Catching Fins Charters

(1) In demand!
84001 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Do you daydream of fishing while surrounded by pristine nature? Daydream no longer! Catching Fins Charters, with Captain Curt Temple at the helm, brings your dream to life in the productive waters of Florida.

Capt. Curt invites you for a fishing excursion on board his 19’ Ranger. It’s a mean fishing machine – capable of holding 4 anglers and the captain in comfort, with everyone fishing at the same time. The engine is a 200 HP Yamaha HDPI outboard and it’ll get you to your fishing grounds in no time.

Once you’re where you want to be the wireless trolling motor comes into play – you can sneak up even on the spookiest fish around. There’s a PowerPole on board as well, it’ll keep the boat steady so you can make the perfect cast.

You’ll go after a wide range of species with Capt. Curt, depending on where you want to fish. He’ll take you all the way from the ocean-side reefs where you’ll go after Groupers, Snappers, and Hogfish. You can also explore the mangrove paths and shallows of the Everglades where you’ll hook up Redfish, Snook, Tarpon (when in season), Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, and others.

Anglers of any level of experience are welcome on board – if you’re a beginner Capt. Curt will cover the basics and if you’re a seasoned pro he’ll be the perfect assistant. You might catch that new personal best!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day on the water or the next adrenaline rush, booking a trip with Catching Fins Charters is the right move.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 4 persons
    This trip allows you to go after several species or focus fully on landing one. You'll have plenty of time to fish for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, Groupers, Snappers, and whatever else you reel in.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    This 6-hour trip will allow for more travel time to go deeper into the Everglades. You'll go after Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, and other various species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    You can hit the backcountry waters or head to the reefs on the ocean side for Snappers, Groupers, and Hogfish, as well as anything you run across.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bay boat) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 200 HPDI engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

19 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 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


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

About the Captain

Curt "Jay" Temple
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since August 2015
It's a way of life and wanted to give others the chance to see it. Fishing is a very powerful experience and a true game of patience and reward. Grouper is my favorite fish to eat.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Kristopher Wright
Auburn, California

Great with Kids

VERIFIED   August 20, 2018
Had a great trip,lots of fish.  Taught the kids a lot.
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