On The Reef Charters

Capt. Chris Hanbury Islamorada, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

On the Reef Charters is your premier choice for a private fishing charter experience in Islamorada, FL. We tailor the trip to your desires and experience. Spend the day on the reef catching fish for dinner. Jump in the water and explore Islamorada from down below while snorkeling the reef. Give in to your adventurous self and learn how to spearfish. Relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the sunset while cursing around the islands and taking in the wonderful wildlife here in Islamorada. 

Captain Chris Hanbury will be touring you around as you take in the sunshine and reeling in the catches. Capt. Chris spent most of his childhood fishing the rivers and streams of Connecticut. His fondest memories were fishing the coast of Maine in the summers. He moved to Islamorada in 2011 to pursue his passion for being on the water. His true love is spearfishing, and you can find him swimming in the ocean on his day off.

Your fishing charter trip with Capt. Chris will begin in Islamorada and go on to cover the fishing grounds of Lower Matacumbe Key, Plantation Key, Tavernier, Key Largo, Layton, and many other wonderful locations in the Florida Keys.

Capt. Chris’s lovely 23ft center console will be the vessel used for your epic fishing adventure. She is powered by 200hp Suzuki engine and sports all the necessary safety and navigational equipment needed for a successful fishing charter trip. You will find snorkeling and spearfishing equipment on deck in case you would like to hop in the water and get up close and personal with the marine life that inhabits the Florida Keys.

We offer 4 and 8-hour trips that provide you with tackle, rods and reels, bait, and a fishing license. Captain Chris will fillet all the catches for you and recommend his favorite restaurants that offer hook & cook or a recipe for you try if you are grilling at home. We practice several different fishing techniques including bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, drift fishing, jigging, trolling, fly fishing, spinning, kite fishing, bow fishing, and light tackle fishing. Of course, Spearfishing is Capt. Chris’s favorite method of fishing and he would be more than happy to show you how to experience this unique method of catching fish.

You will have the option to target many exciting fish species including Grouper, Snapper, Tarpon, Permit, Sharks, Wahoo, Sailfish, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Tuna and many other fish that call the Florida Keys home.

On the Reef Charters and captain Chris Hanbury cannot wait to provide you with the fishing experience of a lifetime! Book a trip with us today and let us show you and your family the wonders of the Florida Keys by snorkeling, an eco-tour, or fishing the reef. Our experienced crew works closely with each family member to make sure they have a fantastic time!

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

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  Launch Location

80401 Old Highway, Islamorada

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Trips start at $500

4 Trips

1-4 guests

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2004 23' Center Console

200 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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HALF DAY REEF FISHING

Includes 4 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Half day reef fishing includes bait, gear, and tackle. Bottom fishing for snapper, grouper and a variety of reef fish. 

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SPEARFISHING CHARTER

Includes 2 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Spearfishing available for beginners to experts. Free diving off the reef in Islamorada for a variety of reef fish - including Hogfish, Snappers, Groupers and Lobster. Equipment is provided. 

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private

TARPON FISHING

Includes 2 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

In shore Tarpon fishing. Equipment provided. 

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private

FULL DAY OFF SHORE FISHING

Includes 4 guests

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

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Full day fishing off shore for Mahi-Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, or Shark. Equipment & bait provided. 

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Fish Species

African Pompano
Amberjack
Barracuda
Black Grouper
Blackfin Tuna
Bonito
Cobia
Cubera Snapper
Grouper
Hogfish
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Lesser Amberjack
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Permit
Porgy
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Sailfish
Sharks
Spiny Lobster
Swordfish
Tarpon
Triggerfish
Tripletail
Tuna
Wahoo
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

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

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Boat Gear

  • Livewell
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Bow Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Kite Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spearfishing
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

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

Minimum Age

  • All Ages Welcome

Fishing Location

  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Chris Hanbury

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

23

Year Built

2004

Engine Manufacturer

Suzuki

Number of Engines

1

Engine Horsepower

200 HP