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 welcome, come to Key Largo and turn your fishing dreams into reality!

Your trip for the day will be a 17’ Maverick HPX-S flats boat that can sit up to 2 anglers. The boat is powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine, uses GPS technology to help navigate more easily, and is equipped with a livewell to provide you with live bait.

The lakes, inshore waters, flats, and backcountry waters around Key Largo offer you plenty of prized fish to catch. You’ll encounter Largemouth and Peacock Bass, Tarpon, Snook, Permit, Redfish, Bonefish, Spotted Seatrout, as well as Black Drum. You’ll catch fish by fly fishing on light tackle and you can keep all the fish you catch. Kids are always a great asset to a fishing trip, so feel free to bring them aboard and enjoy a beautiful outing with your dearest ones.

There’s nothing you’ll need to bring on your trip as Captain Jake covers you for everything. This includes all the fishing gear, snacks, drinks, as well as fishing licenses. If you want him to, he can also clean and bag your catch, completely free of charge.

Come and have a fishing adventure to remember, Westward Expeditions is eagerly waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    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!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    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.

About the Captain

Jake Leon
Key Largo, Florida, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 12 hours
Member since September 2021
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

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. 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
GPS
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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

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Jacob S.
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 21, 2021
Captain Jake was a phenomenal guide. Took us around the beautiful Everglades National Park and we caught plenty snook and redfish....
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San Juan
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Fishing with Jake

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 12, 2021
We went fishing in the canals for peacocks lost count after about 20. Booked him for the 6 hour and we fished the bank after...
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FAQs about Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing!

Westward Expeditions Flats Fishing! offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 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