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Key West: 138 fishing charters available

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(138 reviews)
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trips from $750

Reel A Salt

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(196 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $650

Jolly Roger II

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(330 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $900

Easy Does It

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(456 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $650

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(89 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $950

Heavy Hitter Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $700

Flying Fish Charters - 17'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $550

Fish Key West - The Coolcast

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(424 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $500

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $1,150

Fish Key West – The Coolwater II

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(224 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $500

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Key West

The average price for a private 4 hour Key West fishing trip is $737, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,216 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30', Reel A Salt, and Jolly Roger II are some of the most popular fishing charters in Key West, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Key West.

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30', Reel A Salt, and Jolly Roger II all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Key West.

The most popular fish species you can target are Mutton Snapper, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Great Barracuda. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Reef fishing, wreck fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Key West is the jewel in Florida’s sportfishing crown. Sitting between the warm shallows of the Gulf and the deep blue of the Atlantic, it’s a tropical paradise with an unbeatable mix of fish. Key West fishing charters make the most of this, tailoring trips for anglers of any age or experience level.
 
Key West’s flats and mangroves are full of fly fishing favorites like Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit. Wet your toes on a half day trip or stay out longer and target all three for an Inshore Grand Slam! You can find these fish spring through fall, along with plenty of Mangrove Snapper.
 
If it’s tasty fish you’re after, you’ve got to visit the reefs. Bottom fish for year-round residents like Snappers and Groupers, as well as Cobia and King Mackerel in winter and spring. Even beginners can fill their coolers on these trips, making them particularly popular on Key West party boats.
 
Then there’s the bluewater bite. Troll offshore for delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, as well as Blue Marlin in summer or Sailfish in winter. These are serious sportfishing adventures, and you need a full day and some decent skills to get the most out of them.
 
Feeling competitive? Take on other inshore anglers in the Del Brown Permit Tournament or speed into the blue for the Key West Marlin Tournament. Both of these events take place in July, but whenever you visit, you’ll find great weather and a ton of tasty fish. That’s what Key West is all about.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are included on all saltwater charters in Florida, both private trips and party boats. Bear in mind that most Groupers are protected January–April here, while Permit are catch-and-release only from April through July. Ask your captain for the most up-to-date information on seasons and limits.

Key West
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25013 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The weather is changeable, making flats fishing inconsistent. Backwater fishing sees calm waters and steady action. Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna are caught offshore, with occasional Mahi.

February

Windy conditions affect flats and offshore fishing. Sight fishing for Permit on the flats is phenomenal, backcountry fishing is still extremely good, and Cobia can be caught over the wrecks.

March

Warm breezes see the end of Winter in Key West. Permit fishing is still excellent and targeted in the March Merkin tournament. Offshore, big Mahi arrive. Tarpon is heating up in the backcountry.

April

The waters warm up: Permit move to the reef to spawn and Bonefish start to show in the flats. Shark fishing is very good. Offshore fishing is excellent for Sailfish and large Mahi.

May

Winds are light, fishing is amazing. The Tarpon migration is kicking off, with lots of big fish in under 3 ft of water. Go for a Grand Slam: Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit are all caught on the flats. 

June

Conditions are hot, humid and sweaty. The water is very clear on the flats - go for Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon in one day. Mahi fishing is excellent, with Marlin, Wahoo, and Swordfish also around.

July

Conditions are calm but still hot. Early morning and late evening fishing is recommended for catching Tarpon. Late in the month the lobster season starts for some light hearted fun. 

August

Both weather and fishing is hot. Waters are calm: tailing Bonefish and Permit are easy to spot. Offshore, the fish are smaller and less plentiful, but deep dropping and Swordfishing is good. 

September

The weather cools and the crowds thin. This is the best time of year to score a Slam on the flats. The weather can be unpredictable with hurricanes, but the fishing makes it worth while.

October

Late fall sees the reefs come alive. Large numbers of baitfish attract delicacies such as Yellowtail Snappers, Groupers, and Mutton Snappers, which then arrive in boats and on the dinner table. 

November

Reef fishing is still good but can be windy. Bonefish thins out on the flats but Permit is as good as ever. Sailfish and Tuna are caught over the reefs and backcountry fishing is excellent.

December

Windy conditions offshore and fewer species on the flats make backcountry fishing your best option. If you can get offshore, enjoy the good Grouper bite before the season closes in January. 

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I’d highly recommend going with an experienced crew like the Cora Beth. They know exactly where to go and what to do to guarantee you catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’d highly recommend going with an experienced crew like the Cora Beth. They know exactly where to go and what to do to guarantee you catch fish!
Alison  C.
Alison C. Lake Worth, FL
Check the fishing reports and be flexible. Fishing is usually good but you need a Capt that can adjust to the conditions
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the fishing reports and be flexible. Fishing is usually good but you need a Capt that can adjust to the conditions
Robert  M.
Robert M. St. Petersburg, Florida
If you are fishing in February plan on the temperature being cooler and possibly very windy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing in February plan on the temperature being cooler and possibly very windy.
Donald  P.
Donald P. Rifle, CO
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Kristen  H.
Kristen H. Sugar Creek, MO
Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
Brandon  S.
Brandon S. Britton, MI
Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. Chelsea, ME
It was very hot! Stick with half days or at the most eight hours. We had scheduled extended day and am glad the Captain talked us out of it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was very hot! Stick with half days or at the most eight hours. We had scheduled extended day and am glad the Captain talked us out of it!
Angel  S.
Angel S. Thompsontown, PA
Recommend 1/2 day trips. John our captain was great..very knowledgeable. Will do this again next time we're here. Thanks!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend 1/2 day trips. John our captain was great..very knowledgeable. Will do this again next time we're here. Thanks!
Mary  B.
Mary B. Granite Quarry, NC
Hire the Charters. They will put you on the fish. Inshore-Offshore it doesn’t matter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire the Charters. They will put you on the fish. Inshore-Offshore it doesn’t matter.
Christian  C.
Christian C. Orange Park, FL
Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.
Patrick  M.
Patrick M. Church Hill, MD
We did a snorkel and sightseeing trip with this charter and they did the most amazing trip for us could not have asked for a better trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did a snorkel and sightseeing trip with this charter and they did the most amazing trip for us could not have asked for a better trip.
Richard  F.
Richard F. Chicago, IL
Sometimes the fish aren't biting. There are no guarantees. Enjoy the view and the scenery and conversation if nothing else.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fish aren't biting. There are no guarantees. Enjoy the view and the scenery and conversation if nothing else.
Matt  S.
Matt S. Key West, FL
Sunscreen!!!! Also, have an idea of what type of fishing you’d like to do before booking and heading out, that way your captain can get you to the best spot!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen!!!! Also, have an idea of what type of fishing you’d like to do before booking and heading out, that way your captain can get you to the best spot!
Kate  Z.
Kate Z. Perrysburg, OH
Be ready to catch some fish. By hiring a guide, you have everything you need at your fingertips.... Bait, tackle, water and a nice boat to get you onto the water. Morning fishing is probably the best, as the afternoons can be extra steamy and fish may be sluggish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to catch some fish. By hiring a guide, you have everything you need at your fingertips.... Bait, tackle, water and a nice boat to get you onto the water. Morning fishing is probably the best, as the afternoons can be extra steamy and fish may be sluggish.
Judy  O.
Judy O. Savannah, GA
The weather was amazing and fishing the back country was amazing! Highly recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was amazing and fishing the back country was amazing! Highly recommend.
Asterios  H.
Asterios H. Miami, FL
Book your trip with a Captain who knows the area and Captain Russ has been in the Key West area fishing his entire life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with a Captain who knows the area and Captain Russ has been in the Key West area fishing his entire life.
Tony  D.
Tony D. Boca Raton, Florida
Make sure you have something to put on to cover your skin from the sun...our Florida sun is hot in August!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have something to put on to cover your skin from the sun...our Florida sun is hot in August!!
Rebecca  M.
Rebecca M. St. Petersburg, FL
You are lucky if you get Josh as your captain. Top notch professional and a good person to know
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You are lucky if you get Josh as your captain. Top notch professional and a good person to know
Stephen  T.
Stephen T. Austin, TX
Focus on enjoying the experience of your Captain and you’ll finish the day with great fish & memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Focus on enjoying the experience of your Captain and you’ll finish the day with great fish & memories.
Christian  B.
Christian B. Richmond, CA
the only thing I can say is book the right charter.....cowboy sportfishing charters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the only thing I can say is book the right charter.....cowboy sportfishing charters
Scott  H.
Scott H. New Smyrna Beach, FL

FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
This charter was very well run. We had a large group with mixed skills and they made it a great experience.
Leslie  W.
Leslie W. Arlington, VA
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
Great captain and mate. Super friendly and flexible. Gave us a great opportunity to catch something cool out deep but then got us dinner at the end. It's fishing not catching, but we sure had a blast.
Justin  L.
Justin L. Fargo, ND
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(456 reviews)
Caught mangrove snapper, yellow fin, jack crevalle, a 6ft. nurse shark, lost some large fish, and had some HUGE hits but couldn't get them up to see them, possibly one a goliath grouper that grabbed one of the snappers. Had a great time! Highly recommend trip!
William  W.
William W. Calhoun, GA
Reel Smoker
Reel Smoker
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
This was the best fishing trip I’ve ever been on! Captain Steven was amazing and was very helpful to me and my 3 teenagers. I will be a return customer!
Paul  S.
Paul S. Apex, NC
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(456 reviews)
Great day on the water! Captain Steve worked hard to put us on the fish. Delicious Yellow Jack for lunch cooked at Hurricane Hole, Mangrove Snapper for dinner.
Jeff  T.
Jeff T. Alexandria, VA
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
We had a blast, GB and Todd were the best charter I’ve been on. Entertaining and looks for the best interest for the crew fishing. We’ll be back with out a doubt.
Eric  D.
Eric D. Charlotte, NC
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Had a great day offshore with captain Andrew. We were able to hit some target species and had a great time with the crew!
Spencer  M.
Spencer M. Pompano Beach, FL
Capt. Conch Charters - Conch Too
Capt. Conch Charters - Conch Too
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
It was great! Caught our first pelagic species ! 15/10 would recommend everyone on board was great to be around and work with! Likely to come back and do it again and again!
Lane  D.
Lane D. Vanduser, MO
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(424 reviews)
Awesome time! Non stop fishing. Very happy and easy going captain. Nothing bad to say about this charter. Perfect time, clean boat, good gear.
Mikael  W.
Mikael W. Myrtle Creek, OR
Dauntless Reef Fish'n, Snorkel, or Lobster
Dauntless Reef Fish'n, Snorkel, or Lobster
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
It was a beautiful day with Captain Janis at the helm. We caught lots of fish which Captain Janis Cleaned for us. We later enjoyed our catch at a local restaurant! What a great memory! Captain Janis was enthusiastic, accommodating and very knowledgeable. Thank you!!
Donna  H.
Donna H. Fort Myers, FL
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(456 reviews)
It was just me & Captain Steven in the boat. He had to fish because we had so many doubles happening. Highly recommend, knew where the fish were & how to catch.
Matthew  J.
Matthew J. Madison, AL
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(424 reviews)
Captain Noah was a delight, on time, friendly and knowledgeable about all kinds of fish and fishing. First timers, will certainly be back and request Captain Noah
Terry  S.
Terry S. Fort Myers, FL
Salty Goat Fishing Charters
Salty Goat Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(282 reviews)
These guys are the real deal! They must truly love what they do because they are great at it. We caught a lot of fish albeit they were not monsters…. 😊 The weather was great, equipment and boat were perfect. Beer was cold thanks to the provided coolers and ice. We will definitely be going fishing with these guys again.
Travis  C.
Travis C. Chuckey, TN
Good Times Key West – 19'
Good Times Key West – 19'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(135 reviews)
Off season, but we still caught enough fish to call it a good trip. Mango snappers that became some awesome tacos! Quite a few small groupers and some Jack! Great time
Mike  M.
Mike M. Greenwood, IN
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
It was just fabulous We have eaten our catches in a restaurant All was nice and the trip just amazing
Martial  T.
Martial T. France
Flying Fish Charters - 17'
Flying Fish Charters - 17'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Went due west amongst some very small mangrove islands, sight fishing. It's almost more of a hunt than fishing. Find, stalk, cast...repeat. Had so much fun. Jaime had all the equipment, and some great stories. Just had an amazing time.
Cameron  C.
Cameron C. Citrus Heights, CA
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(204 reviews)
Half day trip last Monday on the Cora Beth captained by Captain Mike and his very able deckhand, Marshal. I’ve been on numerous half day boats in the past. The trip with Captain Mike and crew was yet wonderful. Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. We caught a bunch of fish, made some friends, and generally had a great time. We left on time from the pier and made it back at exactly the time advertised. We fished at three different spots. I would certainly recommend this half day boat.
Michael  G.
Michael G. Fresno, CA
FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Trip was awesome caught lots of fish. Have been on lots party boats this captain and crew were best. 5 + stars
Martin  F.
Martin F. Greenwood Lake, NY
FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
The captain was great put us on fish right away and the crew was excellent
John  M.
John M. Kiryas Joel, NY
Good Times Key West 35' Offshore
Good Times Key West 35' Offshore
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
They have hangover friendly ac in the cabin, put us on fish, and all 5 of us caught something. Great time.
Ernest  M.
Ernest M. Henderson, NV

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