Marathon Fishing Charters

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Marathon: 241 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(281 reviews)
Marathon
trips from US $625
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(75 reviews)
Marathon
trips from US $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Marathon
trips from US $800
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Marathon
trips from US $750
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Marathon
trips from US $1,000
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Marathon
trips from US $1,200

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Marathon


The average price for a private 4 hour Marathon fishing trip is US $725, 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:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Marathon are:

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:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $350
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $600
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $794
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $650
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $998
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,469
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $1,175
  • 10-hour fishing trips – US $2,400

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
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Based on 28579 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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

April is windy so be ready for some lumpy days and even weather cancellations
Excellent
5.0 / 5
April is windy so be ready for some lumpy days and even weather cancellations
Fishing Kings
Fishing Kings
Use knowledgeable Captains! 5th Generation Fishing Charters is the one! They go above and beyond to take care of you at any cost.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use knowledgeable Captains! 5th Generation Fishing Charters is the one! They go above and beyond to take care of you at any cost.
5th Generation Fishing
5th Generation Fishing
Try to experience all different types of fishing. For us: Day 1 - 30 yellow tails, Day 2 - 3 Mahi Mahi, day 3 - 2 tarpon on, one landed (6’, 150#). Yes we got lucky but guides were awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to experience all different types of fishing. For us: Day 1 - 30 yellow tails, Day 2 - 3 Mahi Mahi, day 3 - 2 tarpon on, one landed (6’, 150#). Yes we got lucky but guides were awesome.
Ana Banana Fishing Company – 30' Grady White
Ana Banana Fishing Company – 30' Grady White
Book with Hennessy Sportfishing. He knows where the fish are at and can help you get what you want!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Hennessy Sportfishing. He knows where the fish are at and can help you get what you want!
Hennessy Sportfishing
Hennessy Sportfishing Tamarac, Florida
Light tackle, I was surprised how light we went. It was an absolute blast though.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Light tackle, I was surprised how light we went. It was an absolute blast though.
Hennessy Sportfishing
Hennessy Sportfishing
Prioritize the emphasis of your trip on enjoying the time on the water, the natural beauty of your surroundings, and the company of friends, family and interesting people rather than bringing in a trophy fish, and you’ll have a great experience…Remember that the best part of “fishing” sometimes goes far beyond just bringing in the fish…
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prioritize the emphasis of your trip on enjoying the time on the water, the natural beauty of your surroundings, and the company of friends, family and interesting people rather than bringing in a trophy fish, and you’ll have a great experience…Remember that the best part of “fishing” sometimes goes far beyond just bringing in the fish…
Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience
Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience
Weather only permitted us to go out 1 of 3 days, so probably not a reliable review on March fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather only permitted us to go out 1 of 3 days, so probably not a reliable review on March fishing.
Riplines Charters
Riplines Charters
If you are prone to getting seasick make sure to take something. Our trip today was very choppy but didn’t bother any of us. They worked hard to find us fish to catch and it was a success!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are prone to getting seasick make sure to take something. Our trip today was very choppy but didn’t bother any of us. They worked hard to find us fish to catch and it was a success!
Ana Banana Fishing Charters (Cpt JoJo)
Ana Banana Fishing Charters (Cpt JoJo)
After Bryce cleaned our fish, we brought it to Lazy Days Restaurant and had a great dinner! They cook your fish for you and it was incredible. Highly recommend it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
After Bryce cleaned our fish, we brought it to Lazy Days Restaurant and had a great dinner! They cook your fish for you and it was incredible. Highly recommend it!
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
It was much better than I expected. I would bring a windbreaker as it was very windy on water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was much better than I expected. I would bring a windbreaker as it was very windy on water.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Absolutely! It was our first time out in these waters. The crew helped every step of the way on best methods for catching lots of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely! It was our first time out in these waters. The crew helped every step of the way on best methods for catching lots of fish.
Manic Sportfishing 36ft Triple Motor
Manic Sportfishing 36ft Triple Motor
So many different ways to fish in marathon. But we wanted something that wasn’t too taxing on the wife and kids so we decided on yellowtail. We got plenty of fish, didn’t have to go 20 miles offshore and it was just an all-around awesome day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
So many different ways to fish in marathon. But we wanted something that wasn’t too taxing on the wife and kids so we decided on yellowtail. We got plenty of fish, didn’t have to go 20 miles offshore and it was just an all-around awesome day
Foodchain Fishing
Foodchain Fishing
On this charter, simply let the captain know what you’d love to do and he will make it happen! Hat, glasses, & good balance ;)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
On this charter, simply let the captain know what you’d love to do and he will make it happen! Hat, glasses, & good balance ;)
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Captain Robert and his mate, Dalton, are just incredibly patient, articulate and warm people who really help you learn how to catch fish. They have decades of knowledge you can rely on and the true patience of teachers who want you to have a great day. You are in excellent hands - novices and expert fishermen alike. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Robert and his mate, Dalton, are just incredibly patient, articulate and warm people who really help you learn how to catch fish. They have decades of knowledge you can rely on and the true patience of teachers who want you to have a great day. You are in excellent hands - novices and expert fishermen alike. Can’t recommend them highly enough.
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay,  Veteran Owned
Infinite Blue – 50’ SeaRay, Veteran Owned
Sport fishing is more April through August but there is still great fishing for great quality smaller fish. We took ours to lazy days and it was fantastic eating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sport fishing is more April through August but there is still great fishing for great quality smaller fish. We took ours to lazy days and it was fantastic eating.
Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience
Wet Tails Charters – Keys Fishing Experience
We had a blast fishing in March. Be sure to set your expectations for the time of year and you won't be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a blast fishing in March. Be sure to set your expectations for the time of year and you won't be disappointed.
Runaway Sportfishing Charters – Marathon
Runaway Sportfishing Charters – Marathon
Follow captains recommendations on what’s biting where. Coming with a fixed expectation of what you want to catch is not always going to work out so stay flexible and remember that the most exciting fish may be the hardest to catch. Even the best captains can’t always put you on the fish you want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Follow captains recommendations on what’s biting where. Coming with a fixed expectation of what you want to catch is not always going to work out so stay flexible and remember that the most exciting fish may be the hardest to catch. Even the best captains can’t always put you on the fish you want.
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Veteran Owned
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Veteran Owned
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, Veteran Owned
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Veteran Owned
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

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Marathon?

Infinite Blue – 31' Angler, Veteran Owned
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler, Veteran Owned
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Not to mislead anyone because the rest of the crew I’m guessing is amazing as our guide was, but Ben was very personable and patient with us as this was only our second charter. We ended up catching four different species of fish, got a good education, and enjoyed every minute of it.. well worth the money!! You will have good memories, fish to take home and a reason to come back! Enjoy fishing everyone!
Annah  J.
Annah J.
Manicsportfishing 31 foot Cabin A/C Bathroom
Manicsportfishing 31 foot Cabin A/C Bathroom
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(101 reviews)
Mission accomplished. We caught fish. Crew was amazing. Ate the fish we caught at Lazy Days, per Captain's recommendation. Five stars!
Mark  R.
Mark R.
Jersey Key
Jersey Key "Whitewater"
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(130 reviews)
Cap was great and my wife and I had a blast landing some snapper and amberjack. I highly recommend hitting the water with Quinn and Jersey Key Charters.
Patrick  L.
Patrick L.
Southern Sons Charters
Southern Sons Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Josh is da Bomb!! Knows his stuff, great guy and best of all, blood runs Big Orange!!
Doug  S.
Doug S.
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Veteran Owned
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Veteran Owned
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Captain Rob is a great captain. Got us right on this fish and kept us on them. 1st mate Dalton and the Captain helped keep us baited up and catching fish. They were super nice and a blast to fish with. Kept over fifty fish and Captain Rob did the best job cleaning and packaging our catch I’ve ever seen
David  C.
David C.
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Captain Jake was amazing! We are a family of 5 and my girls will keep this tour as one of the main highlights of our trip! We caught 50+ fish and Captain Jake spent over an hour filleting them for us to keep. Highly recommend!!
Mercedes  S.
Mercedes S.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
We had a great day fishing with Captain Bryce. He was very knowledgable and patient. He worked extremely hard to find us some fish to catch. We ended with a delicious snapper dinner caught by us!
Diana  W.
Diana W.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Very professional Captain and a wonderful time catching a variety of species. The highlights included a Blue Parrotfish and a 200 lb shark! Very family friendly atmosphere and the Captain let my son participate in all aspects of the catch. In addition, we got to see some Loggerheads… highly recommend!
Matthew  V.
Matthew V.
Callion Fishing Charters
Callion Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Clean everything! Pleasant guidance by the Capt. & great info on the fish. He put us right on the fish.
Patrick  L.
Patrick L.
Harmony Charters Flk Llc
Harmony Charters Flk Llc
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
The captain and first mate were excellent. They did their best to put us on some fish!
Brad  P.
Brad P.
Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2
Johnny Maddox Charters Papa 2
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Hit our limit on mangrove snapper! Caught small yellow tail snapper and hooked up a nurse shark, twice. Great afternoon with Brian!
John  P.
John P.
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler, Veteran Owned
Infinite Blue – 31' Angler, Veteran Owned
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Best part of the trip was fighting a big permit on the last cast of the trip!
Daniel  N.
Daniel N.
Jersey Key
Jersey Key "Whitewater"
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Charter is top notch. Clean boat. Great day catching snapper and then amberjack on wrecks. Recommend them to anyone, knows the water well and very personalable Captain. Will book them again.
Ron And Debra Gallaway
Ron And Debra Gallaway
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(281 reviews)
Capt. Des and Jake of Captain J were outstanding! They quickly put us on lots of fish. They were patient with the questions from my 13 year old son and taught him how to reel in a shark. I highly recommend them!
Frederick  D.
Frederick D.
5th Generation Fishing
5th Generation Fishing
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
10/10 recommend! Was worried when booking because there was only 1 review prior, but this was definitely a 5 star trip! Cole and Drake were awesome! Both VERY knowledgeable. We caught a LOT of dolphin. I think we came short of the limit but only because we wanted to go chase some tuna. We could’ve easily hit it. Everyone was very pleased with this trip, even with the waves being 3-5ft. Capt Cole handled it very well. Will definitely be coming back in the future!
Jacob  H.
Jacob H.
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Veteran Owned
Infinite Blue – 30’WellCraft, Veteran Owned
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We had a great fishing trip with Captain Robert and our mate, Matt. In spite of challenging conditions, they made sure we were comfortable and caught fish. The boat had all the amenities, including lots of shade, and the crew was knowledgeable and personable. We wouldn’t hesitate to book again.
Alice  S.
Alice S.
Saltnsun
Saltnsun
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(142 reviews)
Captain Jake did a great job. caught many fish during our half day trip. Even though conditions weren’t great he knew exactly where to find fish. He was good with our kids and made the charter fun for the whole family. I highly recommend.
Chris  D.
Chris D.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(281 reviews)
Cpt Dez and deckhand Jake worked hard to get us on the fish in rough water. We ended up with a nice mess of good eating fish. Thanks, guys!
Bob  T.
Bob T.
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Captain Jay Charters 1 (30ft Mako)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(281 reviews)
Fantastic. Capitan Ben was knowledgeable, personable, helpful. We had 1 experienced, 1 medium, and 1 new fishers and he gauged where to assist with all experienced levels perfectly.
Elizabeth  B.
Elizabeth B.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
Captain Kerry was great! Kept my family and I on the fish all morning. He was very helpful and incredibly knowledgeable, was able to answer every question our 12 year old through at him. Would definitely recommend!
Christopher  B.
Christopher B.

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