We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 84001 Overseas Highway, Holiday Isle Marina at The Postcard Inn, Islamorada, FL 33036
Phone Number: (305) 942-3618
Website
Description: Early Bird Fishing Charters is an offshore charter fishing business. Our...
Early Bird Fishing Charters is an offshore charter fishing business. Our boat, the EarlyBird is a 43' Alex Willis boat and is docked at Holiday Isle Marina at The Postcard Inn in Islamorada, FL. We take groups of up to 6 people on board with our captain and mate to fish for sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, grouper, snapper and other pelagic fish.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Best Charter Captain in the keys

Captain Ross Early is awesome! We booked a charter with him to go early evening shark and tarpon fishing in July 2014. We had the best time. He took us out to the channel and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2014
Michael C
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Captain Ross Early is awesome! We booked a charter with him to go early evening shark and tarpon fishing in July 2014. We had the best time. He took us out to the channel and pinpointed the fish immediately and we had a solid 3 hours of catching shark, tarpon, and yellowtail snapper. The boat was beautiful. He was very... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ross E, Guest Relations Manager at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this nice review! I had a blast taking you out for an evening trip. Many times the tarpon bite is best in the evenings. I am so glad you had a fun fishing experience on the EarlyBird. I look forward to taking you out again! More 

Salem, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had a charter booked for Saturday July 21 with a captain that a friend referred. He had to cancel, so I was stuck like a week before my trip. I went on line, and started making calls. There are so many boats, I was just calling by chance. The third captain I reached told me to call Captain Ross,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this nice review! I am glad you were referred to us and caught a lot of mahi! Its clients like you that make me love what I do for a living. I am so glad your son had such a memorable experience on the EarlyBird. We look forward to taking you out fishing again soon! More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I have fished on many charters and I can't say enough about the excellent job Capt. Ross did. We had 2 youth anglers on the trip (8 & 10) and Capt. Ross and the mate showed a great deal of patience and gave a lot of great instruction to the boys. Even when we had 6 dolphin on at once(multiple... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this amazing review! I am glad you all had such a great day fishing on the EarlyBird. I really enjoyed taking you all out fishing! Thanks again for fishing with us and for this nice review! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had the best time Mahi fishing on the Early Bird. Capt Ross and his mate were extremely friendly and helpful. Nicest crew around! He did a great job putting us on the fish over and over again and made the trip fun and exciting for all of us. The Early Bird is a great boat - comfortable, air-conditioned, bathroom... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review on TripAdvisor! We had a great day on the water with you and are glad you had a fun experience on EarlyBird. We look forward to taking you out fishing again soon! More 

Edisto Island, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

First time sport fishing for the grand boys! Both caught nice dolphin, got a little sick and went back for more! Capt. Ross put on whatever we asked for. We ate good this week.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the review on TripAdvisor! I am really glad you had a nice time out fishing on the EarlyBird. Hope you enjoyed the mahi for dinner! Hope to see your family again soon! Thanks, again! More 

Isle of Palms, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Simply Perfect. I have fished Panama, Costa Rica, The D.R, Purto Rico and others many times over the last 10 years. Capt Ross and his crew have always been first class. I have had the luxury of fishing on the Early Bird 8-10 times over the last 2 years. My 9 year old and my 7 year old have both... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this great review! We are lucky to have you and your family as customers on the EarlyBird. We can't wait to take you out fishing this Thanksgiving! Thanks again! More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went out 5 of us and Capt Ross warned us that it was rough out. He did a great job in rough seas putting us on Dolphin, Tuna, and some Snapper. Him and his first Mate were very Gracious and nice despite the rough conditions which made for an extra difficult charter. I hope to go again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind review on TripAdvisor! I am glad you had a great time fishing on the EarlyBird. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Moorhead, Minnesota
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
65 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My husband and I took a 6 hr fishing trip with the Early Bird Charter and had an excellent experience! Captain Ross and First Mate John were very friendly and helpful, working hard to make sure we caught fish and had a good time! We almost caught our limit on Mahi Mahi, including a couple of big ones and caught... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! And thank you for choosing to go fishing on the EarlyBird! The EarlyBird has a fighting chair available; I removed it for light tackle mahi fishing. I put the fighting chair back in for heavy tackle fishing, such as swordfish trips. I hope you enjoy your fish over the summer and we look forward... More 

Lake Mary, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My wife and 3 children (ages 17, 14 and 10) had never tried our hand at deep sea fishing and we really didn't know what to expect but Captain Ross and Zack provided us with a wonderful experience and lots of fish!! I had to laugh a little when Ross asked what our level of experience was when we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the nice review! I am really glad you and your family had a good time on the EarlyBird! We look forward to seeing you again next time you're in Islamorada! More 

Closter, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Booked the Early Bird for a 3/4 day end of May, 2014 based on good reviews I read on Tripadvisor. Was not the least bit disappointed in my decision. My husband and I had been deep sea fishing several times (both Atlantic/Pacific coasts) and wanted our 2 adult children to join us this time - they had never been. The... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ross E, Owner at Early Bird Fishing Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for the EarlyBird. I am so glad you and your family had a nice day fishing with us! I am sorry your daughter felt a seasick during the trip, we had some pretty windy conditions in late May which led to a bit rougher than usual seas. Thank you again... More 

Travelers who viewed Early Bird Fishing Charters also viewed

 

Been to Early Bird Fishing Charters? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Early Bird Fishing Charters staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?