Key West Backcountry or Flats Fishing Charter

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Key West Backcountry or Flats Fishing Charter information and booking

4 - 8 hours
Departs from
Fishing trips depart from the Sea Horse Marina
Returns to
Fishing trips return to original departure point
Time of departure
8am 1pm 5:30 pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Embark on a Key West fishing adventure and get ready for lots of action! Take a fishing trip on a charter boat off Florida’s Key West and get the opportunity to catch different species of fish while admiring the beautiful landscape. Try your hand at catching snapper, shark, barracuda and more as you explore Key West’s backcountry or flats on a fishing trip perfect for the experienced angler and novice fisher alike!

Backcountry Fishing

Back country fishing allows the angler to fish in the serene waters surrounding the flats and mangrove channels of Key West’s national marine sanctuary. Similar to fishing on a calm lake, these trips routinely produce outstanding catches of tarpon, permit, snapper, shark, barracuda and more.

Your trip starts in a modern 21-foot (6.5-meter) Sea Pro boat, specially built for shallow back country fishing. These boats are powered by 150-horsepower mercury outboards, and are fully equipped to ensure you enjoy a successful fishing adventure.
Each boat can accommodate from up to four guests.

Flats Fishing
Embark on a flats fishing trip and explore the waters in search of the ‘big three’ -- tarpon, permit and bonefish. Using small skiffs with no more than two anglers, these boats enable the guide to pole across extremely shallow waters.

Anglers often equate true flats fishing to hunting. Feel the adrenaline rush as you skim the surface in search for visible prey. Quietly approach the fish, precisely place your cast, and masterfully play the fish as it runs over the flats. Try your hand at landing your trophy fish – truly a memory to last a lifetime!

Flats boats can only accommodate up to two anglers along with the guide.

What's included

  • All bait and tackle
  • Licenses
  • Backcountry skiff charter or flats fishing boat charter
  • A cooler with ice for your drinks and food (drinks and food not provided)

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks