If you’re looking for a charter to book a trip for your entire family, you should look for someone that can cater to both the avid angler and those just looking to relax under the sun. Luckily, you’ve found Good Times Key West, where you can get the “local” experience in the stunning waters of Key West.

Join Captain Justin Ferrell on board of his 24’ Sailfish. She’s a center console boat, with plenty of space for 6 anglers to move around while chasing the best bite. There’s a T-top to give you some shade, so you can take a break from reeling in keepers. If you want to enjoy the gorgeous crystal-clear waters, snorkeling equipment is available for everyone on board.

The trips are run by Capt. Justin and Capt. Ryan, two avid anglers and skilled guides – your enjoyment is paramount to them, so all charters are customizable. They’ll take you fishing for Snappers, Groupers, Sharks, Barracuda, Lobster, and many more species. They can also take you to some of the most beautiful beaches and mangroves around, where you can fire up the BBQ and listen to their incredible stories about local history. Whatever you want to do, talk to Capt. Justin and he’ll recommend the perfect combination for you.

All Sharks must be released when caught, though you should bring a waterproof camera to document your trophy catch.

Capt. Justin will have coolers with ice and bottled waters on board, but feel free to bring any beverages or snacks of your preference.

Kids are more than welcome on board and there’s no minimum age. In fact, kids are preferred guests with Good Times Key West! Families looking to relax under the sun or enthusiastic anglers looking to top their personal bests, everyone is welcome with Good Times Key West!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,150
    Spend the day on the water like a local. Fish for a wide range of gorgeous species or snorkel in multiple locations. Beach the boat and fire up the grill for lunch, and see where the rest of the day takes us. Special equipment for full day trips includes tons of extra shade, propane grill, beach chairs, even electric fans for those hot summer days!
  • Private trip
    Four Hour Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $750
    No need for sunblock. Bottom fishing for Snapper and Sharks often turns on in the evenings. This is a trip for a maximum of 4 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is fully customizable. You can fish for a wide range of species like Snappers, Groupers, Sharks, Barracuda, and more. If you want to relax without a rod, the captain can take you on a sightseeing tour!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $700
    This trip is fully customizable for your pleasure! You can go fishing for Mangrove, Mutton, and Yellowtail Snapper, Black and Red Grouper, various Sharks, and whatever else you run into. If you just want to hang back and relax, the captain can take you Dolphin watching or snorkeling.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $400
    This short trip is perfect if you want to wet some lines and see a couple of sights. You'll be provided with all the necessary equipment by the charter.
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About the Captain

Justin Ferrell
Key West, Florida, United States
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236 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2016
Marine mechanic by trade, I needed to get out of the shop. That's when I started Good Times Key West. Everyday I now enjoy sharing the amazing activities, and scenery that the Florida Keys backcountry has to offer. Fishing, snorkeling, sandbars, dolphin viewing, and much more.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Lobster Lobster

Shark (Bonnethead) Shark (Bonnethead)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Boat Specs

Sailfish (Center console) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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The Best Time on the Water
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Half Day with Captain Ryan
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Case L.
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 3, 2021
Did a two father / two son fishing trip with two early-teen boys, none of us had saltwater fished before.  Booking was easy...
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John H.
Vero Beach, Florida
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Full day with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on December 28, 2020
Fantastic day of fishing with Captan Justin on the Good Times. Very first spot the fish were biting and Amelia our Nine year...
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Best Fishing Trip Ever

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 18, 2021
We had an amazing private fishing tour with Ryan. We cannot say enough positive things about him on our tour! We were lucky...
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Miami, Florida
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Half Day with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 2, 2021
Did not want to quit!  We had a lot of fun catching Snappers and hooked a big Jack right at the end!  Darn shark took it...
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VERIFIED   October 8, 2020
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FAQs about Good Times Key West

Good Times Key West offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $40 per person after 4 guests - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Four Hour Night Fishing (4 hours)
  • $1,150 per group, additional $80 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Good Times Key West, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed (Full bow cushions with a table)
  • Snorkeling Equipment (Always available for all guests)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Good Times Key West include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip; or frozen bait)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and ice)
  • Fishing License

Good Times Key West offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Good Times Key West offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Good Times Key West include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Lobster
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)