Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22'

Wind around the stunning Everglades National Park and engage in some outstanding backcountry and nearshore fishing with Fintastic Fishing Charters! Captain Mike Patterson is determined to live life to the fullest, and wants to help you start doing the same right away.

With over 30 years of experience, he’s committed to running family-friendly services, and invites anglers of all experience levels to come and experience the great fishing this area has to offer.

Fishing aboard his 22’ Pathfinder center console boat, you’ll be able to access the shallow backcountry but also cope with choppier waters nearshore. In the skinny waters, a wireless trolling motor will kick into action to allow you to approach the fearful fish beneath. Fitted with two power poles, Hummingbird electronics, and a 200 HP Mercury engine, the boat has all the pro features you need for a great day of fishing.

Capt. Mike and his team will supply all the equipment and expertise you need for a great day on the water. You’ll get to explore a range of fishing techniques, from trolling and jigging, to spinning and deep sea fishing.

Expert anglers can even make the most of the fly fishing equipment on board. With live bait prepared for you and kept in the well, you’re in pole position to start reeling in Black Drum, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Cobia, Mackerel, Tripletail, and Hogfish.

Where better to explore the outstanding beauty of the Everglades than from its winding waterways? With the cleaning and filleting service offered on board, you’ll even be able to feed the whole family with a delicious, healthy meal – and it always tastes better when you’ve caught it!

So what are you waiting for? A trip of a lifetime awaits, so join Fintastic Fishing Charters today!

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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
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    A must for all experienced anglers who want to experience the real deal of nearshore and backwater fishing in the Florida Keys. If the waters look relaxing, you can rest assured that the waters below are full of life, and you'll get to target species such as Kingfish, Snook, Redfish, Snapper, and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
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    This trip takes up the best part of your day as you'll spend 6 hours riding along the backcountry waters around the Keys, occasionally venturing to nearshore waters. Target species are Redfish, Snook, Kingfish, Snapper, among many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
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    Spend your morning winding along the backcountry waters and nearshore, as you cast to try and reel in some impressive game fish, like Redfish, Snook, Kingfish, and Snapper. You'll get to try a range of fishing techniques, such as jigging, spinning, and trolling to make your catch, while taking advantage of the cleaning and filleting service for a delicious lunch afterward.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
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    Escape the heat of the sun and fish for Tarpon at night. This is an extremely fun trip fishing for the "Silver King" – one of the most prestigious fish for anglers.
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About the Captain

Mike Patterson
Islamorada, Florida, United States
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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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit
Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

22 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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


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:

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

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