Islamorada

222 Fishing Charters

Islamorada Fishing Charters

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Islamorada: 222 fishing charters available

95FiveFishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $400

Florida Backcountry Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(208 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $475

Coastal Dreams Fishing – 41 Express

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(28 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $1,150

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $600

Hooligan Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(127 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $450

Snap Em Up Fishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(120 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $450

Ivory Keys Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(153 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $550

Singing Reel Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(213 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $500

Hold Tight Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(148 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $375

Reel Attack Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Islamorada
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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 $649, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,092 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:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Islamorada are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Islamorada are:

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 – $419
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $557
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $767
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $763
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $916
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,102

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
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Roger  D.
Roger D. Tampa, Florida
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
John  H.
John H. Key Largo, Florida
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
George  S.
George S. Quarryville, PA
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Scotty  W.
Scotty W. Shinrock, OH
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Dan  R.
Dan R. Woodway, WA
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Mick  K.
Mick K. Clifton Heights, PA
If fishing in July like we did, plan a morning half day trip. A full day trip will be extremely hot and fishing becomes more difficult as the day heats up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If fishing in July like we did, plan a morning half day trip. A full day trip will be extremely hot and fishing becomes more difficult as the day heats up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Tom  R.
Tom R. Lansdowne, VA
You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
Tammy  K.
Tammy K. McKinney, TX
Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
Bryan  S.
Bryan S. Highlands, Texas
Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
David  W.
David W. Boynton Beach, FL
Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.
Joe  P.
Joe P. Inverness, FL
Don’t forget your sunscreen before you go & always remember to be prepared for anything....it’s called “Fishing”
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t forget your sunscreen before you go & always remember to be prepared for anything....it’s called “Fishing”
Dawn  L.
Dawn L. Miami, FL
Take a guide, you can't get to the places without knowledge of these waters. Be smart
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a guide, you can't get to the places without knowledge of these waters. Be smart
David  B.
David B. United States
Do your homework. Don't settle for the cheaper price. Those boats are cheap for a reason. Found that out the hard way back in February this year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your homework. Don't settle for the cheaper price. Those boats are cheap for a reason. Found that out the hard way back in February this year.
Terry  M.
Terry M. Fort Lauderdale, FL
This was my first time fishing so I don’t know - but I had a great time and we caught lots of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was my first time fishing so I don’t know - but I had a great time and we caught lots of fish
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. San Juan
Wear long sleeves in a breathable shirt and polarized sunglasses for those that haven't been out on the water. The sun will get you and it reflects of the water pretty heavily.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear long sleeves in a breathable shirt and polarized sunglasses for those that haven't been out on the water. The sun will get you and it reflects of the water pretty heavily.
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Call Captain Tony with Singing Reels. That way you won't wonder if you are taking a chance or not. He is the best!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Tony with Singing Reels. That way you won't wonder if you are taking a chance or not. He is the best!
Kelly  R.
Kelly R. Wilmington, Delaware
Bring plenty of sunscreen and water!! Have a good time, and trust your crew!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring plenty of sunscreen and water!! Have a good time, and trust your crew!
Dustene  C.
Dustene C. Miami, Florida
Enjoy yourself. Let the Captain know in advance what you want to do and follow his advice.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Enjoy yourself. Let the Captain know in advance what you want to do and follow his advice.
David  C.
David C. Miami Beach, Florida
Call Captain Mark at Dauntless Charters and dress appropriately. The Florida sun can be brutal. Sunscreen, UV clothing, and head covering is a must.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Mark at Dauntless Charters and dress appropriately. The Florida sun can be brutal. Sunscreen, UV clothing, and head covering is a must.
Jennifer  L.
Jennifer L. Orlando, Florida

Ivory Keys Charters
Ivory Keys Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
We had a great day with captain Gary. Fishing wasn’t very active because of the conditions although he tried different spots to get some bites. He’s very friendly and attentive with children.
Humberto  C.
Humberto C. Miami, Florida
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Captain Troy and First Mate James put us on the fish. Slow start, but they made it happen and then it was nothing but tight lines. Will do this trip again🎣
Stacey  H.
Stacey H. Riviera Beach, FL
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Adventurous Day with Captain Troy and First Mate James What a great way to introduce newcomers to fishing. 1st Mate James was a great instructor and patient. Caught our limit on fish and ended the trip with a wild ride with a sailfish! We look forward to fishing with the Miller Time Team again!
William  C.
William C. Wilmington, DE
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
King, Cero Mackerel, black fin tuna and yellow tail snapper. The tax man got us for 3-4 tuna! One black tip.
Chris  M.
Chris M. Denver, NC
95FiveFishing
95FiveFishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
Nathan was awesome, informative and funny. He put us on alot of different fish!!!
Deborah  W.
Deborah W. Wallace, NC
Salty Morada Charters
Salty Morada Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Kevin is spectacular! Down to earth and very engaging. Great day fishing - 3!different experiences and all very successful! Would definitely recommend and be back!!
Frank  Z.
Frank Z. Brandon, Florida
Miss O Sport Fishing
Miss O Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Nolan was awesome!! Very informative and he put us on fish!!! Took bad the big one (cobia) got away 😪 we will be back for sure!! Thank you for the wonderful experience!!
Deborah  W.
Deborah W. Wallace, NC
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(139 reviews)
Top notch trip, Captain Troy and First mate James went out of their way to ensure a memorable trip for our 6 man crew. Could not have asked for anything more, they got us on the fish, were very professional and most of all, made it feel like we were fishing with old friends
Ken  M.
Ken M. Middletown, DE
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
These guys are top notch!! Great captain and his mate Travis is terrific! They teach you what to do even if you been fishing all your life!! Go with captain tony bagel if you wanna catch fish! Thanks again guys!
John  S.
John S. Emerald Isle, NC
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
We had the most wonderful time and highly recommend Captain Will! He was professional, patient, accommodating, and so fun! We spent a half day fishing and felt it couldn’t have been better planned- time for a group of four to relax, catch about 13 fish, and spa up some sun. We travel to Islamorada each year and will certainly do this again next year. Bonus- captain will helped to quickly prepare our catch so we could have it cooked that night for dinner! Five stars!
Chris  K.
Chris K. Philadelphia, PA
First Choice Charters
First Choice Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Had a great morning fishing with Captain Larry and his first Mate Peter - who were both friendly and knowledgeable. The weather beautifully cleared up as we were heading out to sea. My son's each got to catch several fish of different varieties and using different methods. It was overall a great experience for our first time deep sea fishing. Thank you!
Vicki  L.
Vicki L. Fairchild, WI
Captain Rich Hastings
Captain Rich Hastings
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Great day with Capt Rich! Will certainly be back. I've fished with many different guides across many different locations and Rich is one of the best. As a primarily freshwater angler myself, Rich is patient and communicates saltwater technique / strategy very well. He knows the area and we found fish in almost every spot he took us too. All around a good experience and would recommend to anyone.
Peyton  M.
Peyton M. Arvada, CO
Miss O Sport Fishing
Miss O Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(2 reviews)
We fished the backwaters today near Islamorada today with Captain Nolan, and it was an incredible experience. We caught tripletail, snook, and jacks. The catching included my first ever tripletail, and my personal best snook. My snook took off like a freight train after it took the bait, and she was released to make baby snook and to fight again someday.
Donald  W.
Donald W. Bowie, MD
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Capt John was fun to fish with and got us on to fish immediately. Great experience! Ready to book future trip ASAP. Thanks for the Great day! Mark and Rebecca Somers
Rebecca  S.
Rebecca S. Salem, VA
Kekoa Charters
Kekoa Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(282 reviews)
Everything was really good, we caught some nice Kingfish... Thank's to George and his Crew!
Marc  M.
Marc M. Grants Pass, OR
Dauntless Fishing Charters
Dauntless Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(280 reviews)
Great trip with a great guide . Mark is a one of a kind captain. Not only kept us smiling but did all he could to make sure we had a good time fishing . Thanks mark for a great day .
Chris  U.
Chris U. Kingsbury, TX
Reel Attack Charters
Reel Attack Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Outstanding trip for my wife and I. As my wife, a former ardent Fisher Person had not been out since we sold our boat 20 years ago, she was a bit up tight. Capt. Jon was outstanding in getting her settled and hauling in the fish-actually more than I caught! The boat and equipment are in great shape and Capt. Jon was very experienced. We will be back! Mike
Michael  F.
Michael F. Naples, FL
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Will was very knowledgeable and patient. He made sure we caught plenty of delicious fish for dinner and a few bigger photo worthy gems as well. Great experience
Jeremy  H.
Jeremy H. Sardinia, OH
Singing Reel Charters
Singing Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
We had an outstanding experience fishing with Captain Tony and first mate Travis. The crew was extremely knowledgeable and went above and beyond to insure we had a successful day on the water. I would highly recommend booking a trip with Captain Tony and the Singing Reel crew.
Jim  C.
Jim C. Homestead, Florida
Coastal Dreams Fishing – 41 Express
Coastal Dreams Fishing – 41 Express
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We had an awesome time with Capt Mitch and his mate Gary. They worked hard to put us on fish, and while it was a light day, we had Ana amazing time. Gary worked his butt off the entire time and maybe stopped to take a 5 minute break. I’ve fished all over the world and have only met one other crew who worked as hard as these two. Will be giving them a call if we ever make it back down to the Keys.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. United States

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