A-Squared Charters

325 Calusa Street
Key Largo FL, United States

Captain Armando Alejo is the Everglades’ personable, knowledgeable and most informative guide.  His 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 Capt’s new, custom built Maverick HPX18 flats boat and enjoy all of its features and amenities.  The boat is powered by a 115HP Yamaha VMAX engine and can comfortably accommodate up to three guests.  The boat is outfitted with all Coast Guard required safety features and items, Garmin GPS, I-Pilot Trolling motor (no time will be wasted with boat positioning) and a Talon power pole (stops the boat on a dime).  Capt. Armando is an Innovative Reels Technologies (IRT) sponsored guide, his state of the art fishing reels will help ensure your catch comes boat side.  Whether you’ve fished all your life, or are holding a fishing rod for the first time, Capt. Armando’s Southern hospitality will ensure your Everglades charter is a memorable one.  No need to worry, his fishing license will cover all of his guests.

Capt. Armando Alejo will take you fishing in the bay or backcountry of Everglades National Park for a variety of species including- Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, and Tripletail.

When you return to shore, Capt. will clean your catch and send it home ready to drop it straight onto your grill or frying pan.  Additionally, Capt. May even share his tried and true family fish recipes with you.  Water will be provided, feel free to 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 575
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Spend a fantastic day on the waters and land Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Tripletail, Sea Trout, Tarpon, and many other species depending on the season and what's biting.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 525
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Fish the beautiful waters of the Everglades National Park for Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Tripletail, Sea Trout, Tarpon, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Test the waters and catch the morning bite on this four-hour trip. Target Redfish, Tripletail, Seatrout, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    If you are not an early bird, this is your package. This trip will see you chasing Redfish, Black Drum, Snook, Tripletail, Sea Trout, Tarpon, and many other species that patrol the waters.
There are 9 people looking at this charter.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Redfish
Snook
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Maverick 18 HPX (Flats boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha VMAX SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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 3% fee.

About the Captain

Armando Alejo
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Member since May 2017
42
28
Captain Armando Alejo has been fishing actively for 20 years. His earliest experience was fishing for Peacock Bass in the 90’s on the residential lakes of Miami Lakes, which later evolved to Largemouth Bass fishing in the freshwater canal systems of the Everglades. But only after Armando landed his first Redfish during a trip to Flamingo-Everglades National Park on his 21st birthday, that he decided to lunch his experience to light tackle fishing in the Glades. Captain Armando spends five to eight weeks a year guiding his clients to many popular inshore and nearshore species.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Key Largo Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (57)
4.98
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full day with Capt. Armando
3\/4 day fishing trip
3\/4 day fishing trip
+54
Angler Rating
42
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 42 reviews
James Adams
United States
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Full day with Capt Armando

VERIFIED   July 22, 2018

What a great day fishing in the glades!!! Capt was very knowledgeable and conversation during trip was great!!  After...

James Adams recommends A-Squared Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Armando Alejo Captain replied

Cami Mantilla
Miami, Florida
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Full day trip with Capt.Armando

July 6, 2018

My boyfriend and I took our first fishing road trip down all of south Florida and this was by far one of the best experiences...

Cami Mantilla recommends A-Squared Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Armando Alejo Captain replied

Ricardo Paez
Boca Raton, FL
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Great Experience, Excellent Dad and Son time

March 25, 2018

Captain Armando, was very accommodating to our schedule.  We had to change twice with no problems.  We kept us informed...

Ricardo Paez recommends A-Squared Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Armando Alejo Captain replied

Montgomery, Illinois
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Fishing with Armando

July 1, 2018

Great afternoon charter with Capt. Armando. Top of the line equipment and best flats boat on the water. He kept us on the fish...

recommends A-Squared Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Armando Alejo Captain replied

Johnathan Dykstra
De Pere, WI
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half Day Backcountry Trip w/ Captain Armando

VERIFIED   April 19, 2018

My wife and I took a few day break from the weather in Wisconsin and stayed in Key Largo. While there, we had the opportunity...

Johnathan Dykstra recommends A-Squared Charters
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Armando Alejo Captain replied

Fishing Reports

Tarpon time

September 01, 2018

Greetings friends. The South Florida Everglades is currently overwhelmed by Tarpon. Over the last month, we've been fortunate to find schools of hundreds of fish. Yes friends, my customers and I have been blessed with fish in the 20-… Read Full Report →