Islamorada

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Islamorada: 171 fishing charters available

Florida Backcountry Fishing

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trips from $450

95FiveFishing

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trips from $350

Hooligan Sportfishing

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (51)
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trips from $550

Singing Reel Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (133)
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trips from $500

Snap Em Up Fishing

4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (13)
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trips from $400

J&F eXcursions - 24

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Hound Dawg Charters

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Katz Charters

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Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

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Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore

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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
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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.

Islamorada Fishing Calendar

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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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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”
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
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
Don’t wear flip flops, wear shoes with grip as the waves can toss you around a bit and stability is a must when reeling in the big ones!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don’t wear flip flops, wear shoes with grip as the waves can toss you around a bit and stability is a must when reeling in the big ones!
Rebekah  S.
Rebekah S. Orange Park, Florida
Keep the group on the boat smallish, around 4, and everyone will get a great day of fishing.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Keep the group on the boat smallish, around 4, and everyone will get a great day of fishing.
Robert  T.
Robert T. Braselton, GA
Enjoy life and friends. Great place to Vac. Came for a week this time. Will have to stay three or four weeks next year.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Enjoy life and friends. Great place to Vac. Came for a week this time. Will have to stay three or four weeks next year.
Oran  F.
Oran F. Ark, VA
Weather was a problem cold and windy captain did a great job considering the conditions we did catch fish
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Weather was a problem cold and windy captain did a great job considering the conditions we did catch fish
Pete  M.
Pete M. Tampa, FL
. tell the captain what you expect and he will find a way to get for you .
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
. tell the captain what you expect and he will find a way to get for you .
Richard  M.
Richard M. Napierville, QC

Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 16 reviews
Would definitely book with captain Jeff again! Called us the night before to see what we wanted to catch and he delivered! We caught a lot of fish! So fun!!!
Michelle  N.
Michelle N. South Haven, MN
J&F eXcursions - 24
J&F eXcursions - 24
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
Joey was a great communicator and flexible as we needed to change our day of fishing. He put us on fish and everyone caught something. We even pulled in an unexpected 20 lb barracuda! Joey was super helpful with the newbies. Great trip, great boat and a great captain. We highly recommend Joey.
Andrew  C.
Andrew C. Ashland, VA
Dauntless Fishing Charters
Dauntless Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 228 reviews
Captain Mark was excellent!!!! Very knowledgeable. Very professional. Do me right on the fish.
Eugene  N.
Eugene N. Miromar Lakes, FL
J&F eXcursions - 24
J&F eXcursions - 24
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
Great trip! Captain Joey was an excellent tour guide, put us on the fish, and was great with our kids.
Craig  C.
Craig C. Riverview, Florida
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
We had an amazing time with captain sal! He was very friendly and worked hard to get us in the fish. It was cold and the weather was not cooperating but he did a great job! We will look him up again when we come to this area.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R. St. Cloud, FL
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
Captain Will was excellent in every way. Courteous, knowledgeable & kept our lines baited and back in the water immediately. Would highly recommend him.
Tim  S.
Tim S. Alexandria, IN
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
We all had a fun time even though the wind and fish weren’t cooperating. Would definitely recommend Captain Will for a good time on the water.
Derek  B.
Derek B. North Liberty, IA
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
My wife and I did a half day trip. We started off deep drop jigging where we hooked into various jacks and an Alby that would not quit. After that we hit the shallower reefs for table fare. Sal was professional all the way. Such a down to earth nice guy. We will be back to see him 😃 Thanks Captain Sal!
Frank  G.
Frank G. Baltimore, MD
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
Fantastic half day trip backcountry fishing with Capt. Sal. Beautiful day on the water. He put us right on the fish with lots of action. Very informative about the area and the fishing! Capt Sal was very friendly and made our first fishing trip in the keys special. Hope to come back again to try the tarpon! Highly recommend giving Hooligan fishing a try!
Douglas  J.
Douglas J. Bear Grass, NC
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
My wife and I had a great afternoon fishing trip with Captain Jon-Paul. It was fast and furious fishing all afternoon. We limited on mangrove snapper. Caught numerous yellow jacks. My wife caught and released 2 snook and 1 hog fish. Jon-Paul was great. He also is an avid birder and we identified several birds. We are looking forward to coming next year for another outing.
William  S.
William S. Gulf Breeze, FL
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 25 reviews
Our captain Jon Paul was amazing. What an incredible fisherman. He was so informative, helpful and we caught sooooo much fish!!!!
Wayne  S.
Wayne S. Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters
Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 168 reviews
10 out of 10 would recommend! My wife and I had the time of our lives! We’re already planning our next trip out. The Captain and equipment are top notch!
Kyle  F.
Kyle F. Snowflake, AZ
J&F eXcursions - 24
J&F eXcursions - 24
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
We had an amazing time with capt Joey. He was super knowledgeable and personable to boot! We laughed, had great conversations and caught lots of snapper to keep and lots of other fun fish like skip jack and blowfish. Most importantly he knew just where to go to have all this fun. Perfect spot. Perfect day!
Jeffrey  V.
Jeffrey V. Arlington, VA
Reef Runner Charters
Reef Runner Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 64 reviews
The captain and his first mate got us some fish! Our goal is to catch tuna and we limit out on tuna fairly quick at the hump. After that we caught a good size king fish and mutton snapper for some variety. The reef runner team knows exactly what they are doing. The boat is in great shape, and very comfortable for a day trip. I cannot say enough good things about this trip. I highly recommend them and will use them again.
Steven  H.
Steven H. Houston, TX
J&F eXcursions - 24
J&F eXcursions - 24
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 49 reviews
My husband and I were able to get a half day trip in with Captain Joey and we had the best time! He is very knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating. We definitely recommend him for your trip and if we are lucky enough to get back to the Keys we will for sure use him again for another fishing trip!
Adam  U.
Adam U. Edna, TX
Spring Mix II Sportfishing
Spring Mix II Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 19 reviews
Caption Chris and Jacob were very friendly and knowledgeable. Jacob was very good showing my kids how to catch the fish. Thanks for a great time.
Thomas  V.
Thomas V. Farmingville, NY
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 14 reviews
Even though it was a rough day on the water weather wise, we still caught a few snapper/grouper. I’d definitely recommend this trip to anyone.
Dominic  C.
Dominic C. Parma, OH
Billy B Charter Services
Billy B Charter Services
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 21 reviews
We caught two 5-6 foot lemon sharks (a good workout) - plus numerous other fish - Bill is a nice and knowledgeable captain - highly recommended
John  E.
John E. Winston-Salem, NC
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
We easily caught 50 fish and well over a dozen different species. As avid fishermen we definitely felt like Captain Sal understood what we were looking to accomplish. 10/10 recommended.
Maxwell  G.
Maxwell G. Greenwich, NY
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 51 reviews
We had a good time with Captain Sal. He made sure that the young ones enjoyed themselves. We would definitely do it again.
Oddie  R.
Oddie R. Cape Coral, FL

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Islamorada

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Islamorada costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $576, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $988. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Islamorada is 27 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Florida Backcountry Fishing, 95FiveFishing, and Hooligan Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Islamorada, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Islamorada.

Florida Backcountry Fishing, 95FiveFishing, and Hooligan Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Islamorada.

The best way to experience fishing in Islamorada is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Islamorada, Florida.

The most popular fish species you can target are Tarpon, Snapper (Mangrove), and Snook. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, spinning, and jigging. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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. Check availability for local fishing charters in Islamorada.

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