Fintastic Fishing Charters – 18'

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 with Captain Mike Patterson in search of numerous inshore fish species while enjoying the unspoiled wildlife in the surroundings.

You’ll head out on the custom-built 18’ Action Craft perfect for accessing shallow water of the local flats. When targeting easily spooked 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’ Power Pole anchoring system, a 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.

Capt. Mike will 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, so take your family on an adventure of a lifetime!

Join Fintastic Charters and explore the waters of Islamorada for a productive fishing expedition!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Spend the whole day in the flats and backcountry targeting species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, and more. You'll be fishing aboard a top of the line fishing vessel with a friendly captain. Come and enjoy your day in these beautiful waters, and have the time of your life!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend 6 hours in the flats and backcountry fishing for species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Trout, Sharks, and more aboard a top-quality fishing boat with a friendly captain. Hop aboard, and get ready for some serious fun!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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. Bring your sense of adventure, and hop aboard!
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About the Captain

Mike Patterson
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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7 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2016
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 fullest, 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.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

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

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Length
19 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
Fly Fishing Equipment

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

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
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.86
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Dale T.
NO FORT MYERS, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 2, 2020
We went to the Keys to celebrate my birthday and to go fishing. Captain Phil haves is a great time!
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Albert M.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 2, 2019
Captain Chad was great
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Jim Z.
St. Petersburg, Florida
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 19, 2019
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Chris E.
Brandon, Florida
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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...
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Russell S.
United States
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Half day with Capt Phil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 13, 2018
Good effort by Capt Phil to put us on fish. We did catch a few keepers. Overall a good day.
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