Key West Inshore Fishing Charters

Key West Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West: 113 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(181 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(158 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $900
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(271 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(679 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(178 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $750
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(51 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(99 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(132 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $900

Inshore Fishing in Key West

No matter what time of year you head to the southernmost tip of the US, thrilling fishing awaits. It’s one of the few places in the world where you can catch Tarpon all year round, and boasts Permit and Bonefish too. These three make up the “Grand Slam” of inshore fishing – an honor for anglers everywhere. Step aboard a Key West inshore fishing charter and find out for yourself!

What to Expect

Incredible fishing awaits just seconds from shore. Even a four-hour Key West inshore fishing charter will see you fill the boat. If you want to hone your fishing skills, trips also last six or eight hours. Hop aboard and test your skills against some tough-fighting beasts.

Backcountry

For non-stop, rod-bending action, hit the backcountry. These waters are overflowing with feed that predators love to hunt. Sight cast in the clear water and go after anything from a monster Tarpon to delicious Snappers and Trout. 
 
The backcountry is the ideal place to learn to fish. The water here is calm and gentle, so you won’t get seasick! With the prospect of a bite every minute, you’ll be a pro in no time. Your experienced guide will show you how it’s done, while avid anglers will love the non-stop fishing. 

Flats

If you’re a seasoned angler then a trip to the flats won’t disappoint. Your best bet of landing the Grand Slam is in these murky waters. Utilize all your skills and cast without disturbing the spooky fish around you. As you feel the bite, you’ll know that you’re in for a thrilling battle. 
 
Most Key West inshore fishing charters take place aboard skiffs or flats boats. Your captain will power the boat with a push pole, allowing you to navigate even the skinniest of waters. You’ll mainly sight cast, so keep your eye out for boats with a casting platform. 

How to Prepare

You’ll want to cover up from the sun. Wear long sleeves, a cap, and bring sunscreen. Check with your captain if they provide water, but you’ll want to bring some snacks and drinks of your own too. 
 
If you want to go fly fishing, check with your captain if the gear is included. In most cases, you’ll be advised to bring your own. 
 
Everything else you need, including a license, is taken care of. So come and check out a Key West inshore fishing charter!
Key West
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,623 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Key West

Don’t cut yourself short on time. Our fishing trip was amazing. The waters around here are beautiful and for the most part extremely calm. Definitely a trip we will take again!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t cut yourself short on time. Our fishing trip was amazing. The waters around here are beautiful and for the most part extremely calm. Definitely a trip we will take again!
Richard  M.
Richard M. Greenbackville, VA
Had an amazing experience and caught a boatload of fish! Highlight of our trip to the Keys.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had an amazing experience and caught a boatload of fish! Highlight of our trip to the Keys.
Michael  S.
Michael S.
Know the fish are there but sometimes not biting. That’s way it’s called fishing not catching. Know Captain Dave is trying everything to get you fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know the fish are there but sometimes not biting. That’s way it’s called fishing not catching. Know Captain Dave is trying everything to get you fish
Christine  H.
Christine H. Stuart, Florida
Check the charters for what you want to do. There are many very experienced captains and crews waiting to make your day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the charters for what you want to do. There are many very experienced captains and crews waiting to make your day.
John  J.
John J. Scituate, Massachusetts
I highly recommend fishing the Keys once in your life as I have been fishing it many times throughout my life. There so many opportunities to catch species of fish, along with the weather being great the majority of the year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend fishing the Keys once in your life as I have been fishing it many times throughout my life. There so many opportunities to catch species of fish, along with the weather being great the majority of the year.
Jerome  R.
Jerome R.
End of the year for a bit cooler weather, a little breeze definitely helped keep cool. Lots of water and sunscreen applied
Excellent
5.0 / 5
End of the year for a bit cooler weather, a little breeze definitely helped keep cool. Lots of water and sunscreen applied
Ben  L.
Ben L. Wilder, ID
Make sure to bring a hat, sun glasses and some water/Gatorade. Consider motion sickness pills if you have never been out on the water. Bring sun screen. Relax, have fun and enjoy your experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to bring a hat, sun glasses and some water/Gatorade. Consider motion sickness pills if you have never been out on the water. Bring sun screen. Relax, have fun and enjoy your experience!
David  C.
David C.
Definitely pay attention to the wind speed and direction the wind is coming from. Be open minded and just enjoy the ride. The ocean is a beautiful and terrifying place, so what you can to take it in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely pay attention to the wind speed and direction the wind is coming from. Be open minded and just enjoy the ride. The ocean is a beautiful and terrifying place, so what you can to take it in.
Gina  F.
Gina F.
I have been fishing the lower Florida keys for over 20 years an Key West is my favorite
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I have been fishing the lower Florida keys for over 20 years an Key West is my favorite
Bill  G.
Bill G. Vero Beach, FL
You are in good hands with the Capt. and Mate on the Corsair II. They were awesome and made the entire experience enjoyable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You are in good hands with the Capt. and Mate on the Corsair II. They were awesome and made the entire experience enjoyable.
Judith  A.
Judith A.
It's very exciting and challenging. If you are a fisherman you know what I mean? ?
Very good
3.7 / 5
It's very exciting and challenging. If you are a fisherman you know what I mean? ?
Parvlakis  M.
Parvlakis M. Westlake, FL
Do a half day and get to understand the ropes. Then if you get what you expect go do more. Just do it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a half day and get to understand the ropes. Then if you get what you expect go do more. Just do it!
James  L.
James L. Rossford, OH
April is a great time to go fish Key West. Message your captain. They know how to cater to your wants and needs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
April is a great time to go fish Key West. Message your captain. They know how to cater to your wants and needs
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Shinglehouse, PA
Mahi Mahi is one of the most beautiful fish to catch and incredibly great eating!! Look up Capt. Anthony Del Valle of the Sea Rebel. Great down to earth, knowledgeable captain!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mahi Mahi is one of the most beautiful fish to catch and incredibly great eating!! Look up Capt. Anthony Del Valle of the Sea Rebel. Great down to earth, knowledgeable captain!!
Ken  F.
Ken F. Ashburn, Virginia
Always get a captain that is very knowledgeable with the fishing conditions and puts the clients first.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Always get a captain that is very knowledgeable with the fishing conditions and puts the clients first.
John  C.
John C. Tangier, IN
Anglers should check with various charters and pick who fits their fishing style best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Anglers should check with various charters and pick who fits their fishing style best.
Kris  K.
Kris K.
There's great party boat fishing in Key West, as well as a large amounts of charters for big bucks, I fish on the Gulfstream VI most days I'm here but I also treat myself to a big buck charter occasionally, and I'm so glad I was referred to Reef Runner and their crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There's great party boat fishing in Key West, as well as a large amounts of charters for big bucks, I fish on the Gulfstream VI most days I'm here but I also treat myself to a big buck charter occasionally, and I'm so glad I was referred to Reef Runner and their crew.
Ted  R.
Ted R. Norwich, CT
Do a little research, everything is about social media nowadays. I've fished different spots in the states, and have not hesitated to use Fishing Booker, especially if I wasn't familiar with the area. They have yet to disappoint! Go catch some fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a little research, everything is about social media nowadays. I've fished different spots in the states, and have not hesitated to use Fishing Booker, especially if I wasn't familiar with the area. They have yet to disappoint! Go catch some fish!
Erik  T.
Erik T. Chicago, IL
Look up local fishing reports on fishing booker and other sources to figure out what you want to target based on what is happening at the time. Get a plan together in advance to see whats biting and always remember its called fishing not catching its not always going to be a slam dunk but having a knowledgeable Captain will make or break the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up local fishing reports on fishing booker and other sources to figure out what you want to target based on what is happening at the time. Get a plan together in advance to see whats biting and always remember its called fishing not catching its not always going to be a slam dunk but having a knowledgeable Captain will make or break the day.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Belle River, ON
Be prepared for high winds - let you captain know if you prefer flatter water or are good with some rollers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for high winds - let you captain know if you prefer flatter water or are good with some rollers.
Paul  G.
Paul G. Westwood, NJ

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Key West