Florida Keys Spearfishing Charters

Florida Keys Spearfishing Charters

Top Florida Keys Spearfishing Fishing Destinations

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in Florida Keys

Florida Keys: 58 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
Marathon
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(63 reviews)
Marathon
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trips from $695
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Little Torch Key
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Islamorada
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trips from $790

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 27,733 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Spearfishing in Florida Keys

Get out there! Great fishing Reef, Deep Sea and Backwater. Been a few times all good great fishing community.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get out there! Great fishing Reef, Deep Sea and Backwater. Been a few times all good great fishing community.
Piper  H.
Piper H. Orlando, Florida
Sure this is a safe first trip in the keys. The four hour trip is just long enough to catch dinner and still learn bout open water fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sure this is a safe first trip in the keys. The four hour trip is just long enough to catch dinner and still learn bout open water fishing
Mary  K.  D.
Mary K. D.
Water water water and big hats. And marathon bait and tackle is really a good shop.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water water water and big hats. And marathon bait and tackle is really a good shop.
AMy  N.
AMy N. Zionville, NC
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Bocas  M.
Bocas M. Lake Monticello, VA
Amazing time of the year to go fishing here in the Florida keys, Islamorada. Very quiet on the island as not many tourists are here. Weather is beautiful with little to no wind. Seas have started to cool down and the abundance of bait and fish is outstanding.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Amazing time of the year to go fishing here in the Florida keys, Islamorada. Very quiet on the island as not many tourists are here. Weather is beautiful with little to no wind. Seas have started to cool down and the abundance of bait and fish is outstanding.
Phill  B.
Phill B. Key Largo, Florida
Go with the locals - alot of them grew up here & know the waters, tides & gear best! Many are generation fishermen so they have lots of knowledge!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the locals - alot of them grew up here & know the waters, tides & gear best! Many are generation fishermen so they have lots of knowledge!
Tamera  J.
Tamera J. Fort Myers, FL
Easy to get to dock vs down town plenty of parking brand new dock and facilities
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy to get to dock vs down town plenty of parking brand new dock and facilities
Jerry  B.
Jerry B.
Let the captain do his thing if the fish will bite you will do a lot of reeling had a great time ! My sons and I
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the captain do his thing if the fish will bite you will do a lot of reeling had a great time ! My sons and I
Dan  H.
Dan H. Bethel Park, PA
The sun and heat are brutal. You may think you want to wear short sleeves and shorts but don’t. Long breathable pants and a breathable shirt would be best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The sun and heat are brutal. You may think you want to wear short sleeves and shorts but don’t. Long breathable pants and a breathable shirt would be best.
Aaron  L.
Aaron L. Tell City, IN
Reason its called the fishing capital of the world! What an amazing area full of life and different species. the fisherman's dream!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reason its called the fishing capital of the world! What an amazing area full of life and different species. the fisherman's dream!
Dan  G.
Dan G. Key Largo, Florida
Fishing is awesome and restaurants expertly cool up your fish! Can’t beat key largo for good fighters that are also delicious!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is awesome and restaurants expertly cool up your fish! Can’t beat key largo for good fighters that are also delicious!
John  W.
John W. United States
Inquire to what fish are in season and what fish you will be after as it depends on how long of a trip you book.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Inquire to what fish are in season and what fish you will be after as it depends on how long of a trip you book.
Tim  W.
Tim W. Thorold, ON
Don't eat breakfast or a meal before, wear sunscreen, bring drinks, use the bathroom before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't eat breakfast or a meal before, wear sunscreen, bring drinks, use the bathroom before.
Gregory  L.
Gregory L. Mahopac, NY
Make sure you hydrate before you head out! Coconut water or electrolytes! The heat will get ya!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you hydrate before you head out! Coconut water or electrolytes! The heat will get ya!
Zachary  O.
Zachary O. Carrollton, TX
One of the toughest months to catch fish so you need an experienced captain and mate.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
One of the toughest months to catch fish so you need an experienced captain and mate.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Weissport, PA
Book a trip with Captain Wayne this was our second trip with him very professional down the Earth expert cleaning fish there were no bones in it when I ate it
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Wayne this was our second trip with him very professional down the Earth expert cleaning fish there were no bones in it when I ate it
Robert  D.
Robert D. Punta Gorda, FL
He's an excellent skipper you make sure you have a good time. Couldn't ask for better
Excellent
5.0 / 5
He's an excellent skipper you make sure you have a good time. Couldn't ask for better
Mortgan  M.
Mortgan M. Auburn, WA
It was well worth it! We had a blast for our first deep sea fishing experience. Would definitely do it again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was well worth it! We had a blast for our first deep sea fishing experience. Would definitely do it again.
Shannon  M.
Shannon M. Fordsville, KY
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The islands are historically good for fishing. Water is beautiful and there are plenty of fish. Many choices of accommodations and restaurants. Very "laid back" beach town vibe. WE will definitely go back!
Randall  S.
Randall S. Estero, FL
I think a two hours trip is too short. Better go for the half day one. And be fast when you got something on the hook. Water and sun screen are vital.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I think a two hours trip is too short. Better go for the half day one. And be fast when you got something on the hook. Water and sun screen are vital.
Martin  S.
Martin S. Zurich, Zurich

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