Florida Keys Spearfishing Charters

Florida Keys Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Florida Keys: 40 fishing charters available

Blue Dream Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(39 reviews)
Key West
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Nauti Tails Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Big Pine Key
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trips from $900

Livin' The Dream Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(4 reviews)
Little Torch Key
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Heavy Hitter Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $500

Spearfishing in Florida Keys

Grab your spear and experience the thrill of spearfishing in the Keys’ warm waters. Aboard Florida Keys spearfishing charters, you’ll explore stunning reefs, productive wrecks, and deep seas. Discover a range of beautiful underwater spots, catching plenty of delicious fish. 

What to Expect

This hand-to-hand combat is not for the faint-hearted – especially offshore. But Florida Keys spearfishing charters cater to all levels. Explore the calm backcountry, hit the reefs and shallower wrecks, or head offshore. 
 

The Upper Keys

All waters within 3 miles of shore in the Keys are considered “sanctuaries.” It is prohibited to spearfish here. In the upper keys, this means that you’ll have to head out to some deeper waters.
 
Out of Tavernier and Key Largo, experienced anglers will love the medium-deep waters of Pickles Reef. You’ll come across some monstrous Snappers and Groupers, giving you more bang for your buck as you look to fill the boat.
 

The Middle Keys

From Islamorada, Duck Key, and Marathon, the spearfishing opportunities are endless. The waters stay shallow for a lot longer, giving a wider range of spearfishing opportunities. 
 
Here, you’ll find more charters specializing in spearfishing, with a qualified guide on board. These will also include equipment, meaning you’ll have everything you need for a productive day.
 
Beginners can explore the reefs for Lobster to get a taste of spearfishing. If you have experience, then dive near wrecks such as the Thunderbolt or Adelaide Baker and spend anywhere from 4 to 10 hours testing your agility against Snappers, Groupers, and many more. 
 

The Lower Keys

Head to the southernmost point of the US for the widest array of spearfishing opportunities. Beginners can explore the shallow coral heads for delicious Hogfish. Hooking one of these dazzling creatures will leave you wanting more! 
 
The waters here get deep quickly. The more experienced among you can head offshore to battle some of the ocean’s most prized creatures. Near the Tortugas and Marquesas Islands, you’ll target Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo for a spine-tingling underwater experience.

How to Prepare

Before hopping aboard a Florida Keys sportfishing charter, make sure that you have everything you need. Check with the captain whether they provide the necessary spearfishing gear or if you’ll need to bring your own. 
 
Many captains don’t advertise spearfishing-specific trips but are happy to accommodate spearfishing. Contact them and let them know what you want out of your Keys adventure. 
 
Whether it’s big fish you’re after, or it’s your first time – a Florida Keys sportfishing charter is sure to get the pulses racing!
Florida Keys
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing 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

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