Booking Rates & Trip Information

Learn more about the Hot Water Fishing experience and how Captain Justin can get you on the water!

Back country charter fishing rates and Deposit Policy

As with any outings, there are preset rates and predetermined amounts of time for any Hot Water Fishing trip.

1/2 Day (4 Hours) - $600.00

3/4 Day (6 Hours) - $700.00

Full Day (8 Hours) - $800.00

Tarpon (Evening - 3.5 Hours) - $500.00

Gas & Bait Included!

Fishing License Included!

Departure & Return times are not static and will usually be determined the night before. Tides & weather play a very large role in the success & comfort of your Hot Water Fishing trip!
* Disclaimer: If for one reason or another Captain Justin is unavailable, he will personally recommend a fellow, experienced guide that is fit to perform and fulfill any charter request.

Years on the Water

Happy Anglers

Targeted Species

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Deposits & Deposit Policy

  • Reservations and Deposits: $250 for 1/2, 3/4, Full or 25% for custom trips  (Everglades Outings) 
  • Deposits are required to lock in each booking. 
  • Deposits will be applied to each daily balance and final payment for your trip is due upon completion of each day of fishing. 
  • Rollover of deposits will be allowed inside each calendar year based on availability and if possible.Cancellations inside 15 days of reservations are not subject to a refund or reservation modification. 
  • Upon sending your deposit, you acknowledge that you have read and understand these terms and conditions and agree to be bound by them.
  • No refunds will be made for any unused portion of a trip, including late arrival or early departure.  Guide fees, or other associated costs are not refundable if unused.  Hot Water Fishing LLC. reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond reasonable control.  In the unlikely event that Hot Water Fishing LLC. must cancel a reservation, all payments received will be credited to a future date within 12 months of the original date based on availability, which constitutes a full settlement.

Tipping Policy

  • Rates do not Include: Tips (15,18,20% recommended), food/drink, credit card fees, other accommodations outside what is offered by Hot Water Fishing LLC

What to Expect on your Trip

1/2 Day Charters

Best suited for Summer/Evening trips. In the heat of Summer, early morning or late afternoon trips are more comfortable, for the fish as well as anglers!

3/4 Day Charters

When a “1/2 Day” just isn’t long enough! Perfect for hunting around the flats with a little more leisure.

Full Day

Recommended for “Tarpon Season”, (March – June). Full day trips are designed to maximize the fishing experience in the Florida Keys.

Tarpon Trips

Fishing live bait at the large channels & bridges along the keys offers a high hook-up ratio to anglers of all levels. Availability is generally limited while these trips are an option.

Custom Trips

Looking to stalk a specific species across the Flats & Back-country of the Florida Keys? Hot Water Fishing is thrilled to be your guide for any custom excursion.

What our anglers are saying!

Justin is a great Captain and Ex-Navy, you’re in great hands all round as far as safety and guidance for fishing !!! I’d thoroughly recommend his service to any visitors and locals. Top Notch
Tony Smith

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Capt. Justin Bachert is the man. He works his butt off on the square end, so you stay tight on the pointy end. He has an eagle’s eye from that platform, and knows what the fish want. Make sure you have your game on point, because Justin is on top of his! HE WILL PUT YOU ON THE FISH!!!
Bryce Etter

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Most patient guide there is. If there’s a fish out there, he’ll find it. Highly recommend this dude for anyone trying to do any kind of keys fishing!
Madi Tisch

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Ready for some fun on the Flats?

Trust Captain Justin Bachert of Hot Water Fishing for all of your Lower-Keys Back-Country Fishing Adventures!