Marathon

214 Fishing Charters

Marathon Charter Fishing

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Marathon: 214 fishing charters available

Riplines Charters

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

Captain Jay Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(177 reviews)
Marathon
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Fishing Kings

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(179 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $494

Jersey Key Charters

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

Infinite Blue Charters – 30’Wellcraft

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

March Forth Charters

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

Callion Fishing Charters

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

Runaway Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $950

Just The Tip Charters

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

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

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Marathon

The average price for a private 4 hour Marathon fishing trip is $692, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,153 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Riplines Charters, Captain Jay Charters, and Fishing Kings are some of the most popular fishing charters in Marathon, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Marathon.

Riplines Charters, Captain Jay Charters, and Fishing Kings all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Marathon.

The most popular fish species you can target are Mangrove Snapper, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Yellowtail Snapper. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Reef fishing, wreck fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 25023 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!

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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
Can't say anything but book it. And offshore fishing, live the experience With Sundance charters out of Marathon Florida.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Can't say anything but book it. And offshore fishing, live the experience With Sundance charters out of Marathon Florida.
Neal  Y.
Neal Y. Erwin, NC

Just The Tip Charters
Just The Tip Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Booked 6 hour trip. Awesome time!!! Top notch equipment. Boat is spectacular. Clay and mop both extremely kind, polite, and professional. 4 adults and 1 child. Very good time. Tuna, wahoo, Rosie's, and the biggest Tile fish I've ever seen. Excellent setup. WE WILL FISH WITH THEM AGAIN!!! Everyone in our group had a good time. Highly recommend this outfit. Walt Dunn
Walt  D.
Walt D. Winterville, NC
Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 31'
Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 31'
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(139 reviews)
We had a good trip and limited out on tuna. The day started slow and still paid off
Chris  P.
Chris P. Gadsden, AL
Fishing Kings
Fishing Kings
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(179 reviews)
Had a great time on the bay side. Limited out on mangrove snapper had a barracuda bite .
Buck  S.
Buck S. Waterford, OH
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Booked 8 hours hump trip.Catched what i exactly wanted,enough tuna and couple mahi,Beautyful fish and amazing service,crew was really helpful,and the captain very friendly and cleaned all my fish,told me where can i bring my catch to cook and how to bring them flight back to chicago,got my catched made sashimi and nigiri at the near restaurant ,very tasty and fresh.it was a fun day,and will difinitely come back for next time ,highly recommended!Thank you!
Leping  L.
Leping L. Schererville, IN
Just The Tip Charters
Just The Tip Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Captain Jones and First Mate Clay made our trip most enjoyable . We caught many Blackfin Tuna at "The Hump" , a couple of Mahi Mahi , and caught some Rose Grouper in a 1000' deep drop , that we had never tried before . Friendly , Courteous ,Informative , and most Professional . THANK YOU !!!!
Dean  P.
Dean P. Haslet, TX
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
My father and I had a great day finishing. Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate in letting us get to the hump. We caught a variety of fish and they were filet and delivered to our place so we could enjoy them that evening for dinner. Would definitely book again and recommend Riplines Charters to my friends.
Ian  Z.
Ian Z. Littleton, CO
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Infinite Blue Charters – 31' Angler
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Ben is a great guy and was great to fish with. The bite was light but I did catch my first mahi and have enough snapper for dinner.
Sean  C.
Sean C. Daytona Beach, FL
Just The Tip Charters
Just The Tip Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
We booked an 8 hour day. Half of us got sick so we cut is short but the captain and first mate went above and beyond. Without a doubt exceeded any expectations we had
William  H.
William H. Kissimmee, Florida
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Had an amazing trip with Capt. Rip and Kevin. Capt. Rip is very accommodating and wants to make sure you have a great time fishing. Caught 4 Tuna and 3 mahi in the first 2-1/2 hours. They are both extremely friendly, and offered to clean and delivery our catch to our resort. We will definitely be booking a trip with him again!
Ryan  L.
Ryan L. United States
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Captain Booker was great. We had a wonderful time fishing and snorkeling. The boat was spotless, the price was right, and everything we needed to fish, snorkle and enjoy our trip was included. Didn't catch a trophy fish; we are inexperienced anglers, but we had a good time trying to reel them in. We would rent from Manicsportfishing again, and would request Cap. Booker.
Patricia  S.
Patricia S. Key West, Florida
Captain Jay Charters
Captain Jay Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(177 reviews)
Captain Jay was in constant communication leading up to trip. It was my wife’s first saltwater fishing experience. Captain Jay put us on yellowtail snapper right away and his expertise made her a natural (she caught the biggest fish). He’ll be our go to when visiting the keys!
Shane  W.
Shane W. Tiger, GA
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
For my birthday my wife and I took a sunset fishing trip with Captain Carl with Food chain fishing. We had a great experience on the water. We caught lots of fish, saw green turtles and saw three storms converge into one. We will go again.
Keith  S.
Keith S. Canton, Mississippi
Jersey Key Charters
Jersey Key Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
My wife and I limited out on yellowtail snapper. Captain Mike and deckhand Dylan were so kind to us, baited our hooks and took the fish off. When one spot stopped producing they moved and found the fish. Would definitely go back with them.
Barry  D.
Barry D. Indian Springs Village, AL
Jersey Key
Jersey Key "Whitewater"
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(91 reviews)
Had a good time, caught yellowtail and several other species during the reef fishing. Had some good hits but no fish working the wrecks. Enjoyed talking to Captain Quinn about the fishing in the area.
Don  M.
Don M. Sugar Land, TX
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon 2
Manicsportfishing – Pontoon 2
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(84 reviews)
Captain Booker was the perfect Captain. We caught all the snapper we could eat and then he put us on a big tarpon just for the experience of hooking a big fighting fish. He even baited our hooks and showed us the best way to catch the snapper. But perhaps most importantly, he kept us safe. When the weather suddenly changed and we had a lightning strike close by, he took us in to shore where we could continue to catch fish. Highly recommend Captain Booker!
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Clayton, GA
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Captain John was very knowledgeable, and knew exactly how to get us going catching fish. We started catching barracuda for shark bait, and and by the end of the trip everyone was catching shark. Great experience!
John  C.
John C. MEADOWBRK FRM, KY
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(164 reviews)
Capt Carl was awesome! He took us to a few good spots that we anchored on. My 5 year old daughter caught the 1st fish and was ecstatic. He made sure we had a new piece of bait In a flash. Very friendly and great trip with the family. Highly recommended fishing with Capt Carl.
Brent  V.
Brent V. Jupiter, FL
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Had a great day with the captain and his mate. Got on fish within 5 minutes of the start of fishing. Only had a couple hour gap in fish. Wasn't due to lack of effort from captain or crew. But ended the day with catching about 20 fish total. Plus a few more that got eaten or broke the line. Would definitely recommend captain rip.
Colton  S.
Colton S. United States
Captain Jay Charters
Captain Jay Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(177 reviews)
We did a 6-hour Inshore trip with Ben. We were searching for barracuda and shark, and found hundreds of yellow tail snapper instead! Can't always control where those darn fish are. We had a great time catching the snapper and even caught a few "keepers". It was a great day to be out on the water! Capt Jay was very professional prior to our trip, called, and confirmed times and dates. I would book again with Capt Jay!
Shannon  G.
Shannon G. Punta Gorda, FL
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(146 reviews)
Be booked a full day trip. The boat is people friendly. There is a lot of places to sit. We had a blast catching our limit of black fin tuna. Captain Mike is a very personable person. The customer service was awesome. I will definitely book with him again.
Robby  B.
Robby B. Dahlonega, GA

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