Fishing Charters on the Charter Yacht PAPA

PAPA offers half-day, three-quarter-day and full day fishing charters.

The half-day leaves the dock at about 8:00 am and returns at about noon. The fishing is at the reef and in the blue water just outside the reef. For most of the year, you can expect to take barracuda, grouper, kingfish, and macerel. During the October to May season, you can troll the close-in bluewater for sailfish, dolphin, wahoo and tuna. The four-hour charter is an ideal trip for a novice who wants to give offshore fishing a try. And it is an excellent way to introduce a youngster to saltwater sportsfishing. The price for the half-day trip is $550.00.

The three-quarter-day charter offers several advantages over the four-hour charter. First, there is more fishing fun; two hours more. Second, in the winter months (November to April) there are numbers of sailfish in Key West that I like to fish for with light tackle (20LB test) using a live baiting technique. Third, in the summer months when the in-shore waters are hot, 3/4 day fishing will get you out to the cooler water for dolphin, sails, wahoo and marlin. The price for the three-quarter day tip is $650.00.

Full-day charters consist of all the above, with more attention paid to what the angler would like to target, and tailored to any style of fishing that they might prefer. There is time to go to the really deep water to troll for Hemingway qualified marlin. The price for the full-day trip is $800.00.

Capt McGinn also offers night charters for swordfish, which has made a comeback due to the banning of longline fishing in the Keys. I can provide overnight charters, evening shark trips, multi-day tournament fishing, and other special fishing charters or non-fishing events. As part of these special charters, the captain can arrange a 24hr charter for a party of four with all marina privliges and the use of his very comfortable Ocean yacht. E-mail the captain for this special package.

There is plenty of parking available in the three-story city parking facility located across Caroline Street from Conch Harbor.

You bring your food and beverages. At additional charge, we can arrange food and beverage delivery. We supply the ice.

For reservations or information:


(305) 304-1182
PAPA Sportfishing
Conch Harbor Marina
Key West, FL 33040

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