Special Ops Charters

176 Corrine Place
Key Largo FL, United States

Special Ops Charters provides offshore adventures for the most desirable pelagic and bottom fish you can find in Key Largo, Florida. They are run by Captain Rob who has been fishing his whole life and knows the Florida waters like the back of his hand. He will take you as far out as is needed in order to catch the fish of your dreams.

You will go out in his 36 foot Hatteras offshore sport fishing boat, powered by two 650 HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. The vessel is equipped with all the safety equipment and electronics you may need. It also features a toilet, a bedroom, a kitchen and a great multimedia system if you want a soundtrack to your trip.

Special Ops Charters fishes in the offshore waters of Key Largo and mainly targets pelagic and bottom feeding fish. If you choose a pelagic trip, you can expect to travel out to where Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Tuna spend their days. If you prefer a trip where you can catch lots of smaller fish, let them know and they’ll take you to where Red Snapper, Mutton Snapper and Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, Cobia and even the Sharks.

Whether you are a seasoned angler who wants to target pelagics or first time on a boat, Captain Rob will provide you with an unforgettable experience. He will also provide all the fishing gear needed, and he and first mate Jody will work hard to get you hooked on fish.

They are very flexible and will adapt to your needs, so if you want to try your hand at snorkeling or just cruise along, let them know and it will be done.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Pelagic Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    On the full day pelagic trip you will go as far offshore as needed to find big Tuna, Marlin, Sailfish, and Wahoo.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    On the full day trip, you will spend 8 hours targeting different bottom fish. The length of the trip will allow you to travel further offshore where giant Groupers and Snappers reside.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Pelagic Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    You will go into the offshore waters where pelagic species such as Mahi Mahi, Marlin and Sailfish are located.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip will take you out to the nearshore waters where you can target Red, Yellow and Mutton Snapper, as well as Groupers.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Sailfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Hatteras (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1983. Powered by 2 650HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Robert Bartleson
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Member since December 2016
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Captain Rob was born and raised in Florida. Fishing has been his family blood for many generations. Come fishing with a 26 year Special Operations OEF/OIF Veteran. OUPV (6-pack) and 100GT Master USCG Captain’s License. First Mate Jody: Special Ops Rigger.

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Phonia Avello
Hollywood, Florida
 5.00
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Amazing trip!!

February 24, 2017
My name is Phina and this was my first time deep sea fishing. It was truly amazing and something I will never forget. We caught...
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Nathan Kennedy
Hollywood, Florida
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Full day trip

February 24, 2017
Captain rob was awesome took us all around key largo set us up for success. Caught a ton of fish. Knowledgeable, very easy...
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Tommy Austin
United States
 5.00
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All Day Trip W/ CAPT Rob

February 18, 2017
Captain Rob is a true professional and a phenomenal fisherman!  Captain Rob delivered on every expectation of our fishing...
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Mike Cook
Punta Gorda, Florida
 5.00
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Full day trip with Captain Rob

September 23, 2016
We have been on several trips with Captain Rob. We have fished for several species in different locations of Florida. We have...
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James Kiezer
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Best fishing trip

February 24, 2017
Couldn’t have been on better fishing trip then this one.  If you want to catch fish make sure you use this charter.
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