Everglades, Florida

 

Overview

Location:

Flamingo, Florida

Everglades National Park

Target Fish: 

Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and Bass

Time of Year: 

The creeks are open from the last Saturday in April through November 15th. Lake fishing is available year round.

Lodge Capacity: 

The 61’ Hatteras limited to 4 Guests

Nearest Large Airport: 

Miami International Airport

Documents Required: 

 

The third largest National Park in the lower 48, The Everglades is a pristine fishery with an endless maze of tall mangroves, chains of islands, and winding creeks teeming with wildlife. Only navigable by water using specialized shallow water skiffs, this is an enchanting remote wilderness, yet it’s only an hour and a half from Miami and its famous dining, music and nightlife. Fly fishing the Everglades is an experience anglers long for. Sprawling from Everglades City down to Florida Bay and the Keys, these protected waters and coastlines offer premium opportunities to target unpressured trophy fish such as tarpon, snook, redfish and bass among other species. Highlights of this unique wonder of nature are the 99-mile long Wilderness Waterway, The Ten Thousand Islands area and Chokoloskee Bay, areas undisturbed by daily human traffic. On the Outpost Mothership, you’ll enjoy these special places all by yourself, accompanied by your professional fishing guide, someone who can show you where to go, navigate the environment, and safely put you on the tarpon or snook you have dreamed about.Eleven guides and crew are passionate about fishing and protecting the National Park. The adventure begins in Everglades City, or Flamingo, the National Park Entrance where you can fish the ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ with the Mothership parked in the Shark River. A 45 minute skiff ride from the ramp will take you to the Mothership anchorages.

Fishing Program

The Everglades features one of the largest populations of resident tarpon anywhere in the country, and when those fish come out of the deep rivers, they come out like bears out of hibernation, HUNGRY! March and April are the real consistent magic in the glades, a time when migrating fish make there way north and mix with the resident population to create total angler anarchy. Some days we look around at free jumping, rolling fish and think there are more fish in one single bay than anywhere in the world. The beauty of the Everglades, unlike many tarpon fisheries, is that you can target these fish when the wind is blowing. Of course we all want calm weather, but unlike open water fisheries we know where to find these tarpon tucked up on an edge when the wind comes, and with protection from the fifty foot tall mangrove trees it’s no wonder this is one of the best places for an angler to land their first big tarpon on the fly. And there is no such thing as an 8-to-4 routine here. You can fish sunrise to sunset, all the while knowing the Mothership awaits your return, ready to refresh and recharge you.

Seasons

Accommodations

The 61’ Hatteras Mothership takes the live-aboard lifestyle to a new level, and while being out on the flats always takes top billing, why not hang-out, relax, eat, drink, sleep in unmatched comfort and style. And the key here is the outstanding crew—professional captain, gourmet chef, plus superior guides. The dedicated crew is there to pamper you. Your private chef prepares creative fresh Island cuisine each day on board, and packs your Yeti coolers with savory lunches, snacks, and ice cold drinks to keep your energy up when out on the skiffs. Or you can return to the ship for lunch and a midday break. At the end of the day, compare notes while sipping your favorite beverage and watching the sunset. And for supper? Enjoy artistic presentations of just-caught seafood and fresh produce topped off by a sumptuous dessert. Sleep peacefully in the well-appointed staterooms.

MOTHERSHIP DETAILS: 61 foot Hatteras• Capacity: 4 guests• 4 guest staterooms including: • Four single and double staterooms•Two shared bathrooms• Air-conditioning throughout the ship• Spacious living room/bar and kitchen with satellite TV• Fully equipped Glide and Beavertail skiffs• 27’ Regulator guest transport.

Getting There

Most arrivals are by commercial flights into Miami International Airport, which is serviced by all major airlines. Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport is also a good option, and ideal for private aircraft.

Once you arrive at the Miami International Airport you can pick up a rental car, or have our Host pre-arrange a private ground transfer to an area hotel, or directly to the Flamingo boat ramp.

PLEASE NOTE: If you arrive in Miami the night before your trip (or sooner), we can arrange your hotel, and a rental car or a private ground transfer to/from your hotel to Flamingo to begin your stay on the Mothership.

BY CAR: Most trips will begin and end in Flamingo, Florida. You can choose to drive yourself to Flamingo or we can arrange for a ground transfer. The ground transfer is at an additional charge. If you choose to drive yourself, we will send you a detailed map on how to arrive at the Flamingo boat ramp.

Everglades Anchorages:• A 90-minute drive from Miami International Airport to Flamingo.• A 60-minute drive from Miami Homestead General Aviation Airport to Flamingo• From Flamingo to Mothership, all anchorages are within 45 minutes for water transfer.

Rates

4 NIGHTS & 4 DAYS Starting at $19,200 USD for four Guests

5 NIGHTS & 5 DAYS Starting at $24,000 USD for four Guests

NOTES: • Season: March 1 – April 25• Maximum of 4 guests/anglers, intact groups only, no mixing of groups• Guided fishing with one or two anglers per guide• • Each guest with private stateroom• Two shared bathrooms.• Custom options and longer stays may be available on request.

INCLUSIONS: Guided fishing, fishing equipment and flies, chef-prepared breakfast, lunch, après, dinner, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

EXCLUSIONS: All round trip airfare from your hometown to Florida Airport (Miami International and Ft Myers are recommended airports), ground transfers from airport to Everglades boat ramp, optional hotels in Miami/Ft Myers area, gratuities to crew and guides.


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