Gone Fishin' Key West

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Gone Fishin' Key West
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
We are a fishing store that sells no fishing equipment...well we sell some. We carry everything you need to fish on vacation on one of our charter boats.
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Lolly’s Look
New York City, NY12,572 contributions
Nautical
Feb 2018 • Couples
Gone Fishin is perfect for some laid back nautical wear. My husband picked up a a few treasures to take home and keep the KW vibe with him until next visit
Written February 20, 2018
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Michelle M
2 contributions
First Stop Shop in Key West
Aug 2016 • Family
We have visited key west every year, sometimes twice a year, for the past 13 years. This shop is the first and only stop you really need to make for souvenirs and to schedule your activities during your stay in Key West. Shannon will set you up with the best activities that suits your interest.
Written February 14, 2017
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Lisa B
30 contributions
Great little store!
Jan 2017 • Family
We frequented this store many times during our stay, as it was located below our condo on the main floor. The owner is so friendly and helpful. You can also book any excursions that you would like to from this location!
Written January 9, 2017
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gsbmicrohomes
Key West, FL2 contributions
Sail to Cuba Charters
Jun 2016 • Business
Great relationship with owner , Shannon. Runs a good shop and gets people the activity they are seeking. I would recommend visiting the store and booking trips with Shannon

Capt Sherwood
Written September 8, 2016
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BR812
Puerto Rico7 contributions
Concierge Services
Great place to book fun, excitement & adventure while in key west.
Friendly & knowledgeable staff.
I booked a sunset sail that was fantastic!
I'm going back.
Written February 20, 2015
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Stefanie S
Newport Beach, California, United States2 contributions
Shady business for Fishing Charters. The pirates have always been in Key West!
Jun 2014 • Couples
Save yourself the trouble and DO NOT pay these guys a dime for fishing charters. Go directly to the docks and negotiate with the boat captains. That is the short of it. To understand why, read below.
Our experience with this business was infuriating. They are a concierge, nothing more. My wife and I wanted to go fishing and stopped by to inquire about chartering a boat. shannon (male employee with girlish long blonde hair) helped us and described the process. We agreed to charter at $350 with a $105 deposit paid to shannon. We were told to be at the docks at 7:30am for the 8am departure. He stated that there was a minimum of 4 (max of 6) needed to charter the boat, but we would be on the charter with 3 other people (total of 5) which fulfilled the minimum. The following day we arrived at 7:30am for the charter and were told by an employee of another charter that got a call from the booked charter company to let us know that our charter was canceled due to not meeting the minimum. There were never 3 other people on the charter. shannon simply lied to us, hoping that others would come by later to join the charter to meet the minimum. Instead of being honest and stating that we were the only two people and that our charter may not happen, he took the deposit and lied. He also didn't have the guts to call us that morning (or night before) to let us know, he told the charter company that he called that he didn't have our phone number, when in fact he did, my phone number was listed clearly on the receipt log in the store, HE WROTE IT on the receipt. We rode our bikes the whole way out to the docks and wasted almost 3 hours of our time dealing with this on our short weekend getaway.
While at the docks, we met various charter employees that morning that empathized with our situation, took our phone number, and later contacted us about an opportunity to charter a boat with another couple. We paid $50 less than the original charter including deposit. We went on another charter later in the day and caught lots of fish that we ultimately took home with us.
After that charter we went back and got our deposit back from another employee. We were somewhat satisfied after that.
The day after that I received a threatening text from this business stating they were going to file felony theft charges for taking my deposit back if I didn't give it back to them. Apparently they felt that they were still owed the money from the deposit since we went out on a charter that day. We went with an entirely different charter company and time than we originally agreed. Gone Fishin never fulfilled their side of the agreement, therefore we were owed our deposit.
This type of business preys on tourists. Be at the docks shortly before charters leave and give the boat crews your info and let them know that you will pay cash to go on a charter, they will fit you in and you SAVE THE CONCIERGE FEE. You can tip extra to the First Mate, who is the guy that does most of the work.
Another funny statement from shannon, he stated that Japanese businessmen buy fish at the docks when you come back from the charter. When I told the charter Captain and First Mate they laughed and stated that this NEVER happens, but it is something they tell tourists to make you believe that you will catch big fish and possibly get paid for it.
In the end, we wanted a fun time and got it, all lies aside.
To shannon and Gone Fishin', if you read this and feel that you are still entitled to your deposit, come and get it. I am still waiting on notices for that warrant you threatened me with in your texts. I haven't received any calls from Key West PD yet. I'm guessing that the Key West PD know your games well. You have had my permission to make that police report since the day you threatened and accused me of theft.
Remember, the pirates have always been in Key West.
Written June 21, 2014
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Chris D
Burke, VA75 contributions
Great little fishing apparel store, very friendly staff
Aug 2012 • Couples
This is a cool little fishing store with a bunch of different products. If you're into Guy Harvey stuff as much as I am you will love this place. Gone Fishin' has pretty much every Guy Harvey shirt that's out there. The owner was the staff member helping me and he was extremely nice and helpful. I would definitely recomd
Written July 9, 2013
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KatMom419
Leonia, NJ512 contributions
Great friendly store and owner
Apr 2013
We stopped in randomly while walking down Duval St and were pleasantly surprised with all of the fun fishing items as well as serious items like sun protective clothing, great shirts, memorabilia. This is also a go-to place for booking a fishing, snorkeling trip. The owner makes a nice presentation on his computer right there at the register and is not pushy about sell sell sell but laid back while providing lots of info. Very friendly.
Written April 6, 2013
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