Whether you’re an experienced fly fisherman, or a novice just looking for a nearshore fishing experience, Silverking Charters is the right choice. Captain Alex Zapata is an avid angler who is dedicated to fly fishing and light tackle fishing in all of the finest fisheries from Miami all the way to the key west, including the everglades.

Join him aboard his boat and enjoy a fun-filled adventure with your friends or family. You will be provided with top-notch fly fishing, spin, and plug equipment to catch Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda, Sharks, Redfish, Trout, Peacock bass, Mackerel, Jacks, Snapper, among others. 

Capt Alex offers technical flyfishing, fly casting instruction, sight fishing, tournament fishing or have a ‘father and son’ day out on the water or just bend a rod with your fishing buddies. Introduce your kids to the art of angling or break your own records. Capt. Alex is highly skilled and will work hard to put you on top of the hottest bite!

Silverking Charters uses two top-of-the-line vessels to cover all your fishing needs. Your boats for the day will be either a Maverick 17 HPX-V skiff for sight fishing and flyfishing trips or a Pathfinder 22’ Tournament bay boat for light tackle, live bait, and family fishing trips. Both vessels feature a GPS, VHF radio, as well as all the necessary safety equipment and professional accessories to make a great catch possible. 

Once on board, you will find rods and reels by Daiwa, Penn, Hardy, Shimano, and Winston ready for you to use. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted by the captain so that you could try it for dinner later.

Your food and drinks are welcome on board. Just make sure you bring your desire to have fun with you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Flats skiff 4 hours
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $650
    HALF DAY (4 hours) out of Miami, the keys or flamingo.You will be fishing on a Maverick HPX-V 17, with room for up to 2 people. This is an specialized skiff for sight fishing and flyfishing in very shallow water.
  • Private trip
    Flats skiff 6 hours
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $750
    QUARTER DAY (6 hours) out of Miami, the keys or flamingo.You will be fishing on a Maverick HPX-V 17, with room for up to 2 people. This is an specialized skiff for sight fishing and flyfishing in very shallow water.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Flats Boat - 8 hours
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $850
    FULL DAY (8 hours) out of Miami, the keys or flamingo.You will be fishing on a Maverick HPX-V 17, with room for up to 2 people. this is an specialized skiff for sight fishing and flyfishing in very shallow water.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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David I.
Katonah, NY
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Full Day with Captain Alex Zapata

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 28, 2019
My friend and I went fishing in the Everglades with Captain Alex Zapata for a full day on August 28, 2019.  We had a great...
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Evan H.
Denver, Colorado
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Half day fly and spin rod sight fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 16, 2021
Awesome trip, would definitely go again with Alex and learned a lot about the salt water fly technique
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Mark A.
Arlington, Texas
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Full day with capt Alex

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 8, 2018
This was a day I promised my 11 year old and it really delivered,capt Alex is not only very knowledgeable but also a great...
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Denisse V.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
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Flamingo fishing with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 10, 2017
Dad and 14 yr old son had an awesome, perfect day of fishing with Captain Alex - caught tarpon, snook, sea trout, jack, ladyfish...
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Ron M.
Miami Beach, Florida
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 28, 2018
Everything is what it should have been except the fish did not cooperate.
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FAQs about Silverking Charters

Silverking Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - Flats skiff 4 hours (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Flats skiff 6 hours (6 hours)
  • US $850 per group - Full Day Flats Boat - 8 hours (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Silverking Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Silverking Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Shrimp, crabs, pi fish, pilchards, mullet)
  • Lures (Plugs, jigs, soft plastics, flies, )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Specify if you’d like to keep fish to eat)
  • Fishing License (An additional everglades park permit is required)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Flyfishing is a specialty. Top of the line gear)

Silverking Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Silverking Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning (Penn, Shimano)
  • Fly Fishing (Tibor Abel Winston Hardy )

Top targeted fish species with Silverking Charters include:
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Alex Zapata
Miami, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
8 Customer reviews
Member since August 2016
I guide fishermen on the beautiful flats of Biscayne Bay, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys. I have been fishing the waters of South Florida and the Keys for over 20 years. My goal is to show you a great time on the water. I’m a laid back and patient guide who will work very hard to make your day on the water a great experience. I'm always willing to work hard for your success, whether you are a serious hardcore flyfisherman, tournament angler or a beginner just looking to bend a rod. Smiles is what I fish for!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Permit Permit

Boat specs

Maverick HPX-V (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Penn, Shimano
Fly Fishing
Tibor Abel Winston Hardy

Amenities

GPS
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Shrimp, crabs, pi fish, pilchards, mullet
Lures
Plugs, jigs, soft plastics, flies,
Catch cleaning & filleting
Specify if you’d like to keep fish to eat
Fishing License
An additional everglades park permit is required
Fly Fishing Equipment
Flyfishing is a specialty. Top of the line gear

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

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
Aged 3 and over; BYO vests
You Keep Catch
Please specify if you’d like to keep fish
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Most flats species are catch and release
Catch and Release Mandatory
Some species will be strictly catch and release

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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