Charter Operator
Fintastic Fishing Charters

Member since June 2016 Islamorada, United States
Background
Captain Mike Patterson started fishing at the tender age of 4 years old in a stream behind his house in Maryland and he continued to fish the state's diverse fishery as he was growing up. Although Captain Mike started his career as an electrician, he suffered an extremely serious accident at 26, when he broke his neck. Deciding from this point on to live his life to the fullest, he became a dive instructor and moved to Islamorada, where he ran a dive shop and led offshore fishing charters. Having enjoyed a successful career offshore, he decided to become a full-time backcountry fishing guide, entering and winning multiple backcountry tournaments. He's now been a fishing guide for over 30 years and, having fully recovered from his near-death accident, is determined to continue living his life to the fullest and to be thankful for every day he has on this earth. Captain Mike fishes with captains Chris and Phil. They are also amazing captains and will make your day on the water perfect.

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Islamorada, United States
Background
Captain Mike Patterson started fishing at the tender age of 4 years old in a stream behind his house in Maryland and he continued to fish the state's diverse fishery as he was growing up. Although Captain Mike started his career as an electrician, he suffered an extremely serious accident at 26, when he broke his neck. Deciding from this point on to live his life to the fullest, he became a dive instructor and moved to Islamorada, where he ran a dive shop and led offshore fishing charters. Having enjoyed a successful career offshore, he decided to become a full-time backcountry fishing guide, entering and winning multiple backcountry tournaments. He's now been a fishing guide for over 30 years and, having fully recovered from his near-death accident, is determined to continue living his life to the fullest and to be thankful for every day he has on this earth. Captain Mike fishes with captains Chris and Phil. They are also amazing captains and will make your day on the water perfect.
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My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $650
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(10 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $650
Very good
3.2 / 5
(2 reviews)
Islamorada
Trips from US $750

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (34)
BETTER THAN EXPECTED
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AM half day
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Caught fish
73%
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James T.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time in spite of the weather!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 4, 2024
Chris was determined to put us on fish and he did!  Cold front came through; windy early. Still Chris was not worried about...
James T. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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Steve B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Captain Phil

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 30, 2024
Captain Phil knew where to go and how to get us on fish. A beautiful day and a wonderful experience on the water.
Steve B. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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Yu Z.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

BETTER THAN EXPECTED

VERIFIED   Half day trip in the afternoon on January 10, 2024
Yu Z. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22'
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Brendan B.
Eagle, ID
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Morning trip with Captain Chris fishing near mangroves

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 5, 2022
Our family had a Great time with Captain Chris fishing for Mangrove Snappers and such.  All four of us caught multiple fish...
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Shawn G.
Auburn, AL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with captain chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 12, 2022
Tough day with wind, but captain Chris put is on fish! He was very knowledgeable about the area and explained a lot of what...
Shawn G. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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