Bring whatever you wish to eat or drink. For 3/4 and full day trips we recommend that you pack lunch so you can refuel your energy for reeling in lots of big fish. In addition, we recommend you wear sunglasses (preferably polarized) and light breathable clothing. Also, bring sunscreen and a camera.
There are several types of fishing trips that you can enjoy when conditions are unfavorable including fishing the shallow reefs, Hawks Channel, the Seven-Mile bridge and Florida Bay. Please note that you can do a lot yourself to prevent seasickness. Most importantly, don’t drink excessive amounts of alcohol the night before your trip. Taking one seasick tablet before bed, and half a tablet the morning of your trip, has worked for many of our customers. (please follow all directions and check with your doctor before taking any medications)
No, you do not need a fishing license while fishing aboard on of the Best Bet boats. (Note, you will need a valid Florida saltwater license if fishing on your own boat, a friend’s boat or fishing from shore or bridge.)
This section is to link you to other great companies here in the Florida Keys that are friends of ours.
Places To Eat (Cook Your Catch!)
Key Colony Inn
Key Colony Inn is a great place to bring your catch. After a day of fishing drive down the road from our boats and drop off your catch and tell them when you will be back for dinner. Go home take a shower and relax and come back to a delicious meal! Key colony Inn also does great lunch specials that the locals always come in for, getting large plates of homestyle meals for around 10 bucks!
We love Sparky’s Landing! The combination of hot weather, cold drinks along with wings and shrimp is fabulous. With a happy hour from 4 – 6pm everyday and live music 4 days a week you are sure to have a great experience!
Let our friends at Florida Keys Shuttle service drive you around the keys in their clean, air conditioned, Wifi Enabled Mercedes Benz Vans. Take the stress of getting around in a new place out of your vacation!
A great place to go especially on a rare rainy day in the Florida Keys! You can see all types of fish from around the keys and even swim with them and feed them! Aquarium Encounters also has a shark feeding tank where you can feed sharks through a small hole in the tank!