Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters

27340 Overseas Highway
Ramrod Key FL, United States

Captain Jim Loftus of Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters provides personalized fishing charters in the lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key to Key West. These pristine waters hold a huge variety of fish, and Captain Jim has the experience necessary for a memorable fishing trip.

Captain Jim’s boat is a popular and versatile 22 ft Panga LX that offers a comfortable ride for three guests. Powered by a 115 HP Evinrude engine, the boat can reach the fishing spots quickly, and it features an icebox to keep your drinks cool throughout the trip.

Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters gives you the opportunity to explore a wide range of fishing grounds, from backcountry shallows and flats to reefs and wrecks nearshore. Whether you want to test your skills against Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon, or spend a few enjoyable hours fishing the reefs and wrecks for Groupers and Snappers, Captain Jim will provide all the bait, gear, and licenses needed for an enjoyable trip.

You will mainly be fishing with live bait, although cut and artificial baits can also be used. Fly fishermen are very welcome to hone their skills aboard this boat, provided they bring their own gear.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Reef and Wreck Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Offshore reef and wreck fishing for snappers, groupers and other bottom dwellers. You'll be fishing the pristine reefs along the Atlantic coast of the Florida Keys from Key West to Big Pine Key. We'll also test the waters of the numerous sunken shipwrecks that dot our coast.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip Back-country / Flats
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Fishing the back country shallows, flats, and inshore waters of the lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key to Key West.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Back-country / Flats
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    fishing the back-country and flats, or traveling to the nearshore reefs and wrecks if time and conditions allow.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 14 Mar - 31 Jul
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Available mid March through July. This is some of the most awesome big game fishing on the palnet. We'll pick the best time for that day based on the tides, either morning or early evening trips to do battle with the Silver King on the flats and around the local bridges and channels in the lower Key's. Live bait fishing for fish nearing the 200 lbs. range is some of the most exciting fishing you'll ever do. State law requires this to be a catch and release type of fishing only.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Grouper (Gag)
Permit
Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Panga 22 LX (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 115HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
PayPal

About the Captain

Jim Loftus
Ramrod Key, Florida, United States
Member since January 2016
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I've basically been fishing my entire life. I started out as a fresh water fisherman fishing rivers and lakes and then when I moved to Florida I began fishing the saltwater flats, reefs and wrecks. After a successful career in the business world I began exploring the idea of becoming a charter captain / guide and started the process of obtaining my US Coast Guard license to pursue my true passion for fishing. I've been a licensed captain for the past 10 years and I am a full time guide in the lower Florida Keys where I reside. In addition to my USCG license, I am a guide member of the Lower Keys Guides Association - a guide member of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association and an accredited captain of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary & Blue Star operator. I am also fully insured to operate as a for hire charter/guide service. I also believe in giving back to our country service men and women so I do donate trips to the Wounder Warrior Foundation.
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August 24, 2018
We do a guided fishing trip with the kiddos at least once per year.  Captain Jim is the best guide we have ever used....
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Half day flats trip with Captain Jim.

VERIFIED   July 30, 2018
Another great day with Captain Jim.  We booked again this year after a great first experience last year - and look forward...
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Mathew Reed
Key West, Florida
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Fantastic half day of back country fishing with Captain Jim Loftus of Mile Marker 27 fishing charters. Super knowledgeable,...
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Summerville, SC
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Half Day with Captain Jim

VERIFIED   July 25, 2018
We had a great day with Captain Jim. My 15 year old boy and I are novice but enthusiastic fishermen and Jim did a great job...
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Lance Julian
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Backcountry trip with Fin A Key Charters

February 12, 2017
My Cousin and I had an awesome experience with Captain Jimmy. The weather was iffy with high winds on our only day in town...
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