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“Limited out on Mahi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chelsea Charters - Florida Keys Fishing

Chelsea Charters - Florida Keys Fishing
Post Card Inn Resort and Marina, 84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 866-431-2277
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Owner description: Phoebe II Florida Keys fishing charters are world class fishing charters in the heart of "The Sport fishing Capital of the World" - Islamorada, FL. PhoebeII is a fully equipped, beautifully maintained 38' Buddy Davis Custom Express. Phoebe II Florida Keys fishing charters are available for Full, 3/4 and 1/2 day fishing trips! All fishing charters are complete-including extensive bait, fish cleaning, tackle, Penn reels, rods, your fishing license, professional, experienced and dedicated captain and crew, who will do whatever it takes to make your Florida Keys charter fishing trip a success. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice fisherman, we can accommodate all your charter fishing needs. All Inclusive - No Hidden Costs - Competitive Rates - Professional Results.
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“Limited out on Mahi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our first time on the Phoebe, a Chelsea Charter captained by Frank Drudi and assisted by Travis. If there are fish out in the sea, Travis (eagle eyes) will spot the birds and put you on them. As it was, we limited out on Mahi Mahi and picked up a few small black fin tuna to boot. The Phoebe is a fast, smooth running boat that will get you out there in a flash. It is clean and well maintained. The fishing equipment is new and state of the art. We hope to be back next year and fish with Frank and Travis. I would highly recommend this team and the Phoebe if you want a good day of fishing in Islamorada.

Visited July 2014
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“Phoebe 2, Capt. Frank Drudi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Captain Frank is an outstanding and knowledgable fisherman, our group of 6 have been going out on his Phoebe 2 boat for the past 3 years and we're planning on going every year for as long as he is running the show. The boat is awesome and the crew makes every minute of the full day event as pleasant as you can expect. We went out on Saturday June 7th. the weather was perfect for fishing and we caught so many dolphins that we had to release over 30 of them not to go over the limit, it got to the point where we were choosing the fish size we wanted.
It was a great experience.

Visited June 2014
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“A Busy Day of Fishing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We did a split of a full day offshore charter with another couple aboard the 38ft Buddy Davis custom boat named "Phoebe" operated by Captain Frank Drudi and Captain Travis. The day was clear and sunny but windy, the crew assured us the boat could handle the forecasted 6-7ft waves offshore. The ride out was pleasant, introductions were made and then the boat was anchored just off the reef, the crew put us on a great spot as the action soon started for reeling in "fat" Yellowtail Snapper. Everyone took turns catching these taisty fish while Captains Frank and Travis kept the bait coming and throwing out the oats to keep the schools hanging around. Finally the bite stopped and the crew changed gear and we started trolling for the Bull Nose Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) it was slow going but Captain Frank who was piloting the boat from the flybridge, put us on a couple. We brought 3 in the boat of which 1 was too small, we had another good size one follow the bait but wouldn't bite, too bad but still fun to watch, it gets the heart rate up. Finally it was time to head back to the dock, the boat moved right along 16-20 knots in a following sea, back at the dock Captain Travis worked hard at fileting our catch: 39 Yellowtail Snapper and 2 Mahi Mahi.
Truely a good day, I look forward to booking another trip with Chelsea Charters.

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“This is a great charter you won't be disappointed!!'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We enjoyed this charter so much we decided to do it twice during our stay in Islamorada. If your looking for a great charter, with nice knowledgable fishermen stop here and go on a charter with them. You will be happy you did! Even on a choppy day we caught great fish and had a blast! We will be coming back every year to this company.

Visited May 2014
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“Fishing the Florida Keys with Chelsea Charters Is a must do !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Fishing the Florida Keys with Chelsea Charters - Florida Keys Fishing crew is an experience to last a lifetime!! Awesome boat and hard working and friendly crew !!! From the time boarding the boat to the time we got back to the dock they made my Florida Keys Fishing trip everything I expected and more!! I could not of ask for a better experience Fishing the Florida Keys than the trips I have had with Chelsea Charters !!!! Thanks Capt. Dru

Visited April 2014
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