Forever Young Charter Company

Forever Young Charter Company

Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours • Fishing Charters & Tours • Private Tours
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Forever Young Charter Company is an owner-operated business, accompanied by passionate industry leaders that share an appreciation for the Florida Keys. We specialize in private and split charters that offer you a unique and customized on water experience. From the second you contact us, we will treat you with the utmost respect and pay close attention to your individualized needs. Through our business, we have been blessed to meet individuals and families from all over the world. Given the opportunity, we would like to welcome you into our family!
Islamorada, Florida
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Justin S
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Jul 2022 • Family
Awesome experience diving and spearfishing! Tony answered the phone and was very accommodating answering all of our questions and working with some changes we made between booking and the charter.

For our charter, David was at the helm and Luke was our in water guide. This team clearly knows the water we dove and are passionate about Spearfishing! We are a group of novices and both David and Luke were happy to answer questions, give advise and talk with us the entire ride out. After our dives, we talked about what we saw and what we did, both good and bad. David and Luke offered guidance, praise and constructive criticism about our dives. We were put on fish, had a decent catch, and missed some awesome opportunities because of our inexperience.

My only regret was booking a half day. Can’t wait to come back and do full days with these guys!
Written July 31, 2022
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tobiwon
Charlotte, NC47 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Well run charter with excellent service. We took a private spearfishing charter and they had everything ready for us, including snacks and drinks. They put us on the fish and even though we haven’t quite perfected our skills, we managed to get a very nice mutton snapper in addition to several lionfish. Jeff and Luke were a great crew!
Written November 26, 2022
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Garrett Guzman
2 contributions
Sep 2020
Hands down the best charter/guide i have ever had! I had a great experience.We were lionfish hunting and spearfishing. Tony took care of everything. We went out to some great spots. We were so happy with the trip we wanted to book another day of diving within the next couple of days but unfortunately for us he was all booked up. After calling around looking for other charter companies it seemed like Forever Young was the only one who offered a complete lionfish hunt. Many of the other companies we contacted seemed to know Tony and said he was the go-to person for lionfish hunting. Tony seemed to have a passion and respect for the hunt and that made it that much better.
Written September 11, 2020
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Booger70
Pensacola, FL61 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
First of all, Jeff and Luke were great. They were knowledgeable, personable, and just enjoyable to be around. Just great guys. We had a blast, we laughed. We showed up a little bit late for the charter, they were not upset, they didn’t try to push us, they just tried to take care of us the entire time. My family consists of my wife and I and our three sons who are 19, 17 and 15. This was the first time anyone in my family had spearfished. Both were incredibly conscious of safety. We hadn’t dove in over a year, and so they had us do an easy dive to start off with. It was great we got a lion fish, a jack, and a grouper. Not too bad for the easy dive!!! Once they knew that we were comfortable and that we could handle ourselves, they moved us up to more advanced diving and more advanced spearfishing. We got fish on every dive. This was the highlight of our trip to Key Largo. We Spearfished with Luke and Jeff for two days. You cannot go wrong using this charter. I cannot stress that enough. We will go back to Key Largo strictly to fish with these gentlemen. They are great!! If you are a diving family, I highly recommend you use Forever Young. You will not regret it. Jeff and Luke talked about some guy named Tony, they say he’s pretty good too. 😉
Written July 25, 2021
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Jim Bruce
Florida11 contributions
Aug 2020
Thank You Tony Young and Forever Young Charters!

I was an experienced diver when I first met Tony, but I had never spearfishing. At the time, spear fishing was an enigma and I knew I needed help getting started. For months I called around talking with various charters and divers about how to get started. After my first conversation with Tony, I knew I found my guy.

My first dive with Tony was in 2017. At that time, and to this day, Forever Young Charters is the very best experience in the water. Tony patiently took his time to show me the ins and outs, and always gave me his undivided attention in the water. Tony is a true professional, an expert diver, but more importantly he is HUMBLE. It is this unique combination which allowed me to develop my hunting skills.

I now spend several days with Tony 4 to 5 times a year. Recently, I ventured beyond Islamorada and spent 4 days diving Marquesas and Tortugas. Simply stated, it was the best week of my life! I am always looking forward to come down to the Keys and jump on board with Tony and crew.

If you love the Keys, diving, or want to try something new, book a dive with Forever Young Charters. It will be the highlight of your Keys trip, and for some it could be something much more. Thanks again Tony for being a great Captain, guide, and friend! Our time on the water is priceless. I am, truly yours.
Your Friend,
Jim Bruce
Written September 3, 2020
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Jennifer
1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
Tony and Luke were amazing!! They made sure everyone had fun and got to see amazing fish. We even saw a few sharks. They tools great care is those in our group who were just snorkeling and made sure they got to see incredible fish as well! We would definitely book with them again!!!
Written May 31, 2021
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Timothy Hayes
Springfield, MO1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Tony and Luke were incredible. They were able to get me to some wonderful spots to Spearfish. My wife had a great time watching from the boat. I got a mackerel and saw an octopus. Dolphins and flying fish were easy to spot during our time on the boat. I would definitely recommend this as an exciting adventure in the keys.
Written May 31, 2022
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Philip S
1 contribution
Jun 2021
My name is Philip I have 2 young sons we dive and spearfish . I was referred to Tony Young buy another boat captain I have used before he was booked. What a difference the boat is immaculate roomy with plenty of space. Tonyand Jeff where great extremely knowledgeable and there to help always with gear fish spear guns etc. For me it is my new place to use for diving and spearfishing in keys. Great guys clean neat professional and made for a great experience. I would recommend Tony Young and his company. Top knotch service
Written June 9, 2021
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bmobmobmo
Seattle, WA26 contributions
Mar 2022
Our family has logged quite a few dives, but none of us had ever been spear fishing for lion fish. We booked a 1/2 day lion spear fishing trip with Forever Young after seeing their success in the annual lion fishing derby on their website. TLDR: Excellent instruction, great equipment, fantastic time, we will be back. You should to this too!

The three divers (dad, 19 yo, 25 yo) met Divemaster/Guide Tony and Captain JSON (okay Jason, but ... JSON has four letters) at the dock in Islamorada. After getting all of the gear fitted and squared away at the dock (wet suits, BCDs, mask, regs, etc.), we had a briefing on how to use the rubber-banded pole spears to hunt lion fish safely, both for ourselves and our surroundings. Lion fish have venomous spines, so care must be taken when spearing them and while adding them to the collection tube. We worked through the various scenarios we might encounter, and we also learned how to use a rubber-band powered spear gun should we run into something suitable for dinner.

Captain Jason got us to the first dive site very quickly with their triple-Verado-powered center-console Intrepid boat. We dropped into about 70 feet of water, and began to search for the invasive lion fish. We saw lots of cylindrical sponges, many different types of coral, angel fish, but unfortunately, no lion fish. Tony did spot a legal lobster, and after some underwater pantomimed "this is how to grab a spiny lobster with your hands" instructions, it eventually made it into our collection bag. Make sure you have gloves, and grab past the head!! Towards the end of our bottom time (we wanted to surface with 700 psi), we encountered a small group of yellow-tail snapper; Tony rubbed his tummy with the universal "good eating" sign, and carefully handed over the rail speargun. It must have been beginner's luck, we also added a snapper to our bag.

During our hour surface interval, we saw a half dozen turtles, a sailfish scaring up baitfish, many sea birds, and we also just chatted about what it's like to be in the Florida Keys year-round. Captain Jason had plenty of bottled water and snacks available.

At the second dive site, after drop in, we immediately encountered lion fish at about 80 feet. These invasive predators are not wary of much at all, since nothing in the Keys naturally eats them. Everyone had the opportunity to add a fish or two to our catch, and it was all too soon that Tony signaled we'd reached the limit of our bottom time for the dive.

The sun was setting as we got back to the marina, met the rest of our party, and got our gear stowed. Tony cleaned and iced the lobster, snapper, and lion fish (yes, they are edible, and delicious) so that we could bring them straight to our restaurant. We bid our farewells, already planning to return.
Written March 20, 2022
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Rusrobin
Collierville, TN131 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
After spearfishing in multiple countries and hiring numerous guides it’s clear how exceptional this outfit is. The owner, Tony, really goes above and beyond to make this the best spearfishing experience one can have in the Keys. His consistent 10 hour per day work ethic coupled with his positive, eager to please attitude is something you don’t see enough of these days.

Tony picked us up in the morning at a private island we were staying at. I had the best spearfishing experience of my life while my partner caught fish topside.

It’s impossible to say too many good things about Forever Young fishing charters. Give them a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Written December 12, 2021
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