Come aboard No Slack Fishing Charters with Captain Philip Keaser and have the time of your life. This family-friendly captain was born and raised fishing the Sarasota area in Florida. His passion for fishing shines through in the excitement aboard his vessel. With a wealth of knowledge and years of experience on the local waterways, the captain will have you at ease and on the fish. Whether it be inshore or nearshore fishing, you will have a great time with Captain Philip!

You’ll fish from a 24’ Sea Hunt center console boat. It runs on a 300 HP Yamaha engine, uses navigation electronics, and can fit up to 5 guests. There’s a wireless trolling motor for a more subtle approach to the fish and a livewell to provide live bait.

Inshore, you can fish for Snook, Redfish, Trout, Tarpon, and many other species. Nearshore, you’ll be fishing the wrecks and reefs for Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, Barracuda, and sharks. You can bottom fish, troll, spin, fly fish, as well as handline. Keep the fish you catch if you want to and Captain Philip will clean it and fillet it for you for free.

No Slack Fishing Charters welcomes kids too, so feel free to bring them along. It also provides all the fishing equipment except that for fly fishing, bottled water, and licenses, you just show up with any snacks or drinks you want besides the water, and be ready to have the time of your life.

Book today and have a fun fishing trip in Florida!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    A 4-hour trip inshore/nearshore fishing for multiple species of fish. This is the captain's most popular trip. You'll fish inshore waters for Snook, Redfish, Trout, and any other game or eating fish such as Snapper and Sheepshead. The nearshore days consist of bottom fishing for Snapper and trolling for Kingfish when they are here. The captain also runs the traps for Tripletail during the right seasons. If you have questions, feel free to contact the captain.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $500
    Enjoy 4 hours inshore or nearshore chasing many different species on Captain Philip's most popular trip. Inshore you can chase Snook, Trout, and Redfish as well as any other game fish or eating fish such as Sheepshead and Snapper. The nearshore trips include bottom fishing for Snapper and trolling for King Mackerel when available. If the season is right, you can also run the traps for Tripletail. Feel free to contact the captain with any questions you may have.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Goliath / Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    This is Captain Philip's minimum trip for targeting large Goliath Grouper or sharks. On these trips, you target one or both species. While you're fishing for the sea monsters and waiting for them to come along, you can also drop down on light tackle for Snapper and such. The captain uses very heavy tackle and/or the handline for Goliath Grouper. Bring your muscles for the fight of your life on these trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore / Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    This 6-hour trip is similar to the 4-hour trip but with the extra time for running a little deeper for trolling and bottom fishing the nearshore waters. For the inshore days, the 6-hour is a good trip to really have the time to hunt down that trophy Snook or Redfish. Feel free to ask any questions you may have before you book!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $750
    On this trip, you and Captain Philip will spend 6 hours chasing and targeting full-size Tarpon. You'll chase it wherever it is whether it be inshore or off the beach or in the passes. This is the minimum time for Tarpon fishing as the fights can last a very long time. Message the captain with any questions or concerns you have about Tarpon fishing.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Goliath / Shark
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,000
    This is the captain's most common trip for targeting big sharks as well as Goliath Grouper. As you chase those big sea monsters, you and the captain also drop down on light tackle in order to attract Snapper and such. You'll use heavy tackle and/or the handline for Goliath Grouper. Prepare for the fight of your life!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore / Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,000
    This trip is basically the same as the 6-hour. You have the freedom to do just about whatever you want on these trips. Chase that fish of a lifetime or fill the cooler with dinner. Either way, the 8-hour trip affords you the time to really have a great shot at accomplishing your fishing goals.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $1,000
    These 8-hour trips bring you the chase for big and mighty Tarpon. No matter if it's inshore, off the beach, or in the passes. you'll go after Tarpon wherever it appears. Eight hours is the minimum time for Tarpon fishing because the fights can prove to be rather long. Message the captain with any questions or concerns you may have.
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About the Captain

Philip Keaser
Sarasota, Florida, United States
ID & License verified
23 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2022
Captain Philip was born and raised in the Sarasota area and has been fishing for as long as he can remember. At a very young age, he decided he wanted to be a fisherman when he grew up. Here he is now, living his dream of showing other people the joy of fishing. Captain Philip worked in many different fields before finally getting his shot with a local charter company. He learned the business and decided to venture out on his own. The captain's goal now is to provide his clients with the best day on the water he can provide. The smile on his clients' faces is what it's all about for Captain Philip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper

Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Handline

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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6 hour inshore nearshore
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Scott J.
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5.0 / 5
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Nearshore Sarasota

8 Hour Trip – Inshore / Nearshore on January 20, 2022
I had the pleasure of fishing with Captain Phil recently. He is a true local with a ton of local knowledge, which matters a...
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Brett L.
Ellenton, Florida
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Great day on the water!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM) on June 13, 2022
We had a great time on a 4 hour family fishing trip.  Phil was extremely knowledgeable with several locations ready to go,...
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Dean W.
North Port, FL
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4 hour fishing with Captain Philip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on June 25, 2022
Great time fishing with my visiting grandsons. Caught a lot of fish, everyone caught fish. Loved it and would do again!
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Brad E.
Tampa, Florida
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on June 13, 2022
Captain Philip was great! I highly recommend booking with him. He was was outstanding, especially with my kids.
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Jon W.
Sarasota, Florida
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Great Family Fishing Trip!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on May 25, 2022
The trip was amazing! When we messaged the captain with what kind of fish we were after, he came up with a solid game plan...
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FAQs about No Slack Fishing Charters

No Slack Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore/Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Goliath / Shark (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore / Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Goliath / Shark (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore / Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with No Slack Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with No Slack Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

No Slack Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

No Slack Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with No Slack Fishing Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout