Marathon Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Marathon


The average price for a private 4 hour Marathon fishing trip is US $708, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,216 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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

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The top 3 types of fishing in Marathon are:

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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Marathon?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Marathon are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $654
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $789
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $650
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $1,095
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,536
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,175
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $1,900

Fishing in Marathon

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 Fishing Seasons

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!

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What anglers said about fishing in Marathon

Check the weather before you go, the day before we went the winds were rough, but the day we went was perfect 8-10 mph winds. Water was a really clear and clean.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather before you go, the day before we went the winds were rough, but the day we went was perfect 8-10 mph winds. Water was a really clear and clean.
Fishpimp Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Fishpimp Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Fun to go if you are here this time of year but not best time of year for FL fishing, that’s not a captain’s fault.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fun to go if you are here this time of year but not best time of year for FL fishing, that’s not a captain’s fault.
Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience
Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience
100% would highly recommend. Great time. Laid back and very accommodating staff.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
100% would highly recommend. Great time. Laid back and very accommodating staff.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
For fishing numbers and convenience, ocean side might be better than Gulf side.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
For fishing numbers and convenience, ocean side might be better than Gulf side.
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
This was an inshore gulf trip. We were able to fish on a windy day. In January it’s windy a lot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was an inshore gulf trip. We were able to fish on a windy day. In January it’s windy a lot.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
January can be rough month with weather and what is biting. I felt I could trust them to recommend where to invest the time to put us on the fish that we wanted without pressure to even go out due to the sea conditions. We were comfortable in a not ideal day (5-8ft), but the boat and crew did great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
January can be rough month with weather and what is biting. I felt I could trust them to recommend where to invest the time to put us on the fish that we wanted without pressure to even go out due to the sea conditions. We were comfortable in a not ideal day (5-8ft), but the boat and crew did great!
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay,  Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay, Bathroom & AC
If you’re coming out to Marathon, be sure to use Diego at flat out fishing. He’s the best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you’re coming out to Marathon, be sure to use Diego at flat out fishing. He’s the best.
Flat Out Sportfishing
Flat Out Sportfishing
If you’ve fished on shore or in lakes before, a great first experience. If you’ve never touched a pole, may be a bit much with limited assistance since there’s only the captain, no mate.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If you’ve fished on shore or in lakes before, a great first experience. If you’ve never touched a pole, may be a bit much with limited assistance since there’s only the captain, no mate.
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
Seek Captain Dan out! He is full of knowledge and openly shares it! He will teach you what needs to be done to catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seek Captain Dan out! He is full of knowledge and openly shares it! He will teach you what needs to be done to catch fish!
Shark River Charters
Shark River Charters
Absolutely would recommend for first timers. Every person I dealt with from captain jays was positive and overall just made the trip beyond expectations.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely would recommend for first timers. Every person I dealt with from captain jays was positive and overall just made the trip beyond expectations.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Be sure you know what you're getting into. These fish are big and take work.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure you know what you're getting into. These fish are big and take work.
Noreaster Sport Fishing
Noreaster Sport Fishing
Excellent opportunity to catch fish in early fall. Temps are pleasant and any day on the water is better than a lot of other things you could be doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Excellent opportunity to catch fish in early fall. Temps are pleasant and any day on the water is better than a lot of other things you could be doing.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fish the Bay areas for variety. A GReat fishery for beginners or for someone who wants to target species.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Fish the Bay areas for variety. A GReat fishery for beginners or for someone who wants to target species.
Captain Buddy LaPointe
Captain Buddy LaPointe
First time fishing Marathon in October. Tuna bite was every bit as good as my previous trips in spring/summer. Mahi and other species were great too. Water was not crowded and we had our pick of captains. We'll go again in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time fishing Marathon in October. Tuna bite was every bit as good as my previous trips in spring/summer. Mahi and other species were great too. Water was not crowded and we had our pick of captains. We'll go again in October.
Just The Tip Charters – 34'
Just The Tip Charters – 34'
Water water water and big hats. And marathon bait and tackle is really a good shop.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water water water and big hats. And marathon bait and tackle is really a good shop.
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters Zionville, NC
Always book with charters that have the most experience they know the spots and the tides.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always book with charters that have the most experience they know the spots and the tides.
Captain Buddy LaPointe
Captain Buddy LaPointe Odessa, TX
Water in July is a little warm for fishing, but we still enjoyed our trip...but the warmer water was great for kids going down the slide and swimming.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water in July is a little warm for fishing, but we still enjoyed our trip...but the warmer water was great for kids going down the slide and swimming.
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon 2
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon 2 Galena, OH
A Captian who is knowledgeable about the area and fishing in changing water conditions (temperature, currents, and tides) is a must
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A Captian who is knowledgeable about the area and fishing in changing water conditions (temperature, currents, and tides) is a must
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako) Homestead, Florida
Bring hat and sunscreen. Our boat had a cover we could get under which was a life saver. Wouldn't go out without a boat with that type of cover, it made all the differnce
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring hat and sunscreen. Our boat had a cover we could get under which was a life saver. Wouldn't go out without a boat with that type of cover, it made all the differnce
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC Kathleen, FL
It was a very hit day, but this summer overall has been very hot. The water was amazing, very clear and beautiful green/blue.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a very hit day, but this summer overall has been very hot. The water was amazing, very clear and beautiful green/blue.
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay,  Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay, Bathroom & AC Waxahachie, TX

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Marathon?

Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(222 reviews)
Chaptain John was great! We were on fish from start to end and limited out on Spanish mackerel. We also had a huge bull skark on for 20 minutes before we lost him. I've been on a few charters and this was the best!
John  H.
John H.
KSC Sportfishing
KSC Sportfishing "Family Fishing Adventures"
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(13 reviews)
We had a great time on the water! We caught sharks and all kinds of other fish to take home and eat. We got tips on how to catch the fish and make them! Captain Eric was great and Captain Keith 1 and Captain Keith 2 were wonderful...especially with us inexperienced anglers!
Zelda  R.
Zelda R.
Manicsportfishing 31 foot Cabin A/C Bathroom
Manicsportfishing 31 foot Cabin A/C Bathroom
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(98 reviews)
We had a great time fishing the reefs outside of Marathon. We had a short run to the fish. We caught consistently, even for an afternoon charter. We came home with a few meals of filets, some great stories, and a captain and mate who feel like old friends. Really nice relaxing fishing trip.
Patrick  S.
Patrick S.
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay,  Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay, Bathroom & AC
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
We had a wonderful day fishing with Infinite Blue. Captain Robert and his mate were professional, hard working and knowledgeable. Whether you are an experienced angler or rarely ever fish you are in good hands. Their equipment and entire operation is held to good standards.
Kyle  W.
Kyle W.
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(118 reviews)
Captain Jake was fantastic, a lot of fun!! He tailored the trip to your liking, was very attentive to getting a catch, making sure you had live bait and line out!! He had great music and was fun to talk with!! He definitely got you on the fish. He recommended great restaurants as well where we had our fresh catch! Would definitely recommend going out with Jake...a perfect day!
DANIEL  H.
DANIEL H.
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Had a fantastic morning with my wife and son. We sat over a sunken wreck with loads of action and nearly snagged a few large sharks.
Tom  C.
Tom C.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(259 reviews)
Family for four first timers and our captain was helpful and patient and best of all we caught fish!
Brett  H.
Brett H.
Ana Banana Fishing Charters (Cpt JoJo)
Ana Banana Fishing Charters (Cpt JoJo)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
We had a great time celebrating a birthday with Captain Jojo! Four women with little experience all felt at ease using the equipment under his instruction. We quickly started catching fish! He tried a few different spots to try and get our “trophy” fish. We didn’t get it but not one of us left disappointed! When we got to shore he cleaned and filleted our fish and gave a great recommendation for where to go eat! I’d definitely tell other to fish with him!
Sari  G.
Sari G.
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Capt Carl is like boating with a friend that is an expert fisherman. Not only caught lots of fish, had fun doing it. Thanks Captain.
Donnie  W.
Donnie W.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(259 reviews)
Captain Dez and Jake were friendly, patient, and knowledgeable. Our family had a great time and caught lots of fish. Thanks again!
Kelly  H.
Kelly H.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(259 reviews)
What a crew. They made our trip fantastic good weather, good fishing and all and all out fun. Next time we are near. We will be with them again.
Joe  F.
Joe F.
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Captain Ben is great. Booked a half day. Morning started out a little slow but captain Ben worked hard to get us some fish. We ended up with a load of yellowtail and we were able to also get an amberjack later in the day before going in. We’ve gone to several guide services in the past but this one stood out. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for someone to go above and beyond to get on the fish. We’ll certainly be back.
Gary  H.
Gary H.
Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience
Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Ed and his son Michael. Very helpful with novice fishermen and both were a wealth of knowledge and encouragement. Would definitely book again.
Kevin  T.
Kevin T.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Battled the wind a bit but Captain Ben ensured us a good time and didn’t disappoint! Fun Fishin!
Jeff  L.
Jeff L.
Southern Sons Charters
Southern Sons Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
From the time we got on the boat till the time the trip was over Captain Josh treated us like family. His boat and fishing equipment is top notch, and our day on the water felt like a dream. Every spot we fished, the bite was on!!! We been planning this trip for many years to the Florida Keys, and to go on a dream fishing trip, and Josh was the Captain that made it happen!!I
James  H.
James H. West Palm Beach, Florida
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(259 reviews)
Book a fishing trip with Captain Jay Charter you will not be disappointed. Captain Des and crew was very knowledgeable and fun. Our family caught lots of fish and was a great experience.
Kenneth  R.
Kenneth R.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(259 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with Captain Dez! He got us right on some yellow tail and we caught a King Fish within a couple hours! We even got a Hammer Head on the line for about 10 minutes! We would recommend fishing with these guys anytime!
Bryan  L.
Bryan L.
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay,  Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay, Bathroom & AC
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
Captain Robert was knowledgable and super fun. We had a great day of fishing. A 60 lb Amberjack and a boat record 25 in Yellowtail. Came home with pounds of fish for the freezer. If you like to fish we highly recommend booking a charter with Capt. Robert and mate Matt! Looking forward to the next one!!
Gina  J.
Gina J.
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay,  Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay, Bathroom & AC
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(209 reviews)
5 stars all the way. I would highly recommend booking with Infinite Blue for your Marathon fishing trip. Captain Robert and Dalton were very fun, professional, and know how to catch fish. Our group of 4 caught a limit of Yellowtail and 1 nice Amberjack. Upon return, within an hour they had everything cleaned, bagged, labeled for us. Would definitely book with them again.
Todd  L.
Todd L.
Captain Wojo's Fishing Charter
Captain Wojo's Fishing Charter
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Captain Tom was awesome. As soon as our poles were in the water we caught fish after fish. We had the best experience and would HIGHLY recommend this fishing charter. The time went by so fast.
Shannon  C.
Shannon C. Akron, Ohio

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