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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,150
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $225
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $175
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $175
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    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 Reports
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114 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
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

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

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

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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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4.00
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Experience
August fishing trip
3\/4 day
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+3
Angler Rating
11
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3
2
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
88%
Recommend this charter
72%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Catch intended fish
58%
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Yuta I.
Atlanta, Georgia
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 27, 2019
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Erwin S.
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VERIFIED   May 8, 2019
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Jeff D.
Boston, MA
 3.67
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   April 11, 2019
The captain and mate did the best they could to get us on fish. The captain seemed to want to give up early on deep blue water...
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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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Michelle L.
Melbourne Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half day off shore trip

VERIFIED   June 7, 2018
Great day on the water!. We caught a large Wahoo and several Mahi. The captain and crew were friendly and helpful.  Fish...
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