Key West – Marquesas – Lower Keys
Key West is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Of Mexico and is possibly the most unique fishery on earth. Key West is the premiere destination for fishermen looking to fish the lower Florida Keys from Big Pine Key to the Marquesas. Key West is surrounded by shallow flats and channels and only miles from the deep blue waters of the Gulf Stream. It’s the perfect climate to hunt big trophy sized fish, both inshore and offshore.
Key West is also unique among world-class fishing destinations. Nowhere else can you experience the finest saltwater fishing on earth — relax with family and friends and enjoy the wild nightlife all at once. Key West is a laid back bohemian metropolis in the midst of an aquatic wilderness. Key West is renowned for it’s cuisine, it’s music scene and party atmosphere. But, the real majesty of our American tropical outpost, is found on the water, away from civilization, in the spots only the locals know about.
World Angling is committed to providing the ultimate saltwater fishing experience. We specialize in all types of fishing. From fly fishing for permit and tarpon, to light tackle fishing for sharks and barracuda — we do it all. Our experience comes from a lifetime of fishing our local waters. We are a CREW of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL GUIDES who have a love and passion for the ocean and our craft. World ANGLING books exclusively with guides who are members of the LKGA (Lower Keys Guides Association) or the Florida Keys Guides Association assuring you that your day is spent with a top notch experienced professional guide.
The ultimate flats Slam: Permit, Bonefish & Tarpon.
The famous Grand Slam of fishing is catching a Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish all in the same day. Coveted by fishermen the world over, Key West is famous for its opportunity to accomplish this feat of angling. Not only are all three species – Tarpon, Permit, and Bonefish found in abundance here in Key West but the skill of the guides, the experience to know how to get the job done, and the patience and coaching in this effort are why the Florida Keys are the best place on earth to SLAM!
“The only thing you need to think about is your loop.”
Flats Fishing Fly and Spin for Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Sharks, and Barracuda (2 People max)
8 hour full day $650
6 hour 3/4 day $550
4 hour 1/2 day $450
Bay Boat fly and spin fishing for Tarpon, Permit, Sharks, Barracuda, Cobia, Snapper and Grouper (4 people max)
8 hour full day $725
6 hour 3/4 day $625
4 hour 1/2 day $525
Light Tackle wreck and offshore fly and spin for Sailfish, Dolphin, Wahoo, Permit, Tarpon, Grouper, Snapper, Tuna (6 people max)
8 hour full day $900
6 hour 3/4 day $800
4 hour 1/2 day $650
Family Snorkel Eco trip Want t take the family out on the water in between fishing days? Our 36′ Twin Vee is the ticket.
8 hour full day $1100
6 hour 3/4 day $900
4 hour 1/2 day $700
Night Fishing/ Specialty trips- Flats fishing, bay boat, or light tackle offshore.
Rates are same depending on type of boat and length of trip. Specialty trips for swordfish and overnight mothership trips as well as tournament trips are subject to special pricing. Please contact us for details.
GOURMET FOOD FOR LUNCH:
There is nothing better then having great day fishing except if you have an epic lunch to go with it! When planning a day on the water food is always an issue. Some bring their own lunch and the Circle K Italian meat sandwich is always a last resort, but what we recommend is a lot better!
Our go-to lunch spot is a little deli and BBQ counter named Tony’s. The best tasting cuban coffee, authentic cuban food and award winning BBQ and is prepared only yards from the boat ramp in this very local kitchen inside the Shell gas station. It’s a good idea to call ahead and order as the morning rush on Cuban Crank can be heavy!
Another tradition for us is a little artisan bakery named Cole’s Peace. It’s an awesome deli run by our friends Richard and Kathy and they serve up some of the best sandwiches ever to grace the cooler of a fishing boat. If you call ahead, even before they open and leave a message with what you want, they’ll have it wrapped for the cooler and your guide will be thrilled; especially the “Bear.”
Another great place is Tina’s Market on mile marker 10 in Big Coppitt Key. They have an awesome cuban mix and are open a 6am.
Further up the keys on MM15 is a very well know coffee shop named Baby’s. They have every kind of caffinated beverage you could want and a fine selection of ready made sandwiches and wraps.
Finally, there is the early morning option of Sandy’s Cafe when you need some salty bacon to go with your cafe con leche.
Talk with your guide and he will help you make a decision but these are my favorites. -Capt. Will Benson
DEPOSIT / CANCELLATION POLICY:
A deposit of 15% is required for every day booked. The deposit is completely refunded if your trip is cancelled due to weather or mechanical failure.
During the spring season (Feb 1 – August 1 ) guides are dependent on bookings for the busy season. Should you cancel within 30 days of your trip, the guide will do his best to re-book the day(s), otherwise deposits will be forfeited. If you decide to cancel within 15 days of your trip, for any reason, the full amount will be due to the guide if he cannot re-book any of the days.
During the remainder of the year (August 2-January31) you may cancel for any reason up to 30 days before your trip and we will refund your deposit. Within 30 days, the guide will do his best to re-book the days, otherwise deposits will be forfeited.
It is your responsibility to inform the guide of any health conditions prior to your trip. Please contact us with any booking questions you may have.
LICENSES AND LODGING: We provide all the necessary fishing licenses. Often times we are able to pick you up at your hotel/ guesthouse and drop you off at the end of the day depending on where you stay. There are a number of great places to stay depending on where you will be fishing from. If you are staying in Key West we highly recommend Key West Hideaways. They offer one-of-a-kind vacation rentals for every trip you have in mind. Whether you are coming to do serious fishing by yourself or bringing the whole family, Kevin and his staff at K.W. Hideaways will take care of everything for you. If you would like help finding a place to stay outside Key West please CONTACT US and we will help you find the ideal fishing retreat.
WHAT TO BRING:
Visit 12 Wt.com for all the necessary gear you will need on the water. Hat, Polarized Sunglasses (Costas) , Sunblock, Rain Gear, Camera, Food and Beverages (water, ice, and cooler provided). We will provide all the tackle (rods and reels), flies, lures, and bait, but if you would like to use your own gear that’s fine too.
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
World Angling acts as a booking agent for the guide(s) it books. When you make a booking you are entering into a contract with the guide via World Angling Inc. not with World Angling Inc. itself. World Angling will use its experience, knowledge and insight to secure the most professional guide(s) in our Crew and network whom we feel will be a good fit for the type of fishing experience you seek. Our job is to use our knowledge of guides and their availability to help you get the best fishing experience possible. Essentially, we are in the business of booking successful fun fishing trips with the best local independent guides we know. For all the details of this agreement and contract in which you are entering, please refer to our Terms and Conditions.
DEPOSIT / CANCELLATION POLICY: A deposit of 15% is required for every day booked. The deposit is completely refunded if your trip is cancelled due to weather or mechanical failure. If your trip is cancelled for other reasons the guide will do his best to rebook the days otherwise deposits will be forfeited. It is your responsibility to inform us of any health conditions prior to your trip. Please contact us with any booking questions you may have.