Eco Tours – Lobster and Crab Charters

ECO TOURS

$175 per hour, up to 6 passengers.

Jump on our comfortable 23 foot Hurricane center console deck boat with plenty of shade and seating.  Cooler with ice provided on all charters.

Go Snorkeling, see Alligator lighthouse, sunset cruises, Indian Key, sandbar, photo safaris, and eco tours.   

Call Capt. Robyn to book Eco Tours at:

(305)434-5178

LOBSTER CHARTERS!

(SORRY NO MINI SEASON DAYS AVAILABLE)

With Capt. Sara Stanczyk on the 25 foot Shallow Sport X3

Email Sara to book a charter at floridakeysecotour@gmail.com 

$900 for a 4 hour trip for up to 4 passengers

Gloves, nets, lobster license included.  You must bring your own snorkel gear that fits correctly and is comfortable.  Gear can be rented at Key Dives Dive Shop which is on site at Bud n’ Mary’s Marina.

August is the best month to catch lobster but we still do a few trips into September it just starts to slow down some then.  You must be comfortable snorkeling and holding your breath to dive down 10-15 feet deep on average to catch them.  This is not a good activity for small children or people who have never snorkeled before.

STONE CRAB CHARTERS

With Capt. Sara Stanczyk on the 25′ Shallow Sport X3

Email Sara at floridakeysecotour@gmail.com to book a charter

$600 for a 2-3 hour charters depending on weather conditions to go pull the traps, up to 4 people.

Stone crab season is October 15th through May 1st every year.  Learn how to pull and bait crab traps and harvest stone crab claws.  You get to keep the claws to eat!   This is a fun trip for kids and families, very hands on and messy with the fish scraps we use to bait the traps.

Fishing Reports

618# Swordfish for Catch 22!

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5 star ratingHad a great time aboard the Miss Islamorada !! Super professional and friendly crew !! The captain was awesome. He explained everything in detail. He was always ready to answer a question or help you while we were anchored. The mates were the best I have ever encountered on a party boat !! Seth and Essex went far and above to make sure everyone caught fish and had a great time. So professional !! They seemed to be everywhere at once !! This boat may not have all the amenities some look for, like an air conditioned cabin and food for sale on board, but the Miss Islamorada is a serious fishing machine. Fast and stable. Leaves and arrives on time, 30 people max on the boat, which makes for an awesome mate to passenger ratio. I think there were about 20 people on my trip. Again, best mates I have seen yet. The mates provided us a variety of baits like ballyhoo, squid, and shrimp. They even hooked me up with live baits. Lots of action !! This boat also does not allow the stern to be reserved like many party boats I have been on. That is awesome. The mates split us up into 3 groups and rotated us to the stern where they had chummed the water. They gave us all spinning reels and shrimp for bait and we slayed the mangrove and yellowtail snappers !! Best part for me. So much fun. We also took turns drift fishing for yellowtail with shrimp and sinking chum balls. Crazy fun !! Everyone caught fish. The mates and captain also gladly filleted our fish and bagged them up for us. Thank you to the Captain and Crew of the Miss Islamorada. Great experience. I will return.
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Phil H.
7/23/2022
4 star ratingThis is an awesome Marina to fish out of. Lots of charter boats available with a restaurant that opens early for breakfast and will pack you a lunch to take on your trip. Ample fishing gear and bait with a awesome atmosphere. If you're looking to fish out of a great Marina you cannot go wrong with Bud and Mary's
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Steve G.
9/09/2021
5 star ratingMy boyfriend and I went on an all day fishing trip on the Early Bird with Captain Ross and Justin. We had a fantastic time! Water was a little choppy but Captain Ross made it feel like it was calm. Justin kicked ass at setting us up to catch fish, very quick and efficient! They knew were the spots were! Very friendly and fun. On the ride back to the doc, we both fell asleep. What a great day! Thank you to Bud and Mary and Ross and Justin for making a great memory for us!
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Jessica B.
2/27/2019