Miami Flats Fishing Trips – Charter Info and Rates

Miami Flats Fishing Trips

Whether on fly or light tackle, my sight fishing charters offer some of the best inshore fishing in South Florida. I have trips dedicated for both pro and novice anglers. I target the most famous of Florida gamefish in the most exciting and famous areas in the state. Check out my Fishing Info page for details about each kind of fishing trip I offer.

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Tournament Fishing

I offer guiding services for many of South Florida premier fishing inshore tournaments. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced angler looking to get into tournament fishing – we will work together, and I will give it all to help you reach your goals.

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Night Tarpon Fishing

Even though it is night time, we will be mostly sight fishing in this area. The tarpon and snook will be swimming under the many bridges and dock lights in the downtown area, feeding on shrimp, crabs and bait fish. We will be waiting for them to swim or crash bait, and then throw your fly or lure in front of them. This is a great choice after a hard day of work or to get away from the heat of the day. Also, a great way to get your first tarpon on fly. Please contact me to discuss the best days and tides.


1 or 2 anglers, 3rd angler add $65

(I only fish 3 anglers for bait trips, not including sight fishing. Kids under 10 are not counted as a 3rd angler)
Half day $500 (4 hours)
3/4 day $600(6 hours)
Full day $700(8 hours)
Miami Night Tarpon Fishing $500 (5 hours)

Other Offerings


I offer additional trip options during tarpon season such as evening fishing, bait fishing, extended trips and worm hatch trips. Please contact me well in advance for additional info.


Fees include fuel, ice, tackle and fishing licenses. Tips are customary but at the client’s discretion.
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Contact the Captain directly at:
phone: 1 (786) 317-4733

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Charter Areas

Miami Flats Fishing trips – Key Biscayne

Key Biscayne and Downtown Miami will be our departing point for day and night tarpon trips in the metropolitan area of Miami-Downtown.

Miami Flats Fishing trips – Biscayne Bay

Black Point Marina is usually my departing point for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon trips in the waters of Biscayne Bay. There are 2 additional marinas (Matheson Hammocks, Homestead Bayfront Park) that we can also depart from.

Key largo

We will depart from Homestead Bay front park, Harry Harris Park or John Pennekamp Park for Permit, Tarpon and Bonefish trips in the crystal clear waters of Key Largo.


Islamorada is my home base during Tarpon season. I usually meet my clients at Caloosa Cove Marina, but we can use several different ramps on any given day. Islamorada is also a world famous place if you want to have a shot at catching a giant record Bonefish.


Flamingo Marina is our departing point to fish the rich waters of the Everglades National Park. Flamingo is located 2 hours south west of Miami. Fishing is not the only attraction that this place has to offer, during any day of fishing we can see a wide variety of birds and wildlife that includes Alligators, Raccoons, Manatees, Dolphins, Snakes, Deer, Bobcats, Herons, Ospreys, Roseate Spoonbills, Falcons, Bald Eagles, Egrets, Owls and Pelicans. We will fish for Redfish, Snook, Black Drum, Sea Trout, Sharks, Tarpon, Jacks, Ladyfish, Cobia, Mackerel and Snappers in the mighty Everglades National Park.

Big Pine Key- Lower Keys and Key West

This area is beautiful and great to sight fish for Permit, Tarpon and Bonefish. The permit fishing in the lower keys is world famous! I only offer multi-day trips in this part of the Keys.

Deposit and Cancellation Policies


I ask for a 50% deposit per fishing day once dates are reserved. The balance is due on the day of the trip. Cash, paypal or personal checks are accepted.


After you get in touch with me and you have made reservations, I’ll hold your date while providing 7 days for deposit for trips booked over 15 days in advance.
Deposit for trips booked less than 15 days in advance is due 3 days after dates have been reserved. If I do not get your deposit within the time stipulated, I will open those dates again. Please contact me if you will be unable to send the deposit on time.


Once a trip has been booked and the deposit has been received, If the client cancels more than 7 days in advance, the deposit will be moved for another day or reimbursed. If the client cancels within 7 days of the charter, the deposit will be retained. If the client doesn’t show up or cancels within 24 hours of the charter, the FULL price of the charter will be due. Please stay in touch with me. Weather cancellations are at the discretion of the Captain and will be always discussed with the client.


Tarpon season (April, May and June) Cancellation Policy


Tarpon season is the busiest time of the year for flats fishing guides in South Florida. The majority of my clients book me up to a year in advance before the Tarpon migration starts. Therefore, cancellation policies are different:


If the client cancels more than 30 days in advance, the deposit will be moved for another day or reimbursed. If the client cancels 15 to 30 days in advance, the deposit will be retained. If the client cancels 14 days or less in advance, the client will be responsible for full payment unless the dates can be rebooked. If the client doesn’t show up to the dock or cancels less than 24 hours the FULL price of the charter will be due without the rebooking benefit depending on cancellation circumstances. Please stay in touch with me.




Weather cancellations are at the discretion of the Captain and will be always discussed with the client.