Hop aboard A2 Fishing Charters for a fun-filled and action-packed Floridian fishing adventure! Captain Armando is the Everglades’ most personable, knowledgeable, and informative guide.  Capt Armando recently won First place at the 4th Annual Hook’em in the Glades Fishing Tournament in 2021. 

His accomplishments, positive personality, and genuine love for fishing will help ensure you enjoy a fun and productive day on the water.  Enjoy the Everglades’ unique ecosystem with your daughter or son, your fishing buddy, or your spouse.

Hop aboard his new 23’ Pathfinder bay boat and enjoy all of its comfort, amenities and features. The boat is powered by a meticulously maintained 250 HP Yamaha SHO engine, which can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. The vessel is also rigged with a GPS, trolling motor, and power poles which enables quick boat positioning on a dime. 

Capt. Armando is generously sponsored by several marine industry leaders, he and his sponsored equipment will help ensure you catch more fish! His southern hospitality will ensure your Everglades charter is a memorable one. No need to worry about licensing, his fishing license will cover all of his guests and all the gear and bait you’ll need you need is also included.

Weather permitting, the captain will take you on a wonderful and scenic boat ride from Key Largo into the Flamingo Everglades, a world class fishery, for a variety of species.  In the event of unsafe weather conditions for Key Largo, guests will be asked to meet in Homestead.  When you return to shore, he’ll clean your catch and send it home ready to enjoy with your friends and family. 

Water is provided. Please bring your own snacks or lunch preference. Capt. Armando welcomes a cigar and/or adult beverage aboard, as long as they are enjoyed in moderation.

Book a trip with A-Squared Charters and have the time of your life fishing in this untouched natural area.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Military & First Responder
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is designed to HONOR our military and first responders. Although I highly recommend more time on the water, this trip will enable our heroes to enjoy a quick glimpse of the beautiful Flamingo Everglades, a world class fishery. We may catch Redfish, Snook, Trout or Tripletail (Species vary by season). Consider booking a 6 or 8 hour trip, I will honor a discount on those trips as well.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Although I highly recommend more time on the water, this trip will enable you and your party to enjoy a quick glimpse of the beautiful Flamingo Everglades, a world class fishery. We may catch Redfish, Snook, Trout or Tripletail (Species vary by season).
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    Although I always recommend an 8 hour trip, this trip will enable you and your party to enjoy the beautiful Flamingo Everglades, a world class fishery. We may catch Redfish, Snook, Trout or Tripletail (Species vary by season).
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,000
    I always recommend this trip for one reason, time on the water! This trip will enable you and your party to enjoy the beautiful Flamingo Everglades, a world-class fishery. We may catch Redfish, Snook, Trout, or Tripletail (species vary by season).

About the Captain

Armando Alejo
Key Largo, Florida, United States
62 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
160 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Captain Armando has loved to fish since the early age of 6. His idol was Jose Wejebe aka "The Spanish Fly", a fishing pioneer. After earning big success as a fishing guide in the Flamingo Everglades, the captain decided to venture and guide in Louisiana. As he enters his 8. season as a successful guide, he still loves and works to conserve the fishery. Captain Armando's charming personality, southern hospitality, as well as a genuine passion for fishing will help you have a fun and productive day on the water. Regardless of your skills and age, he will do his best to make all his guests enjoy their day. Since 2019, the captain has entered various local and national tournaments and has won two of them. The first was the “Top Guide Award” at the Swamp Guides Ball in 2019 and the second was “Hook Em”.

About this listing

Targeted species

Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
I have a means for folks to use the restroom.
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

Great bite, Nicer weather!
Great bite, Nicer weather!
September 23, 2022
Greetings A2 fans. With a welcomed chill in the air, our best time of the year approaches! But the bite has already stepped up.. Recently we have welcomed aboard Redfish, Tripletail, and abundant Snook aboard! Such was the case on a recent trip with return customer William. On day one of a two day adventure, William and I set out from the world famous Caribbean Club in Key Largo. On this day, we set our sight on Snapper, Snook and maybe some Redfish! Our morning went off GREAT as planned, and within 15 minutes into our first stop, Williams boated his limit of Gray Snapper, keeping none, but simply enjoyed the fierce fight of these feisty dudes!! Having filled his Snapper urge, we ventured from Key Largo waters and into the Flamingo Everglades. At our second stop, we picked up quite the mixed bag; Shepshead, Snapper, Snook, Trout and others... As I waited for the tide to come in, we sight casted to a school of Tripletail, none of which were smaller 20 inches! In short order we boated four, released two, and brought two back for an amazing TT dinner later that evening (One was 12 lbs and the other 8). On our way back, and on a hunch I stopped at a spot that hadn't been good since last season. Well, on this day, and although it took a while to materialize, William and I boated a 1/2 dozen, ALL upper slot Redfish. Keeping none. Day 2 two brought us more Snook that we could count. No tripletail. And another great showing by our friends the Redfish. Book with us today! Before our open slots close. Ps. As always we offer military and first responder discounts. Also, booking multiple days will get you a nice discount as well. See y'all on the water.

Customer reviews

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8 Hour Trip on May 28, 2022
I’ve been fishing with Capt Armanda and A2 Charters exclusively going on eight years now. Capt has been putting me and whoever...
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Fabulous Fishing With Capt. Armando!

8 Hour Trip on May 14, 2022
Captain Armando showed us three anglers what fishing the Mangrove Islands, south of Everglades City, FL, on our full day Inshore...
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2 8 Hour Trips w/h Captain Armando

NEW  8 Hour Trip on September 8, 2022
I fished two full days with the captain. He is very professional and fun to fish with. We fished all across the uppe keys and...
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6 Hour Trip on August 5, 2022
Capt. Armando knows his business and his passion for fishing is evident from the first step on his boat.  From his equipment,...
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FAQs about A2 Fishing Charters

A2 Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour – Military & First Responder (5 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with A2 Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet I have a means for folks to use the restroom.
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with A2 Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

A2 Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

A2 Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with A2 Fishing Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail