Endless Summer Flats Fishing

Endless Summer Flats Fishing invites you for a day on the shallow waters of Key West, Florida. Your guide and charter boat Captain Grif Helwig’s specialty is guiding customers on the flats targeting some of the prized fish species that call these waters their home.

You will fish aboard a 16’ Maverick flats boat, originally built in 1993, and restored in 2015. It is powered by a 90 HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots, which makes it very fast. The boat features all the safety and electronic equipment needed for a safe and successful trip.

There is also a live bait tank and an icebox that will preserve the freshness of your catch until you return to the shore. You will have all the fishing gear on board, including spin tackle and fly fishing equipment. Capt. Grif will take you fishing for Barracuda, Bonefish, Mutton Snapper, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Sharks -Bull and Lemon, Spotted Seatrout, Mangrove Snapper, Tarpon and more.

The captain prefers catch-and-release practices for all species, but you are welcome to keep the fish you intend to eat for dinner. He will provide a cleaning and filleting service at the end of the trip, so bring a cooler and some ice for transportation.

Explore the prolific inshore waters of Key West with Endless Summer Flats, and enjoy a great day of fishing under the Floridian sun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Tarpon/Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    This trip will take you to the back bay where Tarpon and Sharks are luriking. You will troll the shallow waters for the magnificent fish which are present year-round.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    This is a half day trip that will see you fishing the flats for Barracuda, Bonefish, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Trout, and Snapper. Explore these prolific waters off the coast of Florida and a great time.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is ideal if you want to change a few productive locations and target more fish species. You could be catching Mutton Snapper, Spotted Seatrout, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Bonefish, Barracuda, and other species.

About the Charter Operator

Fishy Business Charters
Key West, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
55 Customer reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since March 2016
Eric Evans grew up fishing for Walleye and Perch in Lake Erie. He and his team will make sure you have a memorable time on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonefish Bonefish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit

Boat specs

Maverick (Flats boat) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 90HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (11)
Half day flats fishing with Capt. Eric
Half day trip w Capt Grif
Half day with Captain Peter was awesome!
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Angler Rating
12
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2
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
75%
Appropriate for children
70%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Steve A.
New Market, MD
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day flats fishing with Capt. Eric

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 24, 2022
We had perfect weather. The water was like glass. Capt. Eric is very easy to fish with.  He knows the water and the fish....
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Mark C.
Chesterbrook, PA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on February 15, 2022
Captain Joe was great, had a great time and would book him again! Mark
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Tyler L.
Tallmadge, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Eric

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on January 5, 2022
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Ashley K.
Richmond, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on June 25, 2020
We went out with Peter and he was awesome. We started out looking for tarpon, but it was a little too windy. He took us to...
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James P.
Fremont, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip w Capt Grif

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on March 4, 2021
Fished for sharks and barracudas.  Caught 3 nice 5 -6 foot lemon sharks.  Nearly Emptied the reel on one and had to chase...
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FAQs about Endless Summer Flats Fishing

Endless Summer Flats Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 3 Hour Trip – Tarpon/Shark (3 hours)
  • $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Endless Summer Flats Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Endless Summer Flats Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Endless Summer Flats Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Endless Summer Flats Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Endless Summer Flats Fishing include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon