John Johansen(18’)

  • I offer full day (8 hour), half day (4 hour), or evening tarpon (4 hour) trips.
  • Most trips are based on 2 persons, though some boats can take up to 3 or 4 persons.
  • Please check individual guide boat pages for pricing, and please remember some boats may charge more that are larger and/or take more people.


  • GuideJohn Johansen
  • Guide SpecialtyAll
  • Boat TypeSkiff
  • Seats2 chairs
  • Max Anglers3
  • Boat Make/ModelMaverick
  • Boat Length18 FT
  • Motor115 HP
  • Other Fishing StylesAll fishing styles
  • Website
  • Extra equipmentTrolling Motor



Full day (2 people) – $700.00 Half day (2 people) – $450.00
3rd person – add $100.00 on full day | add $75.00 on half day.

For over 20 years I have been an Islamorada fishing guide specializing in light spin tackle and fly fishing on the waters surrounding Islamorada and it’s neighboring islands in the beautiful Florida Keys. For years this area has been the “go to” destination for the serious saltwater angler.

More world record saltwater fish have been caught here than any other place in the world. New records are being set by fly fishing anglers in the Islamorada area to this day. Still, nothing is more rewarding to me than seeing new and upcoming anglers test their saltwater fishing skills against our local saltwater game fish.

All you need to bring is the desire to fish and something to drink! Everything else is supplied. Whether you’re a novice or world class angler and fly fishing expert, there is no better place to learn or hone your saltwater fishing skills than here in the pristine waters off Islamorada in our Fabulous Florida Keys.

Come join me on a fishing adventure in the beautiful backcountry waters of Islamorada and the surrounding Florida Keys. Local knowledge catches fish and Captain John has it!

Go Backcountry Fishing

Click to contact the marina office to book your backcountry fishing trip, or Call 305.664.2461