Florida Keys Backcountry Fishing Charter!

17 ft
Boat length
Up to 2
This boat is rented with a captain
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The boat

Top notch Florida Keys backcountry fishing on a shallow water skiff with Captain Jim Loftus of Mile Marker 27 Fishing Charters.

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 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!

Back-country / Inshore / Flats Fishing:

Fishing the shallows of the Lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key to Key West. The vessel leaves the dock at 8:00 am. Please arrive a few minutes early to be briefed on safety procedures and equipment.


Half-Day Charter (For 2 People): $450USD

Full-Day Charter (For 2 People): $700 USD

Afternoon Tarpon Charter: This trip is seasonal and only available April 15 through June, the trip departs the dock at 4:30 pm. and returns at approximately 8:30 pm.

Price is based on two guests: $450 USD

We Provide Everything You Need:

You won't have to worry about not being prepared. We provide everything you need to get you started on the right foot. We provide licenses, rods, bait, tackle, and we even fillet your catch free of charge. fishing trips.

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Rod holders
Cooler / Ice chest
Children's life jackets
Fishing gear
Fish Finder
Livewell / Baitwell
Depth finder
VHF Radio


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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.
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Things to know

Allowed on boat

kids under 12
red wine

  • Free cancellations until 30 days before the booking start time.
  • 50% refund for cancellations between 15-30 days before the booking start time.
  • Cancellations within 14 days of the booking start time are non-refundable.
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This boat belongs to a Commercial Owner, an independent boat rental company. A Commercial Owner is an independent, Boatsetter-approved boat rental company who provides their own insurance to their guests.

A security deposit hold (not a charge) will be placed on your credit card 48 hours before your booking starts to cover any incidental damage that may occur during your rental. This hold is released 48 hours after the booking is complete, if no claims are made. The security deposit amount for the boat you are booking will be outlined during the check-out process.

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If requested, the owner can provide a list of available captains for bareboat charter or the renter can use their own qualified captain. If the boat is being time chartered, the owner will provide the Captain.