The Talon ChartersPowered Fishing Charters
24 foot center console Everglades .
Unsinkable hull construction. Powered by a very fast 2015 Suzuki 250 hp outboard motor.
Range: 100 mi
Top speed: 40 mph
Cruising speed: 30 mph
Charter Capacity: six-pac vessel (a six person capacity)
Communications: 2 on-board radios – v.h.f. radio transmitter (channel 16 coast guard emergency and charter captain comm)
Entertainment: c/d player. 4 speaker system, ipod inputs
Catch Storage: 30 gallon live well, 75 gallon fish box
Food/Drink Storage: large cooler for beer and sandwiches
We offer a range of charters, Fishing, Snorkel trips and Sunset viewings. Some helpful information to help you decide on your charter package:
Half Day fishing charters are the easiest way to get out on the water and catch some lunch or dinner; and then get into some bigger fish fights as we work our way up the food chain. Every day starts with bait fishing. It is the single most important thing we can do to insure success. Even though big fish eat little fish down here; we still manage to catch a lot of big fish on frozen and cut bait too. Once we get a good chum slick flowing in the current and schools of fish start coming up to the boat; there are excellent opportunities for all kinds of species to get in on the act. One of the best things of the Florida Keys is the amazing biodiversity. Anything can happen on any given day if you have a hook in the water and the sheer number of different species available from food fish to fighting fish is truly impressive. Hurricane Hole Marina also serves an outstanding “Cook your Catch” right there at the marina restaurant. I will fillet your fish for you as you watch and you can sit right down at the restaurant and enjoy your fish blackened, grilled, or fried. It couldn’t be any more fresh.
1/2 Day = $600.00
3/4 day charters are similar to the half day trips except that the extra two hours enables us more time for bait fishing, more time to get to the better spots, more time to fish, and of course more time to get back to the dock without feeling rushed. It also gives us the time to move around a bit if we need to change locations. Some spots are better than others for any given condition and sometimes we actually have to work to find find the fish. We always do; but I highly recommend the 3/4 day trip as the best bang for your buck for charter fishing.
3/4 Day = $700.00
Full Day charters give us the best opportunities to not only get to the best locations and have more time to fish; but also to try different types of fishing. For example, it’s not unusual to spend a morning trolling in the deep; and then spend the afternoon bottom fishing along the reef or on wrecks. In a completely different direction, an entire day could be spent in the shallow water back country alone. Fishing channels, mangrove islands, shallow wrecks, and patch reefs is a great way to spend a day exploring. The reef and the back country are eco-systems unto themselves. Most people are surprised when they find out how many fish there are out in the shallow waters. Especially when it comes to big fish. Most of my big shark spots are in the back country.
Full Day = $800.00
We also offer other Charter packages (Contact us for scheduling and pricing):
Sunset Viewings – Take a leisurely cruise on The Rage as you get a fish eye view of Key West’s famous sunsets. Watch for the Green Flash
Snorkeling, Snorkling/Fishing combo – Fish watching is more your style? We can transport you to the beautiful waters of Key West, Check out the largest reef system in the northern hemisphere or take our combo trip, the best of both worlds.
Sand Bar Tour – Wade ankle deep on some of curiously interesting sand bars. stroll through the warm tropical waters and relax in a lounge chair while partially submerged.. there is no other feeling like it. A MUST DO while visiting the Keys.
Shell collecting – Several sand bars to choose from.
Spearfishing – Want a bigger challenge? Maybe Spearfishing is what you are looking for. Shallow water patch reefs are notorious for holding Hog Fish.
When in season Lobster (bug huntin) – Nothing more needs to say other then .. we provide the Garlic Butter.
Key West Circumnavigation – Take the introductory tour of Key West. We leave the harbour and take a leisurely hour/hour and a half long tour of the shorelines of key west, See the island from the outside looking in. We pass by Smathers Beach, The Southern Most Point, Mallory Square, The Bight, and Stock Island.
Sunset Sail/Nature tours – Take a leisurely sail and watch the always fantastic Key West sunset from the deck of the Rage.