Shearwater Flats Fishing

5130 Overseas Highway
Stock Island FL, United States

Come experience the remarkable flats fishing the lower Keys and Key West has to offer. As far as angling is concerned, these waters are hard to match, and they offer world class flats fishing just a short boat ride away from the launching point. The beauty of the mangrove islands and white sand flats, combined with the area’s abundant wildlife, all make for an unforgettable and unique trip of a lifetime.

You will be fishing aboard the ‘Backcountry Ghost’, a 17 ft Backcountry flats boat that was specifically designed for poling through the shallowest of waters in search of Tarpon, Permit and more. Powered by a 90 HP Yamaha motor, the boat also features a live bait tank and a GPS and fishfinder.

All levels of angler are welcome with Shearwater Flats: everyone from the most serious fly fisherman to beginners can have a great time on board. Captain Andrew’s main emphasis is to give you the best opportunity to catch the fish of a lifetime while making sure you enjoy your day on the water to the full.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    8 Hours of fishing is a full day of highly rewarding work. You will be fishing with fly or spinning tackle for a variety of backcountry species such as Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    A six-hour tour provides you with enough time to hit all the good spots and really experience where the fish are biting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    4 hours is a good way to get a feel for the water and to visit some of Key West's best fishing holes.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Jack Crevalle

Shark (Blacktip)

Boat Specs

Backcountry (Flats boat) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine.

17 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Andrew Asher
Stock Island, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
Captain Andrew was born and raised in Virginia Beach, where his passion for inshore fishing was ignited among the miles of inlets, estuaries and beaches. He saved up to buy his first fishing pole at the age of five and never looked back since, spending 15 years perfecting his fly fishing skills in the rivers of Montana and Colorado before moving to fish in Key West approximately ten years ago.
Response time: 5 hours
Response rate: 100%