Our Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter is the best option for an affordable day on the water with friends, family. Enjoy the best Key West party boat.
Affordable Key West Fishing
Great for Kids
Includes (tackle, bait, and license).
The Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter that’s inspected twice a year by the US Coast Guard. Once anchored, the ship’s amenities—which range from men’s and women’s restrooms to a galley serving snacks—keep anglers comfortable between casts. Our friendly Captains and mates will assist first-time fisherman and even seasoned professionals make the most of their fishing experience. They'll even bait your hook! The Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter gets the fish you want to put on your table! Of course you may keep your fish.
Not sure you know how to do it? Let our experienced crew show you every step of the way. Successful fishing starts with a knowledgeable crew. Bottom fishing for snapper, grouper, mackerel and shark!
Imagine the lightning-like stripe down the side of a yellowtail snapper or the marbled, almost serpentine pattern on a black grouper. The waters off the Florida Keys teem with such visually stunning marine life, and the crews of Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter know how to catch them!
Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.
Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
Check-in time: Please check in 30 minutes before the activity start time.
Fishing Rod (extra $5 on the day)
What To Bring
Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
Likely To Sell Out
Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.
Voucher Confirmation Info
This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.
Local Operator Information
Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
Are gratuities (tip) included in the price?
No. On most Cool Key West tours and activities with guides, mates, captains, and assistance, tips are not included. Our general recommendation is 18-20% when you enjoy a quality service experience.
Are my credit card details safe?
Your information is safe with Cool Key West. We take data protection very seriously and have a 100% secure checkout for all transactions.
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Can I book an activity and leave it open dated?
The majority of travel services provided by Cool Key West must have a pre-booked date designated in order for the activity to cater for passengers. Exceptions to this are attraction passes, hop on/hop off buses and trolley tours.
Can I book this activity when I get there?
Cool Key West activities can only be booked online. It is recommended you pre-book your travel service to avoid disappointment as many of our tours and products are popular and can be sold out early. Therefore, visitors are encouraged to pre-book to ensure a satisfying, worry-free vacation.
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.
I am unable to locate the check-in. What should I do?
If you arrive for your activity start point and you are unable to locate the check-in location, we first recommend calling the local contact phone number found on your confirmation email. If you are unable to reach the local contact, we will be more than happy to help you out.
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 can I do with the fish after I catch it?
A majority of the local restaurants will cook your fish for you. Prices vary. Ask your crew what they recommend. You can also ship your frozen fish to any US address. Supplies are available at all major grocery stores and shipping through FedEx, UPS or USPS.
What do I need to show at check-in?
Most Cool Key West activities accept both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel. However some outliers do exist, so be sure to read your confirmation voucher fully.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter (Max 65 Guests) must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day, you will be issued a full refund by Cool Key West.
What kind of clothing should I bring?
For protection from the hot sun, it is always best to cover yourself as much as possible. Caps or sun hats, bandanas, sunglasses, and of course sunscreen are all necessities. In the winter, it can be quite cool and breezy offshore, so a lightweight 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 fish do you catch?
Since we are bottom fishing, you will catch grunts, porgies, yellowtail snapper, mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, hogfish, red/black grouper, mackerel, and shark. There is also a variety of exotic reef fish that we have been known to catch. Grouper fishing is closed from Jan 1 – May 1 every year.
What kind of shoes should I wear?
Any footwear with closed-toes and non-marking soles will be fine.
When do I need to arrive for check-in?
Unless otherwise noted, please arrive for check-in 30 minutes before your Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter (Max 65 Guests) begins. The exact start time may be based on your chosen options and will be noted on the confirmation you receive after booking.
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter (Max 65 Guests) will be included in your confirmation email.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter (Max 65 Guests) will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Key West. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
Will I get seasick on Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter (Max 65 Guests)?
If you have any doubts about becoming seasick on the water, we recommend taking a Dramamine® Motion Sickness Relief tablet the night before your trip. Some people recommend taking it the night before your cruise and then again that morning so you will not feel so drowsy.
Key West, Florida Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for will be included in your final confirmation email from Cool Key West. Please be sure to double and triple check your email address is correct at checkout so this important email makes it way to you!
Average 4.70 out of 5 stars based on 46 verified reviews from Cool Key West and TripAdvisor
Amazing time and lots of fish!
Lisa Robinson, Sep 2020 Verified
My wife, her sister, and I had a great time! The crew is really on top of things, friendly, knowledgeable, and funny. And the captain made sure we stayed on top of where the fish were. We all caught several fish, and came home exhausted, sunburned, and very happy with the experience. Highly recommend!!
Response, Sep 2020
Lisa, Lisa, thank you for leaving such a nice review and recommendation. Sounds like an awesome day. We are always super excited to get people out on the water to our fishery and show them techniques to catch and smile. Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we look forward to seeing you again.
Arlene Bouza-Jou, Aug 2020 Verified
Everything was perfect on this trip! Absolutely everything!
Response, Aug 2020
Arlene, thank you so much for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your activity on Cool Key West and we had the opportunity to help make your vacation so much fun.
Family of 5 Great memories.
Rey Milian, Aug 2020 Verified
My daughter, wife and I really enjoyed the fishing trip. The Captain and First mate were amazing and always avaliable. We caught lots of fish. We will come back and recommend to all of out friends. ty
Response, Aug 2020
Rey, we are so glad you had a productive day! We look forward to seeing you guys again and we can't take all the credit. It groups like yours that make our day fun too. Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West.
Nathan Carper, Aug 2020 Verified
Great crew! The fishing was great and they filet the fish for you! Would recommend
Response, Aug 2020
Nathan, thanks for leaving a review and giving your recommendation! We are so glad that our crew made your experience so memorable. We’ll be sure to share your great review with them! Thanks for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we hope you'll stop by again soon when you're in.
Amazing trip! Will be back!!
Larry Mullins, Jul 2020 Verified
Crew was amazing!!
Response, Jul 2020
Larry, thanks for leaving feedback on the Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip. We strive to exceed the expectation every trip off our docks. Thanks again for the opportunity to become friends while fishing together. We look forward to your next visit to the island. Thanks again for choosing Cool Key West!
Mauricio Pizarro, Jul 2020 Verified
Response, Jul 2020
Mauricio, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Carlos Mojica, Jul 2020 Verified
Response, Jul 2020
Carlos, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a 5-star rating - it's much appreciated!
Everyone caught a fish!
Ralph Swett, Mar 2020 Verified
The Tortuga charter was perfect for people who want to catch a lot of fish. It was like a non stop fishing frenzy. We were on the morning 9am trip. The Captain and First Mate were amazing, funny and very funny and helpful at the same time. Definitely recommend this charter!!!
Response, Mar 2020
Ralph, thank you very much for your positive feedback on the Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter. We are glad that you enjoyed your activity! Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we look forward to serving you again in the future.
Key west fishing trip
Thomas Brendel, Feb 2020 Verified
The crew took the time to help us with anything we needed to insure we catch fish.
Response, Feb 2020
Thomas, thank you so much for your positive feedback and for taking the time to post this review for the Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter, we're glad that you had a great experience during your trip. Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we look forward to seeing you again.
WILLIAM DEBACCO, Feb 2020 Verified
Very solid for the cost! Capt kevin and deck adam were great. Fixed snarled lines and replaced hooks very quickly with a relatively full boat. Kept track of fish excellently well!! Thanks, and will gladly recommend the tortuga 4!!!
Response, Feb 2020
WILLIAM, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us for the Key West Party Boat Fishing Charter. We are so glad that you do enjoy your Party Boat Fishing here in Key West! Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Cool Key West, we're looking forward to your next visit.
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