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Florida Keys Reel Adventures

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Address: 11833 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3040
Phone Number:
+1 305-481-0589
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

I am Capt. Kevin Johnsen owner/operator of FKRA. I am a 30 plus year...

I am Capt. Kevin Johnsen owner/operator of FKRA. I am a 30 plus year Middle Keys resident and have a great understanding of the desires and needs of my customers. My business caters to nearly everybody by building custom trips for all interests and skill levels. My goal is to provide a rewarding and successful day on the water and to ensure priceless memories within a safe and comfortable environment. I build lasting relationships and earn repeat customers with my unique style and easy going personality. The ocean is the reason we live here and I offer you affordable access to our waters from my custom 25' center console catamaran. My boat is a stable platform that outperforms all boats in its class, providing a quiet superior ride with the twin hull design and custom set up. I specialize in family fishing, reef fishing, deep wreck fishing, offshore trolling, lobstering, ,snorkeling and spearfishing. Additionally, I offer many other types of fishing and specialty trips, so please visit my website for more detailed information. See exactly what my customers are doing on their vacations. I hope to see you on the water soon and be the captain of your next ocean adventure!!

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Amazing Fishing Charter!

My boyfriend and I went on a half day charter with Kevin and another family of four (two young girls, grandpa, and dad). The ride out to the location was beautiful - the weather... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Cranston, Rhode Island
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I went on a half day charter with Kevin and another family of four (two young girls, grandpa, and dad). The ride out to the location was beautiful - the weather couldn't have been more perfect. We spent a bit over an hour at the first location where we caught lots of Mackerel and Snapper. We were... More 

Thank Alovleygal
Jupiter, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far this was the best fishing trip I've ever been on. Captain Kevin is very respectful to his customers, and he knows where the fish are. It turned out to be a great trip that we will remember for a long time. We left with a cooler full of fish and I would definitely recommend having him charter your... More 

Thank GlennRager
Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Captain Kevin's local knowledge is unsurpassed. Combine that with lots of patience and expertise it sets up for a great day. My buddies and had a great time and caught lot of good eating fish! We'll be seeing you soon Kevin. Thanks again ! David

Thank David F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd trip with Capt. Kevin. We knew in advance we'd be in Key Colony for a week or so; Kevin monitored the weather, sea, and fishing forecasts leading up to our trip and advised us to go on the absolute best day, as always. It paid off. Captain picked us up at our dock right on time... More 

Thank Tiffany P
Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the boat with six people: 7 & 10 year old girls, a young couple with limited experience and 2 seasoned anglers. Captain Kevin was quick to size up the gang and tailored or trip to maximize everyone's fishing trip. We caught plenty of fish all day and everyone learned a thing or two-even the old salts. Highly... More 

Thank stanhaines27
Des Plaines, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reading the other reviews I'm wondering why our trip was different and not very enjoyable. Yes we caught fish, but we felt like Kevin wanted to be anywhere, but with us. To be clear I have chartered multiple times with three other skippers ( two retired) and expected a similar experience. It started out trolling for Wahoo which was not... More 

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kjgophish, Owner at Florida Keys Reel Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for the negative review! I ask all of my customers to leave a review and 5% actually do. This will be an educational tool for my future customers and many many people will read this. I hope everybody reads this review!! Here is where you went wrong, but first here is where I went wrong. I didn't judge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We caught 16 different species of fish. Captain Kevin was very informative and adaptive to the the changing fishing. We learned a lot about the type of fish we caught and what it takes to catch them. Seeing a couple of bull sharks was a bonus!! We had a great time!

1 Thank Jean R
The Jersey Shore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four had a great experience with Kevin on his Sea Cat. Despite some choppy waters, we were on the fish the entire day. I've never seen a captain work as tirelessly as Kevin. He was extremely patient with my 80 year old father-in-law as well as a novice fisherman. Don't hesitate to book your trip.

Thank Bogart45
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

My friends and I would highly recommend Florida Keys Reel Adventures - Captain Kevin was amazing! We caught at least 15 fish and Kevin was a great teacher for those of us that had limited fishing experience. After fishing, we snorkeled in three different locations where we saw nurse sharks and even a giant sea turtle (my favorite part)!! This... More 

Thank Lindsey W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I went on my first reef fishing trip with Captain Kevin. Captain Kevin is Awesome! I have never fished on the ocean. Kevin was patient, gave simplistic instructions and I was catching fish within minutes. Could not have asked for a better day. Book with Captain Kevin today!

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