Fintastic Fishing Charters - 18 ft

77.5 MM
Islamorada FL, United States

Fintastic Fishing offers unforgettable fishing trips out of the world famous Robbie’s Marina in the heart of Islamorada, Florida. Peruse the flats and backcountry of the Everglades National Park in search of numerous inshore fish species while enjoying the unspoilt wildlife in the surroundings.

The smaller of Fintastic Fishing’s boats is a custom built 18 ft Action Craft that is perfect for the accessing extremely shallow water of the local flats. When targeting spooky species such as Bonefish and Permit it is essential to be able to access shallow water as quietly as possible, and this technical poling skiff will allow you to do just that. With Hummingbird electronics, an 8 ft Power Pole anchoring system, a Minn-Kota trolling motor and a Mercury 4-stroke engine all fitted on board, this boat has everything you need to target whichever inshore fish you are hoping to catch.

Fintastic Fishing supply a selection of top quality fly rods by Sage, as well as spinning tackle. Use this to catch species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Trout, Redfish, and Sharks. Practice sight fishing from the boat’s front platform, and let your experienced shallow water guide share his favorite techniques with you during the trip.

All the rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures you will need during your trip will be supplied for you, and the crew even offers a fish-cleaning service back at the dock free of charge. Children are very welcome on all trips.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing the flats and backcountry for species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, and more aboard a top of the line fishing vessel with a friendly captain.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing the flats and backcountry for species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, and more aboard a top of the line fishing vessel with a friendly captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing the flats and backcountry for species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, and more aboard a top of the line fishing vessel with a friendly captain.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Bonefish
Permit
Redfish

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Action Craft (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks
American Express

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

About the Captain

Mike Patterson
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since June 2016
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Captain Mike Patterson started fishing at the tender age of 4 years old in a stream behind his house in Maryland and he continued to fish the state's diverse fishery as he was growing up. Although Mike started his career as an electrician, he suffered an extremely serious accident at 26, when he broke his neck. Deciding from this point on to live his life to the full, he became a dive instructor and moved to Islamorada, where he ran a dive shop and led offshore fishing charters. Having enjoyed a successful career offshore, he decided to become a full-time backcountry fishing guide, entering and winning multiple backcountry tournaments. Mike's notable clients include a former president, sporting greats, actors, senators, and some very interesting fishermen. He has now been a fishing guide for over 30 years and, having fully recovered from his near-death accident, is determined to continue living his life to the fullest and to be thankful for every day he has on this earth.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Fished October 20, 2017
Mike Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 27, 2017

Thank you so very much for fishing with us and hope to see you next time. We love great customers.

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My boys and I had a great time.  We caught some good fish.

Fished July 3, 2017
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Weather was less than ideal, still managed to catch lots of mangrove snapper and even hooked up with a couple of sharks near the end of the trip. Very knowledgeable and fun. Would definitely use this charter again. Fishing with Captain Phil made you feel like you were fishing with one of your buddies. Took this trip with my wife, he was very respectful, patient, and instructional, as this was the first time for both of us doing this kind of fishing!

Fished April 22, 2017
Mike Patterson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 25, 2017

Thanks Chris. We at Fintastic Charters would like to thank you for your kind words.
Capt Mike Patterson

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