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 charters, 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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,250
    Try a little bit of everything on this trip, from spearfishing to snorkeling and light tackle fishing.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $1,100
    On this trip, you will be able to get the waters all to yourselves and try snorkeling, light tackle fishing, spearfishing, and more.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $950
    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
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $800
    If you have the itch to be on the water but don't have too much time, this is your trip. This charter is completely customizable.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $700
    This is a customized charter that may include fishing, spearfishing, snorkeling, and more.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Halfday
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $700
    You can just fiah or add some swimming or a beach.
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About the Captain

Eric Grandcourt
Stock Island, Florida, United States
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25 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
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) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Boat Specs

World Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 2003. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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4 hour fishing trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 1, 2021
Captain Eric was the best!  We thoroughly enjoyed our day and sent his email to friends coming down in June.  We’re also...
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San Juan
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Half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 27, 2021
I try and fish when I am out of town and have had plenty of guides. This trip was with the family, wife and 2 teenage boys....
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Half day trip with Eric

VERIFIED   Afternoon Halfday on June 18, 2021
Capt E provided a great experience for us, excellent host and provided what was asked of him…very accommodating to our team....
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Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on July 26, 2021
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July fishing trip

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FAQs about Laid Back Key West Charters

Laid Back Key West Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Afternoon Halfday (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 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
  • Spearfishing Equipment

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

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