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Hello From the Florida Keys!

The Cloud Nine is a South Florida custom-built 48-foot sportfish powered by 2021 super clean MAN diesel engines. She is custom rigged and serves us as an excellent blue water fishing platform. The interior of the boat is air conditioned and comfortable for six people.

We take pride in a clean boat and a well-appointed salon for your enjoyment. We run a tight ship!


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The Cloud Nine - Offshore and Reef

Full Day (8 hrs) and Half day (4.5 hours) trips
Starting at $2,200 for a full day and $1,200 for a half day trip

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Swordfish Trips

Starting at $3,000 for a Custom Swordfish trip

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The Little Nine - Flats

Full Day (8 hrs) and Half day (4.5 hours) trips
Includes 2 people at $850 for a full day and $550 for a half day trip (add 1 person for $150 extra for a full day and $100 for a half day)

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Tournaments and Bahamas trips

Custom to your needs. Call for details.

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Multiple-Day Packages

Custom to your needs and includes lodging on a custom basis. Call for details.

We normally leave the dock on a full-day trip at 6:30am and return between 3 and 3:30pm. We also offer half-day trips from 6:30 am to 11:00 am and 11:30 to 4 pm. All tackle and licenses are provided for your trip.

Featured Gear

We have all the fishing toys. We feature Gloomis fly, spinning, trolling, and teaser rods as well as several custom built high end rods. All outfitted with Tibor, Daiwa and Shimano reels, you might even get to fish some prototype stuff during your trip with us. Why all the great tackle? We love to catch big fish on light line. We catch our own live bait every day so it is fresh and ready to catch your fish. On my boat, you are the one who catches the fish. Our job is to guide you to some great fishing no matter the level of your skill. We entertain anglers of all levels throughout the year and enjoy everyone. Because we are blessed with a rich, year-round fishery here in Islamorada we try to center our fishing efforts on what is biting while you are here. Our main goals are to have FUN and catch fish. If you have a specific target species in mind we are more than happy to focus our efforts on catching them for you.

What to Bring

If you have your own tackle that you prefer you are welcome to bring it along. Our charter services included everything you will need for your trip except your lunch and drinks. Please come and join us for the Islamorada fishing trip of a lifetime. You are welcome to give me a call and discuss what trip is right for you and what will be biting when you are here. Go here for my contact info or here for Reservations. If you are stuck and can’t come to the Keys right now check out my Islamorada Fishing Report. I update it often with new stuff. It will keep you dialed in on what’s biting around here and ease the sting of not being on board the Cloud Nine catching fish… you can also follow us on our Social media channels Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. Stay Tuned!


We provide high end fishing adventures for anglers of all abilities. We regularly entertain experienced anglers, corporate groups, and families of all ages. Our guests find that they learn from every adventure and we have many clients who have fished with us for more than 20 years. Check out our testimonials here:….

  • Capt Greg is a great fisherman – Entertaining, knowledgeable and friendly. He finds the fish and has all the tools. Not all fishing guides care – Capt Greg certainly does. A trip on the Cloud Nine is one high quality outdoor experience.

    Bob S.
    Bob S.
  • I’ve been fishing with Greg for years now and without a doubt, The Cloud Nine works harder to catch fish than just about anyone…He cares about doing what needs to be done to find fish and make sure you have a great day on the water.

    Brandt S
    Brandt S.
  • Been fishing with Captain Greg for the last 13 years and he never disappoints. He is very knowledgeable in all aspects of saltwater fishing which allows for a successful day regardless of the situation. He also goes above and beyond to make sure that you have the best experience possible.

    Craig R.
    Craig R.
  • I am inexperienced with deep sea fishing, having only been on one other charter many years prior, but Captain Greg and his crew made me feel very welcome and comfortable. They were also very knowledgeable, which helped me learn a lot during the charter, catch many different varieties of fish, and really enjoy my experience! Having joined the charter with my family, who were mixed in fishing experience levels, I can confidently say that that the Cloud Nine is a great choice for new and advanced fishermen alike!

    Emma K
    Emma K.
  • I have fished with Capt. Greg Eklund on the Cloud Nine for 8 plus years. What started as a hobby quickly became semi-professional as we started fishing tournaments together and have enjoyed doing well and winning several events. Whether you are looking for recreational or professional fishing you can’t go wrong with Capt Greg. Either way you are guaranteed to have a great day on the water!

    Josh J
    Josh J.

Ready to Book Your Next Fishing Charter?

Reserve your spot to experience world-class Islamorada fishing with Capt. Greg Eklund and his crew aboard the Cloud Nine.