Key Largo Fishing Charter Information and Guide
Passenger Size Limits
Good Karma offers private Key Largo, Islamorada, and Tavernier fishing charter experiences. When I first started, I used to provide split charters but found they did not work out at all and had several bad experiences where people did not get along with each other, so I do not offer split charters.
Our Key Largo fishing charter rates below are for the entire boat and are limited to 4 passengers- but no more than two adults/2 children. No More than two adults. The precise itinerary for your fishing charter will depend on the current local conditions(rain, wind, NOAA marine forecast, and oceanic conditions). I recommend that all new and returning clients download our App, The Good Karma Sportfishing App.
No Fishing Mates
No fishing mates; therefore, you get to fish. I will teach you how to hook and do battle with large fish and make it look effortless along the way.
Fishing Trips Do Not Include Visits to the Bait Patch
I don’t sell live bait fishing as an “experience” like most charters do in the Florida Keys. You may spend 1-4 hours catching bait on your charter fishing time that you paid for, then get only 3 hours fishing on your entire day and still get billed for a full day of fishing. I work hard to have all the bait ready for you before your charter fishing trip.
The full-day charter is 8 hours. We usually leave the dock between 6:00-7:00 am and return around 4:00 pm. A full-day fishing charter is recommended, especially during the spring and summer.
3/4 Day Trips
The 6-hour fishing charter departs between 6:00-7:00 am. My goal is to make the most out of your fishing time on these trips. However, six hours go by quickly, so I recommend booking an 8-hour charter.
Have a boat? We do offer educational trips to fit your needs. The price starts at $3500.00. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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Key Largo Charter Boat-Good Karma Sportfishing
*No fuel charges
*Passengers: Max 2 adults or 2 adults/2 children (16 and under) Because of drastic increase in marine fuel prices, I can no longer take 3 adults.
Booking and Cancellation Policy
We may require a valid credit card to hold your charter, but we don’t bill your card prior to the charter or withhold a deposit. If you cancel the night before the charter, morning of, or do not show up we will bill you the full amount of the charter. To make a reservation please email me at email@example.com. I will return your email within in 24 hours. After you get your confirmation from me via email. I ask all my clients to text me at 305-619-2126 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org 3-5 days prior to the fishing trip. At this time I will have an idea on what the weather forecast looks like and what provide you with a fishing report.
The tropics is seeing an increase in easterly winds more so than 5 years ago, with that being said I will not take the reservation unless the client is flexiable and willing to have fun fishing the shallow patch reefs. Mother nature does not care about us when it comes to our vacations and fishing schedules. Best to book a date and lower your expectations. When you check out my fish gallery page you will see that my business is built on on regular clients, you will see more regular clients on my page than any other fishing business in the Florida Keys, there is a reason for that.
I am always honest about the weather and just want you to have fun. Please keep in mind that I am fisherman and not a magician. Most captains do not care and will take your money, I care. I will be honest about the weather and the fishing, it may not be want you want to hear, but that is how I operate my Florida Keys fishing charter business.
Good Karma does not penalize clients if we cancel due to the weather or mechanical issues. They are both for safety reasons, things I cannot control and never a fun discussion. I love to fish and work with my clients.
If the weather looks horrible, I will call you in well in advance to discuss your options. I will work to reschedule your charter, if it is not possible then I will cancel the charter with no penalty. I am not responsible to find a replacement charter for you, even though I do refer you to other marinas. I am also not responsible for the cost of your vacation or time off work.Again, it is never a fun discussion for me as I love fishing and look forward to taking my clients. I do realize most people are aware of this (99.9%) and I appreciate that. Thank you!
Tipping the Captain: A 20% cash tip is very much appreciated.
Important Information about Good Karma Sportfishing
Prior to booking clients are required to read and agree to all boat rules and fishing policies. These can be found by on our FAQS page. I always tell it like it is.
For those looking to charter that have their own boats and fish same Florida Keys waters I do, please note that my techniques and how I fish are properiety to Good Karma Sportfishing. Even if you may have seen them somewhere else, they are still proprietary.
If you are looking to learn I would recommend purchasing my courses or submitting a request to join my private seminar group, the Good Karma Sportfishing Rigging Crew. I have strict policy about taking those that fish the same waters I do or have plans to do so on their own. I can offer vitural guide services to those looking to fish on their own boats and offer consulting programs. Please contacting me for pricing.
Most importantly, leave the bad attitudes at home. If I feel client is getting aggressive I will be void the charter and will return to the dock. I have zero tolerance for bad vibes and attitudes. For quality control purposes the use of cameras will document poor behavior and record comments made by individuals. It is unfortunate that I have to bring this up, but Covid and the current state of affairs in the world has brought out the worst is some individuals.
If you have knee or back problems I highly recommend sourcing another charter fishing operation for backcountry fishing or offshore.
*No fuel charges
*Passengers: Max 2 adults or 2 adults/2 children (16 and under)
What We Provide:
All Fishing Licenses
- Drinking Water
- Ice for your drinks, food and catch
What You Should Bring:
- Proper Clothing: Jacket, non-marking shoes, hat, sunglasses
- Drinks and Food for the day
- Seakeeper is a computer controlled gyroscope that eliminates most boat roll.
- High Gunnels for your Safety
- Custom Open Cockpit and Bow for Fighting Big Fish!
- Electric Reels for Deep Dropping and Kite Fishing
- Windlass Anchor System
- Spray Shields to Protect you from the Elements
- The Absolute Best Garmin Electronics Depth Finding Systems
- Our Key Largo fishing charter has been customized for more cockpit space. It has the cockpit space similar to that of 32 ft center console and more so than most 28ft boat center console
- Electric Downrigger Systems
- Tournament Quality Live Well Systems
- Garmin Radar
- Auto Pilot
Do Not Bring Bananas!!!
No Vaping or Marijuana allowed at all. Even Medical Marijuana is not allowed.
Fishing regulations in Florida are administered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC) and the maritime weather forecasts are developed and disseminated by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Below we will occasionly post local information that may impact your fishing charters in the area.
- Grouper Season Re-Opens on May 1st, 2022.
- Mutton Snapper: Size limit has increased from 16 to 18 inches in state and federal waters off the Florida Keys.
If you want to learn more about Florida Keys fishing regulations, visit the FWC Saltwater Fishing Regulations
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