While on the Jersey Key you will notice instantly that we run a clean, professional, and friendly operation. While fishing with us, you can be as hands-on or hands-off as you would like. We enjoy letting our customers cast and hook their own fish, but we have no problem hooking them for you if you’d like!

We pride ourselves in using all top-of-the-line tackle and keep everything in perfect condition. Whether looking for a relaxing day of family fishing on the reef or chasing trophy fish offshore we will make sure to meet your request! Our job is to catch you fish and that is what we do best! We will not sit in one spot and say sorry the fish just aren’t biting today. We will work hard and burn fuel to make sure your day is successful.

While on board you can play your own music on our Bluetooth stereo, kick back, unwind, and witness the beautiful and amazing fishing the Florida Keys waters have to offer.

Captain Mike will be taking your fishing aboard a beautiful 35’ Sea Hunter that is tournament rigged and ready for anything. This great vessel comes with all the amenities you need for a productive day including 3 livewells, large fish-boxes, seating, and plenty of shade for you to escape the heat. On the deck, there’s plenty of room for all anglers to be able to be involved while being comfortable.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $825
    Fish the beautiful reef that runs along the Florida Keys. Crystal blue waters surround us while still fishing in sight of land. Expect constant action on light tackle. Catches to expect are Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, and sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM – Reef
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $825
    Fish the beautiful reef that runs along the Florida Keys. Crystal blue waters surround us while still fishing in sight of land. Expect constant action on light tackle. Catches to expect are Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Mackerel, Grouper, and sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Reef and Wreck
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $950
    Drifting wrecks in 150'-300' of water. You can expect to hook into many hard-fighting fish! Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Mackerel, African Pompano, and Cobia are always a possibility! On the reef, you will have constant action with Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and Grouper. In the fall months, we will offer trolling for Wahoo early morning.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,050
    On the 6-hour offshore we will be looking to get into sailfish, mahi mahi, blackfin tuna, mackerel, and wahoo. On this trip we will be fishing the offshore blue waters using live baits, trolling, or kite fishing. We are looking for the trophy fish on these trips!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,300
    Longer trips give you the best chance of getting as many fish as possible on board. Be ready to do a little bit of everything! On these trips we often will come back with snappers on the reef, big muttons off the wrecks, sailfish, mahi, and possibly wahoo. Please let us know what you really would like to target and well be sure to be prepared!
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About the Charter Operator

Jersey Key Charters
Marathon, Florida, United States
48 Fishing Reports
220 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2018
Growing up with a captain for a father, Captain Michael was always on the water. He began as a first mate and worked his way up to being a full-time captain in 2008. Having spent summers in New Jersey and his winters in the Florida Keys, he relocated permanently to run his business out of Marathon, FL.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Snowy) Snowy Grouper

Boat specs

Sea Hunter (Center console) originally built in 2009, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
mahi, sailfish, tuna, and deep dropping
Reef Fishing
Constan action with great eating fish
Wreck Fishing
Target large mutton snappers!

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
3 large livewells
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
First mate always on board
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Suitable life jackets are provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 123 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Troy S.
Gladwin, MI
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Not our day.

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on November 11, 2022
My wife, her brother and I went out with Captain Mike on the 35 foot Sea Hunter. Captain Mike and his Mate worked very hard...
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Julie A.
Charlotte, NC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
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4.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

What an AWESOME day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on September 1, 2022
Mike and Dylan were absolutely AMAZING! The boat is spotless, the guys are friendly, happy, and ready to fish as soon as you...
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Michelle S.
Orlando, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on November 1, 2022
Capt. Mike and Quinn were amazing. We were in a nice size 35ft boat with plenty room. The crew is extremely knowledgeable and...
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Mark L.
Gallatin, TN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Spent two days with Mike

VERIFIED   Dinner & Show on July 8, 2022
I took 3 of my sons fishing over two days. Mike was very friendly, very accommodating, and very knowledgeable. We were treated...
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Kevin B.
Boiling Spring Lakes, NC
Excellent
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Full day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 12, 2022
We had a great time. Have chartered a few others in the past but this is the BEST. We fished for several types of fish but...
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FAQs about Jersey Key Charters

Jersey Key Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $825 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $825 per group - Half Day Trip AM – Reef (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Reef and Wreck (6 hours)
  • $1,050 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Jersey Key Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well 3 large livewells
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box One for catch, cooler for drinks
  • Radar

Trips booked with Jersey Key Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (First mate always on board)
  • Fishing License

Jersey Key Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (mahi, sailfish, tuna, and deep dropping)
  • Reef Fishing (Constan action with great eating fish)
  • Wreck Fishing (Target large mutton snappers!)

Jersey Key Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Jersey Key Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Snowy)
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Queen Snapper (Caribbean)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)