Y Knot Charters Key West

7009 Shrimp Rd
Key West FL, United States

Captain Ralph Thoren owns and operates Y Knot Charters, a 44ft Bonner powered by twin 550HP diesel engines, with enough room on board to accommodate groups of up to 6 anglers per trip. The boat features a complete pilot house and 4 air conditioners on board, with a total of 6 bunks organized in 2 separate staterooms. Among other on-board amenities, the vessel sports a bathroom with full shower, and comes outfitted with 2 refrigerators, a microwave, stove/oven and an ice-maker. A variety of classic navigational and marine technology is present on board, including a GPS, radio and fish finder.

Captain Ralph has a long-lasting passion for scuba diving and fishing; he first started diving back in 1992, opening a small dive shop in Fairmont, Minnesota soon thereafter and operating several dive boats over the next decade. After purchasing the Y-Knot in 2003, Ralph has been discovering the fishing and diving potential of the Gulf, including the areas of Sanibel-Captiva Island and the Intercoastal Waterway from Fort Meyers to West Palm Beach. He’s also clocked out on over 1100 miles of cruising in the waters surrounding the Abaco Islands, Bahamas in the season of 2005. He finally settled in the Keys in 2006, and considers the local waters to offer prolific diving and fishing opportunities.

The Y Know crew specializes in offshore and reef/wreck fishing, spearfishing and scuba diving in the areas of Key West, Marquesas and the Dry Tortugas National Park. A variety of game species inhabit these waters, including Tuna, Dorado, Kingfish and even an occasional Wahoo and Sailfish, whereas bottom fishing often produces a variety of grouper and snappers. Each trip includes all the appropriate fishing gear provided by the crew, as well as bait, ice, snacks, bottled water and soft drinks.

Feel free to inquire for additional information about customized scuba diving and multi-day trips aboard the Y Knot.

Captain Ralph Thoren owns and operates Y Knot Charters, a 44ft Bonner powered by twin 550HP diesel engines, with enough room on board to accommodate groups of up to 6 anglers per trip. The boat features a complete pilot house and 4 air conditioners o


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  • Two Day Trip- Marquesas
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 2 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1350 private charter / day
  • Overnight Trip
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 12:00 AM
    US$ 1200 private charter / day
  • Three Day Trip- Dry Tortugas
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 3 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1200 private charter / day
  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 900 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Bonner (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 225HP Detroit Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
44 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Ralph Thoren
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since June 2014
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A fishing and scuba diving aficionado, Captain Ralph has over 15 years of professional charter experience, operating both diving and liveaboard charter vessels throughout his career.
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