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Key West Light Tackle Fishing is our Specialty!

Key West Fishing Packages

Key West Fishing Packages

Key West is located at the very end of the Florida Keys archipelago just 90 miles from Cuba. It is home to some of the best and most diverse angling opportunities in the world. Why? Because our Island City sits at the confluence of three major ocean entities: the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Ocean.

Key West Light Tackle Fishing is our specialty. From spin, plug and fly tackle from one of our offshore light tackle boats, chasing bonefish, tarpon, permit, sharks and barracuda on the flats or sipping champagne and mojitos on a leisurely sunset cruise, OU Key West Fishing has it covered. Come see for yourself why Ernest Hemingway made his home here plying of the Gulf Stream between here and Cuba; discover why Zane Grey wintered in the Lower Florida Keys chasing sailfish, giant tarpon and bonefish. Let our experienced staff and Key West Guides make your island dreams come true.

If you don’t see something you are interested in — just ask! Let Over Under Key West customize your Key West Fishing adventure to fulfill all of your angling dreams.

Photo credit for photo on the right: Ted Lund

Key West Fishing Charters

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Key West Reef & Wreck Fishing

This is a fishery unique to Key West, where anglers chase big fish on light tackle and fly from fast, and comfortable center console boats. Depending on the weather and availability of bait, anglers can target sailfish, wahoo, blackfin tuna or dolphin in the bluewater, yellowtail and mutton snapper, amberjack and grouper on the reef or cobia, permit, snapper, Goliath grouper, barracuda and sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Our fast, nimble Conch 27 can get you to the fishing grounds and back with the maximum of comfort and safety afforded by twin 200-hp Suzuki outboards. The boat can handle up to six anglers depending on the style of fishing and our boat is equipped with the finest in conventional, spinning and fly tackle from some of today’s best manufacturers.

Key West Amberjack fishing
Key West Permit fishing
Key West Shark Fishing

Photo credit for pictures above: Ted Lund

Key West Flats Fishing

Key West is home to some of the best flats fishing in the world, whether you enjoy chasing the Big Three (permit, tarpon and bonefish) or sharks and barracuda. The shallow waters from Big Pine Key to the Marquesas are our hunting grounds and up to two anglers will enjoy the serenity of the flats while fishing aboard an 18-foot Action Craft flats boat equipped for serious shallow water fly and live bait fishing year-round. Our Key West Guides hold numerous world records and are great with the novice to the most experienced anglers. Backcountry fishing in Key West is an experience you won't soon forget!

Key West bonefish Key West flats fishing

Photo credit for pictures above: Ted Lund.

Dry Tortugas Marquesas Fishing

Some of the best reef and bottom fishing in the world is available on our extended 16-hour Marquesas and Dry Tortugas trips. You’ll be targeting flag yellowtail snapper, muttons, black, gag and red grouper, American red snapper, king mackerel, cobia and other species. Longer multi-day trips are available upon request.

Dry Tortugas Fishing
Key West Specialty Charters

Tarpon/Shark Special flats boat or light tackle boat

Whether your dream is chasing tarpon, the silver king — or doing battle with blacktip, lemon, bull and hammerhead sharks, enjoy a relaxing three-hour trip designed to get you the most bang for the buck. Tarpon Charters are available both day and night, and we’ll sharpshoot the tides to make sure you get in the fish ranging from 30 to over 200 pounds. These Key West Tarpon Trips book up fast and are a great way to experience one of the greatest acrobatic game fish in the world on light tackle. It’s the closest thing to a sure thing when wanting to add this great inshore game fish to your lifetime species list.

Most of our shark fishing is done in shallow water and is some of the most exciting angling you’ll ever experience as 200-plus pound fish charge the boat in less then 3 feet of water. Catch them on everything from fly rod to 30-pound standup gear and you’ll see why sharks are one of the only true inshore big game species.

Key West Swordfish

Key West Sunset Cruising

Swordfishing 27’ Center Console

Fish Hemingway’s favorite waters for a chance to tangle with the Gladiator of the Seas, the broadbill swordfish. Either drifting squid at night or deep-dropping baits in over 1,500 feet of water during the day, Key West offers one of the best chances in the Southeast to tackle swords ranging from 50 to 500 pounds. Make your next Key West Swordfish Charter one to remember!

Key West Fishing Tournaments - $800 flats/$1200 per day light-tackle

Our Key West Guides are available to fish a wide range of tournaments through Key West and the Lower Florida Keys with the best in tackle and equipment. Our winning record speaks for itself.

Dates are available for the following competitive fishing events and check back for frequent updates...

Key West Crew

Capt. Ted Lund, oversees our Key West Fishing Charter operation, and has fished Key West and the lower Florida Keys for nearly 30 years. His clients have set 27 International Game Fish Association World Records and scored numerous victories in tournaments ranging from the Mercury Redbone SLAM to the Texaco Key West Challenge and World Sailfish Championship.

For 10 years, he served as a board member and judge for Cayman Islands Million Dollar Month as well as on the board of the Key West Fishing Tournament.

He serves as a consultant and field staff member for a number of different tackle and marine manufacturers, including the American Suzuki Marine Corporation, Maui Jim Sunglasses and WC Bradley and Company and the Sultan of Oman.


Key West Fishing Captain

As a professional outdoor writer, photographer and editor, he’s written thousands of articles on fishing, boating and diving with credits appearing in publications like as Sports Illustrated, Yachting, the Redbone Journal and The Miami Herald. He’s traveled the world and written about it as the Managing Editor of Sport Fishing, and also served as the Editor-in-Chief of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters. Most recently, he served as Editor of the world’s largest saltwater fishing magazine, Salt Water Sportsman.

Let Capt. Lund show you the best of what Key West fishing has to offer.

Key West Season

January – May in Key West

Key West Sailfish!!! Also, Wahoo, King Mackeral and Blackfin Tuna. Bottom fishing is also great at this time of year.

May – September in Key West

Key West Dolphin Season! Also, this is your best chance at marlin and some wahoo. Bottom fishing for yellowtail snapper is also a good bet.

October – December in Key West

Great bottom fishing on the wrecks & reefs her in Key West. November brings Blackfin tunas with dolphin & bonito as well.

Key West Charter Boats

27' Center Console - up to 4-6 people

Our cornerstone boat in Key West, the Lady Norinne, is a custom-built Conch 27 light tackle center console powered by twin 200 hp. Suzuki outboards, state-of-the-art Lowrance marine electronics and the latest in spin, conventional and fly tackle. Specifically designed for the rigors of light tackle fishing in the Southernmost City, the Freelancer boasts a 90-gallon livewell designed to carry the large loads of live bait necessary to guarantee your success on the water.

18' Action Craft Flats Skiff - 2 people


Group Charters

Have more people and need more boats? No worries. Let Over Under’s Key West crew put together a custom-designed multi-boat package that fits your specific needs, including accomodations, ground transfers, breakfasts and lunches.  Just call 1-866-OUA-TUNA.

Key west Fishing rates

Doubletree Grand Key Resort

Key West , Florida Keys

Zero-entry pool with waterfall, hot tub, massage services, Tiki Bar, Chef to Prepare your Catch! Call us to book your Key West Fishing Vacation!



This pet-friendly, certified Green Lodging facility features 216 guest rooms with Caribbean cottage-style décor, complimentary wireless and high-speed Internet access, a complimentary shuttle service to Old Town, the airport and most marinas, a zero-entry pool with a waterfall and hot tub, massages services, a Tiki bar and an on-site restaurant – where they’ll cook your catch, plus in-room dining, a gym, a business center, the Hilton Honors program and a warm chocolate-chip cookie welcome.

For more information on the Doubletree Grand Key Resort please go to www.doubletreekeywest.com

Please note: OU offers a host of other top notch Florida Fishing Packages including Islamorada and Fort Lauderdale

Key West Fishing
Key West Light tackle fishing

Fishing Packages offer a combination of offshore, reef fishing, wreck fishing, and flats fishing. We will customize the trip to your needs, and weather conditions, allowing for the best mix of all the great fishing options here in Key West. Our Key West Fishing Packages are all family and kid friendly, so bring everyone! Please call us to discuss your particular details. Packages include fishing, tackle, crew and standard accommodations at the Doubletree Grand Key Resort based on double occupancy. Rates exclude meals, drinks, transportation and gratuity.

Call us at 1-866-682-8862 for more Key West Fishing Package Options!

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Key West is known as the southernmost city in the Continental United State located 129 miles southwest of Miami, Floridaand 106 miles north-northeast of Havana, Cuba.  Cuba, at its closest point, is 94 statute (81 nautical) miles south.  This is a PARTY TOWN!!! If you like to party and fish....well...look no further, you have just found heaven! Duval street is like no other, famous for the night time party scene with pubs, restaurants and clubs all up and down the street. Check out the pier at sunset where everyone crawls out of the woodwork from firedancers, artists and very "interesting" people come out to show their stuff...oh, and watch the sunset. Art galleries, pub crawls, ghost tours, Ernest Hemingway museum are just a few of the activities you will find here.

To get here you have two options...fly in or drive in. Or fly one way and drive the other. The 3 hour drive from Miami through the Keys is scenic and gives you a great opportunity to see what the Keys are all about.