Zoned In Charters doesn’t mess around – this company is ready to take you straight to the best fishing in Islamorada! Stalk the flats and the Everglades for some of the area’s most prestigious fish, aided by top-of-the-line gear and plenty of local tips and tricks.

You’ll be exploring Islamorada and its surrounding areas with Captain Zach Jones, a flats fishing enthusiast who has been casting lines since he was small. He loves putting people on fish and is eager to help all anglers reel ‘em in. In addition, he’ll pick you up from local accommodations before your trip, or may even bring his boat to you! You can fish with him anywhere from Key Largo to Islamorada, hooking fish to your heart’s content.

Step aboard your captain’s 18’ Beavertail skiff, powered by a 90 HP Mercury engine. Enhanced with a wireless trolling motor and sleek design, this boat glides seamlessly through shallow waters as you chase the shadows of Bonefish and other iconic species along the flats. Three anglers can fish comfortably aboard this skiff, and children of all ages are welcome, so make this a family adventure to remember.

Capt. Zach offers up a variety of angling opportunities aboard his boat. You can try poling the flats for Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon when the season allows, or adventure through the Everglades for Snook, Redfish, and whatever else is biting. Either way, Capt. Zach promises: “You’re going to have a great time!”

Your trip includes a Florida fishing license and all the gear you need. Choose from a selection of rods and reels featuring names that professional anglers know and love: Shimano, Penn, and World Wide Sportsman. You’ll also have superior fly fishing equipment at your disposal, including G Loomis and ECHO fly rods, Abel reels, and flies hand-tied by Capt. Zach himself. He’ll clean and fillet your catch for you, too.

Come aboard and zone in on the best fishing in the Florida Keys with Zoned In Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    Get the most out of Key Largo fishing and spend the whole day scanning shallow waters for Redfish, Snook, Permit, Peacock Bass, and more. A fishing license and all gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    Rather hit your snooze button a few times before embarking on your angling adventure? Let Capt. Zach show you where the hottest action is happening on this 4-hour afternoon trip. You'll get to cast your line for prized species such as Bonefish, Redfish, and Peacock Bass. Your fishing license and all your fishing gear are provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Early bird looking for the perfect introduction to fishing the Florida Keys? This is a 4-hour adventure that will take you straight to where Capt. Zach knows the most action is happening! You'll get to test your skills against Floridian favorites such as Bonefish, Redfish, and Peacock Bass. Your captain will provide top-quality fishing gear, as well as your fishing license.
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About the Captain

Zach Jones
Islamorada, Florida, United States
4 Fishing Reports
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101 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2016
Born and raised in North Carolina, Capt. Zach grew up hooking Bass, chasing Reds, and fishing for Trout in the Asheville Mountains. About a decade ago the Florida flats stole his heart, and he hasn't looked back since. The abundance of species and the explosive fishing action of the Florida Keys captures his attention every day, and he welcomes all types of anglers to come and enjoy these waters with him. Capt. Zach says, "For me, it's a joy to watch people catch the fish of a lifetime, whether spinning or on the fly."

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Beavertail Skiffs (Skiff) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Islamorada to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Great trip with Zach
A Good Day on the Water
Flying my drone while my wife took a turn!
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on November 28, 2021
Capt Zach was Great!  Caught plenty of fish.  Great boat!  Need to come see Capt Zach again in a more opportune time for...
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1/2 day (4hr) trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 10, 2021
Targeted species: tarpon and permit Tarpon: Weather didn’t really corporate with us for tarpon fishing. Zach pulled...
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A Good Day on the Water

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 13, 2021
Captain Zach was very helpful and knows his territory. Very patient and a good instructor. Will definitely be back and book...
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A memorable day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 5, 2021
We had a great day with Zach on the flats sight fishing on the fly rod for tarpon, permit and bonefish.  He’s got a nice...
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Great trip with Zach

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2021
Zach was wonderful and fishing was good.. lots of snappers and big barracuda.
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FAQs about Zoned In Charters

Zoned In Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Zoned In Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Zoned In Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Zoned In Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Zoned In Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Zoned In Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bonefish
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon