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Waterway Escapes specializes in patch reef fishing. Come pay it a visit and spend a lovely day fishing shallow-water reefs, scattered coral heads, and rock piles. You’ll have all the help of Captain Al Tutoni who knows how to put you on the fish and who’ll make sure you have a pleasant trip. Come to Key Largo, Florida and have a memorable fishing experience together with Waterway Escapes!

Up to 4 guests can come aboard the captain’s 21’ Cobia center console, a boat running on a 150 HP Yamaha engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. The boat uses GPS, a fishfinder, and a radio for navigation, features a toilet, and is equipped with outriggers and a livewell.

While fishing these areas of Key Largo, you never know what you’ll catch. There’s Yellowtail and Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Barracuda, sharks, Hogfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more species of fish. Using light tackle, you’ll attract your prey by bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, and drift fishing. You can keep and take home all the fish you catch as well as bring kids on your trip. Just bear in mind that alcohol isn’t allowed while on board.

Captain Al will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, as well as fishing licenses. What you should bring is just your favorite food and drinks.

Waterway Escapes invites you to visit Key Largo and have lots of fun fishing its beautiful waters. Come aboard and enjoy!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Patch Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    $650
    Patch reef fishing is fishing in shallow water between 10 and 40 feet deep and normally within 3 to 4 miles from the shore. The trips last for 6 hours and are great for families with children.

About the Captain

Al Tutoni
Key Largo, Florida, United States
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2021
Captain Al invites you to join him in fishing the beautiful inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters of Key Largo. Come spend a day fishing reefs and have a wonderful experience on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

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.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Adam W.
Harveysburg, OH
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Captain Al is the man!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Patch Reef Fishing on June 11, 2021
Had a great time on the boat with captain Al! He made sure we were safe and when the mahi didn’t work out he put us a bunch...
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Wyatt G.
Bear Creek, NC
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3/4 trip with capt Al

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Patch Reef Fishing on June 23, 2021
We had an absolute blast with Al he worked so hard to make sure we had a great time and gave us an experience we have never...
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Brandon H.
Claremore, OK
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6hr trip with captain Al

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Patch Reef Fishing on June 24, 2021
Smaller boat perfect for groups up to four, which is nice for private trips. No sharing big boats with a bunch of other people....
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Joshua R.
Edenton, NC
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3/4 day with Captain Al

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Patch Reef Fishing on August 8, 2021
Ran to reef and caught several different species of fish. After we ran to shallow water with chum bag to absolutely murder...
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Sonja Z.
Manheim, PA
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Patch Reef Fishing on June 18, 2021
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FAQs about Waterway Escapes

Waterway Escapes offers the following trip to customers:
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Patch Reef Fishing (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Waterway Escapes, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers

Trips booked with Waterway Escapes include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Fishing License

Waterway Escapes offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Waterway Escapes offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Waterway Escapes include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo