Based out of Marathon, Saltnsun is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

Captain Jake aims to tailor every trip to your specific needs, so let him know what you’re after! Depending on the trip and species, you’ll be using techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning. You’re looking at 4 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll usually go after the likes of Dolphin, Snapper, Sailfish, King Mackerel, Grouper, and Spanish Mackerel, depending on the weather and time of year.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 29’ Topaz boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat features an ice box. All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day.

You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip. There will be complimentary drinks aboard for your convenience during the trip, but feel free to bring your own drinks or snacks if you prefer.

This is a children-friendly charter, so you’re welcome to bring your kids on for a fun fishing adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Saltnsun.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Near shore fishing (am)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $750
    This trip takes you to inshore patch reefs. Catching a variety of species. You also have the option of stopping at a sandbar for a refreshing swim.
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
  • Private trip
    Near shore fishing (pm)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $750
    This trip takes you to inshore patch reefs. Catching a variety of species. You also have the option of stopping at a sandbar for a refreshing swim.
    Targeted fish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    A 4-hour reef trip that lasts from 8:00 a.m. to noon!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Jack (Almaco)
    Almaco Jack
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Reef (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $900
    This boating adventure will consist of a 4-hour reef and wreck or nearshore trip. Hours may fluctuate to your convenience, just ask. Bring sunblock and a smile!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    This trip is dedicated to shark wrangling! Bring sunblock and a smile. Hours may fluctuate to your convenience, just ask!
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Mako)
    Mako Shark
    Shark (Tiger)
    Tiger Shark
    Shark (Nurse)
    Nurse Shark
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Gummy)
    Gummy Shark
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    On this charter, you will battle silver king in a test of your strength versus the fish as it bounds from the water and keeps you clenching for more!
    Targeted fish
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $900
    On this charter, you will battle silver king in a test of your strength versus the fish as it bounds from the water and keeps you clenching for more!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lobster (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $950
    This booking will put you where Lobster are! You are required to bring snorkeling equipment however equipment can be provided upon request. Lobster-catching gear will be provided on the vessel. A mate will be on board to help familiarize you with what and where to look for when chasing Lobster in the Florida Keys.
    Targeted fish
    Lobster
    Lobster
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Lobster (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $950
    This booking will put you where Lobster are! You are required to bring snorkeling equipment however equiptment is provided apon request. Lobster-catching gear will be provided on the vessel. A mate will be on board to help familiarize you with what and where to look for when chasing Lobster in the Florida Keys.
    Targeted fish
    Lobster
    Lobster
  • Private trip
    6 Hour reef Trip (8am-2 pm)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,200
    This boating adventure will consist of a 6-hour reef and wreck or nearshore trip. Hours may fluctuate to your convenience just ask! Bring sunblock and a smile. Ask about snorkeling/lobstering or going to the sandbar.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Cero Mackerel
    Cero Mackerel
  • Private trip
    8 hour (Full Day )Reef Trip (8-4pm)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,400
    On this boating adventure it will consist of an 8 hour reef and wreck or off shore trolling experience. Lobstering, snorkeling, and sandbar cruises can be included if you inquire. Hours may fluctuate to your convenience just ask! Bring sunblock and a smile!
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Tilefish
    Tilefish
    Mackerel (Atlantic)
    Atlantic Mackerel
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $2,800
    On this adventure, I will be taking you into the gulf steam to battle giant swordfish on an all-day daytime swordfish drop!
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FAQs about Saltnsun

Saltnsun offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $750 per group - Near shore fishing (am) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - Near shore fishing (pm) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Reef (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Shark (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Lobster (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Lobster (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - 6 Hour reef Trip (8am-2 pm) (6 hours)
  • US $1,400 per group - 8 hour (Full Day )Reef Trip (8-4pm) (8 hours)
  • US $2,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Swordfish (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltnsun, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Saltnsun include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Saltnsun offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Saltnsun 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 Saltnsun include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Hogfish
  • Jack (African Pompano)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Captain Jake
Marathon, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
147 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2022
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I have been fishing in Florida my entire life. My brothers and I grew up fishing with my father who was a commercial fisherman in South Florida. Whether it's inshore or offshore, deep-sea or flats, let me share my knowledge and techniques with you. Hope to see you soon!

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish

Boat specs

Topaz (Sportfishing) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2022. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
29 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
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
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
No Smoking
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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 142 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Best fishing tour my family could ask for!!
Best fishing tour my family could ask for!!
Best fishing tour my family could ask for!!
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
97%
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Christina N.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Easter Fishing with Captain Jake

VERIFIED   NEW  8 hour (Full Day )Reef Trip (8-4pm) on March 31, 2024
Jake is amazing and is one of the most knowledgeable, passionate, soulful captains we have ever fished with; he is SALTY! ...
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Marnie V.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Amazing trip with Jake

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Reef (AM) on March 27, 2024
Jake was an awesome captain for our family of 5. He connected with our teens and made sure everyone had as many fish as possible...
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John C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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A great day fishing in the Florida Keys

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef (AM) on January 13, 2024
My family and I had a great fishing experience with Captain Jake aboard the Saltnsun.  There were six of us, all adults, which...
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Katie G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great experience and priceless memories.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef (PM) on December 30, 2023
We did our research and selected a reef fishing trip with Captain Jake from other reviews. He did not disappoint. Our group...
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Candace V.
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Amazing Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Reef (AM) on March 12, 2024
Our 4 hour fishing trip with Captain Jake was a highlight of our spring break. Captain Jake was adaptable and attentive to...
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