Ivory Keys Charters offers exclusive fishing adventures with two amazingly successful captains on the waters of Islamorada, Florida. Captains Gary Skrobeck and Skip Paxton offer a wide variety of saltwater fishing from the nearshore flats to the ocean side reefs to the far reaches of the Everglades National Park.

Fishing is done aboard their 19’ Angler Center console originally built in 1972 and restored in 2016. Powered by a 90 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots, the vessel transports up to three anglers and the captain to the fishing destination with ease. It features a T-top for shade but you are advised to still bring along a long-sleeved t-shirt, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

On board the boat, you will find life jackets for safety, a GPS and fishfinder to locate the best fishing spots, a livewell to store the live bait, and fly fishing equipment.

Islamorada fishing is excellent as it offers very shallow water fishing for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon. If you would like to venture further out to the reefs, you can target a variety of Grouper and Snapper that populate these underwater structures.

Ivory Keys Charters will include all the fishing gear needed to make a trip productive. They carry conventional rods and reels as well as fly fishing equipment, ice, a variety of tackle, and bait. Your fishing license is included, too, and if you wish to take some fish home, your captain can clean and fillet the catch so you get to enjoy it for dinner!

Summer months can get very buggy so this is something that should also be taken into consideration. Be smart, dress appropriate, plan to be out in the sun and in the outdoors for the day. Hats, sunglasses with polarized lenses, light long-sleeved shirts, and comfortable shoes are preferred.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $597
    This half-day trip is four hours long and is best suited for shallow water fishing for Tarpon, Trout, Permit, Snook, Redfish, and Bonefish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $697
    On this six-hour trip, you can fish the shallow waters of the flats and the backcountry for Bonefish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, and more. Alternatively, visit the reefs of the Everglades National park for some Cobia, Grouper, and Snapper fishing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $849
    If you are looking to see, fish and experience the true Everglades and visit The Park it is best to book a full day as an hour ride each way is typical. A visit to the reefs of the Everglades National park can produce catches of Cobia, Grouper, and Snapper fishing.
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FAQs about Ivory Keys Charters

Ivory Keys Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $597 per group, additional US $97 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $697 per group, additional US $97 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $849 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Ivory Keys Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Ivory Keys Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Ivory Keys Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Ivory Keys Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ivory Keys Charters include:
  • Bonefish
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Permit
  • Redfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Gary Skrobeck & Skip Paxton
Islamorada, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
175 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2017
Captain Skip has over 40 years of fishing experience, numerous tournament wins, and previously held world records. He is a well-known backcountry guide who loves shallow water fishing. Captain Gary is a native of Islamorada. He has fished these water his whole life and is extremely dedicated to providing a memorable Everglades experience.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper

Boat specs

Hellsbay (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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