Key West Flats Fishing Charter
Key West Flats Fishing makes for unforgettable angling adventure as you hunt trophy game fish and Sharks in the crystal-clear waters of the Keys Backcountry.
- World-class multi-species fishing in a scenic marine wilderness wonderland.
- Personalized fishing fun for all ages and experience levels.
- Full-time professional guides with deep knowledge of the waters and the fish.
- Specialized Flats Boats that get on the fish silently in the shallowest of water.
- Top-of-the-line fishing equipment plus all bait, tackle, and ice included free.
Pursue a fisherman’s dream and the ultimate angling thrill on a Key West Flats Fishing charters trip. Drift across gin-clear waters surrounded by miles of wilderness on the hunt for some of nature’s most wily game fish. Track elusive Bonefish – the ghosts of the Flats. Try to outwit big, easily-spooked Permit. Or tangle with aggressive Barracuda and hungry Sharks in water so shallow that you see every bit of the action. Fish Key West Flats Fishing Charters specialize in putting clients on the hard-fighting game fish found on the Flats for legendary light-tackle fishing adventures.
Flats lie within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, 2900 square nautical miles of protected natural marine environment. This protection, along with the catch-and-release ethic practiced by most Flats fishermen, has ensured that great fishing remains available for your angling enjoyment.
Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, and many other sport fish hunt the Flats for baitfish, crustaceans, and shrimp. Because the water is often perfectly clear, pursuing game fish here combines the best of fishing and hunting. Key West Flats Fishing Charters is often done from specialized flat-bottomed, shallow-draft skiffs outfitted with raised spotting towers. The guide stands on the tower, poling the craft silently through water that may be less than 2 feet deep while scanning ahead for signs of feeding or moving fish. Often referred to as “Sight Fishing”, this sport requires silence, stealth, patience, and sharp eyes as the fisherman works to locate a fish, slip up on it, and make an accurate bait presentation before the target spooks and flashes away.
The most commonly used gear is light tackle, either spinning or fly-fishing rigs. Experienced fly fishermen come to the Flats to put their skills to the ultimate test by taking high-jumping Tarpon or hard-running Bonefish on a salt water fly. Beginning anglers come for the fast action provided by the wide variety of fish species and nearly limitless fish-holding structures that the Key West Flats Fishing are known for.
In this marine wilderness, the scenery is as spectacular as the fishing. Dolphins, manatee, turtles, and bird life compete with the wide-arching sky and incredible sunrise and sunset views. The waters are often as calm as lake water, making Key West Flats Fishing Charters a great choice for families, novices, or saltwater first-timers. Our Key West Flats Fishing Guides are friendly, patient, and dedicated to showing a good time to one and all, so explore the Fish Key West website and book your Key West Flats Fishing Charters experience now.
- 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 2
- All Licenses
- Bait and Tackle
- Bottled Water
- Please feel free to bring lunch and snacks
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.
- This charter requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to customers' questions.
Will I get seasick on Key West Flats 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 Flats 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 Flats Fishing Charter will be included in your confirmation email.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Key West Flats 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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Call (305) 901-4600 to speak with the Captain's shore team.
Product code: C-292227
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