First Choice Charters

Join Captain Larry Wren on board his 37’ Merritt. She’s an offshore sportfishing boat, built in 1958 and restored in 2011 – like a fine wine she’s only gotten better with age. Her spacious deck allows for up to 6 anglers to fish at the same time in comfort, without tangling lines or bumping elbows. You’ll cruise comfortably across the water, thanks to her twin Cummins engines with 355HP each.

The fish species you’ll target with Capt. Larry are all offshore A-listers. Anglers looking to flex their hard-earned fishing muscles can hook up Amberjack or Mahi Mahi. If you’re a fan of trolling you can go after King Mackerel. You can also bottom fish for tasty Yellowtail Snapper and Grouper.

However, the main stars of the show are the big pelagic predators that First Choice Charters will take you after. Gorgeous Blue or White Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna are waiting offshore for the right angler to give them a fight. Kite fishing seasonally, Sailfish is a special treat! The captain also offers special Swordfishing trips where he’ll take you after them, with some light trolling on the way back.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned sea wolf, Capt. Larry knows exactly how to assist you! He holds a Blue Star certificate issued by the National Marine Sanctuary making him an expert on the local ecosystem and responsible angling practices. Capt. Larry has guided guests on amazing fishing trips for the past 15 years and offers premier customer service.

There’s no minimum age for kids on trips with First Choice Charters. Vests for kids under 6 years old should be provided by the parents. Please let the Capt. know about any special needs guests before the trip.

So, if you’re looking for an epic fight to write home about or just a relaxing charter for the entire family, book a trip with First Choice Charters and see for yourself why Florida has the sterling fishing reputation it does.

Captain Larry and his team are fully vaccinated with Pfizer



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Viaje Privado
    Half Day Trip
    ¡solicitado! Reservado hace: 4 días
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    4 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $975
    Spend 4 hours sport fishing. You will fish the closest waters in Islamorada. This area is home to Snapper, Barracuda, and Sailfish during the winter months. A great first-time or family activity. ***NOTE: No Mahi 1/2 day trips: May through October
  • Viaje Privado
    3/4 Day Trip
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    6 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    If 4 hours of fishing isn't enough, add 2 more and enjoy excellent fishing for a little bit longer! You can target sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Swordfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, and many others! You will fish between 10 and 20 miles away from the dock. Note: 20% tip payable to the captain after the trip.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Trip
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $1,450
    Spending an entire day fishing the bountiful waters off the coast of Florida may sound like a dream, but it's reality! You'll go after Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Barracuda, and whatever else takes the bait. You will head out between 3 and 40 miles offshore. Note: 20% tip payable to the captain after the trip.
  • Viaje Privado
    Extended Swordfishing Trip
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    12 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    $2,000
    This trip will take you 28 miles offshore after the prestigious Swordfish. The boat is equipped with electric reels to help you reel the big beasts in! During the summer months you can troll for Mahi Mahi and Tuna on your way back from the trip. ** 20% tip payable to the captain after the trip ** *10% Fuel Surcharge*
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day – Offshore Deep Droping!
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada May 1 - Sep 1
    $2,100
    Fish the deep reefs (500 to 1000 feet). Deepwater fish is the best-eating! This trip utilizes modern electric reels or hand crank to catch the fish from the bottom. This trip can be combined with offshore trolling for mahi.
  • Viaje Privado
    Full Day Fish – Kite Fishing
    Baja Tarija Depósito no reembolsable
    8 Horas de Viaje, Empieza 7:00 AM
    Viaje de temporada Nov 1 - Apr 1
    $2,100
    Ever wanted to be on the boat with the kites in the air? We offer seasonal kite fishing specialty trips. This trip is geared towards sailfishing and is available from November through April. The thrill of watching the billfish eat the bait! Conditions dictate availability. Google eyes will be included along with freshly caught bait in the day.
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Sobre el Captain

Larry Wren
Islamorada, Florida, Estados Unidos
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Miembro desde Octubre 2014
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
My name is Captain Larry Wren and I would like to invite you to fish on the First Choice! My philosophy is simple, to supply the best boat, tackle, and not to sweat the extra expenses in doing this (after all you are worth it!). As a young child I fished Islamorada with Captain Hugh Brown and I was hooked for life. In an eighth grade report I wrote of becoming a charter captain in Islamorada. I have fished the world extensively both fresh and saltwater and have to say the fly rod should get more usage

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Especies de Interés

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Especificaciones del barco

Merritt (Offshore sport fishing) construido en 1958, y restaurado en 2011. Impulsado por 2 355HP Cummins motores, con una velocidad máxima de crucero de 28 nudos.

Longitud
37 ft
Capacidad
6 personas

Tipos de Pesca

Pesca Cerca de la Costa
Pesca en Alta Mar
Pesca en Arrecife
Pesca de Naufragio

Técnicas de Pesca

Equipo Ligero
Equipo Pesado
Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
Troleo
Spinning
Pesca con Mosca
Kite Fishing
Pesca de Mar Profundo

Servicios

Baño
Full-head and sink
Silla de combate
GPS
Localizador de peces
Flybridge
With tuna tower
Vivero para la carnada

El Viaje Incluye

Cañas, carretes y equipo
Penn, Shimano, Crystal
Carnada Viva
Prepared before except during winter – its caught
Señuelos
Limpieza y Fileteado
Marinero
20%
Licencia de Pesca

Política de Cancelación

Depósito no reembolsable

Si no es seguro viajar, puedes cancelar sin cargo o cambiar la fecha de tu reserva.

Políticas

Traslado no incluído
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Se permiten niños
Min. age required 6+, vests available for 6+
Te quedas con la pesca
Se permite captura y liberación

Pago

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

Cuando el capitán confirme tu viaje, FishingBooker cargará a su tarjeta de crédito un depósito del 10% para garantizar la reserva.

El saldo restante se pagará directamente al operador del charter en la fecha del viaje o antes en uno de los siguientes métodos de pago:

Efectivo
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Al pagar el saldo restante con tarjeta de crédito, habrá un cargo adicional del 3%

Islamorada Calendario de Pesca

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Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Barco
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Apto para niños
85%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
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Rob D.
Drexel Hill, PA
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Full day trip with Captain Larry

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip on Agosto 12, 2022
Out the door by 630 for 7a departure on offshore fishing charter First Choice by Captain Larry out of Islamorada.  On way...
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Jon M.
Boca Raton, FL
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Half day with captain Larry Wren

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip on Noviembre 22, 2022
Had a great time with Captain Larry. Weather was great so we went outside trolling. We caught about 10 tuna and bonita. There...
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Jennifer L.
Marathon, FL
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Barco
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3/4 of a day of fishing

VERIFICADO   3/4 Day Trip on Agosto 24, 2022
My family & I had the best day on the water! Captain Larry & his mate did everything they could to put us on fish and they...
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Beatrice A.
Clewiston, FL
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Full day trip with Capt. Larry & Mate John

VERIFICADO   Full Day Trip on Agosto 3, 2022
My family and I had an amazing time on the water fishing with Caprain Larry and his mate John.  They well exceeded our expectations!...
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Vicki L.
Fairchild, WI
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Half day trip with Captain Larry

VERIFICADO   Half Day Trip on Noviembre 20, 2022
Had a great morning fishing with Captain Larry and his first Mate Peter - who were both friendly and knowledgeable. The weather...
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FAQs about First Choice Charters

First Choice Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $975 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $2,000 per group - Extended Swordfishing Trip (12 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - Full Day – Offshore Deep Droping! (8 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - Full Day Fish – Kite Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with First Choice Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Baño Full-head and sink
  • Silla de combate
  • GPS
  • Localizador de peces
  • Flybridge With tuna tower
  • Vivero para la carnada
  • Outriggers
  • Radio
  • Sonar

Trips booked with First Choice Charters include:
  • Cañas, carretes y equipo (Penn, Shimano, Crystal)
  • Carnada Viva (Prepared before except during winter – its caught)
  • Señuelos
  • Limpieza y Fileteado
  • Marinero (20%)
  • Licencia de Pesca

First Choice Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Pesca Cerca de la Costa
  • Pesca en Alta Mar
  • Pesca en Arrecife
  • Pesca de Naufragio

First Choice Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Equipo Ligero
  • Equipo Pesado
  • Pesca de Fondo/ Bottom Fishing
  • Troleo
  • Spinning
  • Pesca con Mosca
  • Kite Fishing
  • Pesca de Mar Profundo

Top targeted fish species with First Choice Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Wahoo