Private Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter
Head offshore with our Key West charter fishing captains to fish the open Atlantic Ocean south and east of Key West. These waters have been internationally renowned for trophy big game fishing since the 1930s, when American writer and avid fisherman Ernest Hemingway described his Key West deep sea fishing adventures in magazine articles and books. Key West charter fishing boats still hunt the secret spots miles from Key West, and the legendary Key West sport fishing reported by Hemingway continues today as Fish Key West hooks fishermen up with the best Private Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charters.
- Private charters on owner-operated boats captained by full-time professional guides
- Year-round multi-species Key West offshore fishing
- Fully-equipped sport fishing boats ensure safety, comfort, and productive fishing
- Top-of-the-line fishing equipment plus all bait, tackle, and ice included free
- Clean restrooms, comfortable seating, and plenty of cooler space for snacks and beverages
A Key West deep sea fishing dream – Imagine the docks of Key West’s historic charter boat row in the early morning. The air is cool, the water calmly laps the pilings, and small fish flip for food on the surface. Few fishermen are on the scene yet; most of the activity consists of captains and mates preparing vessels and gear for another day of Key West charter fishing. Marine engines burble, ice crunches into coolers, live-well pumps hum, scattered radio transmissions crackle.
Reading the information in the Fish Key West email on your phone, you walk along the dock to your boat. The mate is on deck rigging various terminal setups to the numerous rods lined up in the holders. A quick "Good Morning" and you hand him your group’s packs then he invites you to step onboard. You decide to linger on the dock for a few minutes and finish your coffee before getting aboard the fishing boat and settling in for the run out. The few scattered clouds are still pink with dawn, and it looks to be a great day for hunting and fighting big fish out in the deep water.
Does this sound like a dream to you? Maybe it’s a fishing show on one of the cable channels? It could easily be a reality. With a couple of clicks and a few emails, you could have a Fish Key West Private Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter set up for yourself and whoever you would like to include in the party. Bring the family, invite friends, make a business networking impression, throw a bachelor party, bond with a new son- or daughter-in-law, put on your own fishing tournament, or go out and catch all the fish yourself. It is up to you because, with a private charter, the Key West charter fishing boat is all yours.
Fish Key West, the number 1 charter fishing concierge service in Key West, offers full access to Key West deep sea fishing charter trips out on the open Florida Strait waters between Key West and Cuba. These Atlantic Ocean Gulf Stream and deepwater offshore sites have been world famous for trophy big game fishing since the early 1900s, when the exploits of celebrity deep sea anglers like Zane Grey, Ernest Hemingway, Bing Cosby, Lee Marvin, and many others put dreams of Key West deep sea fishing adventure into the imaginations of fishermen everywhere.
Today, these waters are still home to the mighty 1000lb. Atlantic Blue Marlin, the most famous of all offshore billfish. Fast, high-jumping Sailfish move in packs as they savage huge schools of baitfish along the reef edges and weed lines in the late fall and spring, when a lucky fisherman might hook 20 Sailfish in a day. Colorful Mahi-Mahi provide fast action and good eating throughout late spring and summer.
High-speed, hard-hitting predators like Barracuda, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, and Wahoo will strip your reel bare and challenge you to stop their runs. Deep-water bait fishing over wrecks and reefs will have your arm muscles on fire as you winch up Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, and Sharks including the awesome Hammerhead. When you send the bait deep on a Key West offshore fishing trip, you never know what is going to hit next.
The Key West charter fishing captains are masters of these waters, and they bring together experience, technology, and technique to help you catch fish. Our captains are on the water almost every day year-round, and put their guests on the fish by combining well-honed fishing instincts with cutting-edge navigation and fishing electronics as well as natural indicators like changing water color, diving birds, flowing currents, and floating debris lines.
You might be trolling with lures or cut bait, casting or drop-fishing with live bait, surface-casting artificial plugs and lures, or kite fishing – whatever is going to result in the most hook-ups. And on a private deep sea fishing charter, it is all for you. There is no waiting for a chance in the fighting chair, no taking turns at the best spot on the rail, and no struggling to get the mate’s attention when you need new bait, want to change rigs, or have a fish on.
All of our Key West deep sea fishing boats are fully-equipped for a great day on the water, with clean restrooms, comfortable seating, and plenty of cooler space for all the cold drinks, snacks, and lunchtime treats you want to bring. All necessary licenses, bait, and tackle are included in every trip. Top quality, well-maintained, professional-level fishing equipment is standard on every boat. You will get to try out gear built by manufacturers like Abaco, Blackfin, Crowder, Diawa, ILander, Penn International, and Shimano, all set up by pros who have been hauling fish out of Key West waters for decades.
Key West deep sea fishing does not get better than this. Watch the color displays on the Garmin and Raymarine navigation and fish finding electronics. Check the Loran radar as it sweeps the area for signs of feeding birds. Play your favorite tunes on the sound system or use a variety of ship-to-shore communication facilities. Relax on the fighting deck with a beverage and watch the lures for a hit. Enjoy all the extras that make a Private Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter an unforgettable high-end angling adventure.
If you are ready to enjoy a premium Key West deep sea fishing experience, you have come to the right place. The waters around Key West deliver high-quality multi-species fishing action all year round and Fish Key West is your local Key West charter fishing connection.
Explore the Fish Key West website and check out the Key West fishing guide along with a lot of other interesting information about fishing in Key West. Then use our 100% secure online system to book your Private Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter. Experience the ultimate in offshore fishing with a Key West deep sea fishing charter trip from Fish Key West.
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
- Duration: 4, 6 or 8 Hours
- Check-in time: Please check in 30 minutes before the activity start time.
- Charter for up to 6
- All Licenses Bait and Tackle
- Ice & Cooler
- Everything Except Food & Drinks
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers' questions.
Will I get seasick on Private Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter?
If you have any doubts about becoming seasick on the water, we recommend taking a Dramamine® Motion Sickness Relief tablet the night before your trip. Some people recommend taking it the night before your cruise and then again that morning so you will not feel so drowsy.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter will be included in your confirmation email from Fish Key West. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes its way to you!
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter will be included in your confirmation email.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day or time, you will be issued a refund by Fish Key West.
Is bait provided?
Yes. Whatever the fishing calls for: live bait, frozen bait, cut bait, or chum, our Charter Captains will have plentiful supplies on hand. The same thing goes for artificial bait such as lures, flies, or plugs.
Key West, Florida
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for will be included in your final confirmation email from Fish Key West. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
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Product code: C-284084
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