Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada

Whether you like sight fishing, slinging plugs, or throwing tight loops with a fly, here with Spartina Guide Service, you can get it done!

Come on aboard with Capt. Joshua, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like fly fishing and spinning based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, and Cobia, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

Your boat for the day will be a 17’ Maverick HPXS that fits up to 2 anglers at any one time. The boat comes with a wireless trolling motor and it is best in class for stalking fish quietly in the skinny water. All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing.

The captain will supply all the needed fishing licenses, and you’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip. If you want to bring a child along for the ride, kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Spartina Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 16 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    A quick trip to the flats for shallow-water fishing!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $600
    Afternoon session fishing the flats in the florida keys!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    PM Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US $650
    PM tarpon trip using bait around islamorada. Seasonal only
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Bonefish
    Bonefish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Snook
    Snook
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $750
    3/4 day trip to the flats for shallow water fishing. Highly recommended for fly-fishing guests.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    A full day of flats fishing is best for anglers looking to get a full experience of targeting fish!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Spinning
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FAQs about Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada

Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group - PM Tarpon Trip (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Joshua Benton
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
98 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2020
Angler's Choice
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Captain Joshua specializes in shallow water fishing. He regularly explores the flats and inshore spots for tasty fish species and loves the opportunity to do it every day.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Maverick HPXS (Skiff) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha 70hp engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (31)
Wow!
April fishing trip
Amazing trip!
+28
Angler rating
35
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
97%
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Bryan B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing trip!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on April 10, 2024
Josh put us on a variety of the best species you can catch. The windy weather was not in our favor and Josh was still able...
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Itielu T.
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5.0 / 5
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Wow!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip on April 21, 2024
There aren’t enough words to describe how much fun we had on our trip.  We requested a couple species on our bucket list...
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Joe C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in August

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on August 13, 2023
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John M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Joshua

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on May 19, 2023
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Don B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Bucket list fish

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on January 26, 2024
I recently retired after a 20 year career guiding in Alaska. Must have developed a pretty good idea of what successful guiding...
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