Three quarter day or 6 hour trips are our second most common fishing charter we offer in the Florida Keys.  They are recommended for family fun trips, patch reef fishing, shark fishing, and anglers wanting to do a nice mix of different types of fishing.  Usually, we are able to fish several spots and target many different species during this type of fishing trip.


Types of Fishing

Patch Reef Fishing for Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and Jacks
Medium Distance Wreck fishing for Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jacks, Grouper, and Goliath Grouper
Bottom fishing for Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Jacks, and Grouper
Winter / Spring time Gulf of Mexico fishing for Mackerel, Snapper, and Jacks
Shallow water sight-fishing for Sharks on the flats in 3 feet of water
water sight-fishing for Sharks on the flats in 3 feet of water



Usually, we start between 7:00 – 8:00 AM for our 6 hour fishing trips. Sometimes we might be able to start at a later time if your schedule will not permit these start times or if weather and tides are better later in the day.


Meeting Place

Island Fish Company Restaurant

12648 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
Mile Marker 54 Bayside


What Is Provided

We provide all fishing licenses, live bait, lures or flies, fishing tackle, cooler with ice for your drinks, and anything else needed to catch fish.


What You Need To Bring

Your own food and drinks, hat, polarized sunglasses, sun tan lotion, rain gear if needed, camera, and anything else you would like to bring.  Please do not bring your own cooler because most likely there will not be enough room for it on the boat.  If it’s a small soft cooler most of the time it can be stored in one of the hatches.  If you are planning on keeping a few fish for dinner please bring bags or some way to transport it home with you.


Policy On Keeping Fish To Eat

If you would like to keep a few fish to eat that is not a problem.  We would be happy to clean them for you free of charge.


Catch & Release

Even though we love to eat fish and keep a few for dinner every so often most of what we do is Catch and Release.  So if you are wanting to “Limit Out” on everything you catch and fill the cooler you might want to find another operation.  The species that are always considered Catch & Release with us are Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Goliath Grouper, and Sharks.  These are all protected species here in the State of Florida and should be released so they can be enjoyed for future generations.