• Sunset Boat Cruise… Friends, Family & Parties. Call Today

    There is no better way to enjoy the beautiful sunset in Key West than by boat. Best Key West Charters makes it easy for private groups… all you have to do is show up at the dock with friends and we’re ready to go. Using Best Key West Charters will make the difference between a […]

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  • CALL For Great Fishing Charters!

    Key West provides some of the best fishing in the World. Contact Best Key West Charters for 1/2 or full-day charters. We charter private groups during vacations and holidays and we charter for teams wanting to participate in championship events. When it comes to fishing in the Florida Keys, Fish with the Captain who’s lived […]

    Mar 09, 2010 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Fire Breathing from Mallory Square

    There’s nothing like watching the sunset at Mallory Square; with all the performers and little booths, the tricks and artists that put on a show every night at dusk. From cats and dogs and real life fire eaters, there is nothing like it anywhere in the contiguous 48 states. Possibly, the only better place to […]

    Mar 08, 2010 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Captain Robert Allen

    Key West has been home for over 32 years, allowing me the opportunity to spend a majority of my time on and around the water. As a Sergeant for the Key West Police Department, I work in the marine unit and am Director of Port Security. This city is always full of activities and tourists, […]

    Mar 07, 2010 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Majestic Sunsets in Key West

    Every sunset in Key West is the same and every sunset is quite different. While it happens every night close to the same time… people come to the western part of the island and watch the magnificent sun falling behind the vastness of the Gulf of Mexico. Best Key West Charters provides lasting memories every […]

    Mar 03, 2010 | 0 comments | View Post

About Your Captain

Captain Robert Allen

I’ve lived in the Florida Keys my entire life and Key West for the past 32 years. As far back as I can remember (and before I can remember) I’ve been on and around the water. It all started when I was 6 months old and my parents put me in a crib out on Looe Key while they were diving and snorkeling all day. I guess from that day forward it somehow got in my system that I was going to love the water.

When I was in 4th grade, I would fish before school and after… seems I could never get in enough fishing.

I had my first boat when I was 11. It was a 14 foot Malibu totally tricked out and powered with a 15 hp Evinrude. Wow… the things I did with that boat. I guess it was a little payback to my parents for leaving me alone in the crib.

I grew up and joined the Key West Police Department and, now after 22 years, it seems just like yesterday when I started. I’ve met a lot of characters and great people along the way and the one thing staying consistent over the years is my love for the water. I worked up the ranks to Sergeant, working Marine Patrol as dive team leader, and now as the Port Security Director for the Port of Key West.

I have had the pleasure to work and captain for wonderful people like Don Shula, Norman Schwarzkoph, Diana DeGarmo, George Poveromo and August Busch IV.

When I’m not on the water working… I’m on the water enjoying time with friends and family. The years have given me the opportunity to learn a lot about fishing and being a Captain in the Florida Keys.