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Address: 5555 College Rd, Key West, FL 33040-4307
Phone Number: +1 305-292-7212
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The Pioneers of organized private fishing, boating, sight seeing and eco...

The Pioneers of organized private fishing, boating, sight seeing and eco charters since 1993. What We offer: Backcountry fishing on board our Yellowfin Bay Boats that can carry 4 persons easily some with bathrooms and shade -- Flats Fishing on board our state of the art flats boats with veteran professional flats fishing guides -- Tarpon Fishing specialists in the harbor, out in the backcountry or on the flats -- Deep Sea Fishing charters for groups of 6 or less -- Wreck and reef fishing out to the Dry Tortugas -- Fun Snorkeling AND Fishing combo charters -- Sight seeing, eco tours, island hopping and more of What You Want To Do -- We are also Fly Fishing instructors and fly fishing guides. Dream Catcher Charters has set the standard for the Key West fleet with incredible customer service, impeccable clean new boats and talented guides that is seldom seen anywhere. Dream Catcher Charters is directed by veteran Key West Fishing guide Capt. Steven Lamp who has a philosophy that Only The Best Will Do.

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Awsome fishing experience

We had an awsome day backcountry fishing with Captain Nick. We went with our teens and Captain Nick gave good advice and had the focus on the youngsters. From the first call Dream... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Anna M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an awsome day backcountry fishing with Captain Nick. We went with our teens and Captain Nick gave good advice and had the focus on the youngsters. From the first call Dream Catchers were acting really professional and were not as pushy as some other charter companies which we appreciated. We felt Dream Catchers gave a very serious impression... More 

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1 Thank Anna M
Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and recommendation about my company. Sounds like you all had a nice time. Thanks for mentioning about the non pushy part. We strive to be easy going and I think many of our customers realize our trips are about them.. Hope you enjoyed the rest of Your Key West experience. More 

Maquon, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I'm one of those hard headed people that insists on targeting an out of season fish in an effort to sabotage their own charter. Capt John offered his guidance against my wish, but said he'd accommodate it however he could. I was in Key West for a work trip and lucked out on booking... More 

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4 Thank Judd M
Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your well rounded review. Lots of insight to how we operate each and everyone of our charter based off our clients needs and the conditions presented for the day. Sounds like you had a great day with Merlin (Capt. John). Thanks for your great review.. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I just did a 3/4 day back country trip with Captain Tommy and it was unbelievable! We caught 11 different species of fish with the jacks and sharks being the largest. Captain Tommy was great. If we were not getting bites at a spot, we'd move to a new spot. When we did hook a fish, he... More 

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2 Thank mitchlabuda
Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this review

This time of the year Species are the name of the game. Sounds like you had a great time with Jester (Capt Tommy). Thanks for pointing out that as fishing guides are not happy unless you are catching fish or we are doing everything in our power to make it happen. More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Took two trips in one week with these guys and got skunked both times. Reason was lack of knowledge of changing weather conditions. As long as it's the familiar weather they may be great but if anything changes they are all stumped. I have fished with guides from Spokane to offshore at the outer banks and all knew how to... More 

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1 Thank Nathan s
Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this review

We provided the exact trips this angler asked for.. This review is not at all an accurate account of how his 4 hour or 6 hour trip went, fishing with us. He and his girlfriend did not get skunked. Both of his fishing guides bent over backward to try and give him exactly what he requested. The first day he... More 

Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Booked a last minute fishing trip (back country) and we had a great time. Not a ton of fish biting but at least caught a few. Our captain "Merlin" was knowledgable, professional and very helpful. I really appreciated the Dream Catcher's teamwork, prompt responses and great day on the water. We will book with them again as well as recommend... More 

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2 Thank Tracey S
Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of our company. We strive to show folks the best time possible. Thanks for mentioning about the team. We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are a lot of charter fishing guides in the Keys. Everyone wants an opportunity to get a Tarpon on leader but very few guides really make that happen as frequently as Dream Catchers. This is a charter company with multiple guides fishing diverse areas and collaborating to affect the next trip so that every customer has the best opportunity... More 

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3 Thank Bruce W
Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this review

We do love our tarpon fishing. Thanks for sharing with the Trip Advisor community those kind words. More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I booked the 8hr "All in Wonder" trip with Dream Catcher Charters Captain Hugh last week. GREAT TIME!! We started out on the Reef catching a wide variety of great fish (yellowtail snappers, jacks, grouper, barracuda, etc.), we worked our way into the Flats for some more barracuda and hooked a 60lb lemon shark then worked the... More 

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Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this review

Sounds like a great day on the water. Thanks for sharing your exciting adventure. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We booked two separate trips with Dream Catcher Charters. The first trip, we wanted to target sharks, the second we wanted to experience fly-fishing. The first trip was a 6 hours with Capt. John "Merlin". He was very astute in reading the water and weather to help track down fish. We started off by catching our bait fish which was... More 

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5 Thank Drew R
Steven L, Owner at Dream Catcher Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Through the years we have strived to help folks learn fly fishing the patient way. Sounds like you all had a well rounded experience. First fish on fly... Congrats! Well done! More 

Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us went out with Captain John R. on a morning trip for my boyfriends birthday. First, the boat was great. Very clean, well organized and John was very professional making sure everyone was ready to go. Started out by catching some Mutton snapper which was a lot of fun. Then we went to catch som Barracuda; also great.... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Went out with Captain John "Merlin" and had a extremely great time. He was giving us a taste of the variety the KEYS have to offer. Sharks, Barracuda, Needle Fish, Yellow Tail you name it. We told him we wanted to stretch lines and were not concerned about putting food on the table just memory's in the brain!!!

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