I was so happy to find a split charter in the Fl Keys. I booked with Dirty Boat and let me tell you Kit and Steve are fabulous! Very knowledgeable and friendly! We came back with a great catch for the day. I highly recommend...More
Kit and Steven took 6 guys (only 1 of which had any lobster experience) and got us all very comfortable out on the water “Buggin’”! They had all the experience, equipment, and patience needed. I’ve been on many charter fishing trips, and these guys were...More
RJ G 8/14/2018
Came down for a couple days with 5 buddies. We spent two half days (mornings) on the water with Kit and Steven. They ran us around Islamorada and put us in some great spots. Caught 6 lobsters the first day and 17 the second! Took...More
Matthew K 8/12/2018
Florida Keys Deep Sea Fishing Charters
Are you thinking about taking your next family vacation? Getting the guys together for a beyond-belief Boys on the Boat experience? Organizing your next team-building experience for your office? Traveling with your significant other to spend some quality time on the water? Come down to the Florida Keys and experience some of the best deep sea fishing Key Largo and Islamorada have to offer.
If you want to experience first-class snorkeling, fishing and/or boating? In just a short, scenic drive from Fort Lauderdale or Miami International Airport, you can reach the world famous Robbies Marina in Islamorada. Fish the same waters such as the baseball great Ted Williams did. Snorkel beautiful, world class, shallow water reefs just a few miles away from the dock. Take a sunset cruise in the calm bay waters with you and your loved ones.
The DirtyBoat is a clean, comfortable 46-foot Hatteras, tournament-rigged and ready to ride with all the modern facilities -- big deck with more than enough room for six people to fish comfortably; enough seating on the fly bridge for spectators to watch, take photos and shoot video; cockpit, salon, kitchen, two heads with showers, wet bar with ice-maker and more. Equipped with dual, Twin-turbo, Detroit Diesel 8v71 motors, the DirtyBoat packs a punch of over 700 horsepower.
Offering several different styles of trips, DirtyBoat customizes each and every trip based around what species you would like to capture. Our typical half day consists of four hours of fishing on either deep sea wrecks or reefs, targeting most species for your dinner plate. Three-quarter, or six hour, allows for more time to put dinner in the box and go fight the big one. We call it our "Dinner and a Show" package. The full day gives you 8+ hours on the water, the full experience. No matter if you decide to stay in-shore to fish the wrecks and reef, or go offshore targeting Pelagic species such as Mahi-mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, Sailfish etc. You'll go home with plently to talk about.
The DirtyBoat specializes in light-tackle deep sea fishing with live bait for Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Snapper, Grouper and Mackeral, just to name a few. There's also a Tarpon/Shark trip option. In addition to fishing trips, we offer lobster and dive charters specially crafted for snorkeling enthusiasts.
DirtyBoat strives to exceed your expectations each and every trip. We do our best to hit our goal of 100% customer satisfaction every time we leave the dock. TripAdvisor has awarded us their Certificate of Excellence 4 times! We do whatever it takes to answer all questions and take our time to explain different techniques, which you can take on your next fishing trip.
Islamorada is a magical place; in Spanish meaning "purple island". Ever watch "Bloodline" on Netflix? That's Islamorada. Sunrises and sunsets are other worldly. Balmy breezes make wonderful weather year-round. The average high is 82 and even in the summer the temp rarely reaches 90. The winter months are not to be believed! average high 75 average low 67. C'mon down and jump on the DirtyBoat!
All this and convenient, in the Upper Keys and only 84 miles from Miami International Airport. Lots to do, too. Unique art galleries, museums of local lore, brewing companies, swim with the dolphins. Lots of restaurants. Bayside Gourmet, Midway Cafe. Mangrove Mike's. Overseas Kitchen. Lots of places to stay. Casa Morada. La Siesta Resort. Pelican Cove. Vacation rentals galore!
Split Charters are available for small groups looking to share the fee and the fish. We limit the number of anglers to 4 people instead of the max of 6. Just seems to be the magic number where everyone gets enough time on the rod and everyone gets to take home enough fish.
Half Day (4 hours): Quick trip to the reef to catch Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel and Sailfish.
3/4 Day (6 hours): Begin our day catching live bait on the reef and some great fish for dinner. And then off to the wrecks to catch bigger fish, including Amberjack, Wahoo, Tuna, Grouper and Mutton Snapper.
Mahi-Mahi (8+ hours): Start by catching live bait on the reef and then head offshore 15-20 miles, in the way hunting, looking for diving birds and floating debris. Just click the add-on option while booking a Full Day.
Tarpon and Shark (4 hours): Departing at 5pm, we are armed and dangerous with live bait and fish carcasses. We anchor up in the channels, put out a couple of live baits on the surface and a couple of dead baits on the bottom. Then we wait…
We typically target Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi-Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Cobia, Mackerel, Tarpon, Sharks and Amberjack, depending on the time of year.
Specialty trips can be designed by request for Swordfish, Tile Fish, Snowy Grouper and other deep-water species.
This was definitely #1 on greatest fishing trips I’ve experienced. They were able to hook us on a 35lb dolphin fish that gave me the most thrilling fight I’ve ever had. Highly recommend The Dirty Boat for your next Islamorada fishing trip.