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Key West Boat Tours

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Get Out On The Water In The Florida Keys

Welcome to Laid Back Key West! Looking for fun and adventure? Then it's time to get out on the water. For over a decade, we have provided the best private charter boat tours in Key West. We want to take you, your family, and a few friends out on the spectacular warm turquoise waters of the Florida Keys.

Key West fishing charters are the perfect way to spend a day. We know some great spots for the fish we decide to target. Let us take care of the fishing gear, bait, and chum, so you can fish for dinner. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a new fisherman, we'll show you a great time. For added excitement, we also offer shark fishing on a catch and release basis only.

If you want a great snorkeling adventure at a living coral barrier reef, or visiting Key West sandbars, we've got you covered. If you are looking for a great dolphin watch excursion, then let us show you where the dolphins like to play. We know all the best spots, with a few hidden gems.

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KEY WEST BOAT TOURS
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Explore our boat charters

Duration
4 hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Key West Custom Boat Tour: Your Tailored Adventure Awaits!

This is a perfect Key West boat tour to get out on the waters of Key West and do multiple activities by customizing your charter. Instead of having to choose one type of activity (fishing, snorkeling, dolphin watching, sandbar tours, lobstering, or a sunset tour) we allow you to customize your charter. Our key west water activities package let's you do exactly what you want, without having to rush due to time restrictions. We want to give you and your family an experience to remember for a lifetime.
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$850 USD
Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 6 people

Key West Sandbar Excursion: Your Ultimate Escape

With a Key West Sandbar Excursion your family, and friends will enjoy a cruise to one of Key West's sandbars. We will relax in the sun at the sandbar swimming, walking, and exploring. Feel free to bring any food or drinks. We will have plenty of ice and cooler space on the boat.
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$750 USD
Duration
4 Hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Key West Fishing in the Backcountry: Prime Angling Haven

The region known as the backcountry encompasses the stretch of water that runs alongside the Florida Keys island chain. It includes a collection of mangrove islands and flat areas along the ocean, both of which are classified as part of the backcountry. These islands and flats contribute to a serene and transparent water environment, offering a highly enjoyable experience for those exploring the backcountry.  This area is also generally very calm so if you or your crew are not looking for calm waters this is for you. One of the most sought-after fishing charters departing from Key West, this excursion is full of surprises. The possibilities are endless, and you never know what you might encounter during these fishing trips. Whether you're an avid angler or simply looking to spend time on the water and reel in some fish, these fishing trips are perfect for everyone. Discover what makes inshore fishing in the Lower Keys and Key West so exceptional by joining us on this unforgettable adventure. This is a great fishing trip to catch some lunch and is perfect for all ages.
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$850 USD
Duration
4 Hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Fishing Key West Reef & Wrecks: Rich Underwater Bounty

Key West, a charming island located at the southernmost tip of Florida, is known for its crystal-clear waters and abundance of marine life. But what many don't know is that it's also a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With miles of barrier reef just off the coast, Key West offers a unique and exciting opportunity for wreck and reef fishing. The Florida Barrier Reef, also known as the Great Florida Reef, is the third largest coral barrier reef system in the world. Stretching over 170 miles from the Dry Tortugas National Park to Miami, this diverse ecosystem is home to an incredible variety of fish species. And Key West is lucky enough to have a portion of this reef located just a few miles offshore. Reef fishing in Key West offers anglers the chance to catch a wide range of fish, including snapper, grouper, amberjack, and many more. These species are attracted to the reefs not only for shelter but also because they provide an abundance of food sources. And as a bonus, reef fishing in Key West also allows for the opportunity to hook larger game fish that are attracted to the smaller fish on the reef. In addition to the barrier reef, Key West is also home to numerous shipwrecks. These wrecks not only provide an interesting glimpse into history but also serve as hotspots for fishing. These artificial reefs attract a variety of fish, including snapper, grouper, cobia, and even shark. Wreck fishing in Key West offers anglers the chance to test their skills against larger and more powerful game fish. It also allows for the opportunity to catch multiple species in one location. Whether you're an experienced angler or just starting out, wreck fishing in Key West is an adventure not to be missed. This is a great fishing trip to catch some lunch and is perfect for all ages.
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$925 USD
Duration
10 Hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Private Boat to Dry Tortugas National Park: Exclusive Island Escape

Located about 70 miles west of Key West, Florida lies an archipelago known as the Dry Tortugas National Park. This remote and isolated park is only accessible by sea plane, ferry, or private boat. While all three options will get you to the park, having a private boat allows for a more personalized and immersive experience.

While sea planes and ferries offer convenient transportation to the Dry Tortugas, they can be limiting in terms of time and exploration. With a private boat, you have the freedom to venture out and explore all the islands within the park at your own pace. This allows for a more authentic experience where you can truly appreciate the beauty and diversity of the area.

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$2800 USD
Duration
4 Hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Lobster Mini Season

Lobster Mini Season is the last Wednesday and Thursday of July every year. It used to be for the locals only and has become two days where the public can get out there and catch their lobsters before the commercial season begins. Usually this means the lobsters are plentiful and catching ones "limit" is fairly easy.
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$1200 USD
Duration
3 Hours
Group Size
1 to 6

Fireworks on America’s Birthday Sunset Cruise

Grab 5 of your closest friends and family for this unforgettable evening in the calm and tranquil waters just offshore of Key West for a sunset cruise and fireworks viewing. The fireworks start just after dusk on July 4th, 2023. Boarding is at 7pm and we get back to the dock around 10pm.
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$1000 USD

Why choose us?

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Your Boat Charter Done Your Way

Our boat is a smooth-riding, incredibly stable 2010 Intrepid 323. This beautiful 32-foot boat comfortably seats 6 guests plus crew. The twin Yahama 300 horse-power engines give us plenty of power to cruise at a speed of 30 plus knots. Whether you prefer full sun or lots of shade, this beauty provides plenty of both. At the helm is a captain with over 15 years of experience leading Key West boat tours.

Custom Boat Tours

The whole experience is completely customizable. You can choose more than one activity and mix them to make a trip that is uniquely yours. Our tours will tailor your trip to what you want and take excellent care of you and your family on the water. Create a package deal so that you can do exactly what you want without having to rush and follow the schedule.

Professional Captain

Our boat captain has years of experience navigating the waters. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area, accommodating to the guests and an outstanding fishing guide. He knows the best places to anchor for great fishing, snorkeling, and mangrove, island stops, dolphin watching, lobstering and sand bar swimming. He will ensure that everyone's experience is enjoyable and memorable!

Great Equipment

Our boat is very comfortable with plenty of cooler space, seating, and shade for those who don't want to spend all day in the sun. It is very clean and well maintained. Our fishing equipment is excellent and our snorkeling equipment is the best charter gear available. We'll provide you with everything you need to have a fantastic time on the water!

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Unique Explorations In The Florida Keys

South Florida is a paradise for wildlife lovers. Exotic marine life like bottlenose dolphins and black tip sharks are common sightings. Snorkelers can see parrot fish, tangs, spiny lobster, hogfish, barracuda, stingray, angelfish, and many other colorful fish underwater. Sea turtle sightings are common during nesting season.

Sand bar hopping is a popular activity, appreciated by locals and visitors alike. When the tides change, islands like Boca Grande Key, Snipes Point, Marvin Key, Marquesas Key, and Woman Key are uncovered long enough to entertain explorers. Take a guided tour with a knowledgeable local guide and hop between sandbars for maximum fun. Be sure to take a cooler full of drinks and a picnic lunch to enjoy.

Weather forcast

Key West, FL - Conch Republic USA

Lots of times we don't get any rain and typically it rains when we are sleeping, so please book your trip today and we can always be flexable with the weather.

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06 Jun
moderate rain - 100
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6:37 AM
8:14 PM
Fri
07 Jun
moderate rain - 100
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6:37 AM
8:14 PM
Sat
08 Jun
light rain - 100
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8:14 PM
Sun
09 Jun
light rain - 83
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Frequently asked questions

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Most frequent questions and answers

It has a flushable marine toilet with 6'2" headroom for liquids only. The boat also has fresh water so you can rinse yourself from salt water.

Fuel
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water & Ginger Ale
First Mate
Fishing License
Snorkeling Gear
BBQ Grill

No. All our trips are private. Just you, your loved ones and our captain.

Grill
GPS
Fishfinder
Fishing Gear
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Toilet
Shower

Yes, water and you’re welcome to bring your own drinks, beers and snacks.

Cobia
Mahi Mahi
Grouper
Tuna
Yellow Jack
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton)
Snapper (Yellowtail)
lobster
Sharks

We are located at Hurricane Hole Marina (5130 US1 Key West, FL 33040), but we are able to pick you up from any dock in Key West or Stock Island.
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