Offshore Fishing (Sailfish when in season)
  • Reef Fishing (Snapper)
  • Wreck Fishing (Snapper and Grouper when in season)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Year-round Tarpon, Trout, Snook, and Redfish)

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Year-round depending on species )
  • Kite Fishing (Kite fishing for Sailfish )

Top targeted fish species with Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Redfish
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)