Finest Kind

114 Palm Avenue
Islamorada FL, United States

Finest Kind charters is run by Captain Norm Bekoff, who has been fishing the Florida waters for over 35 years and is keen on putting all his guest on lots of fish. He loves nothing more than to see smiling and satisfied faces of his guests as they reel in the fish of their dreams.

The location of Islamorada means that you will have easy access to highly sought after species such as Mahi Mahi, Sailfish and Tuna, and that you are in for a good fight with some of the mightiest fish around the Gulf of Mexico.

You will fish aboard his 29 foot Ricky Scarborough center console boat, which was originally built in 1977 and restored in 2009. This beauty is powered by a 210 HP Cummins engine with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

The boat has a GPS system, a fishfinder to locate the best fishing spots, and a VHF radio for connection to the USCG. It also has all the safety equipment including a CPR trained crew, flares, and life jackets. You will have an ice box available onboard to preserve the freshness of your catch, as well as a live bait tank and outriggers.

Finest Kind charters will take you fishing from 2 to 20 miles offshore depending on the species you wish to target and the seasonality. Captain Norm will teach you anything you need to know about the techniques and the equipment, and is able to provide lighter versions of it if you are bringing children along.

You will have rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait, and a Florida Fishing Licence. The targeted species are Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, King and Spanish Mackerel, Skipjack Tuna, Black Grouper and Mutton Snapper, among the many available in these waters.

Captain Norm is happy to clean and fillet your catch at the end of the trip, and will bag it for you so you can take it home for a nice meal.

Finest Kind charters is run by Captain Norm Bekoff, who has been fishing the Florida waters for over 35 years and is keen on putting all his guest on lots of fish. He loves nothing more than to see smiling and satisfied faces of his guests as they re


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Boat Specs

Ricky Scarborough (Center console) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2009. Powered by a 210HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
2-20 Miles Offshore
Reef Fishing
Natural Reefs
Wreck Fishing
Lots Of Wrecks!
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Black)

 
Sailfish
 
Snapper (Mutton)

 
Snapper (Yellowtail)
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Tuna (Blackfin)
 
Tuna (Skipjack)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, PayPal.

About the Captain

Norm Bekoff
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2016
I grew up on sportfish boats and have fished everywhere from Massachusetts to St. Thomas, USVI and the Gulf of Mexico. However offshore Ft. Lauderdale is home. I got my captain's license at 19 and have been on boats ever since. So when you book Lauderdale.fish you're getting home-grown fishing experience, not someone who left the rat race up north, bought a boat and thinks he can make a go of it.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Fished December 4, 2016
Norm Bekoff (The Captain)
Replied to this review on December 5, 2016

Thanks Joe! Enjoyed having you guys aboard. Hope to see you again soon.

Capt. Norm

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I caught and released my first sailfish with Captain Norm! I had the best time and was confident in his capabilities and experience as a fishing boat captain. I couldn’t have asked for a better time out on the water that day. I also caught and released a shark which was a fun fighting fish. I would highly recommend Capt. Norm and Lauderdale.fish to anyone looking to have a great day out on the boat.

Fished January 24, 2016
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Capt. Norm makes your time on the water a blast!! Always an enjoyable experience and he has put me on many fish including a sailfish on our last trip!!

Fished January 21, 2016
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