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Florida Keys: 417 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Marathon
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Tavernier
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(60 reviews)
Summerland Key
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trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
Marathon
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Tavernier
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(26 reviews)
Stock Island
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trips from $900
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(68 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $695
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(300 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $900
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(16 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $795

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Florida Keys are: Full list of top fishing charters in Florida Keys

The average price for a private 4 hour Florida Keys fishing trip is $702, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,166 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Florida Keys that received great reviews from families are:

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

The top 3 fishing techniques in Florida Keys are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Florida Keys are:

Many fishing charters in Florida Keys 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 Florida Keys are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Florida Keys?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Florida Keys are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $616
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $752
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $900
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $1,000
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,300
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,362
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,873
  • 12-hour fishing trips – $2,200

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 27933 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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Bring a jacket and sunscreen. Florida weather can be unpredictable during winter. Make sure you have something if you are prone to seasickness it will make or break your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a jacket and sunscreen. Florida weather can be unpredictable during winter. Make sure you have something if you are prone to seasickness it will make or break your trip.
Connie  W.
Connie W.
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Joe. Joe and Jessica were both nothing but pleasant and accommodating.
Brian  J.
Brian J.
Don't worry about the weather or time of the year, you will have a great time regardless of conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't worry about the weather or time of the year, you will have a great time regardless of conditions.
Kasey  Y.
Kasey Y.
To book with your company cause your mates that run the boats are very friendly & now the area very well
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To book with your company cause your mates that run the boats are very friendly & now the area very well
Richard  L.
Richard L.
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.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S.
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.
Scott  H.
Scott H.
If you want to make sure you get fish, book with a charter boat that take multiple people and has a variety of hours to go out. Check the ratings and read the reviews.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to make sure you get fish, book with a charter boat that take multiple people and has a variety of hours to go out. Check the ratings and read the reviews.
Julie  M.
Julie M.
Go with experienced Capt like Fishizzle. Watch the weather and schedule your trip early during your visit in event conditions cause cancelling. Have better shot of a makeup day possibly. 3/4 day will be more productive. I prefer going AM as conditions tend to get worse with heat of the Sun. This is apparently not as hard and fast rule as I thought in KW.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with experienced Capt like Fishizzle. Watch the weather and schedule your trip early during your visit in event conditions cause cancelling. Have better shot of a makeup day possibly. 3/4 day will be more productive. I prefer going AM as conditions tend to get worse with heat of the Sun. This is apparently not as hard and fast rule as I thought in KW.
Scott  T.
Scott T.
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes! He is a very knowledgeable captain and also has a very experienced deck hand. They are patient, kind, and like to teach you their technique and provide their expertise so that you feel comfortable with fishing and to also enjoy your experience.
NATHAN  S.
NATHAN S.
Bring some sandwiches, some drinks, they’ll have coolers with ice. Bring some shoes with grip as you’ll be on a boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some sandwiches, some drinks, they’ll have coolers with ice. Bring some shoes with grip as you’ll be on a boat
Charles  K.
Charles K.
Absolutely! It was my first time and definitely not my last after that experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely! It was my first time and definitely not my last after that experience.
Alexandra  C.
Alexandra C.
Take the two hour backwater tour with Captain Jason Katsikas! Your guaranteed a great time and to catch lots of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the two hour backwater tour with Captain Jason Katsikas! Your guaranteed a great time and to catch lots of fish!
Elvira  U.
Elvira U.
Definitely depends on the month but the right captain will put you on fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely depends on the month but the right captain will put you on fish!
Sean  Z.
Sean Z.
It was very windy and a rainy time when we were down in the keys. Lucky we had a day when the weather permitted us to go out and fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was very windy and a rainy time when we were down in the keys. Lucky we had a day when the weather permitted us to go out and fish.
Lisa  R.
Lisa R.
We come down October-November every year and fishing has not been a problem in the keys
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We come down October-November every year and fishing has not been a problem in the keys
Autumn  K.
Autumn K.
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.
Bryan  M.
Bryan M.
It can be hot and miss in October between cold fronts and hurricanes, but my time there was phenomenal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can be hot and miss in October between cold fronts and hurricanes, but my time there was phenomenal
Jason  H.
Jason H.
Was a little wet due to the wind, so maybe bring a rain jacket. Otherwise be prepared for fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Was a little wet due to the wind, so maybe bring a rain jacket. Otherwise be prepared for fun.
Michael  D.
Michael D.
Book the full day trip! We hit so many different places and caught a nice variety of fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book the full day trip! We hit so many different places and caught a nice variety of fish!
Ashley  A.
Ashley A.
Be sure to check the weather and king tide as it affected us negatively, unfortunately.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to check the weather and king tide as it affected us negatively, unfortunately.
Josh  B.
Josh B.

Hooligan Sportfishing
Hooligan Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Captain Sol went over and above expectations to make our experience one to remember. We had the most fantastic time and would recommend this company to everyone x
Gary  B.
Gary B.
95FiveFishing
95FiveFishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
My second trip with Captain Nathan, can’t wait to come back next year. He’s an extremely experienced fisherman and a nice guy to boot. I had more fun on my two trips with him than I did all season back home. Thanks again!, Jason
Jason  J.
Jason J.
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Captain Pete Jacobsen
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(221 reviews)
Captain Pete and Matt were awesome to hang out with. Very knowledgeable about the area and they just so happen to be good about finding fish in their back yard. Good conversation, good times and tight lines. Thanks for a great time.
Brian  S.
Brian S.
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Booked a last minute trip day before. Captain confirmed a few minutes after requesting. Took me out to a spot where we were chasing juvenile tarpon, red fish, snook, and grouper. Caught a few reds and tarpon with lots of action in between. Couldn’t have asked for more on a quick 4 hour trip. Thanks captain!
Christopher  S.
Christopher S.
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(475 reviews)
First Class from the start! Whether we caught fish or not, these guys catered to us and made my family feel welcome. Captain Joe was super helpful and mindful of our experience, the first mate was very informative and a pleasure to be around! My wife, myself and our 2 Sons, 13 and 16 had a blast and we caught some amazing fish!! Highly recommend!
Michael  W.
Michael W.
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Captain Jay Charters 2 (Bay Boat)
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We did a 4-hour outing with Captain Ben. He was a great Captain and guide. He took us to three different fishing locations and walked us through multiple techniques and baits until we dialed in what the fish were into for the day. We ended up with 8 fish that were cleaned up for us to enjoy for dinner. We finished the trip with a trip to a sand bar to cook off in the water and enjoy some beautiful views.
Eric  T.
Eric T.
Aloha Boat Charters
Aloha Boat Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Ricardo has a bag full of bait, equipment, and locations to get action going!
Wayne  S.
Wayne S.
Lock It Up Charters
Lock It Up Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(171 reviews)
Had a great time on the water with captain Jason. We caught a verity of fish and his knowledge is very informative. We would definitely recommend him if you're looking for a great time on the water. Thanks Jason for a great memory!!
Bradlee  B.
Bradlee B.
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
AGM Fishing Charter Capt. Alex
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Alex is a fantastic captain and fishing guide. He works extremely hard to ensure the best trip possible. His skills and knowledge helped us to have an amazing day and a successful trip. We can’t wait to fish with him again!
Anthony  G.
Anthony G. Miami, Florida
Captain Jay Charters I
Captain Jay Charters I
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(239 reviews)
Great day of fishing. First time for allot of us. We would highly recommend Captain J
Jasmes  R.
Jasmes R.
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(300 reviews)
My family and I had a wonderful day with Jeff and Christian on the Corsair. It was thrilling to catch a handful of barracuda and the crew had such fun personalities. I would absolutely book this trip again!
Ann  M.
Ann M.
Miller Time Sportfishing
Miller Time Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(191 reviews)
We did a half day but managed to still catch a 45 lb Wahoo and Plenty of Tuna’s. Very professional run and would recommend to both family fun or anglers!
Tara  L.
Tara L.
Underwater Cowboy
Underwater Cowboy
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
We had a very successful day. We will definitely be back to fish with them again. We highly recommend. Thanks for a great day!
Charles  L.
Charles L.
My Ohana Sport Fishing
My Ohana Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(227 reviews)
FANTASTIC time on My Ohana! What a great experience with Tommy and Eric! Great time with some laughs and most importantly, reeled in some fish! Thank you for a great trip and we'll see you again next year!!
Lori  B.
Lori B.
Salty Morada Charters
Salty Morada Charters
Fishing charter in Tavernier
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
We‘ve had a great trip, switched locations when the fish weren’t biting as expected, caught a lot of fish and a few to keep! Kevin was super helpful and a nice guy to talk to! The boat ride was incredible too, we were literally flying through the keys!
Bjørn  L.
Bjørn L.
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(475 reviews)
The fishing booker App was a joke and we had to contact the boat by looking them up directly because the app is useless and only create unnecessary confusion Crew was awesome and trip was fun we would book with this crew again
Dale  C.
Dale C.
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(156 reviews)
Did an 8 hour tour. Day started with rough water but as our day progressed the water calmed. Caught several fish, but we wanted to catch BIG fish so GB and Pelican took us to catch shark. It was great, caught 12. The guys were great and showed us how. Highly recommend.
Connie  W.
Connie W.
Outta Line Charters
Outta Line Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(234 reviews)
Captain Garcia was knowledgeable, patience, engaging and fun, He got everyone involved and all had the opportunity to catch fish. We even had a shark and 13 ft Cobia on the line that created some good laughs and great fishing! Highly recommend him to new or experienced anglers!
Jamie  M.
Jamie M.
Beyond Blessed Charters
Beyond Blessed Charters
Fishing charter in Tavernier
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
We had a great time. Caught a variety of fish and my largest mangrove snapper. Highly recommend Capt Scott.
Charles  G.
Charles G.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(595 reviews)
The yellow jacks were hitting like crazy. It was like fishing out of a barrel. Also catching various groupers, but had to get them in quick before the barracuda and bull sharks got them. Even snagged onto a Goliath grouper. My son worked on that for a while until the line broke. Great day with Captain J.J.
John  B.
John B.