Florida Keys fishing and Key West fishing should be on your top 10 list of best things to do on your Key West vacation. Experienced fishing guides navigate the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean with the best equipment to help you catch Tarpon, Grouper, Tuna, Snapper, Kingfish and Marlin. Professional fishing guides and captains will help you hook Wahoo, Sailfish, Dolphin and Barracuda. Are there sharks in Key West? Yes, and your guide can help you catch a shark!
Fly fishing in Key West, flats fishing, offshore fishing and light tackle fishing are popular among vacationers and residents alike. World-class fishing tournaments feature Key West's best fishing guides and captains and take place throughout the year. What's biting in Key West? It just depends on the season. Ask your fishing captain what to expect you'll catch on your charter.
Fishing charters with professional, licensed captains and crews are available in Key West's Charterboat Row, along the Historic Seaport, on Stock Island and Key West marinas. Choose from full-day or half-day fishing charters or have your captain schedule a custom fishing trip for you and your family.
Check our Calendar of Events for fishing tournaments in the Florida Keys during your vacation!
Let's go fishing in Key West...
Most fishing charter boats supply coolers, ice and water – some provide snacks, box lunches or concessions. Depending on the fishing boat, you may have air conditioning and restrooms, too. Be sure to check with your fishing charter for what you should bring for your day on the water. Hats, sunscreen and sunglasses are a MUST along with a camera to take pictures of your big catch of the day!
Some guides offer fishing trips combined with snorkeling, spear fishing, dolphin watching or other activities. Ask your captain if you're interested in one of these combination fishing trips.
Florida is the fishing capitol of the world and Key West offers some of the best fishing in Florida. Don't miss your chance to catch fish, enter a fishing tournament and have a great day out on the water. By yourself, with your fishing buddies or with your whole family – this is among the top 10 things to do on your Key West vacation.