Absolut Fishing Charters
ABSOLUT FISHING KEY WEST, Inc. is family owned and operated by Captain Craig Eubank, his wife Lisa, and their three sons.
The ABSOLUT is our primary offshore vessel, a 40-foot Key West built Sportfish providing Full Day, ¾ Day, and Half Day Charters. (Prices are: $900, $750, and $600, respectively) We can also provide other vessels for specialized charters. All vessels can accommodate up to 6 passengers and are outfitted for comfort as well as catching fish. We use only top of the line bait and tackle, Penn and Shimano rods and reels and have all necessary safety equipment and meet all legal requirements. Our experienced and courteous crew will go the extra mile to make your Key West Fishing trip one that you will always remember.
The bridge of the ABSOLUT is equipped with of the latest electronics and safety equipment and provides a 360-degree view. A full-size head (restroom) is located forward in the cabin for your convenience.
The spacious cockpit is where the real action is! Fish can be hooked and landed from any of the six large Pompanette fighting chairs and the ABSOLUT’s large fishbox can hold as much legal and edible fish as we can catch! Your Captain and crew will provide you with the equipment and instruction to help you land the trophy of a lifetime. All licenses, ice, bait, and fishing tackle are provided. You bring what you want to eat and drink; we take care of the rest!
The ABSOLUT’s twin Yanmar Diesel engines assure a quick run to the reef. With almost 800 horsepower, the ABSOLUT is one of the most powerful sportfishing charter boats in Key West! This is truly deep-sea fishing at its best!
Everything from Marlin and Sailfish to reef and wreck fishing are within easy range of the Key West City Marina. The speed of the ABSOLUT gives you more time fishing and less time traveling. Deep-water wreck fishing is one of our specialties along with Shark fishing, and bottom fishing. Live bait can be provided with advance notice.
Taxidermy service is available to preserve that catch of a lifetime.
Please remember that, as with all charterboats, the mate is there to assist you and provide a memorable day on the water. It is customary to Tip the mate for superior service.
Captain Craig Eubank has been a Captain in Key West since 1986. Originally from North Carolina, he attended school at Indiana University and briefly toured with various Rock and Roll bands in Indianapolis and Dallas, Texas before moving to Key West, Fl. (see Craig’s Music page).
His first Key West job was working as a treasure salvage diver for the late, great Mel Fisher and his Treasure Salvors
Inc. Craig’s job as Engineer and U/W cameraman gained him extensive knowledge of the history and sea-life around the Florida Keys.
After 3 years of working for Treasure Salvors Inc., he began his career as a charter boat Operator. Throughout the 90′s, Captain Craig has fished
many different vessels including his own light-tackle boat “Strato-Caster” and, of course, the “Mr. Z.”
He has spent years fishing the waters off Key West, the Marquesas Keys, the Dry Tortugas and more than three dozen trips to Habana, Cuba, as far
west as Cabo San Antonio.