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Key West: 143 fishing charters available

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(84 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $7,457

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(67 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $9,027

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30'

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(135 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $5,887

Reel A Salt

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(186 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $5,102

Jolly Roger II

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(315 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $7,065

Easy Does It

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(447 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $5,102

Heavy Hitter Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $5,495

Fish Inc.

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(84 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $7,850

Flying Fish Charters - 17'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(33 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $4,317

Fish Key West – The Coolwater II

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(223 reviews)
Key West
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trips from HK $3,925

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Key West

The average price for a private 4 hour Key West fishing trip is $736, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,210 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters, Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33', and Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30' are some of the most popular fishing charters in Key West, Florida. Full list of top fishing charters in Key West.

Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters, Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33', and Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 30' all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Key West.

The most popular fish species you can target are Mutton Snapper, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and Yellowtail Snapper. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and spinning. Reef fishing, wreck fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Key West is the jewel in Florida’s sportfishing crown. Sitting between the warm shallows of the Gulf and the deep blue of the Atlantic, it’s a tropical paradise with an unbeatable mix of fish. Key West fishing charters make the most of this, tailoring trips for anglers of any age or experience level.
 
Key West’s flats and mangroves are full of fly fishing favorites like Bonefish, Tarpon, and Permit. Wet your toes on a half day trip or stay out longer and target all three for an Inshore Grand Slam! You can find these fish spring through fall, along with plenty of Mangrove Snapper.
 
If it’s tasty fish you’re after, you’ve got to visit the reefs. Bottom fish for year-round residents like Snappers and Groupers, as well as Cobia and King Mackerel in winter and spring. Even beginners can fill their coolers on these trips, making them particularly popular on Key West party boats.
 
Then there’s the bluewater bite. Troll offshore for delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi, as well as Blue Marlin in summer or Sailfish in winter. These are serious sportfishing adventures, and you need a full day and some decent skills to get the most out of them.
 
Feeling competitive? Take on other inshore anglers in the Del Brown Permit Tournament or speed into the blue for the Key West Marlin Tournament. Both of these events take place in July, but whenever you visit, you’ll find great weather and a ton of tasty fish. That’s what Key West is all about.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are included on all saltwater charters in Florida, both private trips and party boats. Bear in mind that most Groupers are protected January–April here, while Permit are catch-and-release only from April through July. Ask your captain for the most up-to-date information on seasons and limits.

Key West
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 24873 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

The weather is changeable, making flats fishing inconsistent. Backwater fishing sees calm waters and steady action. Sailfish and Blackfin Tuna are caught offshore, with occasional Mahi.

February

Windy conditions affect flats and offshore fishing. Sight fishing for Permit on the flats is phenomenal, backcountry fishing is still extremely good, and Cobia can be caught over the wrecks.

March

Warm breezes see the end of Winter in Key West. Permit fishing is still excellent and targeted in the March Merkin tournament. Offshore, big Mahi arrive. Tarpon is heating up in the backcountry.

April

The waters warm up: Permit move to the reef to spawn and Bonefish start to show in the flats. Shark fishing is very good. Offshore fishing is excellent for Sailfish and large Mahi.

May

Winds are light, fishing is amazing. The Tarpon migration is kicking off, with lots of big fish in under 3 ft of water. Go for a Grand Slam: Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit are all caught on the flats. 

June

Conditions are hot, humid and sweaty. The water is very clear on the flats - go for Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon in one day. Mahi fishing is excellent, with Marlin, Wahoo, and Swordfish also around.

July

Conditions are calm but still hot. Early morning and late evening fishing is recommended for catching Tarpon. Late in the month the lobster season starts for some light hearted fun. 

August

Both weather and fishing is hot. Waters are calm: tailing Bonefish and Permit are easy to spot. Offshore, the fish are smaller and less plentiful, but deep dropping and Swordfishing is good. 

September

The weather cools and the crowds thin. This is the best time of year to score a Slam on the flats. The weather can be unpredictable with hurricanes, but the fishing makes it worth while.

October

Late fall sees the reefs come alive. Large numbers of baitfish attract delicacies such as Yellowtail Snappers, Groupers, and Mutton Snappers, which then arrive in boats and on the dinner table. 

November

Reef fishing is still good but can be windy. Bonefish thins out on the flats but Permit is as good as ever. Sailfish and Tuna are caught over the reefs and backcountry fishing is excellent.

December

Windy conditions offshore and fewer species on the flats make backcountry fishing your best option. If you can get offshore, enjoy the good Grouper bite before the season closes in January. 

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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
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
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
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
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
Recommend 1/2 day trips. John our captain was great..very knowledgeable. Will do this again next time we're here. Thanks!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
Hire the Charters. They will put you on the fish. Inshore-Offshore it doesn’t matter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire the Charters. They will put you on the fish. Inshore-Offshore it doesn’t matter.
Christian  C.
Christian C. Orange Park, FL
Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open minded about what you catch. Don’t limit yourself to a particular species of fish.
Patrick  M.
Patrick M. Church Hill, MD
We did a snorkel and sightseeing trip with this charter and they did the most amazing trip for us could not have asked for a better trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We did a snorkel and sightseeing trip with this charter and they did the most amazing trip for us could not have asked for a better trip.
Richard  F.
Richard F. Chicago, IL
Sometimes the fish aren't biting. There are no guarantees. Enjoy the view and the scenery and conversation if nothing else.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fish aren't biting. There are no guarantees. Enjoy the view and the scenery and conversation if nothing else.
Matt  S.
Matt S. Key West, FL
Sunscreen!!!! Also, have an idea of what type of fishing you’d like to do before booking and heading out, that way your captain can get you to the best spot!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen!!!! Also, have an idea of what type of fishing you’d like to do before booking and heading out, that way your captain can get you to the best spot!
Kate  Z.
Kate Z. Perrysburg, OH
Be ready to catch some fish. By hiring a guide, you have everything you need at your fingertips.... Bait, tackle, water and a nice boat to get you onto the water. Morning fishing is probably the best, as the afternoons can be extra steamy and fish may be sluggish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to catch some fish. By hiring a guide, you have everything you need at your fingertips.... Bait, tackle, water and a nice boat to get you onto the water. Morning fishing is probably the best, as the afternoons can be extra steamy and fish may be sluggish.
Judy  O.
Judy O. Savannah, GA
The weather was amazing and fishing the back country was amazing! Highly recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather was amazing and fishing the back country was amazing! Highly recommend.
Asterios  H.
Asterios H. Miami, FL
Book your trip with a Captain who knows the area and Captain Russ has been in the Key West area fishing his entire life.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with a Captain who knows the area and Captain Russ has been in the Key West area fishing his entire life.
Tony  D.
Tony D. Boca Raton, Florida
Make sure you have something to put on to cover your skin from the sun...our Florida sun is hot in August!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have something to put on to cover your skin from the sun...our Florida sun is hot in August!!
Rebecca  M.
Rebecca M. St. Petersburg, FL
You are lucky if you get Josh as your captain. Top notch professional and a good person to know
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You are lucky if you get Josh as your captain. Top notch professional and a good person to know
Stephen  T.
Stephen T. Austin, TX
Focus on enjoying the experience of your Captain and you’ll finish the day with great fish & memories.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Focus on enjoying the experience of your Captain and you’ll finish the day with great fish & memories.
Christian  B.
Christian B. Richmond, CA
the only thing I can say is book the right charter.....cowboy sportfishing charters
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the only thing I can say is book the right charter.....cowboy sportfishing charters
Scott  H.
Scott H. New Smyrna Beach, FL

Reel A Salt
Reel A Salt
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(186 reviews)
Absolutely amazing trip with captain Zac I am definitely going again down here.
Kaleb  D.
Kaleb D. SUMMRLND KEY, FL
Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner
Capt. Conch Charters - Reef Runner
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
The day started off a little slow but Craig and Ross made it an amazing day by putting us on some action to bring lunch home! Highly recommend this experienced pair! It made out trip!
Luke  P.
Luke P. Indian Land, SC
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(315 reviews)
Our captain was awesome. We caught mahi and afterwards our crew cleaned our fish and the restaurant right at the dock cooked. It was an amazingly good time.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M. Venice, FL
Salty Goat Fishing Charters
Salty Goat Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(281 reviews)
Booked this charter for my sons 10th Bday. He had an awesome time. Loved catching some Grunt and Snapper. My Brother in Law caught a 22 inch Grouper. Loved eating it for lunch.
Victoria  R.
Victoria R. Englishtown, NJ
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
Zac took us out fishing and it was a blast! He took us over to see a pod of dolphins, which was amazing! They came right up to the boat and then swam in the boats wake for a bit. Once we were out fishing, he made sure that my son, husband and myself all caught fish and had a great time. Can’t recommend Zac and this company enough!!!
Elizabeth  G.
Elizabeth G. Monroe, WA
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
We had a great time Brandon was great. We caught a variety of fish. My son got a shark it made it birthday. Well worth the money!
David  C.
David C. Zephyrhills, FL
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(315 reviews)
We had the best time! He did everything possible to make sure we got fish! This was my first deep sea fishing experience and we loved it! They were awesome, we had a great time!
Cortney  J.
Cortney J. United States
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33'
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters 33'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
Captian went above and beyond to make it a memorable trip. Caught a great variety of fish and had a wonderful day with the family. Thanks Captain Kevin and Todd
Evans  K.
Evans K. Miami, Florida
Fish Key West – The Coolwater II
Fish Key West – The Coolwater II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(223 reviews)
Awesome experience and loads of fun. Noah kept the hooks baited and brought in plenty of fish. He knew the area and asked what we would like to catch. He has a wonderful personality and made sure everyone was safe.
Cassie  L.
Cassie L. Hampton, FL
Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II
Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II
Fishing charter in Key West
Very good
3.7 / 5
(118 reviews)
Captain and first mate where really nice and knowledgeable. Fishing was a bit slow with lots of smaller fish but they made everything possible to fill the box. They even extended the trip a bit so we could find some keepers. In the end we had enough for a good lunch at an amazing restaurant they recommended. Me and my 10 year old son had fun and would definitely book with them again.
Brian  M.
Brian M. Miami, FL
Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(624 reviews)
Cap. David was great. Even though fishing was a little slow he made sure we got enough for lunch and dinner tomorrow. We’ll book again.
Sue  W.
Sue W. Pikeville, NC
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Fishing charter in Key West
Very good
4.0 / 5
(217 reviews)
Good day fishing crew was awesome we got enough fish for several great meals but the AC was broke then generator had died it was very hot for 8 hours in august in the keys. Russ didn’t tell us before leaving dock would have been nice to know .
Steve  A.
Steve A. New Smyrna Beach, FL
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Had a phenomenal time the captain of the hillbilly hooker is very experience would recommend him if you wanna have fun catching fish in Key West. If I can give him 10 stars I would .
Lance  D.
Lance D. Mesa, AZ
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
Captain Zac Was an awesome guide. We caught more fish than we could have eaten, going from spot to spot catching different kinds of fish. He was knowledgeable, fun, and relaxed. Would highly recommend
Nino  D.
Nino D. Tampa, FL
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Great experience, fished for yellowtail snapper and had a great time. Captain and crew were great.
Chad  H.
Chad H. Tallahassee, FL
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Hillbilly Hookers Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(149 reviews)
Had an absolute blast fishing for 6 hours. Caught a bunch of fish and learned a ton as first timers. Andrew and Calvin were extremely helpful. I would definitely do this trip again in the future!
Josh  L.
Josh L. Marietta, GA
Fish Inc.
Fish Inc.
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(84 reviews)
Tony and Brian are great. You are fishing with friends. Take care of them and they will take care of you.
Vince  L.
Vince L. Frisco, TX
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(419 reviews)
We had a great first time deep sea fishing with Captain Sam! He took the time to teach us how to properly reel and made sure each person on board caught a fish. We could tell he worked hard to guarantee we had a great time. The only improvement we could give would be to have an assistant for him so one could be driving the boat while the other assisted with the lines/rods. Overall we highly recommend and plan to use Fish Key West for our next charter adventure!
Keffney  M.
Keffney M. West Monroe, LA
Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II
Capt Conch Charters- Reef Runner II
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(118 reviews)
Had a great day with Capt Tony and mate, Evan! Evan was great and made sure everyone on board had the opportunity to catch a fish.
Erika  A.
Erika A. Oneonta, NY
Good Times Key West – 19'
Good Times Key West – 19'
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Justin was great! Entertaining & energetic! He was very knowledgeable and experienced. Very kind and extremely helpful throughout the entire excursion. We caught 7 Mangrove Snappers & 1 Red Grouper. After we finished fishing, we were able to ‘cook our catch’ at Mellow Cafe. It was delicious!! We will be visiting him again on our next trip to Key West! 🙏🏻✌🏼 Thanks again Justin!
Wendy  L.
Wendy L. United States

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