Shared Charter – Single Person Pricing
What is Key West Shared Charter Fishing?
Shared charters, also known as split charters, are a great choice for an individual or small party of travelers who don’t want to charter a whole boat and don’t mind making new friends while fishing with an experienced Key West fishing guide. Basically, someone who books a shared charter is asking us to connect them with someone else who wants to fish at the same time and share a charter with them. The destination of these deep water sport fishing trips vary from day to day at the Captain’s discretion based on weather conditions and where the fish are biting. That means you may find yourself fishing over wrecks, reefs or on the pristine open water of the Florida Keys. Either way, you’re sure to have a great time.
Note: Because of the increased financial risk to the Captain on shared charters (the odds are greater for an individual to cancel or no-show as compared to a group charter), most of our Captains ask shared charter clients to pay the balance due at the time of reservation.
What’s Biting Offshore?
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
When Are They Biting Offshore?
January – February – March
Plentiful baitfish and the mild temperature in the Florida Keys this time of year bring a strong variety of fish species. Key West Shark fishing is good along with other Florida game fish. Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Kingfish, Mackerel, Jacks and Grouper including Goliath Grouper are all biting very well.
April – May – June
This is the busiest time of year for Key West fishing charters. Great weather brings the Spring Break vacationers who like to sport fish in the Florida Keys and the fish are eager to accommodate them. Shark, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Kingfish, Grouper, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Barracuda and Jacks. Chances are high for a Key West Grand Slam: a Wahoo, A Dolphin and a billfish (either a Sailfish or Marlin). Trophy fish are waiting for you this time of year.
July – August – September
The warm water off the shores of the Florida Keys keeps big game fish in strong numbers. Barracuda, Bonito, Marlin, Jacks, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Shark, Snapper, all species of Grouper and Wahoo are all basking in the warmth and looking for a meal….even on the end of a hook.
October – November – December
Although the cooler fall months are a great choice for a full day of sport fishing in Key West. The weather will dictate what will be biting during this seasonal transition. Warm weather means a continuation of the large variety and high numbers of fish found during the summer months. If a brisk weather front moves in, you can still count on landing game fish like: Barracuda, Bonito, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Snapper, Sailfish, Shark, Spanish Mackerel and Wahoo.
The tackle used will depend strongly on the species being hunted, water conditions and the weather. Typically, medium to heavy tackle (heavier weight rods and line test) are used along with combinations of live and dead bait to attract various game fish of the Florida Keys.