Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch

Capt. Conch Charters has been in business since 1994. With crew members with over 30 years of experience who were born and raised in Key West, this charter company will guide you through all the types of fishing done in these bountiful waters.

It is very rare for the crew to go out fishing and come back empty-handed. Fortunately for them, they consider themselves the jacks of all trades of the fishing world and if one fish isn’t biting they can generally go and target one that is. Their versatility allows them to be one of the top fish producers in Key West.

The crew members do not only pride themselves on being expert fishermen, but also great entertainers. They cannot promise that you will catch hundreds of fish (who can?), but they can promise that they will put 110 percent into showing you a good time.

You will be fishing aboard a roomy 40’ offshore sportfishing Key West built boat. It features 4 fighting chairs, a dry salon area, a restroom, and an area up top where you can hang with the captain and listen to his fish stories. Don’t worry if you don’t know a lot about fishing – the crew is happy to cater to people who have never fished before.

All the fishing equipment you’ll need will be provided for you, as well as live bait for the best bite. Target species include Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, and Mackerel. If you want to prepare a nice meal back home, the crew will be happy to clean and fillet your fish for your convenience.

Come on down and let Capt. Conch Charters to entertain you, not only with their expertise but also with their local knowledge of all things Key West!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    If you're a real sportfishing enthusiast, this is the trip you should go on. On these longer trips you'll be in with a chance of catching fish like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and maybe even Blue and White Marlins!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Private
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    For the chance to try some different fishing styles and areas on one trip, this 6-hour trip is the best one. You could bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers, troll for King Mackerel, or do a combination of the two.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Private
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    This is a 4-hour trip, great if you don't have a lot of time or if you have kids with you. You will be able to fish the nearshore areas for species such as Cobia, King Mackerel, and Amberjack, possibly hooking a Snapper or two as well.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $470
    A 6-hour trip gives you the chance to try some different fishing styles and areas on one trip. You could bottom fish for Snappers and Groupers, troll for King Mackerel, or do a combination of the two.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $370
    If you have kids with you, or if you don't have a lot of time, this is the trip for you. You will be able to fish the nearshore areas for species such as Cobia, King Mackerel, and Amberjack, possibly hooking a Snapper or two as well.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $370
    This trip is great if you're short on time or have kids with you. You will be able to fish the nearshore areas for species such as Cobia, King Mackerel, and Amberjack, possibly hooking a Snapper or two as well.
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About the Charter Operator

Capt. Conch Charters
Key West, Florida, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
230 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2016
I was born and raised in Key West, and started fishing with my grandfather at the tender age of 8 years old. My grandfather taught me how to fish, and instilled in me a great love and respect for the ocean. As I grew I knew that this is what I wanted to do with my life. As soon as I was able to shake my parents notion that one day I would head off to college, I began to fish in earnest. I started in the commercial industry trapping, diving, and hand lining. Though I enjoyed that life immensely I also enjoy showing people a good time, and showing off my craft. which led me into the charter boat industry. I went from first mate to owner of 4 charter boats at historical charterboat row. I have learned from the best in the industry, and have passed my knowledge onto my crews. I believe that all fishermen are show offs. They know that it is not easy to go fishing and actually catch fish, and that's what they do. Come on out and hang with our showoffs, I promise you will be entertained.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Tarpon Tarpon
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Key West Custom Built (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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:
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
82%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Private on February 8, 2021
Ryan and Eric were awesome. They were able to put us on fish when other boats around us we not catching. It was afun time and...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Private on February 16, 2021
First timers and weren’t disappointed. Kept us informed on what he was doing.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Private on March 24, 2021
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Great crew...boat full of fish!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Private on July 9, 2019
We had a great time celebrating my husbands 40th birthday trip with Capt. Gary and First Mate Brian.  We love to go fishing...
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FAQs about Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch

Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch offers the following trips to customers:
  • $185 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) – Shared (4 hours)
  • $185 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared (4 hours)
  • $235 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Shared (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip – Private (4 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Private (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip – Private (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Tarpon
  • Wahoo