The 6 Most Popular Saltwater Fish Species in Key Largo

There is much fish in the sea, but not all seas have the same fish species. However, when it comes to great fishing and catching a wide variety of species, Key Largo fishing is one of the best and most rich places for sports fishing.   Here is a list of the most commonly found […]

Grilled Wahoo: Easy & Delicious Recipe to Cook Wahoo Like a Pro

Wahoo has been in high demand in the seafood market for quite some time. People love it for its high-quality, delicate and delicious flesh, and it is due to this increasing popularity that it may be somewhat difficult to find it in seafood markets, however, if you’re craving for wahoo, you can always book a […]

Start The New Year Fishing In The Key Largo Waters!

If you haven’t added sportfishing in Key Largo as a new year’s resolution, you better add it right now or else you will run the risk of missing out on a lot of fun. Starting the new year fishing in Key Largo is one of the preferred experiences among visitors; so much that it may […]

The Importance of Fishing In-Season or… Get Your Grouper Before Season Closure!

Fishing is one of the most amazing activities. It’s fun, you get to spend time with friends and family and, you get to catch your own dinner! However, sometimes when you’re out catching fish after fish, is hard to remember that there’s a finite number of fish in the sea and we completely forget about […]

Calm After The Storm: How Does a Hurricane Impact The Ocean?

Hurricanes are one of nature’s most powerful forces. Depending of their strength they can be very dangerous and severely damage coastal communities and disturb human life in different ways. However, as scary and damaging as they are, they are extremely necessary to the preservation of our ocean’s diversity and human life. Here we’re going to [...]

10 Facts on Marine Biodiversity & Our Footprint on The Ocean

The ocean, the greatest body of water in our planet, is house of the most diverse ecosystem in the world. As big and diverse as it is, we know very little about it, but what we do know is that it is extremely important to life because it forms part of the carbon cycle and […]

2 Recipes to Cook Your Fresh Tuna in Less than 30 Minutes

Most of us,  are used to eating canned tuna and already know that it takes less than 10 minutes to prepare a salad on any other dish with it, in that sense, canned tuna can be very convenient when you have little time to cook, but if we talk about taste, canned tuna is nowhere […]

4 Recommendations For an Unforgettable Trip to Key Largo

Summer is here and there is nothing more satisfying than taking some days off to break the stressful and boring routine to escape to one of the most beautiful destinations in the United States of America: Key Largo. If you’re all set to get on a plane, boat, car, bus, train or donkey and start […]

Know Your Catch: Interesting Facts About Red Snappers

One of the many types of fish we commonly catch aboard the Fantastic II is the red snapper, one of the 109 species of their genus. This type of fish is famous mostly due to its taste and cooking versatility, but beside this, there are many other interesting facts about this fish that make it […]

4 Things to Consider When You Take your Kids on a Sport Fishing Trip

Taking your kids on a sport fishing trip is one of the greatest ways to spend quality time with them and creating great memories for years to come. However, deciding on an adequate sport fishing trip for your kids is highly important to ensure a good time for everyone. Here are some of the things […]

The Benefits of Sharing a Sportfishing Charter in Key Largo

Sport-fishing has been the trademark sport of Key Largo. It is one of the most popular outdoor activities for tourists who come to Florida to relax and spend a fun time with friends and family. However, if you are a solo traveler, you can also have a great time sport fishing with Fantastic II Charters. Our […]

5 Simple Steps to Fillet Your Catch

Sport fishing in Key Largo is one of the best activities you can do to have some fun with friends or meet people who, like you, enjoy fishing, and one of the things that we all love about this sport is the possibility of taking home some freshly caught fish. Although at Fantastic II Charters, we […]

Live vs. Dead Bait: Which Is Best For Saltwater Fishing?

The topic of baits in the sport fishing world is very controversial. If you ask 5 different anglers about the best type of bait for saltwater fishing, it is very likely that you get a different answer from each of them. Here, we will go over the general bait types, their pros and their cons, […]

Coral Reefs: Key Largo’s Most Valued Treasure & What You Can Do To Protect Them

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, “coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. They support more species per unit area than any other marine environment, including about 4,000 species of fish, 800 species of hard corals and hundreds of other species.” As of today, scientists estimate that […]

5 Of The Most Frequently Asked Questions We Get

At Fantastic II Charters, we believe that having enough information about your sportfishing trip is key to having a good time, that’s why today, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequent questions we receive in regards to sport fishing in Key Largo and our sportfishing charter services. We hope you find this article helpful, […]

On & Above Surface Signs That Lead to A Successful Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Returning home with a great catch after a fun day of off-shore fishing depends on factors such as having a great angler to guide you, a comfortable and fully equipped sportfishing charter, a great fishing site (such as Key Largo), great weather, and knowing what signs to look for to find good fish, signs that […]

Mahi-Mahi: How, When & Where to Fish

Mahi mahi, dolphin, dorado or goldmakrele, are all valid names given to one of the most popular catches of recreational fishing in Key Largo. The dolphinfish, whose scientific name is Coryphaena hippurus, is found in off-shore tropical, temperate and subtropical waters from around the world, being one of the strongest and tenacious fighters in these […]

Top 5 Fun Things To Do in Key Largo

Having fun in Key Largo is very easy. Key Largo offers plenty of different activities for the different types of travelers, but we understand that with so many good options it can be difficult to make up your mind. To help you with this hard decisions, we’ve come up with a list of activities that […]

Year Round Fishing Calendar in Key Largo

Whether you’re going after a big trophy fish or a small catch, one thing is for sure, you will never have a bad fishing day in Key Largo, but although fish always bite in these waters, most of the species are seasonal, so knowing which fish is biting in a specific month or season will […]

8 Interesting Facts About Grouper Fish That Make Them An Irresistible Catch

Grouper fish is one of the many species that inhabit the Atlantic Ocean. They vary in type, size and genera, but the majority of types are classified under the Epinephelus subfamily, and they are also commonly known as ‘mero’. Catching a grouper is not an easy task for any angler, it requires a good set […]

5 Amazing Benefits of Sport Fishing

Most Key Largo locals recognize the importance and excitement that sport fishing provides. Going out on a boat trip to catch some red snappers and dolphins is a satisfaction that no other sport can give to those who love outdoor activities, adventure and the ocean. So if you are not yet convinced about the benefits […]

4 Good Reasons To Visit Key Largo on Your Next Vacation

If you are planning a trip to the beautiful State of Florida you can’t miss the chance of visiting Key Largo Located at the southeastern coast of the peninsula, Key Largo has a lot to offer for both locals and travelers with different kinds of interests. Here are 4 good reasons why visiting Key Largo […]

10 Amazing Facts About Deep-Sea & Deep-Sea Fishing

The Florida Keys are a world famous sport fishing destination. Here, you can enjoy from high-quality backcountry, shore, offshore, reef, and deep-sea fishing. On this occasion, we present you 10 amazing facts about deep-sea fishing in the Florida Keys; one of the most popular activities for locals and tourists of all levels of experience: Deep-sea fishing […]

Safety Comes First: 8 Fishing First Aid Kit Essentials

Although fishing is a safe sport when lead by a professional, accidents can happen anywhere, anytime and to anyone (yes, even to expert anglers like Captain Justin Hopper and the Fantastic II crew), and the best thing we can do is be prepared for the unexpected. To prevent any kind of injuries while enjoying your time […]

Keeping a Healthy Marine Ecosystem: The 2 Release Fishing Techniques All Anglers Need to Adopt

There’s something we all need to be very aware of: If we have life on this planet is mostly thanks to that big blue spot that covers 71% of the Earth’s surface – according to NOAA. That big, blue, liquid and salty spot we call Ocean (along with the net of lakes all around the […]

How To Cook Your Freshly Caught Mahi-Mahi Like a Pro (Chef Title Not Included)

There’s nothing better than eating a delicious dinner after having spent an incredibly fun day fishing in the Florida Keys waters with Captain Justin Hopper and his crew, especially if the main dish happens to be the fish you just caught! But if you’re having a hard time figuring out how to cook that fish […]

7 Myths About Fishing in a Sport Fishing Charter Boat Debunked

Sportfishing is one of the most fun activities you can do in Key Largo if you love the ocean, if you don’t mind getting wet and having a wild hair-do afterwards, and also if you don’t mind a little bit of sun, but there are many misconceptions about this recreational activity. Here are 5 of […]

5 Must-Do’s to Maximize Your Sportfishing Experience

Sport fishing with Fantastic II Charters is always a fun and amazing experience. Key Largo is considered to be one of the favorite spots for sport fishing enthusiasts, due to its rich ecosystem and plentiful fish, and although with Captain Justin Hopper and his crew, the fun and the fish are always guaranteed, we recommend […]

7 Interesting Facts About Blue Marlin

One of the most representative fish species of Florida Keys waters is Blue Marlin. Blue Marlin is an incredibly active, intrepid, and strong type of fish, and it’s undoubtedly a pleasure to watch them in their natural environment. There are many things that make Marlins an incredible catch when going on a sport fishing charter […]

New To Sport Fishing? Learn What To Expect On Your First Deep Sea Fishing Experience

If you’re new to sport fishing and never been on a fishing charter before, there are a couple of things that you need to know before the boat starts to take off to what could be one of the greatest experience of your life. Here’s a list we’ve created specially for sport fishing newbies! Check […]

Keep Reeling, Mahi-mahi Season in Key Largo is Here!

Key Largo, first of the Florida Keys, is the home of fantastic botanical and marine sceneries and a whole bunch of activities to enjoy them, that keep visitors coming all year round. But there is one specific activity for which the Florida Keys are widely recognized: Sport Fishing. Sport fishing in the Florida Keys is […]

5 Romantic & Fun Gift Ideas for Those Who Love Fishing

It’s February, and that little naked cute baby called Cupid is knocking at our doors. It’s that time of year where all we see at any store are red hearts, red roses and chocolates (mmm… chocolate…), and with that kind of commercial bombing is really hard to think of a unique gift for that special […]

The Top 5 Best Fishing Spots From Around The World

There’s nothing like starting off the new year thinking: where should I travel next?, and if you are like us and love sport fishing, we’re sure you don’t want to miss the opportunity to go out on a sport fishing trip in another part of the world , so just to give you a little […]

5 Types of Fish You Can Find in Key Largo (And What Bait You Should Use to Catch Them)

The Florida Keys are situated in the world’s second-largest ocean: The Atlantic. Its water salinity, water temperature and currents around this latitude makes the perfect home for a wide variety of marine life species, making it a great place to enjoy recreational activities like sport fishing, but although there are plenty of fish to catch in these waters […]

Seasickness: 5 Easy Natural Tips to Prevent It

Riding on a boat can be one of the most exciting experiences anyone can have, feeling the wind on your face, watching postal card like landscapes and enjoying the adrenaline, but what about the people who want to enjoy this experience, but seasickness gets in the way? Seasickness is a kind of motion sickness that’s […]

The Sun, The Moon & The Fish: How Moon Phases Affect Fishing

The word “fascinating” is not enough to describe the greatness of our beloved Universe, in fact, we dare say there are no words to describe it. Our Universe works in such harmony and coordination that the more we know about it, the more fascinated we become, and although there are many things that are yet […]

How Does a Hurricane Affect Life Underwater?

On most cases, when hurricane season hits, it is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ will it hit our coasts, and after it does, the only thing that’s left for us to do is to deal with the effects that the hurricane has left inland in the best possible way, but do you know […]

6 Habits You Need to Adopt to Become an Expert Angler

Sport Fishing is one of the most fascinating sports you can practice, it allows you to be in touch with nature, keeps you active and in constant learning of all things around you. It is also a great sport because anyone at any age can practice it. Overall, Sport Fishing is an activity that provides […]

17 Fun & Interesting Facts About The Florida Keys!

The Florida Keys are located at the southeastern tip of the Florida peninsula just about 15 miles south of Miami and they are located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. The Florida Keys are a coral cay archipelago home of a wide variety of species and some of them […]

8 Reasons to Justify Your Fishing Trip (But a Few of Them Are Not So Reasonable)

Although you and me know that there’s no reason why one should justify and incredible adventure, we have to accept that some people find it hard to have fun and they need someone to explain them why a fishing trip is so beneficial. So here we go, take out your pen and paper because we’re […]

10 Fishing Tips & Tricks to Fish Like A Pro!

We have two questions for you: 1. Do you think fishing is super easy? 2. Do you think the only quality you need to fish is patience? If you answered yes to any of those questions maybe you are already a pro! But if every time you go fishing you’ve caught nothing but seaweed or […]

Is Sport Fishing Affecting the Environment?

Sport Fishing is a recreational activity that has been practiced around the world for a little bit more than 500 years. The oldest registers we have of its practice date back to 1496 in England, just around the time of the invention of the printing process. It was conceived as an activity practiced just by […]

10 Must-Pack Items for a Fishing Trip!

Sport fishing is one of the most exciting and rewarding sports anyone can practice, and getting ready for the adventure is a big part of that excitement too! If you have ever been on a trip to deep sea you know that things might look and feel a bit different from there, and we’re not […]

Open Up A Whole New World To Your Kids, Take Them Fishing!

Parenthood is one of the most precious gifts someone can have. Children are the light of our houses and or our entire life too. But how long was it since you took your kids to practice an outdoor activity? Are they even familiar with the outdoors? As parents we may think they are, but are […]

The Benefits Of Taking A Fishing Charter Trip!

Have you ever had a couple of days off from work and had no idea where to go or what to do with that time off? Some of us don’t make special plans for those days and just let the time go by without doing anything exciting. But that has to change! Life is too […]

Key Largo: The Perfect Sport Fishing Destination

Key Largo is known to be the “Diving Capital of The World”, but have you ever wondered why? Well, let us guide you through Key Largo’s fantastic and countless attractions that make this touristic destination one of the best options to visit and why you definitely have to add it to your “must travel to” […]

Explore the Open Sea With Fantastic II Charters

Exploration has been a fundamental aspect that characterizes human beings. Through many years, men have find a huge satisfaction in discovering new lands and understanding different life forms. And it is because of these explorations that human knowledge has expanded in impressive fashion. This sense of exploration is still growing inside ourselves and that is […]