Key West Split Fishing Charters are exactly what they sound like: the overall cost of the charter is split between several groups of people or a number of individual people in order to reduce the cost for all. For example, with a group of two in your party, a Key West Charter Captain who has only 4 people booked on a trip that can accommodate 6 may be able to take you on board. Besides being cost-effective and convenient, splitting a charter gives anglers the chance to meet new people and enjoy the greatest sport in the world with new-found friends.
Our Key West Charter Captains offer split charters on the Fish Key West offshore fleet. If you are alone, or with a partner, for $165 we can guarantee that you will get off the dock. Your party can experience the best light tackle fishing in the Keys, all inclusive, with no more than 6 fishermen on the boat. All tackle and live bait are provided; you just bring your sunscreen, camera, and cold drinks.
All of our Key West Charter Boats are powered by quiet, efficient, twin outboard motors, making the runs fast so your fishing time is maximized. Whether you want to fish the Backcountry channels, the Flats, or the Reefs and Wrecks around Key West, our Charter Fishing Boats are equipped for the trip. Plentiful shade, comfortable seating, private restrooms, top-of-the-line fishing gear, and friendly advice from your Key West Fishing Guide will make your day of Key West Fishing a success.
Do I need to buy a fishing license?
No you do not. We have the required Florida Wildlife Commission charter licenses that cover all anglers fishing on our boats.
Do you offer a shuttle to the boat?
Yes, we offer pick-up/drop-off service from anywhere in Key West. Your captain will call you the day before your charter to organize pick-up with you.
How long are the Split Fishing Charter Trips?
1/2 Day Trips = 4 Hours
3/4 Day Trips = 6 Hours
What experience level is necessary?
Our Key West Charter Guides and Captains can provide fun fishing for every angler from first-timer to expert. Whether you are a veteran sport fisherman looking to fine tune your game to Key West waters or a beginner just learning how to use a rod and reel, our Key West Guides are ready with friendly, patient advice and support.
How many people can go fishing on a charter?
We can handle parties of up to 6 anglers.
Are food and refreshments included?
Lunch bag with sandwich, chips and cookies is available at check-in for $10.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed on board?
Yes, mild alcoholic beverages like Beer, Cider, Hard Lemonade, Wine, and Wine Coolers are allowed. However, for everyone’s safety, NO GLASS CONTAINERS are allowed on board – metal or plastic containers only please.
Is fishing gear provided?
Yes, we provide the latest top-of-the-line fishing tackle available. In fact, our charters offer experienced fishermen a great chance to try out some top-notch gear. All fishing equipment is well-maintained, with line changed on a regular basis and terminal set-ups expertly chosen and tied on. Our gear is the best, but experienced fishermen are welcome to bring their favorite rod and reel if they like.
Is bait provided?
Yes. Whatever the fishing calls for: live bait, frozen bait, cut bait, or chum, our Charter Captains will have plentiful supplies on hand. The same thing goes for artificial bait such as lures, flies, or plugs.
What kind of clothing should I bring?
For protection from the hot sun of Key West, it is always best to cover yourself as much as possible. Caps or sun hats, bandanas, sun glasses, and of course sun screen are all necessities. In the winter, it can be quite cool and breezy offshore, so a light weight jacket may be useful. For winter season early morning trips, a pair of light gloves can also add comfort. Bring a small day pack or duffel bag for your extra clothing, cameras, binoculars, and other necessities.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
Any footwear with closed-toes and non-marking soles will be fine.
What is the inclement weather cancellation policy?
Passenger safety is the first priority of all Fish Key West Charter Captains, so trips may occasionally be canceled due to weather or water conditions. Trips will only be canceled with the Captain’s consent, and all cancellations will be made at the dock on the day of the trip.
What is the customary gratuity?
If you had a great trip and are happy with the service provided by our Key West Charter Captain and Crew, a tip of 15-20% of the total trip cost would be very much appreciated. And remember to recommend us to your friends!
Please read the Inside Key West FAQs, or call +1 (866) 259-1333 for assistance with online booking.