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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.



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.



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!



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.


Latest Key West Catches & Fishing Reports

More family fun on the Southbound in Key West

More family fun on the Southbound in Key West

In a recent post, I mentioned I have been having some father/son groups on the boat lately. I always enjoy having family fun trips onboard. The last two days I had another was another one. They took advantage of one of my vacation specials with free accommodations. We...

Catching some Mahi on the Southbound

Catching some Mahi on the Southbound

The weather in Key West has been "marginal" the last few days Some wind, but not too much and it has been a bit of rain passing through the Key West area. Despite slightly adverse conditions weatherwise, we have still been catching some nice Mahi on the Southbound....

Father/Son Fishing Key West

Father/Son Fishing Key West

Schools around the country are out for the Summer and it is a perfect time for Father/Son fishing trips. I have had at least 3 Father/Son groups in the last few weeks,(I titled this post "Father-Son Fishing" because we have had 3 Father Son groups over the previous...