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 350 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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    A full day trip is most certainly the way to go if you want to experience everything Key Was has to offer fishing-wise. You can fish for anything from Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Blue Marlin to Bluefin Tuna or various Sharks. 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
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    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.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM) - Shared
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    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
    $350
    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
    $350
    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
Angler's Choice
16 Fishing Reports
159 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 350HP 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
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

Rating Summary
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4.11
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Half day trip Captain Tony and Edward
Half day trip Captain Tony and Edward
Half day trip Captain Tony and Edward
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3
2
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
81%
Friendly captain
89%
Recommend this charter
76%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
64%
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Brian K.
Portland, OR
 5.00
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Holly Mackerel and more

VERIFIED   February 10, 2020
We left the dock right on time in Search of sailfish and it was a bit slow. Just as we were thinking about moving to...
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Clifton Park, NY
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Half day trip Captain Tony and Edward

VERIFIED   February 18, 2020
We had an amazing experience.  This was a first trip for me and my nine year old son.  We caught 5 variety of fish...
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Brett A.
Tampa, FL
 4.33
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6 hr trip

VERIFIED   NEW  June 25, 2020
Crew was honest about mahi-mahi fishing being tough now but agreed to take us looking for some. We caught 6 mahi-mahi and a...
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Scott B.
Western Springs, IL
 5.00
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Half Day with Capt Gill & Mate Cisco -on the REEF RUNNER

VERIFIED   October 22, 2019
Great day on the water-  Did the 1 pm - 4 Pm trip, Captain & Cisco made sure we we got on some fish-  They worked...
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Stacey G.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   April 3, 2018
We had a great time with John and Jerry.  Both were extremely nice and helpful.  We caught a lot of fish (mackrel,...
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