Beyond the breakers that crash onto Florida's sandy coastlines, there's an entire watery world to discover. And Don Moorhead, the USCG–certified guide and captain behind Keystone Fishing Charters, is just the man to lead the way. Moorhead has been casting lines into inland and offshore waters since childhood, and over the years, he has developed a deep knowledge of the best fishing spots along the West Coast. Today, he shares that knowledge during chartered fishing trips aboard a 23′ Shearwater bay boat equipped with features such as a GPS-controlled trolling motor and advanced Ahab-tracking system. Groups angle for speckled trout, tarpon, and other native fish using custom-made rods and other equipment. But reeling in a catch isn't the only reason to schedule an expedition—groups can also embark on sightseeing trips to encounter manatee, dolphins, and other marine life.
Carmen Driscoll doesn't remember a time when she didn't know how to fish. Her love of fishing was what led her to where she is today: leading kayak fishing and eco tours along the Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail. As paddlers wind through the trail, which takes them down coastal waters and inland tributaries, they'll get to meet some of the water's denizens along the way. Sometimes a bald eagle swoops in to see if anyone can look over his income taxes. Besides pre-planned excursions, paddlers can also call on Carmen to put together a custom tour.
An outing with Reel Therapy Charters is just like a traditional therapy session—only instead of a couch, there's a boat, and instead of a doctor, there's Captain Jason Miller. As a USCG Master Captain, Jason forgoes sweater vests and dream interpretation in favor of sunglasses and a fishing rod while leading passengers through memorable water-bound adventures. During each, Captain Jason taps into his fishy wisdom to help anglers pull in photo-worthy catches, all while providing necessities such as licenses and gear.
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On Kayak Charters' guided eco tours, participants paddle through waters bustling with aquatic creatures, ranging from manatees to dolphins. The guides helm other scenic kayaking trips, too, along with fly-fishing charters. Kayak Charters complements its tours with classes on a wide array of outdoor skills, such as boating, navigation, and wilderness survival.