Salty Fresh Fishing Charters

Salty Fresh Fishing Charters offer you memorable salt or freshwater fishing trip in Florida. Search flats and reefs and have a great time chasing various prized species that inhabit these bountiful grounds. You can also head out to the Everglades and try to catch the exotic species that thrive in South Florida. Captain Charles Ocasio will meet you in Homestead and take you for your adventure. Join in and have fun fishing!

The vessel you’ll be using is an 18’ Sea Chaser flats boat that can fit up to 3 guests. It runs on a 150 HP Yamaha VMAX engine and uses a fishfinder, GPS system, as well as VHF radio in order to provide for safe and efficient movement on the water. The boat has got a wireless trolling motor uses for a more discreet approach to the fish and is equipped with a livewell. You’ll also have an ice-box at your disposal so you can store your fish or drinks.

In the flats, Captain Charles can help you land Bonefish, Permit, big Snook, and Tarpon. He can also take you reef fishing for Mangrove and Mutton Snapper as well as Grouper. In South Florida Waterways, Peacock and Largemouth Bass can be found in abundance.

Using light tackle, you’ll attract your prey by trolling, spinning, popping, and drift fishing. You’re free to keep the fish you catch as well as to bring your kids aboard.

Your trip includes all the fishing equipment, live bait, catch cleaning, and licenses. The captain will also provide water and ice, so the only thing you should bring is the food of your choice.

Spend a day on the water with Salty Fresh Fishing Charters and have a fishing experience to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Freshwater Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $599
    You and Captain Charles will target Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass as well as a variety of brackish water fish that has made its way into the freshwater ecosystem such as Snook, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalle. Always an exciting time, you never know what will be on the end of your line! With the experience of Captain Charles, you are guaranteed to catch fish! If you'd prefer to target any specific species, please let the captain know.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Saltwater Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    On this trip, you get to pick the species you'd like to target. Fishing flats and backcountry water will allow you to go for Redfish, Trout, and Snook. If you opt for exploring reefs, you can expect to encounter Mangrove Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Grouper, sharks, or Barracuda!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Freshwater Bass
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $799
    You and Captain Charles will spend 6 hours targeting lovely Peacock Bass as well as Largemouth Bass. Your trip starts at 8:00 a.m. and includes all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, licenses, catch cleaning as well as water, so just bring some food.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Saltwater Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    6 hours of fishing inshore waters.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Peacock Bass Everglades
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Half day fishing in the Florida Everglades targeting Peacock Bass. A 4-hour trip on a 26 Shearwater. We will fish with live shiners to ensure we get fish in the boat right away! Many other species may be caught including Bass, Tarpon, Bowfin, cichlids, Florida Gar, Oscar, and Freshwater Snook.
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About the Captain

Charles Ocasio
Miami, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
16 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2021
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Come visit Homestead in Florida and meet Captain Charles. He's a friendly angler with lots of experience fishing both saltwater and freshwater and will make sure you have a trip to remember! I have been Fishing Miami Area Fresh and Saltwater since I was kid. Over 25 years of fishing and diving experience. I love and have a passion for fishing and also helping put others on the fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Sea Chaser (Flats boat) originally built in 2005, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water and ice
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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

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 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
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
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Half day out with Captain Charles
Half day out with Captain Charles
Great afternoon out with the kiddos.
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Michael E.
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Half day with Capitan Charles

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Freshwater Fishing on November 8, 2022
You never know what to expect with a Capitan when booking with a fishing charter. I will say, every one of my expectations...
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Brian G.
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Half day out with Captain Charles

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Freshwater Fishing on January 5, 2023
Captain Charles put us on the fish quickly. The kiddos were busybodies landing fish. We caught Snook, Tarpon, Snapper and Baracuda....
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Johnathan A.
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3/4 day peacock

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Saltwater Inshore on November 24, 2022
Charles showed out again! As soon as we showed up the bite was on! Super awesome day of catching one peacock after another!...
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Johnathan A.
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3/4day inshore trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Freshwater Bass on November 23, 2022
Day was amazing! Started off with a stellar boat ride over to our first spot! A soon as we got there, they were blowing up!...
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Ryan N.
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Inshore saltwater trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Saltwater Inshore on November 13, 2022
Captain Charles so very knowledgeable and knew where the fish were. We even saw some manatees and a couple iguanas along the...
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FAQs about Salty Fresh Fishing Charters

Salty Fresh Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $499 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Freshwater Fishing (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip – Saltwater Inshore (4 hours)
  • $699 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip – Freshwater Bass (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip – Saltwater Inshore (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day – Peacock Bass Everglades (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Fresh Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Salty Fresh Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and ice)
  • Fishing License

Salty Fresh Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Salty Fresh Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Fresh Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon