Gettin' Tight Charters

Book your next trip with Gettin’ Tight Charters and find out what you’re missing in Big Pine Key. With Captain Todd at the helm, you’re in knowledgeable and experienced hands.

Local species include Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Black Grouper, Snowy Grouper, Almaco Jack, Kingfish, Blue Marlin, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and more if conditions are right.

During the trip, you might be spinning, trolling, drifting, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Capt. Todd also offers kite fishing.

Families making a day of it will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! If you don’t have a child-sized life vest of your own, be sure to ask if there’s one on board. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly!

Your trip begins aboard a 30’ Cobia center console with a capacity for 6 passengers. It has outriggers, and all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but it’s good to ask about this so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

There will be a First Mate on board to help your trip run smoothly. It’s customary to tip the Mate 10–20% to show your appreciation.

The charter boat covers your fishing license, so all you have to do is show up ready for a good time! Be mindful that some species may have special rules or limited seasons. Your captain will help you follow regulations while you fish.

A few items to bring include sunglasses, a hat, sunblock (non-spray), and bottled water. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, but you should avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

How often would you rather be fishing? Go on and turn that daydream into a reality, with Gettin’ Tight Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half day bridge/mangrove island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    This trip is for the angler that just would like to get out on the water and catch some fish. Mangrove snaper, grouper, barracuda and jacks are just a few of the many species of fish you can catch while doing this trip!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Reef & Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    Up to 6 people.
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Porbeagle)
    Porbeagle Shark
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Dropping
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Up to 6 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,000
    Half Day is an action-packed day of a mixture of drifting, jigging, trolling, and kite fishing. We will be targeting Sailfish, Wahoo, Kingfish, and more. Groups of up to 6 people
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef & Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,100
    Up to 6 people.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Barracuda (Pacific)
    Pacific Barracuda
    Shark (Porbeagle)
    Porbeagle Shark
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Deep Drop
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,300
    Up to 6 people.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,300
    Up to 6 people.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef & Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,400
    Up to 6 people.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Drop
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,600
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,600
    Up to 6 people.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Marlin (Blue)
    Blue Marlin
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $2,000
    Up to 6 people.
    Targeted fish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
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FAQs about Gettin' Tight Charters

Gettin' Tight Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half day bridge/mangrove island (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - Half Day Trip – Reef & Wreck (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Deep Dropping (4 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef & Wreck (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Deep Drop (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip – Reef & Wreck (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Drop (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $2,000 per group - Full Day Trip – Swordfish (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gettin' Tight Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Gettin' Tight Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Gettin' Tight Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Gettin' Tight Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gettin' Tight Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Todd Weston
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
14 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.
I am a highly motivated captain that has a strong drive to catch my customers the most fish possible and catch the target species they are after!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 14 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fantastic!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Alan K.
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fantastic!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day bridge/mangrove island on April 12, 2024
Todd had us on fish on the first cast. Brought home a ton of good eating fish: Mackerel, Yellowtail Snapper and Yellow Jack....
Alan K. recommends Gettin' Tight Charters
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Casie D.
Excellent
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Fantastic Time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day bridge/mangrove island on April 5, 2024
These guys put us on fish all day and the action was non stop. Todd was quick to bait your hook and was super personable! He...
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Edwin H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day bridge/mangrove island on April 9, 2024
Captain Todd made sure we had a wonderful experience. Patiently taught us how to cast. Highly recommend.
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Lawrence Q.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Good Day on the Water

VERIFIED   Half day bridge/mangrove island on February 26, 2024
Good day on the water.  Fishing was tough as the captain put us on fish but weren’t biting.  All gear was good amd captain...
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Gary Y.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Great!

VERIFIED   Half day bridge/mangrove island on March 16, 2024
Great boat! Great Capt.and crew. great catch!!! Capt. Todd put us on the fish and the action didn’t stop! Call Capt....
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