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Reef Runner Sportfishing Charters

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Islamorada FL

Paul Johnson, Captain at Reef Runner Sportfishing Charters

Reef Runner Charters runs year-round fishing trips out of Whale Harbor Marina, in the sportfishing capital of the world — Islamorada. Whether you’re looking for juicy table fare around the reefs and rocky bottoms or want to go further offshore for trophy gamefish, Captain Paul Johnson and crew will give you a memorable fishing trip!


Captain Paul has been fishing his whole life. He grew up around the water and has a knack for finding the fish. He knows waters surrounding Islamorada like the back of his hand, and he's always working hard to put you on fish. Nothing makes Captain Paul happier than seeing smiling faces holding nice fish and knowing he's helped create memories that will last a lifetime.


Fishing with Reef Runner Charters means you'll be guided to some of the best fishing in the world by one of the most knowledgeable and capable crews in the Florida Keys. Relish the first strike weather it be dolphin, tuna, wahoo, kingfish, or one of the more exotic billfish such as sailfish or marlin that frequent these waters. Bottom fishing yields tasty catches like yellowtail and mutton snapper as well as grouper.


Captain Paul operates a 40’ custom Key West offshore sportfishing boat. Powered by a 430HP Cummins engine and outfitted with top-tier electronic equipment, you'll have a smooth, safe, and comfortable ride. Captain Paul provides high-quality rods, reels, and tackle, as well as live bait for up to 6 anglers on his charters.

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Islamorada

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Key West40' Key West (Custom) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Blue Marlin Great Barracuda King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Spanish Mackerel Wahoo Fish White Marlin

Experience the ultimate Islamorada fishing charters in Florida Keys as you step aboard our private charter to make the most of the productive waters. Our expert Islamorada fishing guides will take you to the reefs or deep seas, where you can target a variety of fish including Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, and Sailfish. With fully equipped charter boats in Islamorada, we ensure a thrilling and successful fishing trip. As one of the best fishing charters in Islamorada, Florida, our experienced captains will guide you to the best spots, offering a world-class deep sea fish

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Reef Runner Sportfishing Charters Fishing Charters in Florida Keys | 6 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

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Fishing Charters in Florida Keys | 6 Hour Charter Trip

Islamorada

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Key West40' Key West (Custom) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Blue Marlin Great Barracuda King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Wahoo Fish

Immerse yourself in the ultimate Islamorada fishing experience in the Florida Keys aboard our private charter. Take advantage of the bountiful and productive waters as our expert guides lead you to the reefs or deep seas. Prepare to reel in a variety of prized catches including Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, and Sailfish. With our fully equipped charter boats in Islamorada, you're guaranteed an exhilarating and successful fishing trip. Renowned as one of the best fishing charters in Islamorada, Florida, our experienced captains will navigate you to prime locations.

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Fishing Charters Islamorada | 8 Hour Charter Trip

Islamorada

Fishing - Offshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Key West40' Key West (Custom) Max 6 Guests (base trip price includes 6 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Atlantic Sailfish Blue Marlin King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Spanish Mackerel

Step aboard our private charter and unlock the full potential of the productive waters of the Florida Keys and beyond with our exceptional Islamorada fishing charters. Our knowledgeable guides will guide you to the reefs or deep seas, providing access to an impressive array of species including Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Wahoo, and Sailfish. Equipped with top-of-the-line gear, our charter boats in Islamorada offer an immersive deep sea fishing experience. As the premier fishing charters in Islamorada, Florida, our skilled captains will lead you to the best fishing spots.

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July 15, 2024

This trip exceeded expectations!  Thanks for the fun time.

July 15, 2024

I wanted to go after Mahi-Mahi, so I inquired and was informed that they weren't being caught lately. However, Paul guided us to where the Mahi-Mahi were biting! We managed to catch more than 20 fish and kept 7. It was an incredible experience, and I highly recommend it. Additionally, Paul assisted us in finding a reliable company to ship some of our fish back home and connected us with a local restaurant to have our catch prepared. The meal turned out to be absolutely fantastic!

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July 15, 2024

Since bottom fishing didn't yield good results, we made the decision to try something different. And it turned out to be an excellent choice! We ended up catching an enormous sailfish. The captain and crew were fantastic, providing us with guidance and support throughout the entire process. Even though we didn't catch dinner, the experience was far more rewarding and enjoyable.

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July 15, 2024

I had the pleasure of going out fishing with Captain Paul and first mate Micah, and it turned out to be a fantastic day. The water was quite choppy, so the fish weren't as active as we had hoped. However, my son managed to land a nice Almacore Jack, which we enjoyed for dinner a couple of nights later at our condo (it was absolutely delicious!). I also had the thrill of reeling in a good-sized barracuda, thanks to Micah's excellent effort. Despite the fishing conditions, we had an amazing time, and I would definitely go out with them again the next time I'm in the Keys!

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July 15, 2024

We had an incredible time on our fishing trip. The weather couldn't have been better—it was sunny, hot, and there was hardly any wind. The deckhand was not only knowledgeable but also friendly and easy to get along with. While we didn't catch any big fish, we did manage to reel in a bunch of smaller ones. It was an enjoyable experience, and I would jump at the chance to do it again without hesitation!

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July 15, 2024

I had an amazing experience with Captain Paul! He knew exactly where to take us to find the fish, and we ended up going home with a cooler full of fresh catch. It was a fun and exciting time on the water. Thank you, Captain Paul, for providing such a great fishing trip!

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