Key West Deep Sea Fishing
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Few outdoor experiences equal the thrill of Key West deep sea fishing. With such close proximity to the Gulf Stream, the lower Florida Keys offer incredibly rich concentrations of sport fish, along with exceptional conditions to hunt them. Expert fishermen consistently rank the keys among their top destinations in the world.
Call Key West Charter Boat or fill out a quote form for information and fishing reservations.
As any fisherman knows, there’s no substitute for local knowledge. Unlike huge booking sites that know a little bit about a lot of destinations, Key West is all we do. Nobody has more knowledge of these waters than Key West Charter Boat. We’re constantly in touch with captains and crews, feeling them out on what’s biting and where. When fishing reports come in, we don’t have to look up locations on a site map. If you have questions about deep sea fishing in the lower Florida Keys, call us. We pride ourselves on sharing what we know and finding out what we don’t.
Have questions? Want immediate answers? Our expert staff is standing by 24hrs a day 7 days a week to answer all your Key West charter questions. Call now!
Deep Sea Charter Boats
Offshore fishing in Key West begins at the reef line, six miles due south of the island, not far from where the continental shelf ends and the real action begins. As the water gets deeper and bluer your choice of quarry gets bigger and faster: Marlin, sailfish, blackfin tuna, tiger shark—these are the hunting grounds for big game fish. Trolling with outriggers extended, teasers and baited hooks running in your wake, your captain scans the sea in search of diving birds and rising schools of smaller fish. Finally, the tension is broken with a quick snap and the unmistakable hum of line stripping off a reel. Fish on.
Key West Deep Sea Fishing Vessel Variety
Oceanic fishing in Key West requires one of two different boat designs, Sport Fishers and Center Consoles. Each offers its particular advantages. Key West sport fishing boats are usually larger craft, ranging from around thirty feet to over sixty-five feet, and come with a captain and crew. They easily accommodate up to six fishermen. Sport Fishers are diesel-powered and equipped with flybridges, outriggers, and fighting chairs. Interior heads (bathrooms) and air-conditioned cabins are also available on many of these boats. If comfort is a priority, sport fishing boats should definitely be your choice.
Center Consoles are built for speed, capable of cruising at 45mph+ and thus transporting you to the hunting grounds faster. Fishing the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean in a day. Because faster means more time on fish and different types of fishing. Center Consoles are able to carry several anglers as well, but with only a captain on board. With the speed of the center console, we even have time to catch our own live bait for the day!
My friends and I went deep sea fishing and had an absolute blast! We caught so many fish we were worn out! The first mate even filleted our catch and sent us to a local restaurant that would prepare it. Delicious!
Oceanic Fishing Options Galore
Key West deep sea fishing is exceptional year-round, but seasons do exist, even in the tropics. The slightest change in water temperature can stimulate entirely different species of fish. One month, king mackerel and cobia are hitting. The next, it’s dolphin and wahoo. Check with us ahead of time for a report from the Key West fishing connection. It should answer the three most important questions of off-shore fishing charters in Key West Florida: what, where and when?
Key West deep sea fishing charters range in duration, with costs increasing as the time gets longer. Eight hour day of fishing is usually necessary for runs to Gulf Stream and back, especially when you account for the time it takes to reel in 150-pound Sailfish on light tackle. Four hours should be adequate for closer-to-home fishing.
Key West Split Charters & Fishing Tournaments
Solo fishing experience? Split charters are also an option. Once you fill out a quote form, we’ll better understand your priorities and parameters and can then provide more accurate pricing. If possible, include the size of your party, species of fish you’re most interested in catching, creature comfort requirements, if any, etc. The more comprehensive you can make it, the better.
Arguably the fishing tournament capital of the world, Key West hosts multiple events throughout the year: marlin, sailfish, king mackerel, dolphin, to name a few. Fishermen from all over the globe arrive by boat, car, and aircraft ready to compete for cash prizes and bragging rights. Why not join the excitement? Most individual and team events are open to the general public.
Fishing was something my family had never done before. The captain and crew made the whole experience a breeze. Did I mention we had an amazing time? Five Stars!
Reserve your boat now with Key West Charter Boat, or call us for tournament information, including calendar of events, prizes, sign up requirements and more. The number of tournament entries are often limited, and charter boats are in high demand for several events, so it pays to plan ahead. This is something you should experience at least once in your lifetime. Few competitions can match the feeling of excitement generated by 75 sportfishing boats running for open water all at once. It’s a truly great time.
Florida Keys World Class Fishing
When you fish the waters of Key West, you’re in for a world-class experience without rival. At no other location in the continental United States can you bring so many different species of fish aboard, often on the same day. A big sportfishing yacht or fast center console can have you fighting monster marlin in the morning followed by a little reef and wreck fishing on the way back to port. Landing four or five different varieties of fish on the same trip is by no means out of the realm of possibilities.
Key West deep sea fishing was a favorite pastime of Ernest Hemingway. In fact, the famous author thought the fishing was so good, he bought a house at 907 Whitehead Street and lived in Key West for over ten years. Spend a few minutes in these waters fighting a marlin or sailfish and you’ll be tempted to do the same. Call Key West Charter Boat or fill out a quote form. We’ll make all the arrangements for a deep sea fishing trip worth writing about.
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Key West Charter Boat,
3200 Harriet Ave,
Key West, FL 33040
United States Of America