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The Southbound

The Key West fishing charter boat SOUTHBOUND is a 40 ft. custom fiberglass sport fisherman built in Key West for the waters of Key West.

Sport Fishing

For Beginners to Experts!

Having the right tackle for different anglers and conditions is important. On the SOUTHBOUND we offer a wide range of tackle so we can accommodate both the beginner and the seasoned angler.

We have everything from 80 lb. trolling rods to 15 lb. spinning reels. Our preferred tackle while trolling is 30 lb. test line. This has proven to be a great all-around line size. It’s not too small for the big fish and still light enough to allow smaller fish to put up a great fight.

We’ve successfully landed Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Barracuda, Tuna, Grouper and Snapper fishing with 30 lb. tackle.

For the more experienced angler, 15 and 20 lb. spinning tackle is available.

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Comfortable!

The 40 ft. Southbound has a 14 ft. beam (width) to give it a comfortable, stable ride on the water and a roomy back deck that can support 5 fishing chairs comfortably.

The SOUTHBOUND has the latest in marine electronics including GPS, Chart plotter, Radar, Color Depth Sounder, VHF Radio, and cell phone.

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Fast!

Less running time means more Fishing time!

700 HP generated by SOUTHBOUND’s twin Caterpillar diesel engines gives Southbound the speed to get to the fishing grounds faster.

With a top speed of 27 kts and a 20 kt cruise, you’ll be fishing before other boats get there!

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Experienced

As Captain and owner of the SOUTHBOUND, I’ve been fishing the waters of Key West for over 30+ years.

I have a U.S. Coast Guard Masters Captains License that allows me to operate vessels up to 100 tons.

Before owning the SOUTHBOUND, operated the M/V Can’t Miss, a 75 ft bottom fishing boat here in Key West. The largest boat to ever enter the Garrison Bight 

ALL bait, tackle and fishing licenses are included in the cost of a charter. Customers bring their own food and drink, however, cooler space and the ice to keep it cold are provided.

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YES, WE ARE OPEN!

YES, WE ARE OPEN!

For those that are wondering if they should continue with planned vacations in Key West and for those that are considering making plans to visit Key West: Yes, we are open! The bars have reclosed, they were open for June, but now they can only serve alcohol for...

More Tuna than Dolphin

More Tuna than Dolphin

The last few days, we've caught more Tuna than Dolphin but then it's been a weird year! I guess we all know that at this point. Aside from everyone's life being turned upside down, the fishing has been "off" too. We have not seen very many big dolphins, but for the...

Good catch and release action and some Skip Jack tuna

Good catch and release action and some Skip Jack tuna

Most of the anglers I had on the boat today were not "experienced" offshore fishermen. The patience sometimes required can be boring to new anglers. So when I get a group like this, I usually suggest we start out just looking for "bites" and now worrying about what...