Captain Mike Wilbur is the owner of the Chaser. Captain Mike has been leading fishing charters since the 1970’s. With Captain Mike you can choose between fly fishing or spin fishing. The majority of charters that Captain Mike leads are in the backcountry of the Lower Florida Keys. In this area you will find plenty of species that are all worth their weight in gold.
Prepared for nearly everything, Captain Mike has experience working with anglers with plenty of experience and with little to none. Captain Mike loves his job so you will not find one specific type of person aboard his charters. He likes the variety that comes with working with different types of people. When working with Captain Mike you will be working with a passionate and knowledgeable guide. It is important to have fun in everything you do and Captain Mike ensures that during your trip you will be able to have plenty of good times.
The fish on the menu will vary based on the trip, but it is possible to find and catch numerous species. Some of the most popular catches in the area include Bonefish, Redfish, Snapper, Jacks, Permit, and Tarpon. Of course, there are many other types of fish in the area so you might not want to limit yourself to what is here on the list. As you progress in your experience you might be interested in landing a shark or catching a barracuda.
A great time is on the horizon when scheduling a trip with Captain Mike on the Chaser. Everything you need will be provided to you including bait, tackle, licenses, and poles. You might want to consider bringing some snacks and beverages to ensure you are more comfortable. Additionally, you should consider bringing white soled shoes, sunscreen, and some sunglasses.
Captain Mike is ready and waiting for your fishing excursion to begin. Lasting memories are sure to be made as you enjoy a long and exciting charter on the Chaser during your time in Key West.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity iscancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.
How long is each Fishing Trip?
1/2 Day Trips = 4 Hours 3/4 Day Trips = 6 Hours Full Day Trips = 8 Hours.
Are food and beverages included?
No they are not, however you are more than welcome to bring your favorite foods and beverages and we will provide a cooler and ice to keep them fresh and cold for you.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Yes, alcoholic beverages like Beer, Wine, and Wine Coolers are allowed. However, for everyone’s safety, Glass containers are not permitted - metal or plastic containers only please.
Is fishing gear provided?
Yes, top-of-the-line fishing gear is provided.
Is bait provided?
Yes. Bait is provided on all of our fishing trips.
What is the customary gratuity?
If you enjoyed your trip and are satisfied with the service provided by our Captain and Crew, a tip of 15-20% of the total trip cost would be very much appreciated.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Key West Top Guides is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
I have been to the Bahamas many times, but The Chaser is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)