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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 Maverick HPX18 flats boat and enjoy all of its features and amenities. This boat is powered by a 115 HP engine, it can comfortably accommodate up to three guests. It’s outfitted with all of the Coast Guard required safety features and items. Also, the vessel is rigged with a Garmin GPS, I-Pilot Trolling motor, which enables quick boat positioning and a Talon power pole that helps stop the boat on a dime!

Capt. Armando is generously sponsored by several marine industry leaders, he and his sponsors will help ensure YOU catch more fish!

Whether you’ve fished all your life, or are holding a fishing rod for the first time, 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 and all the gear you need is included.

Capt. Armando 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, 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. See you aboard soon!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    up to 2 persons
    + $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
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    up to 2 persons
    + $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)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $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)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $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.
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About the Captain

Armando Alejo
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
42 Reports
ID & License verified
66 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
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. 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

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
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 66 reviews
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Would give 6 stars if it was possible
Would give 6 stars if it was possible
Half Day w Captain Armando
+95
Angler Rating
66
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
98%
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North Aurora, IL
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May 25, 2019
I’ve booked dozens of captains over the last few years and Captain Armando is by far my favorite choice to date. It doesn’t...
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Black River Falls, WI
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Had a small window to take a fishing trip while visiting Florida, Armando helped make the most of my time with his suggestions...
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Milford, Ohio
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All day fishing with Capt. Armando

December 31, 2018
What can we say, Capt. Armando (AKA Superman) is stupendous.  We had a great day in the Everglades, catching 8 species...
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Full day fishing trip with Armando Alejo

VERIFIED   December 24, 2018
My 11 year old son and myself booked a full day fishing trip with Armando Alejo, and what a day it was.  Armando was in...
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November 17, 2018
The odds were against us on a windy chilly morning.  Not for Capt. Armando…I released a 28” Redfish shortly...
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Fishing Reports

Triple Tail Time!

July 20, 2019

Greetings A2 Fans, Over the past few weeks we've had a consistent Tripletail and Tarpon bite. In fact, we are seeing the highest concentration of Tripletail and Tarpon that we've seen in the past 10 years. On a recent… Read Full Report →


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