Swordfish Fishing Charters
in Florida

Starting at $2,200

Federally Permitted ● Licensed ● Insured

Swordfish Fishing Charters

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Swordfish Charter

in Florida?


We have custom tailored a Swordfish Fishing Charter just for you!

Are You Looking for a

Swordfish Charter

in Florida?


We have custom tailored a Swordfish Fishing Charter just for you!

Live the dream of catching a legend on our Swordfish Fishing Charters in Florida. These brutally aggressive fighters are a bucket list trophy catch and unlike any other fish in the ocean. To book a Swordfish Fishing Charter in Florida today, CALL or TEXT 305-942-0832 or book now online.

Swordfish are notoriously hard to catch! But we’re renowned for having one of the best Swordfish catch rates in Florida!

Swordfish Fishing Charters in Florida – The Ultimate Catch

Our Swordfish fishing charters in Florida give you the chance to catch one of the most popular and sought-after fish in the Atlantic. Swordfish are violent fighters, known for their highly delicious quality and truly one-of-a-kind look.

Our Swordfish fishing charter will take you miles offshore, to the Atlantic’s swordfish hotspots. On the way, we’ll collect bait, including mahi mahi, black fin tuna and more. Then we set up in the canyon and wait for the bite. Here, it’s just you, the quiet ocean and your buddies. Waiting for the moment. Patience.

Then it’s action stations! You’ll feel an adrenaline rush like no other as the line reels and the Swordfish takes the bait. You’ll need heaps of bravery as they take aggressive runs and desperate dives.

This isn’t for the faint of heart; these boys are tougher than anything you’ll have faced before! Land a catch and you’ll have a photo to boast about until the day you die.

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Swordfish Fishing Charters

The Swordfish

Fishing Charter Guarantee
Kyle Johnson
Kyle Johnson
13:45 08 Oct 22
I have now been out with these guys on 4 different trips. That says it all right there! I have done 3 in the keys and 1 out of the Tampa area. They do both inshore/back country and offshore. I have done both and they did not disappoint.Both Captain Chris and Captain Donny are amazing and make for an unforgettable day every time I step on one of their boats. They both feel like your friends by the end of the day and truly want you to fill the cooler. They know their stuff and will put you on fish!No question of who I will use or refer friends and family to when it comes to fishing in Florida.
cindy dickerson
cindy dickerson
00:59 08 Oct 22
We had a great day! Our captain really knew his stuff and we had lots of fun bringing up big fish!
Keith Jones
Keith Jones
00:52 08 Oct 22
Best fishing experience ever! Capt Donnie, and Capt Chris are amazing! We have been out multiple times with them fishing. I refuse to go with anyone else with how awesome fishing is with them!!! You want to have a great time and catch fish contact them right away!!!
Stephen Cantelli
Stephen Cantelli
19:20 02 Aug 22
Nick was a fantastic captain. He had a great sense of humor and has a local flare. He was great at keeping the lines baited and you never had to touch a bait or touch the fish he was really good at his job. Fishing was a little slow today but I'm sure my son says they don't call it catching for a reason.
shaun mathena
shaun mathena
02:18 07 Jul 22
Chris was phenomenal. Would definitely use again. We limited out on red snapper, grouper and caught tons of mangos as well. Thank you captain Chris
John Lund
John Lund
16:37 24 Feb 22
Captain Chris responded to my my email request almost immediately and I booked an inshore trip for three. Captain Nick was our skipper for the trip and was very patient and pleasant. The fishing wasn’t very good that day but we still had a great experience. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone.
Theresa Rodden
Theresa Rodden
00:17 18 Dec 21
This was probably one of the best days that we have had in awhile. Captian Chris & first mate Nick were exceptional! Prompt in the morning, prepared, and showed us a great time. Chris knew the best spots to put us on the fish, caught our limit, did some catch and release, enjoyed a beautiful boat ride, and were quite entertained. This trip exceeded my expectations. Thank you!!!! Must do again.
Taryn Meyers
Taryn Meyers
14:48 10 Apr 21
Wow!! Booked Captain Chris for a full day deep sea fishing trip when my daughter and adult grandson came to Florida to visit. Was hoping for a great day of fishing. Weather did not cooperate - COLD and windy but Chris did not disappoint! We caught fish one after another even though we cut our time to half day due to weather. Came home with lots of fish and great fish stories of how none of us got sea sick. Great day! Sure we will book again!!
Cortni Shelton
Cortni Shelton
02:20 15 Mar 21
Chris took our family out fishing for sheepshead in Tampa, and that's most of what was reeled in (along with some snapper, grouper, and grunt – no complaints about those yummy fish)! The service and knowledge of Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing is unparalleled. Visiting Tampa and planning to fish? I wouldn't hesitate to book another charter with these guys!
Jonathan Carlton
Jonathan Carlton
21:24 24 Feb 21
Beau D
Beau D
21:50 13 Dec 20
I am making this review as an avid angler and retired Navy Veteran. Captin Chris has the ultimate local knowledge, seamanship and best equipment( all high end Shimano) on the market. Scheduling was easy and we limited out on grouper early in the day. I travel and fish a lot of charters and his was one of the best I have been on. If you want safe, fun day with great memories and laughs you should choose this charter.
Sue Galida
Sue Galida
15:49 08 Dec 20
Tanner Kielty
Tanner Kielty
12:20 08 Dec 20
Chris and the Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing team do a amazing job creating experiences that will last a lifetime. Highly recommend!
John Roach
John Roach
02:55 08 Dec 20
What an amazing captain Chris has become over the years! I have fished with him in many different waters and he always catches fish. His trustworthiness and skillful adaptation to fishing is only exceeded by his knowledge of boating safety. I highly recommend Captain Chris for any boating excursion!
Stephen Hanff
Stephen Hanff
02:35 08 Dec 20
I’ve grown up fishing in Florida but always impressed to learn and catch something new with Captain Chris. He knows the spots, the tackle, and the time to make it worthwhile. Best to go with him if you want to make a day worthwhile. Thanks for the great times!
Tiffani Shelton
Tiffani Shelton
01:42 08 Dec 20
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned fisher(man or worman), you will never find a more knowledgeable and passionate Captain than Cpt Chris. He has an incredible ability to tailor every trip to the customer and provide an incredible experience for everyone aboard. There is no one I would trust more than Cpt Chris to provide a safe and amazing day on the water!
joey gott
joey gott
01:23 08 Dec 20
Chris is awesome! He is a great guy, awesome fisherman and charter captain/guide, and an expert on all things water, boat, or fishing related. He is super laid back, fun, and just wants to make sure you have the best experience possible.JUST DO IT!
Nicholas Strobbe
Nicholas Strobbe
00:56 08 Dec 20
What can I say about this fantastic organization? I have fished with Captain Chris in the waters of the Tampa Bay Area, the Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. Every trip was unforgettable! What Captain Chris brings to the table in local knowledge is unrivaled. I hate waking up early, but on days I know I’m fishing with the fine people of this organization the morning can’t come fast enough! Will continue to work with this organization for all of my boating related needs! Captain Chris knows it all and does it all! You won’t be disappointed!
Ashley Spalo
Ashley Spalo
00:53 08 Dec 20
Chris took us out and filled all of our requests! We wanted to do some deep dropping and trolling. The conditions were gorgeous and chris quickly got us hooked up on various bottom fish that we wanted to target. Queen snapper and a limit of yellow eye snapper as well as some vermillion. Follow by a short run he then took us trolling and got out limit of black fin tuna. He kept us busy all day hooked up on different fish. Got a great mixed bag! We Will definitely be going back out with Chris on our next trip Islaorada! If you want a fun experience these are your guys!
Christopher Sellers
Christopher Sellers
00:52 08 Dec 20
Chris is a seasoned captain and knows where and how to catch fish!! Always a great day.
Jacob Sewell
Jacob Sewell
00:51 08 Dec 20

Don’t miss the boat, enjoy over 20 years of experience and the thrill of a lifetime on your Fishing Charter in Islamorada, Florida.

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Florida Swordfish

Are You Brave Enough – Swordfish Fishing Charters in Florida


Swordfish are part of the billfish family and are often referred to as ‘broadbills.’ Identified by their long flat bills, they slash and stun prey before feeding. Their incredible size and build make them one of the most wanted and unique fish in the Gulf of Mexico.

How to Identify Swordfish in Florida?

Swordfish are easy to spot thanks to the long ‘sword’ extending from their upper jaw. Their lethal weapon is positioned alongside two large eyes at the front of their long and muscular body. 

Swordfish typically have dark brown to purple backs, with a lighter grey belly. They’re equipped with an unusually high and rigid dorsal fin and single keels on either side. Finally, you can always confirm your observations by noticing a lack of pelvic fins, scales and teeth.

How Big Are Swordfish in Florida?

Florida Record for a Swordfish Catch: 612 lb 12 oz

People are often surprised by how big Swordfish are. These brutes often require multiple people to hold. In Florida, Swordfish grow up to 15 feet and 1400 pounds. The world record weighed 1,182 lbs and was caught in Chile.

A 50-150lb catch is realistic, but who knows – think you could catch bigger? Prove it on our Swordfish fishing charters in Florida.

Where to Catch Swordfish in Florida?

Swordfish tend to spend most of their time in the cold depths of the Gulf of Mexico, around 1850 feet. That’s why we need to go miles out offshore for some focused deep sea fishing! 

Here near the Florida Keys, we’re lucky to have Swordfish breeding grounds. You can land a Swordfish catch year-round, although history suggests fall is the best season. The best thing about deep-sea fishing is you’ll bring up a fish bigger than anywhere else.

The Florida Keys is renowned nationally for being a well-known Swordfish hotspot. People flock from near and far to catch this trophy fish!

What is Swordfish Fishing in Florida Like?

Swordfish are known for being bad-tempered. We’ve even heard stories of them fighting back and hitting boats. 

In our opinion, the daytime is the most exciting time to catch Swordfish. Here you can relax under the sun with your friends and our expert captain while we wait for a bite. We’ll see wildlife, birds and other fish on the way too. Maybe even dolphins and manatees!

While we’re deep-sea fishing, we might even get our hands on a shark or pomfret!

Then when it’s action time, you can see the beasts jump and twist out of the water. Seeing their colors and unique body is sensational. It’s a fight unlike any other and we guarantee even the bravest anglers will have their hearts racing!

Swordfish battles can be long and super fun, but you’ll need heaps of endurance and strong arms to reel in a fish from 1000+ ft. But when that Swordfish finally surfaces, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

Swordfish Behavior

  • Swordfish can reach up to 60mph. 
  • They’ll take your line and dive deep!
  • They jump out of the surface in stunning acrobatic leaps to fight free. 
  • Fights can last several hours. Who will get tired first? Man or fish?
  • They’re intense, violent and require significant manpower to lift.

Florida Swordfish Fishing Regulations

  • Year-round fishing
  • Minimum Size Limit of 47″ lower jaw/fork length; 25″ cleithrum to keel
  • 1 catch per person per day, with a maximum of 6 catches per Charter boat. 
  • Hook and line only.

Can You Eat Swordfish?

Yes! While you always have the choice to release your catch, you can also take it home for a delicious meal. Swordfish has a mild taste, with a white-flesh meaty texture.

Swordfish is sold exclusively in steaks. You can take your prized catch to various restaurants and grills in the Florida Keys area and have it prepared for you properly. 

For many people, though, the photo is almost as good as the taste. This will be framed in your home for decades to come.

Releasing Swordfish

Many people prefer to release their Swordfish catch. This more respectful approach helps maintain the swordfish population in the Gulf of Mexico. Interestingly, Swordfish often remain underneath the boat for some time after release due to the boat’s shadow.

Florida Keys Swordfish Fishing Seasons

  • Swordfish fishing in the Florida Keys is open all season but varies with each season.
  • May to September is the high season.
  • January to February is the low season

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Swordfish Fishing Charters in The Florida Keys, FL

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If you’re interested in booking a Swordfish Fishing Charter in Florida, then CALL or TEXT 305-942-0832 or book now online.

Swordfish are very hard to catch, but we’re respected for having one the best and most consistent Swordfish catch rates in the state! Let’s go fishing! 

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The Tarpon are Running in the Duck Key

The Tarpon are Running in Tavernier

Two Convenient Locations

to better serve you

Forecast

for Monroe County, FL


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
4927 US-19 S Slip# 1
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 753-8883
www.fishpacso.com


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
90507 Old Hwy Slip# 1
Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 942-0832
www.flakeysfishing.com

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Two Convenient Locations

to better serve you


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
4927 US-19 S Slip# 1
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 753-8883
www.fishpacso.com


Coastal Outfitters Sport Fishing Charters
90507 Old Hwy Slip# 1
Tavernier, FL 33070
(305) 942-0832
www.flakeysfishing.com

Forecast

for Monroe County, FL

Affiliates