Key West Spearfishing Charters

Key West Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West: 25 fishing charters available
Stock Island
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trips from $1,000
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(4 reviews)
Key West
trips from $1,100
Stock Island
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trips from $600
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(19 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $900
Stock Island
trips from $850
Very good
3.8 / 5
(5 reviews)
Stock Island
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trips from $700
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Little Torch Key
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Little Torch Key
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Spearfishing in Key West

Blue seas, warm water, rich marine life… whatever you’re looking for from spearfishing, Key West has it. What seems like a paradise island at the end of the road gets even better once you take a dip in its seas. Load up a spear gun, and you’ll be able to get in on the action even more.

Key West spearfishing spots

With calm, shallow waters, a living coral barrier reef (the only one in continental USA), and access to the Gulfstream on its doorstep, it’s no wonder Key West spearfishing is legendary amongst spearos the world over. Everyone from complete beginner to champion freediver will meet their match here. That said, you can be sure that Key West spearfishing charters will make sure you’re never out of your depth.

Where you fish really depends on your ability level. Beginners will usually start off around the nearshore coral heads, small gatherings of coral near the shore in water that’s just 10 ft deep. Slightly further out, and the patch reefs are ideal for exploring the coral, maybe meeting Hogfish and Snappers on your journey. Watch out for Nurse Sharks!

Go five miles from the coastline, and you’ll be met by the Florida Reef. This is as beautiful as it’s made out to be, but that comes at a cost. Popular with divers, this line of coral is so frequently visited that the fish can get spooky and shy. But don’t let that put you off—larger Grouper and Snapper are there for those who wait. While you’re here, do your bit for the local ecosystem by hunting out the invasive Lionfish. This aquarium escapee is getting more and more dominant in the local waters, and spearfishing is the perfect method for keeping its population low.

Pro diver looking for more of a challenge? Key West can oblige. A boat ride 10-20 miles from the coast will get you in the Straits of Florida—basically, a highway for migrating fish. Out here in the open ocean, you can target the likes of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna. Freediving for these blue water pelagics is about as good as spearfishing can get.

Key West spearfishing regulations

There’s a variety of fish that may not be spear fished (Permits, Sharks, Snook, Billfish to name a few). Make sure you’re spearfishing with an experienced guide who will make sure you are keeping within the law. It is also not allowed within the no-take areas of the Florida Marine Sanctuary.

Key West
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,573 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Key West

Know the fish are there but sometimes not biting. That’s way it’s called fishing not catching. Know Captain Dave is trying everything to get you fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Know the fish are there but sometimes not biting. That’s way it’s called fishing not catching. Know Captain Dave is trying everything to get you fish
Christine  H.
Christine H. Stuart, Florida
Check the charters for what you want to do. There are many very experienced captains and crews waiting to make your day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the charters for what you want to do. There are many very experienced captains and crews waiting to make your day.
John  J.
John J. Scituate, Massachusetts
I highly recommend fishing the Keys once in your life as I have been fishing it many times throughout my life. There so many opportunities to catch species of fish, along with the weather being great the majority of the year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I highly recommend fishing the Keys once in your life as I have been fishing it many times throughout my life. There so many opportunities to catch species of fish, along with the weather being great the majority of the year.
Jerome  R.
Jerome R.
End of the year for a bit cooler weather, a little breeze definitely helped keep cool. Lots of water and sunscreen applied
Excellent
5.0 / 5
End of the year for a bit cooler weather, a little breeze definitely helped keep cool. Lots of water and sunscreen applied
Ben  L.
Ben L. Wilder, ID
Make sure to bring a hat, sun glasses and some water/Gatorade. Consider motion sickness pills if you have never been out on the water. Bring sun screen. Relax, have fun and enjoy your experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to bring a hat, sun glasses and some water/Gatorade. Consider motion sickness pills if you have never been out on the water. Bring sun screen. Relax, have fun and enjoy your experience!
David  C.
David C.
Definitely pay attention to the wind speed and direction the wind is coming from. Be open minded and just enjoy the ride. The ocean is a beautiful and terrifying place, so what you can to take it in.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely pay attention to the wind speed and direction the wind is coming from. Be open minded and just enjoy the ride. The ocean is a beautiful and terrifying place, so what you can to take it in.
Gina  F.
Gina F.
I have been fishing the lower Florida keys for over 20 years an Key West is my favorite
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I have been fishing the lower Florida keys for over 20 years an Key West is my favorite
Bill  G.
Bill G. Vero Beach, FL
You are in good hands with the Capt. and Mate on the Corsair II. They were awesome and made the entire experience enjoyable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You are in good hands with the Capt. and Mate on the Corsair II. They were awesome and made the entire experience enjoyable.
Judith  A.
Judith A.
It's very exciting and challenging. If you are a fisherman you know what I mean? ?
Very good
3.7 / 5
It's very exciting and challenging. If you are a fisherman you know what I mean? ?
Parvlakis  M.
Parvlakis M. Westlake, FL
Do a half day and get to understand the ropes. Then if you get what you expect go do more. Just do it!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a half day and get to understand the ropes. Then if you get what you expect go do more. Just do it!
James  L.
James L. Rossford, OH
April is a great time to go fish Key West. Message your captain. They know how to cater to your wants and needs
Excellent
5.0 / 5
April is a great time to go fish Key West. Message your captain. They know how to cater to your wants and needs
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Shinglehouse, PA
Mahi Mahi is one of the most beautiful fish to catch and incredibly great eating!! Look up Capt. Anthony Del Valle of the Sea Rebel. Great down to earth, knowledgeable captain!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mahi Mahi is one of the most beautiful fish to catch and incredibly great eating!! Look up Capt. Anthony Del Valle of the Sea Rebel. Great down to earth, knowledgeable captain!!
Ken  F.
Ken F. Ashburn, Virginia
Always get a captain that is very knowledgeable with the fishing conditions and puts the clients first.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Always get a captain that is very knowledgeable with the fishing conditions and puts the clients first.
John  C.
John C. Tangier, IN
Anglers should check with various charters and pick who fits their fishing style best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Anglers should check with various charters and pick who fits their fishing style best.
Kris  K.
Kris K.
There's great party boat fishing in Key West, as well as a large amounts of charters for big bucks, I fish on the Gulfstream VI most days I'm here but I also treat myself to a big buck charter occasionally, and I'm so glad I was referred to Reef Runner and their crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There's great party boat fishing in Key West, as well as a large amounts of charters for big bucks, I fish on the Gulfstream VI most days I'm here but I also treat myself to a big buck charter occasionally, and I'm so glad I was referred to Reef Runner and their crew.
Ted  R.
Ted R. Norwich, CT
Do a little research, everything is about social media nowadays. I've fished different spots in the states, and have not hesitated to use Fishing Booker, especially if I wasn't familiar with the area. They have yet to disappoint! Go catch some fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a little research, everything is about social media nowadays. I've fished different spots in the states, and have not hesitated to use Fishing Booker, especially if I wasn't familiar with the area. They have yet to disappoint! Go catch some fish!
Erik  T.
Erik T. Chicago, IL
Look up local fishing reports on fishing booker and other sources to figure out what you want to target based on what is happening at the time. Get a plan together in advance to see whats biting and always remember its called fishing not catching its not always going to be a slam dunk but having a knowledgeable Captain will make or break the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up local fishing reports on fishing booker and other sources to figure out what you want to target based on what is happening at the time. Get a plan together in advance to see whats biting and always remember its called fishing not catching its not always going to be a slam dunk but having a knowledgeable Captain will make or break the day.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. Belle River, ON
Be prepared for high winds - let you captain know if you prefer flatter water or are good with some rollers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for high winds - let you captain know if you prefer flatter water or are good with some rollers.
Paul  G.
Paul G. Westwood, NJ
Spring for a bigger boat with more amenities like AC in a closed in cabin, a head, and a captain's chair.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spring for a bigger boat with more amenities like AC in a closed in cabin, a head, and a captain's chair.
William  D.
William D. Fishers, IN
Go with a center console boat. You may have to move often to find your targets.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a center console boat. You may have to move often to find your targets.
Charles  A.  A.
Charles A. A. Brentwood, TN

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in Key West