FL Keys Lobster Charters
Florida's Spiny lobster are uniquely different from their Northern cousins, no claws, long antennae, and allow for the opportunity of a lifetime to catch and cook them in the beautiful coastal waters of the Florida Keys. Join in sharing Capt. Lori's passion for these "bugs" and have Island Girl Charters take you out for a fun, safe and tasty adventure thanks to her years of experience.
Lobster Season 2019
Florida has a 2 day mini-season and the 8 month regular lobster season for the recreational taking of lobster in our waters. The mini lobster season is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July starting at 12:01AM Wednesday and ending at midnight Thursday.. This year the mini-season falls on July 24th and 25th. The regular 8 month lobster season is always August 6 through March 31. Make sure to always verify dates and regulations with Florida Fish and Wildlife, we take great pride in intimately knowing the rules and regulations, booking with Island Girl means you'll be in the trusted hands of a captain that will educate you and ensure we are always in compliance so there is plenty of lobster for all to enjoy.
LOBSTER CHARTER RATES
1/2 DAY (4HRS) $650
3/4 DAY (6 HRS) $850
FULL DAY (8HRS) $1100
mix it up for 1/2 Day Fishing followed by 1/2 day of Lobstering (9 HRS) $1200.00
WHAT TO EXPECT
Capt. Lori offers a private charter for up to 6 guests that will benefit from years of experience, having acquired over 3,000 GPS coordinates to find and catch lobster for guests. Island Girl Charters covers all fishing and lobster licensing, guests are NOT required to have their own license. Ice and water are supplied on the boat. All lobstering gear, (net, tickle stick, measuring device) will be provided. No additional charge for fuel.
Crew will explain how to catch lobster, safety on the water, and enter the water with you so you are always safe and comfortable. Lobstering does require being able to hold your breath underwater, but don't let that intimidate you! We have worked with countless beginners and gotten them on lobster in no time. If a charter catches the daily limit allowed with time to spare, we'll happily enjoy the rest of the trip relaxing, snorkeling, whatever guests would like. Weather permitting, this trip may be on a 21ft deck boat.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING:
Sunscreen, towels, snorkel equipment (with advance notice, Island Girl Charters can provide fins, snorkels, masks if necessary), sun protection shirts and hat, sunglasses, camera, underwater camera, a cooler to take your catch home, lip balm with spf, any food or drink you may want, but no glass please! For attire, a swim suit, shorts, flip flops is usually fine. In cooler weather guests may want a wetsuit.
WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Do NOT bring firearms, or illegal drugs.