Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter (up to 14 passengers)
Hit the water with Fish Key West for an exciting day of great Key West light tackle fishing in the calm nearshore waters on this one-of-a-kind Family Fishing Tour! The boat ride is half the fun as you sightsee along the Key West shoreline in a classic open boat that offers wide-open views all around. Whether you want to experience Key West light tackle fishing action or just take a relaxing boat ride around Key West, this small group charter is one of the best values on the island.
- Coast Guard certified vessel with a professional captain
- Plenty of seating, large shade canopy, clean restroom
- Licenses, bait, and top-quality fishing tackle included
- Iced-down cooler with complimentary cold drinks and water
- Exciting Key West light-tackle multi-species fishing action
At Fish Key West, we know nothing spells Key West fishing fun like a frenzied bite on light tackle when the boat has 3, 4, or more fish on at once. The Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter from Fish Key West gives you a chance to experience saltwater light tackle fishing action in the place where the techniques and gear were developed and refined. But you get to skip but the hours spent pounding offshore through the swells.
This is the ideal trip if you are looking for the perfect family fishing adventure, a chance to let beginners get their lines wet without a long offshore run, or just a morning of entertaining fishing and some fillets for the lunch table. You go out in a unique inshore fishing vessel: a medium-sized open boat originally designed to carry captains, crew members, and cargo between the shoreline and large ships. It delivers exciting close-up fishing action and an experience that is ideal for folks who simply love boat rides. And it is also the type of boat that is great for touring along the scenic Key West shoreline.
Key West sportfishing is legendary, but one of the island’s little-known secrets is that the inshore Backcountry flats, channels, and mangrove islands—spots just minutes from land—hold swarms of fish. With an expert captain and guide in a small boat that can work the shallows and sit right over small pieces of bottom structure, you can hit the honey holes and fill the coolers with Mangrove and Yellowtail Snapper, Sea Trout, Grouper and who knows what else? The waters close to shore teem with shrimp, crabs, and the small fish that big fish feed on. Sharks, Barracuda, Mutton Snapper, Snook–the possibilities and catches change with the seasons and water conditions.
The really nice thing about an Inshore Key West Light Tackle Fishing Charter trip is that you can fish, sightsee, and just generally enjoy a boat ride on calm waters close to shore. For family fishing or a fun, relaxing trip, it is not always the best idea to run far out to sea and fight the waves, wind, and sun in search of deep-water trophies. Kids are certainly going to be more excited to have their lines in the water within a few minutes, then look over the side of the boat to see fish swirling around the bait just before the rod tip bounces and it’s time to start reeling. Fishing from a smaller craft makes the experience up-close, personal, and far more thrilling for everyone.
And while the shallow-water multi-species action is definitely great for the kids and casual recreational anglers in the crew, that does not mean more serious fisherman will be bored. When a Barracuda nearly a yard long burns most of the line off your reel on its run, and Lemon, Blacktip, or even Hammerhead Sharks start homing in on the chum slick and circling the boat, no one can deny that the real fishing is on. This is the amazing part about a Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter–you never know what might turn up next.
If you just like a nice boat ride, this charter is available for island cruising with a small group. There is lots of comfortable seating, plenty of shade, a clean restroom, and 360-degree views. Take your group on a tour of Key West’s shoreline, historic harbors, and beauty spots like Wisteria Island and Sunset Key. Bring a snack or bag lunch and enjoy complimentary water, soda, and ice-cold premium beer to have an onboard picnic while watching the scenery go by.
The boat used for these Fish Key West nearshore Key West fishing charter trips and island tours may be smaller than some of the other sportfishing craft in the harbor, but it is pound-for-pound tougher and safer than many larger boats. It was built with industrial-grade strength and durability, made for a working life of carrying up to 50 people and a lot of gear between ship and shore day in and day out. You can fish or tour with confidence in a vessel that is inspected and certified annually by the United States Coast Guard for carrying charter passengers, with a licensed master captain at the helm, and an experienced first mate to help with bait, tackle, and boating fish.
Count on Fish Key West to hook you up with a good time whether you are into hot light tackle fishing action, getting pictures of your kids’ smiles when they hold up their first fish, or just a mellow touring cruise with family and friends. Our secure online booking system can have you set up with a Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter within a few clicks, and our friendly Fish Key West customer service team is always ready to help out with details and answers to your questions. Reserve your Key West light tackle fishing charter 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 Hours
- Check-in time: Please check in 30 minutes before the activity start time.
- Charter for up to 14
- All Licenses Bait and Tackle
- Ice & Coolers
- Bottled Water, Soda, & Premium Beers
- (Bag lunches available for purchase at the docks.)
- Gratuities (Optional)
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.
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