Key West Fishing Charters and Guide Service


 Key West fishing aboard
Seize the Day Charters

  Key West Fishing on the wrecks, reefs, offshore, inshore and tarpon fishing charters in Key West, Florida.   If your looking to catch tarpon in Key West or fish for permit, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, dolphin, kingfish, cobia, snapper, grouper, amberjack, barracuda, sharks... I catch them! Pretty much the only fish that I do not target are bonefish, but I have friends that do.  Call or  Email Captain Pepe Gonzalez for the best time and tide to fish for your targeted species of fish.

   If your looking to fish the flats near Key West Florida or catch a  bonefish you need a guide with a flats skiff.  I have several friends that are exceptional flats guides and I will be happy to set you up on one of their skiffs.  Flats guides typically sight fish for bonefish,  permit, sharks, barracuda and of course tarpon fishing.  If I do not offer the type of charter you are looking for, I will find the right Key West fishing charter for you.  I want you to get exactly the type of fishing charter you want.  All of us fishing guides want you to have the fishing experience you are looking for in Key West and we want you to come back to Key West Florida to fish with us again!

Key West Tarpon Fishing 

Nice Mutton Snapper caught on an Atlantic wreck.

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Sailfishing offshore of Key West

Key West Florida Fishing offers incredible catches all year, every season.

     As the weather and the water temperature change in the Key West waters, different species of fish inhabit the Florida Keys waters.  Water temperature is one of the most important factors in determining what will be around when you go charter fishing in Key West. Wind direction, wind speed and tides are also key factors.  With all this in mind, it is best to call me or drop me an email and I will tell you what type of fish will most likely be around at the time of your arrival in Key West, Florida.

    I run light tackle fishing charters.  Seize the day is a 25' Contender center console, new in 2008.  This is a great boat for up to 4 passengers.  Any more than that you will need more than one light tackle boat.
 I have several other guides that use and book (good fishing guides)  and I can set up other boats for fishing charters, if you need more than one boat.     

  I fish both the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and everything in between.   Some of the fish I target are sailfish, dolphin, tuna, wahoo, kingfish, cobia, snapper, grouper, amberjack, tarpon, permit and sharks.  I mostly use live bait, but also fish with cut bait, artificial baits or lures and use shrimp boat by-catch for tarpon fishing.   

Key West Contender

Captain Paul's 2008 Contender.

    If you look around, you will notice my rates are a little less than some of the other light tackle boats in Key West.  One of the reasons is that I run a single four stroke engine boat that is good on fuel.  This certainly helps keep the cost down.    Another reason is the majority of my business is repeat customers and referrals. So, I am not in any booking booth or concierge service in any of the hotels.  These "free" services actually take a 20% to 30% commission to book the trip for you.  Most of these bookies do not even know what's really going on the water.  The rest of my charters come from this website, which I built and I maintain. Call me to set up a trip.  I will make sure you get a good trip!

    If I am booked and can not fit you in on my boat, I will find a boat  for you.  I know all of the top guides here in Key West and I only book charters with guides and captains that I know personally. The guides I use catch fish and are the best at what they do.  I want to make sure you have a great fishing trip in Key West and I want you to come back and fish with me again.
Key West charter fishing offers great catches every season, from inshore on the flats and back country to offshore on the reefs, wrecks and blue water.  Call me or send an email for more information on the different styles of fishing in Key West and prices of the variety of fishing charters available in Key West Florida.




If I am already booked and I put you with another guide, their rates may be a little higher than mine...Larger boats, rates increase.


       Seize the Day Charters is located at Garrison Bight Marina, on the corner of Eisenhower Drive and Palm Avenue.

Captain Pepe Gonzalez
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Refund / Cancellation Policy
A full refund of the 20% deposit will be returned, if the guide cancels the trip for any reason. 
If the client cancels the trip 30 days in advance, a full refund of the deposit will be returned.
If the client cancels the trip in under 30 days of the departure date or does not show up for the scheduled trip, the deposit will not be returned.