Hawks Cay off shore fishing andFlats backcountry fishing

OFFSHORE/REEF FISHING - Offshore and reef fishing occurs in or near the Gulf Stream, a warm water current originating in the Gulf, running past the Keys and stretching on to England.  Trolling with one of our captains can bring great success in catching spectacular Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, Marlin, and Wahoo.

One of the best fishing locales in the Middle Keys is called Marathon West Hump, accessible on a full-day charter from Hawks Cay Resort.  This is a sudden uprising surrounded by deep water which attracts large numbers of baitfish which, in turn, attract Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Tuna.

We invite you to try your hand at finding Sailfish, Mackerel, and Barracuda amongst all the live and artificial reefs surrounding Duck Key.   The rich coral life attracts feisty Snapper and tenacious Grouper which can provide delicious meals when fishing is done.

In the winter months (November through April) fishing is best along the reef edge to catch Sailfish, Yellowtail, and Mangrove Snapper.   The summer months (May through October) provide great Gulf Stream action for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Blue Marlin.

Whether it is exploring the deep spots offshore or angling along America's only living coral reef, you are sure to discover fishing in paradise with any of our experienced guides.  Look below to learn more.


Our Charter Boats

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The Endless Summer

The BaitRunner

The Tailwalker


RATES:

Offshore Fishing:
Half-Day Rate $450 to $625
Full-Day Rate $600 to $900
  • All offshore boats can carry a maximum of 6 people due to Coast Guard Regulations.
  • Prices vary depending on the vessel chartered.

Reef Fishing:
Half-Day Rate $450 to $650
Full-Day Rate $600 to $900
  • Prices vary depending on the vessel chartered.


  • Reservations are required for all charter fishing boats.
  • Cancellation Policy:
    We ask that cancellations for charter trips occur 5 days prior to the scheduled trip in order to avoid cancellation fees. Those charters cancelled less than 5 days prior to the trip will be charged a fee of half the charter price. Please be advised that trips cancelled less than 24 hours before departure time will be charged the full charter rate. Weather cancellations are determined solely by the Captain and charters cancelled by the Captain due to weather are not subject to a cancellation fee.

  • Half-Day trip is either 8:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. or 1:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. (12:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.)
  • Full-Day trips run 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.|
     
  • Prices subject to change

In The Heart Of The Florida Keys
61 Hawks Cay Blvd., Duck Key, FL 33050-3756

For reservations or information call

888-443-6393
(Option 5 for the Marina)

FLATS/BACKCOUNTRY FISHING -

The vast amounts of shallow water on ocean side flats, and on banks and flats throughout Florida Bay and the Everglades Park, provide anglers with the unique experience of Keys Flats and Backcountry fishing. 

Flats fishing with either Fly gear or light spinning gear combines the experience of hunting and fishing, as you actually stalk and then cast to spectacular sport species like Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon, often in water as shallow as a foot deep.  Bonefish and Permit provide long lightning-fast runs and Tarpon offer leaps to amaze and challenge any angler.  Full day charters can get you to the Everglades Park where Redfish and Snook add to the possibilities.

If you prefer general Backcountry Fishing to sightfishing, Florida Bay offers trout, sharks, barracuda, jacks and snapper.

Large Tarpon ranging to over one hundred pounds migrate through the Keys each spring and early summer.  Live bait trips, particularly around dusk, offer may anglers the best chance to do battle with the Giant Silver King.  Beware:  Tarpon Season is very popular!  Call ahead for your best booking opportunities. 

RATES
Half Day Rate..........................$300 to $400
Full Day Rate..........................$400 to $500
  • Rate vary based on number of anglers

Our Charter Boats

CLICK a boat name to see more details...


The Socettuum

Light N Up


  • Some boats can take a third person for an additional fee.

  • Cancellation Policy:
    We ask that cancellations for charter trips occur 5 days prior to the scheduled trip in order to avoid cancellation fees. Those charters cancelled less than 5 days prior to the trip will be charged a fee of half the charter price. Please be advised that trips cancelled less than 24 hours before departure time will be charged the full charter rate. Weather cancellations are determined solely by the Captain and charters cancelled by the Captain due to weather are not subject to a cancellation fee.
     
  • Prices subject to change

In The Heart Of The Florida Keys
61 Hawks Cay Blvd., Duck Key, FL 33050-3756

For reservations or information call

888-443-6393
(Option 5 for the Marina)