A-Squared Charters

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 18’ Maverick flats boat and enjoy all of its features and amenities. This boat is powered by a 115 HP engine, and it can comfortably accommodate up to 3 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 8:00 AM
    $575
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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 8:00 AM
    $525
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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 8:00 AM
    $475
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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 8:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    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
    $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
57 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
79 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 Evinrude HO 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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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4.99
out of 5 stars from 79 reviews
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Half day trip with armando
Great day and first time fishing Flamingo
Great day and first time fishing Flamingo
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
99%
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Julio J.
San Juan
 5.00
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Great day and first time fishing Flamingo

NEW  May 20, 2020
Read the great fishing posts Captain Armando posts on different forums, and decided he’d be the right choice for my father...
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Andy W.
Boston, MA
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Armando

VERIFIED   December 9, 2019
My wife and I were in the Keys on our honeymoon and went on a half day morning trip with Armando. We had an amazing time fishing...
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Vicki L.
Louisville, OH
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Half day with Armando from 12 to 4.

VERIFIED   January 10, 2020
Trip was modified to gulf side out of little shark river due to high winds.  Wonderful experience, Armando was quite knowledgeable...
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Christopher F.
Bloomfield Hills, MI
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Half day afternoon trip with Capt Armando

VERIFIED   December 24, 2019
Christmas Eve just off the Everglades. Windy day which Armando took us to a private spot out near one of the islands but we...
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San Juan
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VERIFIED   NEW  May 22, 2020
He knows what he’s doing. It was real fishing — caught a ton of red fish along with others. Armando knew the spots to make...
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Fishing Reports

Triple tail and other species, on fire !

May 23, 2020

Greetings from the South Florida Everglades. *We are practicing structured cleaning practices to ensure our boat and equipment are safe and clean* Currently, we are on large schools of Red fish and Triple tail as well. For Red fish,… Read Full Report →


Triple tail are here!

May 16, 2020

Greetings from the South Florida Everglades. *We are practicing structured cleaning practices to ensure our boat and equipment are safe and clean* There are many species to catch in the Glades but Triple tail, may be our favorite! As… Read Full Report →