Fintastic Fishing Charters welcomes you to Islamorada, Florida and wishes you to join aboard for an enjoyable day of fishing. Captain Mike Patterson and his fellow captains offer you flats and backcountry trips where you’ll have a great fishing experience chasing many prized species and enjoying the lovely nature. Your crew is made up of veteran anglers with a big desire to share their experience with you. Join them aboard and have a memorable fishing adventure in Florida!

Your boat for the day is a 22’ Tritan bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. It’s powered by a 150 HP Mercury four stroke engine and rigged with fishfinder, GPS, and radio electronics, allowing for a safe and quick reach to the fish. There’s also a wireless trolling motor, a livewell, and an ice-box you can use.

You and the crew will be light tackle spinning and fly fishing for many quality species, some of them being Bonefish, Permit, Mangrove Snapper, Snook, Redfish, as well as various Shark species. You can decide whether you’ll keep your catch or release it. Kids over 5 are allowed to come on board.

The crew will take care of all the fishing equipment, live bait, lures, and fishing licenses. If you keep your catch, the captain can clean it and bag it for you at no extra fee. Just bring some snacks and drinks before the trip starts and you’ll be ready to embark on your journey.

Fintastic Fishing Charters is waiting for you, book today and create wonderful fishing memories in Florida!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Evening Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $750
    Have an exciting evening trip and go after mighty Tarpon. You and the captain will depart at 4:30 p.m. and have fun fishing for 3 hours. All the fishing rods, reels, and tackle, as well as bait, catch cleaning, and licenses are included in the trip price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    Enjoy a morning fishing trip on the fish-packed waters of Florida. You and the captain will be fishing for 4 hours, starting at 8:00 a.m. Bring nothing but your favorite snacks and drinks as the captain will take care of everything else.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $850
    This trip offers you the same as the morning 4-hour trip, only in the afternoon. Come enjoy 4 afternoon hours on Florida's beautiful and fish-packed waters and enjoy its wonderful natural sights. The only things you should bring are snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    This trip allows you to explore Florida's bountiful fishing grounds for 6 hours. Join in and have lots of fun chasing many different species that roam the area. The trip starts at 8:00 a.m. and includes all the gear, bait, catch cleaning, and licenses.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,050
    Choose this trip for an even longer spell on the water. 8 hours give you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the water to the fullest. The trip will start at 8:00 a.m. and include all the fishing equipment, live bait, lures, licenses, and even fish cleaning.

About the Charter Operator

Fintastic Fishing Charters
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
31 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2016
Captain Mike Patterson started fishing at the tender age of 4 years old in a stream behind his house in Maryland and he continued to fish the state's diverse fishery as he was growing up. Although Captain Mike started his career as an electrician, he suffered an extremely serious accident at 26, when he broke his neck. Deciding from this point on to live his life to the fullest, he became a dive instructor and moved to Islamorada, where he ran a dive shop and led offshore fishing charters. Having enjoyed a successful career offshore, he decided to become a full-time backcountry fishing guide, entering and winning multiple backcountry tournaments. He's now been a fishing guide for over 30 years and, having fully recovered from his near-death accident, is determined to continue living his life to the fullest and to be thankful for every day he has on this earth. Captain Mike fishes with captains Chris and Phil. They are also amazing captains and will make your day on the water perfect.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bull) Bull Shark
Shark (Hammerhead) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Tritan (Bay boat) originally built in 2013, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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
5 years and older
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Very good
3.2 / 5
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Good
3.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
3.5 / 5
Experience
Good
3.0 / 5
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Brendan B.
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Overall

Morning trip with Captain Chris fishing near mangroves

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 5, 2022
Our family had a Great time with Captain Chris fishing for Mangrove Snappers and such.  All four of us caught multiple fish...
Brendan B. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T
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John M.
West Babylon, New York
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Inshore fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on March 2, 2022
Captain had to get bail and fuel before we could fish, this wasted about 45 minutes into a 4 hr fishing trip. He ran us to...
John M. does not recommend Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T
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FAQs about Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T

Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Evening Tarpon (3 hours)
  • $850 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T offers the following types of fishing:
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22' T include:
  • Bonefish
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon