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Charter rate (For up to 4 people) $667 USD
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By definition, backcountry fishing is fishing that is done on the inland waters around the flats in the shallows and channels. This area is pristine, clear, and, best of all, always full of fish.

Come fish the beautiful, clear, and calm inshore waters of Key West! Our 24’ bay boats are comfortable and shallow to get you to where the fish are. We get to the fishing grounds quickly so that we can make the most of our day. We do stand-up fishing with light tackle spin fishing gear or fly fishing gear (your choice) to catch the best fish out there, and we practice catch-and-release on all inedible species (and keep a few of the ones that are good for eating!).

In the backcountry, we're always on the hunt for many different species of fish. In fact, during the winter, it is not uncommon to have one of our fishing charters come back with 20+ species of fish. Backcountry fishing appeals to folks who just want to bend rods on many different species of fish, or on whatever is available--as long as it fights.

Here's a general guide to what we catch and when we catch it:
Winter (November-February): Snappers, jacks, barracudas, ladyfish, trout, mackerel, cobia, sharks, bluefish
Spring (March-June): Tarpon, snappers, barracudas, sharks, jacks, permit
Summer (July-October): Bonefish, tarpon, permit, snappers, barracudas, sharks

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private fishing charter for 4 hours
  • Services of an experienced captain
  • Rods, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses
  • Bottled water and ice
  • Opportunity to reel in the BIG one!

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (4 hrs) Departure time is flexible. Please contact ShoreTrips for a different time before you book.
  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs) Departure time is flexible. Please contact ShoreTrips for a different time before you book.
  • 1:00 PM (4 hrs) Departure time is flexible. Please contact ShoreTrips for a different time before you book.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• You'll need to take a taxi to the marina. The taxi will cost about $20-$30 each way and take about 15 minutes from the cruise ship pier. If you're staying at a hotel, consult with the concierge to see how long the taxi ride will be and how much it will cost.
• We suggest that you bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, a camera/video camera, big smiles, and a positive attitude.
• To prevent motion sickness, get a good night's sleep the night before and avoid greasy foods prior to the trip.
• You may bring along some sodas and put them in our cooler. We'll provide bottled water and ice.
• Every day may be a fishing day, but not necessarily a catching day. Catching fish is not guaranteed.


• There is a maximum of 4 people for this tour.