Experience the breathtaking waters of the Lower Florida Keys whether it’s fishing, relaxing and swimming at the beautiful sandbars, snorkeling at the reef, or witnessing a gorgeous sunset with Salt Therapy Charters. We are located in Summerland Key, join Captain Josh Houle in exploring some of the best inshore, offshore, wreck, as well as backcountry fishing spots in the lower Florida Keys. Your captain does his best in securing a fun, safe, and productive experience on the water, no matter your age or skills. Bring the whole family and spend a wonderful day of fishing with Salt Therapy Charters!

Your adventure takes place on a spacious 32’ century center console that can accommodate up to 6 anglers. The boat is powered by new twin 300 HP Suzuki engines, equipped with all the modern navigation electronics, and includes a small private bathroom. There’s also a live well, and a first mate to improve your fishing experience even more.

Some of the species you can go after will include Blackfin Tuna, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Tarpon, Snapper, Sharks, and many other species. To attract them, you can bottom fish, deep sea fish, troll, drift fish, as well as jig. The captain uses both light and heavy tackle.

Your whole family is welcome aboard, so bring your kids as well. If you decide to keep your catch, Captain Josh can clean it for you so it’s ready for cooking. He covers you for the fishing gear, live bait, and licenses as well, so just bring your favorite snacks and drinks before you depart.

Salt Therapy Charters is waiting for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark/Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Aug 6 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $650
    Fishing in the dark! Fight one of these amazing animals in the moonlight for an experience you will never forget.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $795
    4 hours give you enough time to have a great fishing experience but also do other things in the afternoon. This trip will take you fishing the backcountry waters or the Atlantic. You and the crew leave the dock at 8:30 a.m.
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $795
    Enjoy 4 fun hours fishing the rich backcountry waters of Florida or head out offshore and explore the Atlantic itself. You and the crew will depart at 2:00 p.m. The trip price includes all the fishing equipment, bait, fish cleaning, as well as licenses.
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Sandbar
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $950
    Come explore the Beautiful sandbars ot the lower florida keys. Captain Joshua will provide all the equipment, and licensing ensuring you'll have a day to remember. Just bring some snacks and drinks and you'll be set to go.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $1,075
    Have a fun-packed trip exploring Florida's backcountry or the Atlantic Ocean. You and the crew will leave the dock at 8:30 a.m. and spend 6 hours targeting species such as Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, Tuna, and many more.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $1,400
    The trip leaves at 8:30 a.m. and allows you to fish the bountiful waters of the Atlantic, the famous Gulf of Mexico, or Florida's secluded and beautiful backcountry. Have an exciting time chasing many challenging and delicious species!
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Deep off shore trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:30 AM
    US $1,850
    Go deep offshore in the Gulf of Mexico ot the Atlantic Ocean for a day of fishing you will never forget! Capt Josh will take you to some remote yet amazing fishing. Please bring any food or drink youll need for a long exciting day on the water!
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $2,200
    Head to the deep deep waters of the Atlantic ridge and drop for a chance at the ultimate prize in fishing! Bring drinks, food, and sunscreen for a long day on the water. Capt. Josh will provide ice, water, and coolers. If we catch one of these monsters the Capt will dispatch and clean the animal for you.
    Targeted fish
    Swordfish
    Swordfish
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FAQs about Salt Therapy Charters

Salt Therapy Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark/Tarpon (4 hours)
  • US $795 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $795 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Sandbar (6 hours)
  • US $1,075 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,850 per group - Deep off shore trip (10 hours)
  • US $2,200 per group - Swordfish (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Salt Therapy Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

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

Salt Therapy Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Salt Therapy Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salt Therapy Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tarpon
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Josh Houle
Summerland Key, Florida, United States
64 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2021
Captain Josh was born and raised in New England where his father was always taking him fishing. This became the Captain's passion and he always wanted to go to south Florida where he could do it all year long. He left home and joined the Marine Corps, when he returned home, he settled down and made his own way on the waterways of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. On a vacation down to the keys with his wife and kids, Captain Josh and his family decided this is where they belonged. The captain has spent nearly everyday on the water since his arrival and it's his passion to share this experience and be able to make a living doing it!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Century (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2021. Powered by 2 300HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
PayPal
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
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (50)
Great trip with unexpected visitor
Great day of fishing
Great day of fishing
+47
Angler rating
60
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Caught fish
92%
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Charles C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 11, 2024
We headed out with the family for a fishing trip with captain Josh and with in the first 30 minutes had 3 Spanish Mackerel...
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Greg P.
Waxhaw, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day (and then some) fishing with Captain Josh

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 5, 2023
Flew my son to the Keys for a fishing trip. Within minutes of booking on FishingBooker, Captain Josh called me and we discussed...
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Loren D.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing with Josh

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 8, 2023
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Dan E.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip with unexpected visitor

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2024
Great trip capt put us on fish.  We had an unexpected visitor that scared the fish away.  A great white circled our boat...
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Kolin B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 8, 2024
Has really great weather and had a good time.
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