About TAN MAN & Captain Matt Davis

Welcome to TAN MAN fishing charters, one of the top rated charter fishing charter in Islamorada, Florida. We provide charter fishing trips for offshore, reef and wreck fishing, and more along Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

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Our full-service guided Islamorada fishing charters are run by crews with years of experience using only professional-quality tackle and gear.

Whether you dream of chasing schools of yellowtail on the reef, pulling big grouper out of the depths, or venturing offshore to chase sailfish, our crew at TAN MAN Charters will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience out on the water.

TAN MAN is equipped with the latest safety and fish-finding gear, and offers a comfortable air-conditioned salon, which allows you to escape the sun and give you somewhere to cool off. We welcome families and anglers regardless of their fishing expertise. TAN MAN enjoys taking family charters; there is nothing like spending a day on the water with your loved ones.

Plan your best fishing trip yet today

Make your visit to the Keys an unforgettable one. Book a fishing charter, or give us a call to discuss your options. We’re always here to help.

The TAN MAN charter boat running offshore in Islamorada, Florida Keys.

The Vessel

The TAN MAN is a 44′ Henriques, which are known for their large cockpit allowing for plenty of room to experience all of the aspects that go into a day on the water.

Air Conditioned Salon

Large air-conditioned salon, with dinette and a comfortable couch to relax on after catching that big one, or, if you just want to get out of the sun.

top-of-the-line fishing tackle

Meticulously maintained for reliable performance.

latest safety equipment

We ensure a safe, fun experience.

GPS full of hot spots

We target species such as as dolphin (mahi-mahi), sailfish, grouper, snapper, wahoo, tuna, cobia, kingfish and amberjack.

Professional Crew

Raised in the Florida Keys, our team will provide everything you need to learn the ropes and enjoy an unforgettable fishing experience.


What should I bring?

For a fun-filled day of fishing, we recommend bringing the following items to help protect yourself from the skin, and stay properly hydrated and nourished the whole day:
-Polarized Sunglasses
-Beverages of choice
-Snacks / Lunch
Note: Like most service industries, it is customary to tip the captain / mate 18 - 20% for excellent service.

What is included?

Fishing Licenses
If you are fishing with a licensed captain on our charter boat,  you will not need a license. All licensing costs are covered as a part of your trip costs.

Bait & Tackle
Our fishing charter bookings include all necessary bait and tackle to help prepare you for a successful day out on the water.

Professional Rods & Reels
Our crew provides Penn rods and reels for all fishing expeditions as part of the cost of your trip. You are welcome to bring your own equipment.

Expertise and Local Knowledge

Cooler with Ice

Cleaning/Fileting your catch

What Species of Fish will we target?

The offshore waters here hold hundreds of different species of fish. The two most popular fish we target are Dolphin (spring, summer) and sailfish (fall, winter); both are so popular and bountiful that they are referred to as dolphin season and sailfish season. However, there are many other types of fish we target and many we catch as a by-catch when targeting something else. View our fishing calendar of commonly caught fish and the optimal times to target them.

A fishing chart that shows what fish are targeted during a particular season.

How Many people can fit on the tan man?

There is a maxiumum 6 persons per boat. We cater to families and can also arrange to reserve another boat for larger parties that may require two or more boats.

What if there is severe weather?

In case of severe weather, the captain will decide to either delay, reschedule, or cancel the trip. In the event the trip is cancelled, the deposit will be refunded.

Deposits, payments, refund policy

A $400 deposit is required at the time reservations are made. Balances due will be charged to the card on file on your reservation date.

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you cancel outside the 48 hour window of your reservation date your deposit will be refunded.

If reservations are cancelled inside the 48 hour window of your reservation date your entire deposit is non-refundable.

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Captain Matt Davis

Bud n' Mary's Marina
79851 Overseas Highway
(Mile marker 79.8) Oceanside,
Islamorada, Florida Keys