Cheeca Lodge & Spa Presidential Sailfish Tournament January 26-28

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Cheeca Lodge & Spa to Host 28th Annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament January 26-28, 2018 at Whale Harbor

Tournament welcomes anglers to the sportfishing capital of the world and to the third leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Series benefiting the Islamorada Charter Boat Association

Cheeca Lodge & Spa will host its 28th annual Presidential Sailfish Tournament January 26 – 28, 2018, at Whale Harbor’s new banquet facility. The Presidential is the third leg of the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship, featuring 14 Gold Cup boats and benefiting the Islamorada Charter Boat Association.

Cheeca’s prestigious all-release sailfish tournament kicks off on Friday, January 26, with a welcome cocktail party, rules meeting and dinner, followed by two days of fishing. The Early entry fee is $675 for the first angler; additional anglers are $625, with up to four anglers per boat. After January 12, 2018, the entry fee for the first angler is $775, and each additional angler is $725. Additional social tickets for the kick-off dinner and awards presentation are available for purchase.

Those also entered in the Florida Keys Gold Cup Sailfish Championship of three tournaments will vie for additional Gold Cup awards, a Championship Ring, cash prizes and the coveted Gold Cup Trophy. It is not necessary to be registered for the Gold Cup to compete in the Cheeca Presidential Sailfish Tournament.

For more information, please contact Lisa Thornhill at (305) 517-4512 or by email at For entry forms, tournament rules and a schedule of events, visit the tournament website at

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