Key West Offshore / Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Key West Boat Charters and Overnight Charters
This is the most complete list of Key West fishing charters for deep sea fishing
and offshore fishing on the Internet today!  We know that anglers want to
comparison shop online and make advance reservations with the Key West
fishing charter that's the right fit for them!!  We know how difficult it is to compare
Key West fishing charters by looking at the individual websites.  Because there are
only a few websites that Google ranks highly, many excellent charters and guides
are overlooked because their website doesn't come up on the first few pages of a
search.  We've done the research for you and compiled a very comprehensive list!
Browse through this page, see at-a-glance highlights of each Key West fishing
charter and choose
the perfect fishing charter for you!            
                                                                    
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Southbound Charters
Captain Richard Houde


Key West, FL   33040
  • Fish 3 full days and get free accommodations
  • 40 ft custom fiberglass sport fisherman
  • All bait, tackle and fishing licenses are included
  • 4 hour - 6 hour - 8 hour charters
  • Everyone welcome from beginners to experts
  • The  Southbound has a 14 ft. beam (width) to
    give it a comfortable, stable ride on the water
    and a roomy back deck that can support 5
    fishing chairs comfortably.
  • The SOUTHBOUND has the latest in marine
    electronics including GPS, Loran, Radar,Color
    Depth Sounder, VHF Radio, CB, and Cell phone
  • 700Hp generated  by SOUTHBOUNDS  twin
    Caterpillar diesel engines gives Southbound
    the speed to get to the fishing grounds faster.  
Beautiful new 64 foot long x 24 foot wide twin engine,
catamaran hull,
party boat perfectly suited for fishing, or
private corporate charters
  • USCG Certified Catamaran hull (commissioned 2006)
  • Rods, bait, and fishing license provided (for those
    keepers)
  • Spacious fishing deck with bench seating (lot's of
    room)
  • Air-conditioned interior with a galley offering snacks
    and beverages for purchase
  • Two modern bathrooms or heads as they're called (if
    you can tear yourself away from the fishing long
    enough)
  • Sundeck
Tortuga IV
Key West Fishing Charters


Key West, Florida 33040
  • All Sport fishing Charter boats are limited to six paying
    passengers.
  • A half day is 4 hours a 3/4 day is 6 hours a full day is 8
    hours. The departure time often can be changed to fit
    your schedule or the time of year.
  • We only run fishing charters - no diving or snorkeling.
  • Alcoholic beverages permitted.
  • All of the bait, tackle, rods, reels, licenses, and ice for the
    fish and drink cooler are included.
  • We fish year round, 300 plus trips. We always catch
    something, that’s the beauty of fishing in Key West!
  • We use all Shimano and Penn reels, and Star rods. 12
    to 80 pound class. Mostly, we use 30# for trolling; it’s
    heavy enough to land almost any fish in our waters, but
    light enough to make it sporting.
  • The crew is well trained and competent. Our goal in
    business is repeat clientele. The only way to create a
    solid customer base that returns year after year is to run
    the best trip possible every day.
Mr. Z Charters  


Key West, FL 33040
  • 34 foot custom commercial Crusader built in Key West
  • It sports a heavy duty Caterpillar 3208 diesel engine with an overhead
    captain's console to hunt down the prey.
  • There's four fighting chairs, outriggers, downriggers, and a fullly
    stocked assemblage of pro reels on custom rods.
  • Lucky Strike is loaded with a wide variety of sportfishing lures and
    jigs, and also procures a wide selection of the right tasty live and
    fresh baits for the fish targeted.
  • Capt. Keith and his team are extremely knowledgeable and
    experienced in setting up your rig to have the absolute highest
    potential for landing trophy fish.
Lucky Strike Charters

Captain Keith Hebert's
Torres boat is 43 feet in length 15 feet wide
in the stern
US Coast Guard certified
Fully equipped galley, dinette, and salon for
your comfort and convenience as well as a
capacity to sleep six for our overnight trips
Daytime running boat is very sleek and fast
32 ft Century center console
11 feet at the beam
Powered by twin 250 - 4 stroke Yamaha
engines
US Coast Guard licensed.
Adventure Watersport Charters

Key West, FL




Adventure Watersport Charters specializes in daily and overnight
liveaboard deep sea fishing, spear fishing, and scuba diving
charters from Key West to the Marquesas Keys, Dry Tortugas
National Park and all points in between at land or sea.
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Wild Bill Charters

Key West, Florida 33040



Key West fishing doesn't get any    
better than this!
Wild Bill Sport Fishing will take you into the
beautiful tropical waters of Key West, Florida
where you can enjoy a Florida Keys fishing
trip of a lifetime. Captain Art has years of
experience in the waters surrounding Key
West and the lower Florida Keys. His private
charter boat is equipped with some of the top
brands in the fishing industry.
The boat is a comfortable and spacious 34 feet and powered by a Cummins 350 hp diesel engine that will
get you to your Key West offshore fishing spot quickly. Whether you're looking for Sport Fishing while you're in
Key West or just wanting to catch a nice dinner or both...Wild Bill Sport Fishing will take you to the best Key
West fishing spots for your wall trophy or dinner.
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We fish day or night and offer 4, 6, or 8 hour trips. Our typical day trip
starts around 7 or 8. If we don't have another trip scheduled for that day,
we can leave earlier or later at your convenience.
The only thing you'll need to bring along is something to eat and drink.
We take care of everything from the fishing tackle to licenses, bait, ice,
a first mate, and of course years of Key West fishing experience. Our
customized fishing trips vary from trolling and bottom fishing to trophy
sharks or even spear fishing. When trolling we fish for Sailfish, Tuna,
Wahoo, King Fish, Marlin, and Mahi-Mahi.
Keys West Fishing Connection
Captain Daniel Zier
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The Gulfstream Party Boat


58' fiberglass DMR
The Gulfstream IV is powered by twin Detroit 8v92 turbo engines.
This vessel was formerly the Lady Catherine Ann from Seabrook
New Hampshire. She made the journey down the coast in
December 2009 and was renamed "Gulfstream IV". At that time the
"Gulfstream III" that once belonged to Captain Walter Kirshner, was
still in operation. The "III" has since been retired.
The Gulfstream IV is a USCG inspected vessel, which requires the
boat to endure two very in-depth inspections annually. She is
certified to carry 66 people.
The "IV" as we call her, is fully equipped
with many safety and comfort items.
  • His/Hers restrooms
  • Inside cabin with seating
  • Outdoor bench seating
  • Latest electronics
  • One cranky Captain (only one)
  • Full Service Galley
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The ABSOLUT is our primary offshore vessel, a 40-foot Key West
built Sportfish providing Full Day, ¾ Day, and Half Day Charters. We
can also provide other vessels for specialized charters. All vessels
can accommodate up to 6 passengers and are outfitted for comfort
as well as catching fish. We use only top of the line bait and tackle,
Penn and Shimano rods and reels and have all necessary safety
equipment and meet all legal requirements. Our experienced and
courteous crew will go the extra mile to make your Key West Fishing
trip one that you will always remember.
ABSOLUT FISHING KEY WEST Inc.
is family owned and operated by Captain Craig
Eubank, his wife Lisa, and their three sons.  
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Imagine a fishing destination where on a single trip you can catch an extraordinary
variety of world class game fish.  You are about to discover the ultimate in salt
water fishing adventure!  There is only one way to experience the awsome fishing
around the Dry Tortugas and that is aboard Two Fish Charters.  Our  highly
experienced captain Yuri Vakselis intimately knows the area and how to find the
trophy fish.  We are the busiest charter fishing operation in the Dry Tortugas for a
good reason!
Two Fish Charters
The Dry Tortugas Experts
Captain Yuri Vakselis
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Sea-Clusive Charters
Your Custom Charter Company
We are known for our spearfishing charters and continue to
satisfy our "hunters".  Our Clients return year after year, booking in
advance for the exceptional experience we provide.  In addition to
spearfishing you may also enjoy hunting lobsters.  Florida Spiny
Lobster are abundant in the Marquesas and we know where they
are!  In our opinion they are tastier than any crustacean anywhere,
sorry you folks from Maine!
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Key Limey Charters
2006, 2007, & 2008 ESPN Mad Fin Tournament     Winner!
2002 KEY WEST SKA TOURNAMENT
Winner! 55.85 lb. Kingfish
125 Boat Tournament
1998 KINGFISH EXTRAVAGANZA
3rd place finish over all with a 2 fish aggregate of 86.5 lbs.
Day one fish weighing in at 40 1/2 lbs./ Day two fish weighing 46 lbs.
2nd place finish in the Women's division with a single fish weighing in at 32lbs.
1997 KEY WEST TOURNAMENT
Winner! 49 3/4 lb. Bull Dolphin on 20# test
Winner! 19 lb. African Pompano on 12# test
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The Jolly Roger II was custom-built right here in Key West. It is a #1 hull, and is 40ft.
in length and over 14ft. wide. It is powered by twin caterpillar engines (300HP each)
for speed, dependability and safety. It has a tinted-glass enclosed cabin with two
long cushioned benches for your comfort. The cabin deck is carpeted and there is
also a private bathroom. It has the latest modern equipment.
We have 2 GPS's, a Color Scope Fishfinder, a VHF radio, a Loran, and a A.M./F.M.
stereo C.D. player Florida Fishing for your listening enjoyment.
Jolly Roger II Charters
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The Greyhound V
Party Boat



1/2 DAY FISHING SAILS
DAILY 11:00 am To 4:00 pm
Welcome aboard the 65 ft
Greyhound V.  Capt. John has
more than 37 years experience
industry and has been a captain
for over 25 years.
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Captain Hook Sport Fishing
Charters
On Captain Hook Sport Fishing Charters we do it all for you. Your
hooks are baited, your lines scream tight, your dream tail walks across
our transom and your wish is our command. The ride in takes you
along Key West's infamous Mallory Square and along side giant Coast
Guard ships. At the dock the stories grow and the drinks flow as we
clean your catch and get it ready for one of our world famous chefs
downtown. It is a day you will never forget.
The Linda D has been host to Florida State Governor Jeb Bush, Curt Gowdy of American
Sportsman fame, PM Magazine, and most recently to the Nashville Network's Celebrity
Outdoors, starring Roger Miller and Lee Greenwood. We've been featured in numerous
films and documentaries.
Private Charters are for up to 6 people.
Shared charters can be arranged.
Private charters are for those people who wish to charter the boat for themselves.
Shared charters are for people who would like to share the cost of the charters with others.
All bait, ice, fishing tackle and licenses are furnished.
Charter Boats Linda D
You will experience the top of line captain & staff on the
well appointed 36 FT Hatteras when you join Mark
Baumgarten and crew for a day of sport fishing.
•Twin Engines
•Tournament Grade Tackle
•Professional experience crew
•US Coast Guard Safety equipment
•Air Conditioning
Cowboy Charters

The Cowboy Charter Fishing boat in Key
West, FL is one of the most comfortable sport
fishing boats in the keys. We have both private
and shared charters are available.
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Dry Tortugas fishing trips have become
popular among avid fisherman and families
who want a different type of Florida Vacation.

Andy Griffiths Charters offers 2-day and 3-day
Fishing Charters from Key West to the Dry
Tortugas National Park. We use the Dry
Tortugas islands as our central location but
fish a distance from the Ft. Jefferson area on
patch coral reefs and wrecks.
Andy Griffiths Charters
Key West, Marquesas Keys, Dry
Tortugas


We have been fishing Key West, the
Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas for
more than 25 years.
All four boats come from the same manufacturer. They are 43
feet in length and 15 feet wide in the stern. This is where
everyone wants to fish! There is a large galley with coffee
maker, toaster, microwave oven, gas stove, electric frying
pan, complete with pots, pans, and cooking utensils.

All boats have full shade with rod racks and lights overhead.
A large bathroom and shower, and six bunks down below the
bow deck. The dinette table seats six comfortably.

We carry adequate fresh water for showers, and we
encourage bathing after a long day fishing or other activity.
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Triple Time Charters
We invite you aboard the Triple Time to experience the exhilaration of fishing with
the experience forty years brings to the hook. Look through our web site to see
more. The fish are always biting in Key West, but we have a fishing calendar you
can check for the best times to fish the local species.

Spend some quality time fishing with the Triple Time and you will quickly
determine that we love what we do, do what we love, and do it well. Having fished
these waters for over forty years starting with Joe Mercurio Sr. in the 40's and 50's
and being passed on, we have developed a sense of ecological awareness.
RAMEREZI & SHADOW
Capt. Steve Magee
Capt. Linda Luizza
We use the following fishing methods on this boat:
  • live baiting with or without kites over wrecks  and ocean areas,
    anchored or drifting
  • trolling the reef and/or ocean
  • jigging
  • bottom fishing  
Its up to the captain's discretion as to the method of fishing that will
occur that day. While we make every effort to accommodate your
request, weather and sea conditions are an important factor in our
determination to produce the best catch possible for your trip.
Comfort amenities aboard the Charter Boat Ramerezi include:
  • Clean privacy head
  • Open cabin with couch and dinette set
  • Complete visibility and easy access to fishing rods from cabin
  • An experienced, competent mate to handle and assist to all
    your needs
  • Fishing flexibility when chartering the boat for your own party
    (maximum 6 people) i.e., departure times, method of fishing,
    etc.)  
Charter boat Ramerezi is a fast, 34 ft custom
built sport fisherman. It's powered by a 350
hp Caterpillar engine. We offer a full range of
Penn Internationals and Shimano spin, plug
and open faced fishing reels for  8 lb. through
80 lb. test line.  
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Captain Jay moved from Maine in 1976. He started working as a mate
and earned his Captain's license in 1979 and has been running
fishing charters in Key West ever since! He has successfully owned
and operated Lucky Fleet for over 25 years and has the experience and
knowledge to make your fishing expedition a fun and memorable
experience!
Lucky Fleet / Lucky Charm
Key West
Hooked Up Charters
Captain Jimmy Bailey


I am all about having fun and making
sure you go home with fish to eat!
Captain Jimmy has been fishing the Florida Keys for over 40 years and is an
expert on our local waters.
He offers two charter fishing boats. His 31ft Cape Horn Center Console and his
34ft Hatteras are great for all the types of fishing Key West has to offer.
Captain Jimmy will put you on some line-screaming action during your stay in Key
West, Florida. From the excitement of your biggest sailfish to the satisfaction of
muscling up monster grouper, Capt. Jimmy will put you on the fish.  
Eva Marie Charters

Key West


Whatever you desire, Eva Marie is a
great boat to get out on for a terrific
Key West fishing experience.
Eva Marie is a beautiful charter fishing boat available for 4
hour, 6 hour and 8 hour charters as well as overnight
fishing excursions. She is a 43- foot Torres with a roomy
salon complete with galley kitchen, working head (toilet)
and sleeping area for up to six people.
We have cold A/C in the salon so fishing in the summer
months is not a problem. Key West always has an island
breeze but if anglers wish to get out of the sun this is a
perfect boat to cool down during your fishing day.
We offer the finest tackle by Shimano. Capt. Barry has light
tackle on board for a challenging fight for tuna, mahi mahi,
sailfish and king mackerel. He also has the big
conventional Shimano level wind reels and heavy duty rods
for fishing the depths for marlin and large sharks.
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45' custom sportfish, Number 1 Boatworks
hull.  Built locally in 1990
Huge back deck thanks to a 16' beam, with
plenty of room for you party of up to 6 people
The Scarlet Rose uses all Penn International
tackle.  From smaller spinning tackle up to
80 wides for those big monsters out there!
Scarlet Rose Charters

Key West, FL
Captain Eric Allen has been fishing in
Key West, FL since 1997
Occasionally fishing other locations
such as Cape May, NJ and Cuba
Fishing tournaments, having won a
wahoo tournament in Cuba and
placing in several others
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Key West, Florida offers the absolute best deep sea charter fishing.
The location makes it a perfect start and coupled with the High
Stakes experienced captain, you can only come to one conclusion --
a fantastic fishing trip that you will remember for a life-time!
Whether you are deep sea fishing for the first time or a regular
fisherman, our goal is to make you a satisfied customer by catching
the big fish while keeping safety in mind.
OFFSHORE DEEP SEA FISHING CHARTER - The BIG fish are out
there and we will find them. High Stakes offers half, 3/4, full day
fishing charters in the Gulf or Atlantic Ocean.
SHARK IN FISHING KEY WEST - Enjoy the thrill of safely catching
shark in the open ocean!  Imagine hooking the ocean's top predator
-- High Stakes Charters can make it happen for you.
High Stake Charters

Key West


HAVE A REQUEST? - Our goal is to
make each charter a pleasant and
memorable experience. If you need a
customized charter, we will do our
best to accommodate your needs.
Let Key West Best Fishing (Meridian
Charters) share the relaxed and fun
lifestyle of the Florida Keys with you.
Whether you’re interested in Key West
Fishing Charters, Key West
Snorkeling Tours, Key West Dolphin
Watching, or just hanging out on a
sandbar and soaking up the beauty of
the Keys, a trip with Meridian Charters
is the perfect trip for you.
Meridian Charters
Key West Best Fishing Charters &
Dolphin Tours


All trips include appropriate equipment
(bait, tackle, masks & snorkels, fins, etc.)
We also provide water, soft drinks & snacks
•1/2 Day Charter Fishing (4hrs)
•3/4 Day Fishing (6hrs)
•Full Day Fishing (8hrs)
•Night Swordfish trip
•Long Range Trips (12hrs)
•Overnight Dry Tortugas trip
(2 days)
•Custom Half Day Charter
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Sea Boots Charters
Summerland Key, FL
Fishing Marthon - Big
Pine Key to Key West
Capt. Jim carries a United States Coast Guard Masters Captains License and has
logged more than 50 years of experience in the Florida Straights and Gulf Stream.
Our mate is also equally experienced in people and fishing skills together they have
130 years of experience on the water. Our 43-foot sport fisherman the Sea Boots
specializes in all types of Offshore Fishing Charters. We fish for snapper, grouper,
mackerel, cobia, wahoo, tuna, sail, marlin and shark depending on what our anglers
want to catch and which species are available.  Our equipment is the best from spin
to trolling gear. Fishing techniques change with the feeding habits of our game fish,
slow trolling live baits during some seasons or trolling with dead bait or lures during
others. Sight casting baits with spin tackle is certainly one of our most exciting
methods but must match the season.
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Time Out Fishing Charters


"This Boat raises Fish!!"
We offer trips to fit your schedule, including a half day,
three-quarter day or a full day enjoying the warm salt air, with
the company of your loved ones.  For a more exciting and
unique adventure, how about an evening at sea with the
sharks on Time Out Charters?
We cater to your needs and make it very easy.  We provide the
fishing license, bait, ice, tackle and an experienced crew to
tend to you and your party.  We are located in the heart of Old
Town and transportation to our boat is available.
Just bring your lunch and beverages and your love of nature.
Fun for kids, newlyweds, family and friends.  We will fillet and
package your fish so you can even eat like locals!
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Southpaw Fishing Charter


Don’t settle for less, fish the
best- SOUTHPAW.
Come charter fishing in Key West with award winning Capt. Brad
Simonds aboard his 43′ custom charter fishing boat,
SOUTHPAW. We offer Key West Fishing charters for up to 6
anglers. Our highly skilled fishing crew is kid friendly and
courteous. Capt. Simonds boasts 30 years experience in Florida
Keys waters and is an Orvis endorsed guide.

Troll the blue water or anchor over reefs and wrecks. From
Sailfish to Snapper, we offer a wide variety of fishing experiences
specializing in live bait and light tackle. Our vessel is clean and
well maintained with the biggest fishing cockpit in the fleet.
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Fish Quest Charters
Stock Island (one Key over from
Key West)



If you are ready for a fishing trip of a
lifetime, come aboard Fish Quest
Charters.
Come fish the plentiful fishing grounds of Key West, the
Marquesas Keys and Dry Tortugas.
Overnight fishing charters
available year round.
Comfortable accommodations aboard our sportfishing boats.
Experienced Key West fishing captains that have been fishing the
Marquesas and Dry Tortugas fishing grounds for many years.
A Key West fishing adventure for the entire family or a group of
friends. Our fishing charters are offered during the weekdays or
on weekends for snapper and grouper. The overnight 2 day and 3
day fishing trips where we troll for offshore fish like mahi-mahi,
sailfish, king mackerel and wahoo and then settle at anchor
using the Marquesas or Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas as
safe harbor.
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Captain and owner Richard Gomez has dedicated his life to
providing lifetime fishing memories to residents and visitors
of Key West for over 25 years. Whether you have only a
couple of hours or a couple of days, Captain Gomez will
tailor your trip to the greatest odds of bagging a boat full of
memories.  Either trolling for big game or live baiting,
fishing the backwaters leave you with a sun-drenched
satisfaction that is tough to top.
Captain Conch offers per seat and private charters, full and
half days as well as night trips for shark and tarpon.
Captain Gomez can also tailor a trip to your needs.  Just
getting out on the water, specialized trips to various reefs, or
watching the Dolphins play in the Gulf, are just a few of the
non-fishing related trips Captain Conch offers.
Charter Boat Captain Conch
Capt. Richard Gomez, Native Guide
Se Habla Espanol



Sportfishing At Its Very Best
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Stay Aboard BOW’D
UP    42' Hatteras
All guests staying
aboard BOW’D UP can
take advantage of
booking a day of
fishing and receive
10% off charter rates!
Bow'd Up Charters
Captain Harry Bethel


CHARTER FISHING
REEF, WRECK, OFFSHORE
■Specializing in 2 or 3 day fishing charter near the Tortugas and
Marquesa keys!
■Day and Nighttime sword fishing trips!
■½, 3/4, and Full day trips also available!
■NO yelling or screaming Captain or Mates on this boat!
■We strive to catch a lot of fish and make your time on the water an
enjoyable and memorable fishing experience!
■Learn the tricks and techniques you will need to know to land Big Fish!
■Fish waters with little to no fishing pressure!
Join BOW’D UP CHARTERS  for the adventure you will not forget
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Sea-Clusion Charters

Stock Island (one Key over
from Key West)



Target Fish to Catch on Key West Fish
Charters:
Snapper, Dolphin / Mahi Mahi, Grouper,
Sailfish, Tuna, Marlin, Kingfish, Wahoo,
Ling, Amberjack and more…
we can accommodate 6 anglers (passengers) but we
only book whole fishing (private) parties. this means
you will never have others joining your fishing trip.
• we include in all Key West fishing charters: all fishing
equipment,tackle,licenses and bait appropriate for the
type of deep sea fishing you want to do.
• we include water on all fishing trips . arrangements
for food and beverages are easily accommodated.
• we offer full day, half day, swordfishing, and custom
trips. we also offer fishing tournament packages.
• on a typical Key West fishing trip the time from
leaving the dock to lines in the water is approximately
30 minutes . this can very depending on time of year
and the species of offshore fish you want to fish for.
• we can recommend Key West hotel/motel and guest
house accommodations.
• tips are appreciated and are a very real part of the
income of the crew.
• we will clean, filet and package the fish you want to
keep at no additional charge.
The Boat "SeaClusion" is an air conditioned 46' Bertram
Sportfish. We offer value prices that give you the nicest,
roomiest, and most comfortable Fishing Charter Boat in
Key West. SeaClusion has an enclosed Anglers Lounge
for getting out of the Key West Florida Weather and a
large full sized restroom. Our boat also has a refrigerator
to keep your lunch fresh, but not soggy and a large well
iced beverage cooler in the cockpit, right where it is
needed.
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Did You Know?
Atlantic Sailfish -Spindlebeak
Probably the best known gamefish in the Florida Keys this fighter can reach a weight of 100 pounds; but averages
around 50. He is generally found in water over six fathoms. However, it is not uncommon to find him hunting food in
the shallow waters of the reef. Fall and winter are the best times of year to tangle with a sailfish, but they are caught
year-round.
Atlantic sailfish are dark blue to dark blue-violet on top, though when excited they become brighter, attaining a color
some call “electric blue.” The sides are brown-blue fading to silver-white on the belly. The primary color of the sail
dorsal is steel blue. The upper body and the main dorsal fin are sprinkled with light and dark blue spots. The sides
often have powder blue or blue-gray vertical stripes. Many Pacific sailfish have a gold or copper tint to the gill covers,
especially when fatigued. Averages 30-60 pounds, but many under 30 pounds and a few up to 100 pounds are also
taken. Potential maximum is less than 150 pounds in the Atlantic Ocean. World record 221 pounds.
Did You Know?
The Atlantic and Pacific Blue marlin look nearly the same in their appearance. The upper and rear portions of the body
are dark, brilliant blue in color, and that includes the dorsal fin. The lower portion has a silver white color. In many
cases, there are up to 15 vertical stripes, consisting of small dots and narrow bars, also in a brilliant blue color. These
stripes become quite bright when the fish is ready to strike or when hooked, but they rapidly disappear when the fish
is removed from the water. The remaining blue marlin fins are generally black-brown in color and the anal fins have a
bit of silver-white tinge. The principal way to distinguish blue marlin from their relatives is to examine the shape of the
dorsal fin tip, which is more pointed on blue marlin. In addition, the spots found on the fins of most marlin are absent
on the blue marlin.

It is a blue marlin that the fisherman battles in Ernest Hemingway's classic novella The Old Man and the Sea.
Did You Know?
Catching Dolphin All year is not uncommon here in the Florida keys. The best months though to ensure a good
chance at a large one is March, April, May. Dolphin are here in great numbers in June, July and August as well.

Dolphin are known as voracious predators. While their favorite prey is the flying fish, they also consume squid,
shrimp, crustaceans and even smaller dolphin. Using a keen sense of eyesight the dolphin locates most food near
clumps of floating vegetation and objects.
The dolphin is considered one of the top offshore game fish and is highly targeted by anglers around the world. It is
famous for its leaps and flips over the surface when hooked. Because of their speed and agility, dolphin provide for an
exciting catch as they run long and jump often.
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Grouper are born as females but can later become male. Gag and red grouper are the most widely distributed of the Florida groupers. Goliath and
Nassau grouper are protected from harvest in Florida waters. Grouper spawn between January and May with some of the more tropical species
spawning year-round.
Did You Know?
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Whatever your pleasure, Captain Allen King, with more than 40
years of experience, knows what it takes to catch the BIG GAME
FISH aboard the Afternoon Delight!
  • Sunset Cocktail Trip
  • Reef Trip
  • Edge of Reef Trip
  • Off-Shore Trip
  • Wreck Trip
  • Night Monster Fishing Trip

You are right with Afternoon Delight!!
Tight Lines
The Captain
Afternoon Delight
Captain Allen King
(305) 296-0600
www.keywestcharterboats.com

Military-Vet Discounts, Handicap Welcome,
Gays Welcome, All Others Welcome!
Service men and Vets, We salute you! with   
$50.00 off any trip.
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This page last updated on
July 19, 2015
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