Key West Florida Fishing – Blind Squirrel Charters

Capt. Mike Weinhofer Key West, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Key West Florida Fishing - Blind Squirrel Charters-Person
(9Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Fishing out of Key West Florida is a truly unique experience.  There are more options than any other place on the planet.  You can go deep sea fishing, light tackle offshore, backcountry or flats fishing.   And choosing a Key West Florida Fishing Charter with Captain Mike Weinhofer and his experienced crew is unlike any other fishing charter you have been on.

 

Captain Mike and his experienced crew love what they do and enjoy the chance to show guests, of all skill levels, their passion and why they love fishing in the beautiful Florida Keys. They love to have fun, so bring your sense of humor.  Their goal is to provide a hands-on fishing experience for all anglers.

 

Captain Mike and his crew welcome you aboard the Blind Squirrel -a 63 foot Sportfish. She has a 23-foot beam and is the largest Sportfishing charter boat in Key West.  Equipped with the latest navigation and safety gear, she also has four restrooms, a large air-conditioned cabin, and other amenities to ensure you have a safe and comfortable day on the water.

 

Key West Florida Fishing Charters offers half day, 3/4 day, full day and even long range overnight trips to the Dry Tortugas for up to 10 passengers. Captain Mike and his crew offer a variety of fishing options depending on what you want to catch.  You can troll for blue water gamefish such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Tuna. Or maybe bottom fishing and wreck fishing is more your speed. The captain and crew are there to teach you how to become a better angler.  Their motto is Patience for the beginner, Competence for the expert.  The only thing they ask is that if you are not having fun, let them know immediately so they can work to fix it.  

Key West Florida Fishing Charters provides top of the line equipment so you can have an enjoyable and successful day on the water.  Your fishing license, rods, reels, tackle, fly fishing equipment, lures and fresh or live bait are all included.  You can keep your catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you.  Feel free to bring your favorite snacks and drinks to enjoy on your trip.  Captain Mike has coolers and ice onboard for you to store them.  He also recommends you bring sunblock, polarized sunglasses, light jacket, camera, and bags to take your catch home. 

 

Let Captain Mike and Key West Florida Fishing Charters help you create lifelong memories on your next fishing adventure.

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  Launch Location

6000 Peninsular Avenue, Key West

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Trips start at $1500

7 Trips

1-40 guests

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2018 63' Sport Fisherman

1800 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

MORNING HALF DAY

Includes 8 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 40 guests

Includes 8 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 40 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Half day trip is a four hour trip you can bottom fish or troll all depends what you want it is your day to do what you want

Only additional cost is a tip for the mate should be 15-20% of the trip cost
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AFTERNOON HALF DAY

Includes 8 guests
+$75 per additional guest, Max 40 guests

Includes 8 guests (+$75  $ per additional guest • Max 40 guests)

Trip time: 2:00pm to 6:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Afternoon half day is a lot of fun especially for those that like to sleep in a little on vacation or if you are going to have a hard time getting all the passengers to the Boston time. Often the afternoon bite can be red hot depends on the time of year and what we type of fishing you are doing. And yes we we throw in the free sunset for the afternoon trip. 

only other expense is a tip for the mate 15-20 % of trip cost
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MORNING 3/4 DAY

Includes 8 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 40 guests

Includes 8 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 40 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 1:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a six hour  trip and you can often do more than one type of fishing based on the time whether you want to hit a wreck and bottom fish and troll, You have enough time to get it done. It also allows us together further offshore to catch bigger fish the more time we have. 

the only other expense is the tip for the crew and it should be 15-20 % of the trip cost
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AFTERNOON 3/4 DAY

Includes 8 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 40 guests

Includes 8 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 40 guests)

Trip time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This is an afternoon trip for 6 hours it allows you to get the group organized and get them feed before you afternoon fishing trip. Iy allows the hangovers to dull a little and still have a great day fishing. 

the only other expense you will have is a tip for the crew 15-20% of the trip cost
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FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 8 guests
+$125 per additional guest, Max 40 guests

Includes 8 guests (+$125  $ per additional guest • Max 40 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

This is when it gets fun, we get to have lots of fishing opportunities and lots of different types of fishing. The eight hour trip gives us time to play. We can deep drop we can troll we can mix it up and do a couple different fisheries and just enjoy the day. The important part is the boat is fully air-conditioned for your comfort. Many times on bachelor parties we will have people go down take a nap in the ice cold AC and they return revived and refreshed. Or maybe you wan the little ones to go inside and watch some TV while we fish. The ac comfort makes everybody more comfortable for the day. 

the only other expense is a tip for the crew normally 15-20%
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2 DAY DRY TORTUGA TRIPS

Includes 8 guests
+$500 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 8 guests (+$500  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 7:00pm to 7:00pm (48 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

This is a long range overnight trip. We leave at 7 pm at night start fishing at the fort at 5 am Bottom fish all day and all night then we fish the blue water on the following day trolling for Tuna dolphin wahoo kingfish and other pelagic.  This is a hard core fishing trip and it takes at least 6 anglers to cover all the fishing hours

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3 DAY DRY TORTUGA FISHING TRIP

Includes 8 guests
+$500 per additional guest, Max 10 guests

Includes 8 guests (+$500  $ per additional guest • Max 10 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 7:00am (72 hours)

30 Day Cancellation Policy

This is an awesome trip for people who love to fish. We leave out at 7 am and blue water troll the first day on our way down to the fort. Catching wahoo tuna dolphin kingfish sailfish and many more species. Then the first night we bottom fish all night and come morning we bottom fish some more. In between spots we often troll for pelagic like wahoo and others. then we bottom fish all night . When you awake in the morning we bottom fish all the second day and all thru the second night. The third day we blue water fish our way home, so as you can see it is 24 hours a day fishing. If you love fish and want to fish untouched grounds come play for three days,  just bring your fishing dreams and we will make it happen. 

a 20% gratuity is the norm for the crew
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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    African Pompano
    Amberjack
    Barracuda
    Black Grouper
    Blue Marlin
    Bonito
    Cobia
    Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    King Mackerel
    Lesser Amberjack
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Mahi Mahi
    Mangrove Snapper
    Mutton Snapper
    Permit
    Pompano
    Red Grouper
    Red Snapper
    Sailfish
    Sharks
    Swordfish
    Tarpon
    Tripletail
    Tuna
    Wahoo
    White Marlin
    Yellowfin Grouper
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Yellowtail

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Life Raft
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew
    • EPIRB
    • Flares
    • VHF Radio

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder
    • Radar

    Boat Features

    • Air Conditioning
    • Cooler

    Facilities

    • Bed
    • Kitchen
    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • First Mate
    • Downriggers
    • Livewell
    • Outriggers

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fly Fishing Equipment
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle
    • electric deep drop reels
    • ice cold Ac

    Minimum Age

    • All ages welcome, required to have fun

    Fishing Location

    • Offshore
    • Reef
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Mike Weinhofer

    Boat Type

    Sport Fisherman

    Boat Length

    63 feet

    Year Built

    2018

    Engine Manufacturer

    Mtu

    Number of Engines

    2

    Engine Horsepower

    1800 HP

    Customer Reviews

    Key West Florida Fishing - Blind Squirrel Charters-Person
    (9Reviews)
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Created Ryan Bailey

      Had a great time on the Blind Squirrel with both the capt and crew. We caught plenty of Mahi, and a Wahoo. Deckhand cleaned our Wahoo and served us sashimi Wahoo fresh at the dock, needless to say it was delicious! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great fishing trip.

    • Great Experience!

      Created Shane Durkin

      Captain and crew knows fishing, cares about your day and your experience. Good guys . Beautiful Fast boat.

    • Loved this trip!

      Created Jamie Snediker

      Absolutely love fishing with Captain Mike W. Professional, numerous and so knowledgeable about his craft. Fishing in Key West is one of the most magical experiences ever and Mike made it even better!

    • Had a blast!

      Created Steve Adams

      Booked a trip with Captain Mike on the Compass Rose for our vacation down in Key West. What an awesome day! Captain Mike and Mate Steve put us on some big Wahoo right away. Added some jigging and trolling to round out the day, and we all have a Blast! Great time, fun crew. Professional and well run charter boat. Highly recommended

    • Highly Recommended!

      Created Steve J

      What an awesome experience we had this week. Took a trip down to the keys with my wife and younger kids. Fished for two days. We got on fish right away and landed Mahi, Grouper, Snapper, and Wahoo. This was just what we kept to eat! Tons of other species were landed as well. Capt Mike and Capt Steve are first class guys who are great with families. Teach you alot and make you laugh along the way. Highly recommend!!

    • Amazing Charter!

      Created Tristram Allen

      I’ve fished with Captain Mike three times now and I’ve always had a great time. We had two great days and one day where the fishing was not as great. It happens but one thing I would say is that Captain Mike could not have tried harder to find us fish or been fairer about the situation. One thing I would say is that whether the fishing has been great or not so great, you will always have a great time. Captain Mike is a lot of fun and a really knowledgeable captain.

    • Top Notch

      Created Silvia Belli

      The captain works hard and catches fish but he never forgets this is fun. He is just a lot of fun to fish with and he teaches you as you go along. His boats are beautiful and his gear is top notch.

    • Great Charter!

      Created Judith Greene

      Mike is a great captain. My husband, Roger Greene, used to manage Oceanside Marina in Key West, and he recommended Mike as one of the best charter boat captains. I loved seeing you on the Ozzy and Jack touring show, Mike. Great show!

    • Best Fishing Trip Ever!

      Created jenny johns

      Had an awesome time on our fishing trip with Captain "mike" Hugh. He was very knowledgeable and patient and put us on the fish at every location. Best fishing trip ever and we will definitely be back!