Sun Dancer Charters

5710 US Highway 1, Key West, FL 33040

(305) 797-4032


Engaging in light tackle sport fishing and fly-fishing since 1980, Captain Mark Schmidt offers an enjoyable and stress-free fishing experience in the Lower Keys and Key West. Whether a novice or a veteran angler, everyone can appreciate the time spent on water, catching a variety of fish species under his guidance. His boats, the "Sun Dancer," a Conch 27' center console, and the Dolphin 18' Back Country Pro, have seen numerous world record catches, and also guided novices to their first trophy fish. The pristine waters around Key West, abundant with wildlife and remote keys ideal for family lunches, enhance the fishing experience. Key West, where the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico meet, offers a unique fishing opportunity with a variety of fish, from sailfish, tuna, grouper, and snapper, to tarpon, bonefish, permit, barracuda, sharks, jacks, cobia, and kingfish. While Schmidt doesn't publicly share his rates, he assures they are competitive, and offers custom charters and standard outings, varying from half to full-day experiences. Fishing licenses, tackle, bait, and ice coolers for food and drinks are provided. Contact him for custom packages and rates tailored to your needs.