Native Guidance

Based out of Sugarloaf Marina, Sugarloaf Keys, Native Guidance is your light tackle specialist for fishing the Florida Keys. Offering a diverse range of fishing options aboard their 25’ Mako boat, Native Guidance will make sure you will have a lot of fun while catching fish.

During your charter trip, you will be fishing aboard a fast center console boat that was restored in 2016. It features a complete range of new Raymarine electronics, a powerful 300 HP Yamaha engine, an icebox for your drinks, and a T-Top for shade on hot days. The boat is equipped with outriggers and downriggers for offshore fishing, but it is also ideal for family trips closer to the shore, as well as cruises around the area.

The Captain and mate will always make sure your trip will involve the style of fishing most suited to the season and weather. You may be trolling offshore for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna, battling a Grouper, Mutton Snapper, or Yellowtail Snapper on light tackle, or fishing the reefs and wrecks for Permit, Cobia, Snappers, and Groupers. Whichever style of fishing you go for, the crew will be with you every step of the way to make sure your trip is one to remember.

All the tackle and bait you need will be supplied by the captain, and ice cold water will also be provided. Just come equipped with suitable clothing, sunscreen, and snacks and drinks and let the Captain and mate do the rest!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
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    This trip can be customized to meet your specific needs. You will be able to check the bite offshore and head to the wreck – all depending on the season and weather. 2 anglers can fish at a time.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Family Fun
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This full-day trip is ideal for families with younger anglers. You will be able to check a variety of locations, anchor up, and chum or use shrimp to catch loads of fish! 2 more kids can join in the adventure for the same price – contact the captain before the trip to arrange it.

About the Charter Operator

Native Guidance
Sugarloaf Keys, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
Response time 9 hours
Member since July 2016
"I am a lifelong Keys waterman. I have operated commercial fishing and charter vessels for over 35 years. We like to do it "local style", lotta fun and fish! Every day is different in my office!" Captain Larry White works hard to give his customers a dream experience. He grew up in the area, spending his free time out on the water. Larry started out by catching bait in the canal by his house, making bread balls and improvising.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Tuna (Bigeye) Tuna (Bigeye)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1976, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

25 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.