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.

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 unforge

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Trip Date:
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900 private charter
  • Half Day Trip
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700 private charter
  • night shark fishing
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    US$ 700 private charter
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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
Barracuda (Great)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Marlin (Blue)

Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Lemon)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Spanish Mackerel

Tuna (Bluefin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours 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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

25% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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
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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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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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Captain got us on the fish but crew were very rude. I had to tell them a few time to relax.  I wanted my mom, kids and wife to catch fish, I’ve caught many times already and prefer them to enjoy and reel fish. I wanted to give them the experience.  If they lose a fish due to weak or slow reeling, the staff would get mad or make comments.  We didn’t care if we catch any fish at the end,  We wanted them to have fun.  It was a bad experience.  Not because we didn’t catch, we did but having rude people around my family sucks.

Fished June 18, 2017
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Fished May 10, 2017
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