Captain Martin Carranza

Captain Martin Carranza has been fly fishing all his life, from his early days chasing big Trout in Patagonia, Argentina, to the productive grass flats of South Florida, which he’s been fishing since 2001. These days, Capt. Martin specializes in putting his customers on the best bite that can be found around Key Biscayne and beyond.

Your guide operates a 17’ Beavertail Strike flats skiff, powered by a single 60 HP Evinrude engine, which will take you to the best fishing grounds quickly and safely. Up to 3 people can come aboard and fish in full comfort. The boat features a Minn Kota electric motor and comes furnished with the selection of quality navigational gear that will help you stay on your prey’s trail.

Fishing with Martin means you don’t have to worry about bringing your own rods and reels, he already has everything you need on board. Whether it’s quality fly fishing tackle or conventional gear, your captain has got you covered. If you prefer using live bait, you’ll catch some shrimp, mullet, or pilchards on your way to the fishing grounds.

Plenty of species could find their way to your line, and southeast Florida (from Miami to the Middle keys) offers some of the most productive flats fishing opportunities around. The waterways of Biscayne Bay are ample with Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Barracuda, and you can even find several Shark species here.

There are half day and full day expeditions on offer, so depending on your preferences and the time you have, you can take your pick. You’ll have drinks on shorter excursions, and lunch is included in the price of longer trips.

Whether you come with your family or your closest fishing buddies, one thing is certain – a trip with Captain Martin Carranza will show you the fishing abundance of Biscayne Bay in all its glory!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This expedition is perfect for anglers looking to spend a day on the water targeting a wide array of species, away from the bustle of the city. You can go after Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Jacks, Sharks, and the list goes on. Capt. Martin will provide all the gear, drinks, and sandwiches, so you just choose who you want to share this experience with and hop aboard!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Spend your morning on the bountiful waters of Biscayne Bay and enjoy the superb morning bite. You could target anything from Speckled Trout and Redfish to Jack Crevalle and Snook, depending on your preferences. Pack snacks and sunscreen and you're good to go.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Go fishing with Capt. Martin in the afternoon and chances are, you'll be having fish fillets for dinner! Prowl the Biscayne Bay for 4 hours and see what will find its way to your hook. Permit, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Tripletail, and Speckled Trout are just some of the most popular catches. All you need for this excursion is snacks and sunscreen, everything else is taken care of.
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About the Captain

Martin Carranza
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
3 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2015
Captain Martin Carranza has been fly fishing all his life. His grandpa and dad took him fly fishing to the rivers of Patagonia, and he tested his skills all over the world, including the Caribbean and Europe. Martin is a USCG licensed captain and he's been running trips around Key Biscayne for years. Fishing has always been his biggest passion and today he's happy to share it with his customers.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
PayPal
Checks
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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5.00
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100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Charles V.
Saint-Tropez, Provence-alpes-côte D'azu
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
A really Nice day with el Capitán Martín ! We really recommend this trip as he knows the best spots of the bay. He can make...
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VERIFIED   January 3, 2020
Great afternoon on the water with Captain Martin. Great person to be on the water with and knew what he was doing.
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VERIFIED   August 12, 2019
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