In the beginning...
As a South Florida Native, Captain 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!
Captain Kiki worked for a long time in the commercial fishing industry before becoming a charter captain. Those who understand fishing know that commercial fisherman always make the best charter captains simply because they come from a profession where you had to catch fish to earn a paycheck, and they carry that drive with them as a charter captain.
When you live with the pressures that commercial fisherman face, you learn a lot of “tricks of the trade” that many charter fisherman never learn. This gives experienced commercial fisherman an edge when charter fishing in the Florida Keys and yields the best results for our customers.
An accomplished tournament captain...
Capt. Kiki is also an accomplished tournament captain, and he 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. Capt. Kiki has a true passion for the outdoors, and a love for fishing the Florida Keys. He has an exceptional passion for teaching anglers of all skill levels how it is done. 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 possible.
What Captain Kiki gives you...
His desire to teach new clients, and seasoned anglers alike, to become better fisherman is a benefit you don’t find in many charter operators here in the Florida Keys. Captain Kiki’s clients truly become better anglers from the start of the day until they are tied back up at the dock. 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 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. 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 that you are a part of the team. You are not just a customer to us but a friend. There’s no yelling or belittling. 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 most amazing experience for YOU!
For more than 20 years, we have been INCLUDING our customers in the process of catching these majestic game fish, and for us, that is the reward. Nothing can beat the smile of a client when they realize that their trophy game fish was hooked and caught all on their own!
“Kikki was an awesome captain and put us on some huge yellow fin snapper. My 12 yr old daughter just killed it with the advice of Kikki.
I cannot say enough about how great he treated my daughter and how great he made her feel.
My daughter and I have fished other places in the Key’s and this is by far the most experienced and welcoming captain we have ever had the pleasure to spend time with on the water. Thank you Kikki”
“Another amazing fishing trip with Capt. Kiki!”
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. We are excited when we get the opportunity to earn your business, and we 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. With us there is no stress, no screaming, and 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 ASAP!