3rd Alarm Fishing

Overseas Highway
Key Largo FL, United States

3rd Alarm Fishing is based in Key Largo, Florida. The local waters attract thousands of experienced anglers from all around the world for its amazing fishing opportunities. If you are celebrating a special event (birthday, wedding, anniversary, graduation, family reunion) Captain Rex will guarantee a great time on the water. No experience necessary!

You will be fishing aboard a 30 ft yacht, which is powered by twin 225 HP Suzuki engine. It is equipped with outriggers, a live bait tank, an anchoring system, and a range of navigational electronics. For your maximum comfort on the water, there is a toilet, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and a bed on board.  

Your trip with 3rd Alarm Fishing will take place nearshore or offshore. Depending on how much time you intend to spend on the water, you will get a chance to target a great variety of species, such as Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Jack Crevalle, King Mackerel, Redfish, Mangrove Snapper, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Tarpon, Red Snapper…and the list just keeps going! The Captain and the crew will introduce you to a variety of techniques: from light to heavy tackle, and bottom fishing to trolling.

The price of your trip includes rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures, and fly fishing equipment, as well as licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted for you to take home. The crew will offer snacks during the trip, so you can feel free to bring your own refreshing drinks if you want.

Whether you are looking for a challenge or a relaxing day out, 3rd Alarm Fishing will make sure to create memorable experiences that will last a lifetime! Book now!

Unpaid balance is due before leaving the dock. Payment methods include Cash or PayPal. Does not include fishing and service industry standard 15-20% gratuity.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hours - Offshore Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1100
    up to 4 persons
    Full day trips maximize the captain's ability to locate where the fish are biting and allow you to catch many different species using a variety of techniques. They also give you much more fishing time. You will target seasonal migrations of Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tuna, Cobia, and Tarpon. Head to deepest water first, then fish your way back to the reef. Head back to the reef line to drop down some baits and target Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Black Grouper.
  • Private trip
    6 hr Target Sailfish Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Dec - 31 Mar
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    December, January, February, and March are the best months to target sailfish in the Florida Keys. It is an unforgettable experience reeling in one of these beautiful billfish. We start out finding the freshest live baits in the morning and quickly get to the fishing grounds off the edge of the reef. Sailfish are found along current edges and color changes within a few miles from land. Split this trip between 4 anglers max and have an incredible day on the water chasing the fastest fish in the ocean.
  • Private trip
    Mahi-Mahi Full Migration
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 30 Jul
    US$ 800
    up to 4 persons
    The increasing lunar phase of April/May/June leads to the best Mahi-Mahi fishing in this part of the world. Dates around the full moon in MAY offer the best chances to land the 30-40 pound, and even that 50 pound Bull Dolphin. Enjoy this incredible experience and the thrill of battling the school of Mahi when they swarm the boat looking for a free meal.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour - Mahi Mahi & Bottom Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 4 persons
    A great opportunity to take advantage of the seasonal Mahi Mahi that are in the area right now. We start out our day heading directly for deeper water to scout weed lines and offshore debris in 800-1000 feet of water. We smash up some unsuspecting hungry MAHI MAHI schools, then head back to the reef edge and switch gear and fishing tactics to target SNAPPER & GROUPER. If you have never experienced the thrill of fishing for Mahi Mahi, the action can be red hot and very fast paced & bottom fish bend rods!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Reef Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    Four-hour trips usually run 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm, but this may be flexible based on other bookings. Half day trips will give you less fishing time but there is still plenty of opportunity to land the fish of a lifetime on any 3rd Alarm trip. Target species include Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Black Grouper.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour - Reef Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    Half day fishing charters are typically reserved for 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm time slots, though the captain can be flexible. This charter offers less time on the water but there is still ample opportunity to land the fish of a lifetime on any given trip. You will target Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Black Grouper.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black)

Jack Crevalle
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

World Cat 270EC (Express cruiser) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 225HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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
No Alcohol
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
PayPal

About the Captain

Rex Witkamp
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Member since January 2017
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Captain Rex Witkamp is a passionate fisherman and operator of 3rd Alarm Fishing, who has thousands of hours of experience guiding and fishing. Rex is a true professional, who knows where the fish are biting. He is a certified USCG Master Captain, as well as a Nationally Registered Paramedic and a Licensed Florida Firefighter. 3rd Alarm Fishing is a Private Fishing Charter that caters to First Responders, Fire, Rescue, Police, EMS, Military.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.86
out of 5 stars from 21 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Hialeah, Florida
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Mahi and bottom fishing trip

July 14, 2018
We booked this charter with Capt Rex and let me tell you it was the best fishing we have done in a long time! Not only was...
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Tampa, FL
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Half Day Trip with Captain Rex

August 12, 2018
Capt Rex was tracking the weather radar before our trip and asked us if we would be able to leave an hour earlier to avoid...
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Jay Catlett
Richmond, VA
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Mahi Mahi Trip with Captain Rex

July 7, 2018
Rex took us out for a morning Mahi Mahi trip and we had a blast. Rex was patient as we are nowhere near expert fishers. We...
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Colin Rogero
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Scuba w/ Captain Rex

May 27, 2018
Despite some challenging weather conditions Captain Rex saved the day.  He was calm, collected and ensured we got the...
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Jake Palese
Saint Augustine, Florida
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6 hour trip with Captian Rex

VERIFIED   August 18, 2018
Awesome experience! We asked to get on some Mahi Mahi and he put us right there! He was very knowledgeable about the ocean...
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