Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!

Westward Expeditions is a USCG-licensed and insured guide service specializing in the vast flats and expansive mangrove shorelines and bays of South Florida. Whether you decide to embark on a journey that surrounds you with the crystal clear waters and oceanside flats of Biscayne Bay and the Florida Keys or venture around the endless grass flats and mangrove estuaries of Flamingo, Everglades National Park in search of that “bucket list” fish, Captain Jake Leon’s got you covered. All skills and walks of life are welcomed. Lets turn those fishy dreams into a reality!

Your day will begin aboard a 2017 17ft Maverick HPX-V, which will provide ride comfort and incredible fishability for the deep basins and shallow estuaries of South Florida. Specializing in light tackle and fly fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    Have a great time starting your trip in the morning! Live bait, artificial, and/or fly fishing bait are all included. The captain also provides a cooler full of ice and water. He also recommends you bring lunch or snacks and specialty drinks for yourself.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Spend 6 hours fishing and enjoy even more time on the water! The captain covers you for all the tackle, bait, and a cooler full of water and ice. He also provides snacks but you're welcome to bring any food and specialty drinks you want.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $850
    Morning start! The trip includes all the fishing gear, bait, as well as a cooler full of ice and water. The captain invites you to bring any lunch, snacks, and specialty beverages you like so you can enjoy your fishing adventure to the fullest!
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About the Captain

Jake Leon
Key Largo, Florida, United States
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32 Customer reviews
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Member since September 2021
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Being born and raised around the surrounding waters of South Florida, it didn’t long to catch the “Fishing Bug”. From catching bass with my father ever since I could walk to poling a technical skiff in the beautiful waters of Biscayne bay, The Everglades, and the Upper Florida Keys, every trip hoists new opportunities and experiences that continue to fuel my passion and hope to pass and instill this incredible feeling to you!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish

Boat specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
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
PayPal
Checks

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (28)
Sight fishing for tarpon
One of many
Triple tail
+25
Angler Rating
31
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Peter Z.
Midlothian, VA
Excellent
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Three Glorious Days of Fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on January 18, 2023
We did three (3/4 day) trips. Captain Jake is a gem! He gave us the full Florida Keys experience. He knows the area and he...
Peter Z. recommends Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!
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Michael C.
Pensacola, Florida
Excellent
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Thx captain jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on September 21, 2022
Had a blast fishing even though bite was a lil slow. Had a crazy north wind come up early morning before we went out. No regrets...
Michael C. recommends Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!
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Kelly C.
Plymouth, MA
Excellent
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Jake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on December 13, 2022
Our trip was amazing! Capt. Jake was extremely knowledgeable and put us on fish right away. We fished 2 different areas and...
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Dennis Z.
Key Largo, Florida
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on December 3, 2022
One of the best experiences of my life!! Fishing the flats was always on my todo list and I finally got it done! Jake took...
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Christina M.
Fowler, Indiana
Excellent
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Finding Porpoise in life….

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 27, 2022
Jake was fantastic. Had a blast, tangled with a shark, a 50lb grouper (at least that is my story) vs snagging a sunken boat…....
Christina M. recommends Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!
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FAQs about Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!

Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing! offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing! include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing! offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing! offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing! include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Black Drum
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon