Fishing Guide for Biscayne Bay and Florida Keys!

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

We specialize in fly fishing for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, and Sharks in the beautiful and rich flats of the Florida Keys. Fly fishing is my favorite way of fishing, and I will give you the necessary instruction and coaching to accomplish your goals according to your level of expertise. I also offer fly casting instruction. Although, you should employ plenty of time practicing before your charter or hire a casting instructor. Let’s face it, the fish in the Keys are challenging, big and spooky. Whoever told you the opposite is not being honest. You need to bring your “A-game” in order to be successful. Practice, practice, practice – before your charter. | SEASONS: Late Winter and Spring are my favorite times of the year, as the annual migration of Tarpon takes off, and the fish start moving to the backcountry, passes, inlets and ocean side areas of the Keys. Even though Spring is when we will find the major concentrations of fish, we can find Tarpon and fish for them all year long at different locations. Tarpon fishing on the fly is very addicting. Once you see a school of Tarpon swimming over clear bottom or a fish “laid up” floating motionless right beneath the surface, you will understand what I am saying. Then, you make a cast, that fish starts tracking the fly, cracks his mouth open, sucks the fly in, takes off jumping, cartwheeling, and ripping 150 yards off your reel. That will be it, you will be hooked for life. | LOCATIONS: In the Keys, I fish out of Biscayne Bay, Flamingo, Key Largo, Islamorada, Big Pine Key, Key West and points in between these areas. During Tarpon season, Islamorada is usually my home base, but I trailer my boat to where the fishing is best or to where the weather will be best at any given day during the season. I offer mobility and flexibility. | My goal is to put you on fish and give you as many shots as possible that can result in bites or fish caught. Tarpon fishing on the fly is a learning process and takes time and many trips to develop the necessary skills to be a successful Tarpon angler. After you have developed “Tarpon fever,” you will decide where you want to get whether it is tournament fishing, catching your biggest fish, or most fish in a day. The sky’s the limit. | BOAT: The Maverick HPX-T 17, equipped with a Yamaha 70 two-stroke is my boat of choice for sight fishing in the shallow waters of the Everglades. This boat is extremely light and nimble on the pole, yet very stable and spacious. It floats in 5 inches of water and runs in a mud puddle. there is not a redfish or snook that’s too shallow for this boat. It is also outfitted with oversized/custom made spray rails to keep my clients dry and comfortable during those long runs. | RATES: Full-Day (8 Hours): $700 USD; 3/4 Day (6 Hours): $600 USD; Half-Day (4 Hours): $500 USD; Miami Night Tarpon Fishing (5 Hours): $500 USD; Salt Water, Fly Fishing - Full Day 1–2 People. Available trip add-ons: 3rd angler (bait trips only) $65.00. Included in Above Trips: Fees include fuel, ice, tackle, and fishing licenses. Tips are customary but at the client’s discretion.

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Fishing gear
Livewell / Baitwell


17 ft.
HPX-T 17
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My name is Alex Zapata, a USCG licensed and insured Captain. I guide fishermen on the beautiful flats of Biscayne Bay, the Everglades and the Florida Keys. I have been fishing the waters of South Florida and the Keys for over 15 years. My goal is to show you a great time on the water. I’m a laid back and patient guide who will work very hard to make your day on the water a success. I only fish high quality fishing tackle. My fly rods are made by Winston and Hardy. Fly reels are Tibor and Abel reels. My spinning gear is made by TFO, Penn and Shimano. I also custom tie my own flies. Come fish with me and experience the beauty and great fishing that South Florida has to offer.
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  • 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.