Magic Charters of Key West

1801 North Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West FL, United States

You’ll hardly find a more experienced guide and angler than Captain John of Magic Charters of Key West! When you’re craving offshore fishing and a great day on the water, he is the one to turn to.

You can book a trip that lasts anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, and each one of them can be tailored to suit the needs of you and your group.

Whether you want to troll for pelagic superstars such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna, bottom fish for Snappers, Groupers, and Amberjacks, or go out specifically targeting apex predators such as Sharks and Barracuda, Capt. John will create a wonderful package just for you.

Their boat ‘Magic’ deserves its name. This is a beautiful 41’ Hatteras with two 650 HP Detroit engines that can comfortably take up to 6 anglers after the catch of their life.

She is also air-conditioned for your comfort and has an enclosed cabin with a full bathroom and sleeping quarters — so important when you spend long hours in sweltering Florida sun. The vessel also sports a large, open deck with three fighting chairs for when the tug-of-war with the fish gets real.

‘Magic’ is outfitted with all new Penn fishing equipment and everything else you will need for your trip is provided by Capt. John and his first mate Ron.

Families with kids are welcome on all trips, and all the safety gear for the little ones is also taken care of.

It is recommended that you bring some snacks and drinks with you on longer trips. There is a small fridge and a microwave on board for your convenience, so your drinks will be cool and your lunch warm. If there’s anything else you need, don’t hesitate to ask.

Magic Charters of Key West invites you on a one-of-a-kind fishing adventure you will never forget!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    This is the trip where you are most likely to catch a trophy and it gives you the most time to experiment with different techniques. What can you hope to catch? Well, anything from Sharks to Amberjack, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi, it all depends on which one of them bites the best. When you get tired and need to cool off, you have a fully air-conditioned salon to go to and relax.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 6 persons
    The 6-hour trip allows you more time on the water, fishing for your new personal best. The captain will take you where all the awesome fish like Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Wahoo, Amberjack and Tuna live, and then it's up to you to hook 'em!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Rise and shine to go after some of the most popular fish in Key West — Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Yellowtail Tuna, Wahoo, Amberjack, and many more. Ready to test your lines?
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    If you like to sleep in, this afternoon 4-hour trip is a great way to make the most of your day. You still get the chance to chase Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo and more, but you also get the time to rest in the morning. Captain John will gladly accommodate you if you want to start your trip earlier or later than the appointed time.
  • Private trip
    Nigh Trip - Sharks
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Night Shark fishing with the skilled crew of Magic Charters of Key West starts from 8 PM but departure time could start later on, in agreement with the captain. You will be targeting the likes of Hammerhead, Lemon Sharks, and who knows what else might end up on your hook.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Lemon)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 650HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

About the Captain

John Potter
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since July 2016
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Captain John grew up in Key West and has spent a large part of his life on the local waters. He has worked in the area's fishing industry for over 37 years, the last 25 of which he has spent as a captain. He offers guests the opportunity to practice all types of fishing aboard a world class Hatteras boat, the newest addition to Magic Charters.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.04
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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+4
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
71%
Friendly captain
71%
Recommend this charter
63%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Daniel Okruhlica
Sarasota, FL
 5.00
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 4, 2018
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Sharon Eckert
Spring Hill, Florida
 5.00
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Awesome Trip

VERIFIED   July 4, 2017

Captain John, Ron (1st mate) and Chacha (Captain’s wife) were all great! We had fun, caught fish and had a great half...

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Raj Bindra
Hollywood, Florida
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain John Potter

VERIFIED   January 7, 2017

Excellent experience. Caught (and released) Tiger Shark, and few others like Grouper. Very professional and knowledgeable crew....

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Randall Brian Johnson
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   May 10, 2017
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Chuck Bugger
Brandon, Florida
 5.00
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Triple Dinner

VERIFIED   February 4, 2017
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