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Dream Catcher Charters

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5555 College Rd, Key West, FL 33040-4307
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Amazing Day!!

We had an excellent time on the 4 hour backcountry/flats charter! We were taking our 11 year old... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Elci776
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Mesa, Arizona
Wish I could give 6 Stars

I had an awesome fishing trip. I am a return customer several times over. Capt Steve took me to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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The Pioneers of organized private fishing, boating, sight seeing and eco charters since 1993. What We offer: Backcountry fishing on board our Yellowfin Bay Boats that can carry 4 persons easily some with bathrooms and shade -- Flats Fishing on board our state of the art flats boats with veteran professional flats fishing guides -- Tarpon Fishing specialists in the harbor, out in the backcountry or on the flats -- Deep Sea Fishing charters for groups of 6 or less -- Wreck and reef fishing out to the Dry Tortugas -- Fun Snorkeling AND Fishing combo charters -- Sight seeing, eco tours, island hopping and more of What You Want To Do -- We are also Fly Fishing instructors and fly fishing guides. Dream Catcher Charters has set the standard for the Key West fleet with incredible customer service, impeccable clean new boats and talented guides that is seldom seen anywhere. Dream Catcher Charters is directed by veteran Key West Fishing guide Capt. Steven Lamp who has a philosophy that Only The Best Will Do.
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an excellent time on the 4 hour backcountry/flats charter! We were taking our 11 year old son fishing and weren't sure which charter to pick, but Gennifer helped us pick one that best suited us. She was very helpful and pleasant and scheduled...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had an awesome fishing trip. I am a return customer several times over. Capt Steve took me to the Marquesas Keys. I fished for tarpon, permit and bone on the flats. Then we moved to wrecks and reefs for more fun. I return to...More

2  Thank gephartj
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Planned to go out to the shrimp boats but the wind was blowing. Captain Lamp suggested flats fishing. Arrived at the boat with Captain John waiting. He gave us a thorough safety briefing and we headed out. We stopped at two spots where he had...More

1  Thank jerryfranks
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Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

A great review showing how we accommodate the best way we can when the weather has us down. May was tough for all of us with the weather. I am glad you guys enjoyed your "backup" experience with us.. Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I go on vacation I spend one day fishing. First time fishing the keys and was so excited. It turned in a hurry when we went out fishing. They say 4 hours but it ended up being 3.5 hours. I caught 4 small...More

Thank tomtravels2018
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Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your very colorful review of the trip you say you had with us. Generally Trip Advisor is a great place for us to learn about how to improve our services to our clients, in this case, not so much. Its difficult for us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went on a 6 hour tarpon fishing trip and had an absolute blast! Cowboy was awesome! Great guy who helped us hook and bring in several tarpon and have a great time. Really enjoyed hanging out with him! Liked him so...More

4  Thank Kathryn L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Captain Jordan was everything a good fishing guide should be. She found fish and kept us on them the whole time. Should my wife and I make it back someday, I hope Jo Jo is still guiding. Many thanks Captain!

2  Thank Jeff B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chartered the 28 foot Inspiration for an 8-hour day of snorkeling and fishing in the Marquesas. Captain Dory was phenomenal and very knowledgeable about the best snorkel spots and wildlife. She was the perfect amount of fun while ensuring everyone's safety. She let us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on 6 hr shark trip. Only thing I would improve upon was tackle used. Rods reels good, but I noticed when sharks do their first good head shake when u go to set the hooks their mouth is wide open from the huge chunk...More

2  Thank Thomas K
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Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments on our terminal tackle. We have tried to use 7/0 8/0 and 9/0 Owner Mutu and Offshore series hooks. Because these hooks are so strong its hard for us to crimp the barbs well enough for a good release. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on the shark fishing expedition. I'm no expert but my husband fishes all the time. The site advertised you fish for bait on the way to the shark site but not to worry if you didn't catch any as they would bring chum...More

Thank Lisa E
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Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review of our shark fishing charters. it was an unfortunate set of circumstances that led to your slow day of fishing with us. The captain was overly confident from the prior days trip that certain "backups" were not deemed needed. This has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a half-day flats and Tarpon trip saw a few permit and bonefish but not close enough to get any hook ups. Changed to Tarpon around five and hooked a large one and fought for 45 minutes and landed it . Ended up being a...More

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Karmacomesback
30 January 2018|
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Response from DrCatcher | Property representative |
Thats a million dollar question.. 1. Depends on the trip you are on.. 2. Depends on the weather The weather in April here in Key West can be windy. Mostly out of the East which makes for great sail fishing weather on the... More
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Bella S
17 August 2017|
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Response from Steven L | Property representative |
All of our boats have life jackets for everyone on board.. These might be a little uncomfortable to wear throughout the day. For smaller children we have wearable Coast Guard approved life jackets. Some for adults.. Please... More
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Apoquag
12 April 2017|
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Response from Steven L | Property representative |
Hi.. We don't offer three day fishing charters. So I cannot properly answer your question..
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