DUCK KEY, Florida – March 24, 2014 – As one of the most well-known and sought-after fishing destinations in the world, the Florida Keys attracts novice and seasoned anglers alike for that once in the lifetime catch. According to Captain Rich Tudor, an acclaimed fisherman and host of the Saltwater Experience television show, Hawks Cay Resort is the best place in the Keys to get “hooked” on all the inshore and deep sea fishing action.
“The Keys has an interesting geography that just attracts the fish to come through here, and I think we have some of the best and most fun fishing in the world,” said Tudor. “Hawks Cay is an incredible place where people can fish for the first time or hone their skills. It’s the only place in the Southeast where guests can have a true resort destination experience with the benefit of having a marina at their doorstep with world-class guides.”
Situated in the lower-middle Keys on the secluded island of Duck Key, Hawks Cay offers guests easy access to some of the most desired inshore and offshore fishing in the region. Popular among professional fisherman as well as groups for family outings and even bachelor parties, fishing charters at Hawks Cay are the resort’s number one attraction.
“There is a real hunger out there for people to learn something new,” continued Tudor. “Whether it’s an eight year old who has never fished before or a salty fisherman looking to fine-tune his skills, this is one of those unique opportunities where someone can truly learn something new and create an experience that will be remembered forever, like reeling in a shark or catching dinner for the family.”
Fishermen at Hawks Cay have their choice of tranquil backcountry fishing or thrilling offshore excursions. With nearly perfect weather year-round attracting some of the most fun to catch species in the world, guests can cast a line any time for grouper, snapper, yellowtail, snook, permit and bonefish. However, the late spring through summer months mark the most popular time of the year as the 100 to 200 pound tarpon come through by the millions and the schools of mahi-mahi stir things up in the deep water. Plus the warm weather signals the arrival of calm days with more consistent fishing.
Guests have access to 12 offshore /reef and backcountry/flats charters out of Hawks Cay marina, which all offer half- and full-day charters. Fishing excursions can be booked through reservations at (877) 484-9342 or the marina dockside office for same and next day charters.
Shot and based out of Hawks Cay Resort, Saltwater Experience is one of the top-rated fishing shows on cable. Airing on NBC Sports Outdoors, Destination America, Sun Sports and the Sportsman Channel, Captains Rich Tudor and Tom Rowland take viewers on a weekly adventure through the areas surrounding the resort.
About Hawks Cay
Hawks Cay Resort, a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts and an AAA Four-Diamond award recipient, is the premier destination in all of the Florida Keys for outdoor fun. Alongside the emerald water of the Atlantic Ocean, guests enjoy offshore, flats and backcountry fishing; diving; kayaking; kiteboarding and standup paddleboarding programs; Cliff Drysdale tennis program; Segway tours and the only resort-based Dolphin Connection program with complimentary daily viewings. The 60-acre resort boasts 177 guestrooms and 225 two- and three-bedroom villas, a full-service marina, four restaurants, saltwater lagoon, five swimming pools, kid and teen clubs and the award-winning Calm Waters Spa. The resort was voted The Knot’s Best of Weddings pick in 2013.
For more information on Hawks Cay Resort as well as fishing and marina operations, please visit www.hawkscay.com or call (877) 484-9342. For information about the Florida Keys, please visit www.fla-keys.com.