Let Adventures Of Manasota Key and Captain Jon Bauer take you to the best local bite! If you find yourself in Englewood, FL and craving some excellent fishing action, with Capt. Jon at the helm, you’re sure to find it.

Hop aboard his 24’ Seahunt center console that can comfortably fit up to 4 anglers and have them fishing at the same time. The boat sports all the necessary fishing gear, including a live bait well, quality navigational electronics, and a trolling motor to stay stealthy while stalking your prey.

You’ll be using excellent Penn and Daiwa tackle to get your catch into the boat, and at the end of the trip, the captain will clean and fillet whatever you decided to keep. If you’d like to do some fly fishing, it’s definitely an option, just make sure to inform your guide in advance and bring your own equipment.

When it comes to species you can target, there’s a slew of fish in these productive waters. Snapper and Grouper fishing is superb in the area, and Jack Crevalle, massive Amberjack, Cobia, Snook, and even Tarpon are all on the menu. If you’d like to go Shark fishing, there’s a specialized trip for passionate Shark chasers on offer.

Come with your best fishing buddies or your family, and your guide will go the extra mile for everyone to have a blast. All you need to come prepared for your fishing jaunt is a supply of drinks and food, and of course, good fishing mood.

Join Adventures Of Manasota Key and they’ll show you just how memorable fishing in southwest Florida can be!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Fish till you can’t fish anymore! On this 8-hour expedition, you can chase just about everything that’s biting – Amberjack, Cobia, Grouper and Snapper species, Redfish, Snook, Spanish Mackerel, and the list goes on. Quality tackle, licenses, and catch cleaning are included in the trip's price, so bring a supply of drinks, snacks, and food, and you're ready to fish to your heart's content.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $475
    Make the most of your morning and go fishing with a professional guide for 4 hours. There's a rich variety of fish that you can target and anything from Grouper and Snapper to Snook and Spanish Mackerel is in the cards. Everything you need will wait for you on board, so just pack some drinks and snacks and cast your line.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Night Shark Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 PM
    $475
    If Shark fishing sounds like the best way to spend your evening, then this is the excursion for you! Up to 3 people can join Capt. Jon and spend 4 hours going after Blacktip and other Shark species under the cover of night. All the tackle and licenses are included in the trip's price, you just need to show up with a good fishing appetite.
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About the Captain

Jon Bauer
Englewood, Florida, United States
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14 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since December 2019
Captain Jon Bauer has always been passionate about fishing, and for a long time, it's been his dream to have his own charter. For the past 2 decades, he explored the local waters of Englewood and these days, he knows all the best spots to find a bite. Capt. Jon loves putting people on the fish and organizing unforgettable angling moments.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Seahunt (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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David G.
Osteen, FL
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 8, 2021
After dodging a bad weather day we had an excellent afternoon trip and caught plenty of keepers for the family fish fry. Capt...
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Michael D.
Social Circle, GA
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Half day morning trip with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 16, 2021
We had a good time fishing with Captain Jon Bauer.  Both of my sons caught fish and they were so excited about catching the...
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Brad J.
Waunakee, WI
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BEST CHARTER EVER! Captain Jon is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Night Shark Fishing on February 23, 2021
My son and I have fished all over.  This was the best experience we have ever had!  Fishing for shark via moonlight was amazing. ...
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Parrish, FL
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Looking for tarpon

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 26, 2021
Captain headed for a location that were swarming in tarpon the last few days but today we found nothing.  Cruising to another...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 30, 2021
We had a great time, we fished 2 areas and had good luck in both spots. 4 sharks 2 Bonitas Several Spanish...
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FAQs about Adventures Of Manasota Key

Adventures Of Manasota Key offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip – Night Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Adventures Of Manasota Key, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Adventures Of Manasota Key include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (If requested )
  • Fishing License

Adventures Of Manasota Key offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 9 miles out in the state waters )
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Adventures Of Manasota Key offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Request in advance, customers bring their own gear)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Adventures Of Manasota Key include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tarpon