Hop aboard A-Squared Charters for a fun-filled and action-packed Floridian fishing adventure! Captain Armando Alejo is the Everglades’ most personable, knowledgeable, and informative guide. He proudly welcomes and offers military and law enforcement discounts. Capt Armando recently won the Top Guide award at the Swamp Guides Ball Tournament, in 2019.

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, custom-built 23’ Pathfinder bay boat and enjoy all of its features and amenities. This boat is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha SHO engine, and it can comfortably accommodate up to 4 guests. The vessel is rigged with GPS, a trolling motor, which enables quick boat positioning and a power pole that helps stop the boat on a dime!

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

The captain will take you fishing in the bay or backcountry of the Everglades National Park for a variety of species, including Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, and Tripletail. When you return to shore, he’ll clean your catch and send it home ready to drop it straight onto your grill or frying pan. Additionally, Armando may even share his tried and true family fish recipes with you.

Water will be provided, 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
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    If you want to spend a whole day out on the water, enjoying the sun and nice fishing, this is the trip for you. Spend 8 hours fishing for some of the prized fish found in the area. You'll target Redfish, Tripletail, Seatrout, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Head out on the water in the early morning and catch the morning bite on this 6-hour trip. Target Redfish, Tripletail, Seatrout, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    Add an hour to the half day trip and have 5 hours of fishing fun. Head out on the water and catch the morning bite on this 5-hour trip. Target Redfish, Tripletail, Seatrout, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Test the waters and catch the morning bite on this 4-hour trip. Target Redfish, Tripletail, Seatrout, and many other species.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    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.
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About the Captain

Armando Alejo
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
61 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
125 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Captain Armando Alejo has been fishing actively for close to three decades. 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. He recently won the Top Guide award at 2019 Swamp Guides Ball.

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

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Key Largo to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Appropriate for children
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Catch intended fish
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Great Day, Great Catch

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip 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 Hour Trip (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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NEW  8 Hour Trip on September 6, 2021
Last year we booked one day trip and it was great. This year we booked 3 day trips and had a blast. Armando set us up on good...
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FAQs about A-Squared Charters

A-Squared Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with A-Squared Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

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

A-Squared Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

A-Squared Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with A-Squared Charters include:
  • Redfish
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail