Salty Goat Fishing Charters, LLC

Salty Goat Fishing Charters is glad to announce that they are once again available for trips after hurricane Irma and the ongoing recovery efforts!

Join their team for an unforgettable fishing trip in Key West, Florida. These water are abundant with delicious fish species you will be able to target with Captain Dan Bursma. He will teach you anything you need to know about fishing and make sure you are having a great day on the water.

Captain Dan will take you fishing in the reefs around Key West and put you on Mutton, Yellowtail, and Mangrove Snapper, as well as Black, Gag, and Red Grouper, and Amberjack. You will target the fish using light tackle, jigging, and bottom fishing techniques.

The Salty Goat is a 50-foot Markley commercial USCG inspected vessel, originally built in 1994 and restored in 2017. It is powered by a turbo diesel 400 HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots which means you will get to the reefs quickly and make the most of your fishing trip.

The vessel is fitted with the latest safety equipment such as life jackets, EPIRB, and a CPR-trained crew, as well as a GPS and a fishfinder. The boat is rated to carry over 30 passengers comfortably. Please note, all trips are shared.

Salty Goat Fishing Charters and their professional crew will be happy to bait your hook, reel in your fish, and put it in on the ice unless you want to release it. Once the trip is over, you can have your catch cleaned, filleted and bagged. The crew can recommend a local restaurant where you can have your fish cooked for a great end of the day!

Please check in at 8.30am for this trip.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip: Morning
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $75
    per person
    10 persons minimum
    Bottom fishing on the reefs around Key West Florida for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. The licensed and trained crew will do all they can to make sure you have a great day. They will be happy to bait your hook, remove your fish and put them on ice (that is unless you want to release them). And, when you return to the dock they will clean, filet and bag your catch so you can take them home or to one of the local restaurants to be cooked fresh for you. It is required to check in at 8:30 am.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip: Morning Child
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $60
    per person
    10 persons minimum
    Bottom fishing on the reefs around Key West Florida for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. The licensed and trained crew will do all they can to make sure you have a great day. They will be happy to bait your hook, remove your fish and put them on ice (that is unless you want to release them). And, when you return to the dock they will clean, filet and bag your catch so you can take them home or to one of the local restaurants to be cooked fresh for you. It is required to check in at 8:30 am.
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About the Captain

Salty Goat Fishing Charter
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
190 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
Born and Raised Florida Fisherman! True passion for showing True Key West to Visitors...The Water! Join us for a Good Time on the Water, and catch dinner while Your aboard the Salty Goat! Fish On! Goat Life!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Grunt Grunt
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Boat Specs

Markley (Commercial) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 400HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
26 persons

Types of Fishing

Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.87
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Angler Rating
171
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Brenner S.
Evansville, Wisconsin
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Would recommend 12/10

VERIFIED   May 24, 2019
This trip was absolutely perfect. It was the first fishing charter my dad and I have been on, and we were not disappointed....
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Chris M.
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Great Ship and Great Crew! Thanka!!

VERIFIED   NEW  September 28, 2019
Fantastic trip.  The fishing was great and the Capt. and crew were so helpful and made sure we were in the best spot to...
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Gil J.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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Fishing with Salty Goat

VERIFIED   June 4, 2019
We had a party of three with all of us fishing in the ocean for the first time. The crew did a great job keeping our reels...
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Scott C.
Crown Point, Indiana
 5.00
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Half day trip with Cpt. Mike

VERIFIED   April 30, 2019
We had a great day on the water. We caught plenty of fish for dinner and being my first time fishing the ocean you can imagine...
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Jaime B.
Bunnell, FL
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Awesome half day....tons of fish!

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
Took three kids out on an AM trip.  Caught enough fish for 3 dinners.  Crew took my boys separately on the back of...
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