Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience

There’s a fish with your name on it in Marathon and Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience will help you catch it!

Wet Tails Charters was created to share our knowledge of offshore fishing in the Florida Keys with you! Not only do we offer charter fishing services, but in our off time, you’ll often find us fun fishing with our friends and family. Fishing is in our blood!

Around here, it’s common to catch Snapper, Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, Grouper, and more, depending on the time of year. On these trips, the captain will take you for a short ride into the Great Florida Reef, where you’ll be bottom fishing and/or trolling in the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys to hook your fish.

Thinking of bringing the whole family? Kids are absolutely welcome!  Some essentials to bring are snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 6 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $795
    We will depart at 8 a.m. for a short ride into the Great Florida Reef. While fishing in the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, we will target Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, and many other species of fish found on this reef, even the prized Wahoo or Sailfish. We will be bottom fishing and/or trolling in the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys ranging from 40 to 100 feet, often with visibility down to 50 or 60 feet.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $795
    We will depart at 2 p.m. for a short ride into the Great Florida Reef. While fishing in the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, we will target Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, and many other species of fish found on this reef, even the prized Wahoo or Sailfish. We will be bottom fishing and/or trolling in the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys ranging from 40 to 100 feet, often with visibility down to 50 or 60 feet.
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
  • Private trip
    6 Hr Trip – Reef/Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,095
    We will depart at 8 a.m. for a short ride into the Great Florida Reef System. While fishing in the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States, we will target Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, and many other species of fish found on this reef, even the prized Wahoo or Sailfish. We will be bottom fishing and/or trolling in the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys ranging from 40 to 100 feet, often with visibility down to 50 or 60 feet.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
  • Private trip
    8 Hr Offshore Charter Big Game
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,495
    We depart at 8am and set course towards the blue water of the Atlantic Ocean for some offshore action. We will be fishing offshore in depths of up to over 1500 feet, trolling in some of the greatest fishing grounds in the state. We will target Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and others. We can even arrange to have your trophy fish mounted.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
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FAQs about Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience

Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $795 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Reef/Wreck (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,095 per group - 6 Hr Trip – Reef/Wreck (6 hours)
  • US $1,495 per group - 8 Hr Offshore Charter Big Game (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet We have a toilet on board for customers
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well We will provide bait needed for the trip
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (We do not catch bait on customers time.)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Our first mate will clean and bag your catch. He works solely for tips 20% is customary. )
  • First Mate (20% is a customary tip in the service industry.)
  • Fishing License (All fishing licenses are covered under the captains fishing license. )

Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (We travel up to 25 miles offshore when fishing for bigger species. )
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Lobster
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Ed Traylor
Marathon, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
25 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2023
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Ed Traylor (our founder) is 4th generation Floridian who has fished the coastal and inland waters since childhood. He has also fished (and continues to fish) with some of the most renowned Captains in Marathon Key gathering decades of offshore fishing knowledge and techniques from award-winning captains. Whether you are here for the first time or visit Marathon regularly, Wet Tails Charters will provide a fishing experience that you will never forget.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper

Boat specs

Grady White (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 150HP 2023 Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
We travel up to 25 miles offshore when fishing for bigger species.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
We have a toilet on board for customers
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
We will provide bait needed for the trip
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
We do not catch bait on customers time.
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Our first mate will clean and bag your catch. He works solely for tips 20% is customary.
First Mate
20% is a customary tip in the service industry.
Fishing License
All fishing licenses are covered under the captains fishing license.

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
We are a family friendly business and kids are welcome.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
PayPal

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