Tarpon & Shark Fishing Charters

  • Unique Fishing Experience
  • Experienced 2nd-Gen Captain
  • Family-Owned Business
  • Child & Pet-Friendly Boats

Drew knows where the fish are and how to find them any time of the day — best guide in the Keys.

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An Unforgettable Shark & Tarpon Fishing Adventure

Experience an unforgettable sport fishing adventure with our Islamorada tarpon and shark fishing charters!

The Florida Keys are home to many species of sharks including bull sharks, hammerheads, bonnetheads, lemon sharks, blacktips, and tiger sharks. There is no bigger thrill than hooking one of these apex predators, hearing the reel sing, and fighting for your catch!

What You’ll Catch

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Juvenile Tarpon
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Mutton Snapper
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Vermillion Snapper
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When to Catch Them

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What We Provide

  • Rods, reels, tackle & bait
  • Ice to store your catches
  • Water
  • Fishing licenses
  • Safety equipment
  • Fish cleaning, fileting & bagging
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What to Bring

  • Lunch & drinks
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Hats & polarized sunglasses
  • Rain jackets
  • A good attitude & camera
  • No bananas on board!
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A Unique Islamorada Fishing Experience

Whether you’re going solo or bringing the whole family, get ready for an amazing adventure.

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Kid & Pet-Friendly Boats

Our powerful fishing boat is a 22’ Pathfinder tournament edition powered by a 200 Yamaha 4-stroke engine, Garmin electronics, a 10-foot Power pole blade, and a Minn Kota trolling motor.

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Local Family-Owned Business

Our team is passionate about all things fishing and Islamorada! Captain Drew was born and raised here and knows everything there is to know about the area and its waters.

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2nd-Generation Captain

Captain Drew has been navigating these waters for decades. His father was a seasoned backcountry guide who instilled in him a great love and talent for fishing.

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Tailored Fishing Experiences

We can recommend one of our specialty fishing trips based on the current weather, tides, seasonality, and what kind of experience you’re looking for.

Tarpon & Shark Fishing in Islamorada, FL

Fishing for tarpon and shark is a mixture of patience and fun. These fish are exceptionally strong and quick, giving fishermen of all skill levels a challenge. Enjoy the best tarpon and shark fishing trips in Islamorada with an authentic Florida Keys fishing charter.

Our Islamorada tarpon and shark fishing charters allow guests to catch a variety of species and sizes of one of nature’s top predators. Captain Drew is passionate about using his unique experience and tricks of the trade to make your fishing dreams come true. From relaxed family trips to intense sport fishing adventures, Fishy Business has something for everyone.

Experience the Thrill of the Catch!

Book a shark and tarpon fishing charter in one of the premier fishing destinations. Each spring, thousands of tarpon move through our waters from both the Atlantic and Gulf sides, leading to some of the best fishing conditions.

We also offer additional trip options including Islamorada family fishing charters, Islamorada deep sea fishing charters, and Islamorada backcountry fishing charters. Give us a call to ask any questions and book now!

Book a Shark & Tarpon Fishing Charter

If you are visiting the area and looking for the best shark and tarpon fishing charters in Islamorada, contact us to reserve your boat!

We are located near many hotels and attractions including Cheeca Lodge, Green Turtle Inn, Kon-Tiki Resort, Islamorada Moose Lodge, Caribbean Resort, Islander Resort, The Moorings, Theater of the Sea, History of Diving Museum, Florida Keys Brewing Company, Islamorada Brewing Company, and Islamorada Art Gallery.

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See What Guests Are Saying About Us

Michelle Castellanos
Michelle Castellanos

I went fishing for the first time ever with Captain Drew, and had the time of my life! I caught more fish than I could’ve ever imagined and he exceeding all my expectations! He was very motivational and kept me in high spirits throughout the whole experience. I highly recommend Captain Drew to anyone looking for a great charter in the Florida Keys.

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Denise Friou
Denise Friou

I’ve gone out twice with Fishy Business Islamorada, and both times, we landed the fish we intended to catch. We did the bait fishing, then headed out for trout, mangrove snapper, and tarpon. Drew has great patience and is a good instructor for those wanting to learn and improve their fishing. The boat setup was great for small groups.

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Charles Castagna
Charles Castagna

Captain Drew made my Keys weekend the trip a lifetime. It seemed as though every time we cast a line, we had a bite within 30 seconds and a fish in the boat within a minute. This can be attributed to Captain Drew’s unparalleled knowledge of the best fishing spots Islamorada has to offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All private and group charters will have their deposits returned if cancelled 7 days prior to their charter reservation date. Any cancellations within 7 days of the trip will be charged a $250 cancellation fee. Any cancellation within 24 hours of the trip will be charged full price.

Unfortunately, I do not have a bathroom on board but typically we will be fishing within 15 minutes of a bathroom wherever we are so just ask the captain if you need to go!

Some parts of the year (April-September) we run into mosquitos and horse flies when fishing near Islands. Although it’s not common to get swarmed by bugs, I always suggest that people wear pants instead of shorts in case we come across them. I also keep a can of bug spray in the boat at all times if we need it.

During times of inclement weather we may be forced to reschedule or cancel charter trips. If this occurs, we will contact you personally to make further arrangements.