First Choice Islamorada Fishing Charter

Capt. Larry Wrenn Islamorada, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
First Choice Islamorada Fishing Charter-Person
(11Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Welcome to First Choice Charters, the premier Offshore Charter Service in Islamorada, Florida. Get ready to make the most of your Florida Keys vacation by fishing in the “Sportfishing Capital of the World”. You’ll be able to catch yourself fresh dinner for the trip, and maybe even cross some species off of your bucket list.

 

First Choice Charters is owned and operated by Captain Larry Wrenn. With decades of experience fishing the surrounding waters of the Florida Keys, it’s safe to say that you’ll be hard pressed to find a more qualified Captain. Captain Larry runs a professional, family friendly operation, and he would love to put YOU on the fish. Whether this is going to be your first fishing trip, or your 100th, you won’t soon forget your trip with First Choice Charters. 

 

Captain Larry offers a variety of trip durations for you to choose from. Have dinner reservations at night? The 4hr Half Day morning trip will be perfect for you! You’ll be off the water by 11am. Looking to make the most of your fishing trip? Either the Full Day trip, or the 12hr “Extreme” trip is calling your name! You’ll easily be able to catch enough Mahi to feed your family and friends for days to come. Season depending, you might be able to cross off 2 coveted fish species from your bucket list: Sailfish and Blue Marlin!

 

You’ll be fishing aboard a well kept 37’ Sport Fishing boat. She was built in 1958 by Merritt and has been updated and restored with new technology to keep up with the times. You just can’t beat the way these old hulls ride…  The vessel is powered by 2 Cummins QSB engines, each with 355hp. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience, as well as a flybridge and a salon. The Salon is a great place to get out of the sun on your way to and from the fishing grounds and can also be used to take a quick nap to recharge. 

 

Your trip price includes a fishing license for everyone on board, all the Rods, Reels, and Tackle that you’ll need, Fresh or Live Bait, and the most important part: Cleaning and Filleting the day’s catch! No matter which trip you decide to book, you’ll have to opportunity to hook up on the following species: Mahi Mahi (Dolphin), Blackfin Tuna, Red Grouper, Gag Grouper, Yellowfin Grouper, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, White Marlin, Sailfish, Bonito, Cobia, King Mackerel, and more! Depending on season, most of the above make for incredible table fare. 

 

During your stay in Islamorada, come experience the “Real Florida” by booking a trip with First Choice Charters! Leave all the worries and stress of your day to day lives on the dock as you depart for some of the most fruitful waters found anywhere on the planet… Thanks to the consistent warm waters that surround the Florida Keys, the fish are biting year-round! No matter when you’re looking to plan your trip, we’ll send you home with a full cooler. What are you waiting for? Book your trip today and get ready for the fishing trip of a lifetime! 

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  Launch Location

83413 Overseas Highway, Islamorada

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Trips start at $900

3 Trips

1-6 guests

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1958 37' Sport Fisherman

355 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

1/2 DAY

Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

four hour fishing charter, great for families! 

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private

FULL DAY OFFSHORE

Includes 6 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Full day offshore, seasonal fish from sailfish, mahi, snapper, grouper, king mackerel, tuna, and more

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private

EXTREME

Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 7:00pm (12 hours)

1 Day Cancellation Policy

13 hour extreme offshore charter 

all fishing related
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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

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

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

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

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Features

    • Cooler

    Facilities

    • Flybridge
    • Salon
    • Toilet

    Boat Gear

    • Fighting Chair
    • First Mate
    • Livewell
    • Outriggers

    Fishing Techniques

    • Bottom Fishing
    • Deep Sea Fishing
    • Kite Fishing
    • Light Tackle
    • Spinning
    • Trolling

    Fishing Policies

    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

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

    Minimum Age

    • Na

    Fishing Location

    • Offshore
    • Reef
    • Wreck

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Larry Wrenn

    Boat Type

    Sport Fisherman

    Boat Length

    37 Merritt Sportfish

    Year Built

    1958

    Engine Manufacturer

    Cummins QSB

    Number of Engines

    2

    Engine Horsepower

    355 HP

    Customer Reviews

    First Choice Islamorada Fishing Charter-Person
    (11Reviews)
    5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Trip

      Created Kyle Cheleotis

      You know it's a good day when you have enough time Mahi to stop and do deep drops. The captain put us on the spot, two drops one came with a tile fish and one with a nice snowy grouper. He truly knows where the fish are. Took a total of 15 minutes. The captain was good to run us around several storms and keep catching fish. The mate colby was legit. Super friendly and new his stuff. We stopped for bait on the way out. He through two cast the first to target cigar minnows the second ballyhoo. The first yeided about 100+ minnows and they got about about 50 ballyhoo. Again Took about 30 minutes. No wasted time. I have been on several charter boats in the keys and this os one of the best charter boats in islamorada. To the person said me know it all. The captain has a little sarcastic humor and they must have missed that but he truly knows his stuff.

    • Awesome Experience!

      Created Joe Vallese

      We just had an awesome fishing experience with Captain Larry today! We have chartered boats all over the world and this ranks as definitely one of the very best! I don't agree at all with the one star review! Capt. Larry was super friendly and knowledgeable and his mate, Colby was awesome and worked nonstop. We caught a sailfish and 6 other kinds of fish and both guys were great! It was a great day, we already recommended Capt. Larry to family who are coming down In a couple months and will be booking with him our next trip to the keys.

    • Totally Recommend!

      Created Matthew Need

      Excellent Islamorada fishing charter on our family outing. Captain Larry knows where all the fish are at and he kept us entertained the whole time. I highly recommend this Florida keys fishing trip to all that desire to catch a lot of fish!

    • One of the Best!

      Created Michael Joshua Newsom II

      Larry is the Shiznit!!! We caught over 30 mahi mahi and it was myself and my 11 year old. Book with Larry @ First choice. He’s one of the best I’ve ever fished with.

    • Great Trip

      Created Matt Klimas

      Had a great, last minute, trip with Captain Larry and Chuck! Fantastic time, my teenage daughter, wife, and I all caught tuna, Mahi, and a barracuda. They both took great care of my daughter and made sure we all had a great deep sea experience! Would DEFINITELY do it again!

    • Great Time

      Created Kyle Cheleotis

      You know it's a good day when you have enough time Mahi to stop and do deep drops. The captain put us on the spot, two drops one came with a tile fish and one with a nice snowy grouper. He truly knows where the fish are. Took a total of 15 minutes. The captain was good to run us around several storms and keep catching fish. The mate colby was legit. Super friendly and new his stuff. We stopped for bait on the way out. He through two cast the first to target cigar minnows the second ballyhoo. The first yeided about 100+ minnows and they got about about 50 ballyhoo. Again Took about 30 minutes. No wasted time. I have been on several charter boats in the keys and this os one of the best charter boats in islamorada.

    • Lots of fish!

      Created Rich Parlini

      We had a great day and caught lots of fish. These guys took care of us, and kept it light and fun. They know what they’re doing from start to finish

    • Loved it!

      Created Jeannette McCoy

      Our family had an amazing day fishing. My boys not only had fun fishing, they learned a bunch, as well.

    • Highly Recommend

      Created Rachel Edgerton

      Fantastic captain and crew. If you are ever in Islamorada and want an amazing fishing experience book First Choice Charters. They will surpass your expectations!!!

    • They know where the fish are!

      Created Jon Bloch

      Had an awesome day with Capt Larry and Casey learned alot of new tricks and had some awesome activity. A beautiful classic boat as well. 3 cobia really made the trip, they really new where to fish.

    • Large Amount of Fish

      Created Laura Stowers

      Captain Larry always sends us home with great fish! My husband is a veteran fisherman and loves going out on First Choice Charters. We brought our teenage son and his best friend this year. The friend fell in love with the boat and fishing. Larry's trips are great for the experienced as well as the beginner. Thank you for another great trip!