A ride with Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing is the most enjoyable way to get to the waters of Islamorada. If you are up for the challenge, choose the fish you want to target and feel free to join the knowledgeable crew. And don’t forget to take your kids!

You will be welcomed aboard a Ranger boat. It is a unique 23’ long fishing platform for 4 guests, powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine.
Before heading out for the main target, you’ll catch live bait.

Summertime is the best for heading offshore to catch Tuna and Mahi Mahi. In spring and fall, Tarpon are all over the bridges and passes, as well as Snook and Redfish in the backcountry. Go to the reefs and patch for Yellowtail, Mangrove, and Mutton Snappers. Wintertime is excellent for targeting Sailfish and Kingfish, when they are all over the reefs and offer an amazing battle.

After your trip, the fish you decide to keep will be cleaned and filleted for you. Just keep in mind smoking on board is not permitted and neither is excessive drinking.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Swordfishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $2,250
    This is an exciting trip mainly targeting Swordfish but not limited to it. We commonly come across MahiMahi and Tuna as well!!! It only costs a little more to go First Class! Take that dream trip you have been waiting for! All licenses gear and water is included with this trip and up to 6 anglers!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,050
    This trip is great to get up into flamingo and go for some great fishing! Snook, Reds, Tarpon, Trout, Mangrove Snapper and many more inshore species!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,050
    On this trip we will be able to head offshore for Mahi Mahi, Blackfin tuna and all the tasty creatures from the deep! This trip includes all gear, bait, and licenses for up to 6 anglers!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $900
    This is a great option to get to some off the wrecks and humps for some great Black Fin Tuna also some Mahi or Amber jacks, Tile Fish, Mutton snapper or grouper if your into bottom fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip Backcountry
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $850
    This trip is great for a nice day on the water without spending too much time under the sun! We can go in the back country and catch Snook, Trout, Jack Crevale, Lady Fish, Reds and Mangrove Snappers!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Tarpon Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    This is a half day tarpon trip! We will be fishing the bridges and channels for the most sought after game fish in Florida! These fish fight hard and jump high! These fish will get your adrenaline flowing and make memories for a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    This trips is great for patch reef fishing Yellowtails, Muttons and Mangrove Snapper, also bridge fishing for Snook, Jacks and sharks!
  • Private trip
    Shark trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $475
    Evening time Shark fishing trips is a great way to get up close with these amazing creatures! We will be fishing the bridges for 3 hours at the prime time when they come out to feed. start time depends on the time of year and when the sun sets! Common sharks to catch will be Lemons, Black Tips, Bulls and nurse sharks!
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About the Captain

Chris Molinaro
Tavernier, Florida, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
49 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since November 2016
I became a fisherman because of my love of the outdoors and the ocean. I became a charter captain for my passion of bringing people to these experiences that most will never have in their lifetime. I have developed my style of fishing based on action and adventure. We literally hunt down the fish of target then throw live baits at them to get them all worked up – the end result is amazing and unforgettable.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Ranger (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
91%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Half day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on April 13, 2021
We had a great day on the water. Captain Chris took us out and was great about helping our 11 year old and 8 year old with...
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Half Day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Tarpon Trip on May 27, 2021
Captain Chris is very knowledgeable and personable.  He tries to find fish so his clients can have a enjoyable experience. ...
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Half day trip with captain Don.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 24, 2021
Don was very knowledgeable, so helpful, and very fun. He made the fishing trip memorable for my wife and my son. My wife even...
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VERIFIED   NEW  Shark trip on June 10, 2021
Absolutely had a blast, my wife caught a nurse shark and I landed a huge tarpon and the captain is a great guy and very knowledgeable....
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FAQs about Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing

Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - Shark trip (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Half Day Tarpon Trip (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - 3/4 Day Trip Backcountry (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 3/4 Day offshore Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - Full Day Backcountry (8 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)
  • $2,250 per group - Full Day Swordfishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin)
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (All Shimano Gear)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)
  • Fishing License

Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Less then 2 miles patch reef fishing)
  • Offshore Fishing (We head offshore for catching Mahi Mahi and Tuna)
  • Reef Fishing (Reef fishing is great for all Snappers)
  • Wreck Fishing (Wreck fishing is great for Amberjacks, Grouper)
  • Flats Fishing (Great for Snook and Redfish fishing)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo