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 18’ Beavertail Strike flats skiff, powered by a single 60 HP Suzuki engine, which will take you to the best fishing grounds quickly and safely. Up to 2 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    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, Snook, Grouper, Snapper and the list goes on. Capt. Martin will provide all the gear and drinks so you just choose who you want to share this experience with and hop aboard!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    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
    Full day trip Everglades (Flamingo)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $800
    Full day fishing the productive waters of Everglades National Park out of Flamingo. Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Seatrout, Snapper, Grouper, Jacks and many other species will be at the end of your fishing line. While fishing the "Glades" you be surrounded by nature as it was meant to be with sightings of the most varied wildlife including manatees, the American crocodile, alligators, pink flamingoes, white pelicans and many more.
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About the Captain

Martin Carranza
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
82 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
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 over 20 years. Fishing has always been his biggest passion and today he's happy to share it with his customers.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Garmin Echomap 94sv
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Upon request
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Loomis and Six gill spinning rods/reels
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Sodas, water
Fishing License
Lunch
Sandwiches
Fly Fishing Equipment
Orvis, Hatch, Allen

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
All ages welcome, life jackets provided
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 78 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (54)
Barracuda
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Awesome Experience
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Ryan S.
Yardley, PA
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Full Day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 27, 2022
I had a great time on this trip.  We got on some bonefish early and then made a long run (despite current gas prices) to go...
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Don't think, choose Martin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 31, 2021
I was on vacation in the Miami area and decided that I wanted to chase one of my bucket list fish (bonefish).  After a lot...
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Manuel P.
Key Biscayne, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Afternoon Fishing Outing with Captain Martin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2022
My grandson and I had a wonderful afternoon of fishing in Biscayne Bay with Martin Carranza.  Martin is a pleasure to be with,...
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John C.
Spring, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fly fishing trip with Martin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 19, 2021
I had a spare day in Miami so set up a 5 hour tly-fishing trip with Martin.  It definitely lived up to my expectations. ...
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Sol R.
Fairfax, Virginia
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Half day trip w captain Martin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 3, 2022
Highly recommend it! I have zero experience fishing and got 6 big fish. Captain Martin is super experienced and took us to...
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FAQs about Captain Martin Carranza

Captain Martin Carranza offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full day trip Everglades (Flamingo) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Martin Carranza, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin Echomap 94sv
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Upon request
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Martin Carranza include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Loomis and Six gill spinning rods/reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Sodas, water)
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch (Sandwiches)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Orvis, Hatch, Allen)

Captain Martin Carranza offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Martin Carranza offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Martin Carranza include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail