Grey Ghost Charters

5130 Overseas Highway
Key West FL, United States

People born in Key West are called “Conchs.” Originally, the term referred to Bahamians who fled the crown soil during the American revolution and immigrated to Key West in the mid 1800s. 

These days, the tradition is carried on by placing a conch shell outside the front door or on a post in the yard to signal the birth of a new baby. 

The Cyr family has been putting Conch shells in their yard for 4 generations.  When Jared’s family put his conch shell in the yard some 28 years ago, they knew full well that his roots would be planted in the turtle grass flats and coral basins where they had found it.  He was the next generation of fishermen for their family and would indeed take up the family business. 

As kids, Jared and his brother Brandon spent every free moment on the water, in the canal, or at the docks talking with the guides and captains. 

To say that Jared is a good fly-guide is a shallow portrayal.  He has a depth of knowledge about the waters of Key West and an understanding of the fishery that goes far beyond being able to pole a flats boat.  It’s the kind of knowledge that no GPS will help you get.  It’s a feel, a sense of timing and a few practiced tricks that make someone a master of their craft.  Few guides ever get to that point and even fewer do it before they are 30. 

Jared truly is the next generation of guide.  He’s young, relaxed, patient, hard-working and hungry for success.  After all he has a lot to live up to in his family, the least of which is putting another conch shell in the yard.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 2 persons
    Fishing the flats with spin or fly, targeting species such as Permit, Bonefish, Snook, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    Fishing the flats with spin or fly, targeting species such as Permit, Bonefish, Snook, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    Fishing the flats with spin or fly, targeting species such as Permit, Bonefish, Snook, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Night time tarpon
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    Evening tarpon trip

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barracuda (Great)
  Bonefish
  Cobia
  Jack Crevalle

  Permit
  Redfish
  Snook
  Spotted Seatrout

  Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail Air (Flats boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Mercury proxs engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Jared Cyr
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
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Born and raised in key west fl. My family has been charter fishing in key west since 1945.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 88%

Key West Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 1 review

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Had a fantastic time fishing with Capt Jared Cyr.  We met up early, and headed out to fish West of Key West, somewhat close to the Marquesas, on some beautiful flats.  His knowledge of the area, skill at handling the boat, and well honed efforts to scan for fish was phenomenal.  A 4th generation conch - it was very apparent he was at home out there.  Definitely enjoyed meeting him and fishing with him, and hope to do it again.  The bonefish caught we’re not so delighted!  Highly recommend Capt Jared should anyone want to do some flats hunting for bonefish, permit, etc.

Fished July 20, 2017
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