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352 Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Fishing Charters

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Florida Keys: 352 fishing charters available

Salt Therapy Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(25 reviews)
Summerland Key
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(138 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750

Salt Creek Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Stock Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Key West Backwater Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(115 reviews)
Stock Island
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

95FiveFishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(153 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

Reel A Salt

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(196 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Riplines Charters

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

Florida Backcountry Fishing

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(206 reviews)
Islamorada
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

All Hanns On Deck

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(162 reviews)
Key Largo
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trips from $800

Jolly Roger II

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(330 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $900

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida Keys fishing trip is $680, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,133 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Salt Therapy Charters, Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30', and Salt Creek Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Florida Keys. Full list of top fishing charters in Florida Keys.

Salt Therapy Charters, Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30', and Salt Creek Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Florida Keys.

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

A tropical climate, stunning beaches, and amazing wildlife – these are the makings of a premier fishing place. Hop on one of many Florida Keys fishing charters and explore some of the most beautiful natural habitats in the US. Featuring 800 coral cay islands, the Keys are a unique ecosystem that’s sure to leave you breathless.

When it comes to fishing, the Florida Keys can deliver! This is a true year-round fishery where you can target pretty much any saltwater species from this part of the world. Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Jacks, are all awaiting inshore. The reefs hold great numbers of Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack, while heading offshore will see you reeling in Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Cobia, and many more.

Depending on what you want to do, there’s a whole host of fishing trips you can choose from. Half day trips are a wonderful way to spend time with your family and introduce your kids to fishing, while full day offshore trips are typically reserved for the more experienced anglers. Don’t hesitate to explore some of the specialized trips on offer, and make your own Florida Keys fishing adventure!

Fishing is a big industry in the Florida Keys, so it’s no surprise that you can find charters dotted along the islands from Key Largo all the way to Key West. In between, you’ll find them in Islamorada, Marathon, and Big Pine Key. Just drive down, and you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Rules & Regulations

Fishing in the Florida Keys is great year-round, but there are specific regulations when it comes to certain species. The best way to go about it is to book a trip with a reputable captain who’ll make sure you’re informed and always fishing within the law.

Florida Keys
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 25014 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Average temperatures in the Keys are around 70°F in January. Bonefish and Permit are biting on the flats so long as a cold front doesn’t scare them off. Offshore, it's time for the annual Key Largo Sailfish Challenge.

February

February is a great time to fish inshore for Redfish, Permit, Sharks, and Barracuda. Offshore, you’ll catch Sailfish and Kingfish. For a mixed bag and some guaranteed success, try hitting a few reefs close to shore.

March

Tourist season is in full swing in the Keys by March. The waters will be just as crowded, with Tarpon making their entrance inshore while Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi occupy the deep sea.

April

The backcountry is loaded with Tarpon, Redfish, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and much more at this time of year. Meanwhile, the deep sea is full of Wahoo, Tuna, large Mahi, and Marlin.

May

Flats and backcountry fishing are all the rage, with Tarpon taking center stage. Offshore, anglers are gearing up for the Florida Keys Dolphin Championship, the largest Mahi Mahi fishing tournament in the world.

June

Florida Keys flats fishing is spectacular in June. By now, the Grouper season is open in both Atlantic and Gulf waters, so get ready to fill your freezer! Offshore, you’ll hook into Tuna, Wahoo, and Marlin.

July

July keeps anglers busy with competitions like the Poor Boys Tarpon Fly Tournament and the Bacardi Key West Marlin Tournament. With clear waters and fair weather, this is an ideal time for long runs offshore.

August

Come August, things tend to quiet down in the Keys. Lobster season will be opening soon, and crustacean lovers everywhere are invited to come and celebrate at the Annual Key West Lobsterfest.

September

Fall is one of the best times for flats fishing in the Keys, with Bonefish, Barracuda, Snook, Redfish, and more biting vigorously. The reefs are bustling with Snapper, Grouper, and other bottom fish.

October

Many guides in the Keys take a vacation in October, so be sure to book a charter months ahead if you plan on fishing. Inshore fishing is outstanding in autumn, while winter game fish are arriving offshore.

November

November marks the beginning of The Key West Fishing Tournament, one of the most popular fishing tournaments in the Keys. This event lasts 8 months, open to anglers of any age or skill level.

December

Winter is a great time to set your sights on offshore big game fishing, with Kingfish, Sailfish, and Blackfin Tuna reaching their peak seasons. Or try fishing the flats between cold fronts.

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Absolutely try lobstering if you’ve never been. Our captain was amazing!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely try lobstering if you’ve never been. Our captain was amazing!!!
Rachel  M.
Rachel M. Milton, FL
Great place to come take in the history of key west. September is a good month for calm seas and good fun. Lobstering, reef fishing, and offshore are all good this time of the year on a good boat with a good crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great place to come take in the history of key west. September is a good month for calm seas and good fun. Lobstering, reef fishing, and offshore are all good this time of the year on a good boat with a good crew.
Chrystal  M.  A.
Chrystal M. A. Stephenville, TX
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
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Def book with Captain Manny. He was very knowledgeable and we had a blast.
Danelle  M.
Danelle M. Westland, MI
Be in top physical condition and be able to hold your breath for long periods of time. Make sure you are an avid swimmer, used to salt water, strong currents, and exotic ocean life. Make sure you have quality gear. This is a very physically demanding adventure that will absolutely cleanse the soul. This trip is for thrill seekers and risk takers. I am 55, a former athlete, and strong swimmer, and this experience certainly humbled me. I cannot wait to do it again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be in top physical condition and be able to hold your breath for long periods of time. Make sure you are an avid swimmer, used to salt water, strong currents, and exotic ocean life. Make sure you have quality gear. This is a very physically demanding adventure that will absolutely cleanse the soul. This trip is for thrill seekers and risk takers. I am 55, a former athlete, and strong swimmer, and this experience certainly humbled me. I cannot wait to do it again.
Luke  Z.
Luke Z. Powell, TN
Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look for a Captain targeting the type of fish you want to catch. Also understand the trip your booking meaning don’t hire a flats boat if you want to go off shore.
Roger  D.
Roger D. Tampa, 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’d highly recommend going with an experienced crew like the Cora Beth. They know exactly where to go and what to do to guarantee you catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’d highly recommend going with an experienced crew like the Cora Beth. They know exactly where to go and what to do to guarantee you catch fish!
Alison  C.
Alison C. Lake Worth, FL
Check the fishing reports and be flexible. Fishing is usually good but you need a Capt that can adjust to the conditions
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the fishing reports and be flexible. Fishing is usually good but you need a Capt that can adjust to the conditions
Robert  M.
Robert M. St. Petersburg, Florida
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Rick.  ?.  S.
Rick. ?. S. Dublin, OH
Check into the local bait shops and find out the current trends and locations for the best fishing because it is always changing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check into the local bait shops and find out the current trends and locations for the best fishing because it is always changing.
Connie  S.
Connie S. Big Pine Key, Florida
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
John  H.
John H. Key Largo, Florida
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
George  S.
George S. Quarryville, PA
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Scotty  W.
Scotty W. Shinrock, OH
If you are fishing in February plan on the temperature being cooler and possibly very windy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing in February plan on the temperature being cooler and possibly very windy.
Donald  P.
Donald P. Rifle, CO
Book with a professional Sportfishing Captain so you can learn how to fish in the keys.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with a professional Sportfishing Captain so you can learn how to fish in the keys.
Ron  P.
Ron P. Gwynn, VA
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
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Dan  R.
Dan R. Woodway, WA
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Kristen  H.
Kristen H. Sugar Creek, MO
Had a great time fishing with captain Ben. Lots of knowledge of the area and how to target species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a great time fishing with captain Ben. Lots of knowledge of the area and how to target species.
Mark  M.
Mark M. San Juan

FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
This charter was very well run. We had a large group with mixed skills and they made it a great experience.
Leslie  W.
Leslie W. Arlington, VA
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(456 reviews)
Caught mangrove snapper, yellow fin, jack crevalle, a 6ft. nurse shark, lost some large fish, and had some HUGE hits but couldn't get them up to see them, possibly one a goliath grouper that grabbed one of the snappers. Had a great time! Highly recommend trip!
William  W.
William W. Calhoun, GA
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(330 reviews)
Great captain and mate. Super friendly and flexible. Gave us a great opportunity to catch something cool out deep but then got us dinner at the end. It's fishing not catching, but we sure had a blast.
Justin  L.
Justin L. Fargo, ND
Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat
Grand Slam Charters – 30' Boat
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(94 reviews)
The fishing was tough but Captain Josh worked hard to get us on some fish. Great boat and gear. Will fish with Captain Josh again when I am back this way.
Dusty  W.
Dusty W. Bradenton, FL
Reel Smoker
Reel Smoker
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(42 reviews)
This was the best fishing trip I’ve ever been on! Captain Steven was amazing and was very helpful to me and my 3 teenagers. I will be a return customer!
Paul  S.
Paul S. Apex, NC
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(456 reviews)
Great day on the water! Captain Steve worked hard to put us on the fish. Delicious Yellow Jack for lunch cooked at Hurricane Hole, Mangrove Snapper for dinner.
Jeff  T.
Jeff T. Alexandria, VA
Snap Em Up Fishing
Snap Em Up Fishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(107 reviews)
Professional, courteous,. Great trp! Forgot to take pictures. You geur money's worth with Will. Great captain. Catered to my disability of not being able to bait a hook (tremors). I will book him again!
Thomas  K.
Thomas K. Lake Worth, FL
Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Had a great day on the water with Captain Dan. Put us on the fish and was very helpful with everything. Would definitely recommend Hooligan Sportfishing for your next charter.
Thomas  W.
Thomas W. Leland, NC
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Islamorada Backcountry & Offshore
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(43 reviews)
We go offshore to catch some nice fish! Jeff is really a professional Fisherman and captain! The trip was amazing!
Tim  W.
Tim W. Miami, Florida
All Hanns On Deck
All Hanns On Deck
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(162 reviews)
Great time with my two sons! Mahi, barracuda, snappers! Captain Justin and first mate Alex were so knowledgeable, helpful, and informative. Very successful and fun fishing excursion! Highly recommend and will go with them again next time we're in the Keys
Linda  B.
Linda B. Fairfield, CT
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Had a great day offshore with captain Andrew. We were able to hit some target species and had a great time with the crew!
Spencer  M.
Spencer M. Pompano Beach, FL
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
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(89 reviews)
We had a blast, GB and Todd were the best charter I’ve been on. Entertaining and looks for the best interest for the crew fishing. We’ll be back with out a doubt.
Eric  D.
Eric D. Charlotte, NC
Kekoa Charters
Kekoa Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(267 reviews)
Thank you Doc for being so kind, calm, friendly and helpful! You made our day and gave us all the best family fishing trip we could have hoped for. I highly recommend
Hilla  T.
Hilla T. United States
Nice Guy Charters
Nice Guy Charters
Fishing charter in Stock Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Did this to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday and had a great day with Captain Jeff! He really tailored the trip to what we wanted to catch. A local guy doing what he loves. Highly recommend experience.
Penne  B.
Penne B. West River, MD
Ivory Keys Charters
Ivory Keys Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
Great day on the water. Caught multiple species during our full day trip. Boat and gear were both very clean and well maintained. Captain Gary knows his area like the back of his hand.
Jeffrey  R.
Jeffrey R. Leaburg, OR
Capt. Conch Charters - Conch Too
Capt. Conch Charters - Conch Too
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
It was great! Caught our first pelagic species ! 15/10 would recommend everyone on board was great to be around and work with! Likely to come back and do it again and again!
Lane  D.
Lane D. Vanduser, MO
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
Reel Floridian Fishing – Key Largo
Reel Floridian Fishing – Key Largo
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
This was a great trip on the waters with Capt Andy. Thanks Reel Florida Fishing!
Faye  S.
Faye S. Miami, Florida
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