Key West Deep Sea Fishing Charter – Half Day

Does your “bucket list” include landing a trophy fish like a Marlin or Sailfish? Then a Key West Deep Sea fishing charter is for you! With so many species of deep sea sport fish available, it’s no wonder why Florida Keys fishing charters are so popular with anglers of all abilities.

When you charter your own Key West Deep Sea Fishing boat for a half-day, you get four hours of world-class offshore fishing for yourself and up to five anglers. During your half-day fishing charter, you may encounter species such as

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  • Dolphin fish (AKA Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper
  • King Mackerel
  • Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Shark
  • Snapper
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna
  • Wahoo

A private charter is just that — a private adventure where you rent the entire boat. Bring up to five friends or family — or go by yourself. You’re in charge. works with the best fishing charter operators in the Florida Keys to make sure that your once-in-a-lifetime sport fishing adventure is a great time, for yourself and your whole party.

Not sure which kind of charter or fishing trip is right for you? Call a Fun Coordinator at 1-888-667-4386 to get the insider information on the different species that are biting, the tour boats, the best Key West fishing guides, and more.

Departure Times

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.

Key West Fishing Charter Cancellation Policy

Many trips are booked days or weeks in advance, and fishing charters sell out often. Because of demand, Key West fishing charter cancellations must be received at least five (5) days before your scheduled departure date, or no refunds or credit will be issued. A full refund will be issued if the boat’s Captain cancels due to inclement weather. No-shows will result in a full charge to you credit card. Please contact Tours Key West at 888-667-4386 to cancel or reschedule.

Key West Fishing Charter Departure Point

Charter Boat Row, Garrison Bight Marina, Key West
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Frequently Asked Questions about Key West Fishing Charters

1. Do I need to buy a fishing license?
No. The captain’s license covers all fishing on the boat.

2. What is the length of the trips offered?
1/2 Day Trips = 4 Hours
3/4 Day Trips = 6 Hours
Full Day Trips = 8 Hours

3. What experience level is necessary?
From novice to expert, anglers with any level of fishing experience are welcome.

4. How many anglers can fish?
Offshore boats can accommodate up to 6 people.

5. Are food and beverages included?
No. You are responsible for your own food and beverage.

6. Are alcoholic beverages allowed on board?
Yes. Mild beverages (i.e. Beer, Wine, Wine Coolers, Ciders, Hard Lemonade) are allowed.
No glass beverage bottles are permitted! All beverages must come in either cans or plastic containers.

7. Is fishing gear provided?
Yes. You’ll use the latest and best tackle on the market today. All line is changed on a regular basis. However, you are always welcome to bring your favorite rod and reel if you like.

8. What kind of clothing should you bring?
We recommend you cover up as much as the weather will allow. You may need a lightweight jacked during the winter months. Always bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock to protect yourself from our tropical sunshine.

9. What kind of shoes should I wear?
Any closed toe, non-black soles will be fine.

10. What is the cancellation policy regarding weather?
The trip may be canceled by captain’s consent only. This will be the day of the charter at the dock.

11. Can I have a replica mount made of my fish?
Yes. Gray Taxidermy can arrange have your trophy sent home to brag about forever.

12. How much of a gratuity is considered customary?
If you had a great trip and are happy with the service provided, 15-20% of the trip cost is appreciated.

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