Hook’dLīf Charters - Key’d Up

81576 Overseas Highway
Islamorada FL, United States

Hook’dLīf Charters is here to give you a day of great fish and amazing memories in the waters around Islamorada. Helmed by Captain Kenly “Ketti” Turchetti, each trip will take you to the best waters for your target species while letting you enjoy the incredible scenery of the Florida Keys.

Capt. Ketti runs her trips aboard the Key’d Up, a 38’ Blackfin sportfishing boat built right here in the Sunshine State. This luxurious vessel was specifically designed to make the most Florida’s awesome angling. She has plenty of room for 6 guests and cruises at speed thanks to her twin Yanmar engines, which kick out over 800 HP between them.

The Key’d Up has everything you need for the perfect day on the water. Her high flybridge lets you take in the view in style while her air-conditioned interior and full, enclosed bathroom make even long trips offshore comfortable. She also has a galley where you can stow and prepare any food you bring along.

This is much more than a pleasure cruiser, though. The vessel was built for a life of big hookups on the high seas. She has GPS and fishfinder to track down your target species and outriggers and a kite for that signature South Florida spread. Her spacious cockpit also lets everyone enjoy the action to the full.

There’s plenty of action to enjoy. Depending on the trip, you could be going after anything from Yellowtail Snapper and Tripletail to Yellowfin Tuna and Sailfish. Capt. Ketti runs special early evening Shark trips for a fun family day and extended Swordfishing charters to put even the most seasoned sportfisher to the test. She does it all!

Everything you need for the fishing itself is ready and waiting aboard. So pack your lunch, your camera, and your biggest cooler and jump aboard for a day of adventure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip - Swordfish
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1550
    up to 6 persons
    This extreme full day Swordfish trip has more flexibility in departure & return times. The package offers 10 to 12 hours of hunting and fighting time. Who could turn down a fresh Swordfish steak!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    This is an exciting 8-hour day of offshore Florida Keys fishing! You will depart from the dock at 6:30 AM and return at 3:00 PM. This action-packed day allows you to visit a few different spots and target a variety of species. Deep drop, or head out into the blue for some huge surprises!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Reef & Offshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 1000
    up to 6 persons
    This 3/4 Day trip departs from the dock at 6:30 AM & returns at 1:00 PM. A funtabulous way to spend 6 hours out on the beautiful Florida Keys waters, reeling in your dinner (or releasing it)! Target species are a biting, fighting mix to tell tales over!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Reef & Wreck
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 800
    up to 6 persons
    This nearshore reef and wreck trip departs from the dock at 6:30 AM and returns at either 11:00 AM or at noon depending on the bites. You won't return home empty-handed! This is an inshore trip, but depending on your preference, you can also go a few miles offshore! The target species will vary according to the chosen fishing spot.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Evening Sharks
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    This early evening trip departs from the dock at 4:30 PM and returns at 9:00 PM. The target species are various Sharks, with a sideshow of Islamorada's fantabulous sunset! This is a fun-sized trip for all ages to reel in somethin' huge!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
Swordfish
Tilefish

Tripletail
Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Blackfin (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 420HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

About the Captain

Kenly "Ketti" Turchetti
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since August 2016
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Captain Kenly "Ketti" Turchetti has been putting groups on that fish of a lifetime for well over a decade. She is fully USCG-licensed and insured, meaning you can rely on her to run her trips professionally and safely. Capt. Ketti is also a passionate sportfisher who will work hard to get you reeling in sea monsters during your time onboard.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.95
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Chris Gatch
Weatherford, TX
 5.00
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Great family trip with Capt Kenly!

VERIFIED   July 10, 2018

My wife, daughter and I just wrapped up an amazing day of fishing with Capt Kenly and we couldn’t be happier!

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Barry Ehrenfeld
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Half day with Captain Ketti

VERIFIED   August 11, 2018

We booked this charter last minute when another charter cancelled on us due to engine trouble.  Captain Ketti was wonderful...

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Hollywood, Florida
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Key’d Up

April 2, 2018

Had a great time with Kenly! Got a nice dolphin , two kingfish and a sailfish. Beautiful keys weather and good company. Highly...

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Harry Orkowski
Milwaukee, WI
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Fishing with captain Kenly and George!

VERIFIED   March 28, 2018

We had a wonderful time fishing with Kenly and George! We caught an 8 foot nurse shark!! It was so much fun!! Great crew! We...

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Keith Peters
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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VERIFIED   August 17, 2018

Great crew, had a great time.

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