Backwater fishing

Capt. Sean Okeefe Key West, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

My name is Captain Sean Okeefe. I own and operate Key West Backwater Fishing. I have been fishing the backcountry and flats of the lower Florida keys for over 37 years and have been a full time guide for 30 years. I have the knowledge and patience to teach new anglers the techniques necessary to become a successful keys angler with either spin or fly fishing tackle. I also welcome the most experienced  anglers for an enjoyable time on the water.

My boat is a 17’ Skiff boat – perfect for two anglers. Powered by 115 HP Mercury Engine, this clean and safe vessel has livewell, casting platform, and poling platform. I also have all USCG Certified Safety Equipment: life jackets, fire extinguisher, and flares. I also have a First-Aid Kit and know CPR.

The Florida Keys is known as the Fishing Capital of the World – and I have the experience to get you on the fish. When you book your Florida Keys fishing trip, your fishing experience will be spent stalking the shallows for Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Sharks, Barracuda and other species. Don’t worry about the time of the year, most species are available year round with a few exceptions.

Included in your private Key West Charter includes all tackle (flies, leaders, bait, etc.), fishing license, and a cooler with ice for your food and drink. You may want to bring hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, food and drink.

Key West Backwater Fishing caters to all skill levels: from beginners to tournament level anglers using fly, spinning, and plug casting tackle. My main goal is to show each and every customer a fun learning experience on the water that they’ll remember for a lifetime – and, of course, to catch fish!

Your next Key West Vacation is not complete without a Backwater Fishing adventure! Book today.

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

U.S. Highway 1, Key West

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Trips start at $650

1 Trips

1-2 guests

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2009 17' Flats Boat/Skiff

115 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 2 guests

Trip time: 7:30am to 3:30pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Most times of the year we will depart the marina ( Murray marine) at 7:30 am.  I am available for either a half day trip (4 hrs.) rate is $450.00 / 6 hour trip  rate is $550.00 and a full day (8 hrs.)  rate is $650.00. 

A yeti cooler is provided for customers food and drink
Close details

Fish Species

Jack Crevalle
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell
  • Poling Platform

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • 12

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore

About the Vessel


Capt. Sean Okeefe

Boat Type

Flats Boat/Skiff

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

115 HP