Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore

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
    In demand! Last booked: 20 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $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!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Kite Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $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.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • 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)
    US $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!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
  • 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)
    US $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
    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)
    US $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.
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • 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)
    US $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!
    Targeted fish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
  • 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)
    US $1,000
    Backcountry fishing in the Everglades for Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Trout, and whatever else you can get into! The reason the everglades trip is more money is because of fuel. We use twice as much fuel because of the long run into the backcountry.
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FAQs about Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Sailfishing (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - Reef and patch fishing (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef and Patch (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Full Day Trip—Live Bait Sailfishing (8 hours)
  • US $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 (No charge for cleaning fish. We clean fish at the dock when we get in.)
  • Fishing License (License included except for park permit )
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • 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
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing (Year-round depending on species )
  • Kite Fishing (Kite fishing for Sailfish )
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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)

Meet the Captain

Jeff Beeler
Islamorada, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
107 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2021
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
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
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
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Year-round depending on species
Kite Fishing
Kite fishing for Sailfish
Deep Sea Fishing

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
No charge for cleaning fish. We clean fish at the dock when we get in.
Fishing License
License included except for park permit
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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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