Salty Goat Fishing Charters

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 waters 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.

The Salty Goat is a 50’ 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. It’s rated to carry over 30 passengers comfortably. Please note, all trips are shared.

Capt. 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 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!

Come and explore the plentiful waters of Key West on an exciting trip with Salty Goat Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Adults
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $150
    price breakdown
    $150
    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, fillet, 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 for you to check in at 8:30 a.m.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Children
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $120
    price breakdown
    $120
    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 (unless you want to release them). And when you return to the dock they will clean, fillet, and bag your catch so you can take it home or to one of the local restaurants. It is required to check in at 8:30 a.m. The minimum age for kids is 8, under supervision.
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About the Captain

Salty Goat Fishing Charter
Key West, Florida, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
197 Customer Reviews
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Member since May 2017
Born and raised Florida fisherman! A true passion for showing the true Key West to visitors... the water! Join us for a good time on the water, and catch dinner while you're aboard the Salty Goat! Fish On! Goat Life!

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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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

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

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 197 reviews
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Caught 10 fish! Such an awesome time!
Caught 10 fish! Such an awesome time!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Mark P.
Mason, TX
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VERIFIED   July 1, 2020
Oh my gosh! So much fun! Crew is professional and exceptionally helpful. Even with an I Love Lucy client! I caught my first...
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Port Byron, IL
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Good times on the Salty Goat.

VERIFIED   February 29, 2020
Windy but fun. Caught fish at every stop. Moved when the bite slowed. Captain and crew are top notch people. Good sailors,...
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Jaime B.
Norfolk, Virginia
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Caught 10 fish! Such an awesome time!

VERIFIED   November 17, 2019
Had the best day on the Salty Goat! Captain Dan and his crew always help me enjoy fishing. I’m a girly, girl, but they helped...
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Marion S.
MEADOWBRK FRM, KY
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VERIFIED   December 31, 2019
The fishing was a little slow at the outset. The crew went into overdrive to get things going. We changed fishing spots several...
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Tracy T.
Siler City, NC
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Awesome trip

VERIFIED   December 1, 2019
Caught lots of delicious fish! Went out to a restaurant that cooked it for us that night and it was awesome. Wish the big one...
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