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  • Location:Key West, Florida
  • Duration:4 - 8 hours

Key West Backcountry or Flats Fishing Charter

Take to the waters off the coast of Key West for an exciting half- to full-day fishing excursion. Choose from a 4-, 6- or 8-hour adventure on a fully equipped charter skiff or 21-foot Sea Pro boat to Key West’s backcountry or flats. Enjoy the scenic view while trying to catch tarpon, permit, snapper, shark, barracuda and more. This guided voyage is perfect for both the experienced and novice angler alike. Fishing license, all bait and tackle and a cooler to keep food and beverages are included.

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  • Key West back country or flats fishing trip
  • Board a charter boat for an exciting fishing adventure from Key West
  • Try your hand at catching snapper, shark, barracuda and more!
  • Fully equipped boats and an experienced guide will ensure you enjoy a successful fishing adventure
  • Fishing license, all bait and tackle and a cooler included

What You Can Expect

Key West Backcountry or Flats Fishing Charter

Key West Backcountry or Flats Fishing Charter

There are two charter options on this fishing adventure to Key West’s backcountry or flats.

The backcountry voyage features plenty of action and a wide variety of species — like tarpon, permit, snapper, shark and barracuda — ranging in size from a mere two pounds to over 200. By nature, backcountry fishing is less technical than flats fishing, with steady waters surrounding the mangrove channels of Key West’s marine sanctuary. The trip begins in a modern, 21-foot Sea Pro boat, powered by 150 horsepower Mercury outboards and built specifically for shallow, backcountry fishing. Each boat can accommodate between one and four guests.

The flats fishing excursion features a smaller skiff, built for no more than two people plus a guide, in search of tarpon, permit and bonefish. It can be likened to hunting, only in a boat. Head to the shallow waters of Key West’s marine sanctuary, skim the surface for visible prey, then quietly approach the fish, make a precise cast and try to land that trophy.

Either fishing adventure promises a memorable and exciting opportunity to explore the beautiful Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. All the necessary bait and tackle, plus a fishing license and a cooler to store food and drinks, are included.

Customer Reviews

BARTHELEMY M France

4 star rating: Recommended August 2008

Very good.

BARTHELEMY M France

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2008

It wasn't what we expected. We wanted to catch big fish and only caught small fish. We could do this everywhere.
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