Magic Charters of Key West

1801 North Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West FL, United States

You won’t find a more experienced Captain and mate than John and Ron of Magic Charters of Key West. Offering all types of fishing aboard Captain John’s beautiful sportfishing vessel, they welcome you aboard their boat to experience an unforgettable day on the water.

Their boat ‘Magic’ is a beautiful 41 ft Hatteras that is air conditioned and outfitted with all new Penn fishing equipment.  The boat is as nice as one could be. The enclosed cabin with a full bathroom and sleeping quarters ensures privacy for all passengers aboard the boat, and the large, open deck with three fighting chairs makes for a top level fishing experience.

Magic Charters of Key West runs charters ranging from four to eight hours long, all of which can be tailored to suit the needs of you and your group. Whether you want to troll for pelagic species 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, they will create a wonderful package just for you.

All the equipment you will need for your trip is provided by the company, although you are welcome to bring your own rods and reels if you prefer. 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 the boat for your convenience.

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
  • 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
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
  • Private trip
    night shark fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US$ 700
    up to 6 persons
    Night shark fishing with skilled crew starts from 8 pm but departure time could start later on, in agreement with Captain.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

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

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

  Snapper (Yellowtail)
  Spanish Mackerel
  Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 1150HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

41 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

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


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


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

About the Captain

John Potter
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since July 2016
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: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Key West Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.33 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Fished April 4, 2018
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Fished February 20, 2018
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Captain John, Ron (1st mate) and Chacha (Captain’s wife) were all great! We had fun, caught fish and had a great half day on the water. Ron was more than helpful, showing us sights on the way out and giving tips on reeling in some big fish (for my experience).
We plan to come back down and book a charter with Magic again.

Fished July 4, 2017
John Potter (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 4, 2017

Thank you we enjoyed your company and hope you can come back soon! You did a great job landing the fish. Capt John

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