Laid Back Key West Charters offers private fishing trips that can be fully customized to fit your specific needs. Create a package deal so that you can do exactly what you want without having to rush and follow the schedule. Instead of having to choose one type of charter, let Captain Eric Grancourt introduce you to the wonderful world of the outdoors!

Bring your family with you to enjoy an experience that you will remember for months to come without limiting your free time on the water. Check the bite and hone your angling skills. Try a little bit of everything – watch dolphins passing by, take a dip in the morning waters, try your hand at light tackle fishing, and hang out on a secluded beach or sandbar.

From fishing and spearfishing to snorkeling and island hopping, Laid Back Key West Charters can do it all. Captain Eric’s main goal is to help you achieve your ideal aquatic day and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Your trip will take place on his 27’ World Cat catamaran. This vessel has enough room for up to 6 anglers and comes powered by twin 300 HP Mercury engines. It is fully outfitted with everything you need for an eventful day on the water, chasing Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, and many more.

All rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and bottled water will be available on board. All you have to do is choose which trip suits you best and hop on board!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $900
    This is a customized charter that may include fishing, spearfishing, snorkeling, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $900
    You can just fish or add some swimming or a beach.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This charter is ideal for those who want to customize their day out on the water and try fishing, spearfishing, island hopping, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,600
    It's a full day. You have the day on the boat and we can do whatever you like as long as the captain is able :)
  • Private trip
    Dry Tortugas National Park
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $2,800

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
86%
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Christy R.
Key Largo, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Family day trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on September 14, 2023
Captain Eric was excellent ! We had so fun! My husband and I, our two daughters and their husbands went out for a day of fishing,...
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Andrew M.
Puyallup, WA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great dude, Great time!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 23, 2023
4hr am fishing and snorkeling was very cool! Eric was fun and patient and put us on some nonstop snapper action before taking...
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Timothy V.
Moseley, VA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Fishing and snorkeling

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 10, 2023
Good time with Captain Eric who put us on a good bite of Mangrove Snapper. Not the best weather with strong, southerly winds...
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Stephanie M.
Pinecrest, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Very good
4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 26, 2023
It was a wonderful experience. The captain knew what he was doing and made the trip enjoyable. We got to snorkel, see Dolphins,...
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George M.
Lafayette, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 6, 2023
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FAQs about Laid Back Key West Charters

Laid Back Key West Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - Dry Tortugas National Park (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Laid Back Key West Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box
  • Radio
  • Sonar

Trips booked with Laid Back Key West Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water included. Beer not included.)
  • Fishing License

Laid Back Key West Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing

Laid Back Key West Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Laid Back Key West Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Hogfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)

Meet the Captain

Eric Grandcourt
Stock Island, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
43 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2014
Captain Eric Grancourt’s journey began in Colorado many moons ago. Having explored the Rocky Mountains and the mile high city of Denver and Boulder, Eric found a renewing warmth in Key West. The cold winters spent hiking and snowboarding lost their appeal, and he traded his Colorado office suits in for wetsuits. Eric dove into the world of open waters, sea turtles, and schools of bottlenose dolphin. He worked as a divemaster and later became a captain for Captain’s Corner Dive Shop. In the winter of 2011, Eric purchased his own boat – the rest is history.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Hogfish Hogfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Mutton) Mutton Snapper

Boat specs

Intrepid (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water included. Beer not included.
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Stock Island to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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