Captain Kris Bacen Charters


Isla, FL


Lorelei Restaurant & Cabana Bar
Isla, FL 33036
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Leaving from Islamorada, fishing for Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Tarpon and Permit leads an angler to beautiful and diverse fishing areas.
From deep in the Everglades, through the Florida Bay, and along the entire Oceanside coast of the Florida Keys world class fishing and unforgettable experiences await...


Capt. Kris Bacen

Born in Hollywood Florida, I’ve lived on the water my entire life. I was raised in a family that spent free time either fishing or playing music and I have few childhood memories not somehow linked to one or the other.
As a young boy, I remember learning south Florida’s backcountry one piece at a time (some lessons learned harder that others!). I continued to explore further and further, fascinated then, as I am now, by the beauty and complexity of this wilderness.

I attended Eckerd College in St Petersburg on a music scholarship where I took the opportunity to study and to Snook fish on Florida’s west coast. I graduated with a degree in environmental studies, which taught me the scientific explanations for what I had been witnessing in nature throughout my life. Everything fit together as I gained a deeper understanding of what exactly was happening at my favorite fishing spots, and why. It seems that I still use and build on that knowledge every day as a guide.

I received my One Hundred Ton US Coast Guard Captain’s license while I was still attending college. Afterwards, I moved to Islamorada permanently, where I played music and worked on boats until starting my own charter business.

Ever since, I’ve guided full time, and I have learned how enjoyable it is providing other anglers with experiences similar to those which have shaped my own life.


What to bring:

I supply all top quality tackle, or bring your own if you wish. I also tie all my own flies, or can make recommendations if you wish to bring your own.
For light Spin Tackle fishing, live bait will be furnished.
A cooler with ice will be provided on board. Just bring whatever you wish to eat and drink, plus polarized sunglasses, a hat, sun block and a jacket (weather depending).


1/2 Day, 4 Hours - $400.00
3/4 Day, 6 Hours - $475.00
Full Day, 8 Hours - $550.00
· Rate for one or two persons.
· $100.00 deposit required to secure the booking.
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Both weather and tide stages are critical to a successful day's fishing. To maximize the fishing opportunities, Captain Kris owns and operates two different skiffs for his charters.

A 16 ‘ Hell’s Bay provides easy access to remote, shallow areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Its’ stealth and agility also allows for making the most of every possible opportunity while sight fishing.

Maverick Mirage HP allows for comfortable fishing and running in more open water and choppy conditions. Though versatile, both are especially well suited for Kris’ most frequent quarry, the Bonefish.

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Weather for 3NM WSW Islamorada FL

  • Tonight
    Variable winds 5 kt or less. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.   Seas 1 ft or less.
    Low 82
  • Tuesday
    Variable winds 5 kt or less. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.   Seas 1 ft or less.
    High 95
  • Tuesday Night
    Variable winds 5 kt or less. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 9pm.   Seas 1 ft or less.
    Low 82
  • Wednesday
    Variable winds 5 kt or less. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9am.   Seas 1 ft or less.
    High 94
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