Key West Permit Fishing Charters

Key West Permit Fishing Charters

Best Permit Fishing Charters in Key West

Key West: 50 chárteres de pesca disponibles
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(501 reviews)
Key West
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viajes desde US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Key West
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viajes desde US $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(102 reviews)
Key West
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viajes desde US $500
Excellent
4.5 / 5
(119 reviews)
Key West
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viajes desde US $1,100
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(109 reviews)
Stock Island
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viajes desde US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(238 reviews)
Key West
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viajes desde US $500
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(137 reviews)
Stock Island
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viajes desde US $500
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4.9 / 5
(58 reviews)
Key West
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viajes desde US $600

Permit Fishing in Key West

Permit
  • Size 10 to 30lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Reef, Flats, Backcountry

(Trachinotus falcatus)

Discover the “Permit capital of the world” with a Key West Permit fishing guide. At the southernmost point of the US, the warm, shallow waters are ideal for Permit. Head to the inshore flats or beyond to “The Lakes” and Marquesas Island Toll and discover some of the best Permit fishing in the world.  

What to Expect

Permit put up an incredible fight but catching their bite isn’t straightforward. These spooky fish need a lot of attention, skill, and carefulness to land.
 
While Permit eat a range of different crustaceans, they’ll flee at the hint that they’re being hunted. Fishing enthusiasts will love this game of cat and mouse, while beginners may not find it to their taste.
 
You want a light vessel with a shallow hull for these flats. A skiff or a flats boat will do the job. Light and agile, your captain will pole you along. This will get you on top of the spooky fish without causing a disturbance.
 
The beauty of fishing out of Key West is that it's right there! Within minutes, you’ll be on the productive flats, casting away. Even on a four-hour trip, you’ll still get to test your angling skills.
 
On six and eight-hour trips, you’ll explore a range of fishing grounds. Head to “the lakes” and Marquesas Island Toll, where you’ll find some of the largest Permit around. Along the sand flats and grassy-bottomed shallows, you’ll sight cast for the tailing fish. You can also try fly fishing here!
 
You could combine a trip to target Permit with hunting Tarpon and Bonefish to complete the inshore “Grand Slam.” Take a Key West Permit fishing guide from early spring through summer and for the best chance of the prize.

How to Prepare

Key West Permit fishing guides will have everything set up ready for you. There’s no need for a fishing license, and all rods and reels will be provided. Just check with your captain if he provides live bait. If you fancy going fly fishing, then you may also need to bring your own gear. 
 
Bottled water may be provided, but you should bring your own drinks and snacks. Stay refreshed and make the most of your time on the crystal clear waters. Get ready to battle it out with prized Permit in Key West, and see why this is one of the best spots in the world!
 

Key West Permit Temporadas de Pesca

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Seasonality

Permit fishing in Key West varies moderately throughout the year. High season is April to October. Low season is January. There is no closed season.
Key West
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4.5 / 5
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Reseñas de Pesca en Permit Fishing in Key West

Don’t go if you’re above average afraid of getting sea sick. If you get sick, the whole boat kind of suffers.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t go if you’re above average afraid of getting sea sick. If you get sick, the whole boat kind of suffers.
Gulfstream IV Party Fishing Boat
Gulfstream IV Party Fishing Boat
Not sure what to recommend since this was my first time. Maybe motion sickness medicine.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not sure what to recommend since this was my first time. Maybe motion sickness medicine.
Capt. Conch Charters - Stella Blue
Capt. Conch Charters - Stella Blue
It can get really windy and a bit chilly this time of year. If the forecast is windy and under 70 degrees, highly recommend dressing in layers and prepare for a bit of a rougher ride on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can get really windy and a bit chilly this time of year. If the forecast is windy and under 70 degrees, highly recommend dressing in layers and prepare for a bit of a rougher ride on the water.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Have fun whilst enjoying the splendid scenery! Captain Scott was very professional and an experienced captain. Once we got to our spot he put us on some beautiful fish. We even got to have some fun catching the apex predators of the limitless gulf. 4 hours felt like 30 minutes the amount of fun we had! Thank you Captain Scott for making it a great experience for a first time fisher!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun whilst enjoying the splendid scenery! Captain Scott was very professional and an experienced captain. Once we got to our spot he put us on some beautiful fish. We even got to have some fun catching the apex predators of the limitless gulf. 4 hours felt like 30 minutes the amount of fun we had! Thank you Captain Scott for making it a great experience for a first time fisher!
Too Lethal Charters
Too Lethal Charters
Weather changes are not controlled be any person so check weather before you go out. Mother nature plays a big part in how well your day goes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather changes are not controlled be any person so check weather before you go out. Mother nature plays a big part in how well your day goes.
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Book Corsair 2. These guys have the local knowledge needed to succeed out here.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Corsair 2. These guys have the local knowledge needed to succeed out here.
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Go with Captain Cory & Crew on the Cora Beth. They will explain everything there is to know about boat safety & reef fishing. They will also help everyone on the boat with setting up lines and making sure everyone is catching fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Captain Cory & Crew on the Cora Beth. They will explain everything there is to know about boat safety & reef fishing. They will also help everyone on the boat with setting up lines and making sure everyone is catching fish!
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
You can expect to fish in about 20 to 30 ft of water. Some fish are not legal in January such as the grouper. There are also size limitations to certain fish. Be sure to bring layers of clothes because it can get cold when the boat is moving and warmer when you are fishing. Bad weather can keep a boat from going out for up to a week or more so if you are booking far in advance know that you might not be able to go out. We watched the weather and booked two days before.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can expect to fish in about 20 to 30 ft of water. Some fish are not legal in January such as the grouper. There are also size limitations to certain fish. Be sure to bring layers of clothes because it can get cold when the boat is moving and warmer when you are fishing. Bad weather can keep a boat from going out for up to a week or more so if you are booking far in advance know that you might not be able to go out. We watched the weather and booked two days before.
Cora Beth Fishing
Cora Beth Fishing
Off-season for fishing but caught our limit on snapper. Still plenty of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Off-season for fishing but caught our limit on snapper. Still plenty of fish.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Wish we could have kept our big big grouper! However, they're out of season and we had to put him back. But they were gorgeous! Yes that's an excuse to come back before new year's
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wish we could have kept our big big grouper! However, they're out of season and we had to put him back. But they were gorgeous! Yes that's an excuse to come back before new year's
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Corsair 2 Sportfishing Key West
Take something warm. Protect against the wind If you want to ship your catch prepare in advance Hurricane hole on stock island is a fantastic place to eat and cook your catch.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take something warm. Protect against the wind If you want to ship your catch prepare in advance Hurricane hole on stock island is a fantastic place to eat and cook your catch.
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Fish Key West - The Coolcast
Offshore fishing is great, but if you are in early January, Grouper season is already closed and you’re almost limited to catching mackerel. Don’t be afraid to consider inshore for trout, reds, snook, and tarpon. Especially if you have a small group.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Offshore fishing is great, but if you are in early January, Grouper season is already closed and you’re almost limited to catching mackerel. Don’t be afraid to consider inshore for trout, reds, snook, and tarpon. Especially if you have a small group.
Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch
Capt. Conch Charters – Capt. Conch
Great fishing but weather can be an issue. Overall good time, this Captain and boat are good to go.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Great fishing but weather can be an issue. Overall good time, this Captain and boat are good to go.
Reef Runner Charters Key West
Reef Runner Charters Key West
Private providers always provide the most personal experience. It’s worth the price. Key West was beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Private providers always provide the most personal experience. It’s worth the price. Key West was beautiful.
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Boa Vida Charters – Jazmine
Young guys 8,9 and 10 were very happy with a half day on the water. The 15 year old would still be fishing if we could. This was the best first ever trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Young guys 8,9 and 10 were very happy with a half day on the water. The 15 year old would still be fishing if we could. This was the best first ever trip.
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Have to pick and choose weather windows here. It has been pretty windy/rainy
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have to pick and choose weather windows here. It has been pretty windy/rainy
Sea-Clusion Charter Boat
Sea-Clusion Charter Boat
I strongly encourage you to book a charter with Captain John Mercurio. He and first mat, AJ, do a phenomenal job. You can go reef fishing, and if the conditions permit, go further out for some larger species.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I strongly encourage you to book a charter with Captain John Mercurio. He and first mat, AJ, do a phenomenal job. You can go reef fishing, and if the conditions permit, go further out for some larger species.
Jolly Roger II
Jolly Roger II
Loved it! Highly recommend a fishing charter for the fishing enthusiasts that can handle being in a boat for 4-6 hours!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Loved it! Highly recommend a fishing charter for the fishing enthusiasts that can handle being in a boat for 4-6 hours!
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
Fishizzle Sportfishing Charters
A cold front came in and made it windy and a bit choppy for 2/3 days but our captain still put us on a lot of fish and we had a great time. Just remember that the 70’s may sound warm, but it’ll feel chilly on the boat; pack your clothes accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A cold front came in and made it windy and a bit choppy for 2/3 days but our captain still put us on a lot of fish and we had a great time. Just remember that the 70’s may sound warm, but it’ll feel chilly on the boat; pack your clothes accordingly.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Great experience for shallow water light tackle fishing. Quality and quantity of fish. Was a little cold and windy for this time of year but not unbearable. Definitely recommend this trip for your first visit to Key West.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience for shallow water light tackle fishing. Quality and quantity of fish. Was a little cold and windy for this time of year but not unbearable. Definitely recommend this trip for your first visit to Key West.
Reel Easy Charters
Reel Easy Charters

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