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Key West Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Key West

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Key West fishing trip is $770, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,241 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Key West that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Key West are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Key West are:

Many fishing charters in Key West 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 Key West are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Key West are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $750
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $805
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,122
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,297
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,600
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,000

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
4.6 / 5
Based on 27959 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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Great experience for shallow water light tackle fishing. Quality and quantity of fish. Was a little cold and windy for this time of year but not unbearable. Definitely recommend this trip for your first visit to Key West.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience for shallow water light tackle fishing. Quality and quantity of fish. Was a little cold and windy for this time of year but not unbearable. Definitely recommend this trip for your first visit to Key West.
Harrill  W.
Harrill W.
A cold front came in and made it windy and a bit choppy for 2/3 days but our captain still put us on a lot of fish and we had a great time. Just remember that the 70’s may sound warm, but it’ll feel chilly on the boat; pack your clothes accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A cold front came in and made it windy and a bit choppy for 2/3 days but our captain still put us on a lot of fish and we had a great time. Just remember that the 70’s may sound warm, but it’ll feel chilly on the boat; pack your clothes accordingly.
Whitney  P.
Whitney P.
Bring a jacket and sunscreen. Florida weather can be unpredictable during winter. Make sure you have something if you are prone to seasickness it will make or break your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a jacket and sunscreen. Florida weather can be unpredictable during winter. Make sure you have something if you are prone to seasickness it will make or break your trip.
Connie  W.
Connie W.
Don't worry about the weather or time of the year, you will have a great time regardless of conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't worry about the weather or time of the year, you will have a great time regardless of conditions.
Kasey  Y.
Kasey Y.
To book with your company cause your mates that run the boats are very friendly & now the area very well
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To book with your company cause your mates that run the boats are very friendly & now the area very well
Richard  L.
Richard L.
If you want to make sure you get fish, book with a charter boat that take multiple people and has a variety of hours to go out. Check the ratings and read the reviews.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to make sure you get fish, book with a charter boat that take multiple people and has a variety of hours to go out. Check the ratings and read the reviews.
Julie  M.
Julie M.
Go with experienced Capt like Fishizzle. Watch the weather and schedule your trip early during your visit in event conditions cause cancelling. Have better shot of a makeup day possibly. 3/4 day will be more productive. I prefer going AM as conditions tend to get worse with heat of the Sun. This is apparently not as hard and fast rule as I thought in KW.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with experienced Capt like Fishizzle. Watch the weather and schedule your trip early during your visit in event conditions cause cancelling. Have better shot of a makeup day possibly. 3/4 day will be more productive. I prefer going AM as conditions tend to get worse with heat of the Sun. This is apparently not as hard and fast rule as I thought in KW.
Scott  T.
Scott T.
Bring some sandwiches, some drinks, they’ll have coolers with ice. Bring some shoes with grip as you’ll be on a boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some sandwiches, some drinks, they’ll have coolers with ice. Bring some shoes with grip as you’ll be on a boat
Charles  K.
Charles K.
Absolutely! It was my first time and definitely not my last after that experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely! It was my first time and definitely not my last after that experience.
Alexandra  C.
Alexandra C.
Definitely depends on the month but the right captain will put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely depends on the month but the right captain will put you on fish!
Sean  Z.
Sean Z.
Was a little wet due to the wind, so maybe bring a rain jacket. Otherwise be prepared for fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Was a little wet due to the wind, so maybe bring a rain jacket. Otherwise be prepared for fun.
Michael  D.
Michael D.
These guys were prepared for everything. They listened to us and did whatever the. Oils to get is on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys were prepared for everything. They listened to us and did whatever the. Oils to get is on the fish.
Davis  E.
Davis E.
This was our first time fishing in Key West, if you want to learn how to fish, these are the guys to teach you!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Key West, if you want to learn how to fish, these are the guys to teach you!
Michael  S.
Michael S.
Get out there! Great fishing Reef, Deep Sea and Backwater. Been a few times all good great fishing community.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get out there! Great fishing Reef, Deep Sea and Backwater. Been a few times all good great fishing community.
Piper  H.
Piper H. Orlando, Florida
Sure this is a safe first trip in the keys. The four hour trip is just long enough to catch dinner and still learn bout open water fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sure this is a safe first trip in the keys. The four hour trip is just long enough to catch dinner and still learn bout open water fishing
Mary  K.  D.
Mary K. D.
The sun and heat are brutal. You may think you want to wear short sleeves and shorts but don’t. Long breathable pants and a breathable shirt would be best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The sun and heat are brutal. You may think you want to wear short sleeves and shorts but don’t. Long breathable pants and a breathable shirt would be best.
Aaron  L.
Aaron L. Tell City, IN
Don't eat breakfast or a meal before, wear sunscreen, bring drinks, use the bathroom before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't eat breakfast or a meal before, wear sunscreen, bring drinks, use the bathroom before.
Gregory  L.
Gregory L. Mahopac, NY
Make sure you hydrate before you head out! Coconut water or electrolytes! The heat will get ya!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you hydrate before you head out! Coconut water or electrolytes! The heat will get ya!
Zachary  O.
Zachary O. Carrollton, TX
One of the toughest months to catch fish so you need an experienced captain and mate.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
One of the toughest months to catch fish so you need an experienced captain and mate.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Weissport, PA
He's an excellent skipper you make sure you have a good time. Couldn't ask for better
Excellent
5.0 / 5
He's an excellent skipper you make sure you have a good time. Couldn't ask for better
Mortgan  M.
Mortgan M. Auburn, WA

Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(764 reviews)
Captain Zac is awesome-very knowledgeable and also just a cool person in general. I’ve never fished before and my boyfriend fishes a decent bit, but we both had a great time and Capt Zac was able to match both of our experience levels well. We had a lot of catches and brought a couple back to eat. Overall I’d def recommend
Grace  B.
Grace B.
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(476 reviews)
Captain put us on a lot of fish even in tough conditions. First mate, AJ, was incredible. He never stopped moving, making sure lines were in the water ready for the next bite. Thanks for a fantastic day!
Ryan  B.
Ryan B.
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(303 reviews)
Captain Jeff and first mate Christian were terrific. Although we only caught four fish — definitely will be repeat customers. Christian is very knowledgeable and interactive with his customers. Enjoyed our time with them.
Robert  T.
Robert T.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(596 reviews)
We went out three days in a row with Captain Hugh Morgan and had a great time. We left with 45 pounds of fish (cleaned) and caught a wide variety of species. Captain Hugh really knows his stuff and was a joy to fish with.
Whitney  P.
Whitney P.
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(174 reviews)
Had a great time really good and friendly crew, would go out them again in a heart beat
Timothy  S.
Timothy S.
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(380 reviews)
Was a great time. Crew was helpful and personable. Trip was also affordable. Definitely recommend
Sharon  C.
Sharon C.
Flying Fish Charters - 17'
Flying Fish Charters - 17'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
Jamie and his one man operation was just what I wanted. He runs a small but capable boat. He put us on fish although few and challenging for our ability. We definitely will be back during tarpon season in the spring
John  B.
John B.
Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(764 reviews)
though i did not make the trip due to illness, my email was used to set everything up. that being said, i have been told i missed the 'trip of a lifetime'.both of them caught plenty of fish, and had a very, very great trip. thank you.
Phil  R.
Phil R.
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(485 reviews)
Capt Sam on the Coolwater 2 was awesome. He is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to make sure are group knew exactly what we were going to fish for. We had a great day and caught a lot of fish. We will be back next year!!! Thank you
David  S.
David S.
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(303 reviews)
Jeff and Christian were great and personable. I highly recommend this charter, they were VERY accommodating. We were able to catch five fish in half hour.
Michelle  F.
Michelle F.
Southpaw Fishing Charters
Southpaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
We feel very appreciative for Captain Brad and mate. They were genuinely concerned that we have a good experience on our first deep sea fishing trip. They were knowledgeable and patient with us. Their passion for fishing is obvious. Boat is spacious, comfortable and super clean. We hope to be able to fish with them again.
Elsa  M.
Elsa M.
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(174 reviews)
The crew was very attentive and very fun. They showed us several different methods of fishing and we caught plenty of fish. We really don’t have any complaints. Would recommend.
Logan  C.
Logan C.
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(303 reviews)
The Goins family had a great time. We caught some great fish! Thank you for taking care of us! The deckhand was very knowledgeable, he knew his stuff! The captain was great too!
Rachel  G.
Rachel G.
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Captain Todd and GB gave us a great trip! As soon as we got out to our spot it seemed like we were on the fish. Between the 12 sharks we caught and then the sawfish at the end of the trip!!! It was non-stop action. Thanks again!
Gregory  G.
Gregory G.
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(380 reviews)
Check the review! Great experience. Caught plenty of fish despite the conditions!
Clint  W.
Clint W.
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(476 reviews)
First Class from the start! Whether we caught fish or not, these guys catered to us and made my family feel welcome. Captain Joe was super helpful and mindful of our experience, the first mate was very informative and a pleasure to be around! My wife, myself and our 2 Sons, 13 and 16 had a blast and we caught some amazing fish!! Highly recommend!
Michael  W.
Michael W.
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(303 reviews)
My family and I had a wonderful day with Jeff and Christian on the Corsair. It was thrilling to catch a handful of barracuda and the crew had such fun personalities. I would absolutely book this trip again!
Ann  M.
Ann M.
Outta Line Charters
Outta Line Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Captain Garcia was knowledgeable, patience, engaging and fun, He got everyone involved and all had the opportunity to catch fish. We even had a shark and 13 ft Cobia on the line that created some good laughs and great fishing! Highly recommend him to new or experienced anglers!
Jamie  M.
Jamie M.
My Ohana Sport Fishing
My Ohana Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(227 reviews)
FANTASTIC time on My Ohana! What a great experience with Tommy and Eric! Great time with some laughs and most importantly, reeled in some fish! Thank you for a great trip and we'll see you again next year!!
Lori  B.
Lori B.
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(476 reviews)
The fishing booker App was a joke and we had to contact the boat by looking them up directly because the app is useless and only create unnecessary confusion Crew was awesome and trip was fun we would book with this crew again
Dale  C.
Dale C.

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