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
    Full Day Trip – Mahi Mahi Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    The summer months are great for Mahi Mahi fishing. April through August is the best time for most years, so take your chance and have a trip of a lifetime on the waters of Islamorada!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip—Live Bait Sailfishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Mar 31 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,000
    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 Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (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
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    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.
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About the Captain

Jeff Beeler
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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4 Customer Reviews
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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)

Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Offshore Fishing with Captain Jeff
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Timothy W.
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Offshore Fishing with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip – Mahi Mahi Fishing on April 15, 2021
Can’t say enough great things about Jeff and our fishing trip today! This is the charter you want to take. When booking the...
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Morgan F.
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Half day with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing on April 7, 2021
Very cool guy. Knows his way around. Has been fishing here all his life but has also been all over the place so lots of experience....
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DeLand, FL
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing on April 6, 2021
Hooked onto some big fish, just couldn’t bring them in. Would definitely charter Capt Jeff again, he knows where the fish...
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing on April 8, 2021
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FAQs about Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Full Day Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Mahi Mahi Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - Full Day Trip—Live Bait Sailfishing (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)