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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    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
    $750
    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
    Four Hour Night Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $850
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,250
    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!
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About the Captain

Justin Ferrell
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
416 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since August 2016
A marine mechanic by trade, the captain needed to get out of the shop. That's when he started Good Times Key West. Every day now he enjoys 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) Great Barracuda
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Lobster Lobster

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
Full bow cushions with a table
Snorkeling Equipment
Always available for all guests
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Caught during the trip; or frozen bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water and ice
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages are welcome, life jackets supplied
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for sharks

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 272 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (238)
4 hour trip with captain Tony
4 hour trip with captain Tony
4 hour trip with captain Tony
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Angler Rating
256
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Charlie H.
Plant City, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fantastic Day with a lot of variety

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 18, 2022
My wife and twin 15 year olds did a half day trip on the 23’ with Ryan and had an awesome action packed time.  Started our...
Charlie H. recommends Good Times Key West
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Alicia R.
Topeka, KS
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip with captain Tony

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on August 7, 2022
Lobstering is way harder than it looks but captain Tony made sure we went home with some yummy lobster to eat and also helped...
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JOHN S.
Simpsonville, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt. Ryan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 2, 2021
Ryan took my wife & I out to have fun & catch fish.  After a slight delay to get bait & gas, we were off to a great time. ...
JOHN S. recommends Good Times Key West
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Joseph M. I.
Missouri City, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day trip with Captain Justin “Jesse”

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 6, 2021
We had an awesome time! Being that it was the first time at the Keys for both of us, he did a wonderful job explaining things,...
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Justin L.
Orange City, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Ryan

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2022
Ryan was great, he was more then happy to work with me.   The two best part of Ryan how you can just with him and also...
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FAQs about Good Times Key West

Good Times Key West offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Four Hour Night Fishing (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group, additional $80 per person after 2 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
  • Life Jackets

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)