Whether you’re after a flats fishing excursion or want to fish the backcountry anywhere from Biscayne Bay to the Florida Keys, Silverking Charters is a great choice. Captain Alex Zapata is an avid angler who is dedicated to fly fishing and light tackle fishing in all of the finest fisheries in South Florida.

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 equipment to catch Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon, as well as quality rods and reels to land Snook, Redfish, and Trout.

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 will work hard to put you on top of the hottest bite!

Your boat for the day will be an 18’ Hell’s Bay Marquesa. It is a comfortable flats boat with a single 115 HP Yamaha engine, fresh on the water in 2018. The boat is “dead quiet” and can easily fish in just 8” of water. It is stable and spacious yet light and versatile. It features a GPS and a VHF radio, as well as all the necessary safety equipment, a wireless trolling motor, 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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    Enjoy a full day of fishing the waters of Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, or the Florida Keys – you choose! The list of your potential catches includes Permit, Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Snook, Redfish, Tripletail, Permit, and other species depending on your preferences. You will be able to pick a place yourself and fish anywhere from Biscayne Bay to the Florida Keys.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This trip includes a half day of fishing the flats in Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, or the Keys. You will be mainly sight fishing for species such as Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and more.
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About the Captain

Alex Zapata
Miami, Florida, United States
13 Fishing Reports
7 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

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
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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 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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   March 5, 2021
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Evan H.
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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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David I.
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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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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
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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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FAQs about Silverking Charters

Silverking Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (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
  • 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