Get Hooked On the Fishing Action in Marathon Florida Keys with SeaSquared Charters!
Marathon, in the Heart of the Florida Keys, Offers Fishing Options as Vast as the Crystal Blue Waters that Surround our American Caribbean Islands
With the exception of offshore fishing, all of these fishing spots are a short, enjoyable ride from the dock, allowing for the majority of your charter time to be spent fishing.
Reef and Wreck Fishing
Marathon Florida Keys reef and wreck fishing with SeaSquared Charters targets grouper, snapper, mackerel, amberjack, cobia, permit and various other species.
This fishing takes place year-round and is always enjoyable and challenging for experienced anglers as well as juniors and novices. The beauty of North America’s only living coral reef adds to the enjoyment of fishing the Florida Keys.
Offshore fishing in Marathon Florida Keys targets pelagic game fish such as dolphin, wahoo and tuna. Marathon deep sea fishing offers hard-fighting fish to challenge even the most hard-core anglers!
Much of this fishing is done in the Gulf Stream, which wobbles offshore of Marathon anywhere from 10 to 30 miles.
One of the most sought after game fish in the Florida Keys, sailfish are found in shallower Atlantic areas anywhere from 20 to 200 feet. They prefer areas where coral reefs mingle with ocean water.
Sailfish are constantly on the move searching for food, and live bait is the key to catching them once you find them.
Fishing in the Gulf and Bay
In the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay off Marathon Florida Keys, SeaSquared Charters fishes the wrecks and rough bottom areas for snapper, grouper, cobia, mackerel, seatrout and permit.
The more shallow areas in Florida Bay are ideal for fishing on days when the breeze makes the Atlantic reef waters a tad bumpy. There are always abundant snapper of all variety, plus numerous other good-eating species, and it’s an excellent option for families!
Very popular among SeaSquared Charters guests are our Florida Keys Shark Fishing Adventures. We have hosted anglers from 5 to 90 as they wrangle sharks upwards of 8 feet in length on light 20lb spinning tackle.
Imagine your excitement as masses of toothy critters swarm around the boat anchored in just four feet of crystal clear water! Shallow-water angling for sharks not only provides a good arm wrestle, but anglers have the opportunity to observe sharks interacting with each other in their natural environment.
The tarpon that visit the Middle Florida Keys each spring love to hang out at bridge passes. SeaSquared Charters fishes for the Silver King primarily in the waters surrounding the Bahia Honda Bridges, although at times we also fish at the Seven Mile Bridges. We use light tackle and live bait, such as crabs and mullet.
Anglers from around the globe flock to Marathon Florida Keys every spring to test their skills with the Silver King, one of the most sought after of all the Florida Keys game fish.
The height of tarpon fishing at the bridges is mid-April through early-June.
For something a little different, go underwater to catch dinner!
SeaSquared Charters Lobster Snorkel trips take place in six to ten feet of water in Florida Bay. You get in the water with your snorkel and lobster gear and our crew will teach you the fine art of tickling Florida spiny lobster out of their hiding holes.
Lobster snorkel charters take place during the Lobster Mini Season in late July and then when lobster season opens on August 6 through early October.
Family Fun Fishing
SeaSquared Charters specializes in Family Fun Fishing. We pride ourselves in the number of families who return to fish with us year after year and refer SeaSquared Charters to their friends who are coming to Marathon Florida Keys for vacation.
SeaSquared Charters is consistently rated Number One for Family Fishing on TripAdvisor and Yelp.
Custom Mini Fishing Tournaments
Groups fishing with SeaSquared Charters often choose to include one of our Custom Mini Fishing Tournaments. There’s nothing like fishing to fuel some friendly competition among family members and to enhance team-building among co-workers!
Wedding Parties ~ Family Reunions ~ Executive Retreats ~ Corporate Groups
SeaSquared Charters is 100% equipped to help you organize a Florida Keys fishing experience for your group outing. Our multi-boat fleet along with our network of restaurants, resorts and other service providers in Marathon Florida Keys have all your bases covered.
Whether it is a personal occasion, such as a wedding or family reunion, or a business event, such as a sales meeting or executive retreat, Marathon Florida Keys offers the opportunity to relax, rewind, reconnect and reinvigorate.
Marathon Florida Keys Fishing Reports
Each and every group that fishes with SeaSquared Charters receives its own fishing report with pictures on our Facebook page to share with family and friends.
Capt. Chris and Christy Johnson are featured writers for a number of fishing and vacation publications and websites. We also produce a weekly fishing report that updates what’s biting in the Marathon area and summarizes recent trips with SeaSquared Charters.
In addition, our monthly fishing forecasts provide a broad overview of what anglers can expect as they plan their fishing vacation to Marathon and the Florida Keys.
From how to get here to where to stay and eat and what to do when you’re not fishing … SeaSquared Charters will gladly help you plan your vacation to Marathon Florida Keys.
Your Marathon Florida Keys Vacation
Removed from the fast-paced world of everyday life, Marathon Florida Keys is an ideal vacation destination. Situated in the Heart of the Florida Keys, Marathon is an easy and scenic drive from Key West, Ft. Lauderdale and Miami Airports.
Families love all the things we have to keep the kids busy. Whether it’s visiting our historic and natural attractions or utilizing our public parks, there’s an activity or event to fill every minute of every day.
Marathon is a mecca for outdoors enthusiasts – fishing, diving, snorkeling, boating, jet skiing, parasailing, biking, hiking – you name it and we’ve got it. And, if you’d just like to sit on the beach and read a book, we’ve got you covered there too!
We strive to provide exceptional customer service so you will return to vacation in Marathon and fish with SeaSquared Charters year after year and recommend us to all your family and friends.
Capt. Chris and Christy Johnson
Owners/Operators, SeaSquared Charters
Captain Chris and Christy Johnson own and personally operate SeaSquared Charters. Our goal is to entice you to choose Marathon Florida Keys as your vacation destination.
We will gladly offer advice on all aspects of your vacation throughout the planning process and during your stay in hopes of making it a getaway to remember for a lifetime.
Why Choose SeaSquared Charters?
- Customer Satisfaction is our Top Priority
- Hundreds of Five-Star Reviews on TripAdvisor and Yelp
- The Most Professional Captains and Crews in the Florida Keys
- Multi-Vessel Fleet of Quality, Well Maintained Boats
- Top of the Line Tackle and Gear
- Trips Customized to Exceed Your Expectations