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Florida Keys private guided fishing trip

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 8 reviews.Ramrod Key, United States

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Experience hosted by Jim

4 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll head out to the lower Florida Keys back-country where we'll fish for a variety of species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Shark, Barracuda, Snapper, Sea Trout and a plethora of others in the gin clear waters of the shallows and flats. There will only be the three of us so you'll have a personalized guided trip and my undivided attention whether your asking questions about our unique ecosystem and its surroundings or the techniques and equipment we'll be using to stalk and catch fish on the most fertile and pristine fishing grounds on planet Earth!

We'll typically be fishing depths of two feet to eight feet deep so the visual experience is like nowhere else in the continental United States.

Once we finish our excursion you'll be brought back to our original departure point and you can enjoy some some excellent island eats and tropical cocktails like the locals do at the famous Looe Key Tiki Bar & Grill on Ramrod Key. There's also a gift shop on property so you can pick up some souvenirs for yourself, friends or family members!
We'll head out to the lower Florida Keys back-country where we'll fish for a variety of species such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Shark, Barracuda, Snapper, Sea Trout and a plethora of others in the gin clear waters of the shallows and flats. There will only be the three of us so you'll have a personalized guided trip and my undivided attention whether your asking questions about our unique ecosystem and its surroundings or the techniques and equ…

What's included

  • Equipment
    I’ll be supplying your fishing license, equipment, bait, fresh ice and bott...
From £186
/ person
Sat, 1 Aug
08:00 - 12:00
£186 per person
£186 per person
Sun, 2 Aug
08:00 - 12:00
£186 per person
£186 per person

Meet your host, Jim

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 8 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I’m a full time professional fishing guide/ charter captain and a full time resident of the lower Florida Keys. I’m a master licensed USCG captain and an accredited guide for the Lower Keys Guides Association, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Bonefish Tarpon Trust and the Coastal Conservation Association Florida chapter.. I’ve been fishing the Florida Keys for over 35 years and have a vast knowledge of the waters and the fish that inhabit them.
I guide in the flats and backcountry of the lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key to Key West.
I own and operate a 22’ center console Panga and a 17’ Ankona technical poling skiff.
I’m a full time professional fishing guide/ charter captain and a full time resident of the lower Florida Keys. I’m a master licensed USCG captain and an accredited guide for the Lower Keys Guides Association, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, the Bonefish Tarpon Trust and the Coastal Conservation Association Florida chapter.. I’ve been fishing the Florida Keys for over 35 years and have a vast knowledge of the waters and the fish that inhabit them.
I guide in the flats and back…
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Where you'll be

You'll be in the back-country of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to some of the most diverse, protected and endangered species of marine and wildlife on the planet. Aside from the stunning scenery you may encounter Dolphin, Manatee or the endangered North American Saltwater Crocodile and the prehistoric Sawfish.
The wading birds are plentiful and some common residents are Egrets, Herron, & Roseate Spoonbills!

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Mary
March 2020
Jim was a wonderful host. He was very patient and did his best to ensure that we had a positive experience. We definitely plan to book a trip with him again if coming to Key West again.
Maureen
February 2020
My son and I had a great time on Captain Jim’s Private Fishing Adventure. We boarded his brand new flats boat, and took off at a good clip through the picturesque canals and into the bay to where the fish were lurking. My son and Jim bonded almost immediately, and had a great time catching every type of snapper you can imagine (I had no idea there were so many!) Most were catch and release, but we kept three to have for our dinner. He took us to another spot for shark fishing, but I breathed a sigh of relief when it was time to go and we had not caught any. (We knew they were out there, however, because the whole fish we were using as bait were bitten in half!) After we got on shore, Captain Jim filleted our fish for us, and packed them in ice so that we could take them with us. He is an engaging personality and expert fisherman, and my son and I can’t wait to take another trip with him soon!
My son and I had a great time on Captain Jim’s Private Fishing Adventure. We boarded his brand new flats boat, and took off at a good clip through the picturesque canals and into t…
Craig
February 2020
Jim was great! He worked hard to get us on fish even though the weather was bit challenging. He was very personal and did an especially great job assisting my wife on the trip and making sure she get comfortable. We had a great time-thanks again.
Jim was great! He worked hard to get us on fish even though the weather was bit challenging. He was very personal and did an especially great job assisting my wife on the trip an…
Elias
January 2020
Throughly enjoy our time even though the trip got cut a little short because of the wind. I would definitely recommend this trip if you in the area.
Lisa
February 2020
Great guy and great communication. Probably could use a fish finder on his boat, though.
Julie
February 2020
Great experience overall! Jim was a personable and knowledgeable guide. Definitely recommend this to everyone.

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Sat, 1 Aug
    08:00 - 12:00
    £186 per person
  • Sun, 2 Aug
    08:00 - 12:00
    £186 per person

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

Please call or text me at (305) 332-7555 to determine which trip you would like to do, either an half or full day for two guests and to check on availability for the day in which you would like to go out.
Half day trips are $450.00 and full day trips are $700.00

What to bring

Sunblock / lip balm

Sunglasses. Preferably polarized if you have them, the sea-life you'll see under the water with them is amazing!