Florida Keys Offshore Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Offshore Fishing Charters

Top Florida Keys Offshore Fishing Destinations

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Top Offshore Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Offshore Fishing in Florida Keys

When your mind wanders to the Keys, you picture golden beaches and tropical reefs. But there’s plenty more on offer. Florida Keys offshore fishing charters will take you to some of the most prestigious deep sea fishing grounds in the world. With the Gulf Stream passing by, get ready to battle it out with monster pelagic fish. 

What to Expect

Situated at the crossroads of the Gulf and Atlantic, you can target migrating fish year round. With deep waters just 5 miles offshore, you can even catch a trophy on a half day trip. 
 
You’ll troll for majestic Marlin and stunning Sailfish, along with delicious Mahi Mahi and Tuna. While trips to the deeper waters may see you deep drop for some of the best-tasting fish around. 
 

The Upper Keys

The Upper Keys are mostly known for their rich inshore fishing opportunities. But there’s much more than that! Out of Islamorada and Key Largo, there’s plenty of prized offshore fishing. 
 
Summer through fall is the ideal time for a northern Florida Keys offshore fishing charter. This is Swordfish season. These deep-dwelling beasts put up one of the best battles in the ocean. Get ready for the fight of your life and a well-deserved treat at the end of the day. 
 

The Middle Keys

Within 30 minutes from Marathon, you’ll hit “The Humps.” These underwater canyons are a favorite haunt of numerous prized fish. Get your fish on as you troll for the usual suspects, while deep dropping may see you land a stunning Tilefish. 
 
Out of Big Pine Key, you’ll enjoy peace and tranquility in crystal clear waters. Relax before the bite of a Marlin, Sailfish, or Tuna brings you crashing back to earth with a splash, bang, and much fanfare when you land the catch of your dreams. 
 

The Lower Keys

Thanks to Hemmingway, Key West is synonymous with Marlin fishing. It’s no surprise, then, that some of the best offshore fishing comes out of the lower Keys. Within minutes, you can be in some of the deepest spots in US waters. 
 
Aboard a Florida Keys offshore fishing charter you can explore the Marquesas and Tortugas islands. The Marquesas are famed for their Shark fishing, giving you the chance to land anything from a Bull to a Mako on a full day trip. Head to the Tortugas on an overnight charter and spend as long as you want battling it out with a range of pelagic beasts. 

How to Prepare

Most Florida Keys offshore fishing charters will provide all the necessary fishing tackle and either bait or lures. Some captains may provide water to stay refreshed, but you should bring your own drinks and snacks, too. 
 
Offshore fishing in the Florida Keys is not for the faint-hearted. Beginners may be better off on a shorter trip, while avid anglers will love the chance of spending a full day or more at sea! One thing’s for sure, though: you’re in for a thrilling adventure no matter how long you spend aboard!
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Reviews of Offshore Fishing in Florida Keys

Great day fishing the gulf
Angel S. fished with Reel Easy Charters on September 26, 2021
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It was very hot! Stick with half days or at the most eight hours. We had scheduled extended day and am glad the Captain talked us out of it!
Family time ❤️
Tammy M. fished with Infinite Blue Charters on September 12, 2021
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Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.
1:00pm Half Day trip with Captain Troy
Meghan I. fished with Miller Time Sportfishing on August 8, 2021
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Morning trips are the beer time for fishing.
Half day trip
Mark F. fished with Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing on August 7, 2021
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Book ahead because charters fill up fast
Great Experience
Tom R. fished with Pirate For Hire Charters on July 30, 2021
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If fishing in July like we did, plan a morning half day trip. A full day trip will be extremely hot and fishing becomes more difficult as the day heats up. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
Perfect day on the water
Tammy K. fished with Bank And Bight Backcountry Charters on July 26, 2021
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You can never have a bad fishing day in Islamorada. Paradise and fishing...come on now. Highly recommend hitting the water and enjoying the sites and fishing!
July fishing trip
Mary B. fished with Fish Key West - The Coolcast on July 21, 2021
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Recommend 1/2 day trips. John our captain was great..very knowledgeable. Will do this again next time we're here. Thanks!
Fishing with Jim
Jon B. fished with Reel Therapy Fishing Charters on July 20, 2021
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Great trip! My son and Captain Jim bonded immediately. After trying to make me a fisherman, Captain Jim accepted failure with dignity . Luc and Captain Jim were able to catch enough Mahi to satisfy our taste for fish. If you want to learn about the ocean and learn how to catch fish, then Captain Jim is the charter to book. It was a pleasure to spend the day fishing with a man with similar old fashioned American values as myself. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS CAPTAIN JIM.

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