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 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    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 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    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 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    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 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    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).
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About the Captain

Armando Alejo
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
61 Fishing Reports
131 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Born in Cuba in 1976, Captain Armando has loved to fish since age 6, he often dreamt of fishing like his idol and pioneer of the sport, Jose Wejebe "The Spanish Fly". After achieving great success as fishing guide in the Flamingo Everglades (currently with 131 consecutive FIVE star reviews) he decided to venture and guide in Louisiana, a true Sportsmen’s Paradise in 2019. Three seasons later he still loves and works to conserve his fishery as he enters his 8th season as a successful and awarded fishing guide. Armando’s infectious personality, southern hospitality and genuine love for fishing will help you enjoy a fun and productive day on the water. Regardless of your level of experience or age, Armando will work hard so that all his guests enjoy their day. Since 2019, Armando has entered local and National tournaments, where he won two of them. First, the “Top Guide Award” at the Swamp Guides Ball in 2019 and recently, first place in the “Hook Em’” tournament.

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
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Toilet
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 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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

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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Catch intended fish
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Great Day, Great Catch

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Military & First Responder on July 31, 2021
Fantastic trip with a great guide. Capt. Armando took 3 of us to Flamingo Everglades. I caught a 3-lb snook on first cast—and...
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Best day with Captain Armando!

VERIFIED   4-Hr.Military/ First Responders(AM) on July 24, 2021
Four of us went for a 1/2 day (4 hr) fishing trip with Captain Armando and had the best day! He gave clear instructions on...
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Hard Working Captain, Nice Boat, Steady Volume of Fish

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip on March 21, 2021
We had a great time fishing. Captain Armando’s boat and equipment allowed us to do things that you can’t do on other charters....
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6 Hour Trip on August 22, 2021
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FAQs about A2 Fishing Charters

A2 Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour – Military & First Responder (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $50 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