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.

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.
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.

Key Largo Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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Great day on the water with an exceptional captain and crew!  Will do this again!!!

Fished June 10, 2017
Robert Bartleson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 20, 2017

It was a pleasure having your family on board.  I think my highlight was watching Joe reel in that monster Amber Jack, but the Cobia fight was pretty good also.  I was not sure if we were ever going to get in the boat.

Capt Rob

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

Fished February 24, 2017
Robert Bartleson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 27, 2017

James,
    I do not think we are going to get that smile off your face for awhile.  Thanks for setting the party up.  I do not believe that you could have built a better team for the day.  Your team did great and had me cleaning fish for almost two hours.  Nothing better than taking your fresh Yellowtail Snapper to Mrs. Mac’s Kitchen to be cooked for you.  And how about that Keylime Pie…

Capt. Rob​

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Captain rob was awesome took us all around key largo set us up for success. Caught a ton of fish. Knowledgeable, very easy going, answers and welcomes questions would go again for another trip with him in a heartbeat. Captain rob and Jodie set us up always had bait on the hooks quick to pull the fish off and get us back to fishing

Fished February 24, 2017
Robert Bartleson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on February 27, 2017

Nathan,
    You crushed the fishing out there, I know ​because I was busy running in circles grabbing all of your fish.  At one time, I stopped just to look around, and the entire team had a fish waiting to come off.  Instead of losing tackle and bites, your team put fish in the cooler.  I know at one point I heard you say that you were over 20 fish.  That is a beautiful day, and the seas could not have been any better.

Capt. Rob

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