Welcome to the Florida Keys and aboard Legasea Islamorada’s top Fishing Charter.

(305) -731-6875

Enjoy offshore fishing aboard the LegaSea in beautiful Islamorada, Florida Keys—the sportfishing capital of the world.

Captain Joey Spaulding and his professional crew will guide and assist any anglers, including children and adults of any skill level. Our team works hard to ensure that everyone has the experience of a lifetime! If you have any special needs, questions, or concerns, the Captain and crew are by your side every step of the way.

The Boat

The LegaSea is a custom 34’ Buddy Davis that is sure to entertain – it has accommodations for up to six passengers and includes all your fishing needs. The boat is comfortable and well maintained, with a brand-new spotless toilet. The only thing you need to bring on board is what you would like to eat and drink. The Legasea uses top of the line tackle such as Shimano, Penn, Diawa, Mustad, Gamakatsu. By 2019 we will be launching the new Legasea which is a 45’ Lemay custom Carolina.

Islamorada Fishing Trips

All trips are offered as 1/2 day – 4 hours, 3/4 day – 6 hours, full day – 8 hours trips except Swordfishing. This trip is only offered as a full day fishing trip.

Swordfishing Trip
• This is a full day trip where we leave the dock by 6:00am and return to the dock at dusk.
• Swordfishing grounds are 24 miles offshore out to and past the Gulf Stream.
• We use electric reels to drop 1,500 feet down for the bite.
• Swordfish range from 50lbs up to 800lbs which makes them a fun fight.
• This trip is offered as an all year round seasonal catch.

Kite Fishing Trip
• Kite Fishing is done with live bait. Live bait includes Google-eye, Pilchards, Ballyhoo, Cigar, Minnows, and Threadfin. We use what we catch for bait that day unless we have it penned up.
• The Legasea uses electric reels to fly the kites.
• Kite fishing is cool because it keeps the bait on top of the water so you can see the bite.
• While Kite Fishing we catch Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, Wahoo and any other deep sea surface biting fish.
• Typically Kite Fishing has a season of November through May.

Offshore Fishing Trip
• Offshore Fishing includes catching Dolphin (Mahi-mahi), Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Kingfish. Some of these fish are seasonal.
• Click here to view this (calendar) for more information about when the season is best for each species of fish listed above.

Reef and Wreck Fishing Trip
• Reef and Wreck fishing is recommended for ½ day fishing trips. Full days are available however some of the other trips we offer are not recommended for ½ day trips.
• We anchor up on the edge of the reef 4 to 5 miles from shore to catch a variety of Snapper, Grouper and other reef fish.
• This trip is offered as an all year round seasonal catch.

Evening Shark and Tarpon Fishing Trip
• This trip is usually best during the hours of 4pm to 7pm.
• Shark and Tarpon Fishing is great for family fun because it is a short trip close to shore where the water is normally calm with a lot of excitement.
• The varieties of species we catch are Bull Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Black Tip Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Tarpon and possibly Stingray.
• This trip is offered as an all year round seasonal catch.

Captain Joey Spaulding

Your Captain and Crew
Why We are Different

Captain Joey Spaulding is a third-generation Florida Keys captain with more than 20 years of experience fishing off Islamorada. Between spending time with his father’s charter boat along with his two brothers, you could easily say that it is in his blood.
“Every time I go out on that water it is still the same feeling that I can remember as a child, the rush of getting a good bite, to holding that Sailfish and being able to go in flags up high. That is why I do this – so that I can bring that feeling to each family or event that takes place on my boat. From being a part of a couple guys catching up, a fishing tournament, or your son or daughter catching their first fish – those memories are what drives me to be the best captain I can be.”

With more than 20 years of fishing experience and spending most of his life on the water, Captain Joey Spaulding has a deep respect and love for the ocean. Coming aboard the LegaSea means being on a boat with a third-generation fisherman of the Florida Keys, and with that comes a wealth of information and some fun stories. Safety is always the #1 priority, and the crew will pay special attention to children and first -time anglers.

Captain Spaulding and his crew always spread the joy and passion of fishing each time they go out on the water. They will not pay attention to a clock – they stay out until you bring home the catch! Once the boat docks at the end of your adventure, your fish will be professionally cleaned and packaged, ready to cook at your home or any of the local restaurants such as Lazy Days, Bayside Gourmet, Chef Michael’s, Dillon’s Pub and Grill, Habanos Oceanfront Dining, and Islamorada Shrimp Shack. The local restaurants will cook your catch how you would like it prepared.

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The Catch

LegaSea Charters specializes in many different types of fishing, from light tackle to heavy tackle. We have all the different types of gear to ensure you catch the species your party would like to target. The LegaSea crew provides offshore, reef, and wreck fishing, reeling in a wide variety of fish including Snapper, Grouper, Dolphin or Mahi-mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Kingfish, Sailfish and Swordfish. If you want to have fun and catch fish, the LegaSea is the boat for you. All bait and tackle is included in every trip however you are welcome to bring your own rod and reel or any personal fishing gear you would like to use.

LegaSea Charters added 2 new photos.

Proud to announce that the new Legasea will be up and running this January! 45 Lemay custom Carolina
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Proud to announce that the new Legasea will be up and running this January!  45 Lemay custom Carolina

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since we have posted anything but Legasea charters has a lot of new an exciting things coming up in 2019! Stayed tuned and thanks for baring with us. ... See MoreSee Less

The Legasea is officially up for sale! If anyone is interested or has any questions let me know. ... See MoreSee Less

The Legasea is officially up for sale! If anyone is interested or has any questions let me know.

Happy lobster season from Legasea charters! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy lobster season from Legasea charters!

LegaSea Charters added 2 new photos.

Nice cow dolphin to go along with the massive tiger shark today!
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Nice cow dolphin to go along with the massive tiger shark today!

Had some young guns on the boat that wanted to catch a big shark. After a three hour battle pushing them to the brink of exhaustion they managed to land this huge tiger shark! Nice job guys. ... See MoreSee Less

Trophy fish caught aboard the Legasea are offered to be mounted through Gray Taxidermy to take home as a forever souvenir of your fishing trip in the Florida Keys. T-shirts are available for purchase on the boat or call Joey and we will place a mail order for any at home purchases.


Postcard Inn 84001 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036


(305) 731-6875



When you call LegaSea Charters you will be speaking directly to Captain Joey Spaulding, so any questions or concerns are answered right on the spot.

We dock the Legasea at mile marker 84 roughly 5 miles north of Bud and Mary’s marina.

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