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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Excellent
4.6 / 5
(23 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $650
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4.5 / 5
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 32 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
96%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Sarah F.
Kensington, MD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Half day trip in the afternoon on April 15, 2022
It was our first fishing trip, Phil was very helpful with teaching my son what to do. I would definitely use this company again.
Sarah F. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22'
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Scott K.
Islamorada, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip with Captain Phil

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 25, 2021
Great trip.  Captain Phil did a great job not only putting us on fish all day, but multiple species, which really made the...
Scott K. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22'
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Ashley R.
Jacksonville, FL
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Tarpon Success

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Tarpon (Night) on July 24, 2021
Took 3hr Tarpon charter and was extremely pleased. Captain was engaging and informative with teen who really wanted to land...
Ashley R. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 22'
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John B.
Katy, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 21, 2022
John B. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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John B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 21, 2022
John B. recommends Fintastic Fishing Charters – 19'
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