The best reasons to visit Key West, Florida, are the multiple opportunities to fish at an assortment of different locations to hunt for a wide array of fantastic game fish species. The choices, depending on the season, are plentiful. You can rely on Captain Mike Ledrews knowledge of the local waters to guide you to the best locations to fish while you are visiting. His brand new thirty-six-foot Sea Vee is a powerful (dual three hundred horsepower Yamaha outboards) vessel that offers anglers an opportunity to enjoy both light tackle fishing in shore and deep sea trolling offshore all in a single day.
One of the most popular inshore species is tarpon. These huge fish can weigh up to one hundred and forty pounds. Tarpon love to bite on cut bait in the Key West Harbor during the spring and summertime. These excellent fighting fish can also be snagged in the saltwater flats.
Permit is another species that can be hooked in the harbor as well as the flats. These silvery sport fish can be caught with green peeler crabs off shallow reefs and wrecks during their spawning season.
There are also ample opportunities to catch three hundred pound sharks in the shallows during their spawn. Some of these toothy predators can also be caught near a wreck or reef while hunting smaller fish. Sharks in the region include lemons, blacktips, nurses, bulls and even hammerheads and tigers.
Mike is also experienced heading offshore on the Atlantic side of Key West to chase marlin, sailfish, wahoo, blackfin tuna, mahi mahi, and more. You will never forget the feeling of hooking one of these excellent game fish while trolling the deep water near the Gulf Stream.
One of the more unique charters that Mike offers is his shrimp boat excursion in the Gulf of Mexico. Blackfin tuna follow the shrimp boats throughout the night awaiting the dump of the bycatch (unwanted species) by the shrimpers. You can have some great fun casting for tuna behind one of these trawlers.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity iscancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.
How long is each Fishing Trip?
1/2 Day Trips = 4 Hours 3/4 Day Trips = 6 Hours Full Day Trips = 8 Hours.
Are food and beverages included?
No they are not, however you are more than welcome to bring your favorite foods and beverages and we will provide a cooler and ice to keep them fresh and cold for you.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Yes, alcoholic beverages like Beer, Wine, and Wine Coolers are allowed. However, for everyone’s safety, Glass containers are not permitted - metal or plastic containers only please.
Is fishing gear provided?
Yes, top-of-the-line fishing gear is provided.
Is bait provided?
Yes. Bait is provided on all of our fishing trips.
What is the customary gratuity?
If you enjoyed your trip and are satisfied with the service provided by our Captain and Crew, a tip of 15-20% of the total trip cost would be very much appreciated.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Key West Visitor Guide is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
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