Meridian Charters

5130 U.S. 1
Key West FL, United States

Meridian Charters invites you on a fishing trip around the waters of Key West. Here the fisheries are productive throughout the year and you can get a variety of species. Captain John will take you and your friends out on the water and help you land your dream catch.

Meridian Charters can take you fishing around the reefs, wrecks or straight offshore for some fine game fish hunt. Depending on what’s biting at the moment and what you want to get, Captain John can take you after Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and maybe even some Sailfish.

You will be fishing from a 32’ Stamas Express that is powered by two 240 HP Yanmar engines. The boat can take up to six anglers and has enough room for comfortable fishing. She’s fitted with GPS and a fishfinder, has a live bait well, and features outriggers. There is a private toilet onboard, which is especially important if you’re coming with kids. The boat has many rod holders and all the fishing gear you may need on your trip. The boat also carries the required safety gear. With plenty of shade and comfortable seating, the vessel is a genuine family boat.

Fishing trips aboard Meridian Charters will see you fishing up to 10 miles during spring and winter. In summer times, you can go as far as up to 25 miles, looking for Mahi and other game fish swimming around.

Captain John is born and raised in Key West. He’s been fishing his whole life and knows how these fisheries tick. His expertise will help you have a blast on the water.

You should bring food and beverages. There is water and ice onboard, with plenty of cooler space. Put on sun block, bring a cap, sunglasses, and sea sickness medication in case you might need it. And, with all the fish swimming around here you’ll definitely want to bring a camera to get a good shot.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1200
    up to 6 persons
    Head out for the ultimate fishing trip. Hardcore anglers, you are going to love it. During summer, you can get up to 25 miles, while in winter and spring you will stay within 10 miles off the coastline. Here you can get Mahi Tuna, Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and much more. All the gear is supplied onboard. You should pack food and beverages, as well as sunblock, a hat, polarized sunglasses, and a camera to take a good shot of your catch.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 950
    up to 6 persons
    This six hour trip gives you more time to head offshore and look for Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo, or explore the seafloor for Snapper and Grouper. All the gear is waiting for you onboard, just grab snacks and drinks, as well as a hat, polarized sunglasses, and sun block. This trip is suitable for anglers with some experience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    Head out with Capt. John and have a trip to remember. You can get a variety of species, including Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Amberjack, and more. Summer time will see you fishing a bit further out, while during winter and spring you will be staying within 10 miles. Bring food and drinks, as well as sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes. Kids are welcome to join.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    If you're looking for a nice afternoon, fishing with Capt. John is a great choice. You can get Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Tuna, Amberjack, and more. This trip is suitable for beginners. You should pack food and drinks, as well as sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes. Kids are welcome to join.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish
Snapper (Mutton)

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Stamas express (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 240HP Yanmar engines.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

About the Captain

John Divoll
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since July 2014
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Captain John was born and raised in Key West. He's been fishing his whole life and knows these waters intimately. He simply loves sharing his passion with his customers and enjoys taking people out on the water.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Key West Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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We had an excellent trip with Capt. John.  He knows his stuff having grown up in key west as part of a commercial fishing family.  Very friendly and personable captain.  I am a 30 year offshore fishing veteran and know first had how hard it is to put someone on fish during the slow time in summer but John found the mahi and we went home with a nice bag of filets.  My wife had a blast catching them up on spinning tackle.  I will book him again for sure.

Fished June 27, 2018
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Very windy but John still put us on fish. Great captain and great attitude will definitely go with him again.

Fished February 20, 2018
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Had such a good time fishing with Capt John we decided to book again this week. He let my teenagers play their music through his system, sunny day, caught 3 sharks…everyone was happy.

Fished April 19, 2017
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