Capt. Freddie’s Backcountry Fishing

83413 Overseas Highway
Islamorada FL, United States

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Boat Specs

Pathfinder Bay Boat (Other) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

22 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species

Grouper (Black)

Jack Crevalle
Mackerel (Atlantic)


Snapper (Mangrove)


Fish the stunningly beautiful Everglade National Park with a guide who is easy to get on with and offers family fun and serious fishing opportunities for all types of angler. As well as giving you the opportunity to target a variety of species of fish, he will also show you why the area is famous for its incredible wildlife and pristine waters.

You will be fishing aboard a roomy and versatile 22 ft Pathfinder Bay Boat that is powered by a Yamaha engine to travel quickly through the area’s backcountry and nearshore waters. The boat is equipped with all the modern features needed for a successful fishing trip, including a GPS and fishfinder, a Minn Kota trolling motor and a Powerpole Pro II shallow water anchor for stealthy and secure fishing, and it also boasts a large bow with plenty of space for multiple people to fish.

While trips are flexible to accommodate the needs of you and your group, they will generally involve a 40 minute ride over the flats, around the mangrove islands towards the fishing grounds. This allows you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery as you prepare for the fishing. There will be plenty of action to keep youngsters busy, and it is also the perfect opportunity for fly fishermen to perfect their cast. On full day trips, you will have the chance to visit Flamingo, a charming town that hosts excellent fishing as well as plenty of activities for all the family. Captain Freddie specializes in fishing with light spinning tackle and both live and artificial bait for Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Trout, Snappers, Grouper and Hogfish.

Captain Freddie’s back country fishing trips are flexible enough to allow everyone to have the time of their life, whether you are on a company team building trip, a family reunion, or if you just want to take a sightseeing trip with a bit of fishing thrown in. Fishermen and non-fishermen alike are welcome aboard Captain Freddie’s boat, and ladies and children are always encourage to come and join in the fun.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Tank
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Islamorada to departure site is available and included in trip rates

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Fred Ferreira
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since May 2016
Born and raised on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Captain Freddie was hook and line fishing and shelling as soon as he could walk. Living on an island, it made sense for him to turn to offshore fishing as a teenager, when he also started fishing commercially. After his father gently encouraged him to get a “Reel Job” he started working with handicapped youth, which also allowed him to continue fishing. Freddie has been fishing the offshore and backcountry waters around the Florida Keys for the last 20 years and specializes in providing fun backcountry fishing trips for families. No one ever gets yelled at on Captain Freddie’s Boat!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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  • 83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada
    FL 33036, United States