As a South Florida Native, Capt. Kieran “Kiki” Ferrer began fishing as soon as he was able to hold a fishing rod, and if you ask his father, it was humorously earlier than that! With strong influences from his father and grandfather, Capt. Kiki learned the ropes of fishing the waters of South Florida and the Florida Keys at a very early age and never looked back!
He has spent a lot of time commercial fishing, not just charter fishing, and those “in the know” know that commercial fisherman always make the best charter captains simply because they came from a place where you had to catch fish to make a paycheck, and they carry that feeling with them as a charter captain.
It also doesn’t hurt that when you live with the pressures that a commercial fisherman faces, there are a lot of “tricks of the trade” that many charter fisherman never learn. This definitely yields the best results for our customers, because catching is the only option.
Capt. Kiki is also an accomplished tournament captain and has won many sailfish and Dolphin tournaments throughout the Florida Keys. He is very well versed in the Bahamas, and the lower Florida Keys including the Dry Tortugas as well. Capt. Kiki has a true passion for the outdoors, and especially for fishing and teaching anglers of all skill levels. His passion is evident as soon as our clients step on the boat as he has a genuine desire to make your experience the best it can possibly be.
His desire to teach new clients, and seasoned anglers alike, to become better anglers and to truly become better from the start of the day until you are tied back up at the dock is an experience you don’t find in many charter operators here in the Florida Keys. His level of patience, and perseverance, to make your day the absolute best day you have ever had on the water is simply inspiring to watch. It’s even better when you get to see what your catch looks like at the end of the day!
The real beauty is in the teaching, and the fact that at the end of the day you will be able to say “I DID IT”! You didn’t have someone hooking fish and handing you a rod all day to just reel in the fish, you actually made it happen, and can take great pride in the fact that “YOU DID IT”! There are few things more rewarding while fishing than making it happen when the opportunity presented itself, and through some really great teaching, patience, and perseverance, “YOU DID IT”!
We realize not everyone does this every day like we do, and we welcome all levels of experience, and will provide the patience needed to ensure you are a part of the team, not just a customer. There’s no yelling, or belittling, and we understand that we aren’t going to catch every fish that bites, even though we will certainly try. This is about having FUN first off, not to show the rest of the guys on the dock how “awesome” we are. This is YOUR day, and we will do everything in our power to ensure this is the best experience for YOU!
For more than 20 years we have been INCLUDING our customers in the process of catching these majestic gamefish, and for us, that is the reward. Nothing can beat the smile of a client when they realize that their trophy gamefish was hooked and caught all on their own!
Our mission is simple, we want to put together a great catch for you, your family, and your friends, and have a lot of fun doing it! We welcome all skill levels, ages, families, and any other combination you can think of. We are excited when we get the opportunity to earn your business, and will do everything in our power to keep it! Give us a chance to earn your business, and you will see why more than 90% of our clientele is either repeat or referral. We are all about building relationships, and having a fun day on the water. No stress, no screaming, no belittling like you might find with less experienced boats and crews.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Capt. Kiki and All Lit Up Charters, and we hope to hear from you soon! Please fill out our contact form below and we will contact you back ASAP!