Islamorada Fishing Charters

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Islamorada: 252 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Islamorada

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Islamorada, Florida are: Full list of top fishing charters in Islamorada

The average price for a private 4 hour Islamorada fishing trip is US $655, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,099 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Islamorada that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Islamorada are:

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Many fishing charters in Islamorada provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Islamorada are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Islamorada?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Islamorada are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $397
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $541
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $653
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $913
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $850
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,008

Fishing in Islamorada

Islamorada fishing charters have a lot to be proud of. Known as the “Sportfishing Capital of the World,” the town has access to the greatest hits of Florida’s fishing grounds. Gin-clear flats, untouched backcountry, open ocean – whatever you’re after, you’ll find it here in spades, with a skilled captain to guide you.
 
Anglers of any skill level will enjoy Islamorada inshore charters. Sight cast for Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit on the flats or cast baits and flies for Snook and Redfish in the backcountry. All these fish are available year-round, although they’re best in spring and summer.
 
Feeling hungry? Hit the reefs to bottom fish for delicious Snappers, Groupers, Hogfish, and more. Even beginners can fill the cooler here, while experienced anglers test their muscles against Amberjack and Barracuda. And with such a mix of species, there’s no bad time to go!
 
Snook and Snapper are fun, but the real challenge waits offshore. Spend the whole day trolling over deep sea ledges and underwater humps for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish. Again, there’s always something biting, whether it’s Sailfish and Wahoo in winter or Marlin and Swordfish in summer.
 
There are several tournaments held in the town each year. Events like the Islamorada Sailfish Tournament and Cheeca Lodge Tarpon Tournament offer serious competition, with a dozen family-friendly events held in between. There’s something for everyone, both on the water and off it. That’s what makes Islamorada the sportfishing capital of the world.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are included on all saltwater charters in Florida. Species like Grouper, Hogfish, and Permit can only be caught at certain times of the year, so talk to your captain for the most up to date info on closed seasons and limits.

Islamorada Fishing Seasons

January

With temperatures averaging about 70 degrees, Winter hardly puts you off getting out on the water in Islamorada. Chase Redfish and Trout in the backcountry or head offshore for Sailfish and Wahoo.

February

February is usually dryer but cooler than January in Islamorada. Towards the end of the month, Tarpon start showing up in the channels. If the weather is too cold for them, head offshore for Sailfish. Both are rewarding.

March

Spring Break sees temperatures on the rise and occasional March winds in Islamorada. Sight fish the flats for big Bonefish, watch the Tarpon bite pick up, and catch big Permit on the reefs.

April

As the Sailfish and Kingfish bites drop, Wahoo and Blue Marlin fishing picks up. Bonefish is biting well on the flats and Tarpon is getting really hot. Test your skills in the Islamorada Spring Classic Tournament.

May

Late spring is a great time for fishing in Islamorada. Expect to see Mahi Mahi and Wahoo offshore, with possibilities for Blue and White Marlin. Big Tarpon are biting aggressively on the flats, along with Bonefish and Permit.

June

Warm days make a shady boat a plus. Make the most of the great reef fishing at this time of year: Snappers and Groupers are spawning, and so are big Permits. Catch Lemon Sharks in shallow waters inshore.

July

July offers excellent inshore fishing in Islamorada, with Tarpon, Bonefish, Redfish, and Snook biting well. Permit are still spawning around the reefs, while Marlin and Swordfish hunt offshore.

August

Permit are back on the flats, joining all your other shallow-water favorites. You can also catch treats like Hogfish and Yellowtail Snapper around the reefs, or try for big Mahi Mahi offshore.

September

The fall is the best time of year to fish the flats in Islamorada, and you'll see this in September. With fewer crowds, lots of Bonefish and Permit on the flats, and Snook in the mangroves, you're in for a treat.

October

Flats fishing gets better and better in October, while Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna, bite well offshore. As the waters cool, reef fishing also picks up, with lots of delicious Grouper and Snapper.

November

Cobia start to appear, sometimes in big schools. The mullet migration brings Sailfish close to the shore, along with the last of the Blackfin Tuna. This is also a great time for Trout and Redfish in the shallows.

December

The Florida Keys high season approaches, with plenty of folks coming down south to escape the cold. Get away from the crowds on land and head offshore for Wahoo. Sailfish, and King Mackerel.

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What anglers said about fishing in Islamorada

Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Be sure to know what species are biting at particular times of the year if you have a specific target fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to know what species are biting at particular times of the year if you have a specific target fish
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Yes, lots of fish so long as the captain knows where to go and is mindful of what the customers need/want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, lots of fish so long as the captain knows where to go and is mindful of what the customers need/want.
Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters
Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters
Winds can turn certain bites on or off day to day. However, it’s not the sport fishing capital of the world for no reason. I doubt you’ll find a bad boat and crew in any marina fleet.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Winds can turn certain bites on or off day to day. However, it’s not the sport fishing capital of the world for no reason. I doubt you’ll find a bad boat and crew in any marina fleet.
Drop Back Charters
Drop Back Charters
The inshore or flats is an awesome experience, smooth water and beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The inshore or flats is an awesome experience, smooth water and beautiful.
Hold Tight Charters
Hold Tight Charters
We missed the Wahoo by a couple of days, they will be short in trail of the kingfish we hooked up with today
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We missed the Wahoo by a couple of days, they will be short in trail of the kingfish we hooked up with today
Drop Back Charters
Drop Back Charters
Don’t call captains the day of a charter and expect them to have availability! Do your research on who is good to ensure a good time for your family. You may want to ideally catch a certain type of fish but listen to the Captain as they know best to get you fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t call captains the day of a charter and expect them to have availability! Do your research on who is good to ensure a good time for your family. You may want to ideally catch a certain type of fish but listen to the Captain as they know best to get you fish.
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Aside from the cold front coming through the day before and making for some choppy water, the fishing was great!!! Next to zero down time between fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Aside from the cold front coming through the day before and making for some choppy water, the fishing was great!!! Next to zero down time between fish.
Chelsea Charters – 48' Willis Craft
Chelsea Charters – 48' Willis Craft
Bring non-slip shoes/wet shoes, sunscreen, a hat, if you wear glasses get Eyewear retainers, aqua friendly pants/shirt, a windbreaker/rain jacket, a sandwich and drink.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring non-slip shoes/wet shoes, sunscreen, a hat, if you wear glasses get Eyewear retainers, aqua friendly pants/shirt, a windbreaker/rain jacket, a sandwich and drink.
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Reef fishing is in the Ocean side so the water can be choppy. Take Meclizine the night before if you are worried about getting sea sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reef fishing is in the Ocean side so the water can be choppy. Take Meclizine the night before if you are worried about getting sea sick.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Coral Sea Fishing Charters
Take the two hour backwater tour with Captain Jason Katsikas! Your guaranteed a great time and to catch lots of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the two hour backwater tour with Captain Jason Katsikas! Your guaranteed a great time and to catch lots of fish!
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
We come down October-November every year and fishing has not been a problem in the keys
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We come down October-November every year and fishing has not been a problem in the keys
Billy B Charter Services
Billy B Charter Services
Book the full day trip! We hit so many different places and caught a nice variety of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the full day trip! We hit so many different places and caught a nice variety of fish!
Hold Tight Charters
Hold Tight Charters
Lots of tarpon moving around the mangrove islands in October. A live shrimp, or a DOA shrimp is a great bait for the tarpon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of tarpon moving around the mangrove islands in October. A live shrimp, or a DOA shrimp is a great bait for the tarpon.
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters Lake Monticello, VA
Amazing time of the year to go fishing here in the Florida keys, Islamorada. Very quiet on the island as not many tourists are here. Weather is beautiful with little to no wind. Seas have started to cool down and the abundance of bait and fish is outstanding.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Amazing time of the year to go fishing here in the Florida keys, Islamorada. Very quiet on the island as not many tourists are here. Weather is beautiful with little to no wind. Seas have started to cool down and the abundance of bait and fish is outstanding.
6th Generation Charters
6th Generation Charters Key Largo, Florida
Reason its called the fishing capital of the world! What an amazing area full of life and different species. the fisherman's dream!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reason its called the fishing capital of the world! What an amazing area full of life and different species. the fisherman's dream!
6th Generation Charters
6th Generation Charters Key Largo, Florida
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!
95FiveFishing
95FiveFishing Estero, FL

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Islamorada?

Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
We had a fab time with captain Jason. We caught a lemon shark, and had the best time. We had other bites but one was a spinner shark so broke us off, and one was a mistake by myself…. Which I admit to. Jason was great and really made our trip great. He went above and beyond to make sure we caught. Would highly recommend.
Richard  W.
Richard W.
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(318 reviews)
CAPTAIN TONY AND TRAVIS WILL FIND U FISH. EVEN IN ROUGH WATER. BEEN OUT WITH THEM TWICE. VERY SUCCESSFUL
Tim  R.
Tim R.
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
We had a great day in the backcountry catching spotted sea trout on after another. We mixed in some lady fish that we use later to catch one nurse and three black tip sharks. Jeff the captain was very friendly and knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend him as a charter captain.
Kurt  V.
Kurt V.
Hold Tight Charters
Hold Tight Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(205 reviews)
We pulled several species from the mangros and had a fantastic day. Definitely recommend Capt. Alex!
Mark  H.
Mark H.
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
What a great experience we had. He took me, my brother in law and my two boys 10 and 4 out. The communication, experience, and hospitality was all that we could ask for and wanted.
TJ  T.
TJ T.
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Every aspect of our fishing adventure was fantastic. It was our anniversary. We're not experienced saltwater fishermen. But captain Jeff Beely knew exactly where to go to find the fish and we probably caught between 12 and 20 fish each. Including some hefty grouper. He kept us on the fish and our lines baited. He was also very friendly. I highly recommend his services. And we'll probably be back soon.
Kelly  E.
Kelly E.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Trent was a pleasure to work with. He started by ensuring he knew what our goals were and then shaped the entire outing to make sure he achieved them. we caught our limit for snappers in just a 3 hour outing. He was very patient with my wife Who has litttle fishing experience and she ended up with the largest catch. it was a great afternoon and we look forward to fishing with him again.
Thomas  T.
Thomas T.
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(169 reviews)
Capt Sal took great care of us, put us on loads of fish. Great boat, comfortable and quick. Great skipper, entertaining, attentive and always ready with new bait, a story or an idea/tip.
Daniel  L.
Daniel L.
Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters
Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
Dillon Scoble wax a fantastic captain/ guide. He knew his way around the reefs and backwaters. This was a bucket list trip for me and Dillon did not disappoint! Thanks Dillon!
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.
Sea Horse Deep Sea Fishing
Sea Horse Deep Sea Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Went out with Capt Rick and Hunter for the second time. As advertised, he put us on the fish and we had a blast! I highly recommend them for anyone who wants to catch fish and have a LOT of fun.
Stephen  H.
Stephen H.
Billy B Charter Services
Billy B Charter Services
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(97 reviews)
We had a 1/2 day trip with captain Billy…we caught plenty of fish and enjoyed the conversations and expertise. Would highly recommend !
Jason  M.
Jason M.
Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada
Spartina Guide Service – Islamorada
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 reviews)
Captain Josh was very knowledgeable about the fish and where to find them. He taught us new techniques to catch different fish in different parts of the water.
Rachael  A.
Rachael A.
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(246 reviews)
Will knows the area and put us on the fish even in a tough fishing day. Highly recommend.
Jay  P.
Jay P.
Capt. Andy Janoski | Fly + Spin Poling Guide
Capt. Andy Janoski | Fly + Spin Poling Guide
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
CPT Andy is a really good guide. We fought poor weather conditions but Andy worked hard to put us on our preferred species. I highly recommend him.
David  A.
David A.
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(166 reviews)
Captain Jon had us on fish from start to finish and even got a hook into a giant nurse shark!
Russell  S.
Russell S.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
I’m an inexperienced fisherman and capt Trent was very patient and helpful. Helped me catch a 20” mangrove snapper! Lots of fun.
Joe  H.
Joe H.
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
Captain Jason was as advertised GREAT! He had my son hooked up on a 7 foot Lemon Shark in about 20 minutes. It was a special day for my family we had 3 generations on his boat he helped create memories that we will never forget. We will be back. Thank you very much the Scott's
KEVIN  S.
KEVIN S.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
When you catch as many fish as we did with Trentin you get your Anglers card and… You get to Stamp it! Great time, I highly recommend!!
Thomas  M.  W.
Thomas M. W.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Booked a half day charter with Trent. Told him we wanted to catch dinner and target whatever was hitting. Trent delivered. We came home with a great catch and had action all morning, even when boats around us didn’t seem to be doing the same! Trent is top notch. He works very hard for the customer. Constantly working the lines so you always have one in the water. Highly recommend. We plan on coming back to book with Trent every year!
Deven  Y.
Deven Y.
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
10/10 would recommend to both beginners and experienced anglers. Cpt Trentin is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We did the 3 hour trip in the back country and caught mostly snapper mixed with a couple grouper. Had our snapper filleted at the dock and had a great dinner. Our small group had a great time and will definitely be back!
Michelle  S.
Michelle S.

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