Salty Habitz Fishing

Welcome to Salty Habitz Fishing Charter. Departing from multiple locations in Key Biscayne, Capt. Jimmy’s objective besides placing you on the fish is to ensure that you have a great and memorable day on the water.

Your trip takes place on a 23’ Hydra Sport bay boat that has all the necessary gadgets, electronics, and fishing equipment to place you on the fish as well as land it. This Hydra Sport is not just a boat, but a spacious 9’ beam boat allowing up to 4 people to fish comfortably as well as navigate the waters as shallow as a foot. And if you’re in need of a sandbar or a beach rest, then this bay boat is perfect for you. Capt. Jimmy also recommends jumping in the water and seeing what’s under, as snorkeling gear can be provided.

You can target different inshore species such as Snook, Tarpon, Seatrout, and depending on the season, Mackerel. When reef fishing, you’ll look for various Snapper species and Grouper. You can also explore drift fishing as well as offshore trolling to target some pelagic species.

All fishing tackle, ice and water, as well as a fishing license are included in your trip. Also, if you’d like to make a stop on a reef and check what’s under, the captain can bring snorkeling gear.  Make sure to bring sunblock, a hat, sunglasses, and a snack. It’s also not a bad idea to bring a rain jacket in the summer.

Book today and hit the water with Salty Habitz Fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    If you want to reel in some fish but want to make time for your other activities during the day, this is the perfect trip for you. You and Capt. Jimmy will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and spend 4 fun-packed hours chasing fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $550
    If you're looking to explore the unknown, then this will be a trip to remember. Experience the thrill of chasing sharks on this 4-hour trip and create unforgettable memories on the water. This trip is catch and release only!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $650
    If you want to fish for one of the most difficult, strongest, and most memorable inshore game fish, then a Tarpon trip is the perfect trip for you. You and Capt. Jimmy will leave the dock at 8:00 p.m. and spend 4 fun-packed hours chasing this amazing fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $650
    If you want to reel in some fish during the weekend, then this is the perfect trip for you. You and Capt. Jimmy will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and spend 4 fun-packed hours chasing fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (10AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $650
    If you want to reel in some fish but want to make time for your other activities during the day, this is the perfect trip for you. You and Capt. Jimmy will leave the dock at 10:00 a.m. and spend 4 hours fun-packed hours chasing fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Night
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $900
    Explore the Miami nightlife in a different way by fishing for some night species or hitting the reef for various Snapper species, your choice. You and the captain will start the trip at 7:00 p.m. and have a memorable evening of fishing.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Weekday
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $750
    If you want to reel in some fish during the week, this is the perfect trip for you. You and Capt. Jimmy will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and spend 6 fun-packed hours chasing fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $800
    If you want to reel in some fish during the weekend, this is the perfect trip for you. You and Capt. Jimmy will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and spend 6 fun-packed hours chasing fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $900
    This trip will include an 8-hour, no-rush-getting-back trip, so you may enjoy just as much fishing or relaxing on the water as possible. You leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and get back at 3:00 p.m. All equipment and a fishing license are included.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Weekend
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $950
    If you want to reel in some fish and only want to fish the whole day during the weekend, then this is the perfect trip for you. You and Capt. Jimmy will leave the dock at 7:00 a.m. and spend 8 fun-packed hours chasing fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Lobster Lobster
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 27 - Jul 28 (Wed, Thu)
    $1,700
    On this trip, we seek out to get you some lobster. A day filled with activity with plenty of sun and fun. You will be snorkeling from 6'-20' reefs and checking out each hole for lobsters and then chasing them down. All gear is provided as well as a license/permit. If you’ve ever wondered or just wanted to jump in the ocean and grab your own dinner, well this is the trip for you. It is a one-of-a-kind experience.
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About the Captain

Jimmy Vee
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
20 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2021
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Captain Jimmy runs fun and exciting charters out of Key Biscayne. Join him aboard and explore Florida's beautiful fishery.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Hydra Sport (Bay boat) originally built in 2013, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

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

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Depends on season and if available
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water and ice provided
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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
You Keep Catch

Payment

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 20 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (23)
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Lori M.
Colorado Springs, CO
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8 hour trip with captain Jimmy

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 26, 2022
Was not sure between 4 or 8 hours.  We did the 8 hours and so glad we did. We caught several different types of fish (more...
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Timothy L.
Ankeny, IA
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Half Day Trip - June 2022

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 10, 2022
From the time of booking Captain Jimmy provided excellent communication on options for the day/weather and logistics for a...
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Katharine P.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Amazing fishing experience!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 1, 2022
Captain Jimmy showed us a magical and fun fishing experience!!! We caught 7 different species: Grunt, strawberry grouper, Barracuda...
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Edith D.
Orlando, FL
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Gloomy day turned Fantastic!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 30, 2022
The morning started out gloomy. There was a huge rain cloud that we waited for to pass. The day turned out to be beautiful...
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J T. C.
Chester Springs, PA
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3/4 day with Captain Jimmy

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Weekend on May 14, 2022
Outstanding trip!  We talked to the captain in advance and told him what we wanted and he delivered! We weren’t...
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FAQs about Salty Habitz Fishing

Salty Habitz Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Shark (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Weekend (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (10AM) (4 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - 3/4 Day Trip – Night (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Weekday (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Weekend (6 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $950 per group, additional $200 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Weekend (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $200 per person after 1 guest - Full Day Trip – Lobster Lobster (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Habitz Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Salty Habitz Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Depends on season and if available)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water and ice provided)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Salty Habitz Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Salty Habitz Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Salty Habitz Fishing include:
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Lemon)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tuna (Blackfin)