Islamorada in the Florida Keys is known to many as the sport fishing capital of the World and anglers from all over the world come to sample its fabulous fishing. The Florida Keys boasts some of the most diverse fishing to be found anywhere in the world.

Surrounding the Keys are miles of shallow flats that lie in the estuarial waters of the backcountry. These flats are shallow areas with grass covered sandbars and coral outcroppings, and make ideal feeding grounds for a large variety of fish in search of crustaceans and small fish. These include Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Redfish, and Snook.
Through the years Florida flats fishing has gained in popularity and challenges the anglers’ talent against some of the wariest and hardest fighting fish to swim in the ocean. Using spin or fly fishing tackle, your guide will carefully pole your boat to try and get you the best shot possible at passing fish in less than 2 feet of water. This method of sight casting is both immensely challenging and adrenaline filled and will test the skills of even the best fisherman.
So are you ready for the challenge? Are you ready to try the ultimate fishing challenge? Then joins us in the fabled Florida back county for a fishing trip that you will never forget.

DURATION 8 Days / 7 Nights / 5 Days Fishing
FISHING 5 Days
ADVENTURE RATING Adventure Rating 2
TARGET SPECIES Bonefish & Tarpon (Fish guaranteed)
INCLUDED
All fishing
All fishing tackle and bait
All accommodation
Airport transfers
Local fishing guide
NOT INCLUDED
International flights
Visas
Fishing licences (approx. UK£30)
Meals
Drinks
Holiday insurance
Personal items
Local tips (non-compulsory)

Additional information

Extra Day FishingNot required, Required (+£300)
1

Arrive in Miami airport, transfer to hotel

Upon arrival at Miami airport we will be met by our guide and tranferred to the Coral Bay Resort, Islamorada on the Florida Keys. The rest of the day is free to relax and recover from the flight and to settle into the the house.
Fishing: None
Accommodation: Coral Bay Resort, Islamorada
Included Meals: None
2

Free day

Today is a free day for you to relax and take a break from four days of amazing fishing. There is lost to do and see in and around Islamorada and the Florida Keys, and you could even take a day trip out to the mangroves or up to Miami City. Your knowledgeable guide will be on hand to help organise outing and excursions on your behalf. Alternatively you can take it easy at the house and enjoy a day of rest.
Fishing: None
Accommodation: Coral Bay Resort, Islamorada
Included Meals: None
3-7

Full day fishing in the Keys

Today is a full day fishing in the crystal clear waters of the Florida Keys. Fishing two to a boat on our super fast speedboats we will be fishing in just inches of water for bonefish and in the deeper troughs for tarpon.
Fishing: Full day
Accommodation: Coral Bay Resort, Islamorada
Included Meals: None
8

Finish fishing and transfer back to UK

Today is free to pick up a few last minute souvenirs before our transfer back to Miami airport and our flight home to the UK.
Fishing: None
Accommodation: None
Included Meals: None

Fishing seasons

Species Season Peak Times
Bonefish All year round April – June & October
Tarpon March – December March – June
Permit March – October May – October
Redfish All year round June – October
Snook All year round May

Tackle/Equipment required

  • All tackle and bait is provided on this tour therefore you do not need to bring any tackle with you. If you do wish to bring your own tackle we advise for Bonefish & Permit bringing a 6ft spinning rod with a fixed spool reel capable of taking 300 yards of 15lbs line. For Tarpon we advise bringing a boat rod around 6ft in length and 15-30lbs test and strong multiplier reel filled with 30 mono and a 100lb clear mono or fluorocarbon leader. All terminal tackle will be provided. If you want to do some fly fishing please contact us for more detailed advice.
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen and lip protection (waterproof SPF15+)
  • Thick soled flats boots
  • Insect repellent
  • Light waterproofs in case of inclement weather
  • Camera

Visas & Vaccinations

British and Irish nationals do not require a visa to enter America, but if travelling via a US airport must have a machine-readable passport, you will be given a visa waiver form (Green Card) either at check in or on the plane. Please make sure you take time to correctly fill this in otherwise once at immigration you will be sent to the back of the queue. Other EU nationals should contact us for more information. Nationals of all other countries should contact their local embassy or consulate. Visa information is given in good faith but may be subject to change without warning.
Note: It is your responsibility to obtain a valid visa where necessary.

There are no vaccination requirements for visiting the USA, though we would recommend that you have valid vaccination protection for Tetanus and Diphtheria. Recommended vaccinations and other health protection measures vary according to the country you are visiting and can change periodically. You must consult your GP on current vaccinations needed for your destination.

International flights

This tour requires an international flight.

The price of this tour does not include your international flight and you should expect to pay between £400 and £600 for a return flight to Florida, depending on which airline you use. We recommend American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways.

We hold a full ATOL and are licenced to sell flights. If you would like to buy your flight from us, please request a quote either during the online reservation process, the tour enquiry form, or by telephone.

For more information on why we don’t include international flights with our tours please check out our flights page.

Accommodation

Coral Bay ResortFor this tour you will be staying at the Coral Bay Resort in Islamorada. It is perfectly situated for ease of access to the fishing and is well appointed with modern amenities throughout. There are a variety of rooms to choose from and every room has a covered porch or patio, telephone with voice mail, cable TV with remote, laundry facilities and housekeeping daily. There is a fresh water heated pool, sandy beach for swimming and a salt-water tidal pool filled with native tropical fish and open to the bay, for snorkelling.

What’s included

  • All fishing
  • All fishing tackle and bait
  • All accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Local fishing guide

What’s excluded

  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Fishing licences (approx. £30)
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Local tips (non-compulsory)
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