Sport fishing in Florida
You were dreaming of making a fishing trip in a little paradise, Florida is the place. Everything is done to satisfy the most passionate fishermen. Florida is very easy to access, several daily direct flights departing from the capital, very safe on the security and health level, and very protected from an environmental point of view ( no commercial net fishing has been allowed for the past 30 years). The aquatic life, flora and fauna, is magnificent and we meet a variety of birds, marine mammals and above all hundreds of fish species. It is more accurately in the Keys, made famous by Ernest Hemminguay, that we will stay and fish , in Islamorada, world sport fishing capital.
It is from Islamorada, that we will be practicing fishing off shore or in-shore to search for billfish, dorado, wahoo, grouper, cobia, snipers, tuna ( depending on migration), kingfish….but also in inland waters amidst mangroves, to search for tarpon, permits, sharks , red fish, queen fish….
All techniques are approached: vertical jigging, light or heavy throw, offshore and inshore trolling, live or bait fisheries… It is advisable to bring its own equipment , but it is possible to rent material.
You will be guided by Alain FERRERO, founder and chief editor of the renowned magazine "Le Pescadou” and also founder of the " Mediterranée Fishing Center”, where he has been working and sharing his experience with devotion for over 12 years.
You will be staying in a villa on the lagoon facing the flats with direct access to the ocean. The Fishing, a boat fully equipped with twin engines. It is parked in front of the villa on our private dock of 25 meters longs. No waste of time , no maintenance, and no transfer by car or on foot. We fully enjoy the fishing time. The villa is located on a peninsula facing the sea, into nature’s open spaces, in a quiet area of residential villas with private docks. The villa is fully air conditioned and consists of 3 bedrooms, single and double, each with its own bathroom and toilet. Double dining room and living fully glazed with large windows overlooking the sea. The terrace that extends our dock is huge, not overlooked, surrounded by coconuts, with : large gas barbecue, booth for cutting fishes, 6 seater Jacuzzi, relaxation, hammock and chairs will be highly appreciated after a long day of fishing.
Most of the meals are made and served at the villa and on the boat in a lunch box.
The caught fishes are , fortunately, not all kept, and only those whose flesh is the best are cooked on site. On the terrace, a really nice gas barbecue grills fishes , crabs and lobsters.
Possibility of a night out in typical restaurants of Islamorada, or to enjoy a drink in incredible bars at the water’s edge, where the atmosphere is superb, with typical musicians and a very friendly service. Visiting and shopping in the famous Bass pro Shop complex of Islamorada, where the boat of Ernest Hemingway is found. We can find everything for fishing, and really nice clothes.
Possibility of spending a day in Miami to visit the city and its islands, South Beach, the famous Marina of Miami Beach… Same for Key West, typical city facing Cuba, found at the extreme south of the United States.
In Miami, Key West, and Islamorada, the meals and the purchases are not included in the price.
Prices ( excluding flights*)
all inclusive: airport transfer from Miami to Islamorada, villa accommodation, cooked meals, fully equipped boat, fishing guide…
From 2800 Euros per person, for 7 days (including 6 fishing days **).
Price based on 3 to 4 fishermen, double bedrooms with large separated beds.
Supplement for single bedroom with private bathroom and toilet. : 350 Euros
**full fishing day is possible depending on the weather and the level of fatigue of the participants.
* Return flights from Nice to Miami from 599 Euros ( Iberia-British Airways- American Airline) and from 799 Euros with Air France. Return flights from Paris to Miami from 499 Euros.