Key West Spear Fishing
If you are a fishing enthusiast (whether you are a novice or an experienced one) and are on the lookout for something new to try out in Key West, spear fishing might be the perfect activity for you! Head on over to Coral Head Adventures, and we will give you quick and easy instructions on how to dive (pun intended!) right into the sport of spear fishing.
Even families and friends who are new to fishing and want to experience a unique and challenging bonding activity are more than welcome to go to the amazing island of Key West. Spear fishing is a great way to take your fishing knowledge and skills to the next level, especially if you are the type who loves snorkeling and diving in the deep, while finding the most common hook-and-line fishing to be unexciting and passive.
How Do I Catch Fish With A Spear?
Recreational fishing activities such as Key West spear fishing are becoming more and more popular as families and groups constantly search for one-of-a-kind adventures that they can do together. In addition, Key West is the perfect location to practice and hone your skills in hunting for a specific prey due to its bountiful fish population.
Spear fishing is an ancient method of fishing that involves the use of sharpened spears or poles. Traditional tools that were used include barbed poles or harpoons, ordinary spears, eel spears (which is a variant of a spear with three or multiple prongs), and tridents. Learn more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spearfishing.
Modern spearfishing now uses spears and slings powered with elastic and elastic- or pneumatic-powered spearguns. Spear fishing can be done in various ways including the use of scuba diving, snorkeling, or free diving techniques. When you go Key West spear fishing with us at Coral Head Adventures, you can utilize your free diving skills and scuba prowess to dive in the water and go in for the spear kill.
Challenge Yourself by Going on a Key West Spear Fishing Adventure
Experience a highly satisfying kind of fun when you try Key West spear fishing with your family and friends. Go on board our 31’ Tiara powered by twin 250hp Cummins diesel and equipped with the latest technology to help you find fish to spear in Key West.
We allow a maximum of six passengers, which include four Key West spearfishermen to ensure everyone’s safety. The Captain will give you an orientation on what needs to be done while you are on the hunt and how to use the speargun properly. You can also choose to have one of our guides accompany you while you go Key West spearfishing for an additional charge.
Use your athletic ability to target a prey, carefully zeroing in so as not to spook it. You can hunt and spear for some hogfish, snapper, grouper, and other game fish. In Key West spear fishing, you become immersed in a very deep sense, you are the predator as you work in your prey’s own environment.
Here Are a Few Tips to Help First-Timers in Key West Spear Fishing
To succeed in Key West spear fishing, you must swim toward kelp, a rock, coral heads, reefs, wrecks, or holes where the animals might be hiding, then dive down to hunt them.
Sneaking up on your prey is the best way to catch it. Fishes are easily startled so bubbles, noise, splashes, abrupt movements, or any other commotion can easily scare them. This might result in losing your potential catch.
Remember to be careful and quietly swim your way toward the sweet success of your Key West Spear fishing hunt. We promise that you will feel an enormous sense of accomplishment afterward; you might even fall in love with this activity and sport!
Document Your Key West Spear Fishing Adventure
We offer to film and take pictures of your Key West spear fishing trip. High-definition photos and videos are undoubtedly a great way to look back on your wonderful Key West spear fishing excursion.
We will use one of the latest GoPro cameras that can be attached to the mask or the pole of your Key West dive guide (if you hire one). You can also opt for a mounting solution that will be provided for you.
Take note that you are responsible for the camera as well as the speargun that will be issued to you for the duration of your Key West spear fishing trip. In the event that you lose any of the gear while on the fishing charters, you will be charged for the replacement.
What Are the Must-Haves When You Want to Go Key West Spear Fishing?
You don’t have to bring any spear fishing gear as these will be provided at Coral Head Adventures. However, we recommend you to bring the following to fully enjoy your trip:
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, and Other Sun Protectant: Shield yourself from the harmful UV rays by wearing protective clothing as well as sunscreen. You need not compromise your skin’s health just to have fun out in the sun and sea. For added protection, bring hats, sunglasses, and the like.
Food and Beverage: Don’t spoil your adventure by letting a member of your fishing group go hungry while you are in the middle of a Key West spear fishing adventure. Pack enough food to keep you and your friends fueled for the rest of your trip. Beer is permitted, but any other alcoholic drink is prohibited. Sandwiches, snacks, beer, coffee, and other beverages are also available in the ship store.
* Complimentary sodas and bottled water are available on the fishing boat. Alcohol consumption prior to leaving the dock is not allowed.
Towel: Keep yourself warm and dry by having a towel on hand in between your Key West spear fishing tries.
Weights: Bring your own weights. There are many different weight belt specifications depending on your target working depth, your body’s buoyancy, and other factors. Be sure to carefully study which type of weight belt suits you, and bring it on your next Key West spear fishing trip.
Weather-Appropriate Clothes: Make your Key West spear fishing trip more enjoyable by being comfortable throughout the day. One way of doing this is by wearing clothes that will allow you to relax and move freely no matter how hot the day is.
Storage for Your Prized Catch: Take a small icebox or any container with you fishing, so you will have no problem storing your Key West spear fishing catch of the day.
Good Company: There is no better way to enjoy an unforgettable experience than to spend it with people who matter the most. So what are you waiting for? Get on the water with your friends for a remarkable Key West spear fishing excursion!
What Are the Rates Offered by Coral Head Adventures for a Key West Spear Fishing Trip?
We offer a fun and exciting Key West spear fishing adventure starting at $650 for a half-day (7:00 AM – 11:00 AM). A ¾ day charter, which starts at 7:00 AM and ends at 1:00 PM, costs $850. For a full day, our rate is $1,050. The trip starts at 7:00 AM and lasts until 3:00 PM.
There is a 3% processing fee for credit card transactions on all Key West spear fishing payments. 15-20% gratuities are customary and greatly appreciated. We offer free parking.
Cancellation Policy for Our Key West Spear Fishing Trip
Cancellations must be made in not less than seven days ahead of your scheduled charter. If you fail to cancel ahead of time, all fees will be forfeited.
The Captain will make the decision on whether or not the conditions are suitable for a spear fishing trip. Stormy weather, high winds, rough seas, or heavy rain call for a cancellation. A full refund will be given in cases of cancellations due to bad weather.
What Else Is in Store for You and Your Friends with Key West Spear Fishing at Coral Head Adventures?
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Book Your Adventure Key West Spear Fishing Today!
Go on a Key West trip that you will never forget. Plan yours now by booking a spear fishing hunt or any of our activities on your preferred date. Feel free to get in touch with us for more information on how you can get started on your Key West spear fishing adventure today!