For fishing in Key West, look no further than Linda D Sportfishing. The Wicker family have been taking locals and tourists alike for outstanding days on the water since 1938. The passed-down family trade in these waters means that they know the best spots for your day of fishing.

Cruise through the Key West waters in a 40’ Liberty saltwater fishing boat. The vessel can comfortably hold 6 guests, with 2 being able to fish from the platform at the same time. Onboard the Linda V you can find a toilet and a shower, so you can freshen yourself up on those sticky Florida days.

On this resilient vessel, you’ll be able to try your hand at a number of different types of fishing. These include bottom fishing, trolling, as well as deep sea fishing if you’re looking to go after the likes of Billfish or big Snapper. All their trips can be tailored to your needs whether you’re looking to stock up your freezer or pull in a Blue Marlin.

High-quality, Penn International tackle is included in the trip price, and you’ll be using it to go after the catch of a lifetime. The crew will also provide live bait, and clean your catch free of charge after the trip.

Your fishing license is included in the trip, but make sure to bring some drinks and snacks for you and the family. It’s also a good idea to bring sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from the glaring sun as you enjoy a beautiful day upon the waves.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    The half-day 4-hour trip begins early at 7.30 AM, meaning that you'll miss the excesses of the summer heat and retain all your focus for catching some marine life. This is ideal if some younger or inexperienced people are coming aboard as the crew can make it as action-packed as possible without drawing the day out for too long, meaning you can make it ashore for a delicious lunch when you're done.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Shared
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    With a couple of extra hours on the water, you can take this time to catch some extra fish or to explore a different fishing ground to expand the variety of your catch. This trip is also ideal for younger and less experienced customers who want to get that little bit extra out of their fishing trip. As the day is a bit longer, make sure you take some food and drinks along, and some sunscreen for the early afternoon heat.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    With a private charter, you have that extra flexibility to choose the fishing grounds that you want to. Since time is a little bit more limited on this trip you can visit nearby inshore areas where the fish are known to bite the most. Because it's a 4-hour trip, you still have the time to hit the beach later and rest after a hard morning of a fishing free-for-all.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    If you're a sleeper, afternoon fishing is just the thing for you. Shorter trips will have you going after the likes of Mahi Mahi, Sharks, and Permit. All the necessary gear is included, so just make sure to bring any drinks or snacks you'd like to have with you on the boat.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,200
    Take that half-day trip up an extra notch by giving yourself a little bit more time and expanding the range of species you've got under your Floridian fishing belt - Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and Snapper are all up for grabs. Your stomach will be rumbling at the possibilities, so make sure you take some food aboard with you.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $1,200
    When 4 hours simply doesn't cut it, a 3/4 day trip in Key West means even more time for fishing. You'll be targeting a number of different species, including Barracuda, Mahi Mahi, Grouper, and Snapper. The crew will provide you with all the necessary fishing gear, and it's up to you to bring some drinks and snacks for the ride.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,400
    An 8-hour trip is a superb way to enjoy fishing at Key West. Not only do you have all that time aboard the boat, but you have the control to select what fishing grounds the captain recommends. Use this extra time to get to the deeper waters and attempt to get some of the trickier fish to bite. Blue Marlin and Sailfish are among the rarer ones that you can go after
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About the Captain

William Wickers III
Key West, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
31 Customer reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since April 2016
Fishing in the Key West waters is the Wickers' family tradition. My grandfather, Capt. Willie, established the Linda D. over 78 years ago, and it's been running strong ever since. I followed my grandfather’s and father’s footsteps, becoming the 4th generation captain in our family. The years of knowledge of seamanship and fishing passed through our family make us the prime choice for fishing in Key West. I've been navigating through these waters since I was a child, meaning I can guide you to the areas where I know the fish love to bite.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Liberty (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1991. Powered by 2 550HP Detroit turbo engines.

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
Fly Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip includes

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

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 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
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Full day fishing on the Linda D
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Great half day trip on the Linda D
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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James S.
Key Largo, Florida
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on June 21, 2022
My daughter and myself did a 3/4 day trip with Captain Magnus and 1st Mate Tom. We started the day bottom fishing on...
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Michael W.
Benbrook, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on August 9, 2022
Weather was rough but crew made it a fun time anyway. We had a great time and brought back enough fish for a feast. Jessie...
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Dwight A.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day fishing on the Linda D

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 4, 2022
Great captain and mate.  The boat is perfect for a group and got us to the fishing grounds pretty quick where we limited out. ...
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Sam Z.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with William

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2022
We had a wonderful charter on the Linda D V. Best charter I was ever on. I would recommend it very highly. If I could give...
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Jonathan C.
West Milford, New Jersey
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Great half day trip on the Linda D

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 9, 2021
Got into some wahoo and mahi while out for a half day with Capt. Billy & crew. They worked quick and kept plenty of lines in...
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FAQs about Linda D V

Linda D V offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (4 hours)
  • $300 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Shared (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Linda D V, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Linda D V include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Linda D V offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Linda D V offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Fly Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Linda D V include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Permit
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Wahoo