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Off The Rock

Premier light-tackle sportfishing in Key West, Florida. 


Fish Like a Local

Off the Rock Charters has been providing Key West’s best private light tackle fishing charters since 2006.

Docked at the iconic and conveniently-located Oceans Edge Resort & Marina, you'll arrive at your charter greeted by free onsite parking (an uncommon luxury), a waterfront restaurant, and beautiful amenities.

The vessel is a comfortable, meticulously-maintained 34' Yellowfin capable of chartering you and up to five of your guests.  It comes equipped with all the top-quality gear & electronics your party needs for a day on the water.

Your professional guide is Keys' native Captain Brad Nowicki. Widely respected in the industry for his ability to intuit where the fish are and help his clients get them on the boat, you can expect plenty of action throughout the day.

Key West provides excellent fishing opportunities year-round and there are a variety of charter options to suit your specific interests. If you're unsure, just ask the Captain! All trips are booked, planned, and chartered personally by Capt. Brad!


Charters & Rates

Reef – Wreck – Offshore

The most popular and versatile charter, venture into the Atlantic to cast your lines into one of our lively reefs or wrecks or head further offshore to deeper waters for Mahi and Tuna. 

Year-round, expect to catch: Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Red Grouper, Black Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi. Seasonally: Cobia, Permit, Blackfin Tuna, African Pompano. 

Half Day:   $1,000
3/4 Day:    $1,300
Full Day:    $1,500

Gulf Fishing

Captain Brad is one of the few Captains in Key West with the Federal permits necessary to fish the remote reefs and wrecks of the Gulf of Mexico. This allows for catch & keep of Grouper from January-May when that fishery is closed in the Atlantic.  

Year-round, expect to catch: Grouper, Goliath Grouper, Barracuda, Shark, and all the usual suspects of Snapper. Seasonally: Cobia, Permit, Blackfin Tuna, Bonita.

Full Day:   $1,800

Big-Game Fishing

Tarpon, Sharks, Swordfish, Sailfish… big fish go hand in hand with the best stories. Spend your day with Captain Brad pursuing some of the largest and flashiest marine predators around. Experienced anglers as well as novices with an ear for instruction can enjoy the thrill that comes with big-game fishing.   

Expect to catch: Tarpon are best in Spring. Sailfish are best in Spring and Winter. Sharks & Swordfish are year-round. 

Shark, Half Day:         $900
Tarpon, Half Day:       $900
Sailfish, Full Day:       $1,500
Swordfish, Full Day:  $1,800   

Capt. Brad Nowicki

Captain Brad is an award-winning professional guide and Florida Keys native. Raised on these waters and with extensive knowledge of the local marine life, he's been featured on multiple television fishing programs highlighting the Keys. Whether you're after a record-breaking catch or just hoping to catch tonight's dinner, Captain Brad has the experience to get you Off the Rock and on the fish. 

What People are Saying

"We have been fishing with Brad for 6 years, We make it a point to get out on the water with him 2 times a year. With Brad it's like fishing with a friend who knows exactly where the fish are. We will spend 2 more days with him this year because fishing with Brad is the high point of our vacation!"

Orlin Heady - May 2018

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