Key West Fishing Charters

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Key West: 173 fishing charters available

Too Lethal Charters
Too Lethal Charters
 State licensed

Key West • 27 ft • 6 persons

It’s time to book a trip with Too Lethal Charters today! These guys are a dedicated crew of experienced fishermen who will do everything they can to make sure you have a safe, fun, and enjoyable day out fishing with them.

"Captain Scott was great. He found the calm water, as we requested." —⁠ Dixon,
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trips fromUS $800
Hooked Up Charters
Hooked Up Charters
 State licensed

Key West • 36 ft • 6 persons

Hooked Up Charters invites you to explore the fishing opportunities in Key West, Florida.

"Deep sea fishing off Key West has always been a dream and you couldn’t ask for better guides than Captain Jimmy and Bonnie." —⁠ Josh,
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trips fromUS $900
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
 State licensed

Key West • 50 ft • 6 persons

If you’re looking for some of the best fishing that money can buy out of Key West, Florida, you can’t go wrong with Corsair 2 Sportfishing.

"We had the privilege of 2 captains, probably because it was Easter Sunday." —⁠ Patrick,
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trips fromUS $900
 Federally permitted

Key West • 37 ft • 6 persons

100% guarantee fish or money back!!!!Key West has a fish with your name on it, so let Second Nature Charters help you catch it! With Captains Zane and Nathalie at the helm, you'll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

"So much fun!!!  Incredible crew and staff!  They fulfilled ever request we gave them." —⁠ Scott,
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trips fromUS $700
Key West Charter Fishing – Shallows
Key West Charter Fishing – Shallows
 State licensed

Key West • 19 ft • 2 persons

Make some memories in Key West and go fishing with Key West Charter Fishing.

"This was an awesome fishing experience.  Captain Blake turned us on to fish as soon as we started fishing." —⁠ Darla,
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trips fromUS $500
 State licensed

Key West • 25 ft • 4 persons

Easy Does It has the aim of providing you with an exciting adventure on the beautiful waters of The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

"My three friends and I went out with capt. Zac for the 4 hour sunset tarpon tour and had an incredible overall experience." —⁠ Brandon,
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trips fromUS $650
3rd Degree Charters
3rd Degree Charters
 Federally permitted

Key West • 28 ft • 4 persons

If you plan on fishing in Key West, look no further than 3rd Degree Charters.
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trips fromUS $900
 State licensed

Key West • 24 ft • 4 persons

Reel easy. Hop aboard the 24’ Yellowfin bay boat and see what all the fuss is about.

"Took my son and mother on a split tarpon charter. Captain Zac immediately hit it off with my son by playing music and sharing song selection." —⁠ Michael,
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trips fromUS $650
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
 Federally permitted

Key West • 39 ft • 6 persons

Key West, FL is home to some of the world’s most famous fishing grounds – what better way to discover them than alongside a captain who grew up exploring these waters?

"We went out in some tough weather and caught a bunch of mahi which is what we wanted." —⁠ Randy,
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trips fromUS $950
 State licensed

Key West • 30 ft • 6 persons

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters welcomes you to Key West, Florida.

"My husband and I did a 4 hour trip this morning,  previous to this our fishing experience was just some large lakes and ponds in NY, and a little salt water in florida." —⁠ Jake,
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trips fromUS $750
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Key West

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Fishing in Key West

Key West is the jewel in Florida’s sportfishing crown. Sitting between the warm shallows of the Gulf and the deep blue of the Atlantic, it’s a tropical paradise with an unbeatable mix of fish. Key West fishing charters make the most of this, tailoring trips for anglers of any age or experience level.
 
Key West’s flats and mangroves are full of fly fishing favorites like Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit. Wet your toes on a half day trip or stay out longer and target all three for an Inshore Grand Slam! You can find these fish spring through fall, along with plenty of Mangrove Snapper.
 
If it’s tasty fish you’re after, you’ve got to visit the reefs. Bottom fish for year-round residents like Snappers and Groupers, as well as Cobia and King Mackerel in winter and spring. Even beginners can fill their coolers on these trips, making them particularly popular on Key West party boats.
 
Then there’s the bluewater bite. Troll offshore for delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, as well as Blue Marlin in summer or Sailfish in winter. These are serious sportfishing adventures, and you need a full day and some decent skills to get the most out of them.
 
Feeling competitive? Take on other inshore anglers in the Del Brown Permit Tournament or speed into the blue for the Key West Marlin Tournament. Both of these events take place in July, but whenever you visit, you’ll find great weather and a ton of tasty fish. That’s what Key West is all about.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are included on all saltwater charters in Florida, both private trips and party boats. Bear in mind that most Groupers are protected January–April here, while Permit are catch-and-release only from April through July. Ask your captain for the most up-to-date information on seasons and limits.

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Key West Fishing Seasons

January

The weather is changeable, making flats fishing inconsistent. Backwater fishing sees calm waters and steady action. Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna are caught offshore, with occasional Mahi.

February

Windy conditions affect flats and offshore fishing. Sight fishing for Permit on the flats is phenomenal, backcountry fishing is still extremely good, and Cobia can be caught over the wrecks.

March

Warm breezes see the end of Winter in Key West. Permit fishing is still excellent and targeted in the March Merkin tournament. Offshore, big Mahi arrive. Tarpon is heating up in the backcountry.

April

The waters warm up: Permit move to the reef to spawn and Bonefish start to show in the flats. Shark fishing is very good. Offshore fishing is excellent for Sailfish and large Mahi.

May

Winds are light, fishing is amazing. The Tarpon migration is kicking off, with lots of big fish in under 3 ft of water. Go for a Grand Slam: Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit are all caught on the flats. 

June

Conditions are hot, humid and sweaty. The water is very clear on the flats - go for Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon in one day. Mahi fishing is excellent, with Marlin, Wahoo, and Swordfish also around.

July

Conditions are calm but still hot. Early morning and late evening fishing is recommended for catching Tarpon. Late in the month the lobster season starts for some light hearted fun. 

August

Both weather and fishing is hot. Waters are calm: tailing Bonefish and Permit are easy to spot. Offshore, the fish are smaller and less plentiful, but deep dropping and Swordfishing is good. 

September

The weather cools and the crowds thin. This is the best time of year to score a Slam on the flats. The weather can be unpredictable with hurricanes, but the fishing makes it worth while.

October

Late fall sees the reefs come alive. Large numbers of baitfish attract delicacies such as Yellowtail Snappers, Groupers, and Mutton Snappers, which then arrive in boats and on the dinner table. 

November

Reef fishing is still good but can be windy. Bonefish thins out on the flats but Permit is as good as ever. Sailfish and Tuna are caught over the reefs and backcountry fishing is excellent.

December

Windy conditions offshore and fewer species on the flats make backcountry fishing your best option. If you can get offshore, enjoy the good Grouper bite before the season closes in January. 

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