Key West Viking Challenge

When: April 9 - April 12, 2025

Where: Dante's Tiki Bar, 700 Front St, Key West, FL 33040

The Key West Challenge 2025 is set to take place from April 9-13 in Key West, Florida, offering an exciting fishing tournament for both seasoned anglers and families. The event kicks off on Wednesday, April 9, with registration opening at 4:00 PM at Dante's Tiki Bar, followed by cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 5:00-7:00 PM, and a captains meeting and rules interpretation from 6:00-7:00 PM. The main highlights include fishing competitions with lines in at 8:30 AM and weigh stations opening at 3:00 PM on both Thursday and Saturday, with catch reports due by 5:30 PM. Special events include a welcome buffet on Thursday evening, a pool party lunch, a kids dock tournament, a poker run, and docktails with a Viking demo on Friday. The event culminates with an awards dinner on Saturday evening at Opal Key Pier.To register for the Key West Challenge, you can attend the registration session on April 9 at Dante's Tiki Bar or email after securing a slip at one of the participating marinas. Special events for kids include the Kids Dock Tournament on Friday from 2:00-3:00 PM at the Galleon Fishing Dock. The rules for participating in the Key West Challenge will be discussed during the captains meeting on April 9 from 6:00-7:00 PM.To book a slip at one of the participating marinas, you can contact the dockmasters directly:

  • A & B Marina: 700 Front Street, 800-223-8352
  • The Galleon: Dockmaster Tom Lindstrom, 619 Front Street, 800-6-MARINA
  • Conch Harbor Marina: Dockmaster Dylan Doyle, 951 Caroline Street, 305-294-2933
  • Key West Bight Marina: Dockmaster Prince Rengiil, 201 William Street, 305-809-3984
  • Opal Key Marina: Dockmaster Chad Cunningham, 245 Front Street, 855-366-8045

Once you have secured your slip, email to register your boat with Viking. For more information, follow the event on Facebook and Instagram, and check out the gallery, video, 2024 results, rules, and 2025 schedule on the event's website. Don't miss out on this thrilling adventure where the sea meets excitement!