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133 Fishing Charters

Key West Fishing Charters

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Key West: 133 fishing charters available

Reel A Salt

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

Jolly Roger II

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

Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(201 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $900

Easy Does It

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

My Ohana Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(100 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $1,300

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters

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

Fish Inc.

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(73 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $1,000

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33'

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

Fish Key West - The Coolcast

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

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(124 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $750

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Key West

The average price for a private 4 hour Key West fishing trip is $718, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,196 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Reel A Salt, Jolly Roger II, and Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West are some of the most popular fishing charters in Key West, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Key West.

Reel A Salt, Jolly Roger II, and Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Key West.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Mutton Snapper, and Great Barracuda. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Reef fishing, wreck fishing, and offshore 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 24785 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

Reel A Salt
Reel A Salt
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Caught somewhere around 12 Mahi, with 7 good size ones going home, and left a couple big ones still out there. Captain Hugh worked hard for us, getting us on fish and showing us how to use the gear. Took a third of the catch to the Hurricane Hole restaurant to be cooked up (which was great), and the rest is in the fridge. If I come back to Key West and am wanting to fish, would definitely use Reel Easy Fishing again.
Michael  M.
Michael M. GERMANTWN HLS, IL
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(143 reviews)
Great day fishing with a fellow family from WV! Thank you Hillbilly Hookers! We really appreciated the great experience.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Northville, MI
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(294 reviews)
Joe and his deckhand Joel were a great team! They put us on fish within the hour and we caught yellow tail, snapper, mackerel and barracuda! Would highly recommend them if you're looking to book a trip. Plus the boat has 5 fishing chairs!
David  S.
David S. Redmond, WA
Salty Goat Fishing Charters
Salty Goat Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
The trip was amazing! The crew was friendly, courteous and very helpful. It was a very awesome day!
Derick  N.
Derick N. Atlanta, Georgia
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(407 reviews)
Captain Joey led us to some really nice Mahi and Almaco Jack, cleaned the fish and cut them for us to eat. Definitely would go again
Jacob  M.
Jacob M. Tampa, Florida
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(145 reviews)
What an amazing day on the water. Capt. Cory and first Mate Marshall were awesome 😎 We charter the Cora Beth as a family gift to my Dad. With 12 adults and 8 kids everyone wrangled in fish. The kids had a blast and we all enjoyed making great memories on the water today! Thank you to a wonderful captain and first mate!!
Pamela  A.
Pamela A. Summerland Key, Florida
Fish Key West - The Coolwater II
Fish Key West - The Coolwater II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(219 reviews)
Great experience! Captain Mike dressed the fish and gave us recommendation of restaurant to cook it. Freshest fish ever! We will do this again!
Vicky  L.
Vicky L. Ripley, TN
Good Times Key West – 19'
Good Times Key West – 19'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain Tony. It was myself, wife and 6yr son. It's a great little boat and awesome to get out on the waters around Key West. After catching some bait we headed to the fishing grounds and were on the fish immediately. Having a 2HR fishing option is great for kids and spouses that don't enjoy fishing as much. We were always close to shore so no worrying about sea sickness. Would do it again.
Peter  R.
Peter R. Roswell, GA
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(201 reviews)
The boat might have some age but the experience was awesome. Captain Craig and Mate Lewis put us on a lot of fish and kept us very entertained. The 4 of us all had a great time
Eddie  M.
Eddie M. Sarasota, FL
Southpaw Fishing Charters
Southpaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Captain warned us of the slow bite at this time and still got us on. 2nd time with Capt. Brad this guy knows what's he's doing even though we caught the fish we did (alot of throw backs too short) he got us on some keepers. Alot more then what I saw from other boats. Recommend 100% great guys super clean boat. Won't disappoint!!!!!!
Jacob  R.
Jacob R. Savannah, GA
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(294 reviews)
Had a great time! Captain and first mate were great. Caught 35 to 40 fish with 10 or so keepers. Everyone will enjoy this trip!
Tyler  S.
Tyler S. Greenville, NC
Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II
Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Perfect boat for a 6 person trip. Cap and Eddie know their stuff so you’ll get fish. Recommend these guys. But try and book direct as the fishbooker site takes 20%+ from their take.
James  B.
James B. Key Largo, Florida
Outta Line Charters
Outta Line Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Armani is a wonderful guide! He’s been in these waters since childhood, very friendly, and like a marine biology lesson too! Very helpful, and at the end we stopped at a sandbar island and he grilled up our catch as delicious fish tacos!
Kelly  B.
Kelly B. Atlanta, GA
Reel A Salt
Reel A Salt
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Captain Steven was truly amazing! We went into the boating experience without many expectations except wanting to just catch some fish and he delivered! We caught 4 sharks, several snapper and ever a Tarpon! Unfortunately the weather was not the greatest but that didn’t hold us back. He constantly had several lines in the water for us so all sides of the boat had some bait. It was such an amazing experience! I highly recommend using them to have the trip of a lifetime.
Morgan  C.
Morgan C. Gainesville, VA
Dauntless–Reef Fishing, Snorkeling & Sunshine
Dauntless–Reef Fishing, Snorkeling & Sunshine
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
We had a great time. Captain Janis knows the spots for reef snorkeling and catching fish. Highly recommend.
Randall  R.
Randall R. Wichita, KS
Good Times Key West – 19'
Good Times Key West – 19'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(115 reviews)
Tony was our captain and he was great! Really easy going, knowledgeable and our overall experience was the best we could have! Looking forward to the next trip!
Ryan  W.
Ryan W. Mexico, MO
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30'
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(124 reviews)
We had a great time with Capt. Todd on a 4 hour trip! The wind was a little strong but Capt. Todd found the fish! We caught lots of snapper and landed a barracuda. Highly recommend!
Kyle  S.
Kyle S. Austin, TX
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(407 reviews)
Capt John had us on yellowtail snapper almost as soon as he anchored the boat. We moved a few times during the day and caught fish everywhere. Capt John had a clean and roomy boat. His knowledge of the area’s history was a plus. We will definitely fish with him again
Travis  C.
Travis C. Cypress, TX
Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(615 reviews)
My family and I were visiting Key West from South Carolina. We booked an afternoon trip with Captain Dave. The boat was clean. He was on time, the trip started out great, and got even better. Dave was an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable, and very personable. We caught a ton of yellow Jack, and a barracuda. At the end of the day Captain Dave filleted our catch and bagged it up for us. He was out absolutely outstanding. I would highly recommend this trip with Captain Dave.
Darren  G.
Darren G. Chapin, SC
Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II
Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
It was a great experience! Captain Gary and Edward did a great job getting us on the fish quick and keeping us on them!!!!
KARSTEN  T.
KARSTEN T. Perryville, MO

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