Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner

Capt. Conch Charters runs inshore and offshore fishing trips out of Key West, Florida during the entire year. The crew is made out of highly experienced professionals who will do their best to provide you with a fishing trip to remember for years to come. Single or group trips, family or friends, they will have you covered.

You will be fishing aboard The Reef Runner, a 34’ Crusader offshore sport fishing boat that’s powered by a 400 HP Caterpillar engine. The boat is well-equipped to handle any sort of fishing trip imaginable in these waters, and has everything from outriggers and downriggers, to a fighting chair and a live well for bait.

The fishing you’ll be doing is very much dependent on the sort of package you opt for. On a private trip, you’re the one who calls the shots, and it’s a matter of how long you want to be on the water for. The offshore waters are home to a variety of fish species, including Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Kingfish,  and Sailfish, while all sorts of Sharks can be found inshore.

The price of any trip includes quality rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as all the fishing licenses you’ll need. After the trip, anything you catch will be cleaned and filleted for your convenience. Lunch bags are available for a $10 fee, and it’s highly recommended you bring a pair of polarized sunglasses with you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    The six-hour private charter is a trip that allows you plenty time to go further out if need be but also doesn't take up your whole day. You can go offshore to fish for Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip so you don’t have to bother.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $900
    On a private trip, you're the one calling the shots. Afternoon trips are great for spending quality time with your family or friends while fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, Sharks, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip so you don’t have to bother.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    On a private charter, the crew can work with you to create a personalized fishing adventure you've always wanted. Whether it's just yourself, your family, friends or clients, the captain will tailor the trip to your needs. Depending on what you want to do, you can fish for species like Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, Sharks, and more.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    If four hours just doesn't cut it, this is the package for you. You will be fishing the waters of Key West for fish like Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Kingfish, Sharks, and more besides. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip so you don’t have to bother. This is a shared trip.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    Split charter fishing is a great way to cut your cost and make new friends along the way. The locations you will be fishing will depend on what's biting at the moment. Expect to encounter fish like Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sharks and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip so you don’t have to bother.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    A shorter afternoon trip is a great way to experience fishing in Key West. The exact locations fished will depend on what's biting at the time. It usually involves fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Amberjack, Sharks, Kingfish, and others. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, along with the necessary fishing licenses. Your catch will be cleaned and filleted after the trip so you don’t have to bother. This is a shared charter.
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About the Charter Operator

Capt. Conch Charters
Key West, Florida, United States
15 Fishing Reports
266 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Sailfish Sailfish
Shark (Nurse) Shark (Nurse)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Crusader (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1992, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 400HP Caterpillar 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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

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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Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
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6 hour trip on Linda

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Shared on May 6, 2021
My wife and I did a shared charter on the Linda IV (think that’s the correct Roman numeral). We had a WONDERFUL time catching...
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6 hour trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Shared on July 23, 2021
We had such a great time! The captain and second mate were GREAT! Very informative and fun! We all caught fish and had a fun...
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Half day trip on Reef Runner

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared on April 11, 2021
Fish where biting but not getting hooked.  Bryan the crewman did such an amazing job, changing things up to try and get us...
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Shared on July 8, 2021
Great time fishing, unfortunately the fishing was a little lack luster for all boats out two days after the hurricane.  Capt...
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Best Time Ever!!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared on June 23, 2021
We had soooooo much fun and will definitely book another charter with them the next time we are in the Keys!
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FAQs about Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner

Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) - Shared (4 hours)
  • $200 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) - Shared (4 hours)
  • $250 per person - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Shared (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $900 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,100 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano and Penn gear)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Nurse)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)