Spend the day with Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters and see what’s biting in Sarasota!

Top targets include Grunt, Scup (Porgy), Red Grouper, Redfish, Lane Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Hogfish, Tripletail, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, and more, depending on when you go. During the trip, you might be spinning, popping, jigging, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Children are welcome, so go ahead and bring the whole family along! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. Customers are encouraged to bring snacks for a boost of energy when needed!

You’ll be welcome aboard a 24’ Pathfinder 2400v center console that holds up to 6 passengers. It has all the essentials. Your captain will provide rods and reels. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

You will need to purchase a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect.

A few items to bring include sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen (non-spray), and bottled water. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Now, come aboard with Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters and get hooked!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 hour inshore fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $600
    On this trip you can expect to catch snook sea trout and redfish
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Tripletail
    Tripletail
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    6 hour nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    On this trip we will be fishing up to 9 nautical miles offshore on artificial reefs and live bottom spots. You can expect to catch mangrove snapper , lane snapper , groupers, grunts and other pelagic species
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Jigging
    Popping
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Robert C.
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Fun and Easy Trip With Lots of Fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 hour inshore fishing on June 30, 2024
My wife and I don’t have much fishing experience, but Captain Jack got us hooked on fishing with a fun, easy, and successful...
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Beverly T.
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Great Day of Fishing!!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 hour nearshore on July 13, 2024
Captain Jack is very knowledgeable of the best fishing locations. There was a variety of bait and rods available. Captain Jack...
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Charlotte B.
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Captain Jack: The Best in Sarasota

VERIFIED   NEW  4 hour inshore fishing on July 3, 2024
Captain Jack had his hands full with my son and two grandsons, 7 and 9, and he excelled on all counts!  They had a wonderful...
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Cameron G.
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6 Hour Charter with Captain Jack A DREAM

6 hour nearshore on June 1, 2024
Captain Jack is a true waterman that provided a memorable experience for my family and I. He has great knowledge of fishing...
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Jennifer P.
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Family Fun

VERIFIED   NEW  4 hour inshore fishing on July 5, 2024
If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family, book with Captain Jack.  He is friendly,  knowledgeable, ...
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FAQs about Captain Jack's Fishing Charters

Captain Jack's Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $600 per group - 4 hour inshore fishing (4 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 6 hour nearshore (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Captain Jack's Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait will be provided upon arrival of pick up location )
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Filleting and cleaning of the catch is included with the price of the whole charter )
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License (Fishing licenses will be provided for the whole boat )

Captain Jack's Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Captain Jack's Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Captain Jack's Fishing Charters include:
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grunt
  • Hogfish
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail

Meet the Captain

Jack Morella
Sarasota, Florida, United States
ID & license verified
6 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2024
As a Florida Native that fell in love with fishing young I’m passionate about sharing my knowledge and providing my clients with the true Florida fishing experience that sparked my love for the sport.

About this listing

Targeted species

Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Grunt Grunt
Hogfish Hogfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait will be provided upon arrival of pick up location
Catch cleaning & filleting
Filleting and cleaning of the catch is included with the price of the whole charter
Drinks
Fishing License
Fishing licenses will be provided for the whole boat

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 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
All ages are welcome
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

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