High Stakes Charters

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5950 Peninsular Ave
Key West FL, United States

High Stakes Charters is a 53’ Striker Sportfisher powered by twin Detroit 871 twin turbo diesel engines, with enough room to accommodate a party of up to 6 fishermen per trip. The boat comes furnished with an assortment of navigational and fish finding technology, such as a Garmin 4210 GPS and Sonar (fish finder), as well as redundant VHF radios. The vessel features two private bathrooms and 4 ACs on board, as well as a spacious seating area, complete with 3 leather couches. The galley is also rigged with a refrigerator, microwave and sink, as well as electric two-burner cooktop. There are two staterooms on board, with one queen and two single beds.

A father/son duo, Don and Jason Jonas are committed to providing their guests with an exciting and memorable day at sea. When he was 16, Don became a diver for a prominent treasure hunter, Mel Fisher, subsequently captaining the crew’s 85’ dive boat. His son Jason was born and raised in Key West, and decided early on to follow in his father’s footsteps. The crew’s dedication saw them discovering and testing the waters of many renowned fishing destinations, including Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Bahamas and more.

With over 35 years of combined fishing experience, the High Stakes crew works hard to put you on a wide range of pelagics traversing the offshore waters, including the Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tun, Snapper, Grouper and many others.

High Stakes is located at Oceanside Marina which is on the south side of the island. All fishing gear is provided; the crew utilizes various tackle by Penn and Shimano, including Shimano TLD-25 and Shimano Tiagra 50w and 80w (two speed trolling reels). Apart from Rupps Marine Tournament Outriggers and Penn Fathom Master Downriggers, there’s also a Pompanette Pro Series Fighting Chair on board.

High Stakes Charters is a 53’ Striker Sportfisher powered by twin Detroit 871 twin turbo diesel engines, with enough room to accommodate a party of up to 6 fishermen per trip. The boat comes furnished with an assortment of navigational and fish fin


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Boat Specs
Length
53 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Grouper (Black)

 
Grouper (Goliath)
 
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (White)

 
Sailfish
 
Snapper (Yellowtail)

 
Tuna (Blackfin)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Two private restrooms
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin 4210
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Two private restrooms
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin 4210
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
mainly Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard.

About the Captain

Jason Jonas
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since June 2014
Father/Son team, Don and Jason Jonas, can provide an amazing day at sea! Here’s a little history about the team. Don’s family moved from Connecticut to Key West when he was just a child. At 16 he bacame a diver for world renowned treasure hunter, Mel Fisher. During the 20 years of employment with the Fishers, Don became Captain of their 85′ dive boat, the JB Magruder. Jason, born and raised in Key West, at age 18 earned his Captain’s license. Like father, like son they furthered their careers by gettting their 100 ton Master Captain’s license. In the 2008 Drambuie Marlin tournament, Jason caught the biggest Marlin, weighing in at 350 lbs!! This landed an interview and article on ESPN website. Their hard work and dedication has taken them fishing and sailing to exotic places such as Belize, Mexico, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. Along with their 35 years combined experience, professionalism and knowledge of surrounding waters you will have the ultimate trip.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.73 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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High Stakes are full pakage!
Proffesional super nice Crew with top skills. A sweet boat with lots of space and all the right gear.
We got a huge sailfish and had a great day.
Thanks Capt. Jonas for good action on the sea, cant wait to go again…

Fished April 12, 2017
Jason Jonas (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 13, 2017

Thank you for a great trip and looking forward to fishing again.

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Excellent boat captain & first mate would do it again

Fished March 29, 2017
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Fished January 3, 2017
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