Charlie Boy Charters

Charlie Boy Charters offers fun inshore and nearshore fishing trips for all the family in the Islamorada area. Whether you want to fish the backcountry for Redfish and Snook in the world-famous Everglades. or head out to the Gulf to fish for Snappers and Mackerel, Captain Joe Gargan will provide a professional service for all your angling needs.

A third-generation Keys fisherman, Capt. Joe has saltwater running through his blood. He’s been fishing since he can remember, and has perfected his technique over the course of a lifetime. He promises to let you in on his secrets, as he helps you fill the boat with some delicious fish.

You’ll be fishing aboard a newly-restored 20’ Seacraft flats boat. This adaptable boat is well-adapted for fishing both the backcountry flats and the deeper waters of the Gulf and upper Keys. It is a seaworthy vessel that copes well in most conditions and offers a safe ride wherever you go. Equipped with navigational electronics and a livewell for your bat, this boat promises a productive day out.

Whether you’re a beginner or pro, there’s something for you in these waters. First-timers can take advantage of the calm seas, while avid anglers will relish the chance to go up against some of the inshore’s most prized fish. Get ready for a thrilling day, as you go up against Snook, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Tarpon, and many more.

Everything you need for a productive day at sea is awaiting you on board with Charlie Boy Charters, so there’s not much left for you to do but come aboard. Bring some drinks and snacks and settle in to sample the delights of the Florida Keys!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Make the most of your time in Islamorada and the Florida Keys and get whatever you want out of your Keys fishing adventure. Choose between the Everglades, the Keys, or the Gulf, and there's no end to what you could get your hands on. Wherever you go, you'll be battling it out with some prized creatures, so get ready for an incredible day out with Snook and Redfish, Tarpon and Permit, or Mackerel and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    You decide what you want to do, as you spend 6 hours exploring the patch reefs of the upper Keys, the backcountry of the Everglades, or the Gulf. Wherever you go, you're in for a thrilling time, battling it out against some prized fish. Get ready for an intense time, going up against Snook and Redfish, Tarpon and Permit, or Mackerel and Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Whether you're looking for that fix of fishing or fancy testing the waters, this backcountry trip is ideal for you. Head to the shallow waters around the Everglades, and discover stunning fishing grounds and a range of tough-fighting fish. Get ready for an intense battle, as you go up against Snook, Redfish, and many more prized fish.
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About the Captain

Joe Gargan
Islamorada, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Reports
Member since January 2016
Captain Joe Gargan is a third-generation Florida Keys fishing captain who has been fishing the upper Keys and the Everglades National Park since he can remember. With over 20 years of experience under his belt, he knows exactly what makes a successful fishing trip, and promises to share all his skills with you.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Cobia bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

22 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

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