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Answers to your questions

Frequently Asked Questions About Lower Florida Keys Fishing Charters

Here you’ll find, the answers to many of the most commonly asked questions about our Florida Keys fishing charters. In addition, Capt. Craig will call you the day before your charter to answer any questions and discuss your meeting location and time.

However, if you have questions at any time, just give us a call at: (305) 791-7263

What time do we meet?​
Pickup times will vary depending on the length of charter and our goals for the day.

Capt. Craig speak with you directly the day before your trip to coordinate meeting time, location and what your goals are for your fishing experience.

What happens if we have to cancel?

We understand that things happen!

So, in the event that you need to cancel your fishing charter with us, we only ask that you provide us with 24 hours notice of cancellation and will provide a full refund.

What if it rains or there's bad weather?

We fish rain or shine, however we want everyone to be safe.

In the event that your Captain chooses to call off your fishing charter due to poor weather or other conditions which might make your trip unsafe, we’ll do our best to reschedule your charter.

If for travel or other reasons you are unable to reschedule with us, we’ll provide a 100% refund for any amounts previously paid.

Where do we meet for our charter?​

On the day of your charter, you’ll meet us directly at the boat…

What can we expect to catch on our charter?​

We target the following species on our fishing charters:

  • Tarpon
  • Goliath Grouper
  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • Snapper
  • And more…

Please visit our “targeted species” page to learn more about what we fish for on our Key West fishing charters.

Can we keep the fish we catch?​

Yes, however keeping different fish species may be seasonal – so ask your Captain which fish can be kept at the time of your charter.

Captain Craig will clean your fish and even recommend restaurants that will cook your fresh catch for you!

Are we allowed to tip the Captain?
Absolutely! Your Captain works extremely hard to provide his guests with the best fishing experiences possible.
Customarily, gratuities for a Captain are 20%+ of the cost of your charter.
Do we need fishing licenses?​


Goliath Charters Key West has all of the licenses and permits you’ll need for your fishing charter and are included for your trip.

Can we bring alcohol on a fishing charter?

Yes. We even supply an iced-down cooler to keep your drinks chilly!

We just ask that you drink responsibly and leave the glass containers at home.

What kind of boat will we be going out in?​

Depending on the type of charter and your fishing goals for the day. You’ll be fishing out of one of Capt. Craig’s two vessels:

  • 9’2″ – East Cape Vantage flats skiff
  • 25′ – SeaVee Center Console

Learn more about Capt. Craig’s boats and equipment

How many people can go on a charter?​

Maximum number of guests is 4 (plus your Captain).

What if we would like to go longer?​

Of course!

If you’re on a charter with us and would like to extend your trip…we’ll be happy to accommodate as long as our booking calendar allows.

ADVENTURES starting at $400

From half to full-day fishing charters & adventure tours on the waters of the Lower Florida Keys – We’ve got you covered!

call (305) 791-7263



Ryan W.

Google Reviews
“Captain Craig with Goliath Charters is the premier captain of the keys! Every trip out with his charter has been an absolute blast. Bucket list catches , drag screaming action, and expert knowledge are what makes Captain Craig the gold standard of Charter Captains.”

Matt C.

Google Reviews
“I am still buzzing from an absolutely amazing guided trip with an extremely knowledgeable and personable captain that offers the coolest experience in catching dinosaurs. if you’re interested in fishing the florida keys in the most memorable way do not hesitate to book Capt Craig Clopper!”