SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters from Islamorada invite you on an unforgettable adventure. It offers trips for anglers of all skill levels. Whether you’re looking for just a two-hour inshore trip or a 13-hour Swordfish night trip, the crew has you covered. The trips are available year-round, so there’s always something to catch and fillet.

You’ll be fishing on a custom 45’ Buddy Harris boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. New Cummins QSM11 engine installed in 2019. This offshore vessel is equipped with an air-conditioner, mezzanine seating, bean bags, and two large Yeti coolers for fish and drinks. The boat has a full-size electric flush head, big sofas, a refrigerator, a microwave, and quality tackle including Shimano rods and reels. There are also large dual livewells with three pumps to keep large quantities of live bait in order to maximize your chances of an epic catch.

Depending on which fishing grounds you visit, you can go after different types of Snapper, Shark, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Trolling the offshore spots can get you Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Mackerel, Bonito, and Wahoo. For hard-core anglers, there’s always the Swordfish chase, packed with adrenaline and tight lines.

All fishing equipment and fishing licenses are included in the price. The crew will also clean and fillet your catch. Make sure you pack some food and drinks for the day. Families with children are welcomed aboard.

SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters always strives for great service and do their best to make your time on the boat become something you’ll remember for years to come. Pick a trip and join the crew!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark/Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $500
    A great trip for those who don't want to venture as far offshore and still see some big fish or sharks! Most of these sharks are catch and release only. If you don't want to hook them, you can chum and feed them. This trip is custom to your needs, 2-4 hours. It will depart at 5:00 p.m. but you can take a last-minute trip anytime the day of based on availability. Gratuity is not included. It is customary to tip your captain and mate 15-20% of your trip price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $1,040
    This trip gives the option for trolling or bottom fishing/chumming for Yellowtail. The run out is usually less than 20 minutes. Great trip for young kids or those who have never been offshore but would like a decent shot at big fish or some action on the reef. Trolling for Mackerel, Bonito, and Wahoo. Explore reefs for Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Rainbow runners, jacks and mackerels. Gratuity is not included. It is customary to tip your captain and mate 15-25% of your trip price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $1,040
    This trip gives the option for trolling or bottom fishing/chumming for Yellowtail. The run out is usually less than 20 minutes. Great trip for young kids or those who have never been offshore but would like a decent shot at big fish or some action on the reef. Trolling for Mackerel, Bonito, and Wahoo. Explore reefs for Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Rainbow runners and jacks. Gratuity is not included. It is customary to tip your captain and mate 15-25% of your trip price.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $1,100
    Same as our daytime 4-hour trip but avoid the daytime heat!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,350
    This trip is similar to 4-hour trips but gives you more time to target a variety of species, as you can visit more fishing spots and change techniques frequently. Go after Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Bonito, Wahoo, Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, and many more. Gratuity is not included. It is customary to tip your captain and mate 15-20% of your trip price.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $1,350
    Reef fishing can be really good at night! Stay out of the hot sun to catch yellowtail, mutton snapper, grouper, shark, barracuda and more!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,600
    The standard Islamorada fishing trip. You'll catch live bait on the reef, troll for everything, or focus on the seasonal species and then drop the anchor for reef action. Experienced anglers, feel free to make requests for certain fish – it won't be like the bad karaoke you experienced the night before! The departure is usually at 7:00 a.m. but you can leave as early as 6:30 a.m. or late as 9:30 a.m. Gratuity is not included. It is customary to tip your captain and mate 15-20% of your trip price.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Swordfish Daytime
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $2,550
    Daytime swordfishing is a highly technical form of bottom fishing for one of the most epic creatures to swim the globe. You'll use quality tackle, including LP Reels mounted on custom-built rods by CheckN Bottom and Shimano Tiagra 50Ws. Islamorada has the best opportunity to catch Swordfish anywhere in the world. There are also occasional Mahi and Sailfish and it's possible to do some trolling enroute. Trip is 10 to 12 hours at least, departs between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. 15-20% gratuity is customary.
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Swordfish Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Feb 28
    US $2,550
    This is a big game fishing trip. Before daytime deep-dropping for swordfish became the latest craze in sportfishing Islamorada, nighttime was the way it was done. We fish multiple baits with lights and all of the necessary gear with some extras. It is also possible to see dolphin fish (mahi mahi) and sharks on this trip. Avoid the hot summer sun and book this trip of a lifetime!
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FAQs about SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters

SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Shark/Tarpon (2 hours)
  • US $1,040 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,040 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Night Trip (4 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,350 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Night Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)
  • US $2,550 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Swordfish Daytime (12 hours)
  • US $2,550 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Swordfish Night Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS Garmin 8212
  • Fishfinder 2kw Airmar CHIRP
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well 55 gallon and 50 gallon
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Garmin 6XUhd

Trips booked with SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

SaltWalker Sportfishing 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 SaltWalker Sportfishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Swordfish
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Saltwalker Sportfishing Charters
Islamorada, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
87 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since January 2020
I've been fishing since 4 years old with my grandfather and father in lakes up north and the bays of Texas, Offshore all over the Gulf of Mexico since 1998, the Pacific Ocean from Cabo San Lucas to Panama including 3 years in Costa Rica and a season in Cabo to Mag Bay, Guatemala, Isla Mujeres, Florida Keys mainly Islamorada and Key West. Everything from Blue Marlin to Bluegill and just about everything in between. I've run a variety of boats from 16' to 68' fishing boats and some crew boats over 100'.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Boat specs

Custom - Buddy Harris (Sportfishing) originally built in 1969, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 670HP Cummins engine.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Garmin 8212
Fishfinder
2kw Airmar CHIRP
Bed
Flybridge

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 84 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (72)
Great Family Fishing Trip
Best Catch!
Such a great day!!
+69
Angler rating
67
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
90%
Caught fish
87%
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Conner U.
Bradenton, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day with Salt Walker

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 21, 2023
Great little fishing trip.  My wife and kids had never deep sea fished.  Capt Deb and her mate Jess did a fantastic job. ...
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Eve S.
Tampa, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Such a great day!!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 26, 2023
We had a great trip with the two guides, who were knowledgeable and very friendly. There was a very heavy storm about an hour...
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Richard M.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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The hardest working crew around.

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 20, 2023
All three of the crew, Michael, Deb, and Tory are licensed Captains. They worked so hard for us and were so accommodating....
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Tyler A.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great time w Capt Deb and crew

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on March 13, 2024
Beautiful day on the water. Captain Deb catered to our family ages 69-5 and made it comfortable, relaxing and fun! We will...
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