Fin Hunter Charters

Fin Hunter Charters offers flats and backcountry fishing trips in the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys and the mangrove-filled treasure chest of the Everglades. Captain Paul Hunt has been fishing since he was a kid, so he’ll make sure you have a fun productive trip in the so-called ‘sportfishing capital of the world’.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 22’ Angler Grande Bay boat, powered by a 175 HP Suzuki four-stroke engine. The boat has a trolling motor that allows it to access some of the best fishing areas that the Everglades have to offer. Accommodating up to 4 anglers, the boat is a safe and comfortable fishing platform for anglers of all ages and ability levels.

Capt. Paul specializes in light tackle backcountry fishing. He uses good quality light spin and conventional tackle to fish for a wide variety of species. Expect to come across Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Seatrout, Snapper, and Sharks.

You’ll have all the tackle, bait, and lures you’ll need during your trip, and the captain will make sure all members of the party get a valid Florida fishing license. He will also clean and fillet any fish you decide to keep at the end of the trip, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor at home.

Book with Fin Hunter Charters while you’re in the Florida Keys, and take the light tackle fishing trip that you have always dreamed about!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This allows us to travel to more fishing spots around the Florida Keys and Everglades, where we can for a variety of species, such as Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Seatrout, Snapper, Sharks and many more, depending on the season and conditions.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Inshore and backcountry fishing around the Florida Keys and Everglades for a variety of species such as Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Sharks and more.

About the Captain

Paul Hunt
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
I grew up in south central Pennsylvania and began fishing at a young age.My lifelong love of fishing led me to the Florida Keys. In 1991 I made my first trip to Islamorada and fell in love with the beautiful backcountry and became hooked on the fishing that the area is famous for.In 2001 I made South Florida my home and soon after began guiding here full time. I am a licensed and insured Coast Guard Captain and permitted Everglades National Park fishing guide that always works hard to make sure that your charter is an enjoyable time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Angler (Bay boat) originally built in 2002. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Christmas eve morning back country charter with Captain Paul Hunt.
Christmas eve morning back country charter with Captain Paul Hunt.
Christmas eve morning back country charter with Captain Paul Hunt.
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Michael R.
Tavernier, FL
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VERIFIED   February 23, 2020
Captain Paul was awesome! Very helpful and patient :-)
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Mark B.
Auburndale, FL
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We had a great time.  Fishing started a bit slow then we started slaying a lot of fish.  We all enjoyed our fishing...
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Jay L.
Key Largo, FL
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