Easy Does It

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Easy Does It has the aim of providing you with an exciting adventure on the beautiful waters of The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Wet a line, admire the beautiful coastline, and catch fish as you watch the birds, dolphins, Rays, and many other creatures. Sounds good? Look no further!

Enjoy your ride aboard a brand-new 24’ Wellcraft center console, which comes powered by a 300 HP Mercury engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots and can comfortably take up to 6 guests. Fully equipped with navigational electronics, the vessel has a toilet on board, a much-needed thing when you spend your day on the water.

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is home to a great variety of amazing creatures. Since 1990, the Sanctuary protects more than 2900 square nautical miles of the Florida Keys coastal and ocean waters.

On your day out with the crew, you will be able to target a range of local species, such as Tarpon and Permit, as well as Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks. Captain John has been fishing these waters all his life and knows the best techniques to put you on a keeper fish.

Your trip with Capt. John will come inclusive with fishing equipment and drinking water for you and your group. All you need to do is grab your camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, and appropriate clothing, and you’re all set!

Come enjoy your newest fishing adventure, and soak in the stunning scenery of the area with Easy Does It!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Split
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    A split day trip consists of fishing for 4 hours in the morning plus 4 more hours during sunset. This trip is customizable with departure times as early as you want. Then we take a break through the middle and hottest part of the day returning to fishing at 4:30 p.m. through sunset.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Marquesas Keys
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    Visit the Marquesas keys 25 miles west of Key West! Fish in and around the Marquesas for Tarpon, Permit, Cobia, Barracuda, and much more. Note that the rip is dependent upon weather.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    If you want to spend the whole day out on the water, enjoying stunning natural views and reeling in some prized fish, this is the trip to book. The trip is customizable with advanced notice, so just let your captain know what you're up for. You can target a variety of species, including Tarpon, Permit, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Head out on the water in the morning and take advantage of that early bite. You'll spend 6 hours cruising these beautiful waters, targeting species like Tarpon, Permit, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Early Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Early bird Tarpon is for those anglers wanting to target the early morning Tarpon bite. This trip gets started at 6 a.m. and gives anglers the best opportunity to hook and land the Silver King! Early morning and late evening are always the best and most productive fishing times for Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Sunset Tarpon
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    Sunset trips depart 4:30 p.m. and run through sunset giving you some amazing views while you battle the Silver King. Early morning and late evening are always the best and most productive fishing times for Tarpon.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Fishing for a large variety of inshore and nearshore fish species according to the season. The Florida Keys National Marine sanctuary was created in 1990 and protects more than 2900 square nautical miles of the coastal and ocean waters. While fishing, enjoy watching a vast array of birds like the great blue heron, brown pelican, frigate bird, and fish-eating osprey.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This afternoon fishing trip is a 4-hour charter that departs at 1:00 p.m. and returns at 5:00 p.m. Not everyone wants to get up early while on vacation! If that appeals to you then this is the right trip for you. With 2 high tides and 2 low tides every day, afternoon fishing is just as productive as our morning trips.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    This 2-hour fishing trip gets started anytime after 4:30 pm and gives those anglers on tight schedules the opportunity to get some fishing done while visiting Key West. Watch the sunset as you dip your lines and enjoy a few hours of peace.
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About the Captain

John Jackson
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
595 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2016
Born and raised in the Florida Keys, I learned to fish at an early age. Fishing and diving became my second nature. First, I started working as a commercial fisherman and then added being a professional guide to my resume. I'm a third generation captain and professional guide. I've proved my skill in various tournaments.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Wellcraft (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 213 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Alecia M.
Cumming, GA
 5.00
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3/4 day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  September 20, 2020
We had an amazing day! Jarod was our captain, he was awesome!!! Best fishing trip we’ve ever done and we highly recommend...
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Steven G.
San Juan
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 13, 2020
1st trip to the keys, always heard the fishing was awesome. Booked a 4 hour fish, got Captain Jared. Caught every kind of...
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Sterling L.
Raleigh, NC
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If you are even considering booking with Easy Does It/Reel Easy, JUST DO IT. I initially only booked the Marquesas...
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Josh T.
Austin, TX
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Half Day Tarpon Trip with Jared

VERIFIED   NEW  September 2, 2020
Jared was AWESOME. He took us to great spots- we pulled in a bunch of stuff- grouper, jack, sharks. He kept our hooks baited,...
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Danny S.
Riverview, FL
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Evening Trip August 14,2020

VERIFIED   August 14, 2020
Capt called me the day before to recommend the evening trip instead for Tarpon. We ended up with Capt Steve. He gave us the...
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