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 $711, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,214 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 $588
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $786
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $650
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $976
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,471
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,175

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

It's worth the extra cost to have a boat to yourselves. Bigger fishing boats just don't give you the same attention nor the variety of fish to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's worth the extra cost to have a boat to yourselves. Bigger fishing boats just don't give you the same attention nor the variety of fish to catch.
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
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)
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)
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
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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Marathon?

Nite Life Charters – 22' Sea Fox
Nite Life Charters – 22' Sea Fox
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Cap Anthony was outstanding, great personality, and as an added bonus we caught fish. If I could give him 6 or 7 stars I would.
Dan  L.
Dan L.
Harmony Charters Flk Llc
Harmony Charters Flk Llc
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
We had a great time. Even though the fishing was challenging Caption Arthur still put us on some good fish. I would recommend this charter to anyone.
Mike  S.
Mike S.
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
Ben was great, Got us on the fish, very personable & acomidative, excellent day!
Chuck  C.
Chuck C.
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
Organisation parfaite . Arrivée directe sur un spot de pêche où les grands et petits ont pu pêcher beaucoup de poissons , puis route pour un deuxième spot . Toujours beaucoup de poissons . Observation de tortues et bouquet final avec la pêche d’un requin d’environ 80kg après un combat d’une heure . Au top . Les enfants ont des étoiles plein les yeux . MERCI
Hughes  D.  B.
Hughes D. B.
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Jake was awesome! From the time we anchored to the time we left we were on fish. Caught a lot of fish with the highlights being a big Goliath grouper and a 9ft nurse shark. Had some great tunes rolling all day to add to the great fishing. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Erik  H.
Erik H.
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(204 reviews)
Captain Jim was a great guide and had a very positive attitude while making trip enjoyable for us. He is very knowledgeable, has good equipment and tries to put you in a spot to catch fish!
Glenn  G.
Glenn G.
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(224 reviews)
We had an amazing day on the water today. Captain John was patient with the two kids (10 and 14), teaching them the techniques to catch different kinds of fish. We even got a 200+ lb nurse shark. Great day that we’ll remember for a long time.
Cori  S.
Cori S.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a great time with our Captain. Shad was really on the fish, and to boot was extremely personable and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go out with Captain Shad again!
William  R.
William R.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(261 reviews)
Great day on the water. Fish were a little hard to find at first, but Dez worked it and put us on em. Learned a lot….would repeat.
Seth  S.
Seth S.
KSC Sportfishing
KSC Sportfishing "Family Fishing Adventures"
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
My young teenage grandsons managed to pull in two massive bull sharks in short order. The crew was low key, friendly and professional . The boys were absolutely happy. Thank you.
Elspeth  S.
Elspeth S.
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(224 reviews)
John was the ultimate host/guide. My boys havent stopped talking about how much fun they had. Thank you for a very memorable day. Highly recommend John for anyone looking to get out.
Joe  C.
Joe C.
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(122 reviews)
Captain Jake went the extra mile to make sure we had an enjoyable experience. Fish were biting slow in several places and he made the necessary adjustments to make sure we found that sweet spot that eventually made our dinner of fresh fish so tasty that evening.
April  G.
April G.
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(122 reviews)
Captain Jake was awesome from the moment we stepped on his boat to the moment we stepped off. He thoroughly explained every part of the trip. We booked the shark fishing trip with him. He had us hooked on a shark within a half hour of us setting up. Very cool experience. We would recommend captain Jake. He was very accommodating, and very interactive and engaging in conversation.
Jesse  B.
Jesse B.
Captain Buddy LaPointe
Captain Buddy LaPointe
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(240 reviews)
We had a wonderful day. Fished multiple locations and caught fish where he said they were! He had lots of patience and gave great advice. Follow his lead, he knows were to find the fish!
Marcie  F.
Marcie F.
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
We had an amazing day fishing! Our Captain Ben was a fantastic guide. His enthusiasm made for a great day. He was constantly busy making sure that we had every opportunity to catch in all the locations we went. Highly recommend Infinate Blue Charters and would definitely book again with them.
Tim  L.
Tim L.
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(149 reviews)
Kudos to Capt Joe. He put us on fish while keeping our two teenage daughters engaged.
Rocco  T.
Rocco T.
KSC Sportfishing
KSC Sportfishing "Family Fishing Adventures"
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(14 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.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(261 reviews)
Dez did an excellent job finding fish. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. He explained everything very well on how to catch fish. We had a fantastic time and would highly recommend it.
Daniel  L.
Daniel L.
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Bathroom & AC
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
If you go to the Keys you must get on the water! Infinity Charters made it super easy and fun, even for inexperienced fisherpeople. Captain Robert is a great teacher and a very good fisherman. Thank you for the adventure!
Morgan  S.
Morgan S.
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(224 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.

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