Zia Charters
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We are a private, custom and casual charter company based here in Key West. We offer fishing, snorkeling, responsible dolphin watching, sandbar hopping, sunset cruises, film and water production and more! Our 26 foot Angler PANGA was carefully chosen for our unique Key's water experiences. We can easily travel into the shallow protected waters of the Gulf side mangrove islands and flats to the North. We can also comfortably cruise the open waters, reefs, and shipwrecks of the Caribbean to the South. We have spent the last 10 years exploring these amazing waters and look forward to sharing this experience with you. Every charter is unique- call now to create yours!
Key West, Florida
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contralto
Concord, NH13 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
Went out with Captain Jeremy for 2 days. There were 4 of us of varying fishing experience . First day we went out to a couple of spots on the reef. Caught dozens of fish including a 4 plus foot Barracuda which made for perfect bait for the second day, shallow water sharks. What a day that was. We each landed 2 sharks ranging from 6-8 feet. You couldn't wipe the smile from my face. I would highly recommend Zia Charters to anyone from novices to old salts. Looking forward to the next trip already.
Written October 20, 2015
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Thanks again! See you in November!
Written June 11, 2016
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sondwy
Raleigh, NC25 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
We returned to Key West and Zia Charters for the second year in a row. We enjoyed our experience so much last year that we decided to repeat and expand our fishing experience!

My husband, 8 year old son, and I spent two full days with Captain Jeremy. Each day was different, and Jeremy catered to our wants. We fished, snorkeled, and sandbar hopped. Jeremy was very professional and knowledgeable, and worked very hard to make sure that we all had a good time.

I would highly recommend Zia Charters, and look forward to our next fishing trip with Zia Charters!
Written April 30, 2014
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Sonya, thank you so much for the thoughtful review (again!). It was great to see your family, I'm looking forward to your spring break next year. Please tell Liam and Jim I said hi!
Written August 10, 2014
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Jeff V
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Apr 2012 • Friends
I have been on three charters in Key West and I have to say this was the best. The captain was great. He completely tailored the trip to what my girlfriend and I were looking for. We started fishing on the reefs and caught yellow tail snapper which we later ate for dinner. We then moved further out and did some sight fishing. I caught a nice size Bonito and my girlfriend caught a mackerel. These fish came in handy later. We finished the day doing some shark fishing. I caught a really nice size nurse shark. Jeremey Hackworth who was the captain was fantastic. He was so accommodating. Over all it was a great day. It will be nice for me to no longer have to look around for a charter when I come to Key West.
Written May 29, 2012
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sbenanty
1 contribution
We were recommended to Captain Jeremy by my fiancè's family for my bachelorette weekend. He took us out for a full day to secluded water so we can chill and relax and then took us to find Dolphins and snorkel with sting rays! He even obliged us and took as many photos of the group as we wanted! #Girls
GO NOW!!!
Written April 26, 2015
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Thank you so much for the review! I had a great day with you all, best wishes for your wedding!
Written April 27, 2015
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sondwy
Raleigh, NC25 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
I would highly recommend Captain Jeremy and Zia Charters. My family and I have fished with Captain Jeremy on five occasions, for three consecutive spring trips, and we are looking forward to fishing with him again when we return to Key West! He is knowledgeable, professional, great with kids, and a lot of fun! We always catch a wide variety of fish, and learn something new each time. We have seen some great wildlife, and each trip has been unique and special. Jeremy has always exceeded our expectations.
Written April 17, 2015
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It's great to see you every year. Thank you for the great reviews! I'm really enjoying watching your son mature. See you next March!
Written April 19, 2015
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Lindsy P
Houston, TX3 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
We were a group of college students hoping to learn more about the coral reefs and environmentally conscious ways to visit the coral reefs. Jeremy was incredibly knowledgable and flexible with our large group. We learned a lot and had a great time on the water. Definitely choose Zia charters to visit the reefs in an environmentally conscious manner! You can tell he is genuinely passionate about what he does and has great respect for nature.
Written March 9, 2015
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It was great meeting you all! It was a pleasure to meet a group that was so interested in our unique environment and passionate about preserving it. Come back soon!
Written March 11, 2015
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Pam W
Clear Lake, IA48 contributions
We had the best experience fishing with Jeremy. So professional yet made the day easy and fun. And we caught fish! What more can you ask for :). Weather was a little questionable so right area where we fished had our saftey in mind first. We had a lot of catch and release. (Fun kept our rods busy). Little Grunts, snapper, puffer fish, few other species. Topper was reeling in a 6ft Nurse shark! We saw several lg pods of dolphins.At the end of the trip Jeremy cleaned our catch and recommended a place to cook it. We had a great lunch eating our catch at Hogfish grill! We all highly recommend ZIA Charter!
Thanks Jeremy for taking great care of us, we kept u busy baiting 3 lines :)
Written February 9, 2015
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Thanks Pam! I had a great time with you three. I look forward to the next time you come down, and thanks again for the great review!
Written February 10, 2015
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ArtVanDelay007
1 contribution
Aug 2014
What can I say?!?! This was the best charter ever. I took my wife and my parents who are in their early 70s and a lil frail. Capt. Jeremy was patient and very professional in helping all of us have a great time. He's very knowledgeable of the surroundings. I would highly recommend Zia Charters. I can't say enough how great Capt. Jeremy was with my parents. We fished and snorkeled and had an amazing day. Thx Capt. You made this trip a very memorable one my wife and parents will talk about for years to come. Don't go with a big charter service. Zia has everything you need to have an awesome day or 1/2 day on the water.
Written August 21, 2014
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Chuck, I'm really happy you all had such a great time! Your parents were a lot of fun. Thank you for the positive review. I look forward to seeing you all again.
Written August 25, 2014
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Susie C
Westchester, New York, United States1 contribution
Mar 2012 • Family
We had a great morning fishing off the coast of Key West with Jeremy Hackworth. We met him at the marina and spent four hours fishing. Pros: nice boat with some shade, VERY safety conscious, very responsive to baiting hooks and helping my sons (9 and 12 years old), lots of knowledge about the plants, animals and fish we encountered. Cons: only that the trip was too short.

We will definitely fish with Zia Charters again and highly recommend it to families visiting Key West. Jeremy is a kind, safe and knowledgeable guide and also very easy to work with!
Written April 27, 2012
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DLS4
Key West, FL279 contributions
Feb 2012 • Friends
Zia Charters is a stand out. What makes them stand out? The boat is new and meticulously maintained. Captain Jeremy knows the waters, and he has a genuine dedication to giving you the experience you are looking for. We had friends in town and opted for chilling in the water with cocktails. He brought us to a secluded sandbar that was postcard perfect then to some nice rock formations for a little snorkeling with a lot of fish. It was a perfectly relaxing day, and judging by the fish they caught on the charter before ours, he knows the waters for that too. I'm a big fan of attention to detail and that is something Zia delivers flawlessly. I recommend them with confidence.
Written March 2, 2012
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