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Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter (up to 14 passengers)
Cool Key West brings you a great value in thrilling Key West light tackle fishing with this Family-Friendly Fishing Tour on the calm inshore waters along the Gulf side of Key West. Limited-capacity trips on a classic open boat deliver fishing fun or relaxing tours of the historic harbors and scenic shorelines of Key West.
- Small-group trips with a maximum of 14 guests in a vessel certified for 30 passengers
- Professional captain and mate for safe, comfortable, productive fishing
- Clean restroom, shaded seating, complimentary cold beverages, and cooler space for your snacks
- Licenses, top-quality fishing tackle, bait, and ice included
- Authorized reseller of FishKeyWest.com™ Charters
Come aboard with Cool Key West to get in on some Key West light tackle fishing action on the sheltered inshore water where calm conditions and a short run out make for easy, relaxing, fun fishing. Our Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charters are small-group adventures limited to a maximum of 14 guests and priced to be a great value if you just want to go out on a Key West fishing charter with family and friends.
Get the kids out on the water or simply add an exciting morning of Key West fishing to your island visit. You will go out aboard a classic open-deck launch to fish spots just minutes from shore. The open-air ride and 360-degree views combine with the close-up fishing experience that only a smaller boat can offer to deliver unforgettable thrills. Kids and beginners can reel in Mangrove and Yellowtail Snapper, Grunts, Sea Trout and other small species by the dozens when the bite gets hot. And when the Lemon Sharks and Barracuda come in on the chum trail, the fights can get serious.
Key West sportfishing is world famous, but the incredible multi-species light tackle fishing that can be found off the Gulf shoreline of the island is often overlooked as anglers go out to deep waters after Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish and the other big gamefish. But for fast action and family fun, nothing beats a Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter. Especially for kids, seniors, or new fisherpersons, a long run offshore and hours out in the sun, wind, and swells may not deliver the ideal Key West fishing experience. And even veteran saltwater fishermen have to smile when they can look down and see clouds of fish swarming the bait just a couple yards away.
Our inshore charter boat is perfect for hitting the best fishing holes in the nearshore waters of Key West. Originally a launch used to carry crew members and their gear between land and large ships anchored offshore, this vessel was built to be safe and tough enough to carry loads of up to 50 people as a working boat. Now Coast Guard certified as a charter for up to 30 passengers, it easily offers comfortable, shaded seating and plenty of fishing room with a maximum of 14 guests aboard.
A clean marine head restroom along with complimentary ice-cold water, sodas, and premium beer make for an enjoyable 3- or 4-hour fishing trip. Or book a relaxing scenic cruise around the island for your group. Bring a picnic lunch, enjoy a cold drink, and watch the shoreline of Key West slide by with its interesting views and historic highlights.
A full-time professional Key West charter fishing captain and expert first mate ensure that you find the best Key West fishing possibilities for the season and water conditions while keeping everyone safe and having fun. Don’t worry about licenses, bait, and fishing tackle–everything is included, and even first-time anglers will have all the help they need to reel in fish like tournament pros.
You never know what is going to bite next and that is half the fun. On the light gear, even small fish deliver a good fight. There is nothing like seeing a kid’s surprised smile when their rod bends almost double and they hurry to reel in their first fish.
Our Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter is one of the most economical ways to get out on the water. Both new fishermen and experts can enjoy a fun boat ride, drop a line in the water, and maybe even bring back some fillets for a delicious fish dinner. Your mate will clean your catch and point you to a local restaurant where they will cook it up perfectly for you.
Seats are limited on these small-capacity Key West light tackle fishing charters, so take advantage of our Cool Key West secure online booking system and plan your outing now. A Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter or harbor and shoreline tour will be a highlight of any Key West visit. Don’t let this one get away!
- 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: 4 Hours
- Check-in time: Please check in 30 minutes before the activity start time.
- Charter for up to 14
- All Licenses Bait and Tackle
- Ice & Coolers
- Bottled Water, Soda, & Premium Beers
- (Bag lunches available for purchase at the docks.)
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
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.
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
- For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
- If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
- Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
- Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
- This activity requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given to travelers by the Cool Key West customer support team.
How long are your fishing charters?
1/2 Day Trips = 4 Hours
3/4 Day Trips = 6 Hours
Full-Day Trips = 8 Hours
Trips usually go out at 8 am & 1 pm.
Please note, on some days we offer extended 10 & 12-hour trips, and we seasonally run night charters. The exact current availability will be shown in the book now widget after you select your date.
Will I get seasick on Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter (up to 14 passengers)?
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.
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.
Where is the meeting point for this activity?
Detailed check-in instructions – including meeting point address, Google map, and parking information – for Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter (up to 14 passengers) will be included in your 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 its way to you!
Where can I park my car?
If required, parking instructions for the Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter (up to 14 passengers) will be included in your confirmation email.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the Key West Private Inshore Light Tackle Fishing Charter (up to 14 passengers) must be canceled due to bad weather, and you cannot go on another day or time, you will be issued a refund by Cool Key West.
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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!
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