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

Florida Keys: 182 fishing charters available

Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(201 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $900

My Ohana Sport Fishing

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(100 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,300

Tail Gator Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(127 reviews)
Key Largo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(78 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $950

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.

Florida Keys
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Florida Keys

Booking with Capt Buddy of course plus sunscreen, water and the Keys attitude.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booking with Capt Buddy of course plus sunscreen, water and the Keys attitude.
Susan  B.
Susan B. Willow Street, PA
I’d highly recommend going with an experienced crew like the Cora Beth. They know exactly where to go and what to do to guarantee you catch fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I’d highly recommend going with an experienced crew like the Cora Beth. They know exactly where to go and what to do to guarantee you catch fish!
Alison  C.
Alison C. Lake Worth, FL
Check the fishing reports and be flexible. Fishing is usually good but you need a Capt that can adjust to the conditions
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Check the fishing reports and be flexible. Fishing is usually good but you need a Capt that can adjust to the conditions
Robert  M.
Robert M. St. Petersburg, Florida
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Decide if you want to fish the Atlantic Ocean side but make sure it is a calm day or the Florida Bay/ mangrove side which is quieter with different kinds of fish like snook, mangrove snapper sea trout, redfish etc.
Rick.  ?.  S.
Rick. ?. S. Dublin, OH
Check into the local bait shops and find out the current trends and locations for the best fishing because it is always changing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check into the local bait shops and find out the current trends and locations for the best fishing because it is always changing.
Connie  S.
Connie S. Big Pine Key, Florida
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The reef is almost a sure thing. Late afternoon shark fishing works too, winds were lighter.
John  H.
John H. Key Largo, Florida
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to adapt to the weather. Trust the captain's judgement. He fishes every day here.
George  S.
George S. Quarryville, PA
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect wind and change of plans but go anyway. A good captain will still put you on fish without beating you up or getting you sick.
Scotty  W.
Scotty W. Shinrock, OH
If you are fishing in February plan on the temperature being cooler and possibly very windy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing in February plan on the temperature being cooler and possibly very windy.
Donald  P.
Donald P. Rifle, CO
Book with a professional Sportfishing Captain so you can learn how to fish in the keys.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with a professional Sportfishing Captain so you can learn how to fish in the keys.
Ron  P.
Ron P. Gwynn, VA
I know that there are better times of the year to fish the Florida Keys but the fishing in late January 2022 was great. The advantage of fishing in January/February is the wonderful weather with air temperature in the low 70's and water temperature in the mid 70's.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I know that there are better times of the year to fish the Florida Keys but the fishing in late January 2022 was great. The advantage of fishing in January/February is the wonderful weather with air temperature in the low 70's and water temperature in the mid 70's.
Terry  T.
Terry T. Waynesboro, Virginia
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try all 3 if you can. In shore, Flats and reef to get a feel for the wide variety of fishing the Keys has to offer
Dan  R.
Dan R. Woodway, WA
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take Dramamine if anyone is prone to motion sucky, and Call Cowboy fishing!
Kristen  H.
Kristen H. Sugar Creek, MO
Had a great time fishing with captain Ben. Lots of knowledge of the area and how to target species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a great time fishing with captain Ben. Lots of knowledge of the area and how to target species.
Mark  M.
Mark M. San Juan
My husband has caught a Tarpon, nurse shark and a ton of mangrove snappers.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
My husband has caught a Tarpon, nurse shark and a ton of mangrove snappers.
Tisha  G.
Tisha G. Grain Valley, MO
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know that the weather can be unpredictable on the water and change quickly.
Tammy  M.
Tammy M. SUNNY ISL BCH, FL

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Florida Keys