Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II

If you find yourself in Key West, Florida with an urge to go after some fish, Capt. Conch Charters is here to provide. Captain Tony is a Key West native and has been fishing the local waters for over four decades. Along with his mate Jerry, he will do his best to provide you with the best fishing experience possible in this part of Florida.

The boat you will be using is the Reef Runner II, a 34’ Crusader offshore sport fishing boat powered by a 400 HP Caterpillar engine. It is a very sturdy offshore fishing vessel, equipped with outriggers, downriggers, a live bait tank, as well as a fighting chair. In short, everything needed for a productive trip into inshore or offshore waters.

This part of Florida is blessed with a wide variety of fishing options open for any potential angler. On a private trip, you can decide what you want to go after, and it can be anything from bottom fishing for Red Snapper to trolling for Mahi Mahi or Marlin. The inshore waters are home to a variety of Sharks, which can make for a fun family trip.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of any given trip, and so are all the necessary fishing licenses. Lunch bags can be bought for a $10 fee, and bringing a pair of polarized sunglasses is very much recommended.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    There's no better way to explore everything the waters in Key West have to offer than by going on a full day trip. You will have the whole day to fish for whatever you decide, from Blue and White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna, to Red Snapper and various Sharks. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for your convenience.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    If four hours simply doesn't cut it, this is a good compromise length. You have more time to go offshore, where you can find fish like Blue and White Marlin, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for your convenience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    A private trip will have you calling the shots. Offshore, inshore or reef fishing, the crew will aim to create special memories for your special group. Expect to encounter fish like Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Tuna, Barracuda, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for your convenience.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Afternoon trips are great for family trips and people who like to sleep in. A standard trip involves fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Kingfish, various Sharks, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for your convenience.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $470
    price breakdown
    $470
    If you want to stay on the water for a bit longer, this could be the trip for you. On this type of trip, the emphasis is on getting fish biting as soon as possible, which will influence the locations fished. This usually involves fishing for species like Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna, Sharks, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for your convenience.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $370
    price breakdown
    $370
    A shorter trip is a good introduction to fishing in this part of Florida. Depending on what's biting at the moment, you can expect to fish for the likes of Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for your convenience. This is a shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared
    Just booked! Last booked: 7 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $370
    price breakdown
    $370
    Getting as much action as possible is the name of the game on this type of trip, and that will determine the exact locations fished. Expect to encounter species like Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip for your convenience. This is a shared trip.
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About the Charter Operator

Capt. Conch Charters
Key West, Florida, United States
15 Fishing Reports
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205 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2016
I was born and raised in Key West, and started fishing with my grandfather at the tender age of 8 years old. My grandfather taught me how to fish, and instilled in me a great love and respect for the ocean. As I grew I knew that this is what I wanted to do with my life. As soon as I was able to shake my parents notion that one day I would head off to college, I began to fish in earnest. I started in the commercial industry trapping, diving, and hand lining. Though I enjoyed that life immensely I also enjoy showing people a good time, and showing off my craft. which led me into the charter boat industry. I went from first mate to owner of 4 charter boats at historical charterboat row. I have learned from the best in the industry, and have passed my knowledge onto my crews. I believe that all fishermen are show offs. They know that it is not easy to go fishing and actually catch fish, and that's what they do. Come on out and hang with our showoffs, I promise you will be entertained.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Nurse) Shark (Nurse)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Crusader (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 400HP Caterpilar engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 16 knots.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not 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

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Customer Reviews

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Had a good time, but was disapointed in a few things
3\/4 day on Conch two with Gary
3\/4 day on Conch two with Gary
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
84%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
81%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Half day morning trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared on February 7, 2021
The fishing was only mediocre, but not for a lack of trying on the part of the captain and the first mate.  I was surprised...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared on February 28, 2020
Just wanted a short trip to catch some fish and get out on the water.  We caught some black finn tuna, mackerel,  a grouper,...
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3/4 day on Conch two with Gary

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Shared on July 26, 2020
Great cruise. Fishing was hit and miss but a lot of fun. Captain Gary never stopped hunting for good spots and kept us on fish...
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Hobe Sound, FL
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Fun 1/2 Day Fishing on the Reef Runner II

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared on July 17, 2020
Had a fabulous time in Key West on the Reef Runner II. This would be the third time we have gone fishing with them while visiting...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on December 30, 2020
Was a great day but had to stop at 4 hrs instead of 6 hrs due to rough seas. However the crew was great and the fishing was...
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