Florida Keys Charter boats

Good Karma Fishing Charters

Upper Florida Keys Fishing Charters

Offshore, Reef and Backcountry Fishing Charters

(Key Largo, Tavernier and Islamorada)



All trips are based on your safety, weather, sea conditions and your attitude.  The captain, staff, crew, affiliates, or sponsors are exempt from any claims for loss of time or value of your vacation, travel expense, etc; due to any cancellation or trip cut short for any reason. If you or someone in your party gets seasick and you decide to ask to turn the boat around we do not refund the full cost of the trip.  The captain and Good Karma Sportfishing are not responsible for any injuries sustained  when fishing aboard our vessels. The sport of offshore fishing has inherent risks which must be  considered when undertaking a trip, and any and all injuries or loss to persons/gear are the sole responsibility of the individual or group.

Frequently Asked Questions and Policies

Below is a list of questions we are often asked. We hope you find this information useful in the planning of your fishing trip with us.  Please feel free to contact us at any time with any additional questions you may have.


 What should I leave behind?

Please do not bring the following aboard. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
  • No illegal drugs. There is a ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUGS per USCG rules. Any use of illicit drugs will terminate the charter and full charter price will be retained and the Coast Guard will be notified.
  • No Bananas, its considered bad luck. 
  • Leave the Bad Attitudes at home, zero tolerance for angry or arrogant people. 
  • Younger kids are encouraged to fish with us, but the parents are 100% responsible for helping with the kids as I do not work with a fishing mate.

Tackle:Tackle is included in the trip price. On special occasions we will let clients bring their own gear, but the client is responsible for rigging with the appropriate terminal tackle and must ask permission. We have limited space for extra rods/reels.  

Take every possible precaution to prevent seasickness. 

  • Highly recommend taking a motion sickness pill, such as Dramamine the night before you go to bed, then in the morning before you get on board. All the local pharmacies carry them, as well as patches for advanced cases. It needs to be in your blood system. If you take Dramamine  right before you get on the boat it will do nothing for you, but make you sick and very sleepy. The directions on the box do not work!  No refunds for seasickness. 

Can we keep what we catch  All billfish, tarpon, goliath grouper and other fish which may be off limits per Florida state law will be released unharmed. You must stay within legal size and bag limits on all species of which such limits apply. Here's a link to the  Florida Saltwater Fishing Regulations, http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/regulation. A good photo will last a lifetime. We will work hard to get a good picture of you and your catch before we release it. 

What’s included in the price of a fishing trip? Your payment includes boat fuel, bait, chum, fishing liscense, ice, tackle, rod/reels, fish cleaning & instruction. Bottled water is included.


How do I book a trip with you?

Once you have decided on a date(s) and type of trip you’d like, you can call us at 305-619-2126, or email us at ryan@floridiakeysfishin.com for availability. We are always available to help you with your decision.


How do I pay for the trip?

We prefer cash. We are unable to accept personal checks. If you wish to pay by credit card, you are welcomed to do so.

What happens if the weather is bad? Sometimes fishing in not so ideal weather conditions can help the fishing.  Safety is our #1 priority and we cannot control the weather.   We will be in touch with you if your trip needs to be changed.


How much should I tip? We will work very hard to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.  A 15-25% gratuity is customary on charter fishing and greatly appreciated.

Do I need a fishing license to fish on your boat? No. All passengers are covered under our recreational charter boat license.


What do I need to bring for my trip? No black soled shoes please.Sun block, hat, sunglasses and light colored clothes are suggested for the summer months. Warmer clothes in the winter months. Any food and beer, wine, liquor, or soft drinks you would like for duration of the trip. We highly recommend bringing extra water; especially during the peak of summer in Florida Keys. Please wear white soled comfortable sneakers, rubber fishing boots or deck shoes that won’t be slippery on the boat.  Also bring a cooler (or something) to take home your catch.



Can I bring alcoholic beverages aboard? You are welcome to bring beer, wine and liquor and consume in moderation.  We have a cooler on the boat for your beverages.  The captain reserves the right to cancel the charter at his discretion, should any passenger become unruly or out of control. 

What time do we leave? If you are a morning person and/or like to get back to you can have the rest of the day the early morning trip is for you.  If you like to sleep in a bit and/or want to see the sunset the later morning trip is for you.  There is flexibility so please just ask us about it.


What can I do with my fish if I am visiting from out of town or just don’t feel like cooking it? We have several local restaurants that cook your catch. They will cook your fresh fillets a variety of ways with all the fixing’s at very reasonable prices. A lot of hotels also have small kitchenettes where you can cook it yourself.