Captain
Alex Zapata

Member since August 2016 Miami, United States
Background
I guide fishermen on the beautiful flats of Biscayne Bay, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys. I have been fishing the waters of South Florida and the Keys for over 20 years. My goal is to show you a great time on the water. I’m a laid back and patient guide who will work very hard to make your day on the water a great experience. I'm always willing to work hard for your success, whether you are a serious hardcore flyfisherman, tournament angler or a beginner just looking to bend a rod. Smiles is what I fish for!
Techniques
Backcountry fishing, Flats fishing, flyfishing, sightfishing the flats, light tackle and live baiting. Flyfishing for tarpon, redfish, bonefish and permit is a specialty. I also offer freshwater trips in the Miami urban canals for peacock bass and exotics. Fly casting lessons and workshops available upon request.

Hey, I'm Captain Alex Zapata

Miami, United States
Background
I guide fishermen on the beautiful flats of Biscayne Bay, the Everglades, and the Florida Keys. I have been fishing the waters of South Florida and the Keys for over 20 years. My goal is to show you a great time on the water. I’m a laid back and patient guide who will work very hard to make your day on the water a great experience. I'm always willing to work hard for your success, whether you are a serious hardcore flyfisherman, tournament angler or a beginner just looking to bend a rod. Smiles is what I fish for!
Techniques
Backcountry fishing, Flats fishing, flyfishing, sightfishing the flats, light tackle and live baiting. Flyfishing for tarpon, redfish, bonefish and permit is a specialty. I also offer freshwater trips in the Miami urban canals for peacock bass and exotics. Fly casting lessons and workshops available upon request.

My Charter Listing

Silverking Charters

5 reviews
Miami
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Fishing Reports

October-November fishing report

November 27, 2019

October / November Everglades fishing report Capt. Alex Zapata November 27, 2019 Flamingo - Saltwater Fishing Report Greetings to all, it's been a while since my last report and is time to catch up with all you guys. I'm… Read Full Report →


Late summer flats fishing report

August 01, 2019

The fishing in Biscayne bay was excellent in August to say the least. The highlight of the month was definitely the strong bonefishing we've been having. There have been some giant bonefish around, actively cruising, mudding and tailing in… Read Full Report →


Everglades fishing

December 01, 2018

Mild weather conditions for the past few weeks have kept the fishing in the park very good to say the least. I've been primarily poling my skiff in very skinny water, sight fishing with clients after snook, redfish and… Read Full Report →


Miami fun fishing

November 28, 2018

Biscayne Bay has been providing good catches for anglers looking for steady rod bending action. The best fishing has been and still is snapper fishing along with barracuda, yellow jacks and grouper. The abundance of bait has made my… Read Full Report →


The time for fun fishing

October 25, 2018

Capt. Alex Zapata October 25, 2018 Biscayne Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report I am a flats/fly fishing guide. There is nothing I love more than hunting fish from the back of a skiff with a push pole, sightfishing and… Read Full Report →


Flamingo fall fishing report

November 01, 2017

It's been a great couple of weeks fishing out of flamingo in the everglades national park. The highlight has definitely been the amount of Tarpon we have been on and also a good snook bite along the west coast.… Read Full Report →


Fishing after hurricane Irma and fall se

October 01, 2017

The entire estate of Florida just went through one of the worst natural disasters to date in recent history: the Hurricane Irma. After causing havoc and total destruction in the Caribbean, The Giant storm entered the Florida Keys as… Read Full Report →


Miami shark fishing

September 25, 2017

Shark fishing is one of the coolest and most exciting things to do while visiting Miami and the Florida keys. Sharks get constant attention in TV channels such as Discovery and National Geographic and without a doubt, are the… Read Full Report →


Windy days of bonefishing

October 24, 2016

Fortunately, South Florida wasn't seriously affected by hurricane Mathew, only leaving moderate rain, lots of wind and inactivity. For us, the fishing guide community, any major storm coming means charter cancellations and down time at the dock. Let alone… Read Full Report →


Biscayne Bay snappers, cudas and grouper

October 01, 2016

The fishing for snappers in the shallow wrecks and channels in Biscayne Bay is starting to get consistent and will only get better through fall and into winter time. we have been finding good size muttons, mangroves, yellow jacks,… Read Full Report →


Fall time bonefish and permit fishing

September 29, 2016

late summer and fall is my favorite time of the year for bonefishing, as the water temperatures start to cool off a bit, making the fish actively feed through the day. Fall is also the time of the year… Read Full Report →


Flamingo redfish and snook fishing

September 22, 2016

I'm sure that many of you have heard about the water quality issues, algae blooms and massive grass die off that we have had lately, in many areas throughout Florida bay. Several environmental groups and the Florida fishing community… Read Full Report →


Summer-early fall Bonefish and Permit

September 15, 2016

The fishing for bonefish and permit has been solid in Biscayne bay. We have been finding a good amount of tailing fish in the early Morning hours and cruising/muding fish through the day. Eduardo joined me for a day… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Flamingo fishing with Captain Alex
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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David I.
Katonah, NY
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Full Day with Captain Alex Zapata

VERIFIED   August 28, 2019
My friend and I went fishing in the Everglades with Captain Alex Zapata for a full day on August 28, 2019.  We had a great...
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Arlington, Texas
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Full day with capt Alex

VERIFIED   December 8, 2018
This was a day I promised my 11 year old and it really delivered,capt Alex is not only very knowledgeable but also a great...
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Denisse V.
Miami, Florida
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Flamingo fishing with Captain Alex

VERIFIED   March 10, 2017
Dad and 14 yr old son had an awesome, perfect day of fishing with Captain Alex - caught tarpon, snook, sea trout, jack, ladyfish...
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Ron M.
Miami Beach, Florida
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 28, 2018
Everything is what it should have been except the fish did not cooperate.
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Gerald C.
Parrish, Florida
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VERIFIED   February 27, 2018
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