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Charles Maloney, Captain at Chef Charles The Fishing Chef

Welcome to Chef Charles The Fishing Chef, where Captain Charles Maloney offers premier Key Largo fishing charters tailored for all fishing enthusiasts. Whether you're an experienced angler or a novice looking for an exciting adventure, our Key Largo fishing trips promise unforgettable experiences. Our charters cover a wide range of fishing styles, including deep sea fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, and more, ensuring you have the best chance of reeling in the catch of a lifetime.


Our Key Largo deep sea fishing charters provide thrilling excursions into the open waters, targeting sought-after species like mahi mahi and other pelagic fish. Captain Charles Maloney, a seasoned chef, not only guides you to the best fishing spots but also offers his culinary expertise to transform your catch into a delectable feast right on board. Indulge in the freshest seafood as Chef Charles prepares mouthwatering dishes, showcasing the bounty of Key Largo's waters.


For those interested in a more tranquil experience, our backcountry fishing trips are ideal. These excursions allow you to explore the rich biodiversity of Key Largo’s shallow waters. Our skiffs and flats boats, designed for such environments, offer intimate and immersive experiences where you can enjoy spearfishing and other forms of light tackle fishing. With Captain Charles at the helm, you'll have expert guidance to navigate the serene backwaters and catch a variety of fish species.


Chef Charles The Fishing Chef operates two specialized boats to cater to different fishing needs. Our 26 ft World Cat catamaran, restored in 2020 and powered by 2 x 200HP Suzuki engines, is perfect for deep sea and trolling adventures. With a capacity of four persons, it offers a stable and comfortable ride, even in rougher waters. For a more personal fishing experience, our 18 ft Hewes flats boat, restored in 2017 and powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, is ideal for skimming the shallow flats and exploring the backcountry, accommodating up to two persons.


Experience the best charter fishing in Key Largo, Florida, with Chef Charles The Fishing Chef and Captain Charles Maloney. Our charters are not just about fishing; they are about creating memorable moments, learning new skills, and enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Key Largo’s waters. Book your adventure today and embark on a fishing trip that promises excitement, relaxation, and the thrill of the catch.

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Charter Fishing Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Trip (Kids Teach 'n' Catch) fishing Offshore

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Charter Fishing Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Trip (Kids Teach 'n' Catch)

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Join us on our PRIVATE TRIP for a special 4-hour adventure designed just for kids and first-timers! Starting at 8:00 AM, our experienced crew will provide hands-on instruction to teach children and beginners the basics of fishing. Learn how to bait your hook, cast your line, and reel in your catch while enjoying a fun-filled day on the water. With personalized guidance and plenty of excitement, this trip is perfect for families looking to create lasting memories together. Book now and let your little ones discover the joys of fishing!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Charter Fishing Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Trip (Kids Teach 'n' Catch) fishing Offshore

Charter Fishing Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Trip (Kids Teach 'n' Catch)

Key Largo, FL

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing Charters in Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Trip (AM/PM) fishing Offshore

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Fishing Charters in Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Barracuda Bull Shark

Indulge in an exhilarating PRIVATE TRIP targeting Sharks and Barracuda on our 4-hour excursions starting at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM. Experience the thrill of catching and releasing these formidable predators while enjoying the scenic beauty of the open waters. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to fishing, our trips offer excitement and adventure for everyone. Book your spot now for an unforgettable day on the water!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing Charters in Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Trip (AM/PM) fishing Offshore

Fishing Charters in Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Offshore

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Key Largo fishing Trips | Private - 4 Hour Trip (AM/PM) fishing Inshore

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Key Largo fishing Trips | Private - 4 Hour Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Gag Grouper Mutton Snapper Yelloweye Rockfish

Embark on an exclusive PRIVATE TRIP to explore a hidden gem - a secret rock pile teeming with Yellowtail and Mutton Snapper. Join us for our 4-hour excursions starting at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM to reel in these prized catches, along with Hog Snapper, Grouper, and large Parrotfish. Experience the thrill of catch and release while enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the ocean. Book your adventure now for an unforgettable fishing experience!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Key Largo fishing Trips | Private - 4 Hour Trip (AM/PM) fishing Inshore

Key Largo fishing Trips | Private - 4 Hour Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Inshore

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Charter Fishing in Key Largo | Private - 4 to 8 Hour Reef Trip (AM/PM) fishing Wrecks

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Charter Fishing in Key Largo | Private - 4 to 8 Hour Reef Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Wrecks

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Grouper Mutton Snapper Red Grouper

Discover the thrill of reef fishing on our PRIVATE TRIP! Join us for a 4-hour adventure, where you'll enjoy bottom fishing for a variety of species. Our experienced captain will provide all the necessary fishing gear and licenses, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Plus, at the end of your trip, we'll take care of cleaning and filleting your catch. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity - book your trip now and reel in some unforgettable memories!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Charter Fishing in Key Largo | Private - 4 to 8 Hour Reef Trip (AM/PM) fishing Wrecks

Charter Fishing in Key Largo | Private - 4 to 8 Hour Reef Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Wrecks

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing in Key Largo | Private - 4 to 8 Hour Trip (AM/PM) fishing Offshore

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Fishing in Key Largo | Private - 4 to 8 Hour Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Grouper Bluefin Tuna Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Mutton Snapper Wahoo Fish

Experience the ultimate fishing adventure on our PRIVATE TRIP targeting Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna! Choose from a variety of options: a 4-hour trip starting at either 6:30 AM or 1:30 PM, a 5-hour trip starting at 8:00 AM, or a 6-hour or 8-hour trip also starting at 8:00 AM. Our expert crew will guide you to the best fishing spots, providing all the gear and licenses needed for a successful outing. Don't miss this opportunity to reel in some of the ocean's most prized catches—book your trip today and make unforgettable memories!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing in Key Largo | Private - 4 to 8 Hour Trip (AM/PM) fishing Offshore

Fishing in Key Largo | Private - 4 to 8 Hour Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Offshore

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Backcountry Trip fishing BackCountry

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Fishing Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Backcountry Trip

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - BackCountry

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Mutton Snapper Snook Tarpon

Embark on a thrilling adventure with our PRIVATE TRIP Half Day excursion, exploring the captivating Backcountry! Departing at 8:00 AM for a 4-hour trip, our experienced crew will guide you to prime fishing spots where you can reel in Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, and more. Even when offshore conditions are windy, our backcountry fishing promises an exciting experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity—book your trip today and create unforgettable memories on the water!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Backcountry Trip fishing BackCountry

Fishing Key Largo | Private - 4 Hour Backcountry Trip

Key Largo, FL

BackCountry

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing Party Boat Key Largo | Private - 5 Hour Catch 'n' Cook Trip fishing Inshore

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Fishing Party Boat Key Largo | Private - 5 Hour Catch 'n' Cook Trip

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Grouper Blackfin Tuna Little Tunny Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish

Join us for a unique culinary adventure with our PRIVATE TRIP Catch 'n' Cook experience! Choose between a 5-hour trip starting at 8:00 AM or 1:00 PM, where you catch your own dinner, and our skilled captain prepares it onboard. Indulge in the freshest seafood while enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the ocean. Whether it's lunch or dinner, this excursion promises an unforgettable gastronomic journey. Book your trip now and savor the taste of the sea!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing Party Boat Key Largo | Private - 5 Hour Catch 'n' Cook Trip fishing Inshore

Fishing Party Boat Key Largo | Private - 5 Hour Catch 'n' Cook Trip

Key Largo, FL

Inshore

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Key Largo Charter Boat Fishing | Private - 5 Hour Trip fishing Inshore

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Key Largo Charter Boat Fishing | Private - 5 Hour Trip

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish

Experience the thrill of our PRIVATE TRIP "Mahi Gone Crazy" adventure! This 5-hour trip, starting at 8:00 AM, runs seasonally from May to August. Troll and spot fish near weed lines to hook Mahi Mahi, known for their excellent table fare. Our seasoned captain will guide you to the best spots for an unforgettable fishing experience. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, this trip promises fun and excitement. Don't miss out – book your spot now and enjoy the catch of a lifetime!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Key Largo Charter Boat Fishing | Private - 5 Hour Trip fishing Inshore

Key Largo Charter Boat Fishing | Private - 5 Hour Trip

Key Largo, FL

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Key Largo Florida Snorkeling | Private - 6 Hour Fish & Snorkel Trip water_sports Snorkeling

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Key Largo Florida Snorkeling | Private - 6 Hour Fish & Snorkel Trip

Key Largo, FL

Water Sports - Snorkeling

Enjoy the best of both worlds with our PRIVATE TRIP "Fish & Snorkel Combo"! This 6-hour adventure starts at 8:00 AM and offers 3 hours of exciting fishing followed by 3 hours of snorkeling in crystal-clear waters. Perfect for families and groups, this trip ensures non-stop fun and unforgettable memories. Dive into an underwater paradise after reeling in your catch. Don't miss out on this ultimate combo experience – book your trip now and get ready for a day filled with fun, sun, and adventure!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Key Largo Florida Snorkeling | Private - 6 Hour Fish & Snorkel Trip water_sports Snorkeling

Key Largo Florida Snorkeling | Private - 6 Hour Fish & Snorkel Trip

Key Largo, FL

Snorkeling

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing Charters Florida | Private - 5 to 6 Hour Trip fishing Inshore

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Fishing Charters Florida | Private - 5 to 6 Hour Trip

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Bluefin Tuna Greater Amberjack Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Red Snapper Wahoo Fish

Experience the thrill of our PRIVATE TRIP "Slamming Bite"! This 5-hour adventure at 8:00 AM features sunrise trolling for Wahoo and wreck fishing for Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Yellowtail, and Hogfish. Or, try our 5-hour "Key Largo Grand Slam" trip with 2.5 hours of trolling and 2.5 hours of reef fishing. For the ultimate adventure, book our 6-hour "Key Largo Best" trip, combining reef fishing for Snapper, trolling for Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo, and deep dropping for big Grouper, Tilefish, and Amberjack. Book now for an unforgettable experience!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Fishing Charters Florida | Private - 5 to 6 Hour Trip fishing Inshore

Fishing Charters Florida | Private - 5 to 6 Hour Trip

Key Largo, FL

Inshore

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Deep Sea Fishing in Florida | Private - 8 Hour Swordfishing Trip fishing Offshore

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Deep Sea Fishing in Florida | Private - 8 Hour Swordfishing Trip

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Atlantic Goldeneye Tilefish Blackfin Tuna Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Swordfish

Experience the ultimate fishing adventure with our PRIVATE TRIP "Deep Drop Trip"! This 8-hour trip starts at 6:30 AM and takes you to depths of over 750 feet using electric reels, targeting Swordfish. For an even more thrilling challenge, join our PRIVATE TRIP "8 Hour Swordfishing" excursion. Departing at 6:30 AM, we’ll venture to depths beyond 1500 feet, aiming to hook the catch of a lifetime. Book now for an unforgettable deep-sea fishing experience!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Deep Sea Fishing in Florida | Private - 8 Hour Swordfishing Trip fishing Offshore

Deep Sea Fishing in Florida | Private - 8 Hour Swordfishing Trip

Key Largo, FL

Offshore

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Florida Deep Sea Fishing | Private - 6 Hour Big Pelagics Trip fishing Inshore

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Florida Deep Sea Fishing | Private - 6 Hour Big Pelagics Trip

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 26 ft Catamaran Boat23' World Cat Max 4 Guests (base trip price includes 4 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Atlantic Sailfish King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Wahoo Fish Yellowtail Amberjack

Experience the thrill of our PRIVATE TRIP "6 Hour Big Pelagics"! Starting at 8:00 AM, this 6-hour adventure is perfect for anglers seeking a challenge. We’ll be trolling and deep dropping for massive pelagics – the kind of fish that test your strength and skill, with big teeth and even bigger fights. Don’t miss your chance to reel in these giants. Book your trip today and conquer the ocean's biggest predators!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Florida Deep Sea Fishing | Private - 6 Hour Big Pelagics Trip fishing Inshore

Florida Deep Sea Fishing | Private - 6 Hour Big Pelagics Trip

Key Largo, FL

Inshore

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Charter Fishing Florida | Private - 3 to 4 Hour Snook/Tarpon Trip (AM/PM) fishing Inshore

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Charter Fishing Florida | Private - 3 to 4 Hour Snook/Tarpon Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 18 ft Hewes Flat Boat18' Hewes Max 2 Guests (base trip price includes 2 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Snook Tarpon

Embark on thrilling PRIVATE TRIPS tailored for epic battles! Join our "Day Snook" or "Day Tarpon" excursions, both 4-hour trips starting at 8:00 AM. Engage in a big tarpon fight or reel in elusive snook during the day. For an unforgettable night adventure, book our "Snook/Tarpon Night Trip," a 3-hour journey starting at 8:00 PM, promising epic action with these prized catches. Don't miss the chance to conquer the waters and make memories that last a lifetime!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Charter Fishing Florida | Private - 3 to 4 Hour Snook/Tarpon Trip (AM/PM) fishing Inshore

Charter Fishing Florida | Private - 3 to 4 Hour Snook/Tarpon Trip (AM/PM)

Key Largo, FL

Inshore

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Deep Sea Fishing Florida | Private - 4 to 6 Hour Trip fishing Inshore

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Deep Sea Fishing Florida | Private - 4 to 6 Hour Trip

Key Largo, FL

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: 18 ft Hewes Flat Boat18' Hewes Max 2 Guests (base trip price includes 2 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Grouper Crevalle Jack Gag Grouper Red Snapper Sea Trout

Embark on exciting PRIVATE TRIPS tailored to your preferences! Join our "Half Day Trip," a 4-hour adventure starting at 7:00 AM, perfect for targeting Mangrove Snapper, Jacks, and Trout. Or opt for our "3/4 Day Trip," a 6-hour journey starting at 8:00 AM, ideal for reeling in Mangrove Snapper and Grouper. Book now for an unforgettable fishing experience!

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Chef Charles The Fishing Chef Deep Sea Fishing Florida | Private - 4 to 6 Hour Trip fishing Inshore

Deep Sea Fishing Florida | Private - 4 to 6 Hour Trip

Key Largo, FL

Inshore

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July 23, 2024

Our experience with Chef Charles The Fishing Chef and Captain Charles Maloney was phenomenal! Charles's passion for fishing and cooking made our trip perfect. We can't wait to book our next adventure!

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July 23, 2024

Captain Charles Maloney, the Fishing Chef, provided an unforgettable experience in Key Largo! His expertise in both fishing and cooking made our trip unique and enjoyable. We caught plenty of fish and enjoyed a delicious meal. Highly recommend!

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July 23, 2024

Had an amazing time with Captain Charles on Chef Charles The Fishing Chef. He knew all the best fishing spots and made sure we had a great time. The highlight was the fresh-cooked meal right on the boat. Can't wait to go again!

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July 23, 2024

Captain Charles Maloney and Chef Charles The Fishing Chef exceeded our expectations! His knowledge of fishing and culinary skills made our trip both fun and delicious. We caught more fish than we imagined and enjoyed a fantastic meal. A must-do in Key Largo!

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July 23, 2024

Captain Charles was an excellent guide. He was professional, friendly, and knew exactly where to find the fish. The trip with Chef Charles The Fishing Chef was well-organized, and the meal was a delightful bonus. Highly recommend!

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July 23, 2024

What an incredible fishing adventure with Chef Charles The Fishing Chef! Captain Charles Maloney's expertise and culinary skills made our trip unforgettable. We caught some impressive fish and had an amazing meal. Highly recommend!

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