Marathon

215 Fishing Charters

Marathon Fishing Charters

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Marathon: 215 fishing charters available

Riplines Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $600

Jersey Key Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $825

Callion Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(171 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $800

Captain Jay Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(184 reviews)
Marathon
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March Forth Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $650

Captain Buddy LaPointe

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(197 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $600

Just The Tip Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Marathon
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Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $825

Alliecat LLC

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $1,800

Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 31'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(142 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $795

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Marathon

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Marathon fishing trip is $698, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,144 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Marathon that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Marathon are:

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Many fishing charters in Marathon 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 Marathon are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Marathon are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $683
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $798
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $1,017
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $946
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,254
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,750
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,748

With an elaborate network of reef systems, the Gulf and the Atlantic splashing its shores, and the sheer number of species on offer, Marathon is a 13-island paradise that will meet your every angling expectation. Just hop aboard one of the many Marathon, Florida fishing charters dotted along the coast, and set out on an adventure you won’t forget.

With so many options, you’re sure to find an adventure that’s perfect for you. The shallow waters around the islands are home to Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, and different species of Shark. Hit the nearshore reefs and wrecks for some rod-bending action against Mackerel, Barracuda, Snapper, and Grouper, or head out further offshore for a taste of Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.

Depending on what you want to do, you can choose from a variety of trip options. A half day trip is the perfect family outing, exploring the waters closer to shore. A full day trip will give you enough time to sink a line at the reefs and wrecks and the deeper offshore waters, while an extended full day trip is a great choice for hardcore anglers looking to reel in the biggest specimens.

You can’t avoid fishing charters anywhere you go in Marathon! They’re lined up throughout the islands and just going to the nearest body of water will yield great results. All you need to choose is which side of the Keys you want to explore, and you’re all set!

Rules & Regulations

Fishing aboard a charter in Marathon is easy and convenient. You’ll have everything you need on board, and you won’t have to worry about licenses, as the captain will cover them. He will also make sure you’re always fishing legally, informing you of any regulations you need to know.

Marathon
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The depths of winter still see the gauge up in the mid-70s, with very little rainfall. The Marathon Reefs are incredibly active, with King, Cero, and Spanish Mackerel fighting the Snapper and Grouper for the bait.

February

By February the Sailfish are here in force, and large numbers of Bonefish arrive inshore, making for great flats fishing. Things also get busier on the reef, with big Barracuda showing their faces. Better break out the leaders!

March

The Original Marathon Seafood Festival is one of the biggest events in the keys, drawing over 20,000 attendees each year. Feast on lobster tails, stone crab, shrimp and more, and check out the market for local souvenirs.

April

Inshore fishing is dominated by Tarpon, and for the select few this poses the ultimate challenge in the form of the Marathon Invitational Tarpon Tournament. Offshore the Marlin arrive in force, as do the first few Swordfish.

May

The Marathon Offshore Bull and Cow Dolphin Tournament promises great fun this time of year, and the Marlin are hitting their best. Inshore, the Tarpon are joined by super-sized Snook, and the Bonefish are still biting hard. 

June

Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Sharks, and Wahoo all descend upon the keys to produce some of the best pelagic action yet. Down in the depths, the Swordfish are still waiting in numbers, so this is your chance for the trip of a lifetime!

July

The all-star offshore action is still in full swing in the hottest month of the year, making for some of the most exhausting fishing anywhere around. Inshore, the Tarpon tail off but the Snook stay strong, and the reefs are bustling too!

August

The temperature in August may hit the low 90s, but you can drop ten degrees if you go night fishing. The Swordfish hit their prime this time of year, so this can be a great time to target those deep-sea monsters.

September

The Bonefish are back, and doesn't the world know it! The Marathon International Bonefish Tournament kicks off in September, bringing anglers from around the country and beyond to test their skills against the Silver Ghost.

October

The rain finally eases off in October, and the temperature drops back to a sane 85. The Tuna are at their height this time of year, with Yellowfin and Blackfin biting well offshore, and the Tarpon and Snook are still filling up the shallows.

November

Permit, Pompano, and Speckled Trout all arrive just as the Snook and Tarpon leave (the world's nice like that sometimes). Jacks join the regular crowd of Snapper and Grouper on the reefs, and there are still Tuna offshore.

December

We can't think of a better place for the holiday season, with Kingfish and Mahi making for great trolling fun, and plenty of Trout in the shallows. The weather stays up in the mid-70s, so no danger of a white Christmas here!

Marathon Fishing Calendar

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Find a Captain with a first mate and book a six hour Offshore/reef/wreck combo. If you are going with children and/or females look for a charter book with a toilet. Try to get above a 30 foot boat.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Find a Captain with a first mate and book a six hour Offshore/reef/wreck combo. If you are going with children and/or females look for a charter book with a toilet. Try to get above a 30 foot boat.
Troy  S.
Troy S. Gladwin, MI
Go with a patient and helpful Captain, like Cap Booker, to help and teach you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a patient and helpful Captain, like Cap Booker, to help and teach you.
Patricia  S.
Patricia S. Key West, Florida
Booking with Capt Buddy of course plus sunscreen, water and the Keys attitude.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booking with Capt Buddy of course plus sunscreen, water and the Keys attitude.
Susan  B.
Susan B. Willow Street, PA
I know that there are better times of the year to fish the Florida Keys but the fishing in late January 2022 was great. The advantage of fishing in January/February is the wonderful weather with air temperature in the low 70's and water temperature in the mid 70's.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I know that there are better times of the year to fish the Florida Keys but the fishing in late January 2022 was great. The advantage of fishing in January/February is the wonderful weather with air temperature in the low 70's and water temperature in the mid 70's.
Terry  T.
Terry T. Waynesboro, Virginia
My husband has caught a Tarpon, nurse shark and a ton of mangrove snappers.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
My husband has caught a Tarpon, nurse shark and a ton of mangrove snappers.
Tisha  G.
Tisha G. Grain Valley, MO
Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.
Tammy  M.
Tammy M. SUNNY ISL BCH, FL
Book your trip today with Island Girl Charters you will not be disappointed!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip today with Island Girl Charters you will not be disappointed!
Mary  L.  V.
Mary L. V. Thornton, CO
With this company you cant go wrong. Captain Joe will make sure you have a great time. Expect to catch fish you might never have seen before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
With this company you cant go wrong. Captain Joe will make sure you have a great time. Expect to catch fish you might never have seen before.
Donna  O.
Donna O. Cleveland, TN
If you're set on catching one species of fish in particular make sure its the correct season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're set on catching one species of fish in particular make sure its the correct season.
Zach  K.
Zach K. Riverview, Florida
Still got a sunburn! Super calm morning fishing and comfortable weather, loved it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Still got a sunburn! Super calm morning fishing and comfortable weather, loved it!
Bethany  H.
Bethany H. Moreno Valley, CA
Make sure you tell the Capt what you want to do and he will make sure you get your fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you tell the Capt what you want to do and he will make sure you get your fish.
Rayniero  S.
Rayniero S.
Could be a beautiful choppy day or super flat like a lake. It's hard to predict.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Could be a beautiful choppy day or super flat like a lake. It's hard to predict.
Tracy  U.
Tracy U. Orlando, FL
July is hot and can be a slow time to fish. Be sure you know if your targeted fish are here when you plan the time of your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
July is hot and can be a slow time to fish. Be sure you know if your targeted fish are here when you plan the time of your trip.
Dan  W.
Dan W. Wixon Valley, TX
Do some research about the fish you want and when the best times to go during the year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do some research about the fish you want and when the best times to go during the year.
Erica  S.
Erica S. Groveland, FL
Take your time, fish in shore and near shore on your own, but make sure to take an off shore charter!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take your time, fish in shore and near shore on your own, but make sure to take an off shore charter!
Shenandoah  G.  S.
Shenandoah G. S. Rock Hill, SC
my first time fishing in Marathon....go to Ana Banana charters they will show you a good time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
my first time fishing in Marathon....go to Ana Banana charters they will show you a good time
James  P.
James P. Cape Coral, Florida
Get a guide like Captain Buddy LaPointe that knows exactly where the fish are running at any time of the year or day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide like Captain Buddy LaPointe that knows exactly where the fish are running at any time of the year or day.
James  W.
James W. Fort Mill, SC
Know that fishing is good but expect conditions to dictate what fish will be biting
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know that fishing is good but expect conditions to dictate what fish will be biting
Ron  H.
Ron H. Aurora, CO
Come have a great time. It’s the Keys, it’s always a great time because your not at work.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Come have a great time. It’s the Keys, it’s always a great time because your not at work.
Josh  E.
Josh E. Plattsmouth, Nebraska
If this is your first trip to Marathon, try and book your trip on Jersey Key Charters. We had an awesome day. The fishing was amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If this is your first trip to Marathon, try and book your trip on Jersey Key Charters. We had an awesome day. The fishing was amazing.
Kevin  O.
Kevin O. Middletown, New Jersey

Infinite Blue Charters – 30’Wellcraft
Infinite Blue Charters – 30’Wellcraft
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Awesome trip crew was the best!! Been on several fishing trips and this was definitely one of the best! Got a cooler full of fish including a big king mackerel!!! They were able to keep our 3 and 6 year old at bay while we slayed the fish! Definitely recommend them I’m sure they are the best in Marathon!! Maybe all the keys!!! Thank y’all so much!!!!!
Clay  W.
Clay W. Clover, SC
Captain Jay Charters
Captain Jay Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(184 reviews)
Captain Jay put us on the fish. Good Captain, good fishing knowledge and works to make a short trip worthwhile!
Ed  F.
Ed F. Tiger, GA
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Great morning on the Florida Bay. Capt. John was super knowledgeable, interactive with our 2 kids (9 and 10 yo), and friendly. The fishing didn’t disappoint either as Mackerel and Snapper were active. Oh, ask Capt. about the Great Hammerhead who made an appearance. I would highly recommend Capt. John!
Jim  H.
Jim H. Rochester Hills, MI
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Our family had a great time and experience, thank you to Capton and his helper
Erena  S.
Erena S. Hollywood, FL
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain Bill was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great trip. Highly recommended.
Mark  P.
Mark P. Merritt Island, FL
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Captain and Mate worked very hard to keep us on the fish all day. Tons of fish and fun. Will definitely book again!
Marshall  M.
Marshall M. Lafayette Springs, MS
Jersey Key Charters
Jersey Key Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Quinn was great - served as captain and mate both. Caught around 30 fish and missed another 12 or so. GREAT TIME!
Michael  S.
Michael S. Sidney, OH
Captain Buddy LaPointe
Captain Buddy LaPointe
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(197 reviews)
Buddy was amazing. It was windy but he was able to get us through some chop smoothly with a 3 and 4 year old on board. He put us in a couple of spots blocked by the wind and we were able to catch lots of fish. He was great with my children and I highly recommend Buddy for anyone looking for a good trip.
James  T.
James T. Heath, TX
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Captain Robert and First Mate Dalton made our trip a fun and enjoyable experience. They were willing to bring us out even when other boats were shying away because of the weather, and while the seas weren't great they still managed to put us on fish and make sure our trip was as good as it could be. I would 100% recommend taking a trip out with them any time!
Randy  P.
Randy P. Melbourne, FL
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Outstanding time with Infinite Blue Charters!! Everyone had fun, enjoyed themselves! We're already planning our next trip with them!!
Charles  L.
Charles L. Coral Springs, FL
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
We had an amazing time at sea for our first charter! We were able to bring in at least 20 fish and ate the best Cero Mackerel for lunch when we got home. He filleted the fish on the dock and wrapped it up for us as well.We’ve never tasted fresher fish in our lives! The boat was super comfortable and had everything equipped. I cannot wait to come back and fish with Captain John again in May!
Sheena  S.
Sheena S. St. Petersburg, Florida
Fishing Kings
Fishing Kings
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
The day started with us making our way out to the ocean, it started getting rough so the captain made a good call to turn us around and head to the bay. He wanted to make sure we were comfortable so we could have a good day of fishing. We had a very successful day of catching Mangrove snapper, Cero mackerel, Spanish mackerel, grouper and even a shark. Captain Isaac was very patient, helpful, and knowledgeable.
Kenneth  S.
Kenneth S. Pennsauken Township, NJ
Jersey Key Charters
Jersey Key Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Captain Mike was great and 1st Mate Justin was very fast getting all the lines back in. It was a great trip. We appreciated how both went the extra mile to make sure we caught fish.
Zachary  B.
Zachary B. Marne, MI
Captain Jay Charters
Captain Jay Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(184 reviews)
Great trip with Capt. Jay. Limited out on Yellowtail and hooked some dandies that the sharks got before I could get them up. Definitely recommend!
Richard  L.
Richard L. Fort Jennings, OH
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Amazing job by Rip and his mate, I paid a little extra for gas so we could go out to “the hump” but it was so worth it! Caught lots of black fin tuna, some yellowtail snapper, and a margate. They even cleaned all the fish and delivered them to us! 10/10 would recommend to anyone in Marathon
Amanda  B.
Amanda B. Vero Beach, FL
Fishing Kings
Fishing Kings
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
My husband and I had a terrific day with Izaac. He is incredibly organized, calm and easy to be around. Even put my husband onto a 7-8 foot Tiger Shark. We had a terrific time and definitely recommend him.
Brett  D.
Brett D. West Palm Beach, FL
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had the best morning fishing with Captain Alex! He did an excellent job of showing us tips and tricks & we were catching fish right away! We ended up catching 17 fish to take home in 3 hours and had a blast doing it! I would absolutely recommend booking a trip with Captain Alex!
Katie  N.
Katie N. Riverview, Florida
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Awesome trip, captain and Kevin were great. Knew exactly where to go and what to do. Highly recommend. Cleaned and brought my catch to my hotel room. So much more to brag about.... just book your next trip and find out. O ya, my trip was 11-12-2022.
Richard  S.
Richard S. Azle, TX
Jersey Key Charters
Jersey Key Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
We had a great time. Have chartered a few others in the past but this is the BEST. We fished for several types of fish but the Mahi and the Snapper was the best catch. If a fish wasn't biting Mike knew to move on. Our mate was fast and on top of the lines and bait. We will be booking again. Highly-qualified
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
Fishing Kings
Fishing Kings
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
A very friendly young captain Isaac who took us out do fishing mainly for Mangrove Snapper. All 4 of us took our daily limit. He was very patient with us and we all had an excellent time. Would recommend Captain Isaac to anyone fishing out of Marathon.
Ron  P.
Ron P. Miami, Florida

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