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
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    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.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    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
    3 Hour Trip – Tarpon/Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    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.
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About the Captain

Eric Evans
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
28 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since March 2016
I grew up fishing for Walleye and Perch in Lake Erie and enjoyed being on the water so much then, that I figured ocean fishing would be even better, and it is! I enjoy most types of fishing techniques, however, high-speed jigging and fly fishing are the top 2 in my book.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)
Shark (Lemon) Shark (Lemon)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (5)
4.67
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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March fishing trip
+2
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
83%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Ashley K.
Richmond, CA
 5.00
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Amazing!

VERIFIED   NEW  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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Mark W.
Estero, FL
 5.00
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Half day with Capt Grif

VERIFIED   November 30, 2019
An amazing day on the water. Capt Grif was patient and understanding. Worked all day putting us on Bones and Permits. It was...
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 4, 2020
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Chris M.
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3 Hour Trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   March 19, 2017
Had an awesome 3 hour shark fishing trip with Captain Ryan. Besides amazing weather, he was able to get us situated in a good...
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Michael M. J.
Ruskin, Florida
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   February 18, 2018
great trip!
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