Reef Runner Charters Key West

Based out of Key West, Reef Runner Charters Key West is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

Capt. Edward will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, kite fishing, popping, and spinning, all to get you on that bite. This involves 4 to 12-hour trips, mainly fishing for Dolphin, Snapper, Sailfish, Amberjack, Grouper, and Wahoo, depending on the season and conditions of the day.

Your boat for the day will be a 34’ Crusader that fits up to 6 anglers at any one time. The boat comes with a toilet, an ice box, and a fighting chair. When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses for your trip. You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

Capt. Edward runs trips together with his first mate, who’s there to help you with whatever you may need. Tips are always appreciated for a job well done. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Reef Runner Charters Key West.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    This trip is closer to the island. Very hands on and a lot of fun.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $750
    This trip is closer to the island. Very hands on and a lot of fun.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    On a private charter, the crew can work with you to create the personalized fishing adventure you've always wanted. Whether it's just yourself, your family, friends, or clients, the captain will tailor the trip to your needs. Depending on what you want to do, you can fish for species like Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, Sharks, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $900
    On a private trip, you're the one calling the shots. Afternoon trips are great for spending quality time with your family or friends while fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, Sharks, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip so you don’t have to bother.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,100
    The six-hour private charter is a trip that allows you plenty of time to go further out if need be but also doesn't take up your whole day. You can go offshore to fish for Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip so you don’t have to bother.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $1,100
    The six-hour private charter is a trip that allows you plenty of time to go further out if need be but also doesn't take up your whole day. You can go offshore to fish for Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip so you don’t have to bother.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,400
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,700
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,000
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FAQs about Reef Runner Charters Key West

Reef Runner Charters Key West offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (3 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,700 per group - 10 Hour Trip (10 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Reef Runner Charters Key West, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reef Runner Charters Key West include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Reef Runner Charters Key West offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reef Runner Charters Key West offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reef Runner Charters Key West include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Edward Gartenmayer
Key West, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
64 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2022
Angler's Choice
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Capt. Edward runs trips out of Key West aboard a 34' Crusader. These waters are known for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Kingfish and he will show you how to catch them, whether you're trolling or bottom fishing. With 9 years of experience, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

Crusader (Cruiser) originally built in 1982, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 350HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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