Flying Fish Charters - 17'

Flying Fish Charters specializes in sight casting with spinning or fly rods in the shallows of the lower Florida Keys. Fish the alluring unspoiled waters, take in all the beauty of Key West and iconic natural views. Enjoy some catch-and-release action with one of the best guides in the area. Jamie is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable angler, a true pro who works hard to offer the best experience to all of his guests.

You will go out aboard a 17-foot Maverick HPX skiff, which comes powered by a 70 HP engine. This is a stable and well-maintained boat, perfect for accommodating up to two anglers. The skiff performs well in the flats and is rigged with modern navigational electronics and safety equipment, along with an ice-box for the catch and a live well loaded with bait.

When fishing the backcountry waters, you will be targeting a variety of fish species that call the Keys home. If you want to enjoy the thrill of sight fishing, and fly fishing you will be casting for Permit, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, Bonefish, Barracuda, and even Blacktip and Lemon Shark. The captain will push the boat across the water and point to the target.

A trip comes with all you need to make an outstanding catch possible. You will be provided with quality fly fishing equipment, as well as rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. You won’t have to worry about purchasing a fishing license either. Just bring your favorite snacks and the desire to catch fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    If you want the waters all to yourself, this is your trip. With all the top-notch equipment provided, you will be targeting Permit, Tarpon, Bonefish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This package is ideal for those anglers who just need a few more hours on the water. Your targeted species will include Barracuda, Jack Crevalle, Permit, and many more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you! You will be sight casting or fly fishing for a variety of species with one of the best guides in the area.
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About the Captain

Jamie Connell
Key West, Florida, United States
24 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2017
Captain Jamie Connell has been fishing professionally for over 10 years. Jamie grew up fishing, working as a mate on head and charter boats in the Northeast. When he was 20 years old, Jamie decided to move to the Florida Keys and begin a career as a guide. Having guided on St. John in the Virgin Islands for 2 years, targeting Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and other species, Jamie moved back to the Keys. He started Flying Fish Charters and has already gained an excellent reputation.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Lemon) Lemon Shark
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Maverick HPX (Skiff) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
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 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Lee W.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 28, 2021
Captain Jamie was very knowledgeable and personable.  You could tell he knew what he was doing.  Got to the first spot and...
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Awesome Tarpon Fishing in Key West

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 1, 2021
One of the best fishing trips I’ve ever been on! Capt Jamie was knowledgeable, friendly, and put us right on the fish. My...
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Half day trip with Capt Jamie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 5, 2021
Tried the shallow flats this time vice trolling on a big boat.  Trip was great. Saw a tarpon roll but no luck…early in season. ...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 13, 2021
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FAQs about Flying Fish Charters - 17'

Flying Fish Charters - 17' offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Flying Fish Charters - 17', you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Flying Fish Charters - 17' include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Flying Fish Charters - 17' offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Flying Fish Charters - 17' offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Flying Fish Charters - 17' include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonefish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Permit
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Tarpon