About Us

Back Country Key West Charters

Captain Ralph Thoren, along with his wife, Jane, spearhead the operation.  Ralph has over 20 experience in the chartering business.  Proudest accomplishment is “our safety record.”   The best in the industry.  We have been chartering out of Key West since 2006.  Our sister operation YKNOT CHARTERS does deep water liveaboard scuba diving and fishing trips locally and multiday to Dry Tortugas.

Our boat, “Backcountry,” is a 24 foot Starcraft deckboat with a custom built aluminum overhead rack capable of carrying 4 paddlelboartds.  She is powered by a 4 stroke 175 hp Suzuki outboard.  This engine is so quiet, you won’t know it’s running.  We park on a ground level hardrack,  allowing us to keep up with maintenance and bottom inspections.   Typically run out of Stock Island Marina, but we can bring boat to you on custom requests.

Crew and guide, Mark Malin. 

Mark served his Country with the US Navy.  He loves scuba diving and is an accomplished diver working toward divemaster.  Mark also likes fishing.  He has previous experience as a commercial fisherman on various fishing boats.   Mark has been with us since purchase of “Backcountry.” He knows the boat and the water.

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