Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Top Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing Destinations

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Deep Sea Fishing in Florida Keys

It was Ernest Hemingway who popularized deep sea fishing in the Florida Keys. Now, locals and visitors from far and wide make their way to the Keys to follow in his footsteps, heading out into the Atlantic or up into the Gulf of Mexico.

Deep sea fishing in the Keys is fantastic no matter where you set sail. The offshore waters running all the way from Key Largo to Key West host Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Blackfin and Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel, Swordfish and a variety of enchanting Snapper and Grouper species.

In November, Sailfish, Tuna, and King Mackerel start showing up offshore, peaking between December and February. As these species start fading out in spring, they’re replaced by Mahi Mahi, followed by Blue Marlin in June. Anglers tend to catch more Swordfish during summer, too. December through February is a good time to target Snapper and Grouper on the reefs, then they move offshore from spring until August.

Since deep sea fishing in the Florida Keys is so popular, you’ll have no problem finding a local captain to put you on the bite. Full day trips are usually the best since you might have to go further offshore to reach the hottest spots. Shorter trips (6-hour charters) can also be productive, especially if you want to just check what’s biting.

Where to try deep sea fishing in the Florida Keys? The Bluewater comes right up to the Florida Reef. The Gulf Stream runs roughly 10-20 miles offshore, and 10 miles further is a chain of underwater mountains – The Humps. The Lower Keys offers access to the Gulf of Mexico.

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What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Florida Keys

Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
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Know what you want to fish. I have never fished the ocean, just the Great Lakes and wanted a real fight. Do you want quantity, or a quality fight? Know that going into your trip.
Brandon  S.
Brandon S. Britton, MI
Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
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Weather is excellent. Crowds are low so easy to get around. Food everywhere is excellent. And the fishing is off the charts. One of the best places in the WORLD. Islamorada offers so many places to stay from High End Luxury hotels, to mom and pop motels to camping and RV parks. You cannot go wrong.
Mick  K.
Mick K. Clifton Heights, PA
Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
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Do your research but definitely include looking up my ohana and give them look
Timothy  L.
Timothy L. Chelsea, ME
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!
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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!
Angel  S.
Angel S. Thompsontown, PA
Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.
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Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.
Tammy  M.
Tammy M. SUNNY ISL BCH, FL
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.
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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.
Tom  R.
Tom R. Lansdowne, VA
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!
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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!
Tammy  K.
Tammy K. McKinney, TX
Recommend 1/2 day trips. John our captain was great..very knowledgeable. Will do this again next time we're here. Thanks!
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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!
Mary  B.
Mary B. Granite Quarry, NC
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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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.
Jon  B.
Jon B. Martinsville, IN
Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
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Just relax and let the captain put yu right where you need to be to catch great fish
Bryan  S.
Bryan S. Highlands, Texas
Hire the Charters. They will put you on the fish. Inshore-Offshore it doesn’t matter.
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Hire the Charters. They will put you on the fish. Inshore-Offshore it doesn’t matter.
Christian  C.
Christian C. Orange Park, FL
Book your trip today with Island Girl Charters you will not be disappointed!
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Book your trip today with Island Girl Charters you will not be disappointed!
Mary  L.  V.
Mary L. V. Thornton, CO
Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
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Bring sunscreen and Off. Be yourself, be patient and enjoy nature and your loved ones.
David  W.
David W. Boynton Beach, FL
Even though we didn’t not catch our targeted fish we caught several different types l would recommend it
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Even though we didn’t not catch our targeted fish we caught several different types l would recommend it
Phil  M.
Phil M. Pompano Beach, Florida
Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.
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Check out Captain Scott, he is very knowledgeable and will find you fish. He is a great guide.
Joe  P.
Joe P. Inverness, FL
Beautiful crystal clear water, fish are plentiful but Mother Nature is not to be messed with. We saw a huge water spout touchdown not far from us for about 6-7 minutes. Storms come out of nowhere and the currents are strong. If you are inexperienced hire a guide
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Beautiful crystal clear water, fish are plentiful but Mother Nature is not to be messed with. We saw a huge water spout touchdown not far from us for about 6-7 minutes. Storms come out of nowhere and the currents are strong. If you are inexperienced hire a guide
Samuel  B.
Samuel B. Venice, FL
Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.
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Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.
Patrick  M.
Patrick M. Church Hill, MD
Go to the No Name Pub while there. the food is good and the place has a great vibe to it. Tarpon fishing under the bridge was excellent as well!!!
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Go to the No Name Pub while there. the food is good and the place has a great vibe to it. Tarpon fishing under the bridge was excellent as well!!!
Stoney  R.
Stoney R. Dallas, TX
With this company you cant go wrong. Captain Joe will make sure you have a great time. Expect to catch fish you might never have seen before.
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With this company you cant go wrong. Captain Joe will make sure you have a great time. Expect to catch fish you might never have seen before.
Donna  O.
Donna O. Cleveland, TN
I would recommend to definitely do your research on the type of fish you are planning to catch, bait and most importantly the fishing regulations of that area.
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I would recommend to definitely do your research on the type of fish you are planning to catch, bait and most importantly the fishing regulations of that area.
Nikita  B.
Nikita B. Syracuse, NY

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