Explore the productive waters out of Key West, Florida with “Reel A Salt”! Whether , jigging over the deep wrecks, or even deep dropping for Swordfish – Captain John Jackson has you covered. He was born and raised here, so spending time on the water is second nature to him!

Hop aboard a 30’ center console, powered by twin Mercury engines with a maximum cruising speed of 40 mph comes equipped with the latest navigational electronics including GPS and fishfinder, as well as an ice-box and a live bait tank.

Whether you choose to stay closer to shore or venture into deeper waters, you’ll have plenty of targets on your hands. 15 miles out and it’s all about Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. Explore the nearshore reefs and wrecks instead and you’ll hook into Cobia, Snapper, Barracuda, and Amberjack.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Florida fishing trip without the opportunity to go after Tarpon. Capt. John has you covered during the "Silver King" season and also provides specialized trips catering to landing this famous beast!

Capt. John provides all of the gear you need for a successful day, including rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. At the end of the trip, he’s happy to clean and fillet any catch you choose to take home. Bring along any snacks and refreshments you’d like to enjoy and you’re good to go!

Experience some of Florida’s finest fishing and some of the most productive fishing grounds in the world with Reel A Salt!i



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    US $900
    Head out just before sunset to make the most of the hot Tarpon bite! The "Silver King" prefers to feed once the sun starts to go down, making this your best opportunity to land one of Florida's most famous fish. Capt. John provides all of the gear you need for a successful day. Bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like to have and you're good to go!
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Permit
    Permit
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    Offshore 4 HourTrip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $900
    If afternoons are your active hours, head out on this 4-hour trip and be back on shore by dinner time! You'll sight fish for the likes of Permit and Snapper to stock the cooler with or target Sharks for a hard fight. Capt. John provides all the gear you need for a successful. Just pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy before heading out on this family-friendly adventure!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Offshore Fishing 4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $900
    Spend 4 productive mornings hours exploring the reefs and wrecks surrounding Key West! You'll target the likes of Amberjack, Barracuda, and Cobia with gear provided by Capt. John. Feel free to pack any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and settle in for an exciting day!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Offshore Fishing 6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,100
    Give yourself a couple of extra hours on the water to enjoy productive wreck and reef fishing in Key West! You'll go after the likes of Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, Snapper, and Permit with gear provided by Capt. John. Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you're all set!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,300
    Head even further out and make the most of the action in the reefs and wrecks on the full day trip! You'll have your hands full with plenty of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Snapper, and Grouper to hook! Capt. John brings along all of your gear and live bait. All you'll want you to bring are any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy throughout the day.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Split Day Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,600
    This split day trip is the ideal choice to get Tarpon at the end of your line! You'll head out early in the morning for 4 hours of fishing before coming back to shore and breaking for the hottest part of the day. Just before sunset, you'll head out again for another 4 hours, maximizing your chances of hooking into the Silver King. No need to worry about gear – just bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Permit
    Permit
    Tarpon
    Tarpon
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Jack (African Pompano)
    African Pompano Jack
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    Offshore 10 Hour Trip – Gulf Towers
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,800
    Go the distance you won't regret it! You'll go deep on this 10-hour trip to fish areas with high-density fish populations and very low fishing pressure. It's all about Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and Grouper once you're out here. Capt. John provides all the gear and guidance you need for a successful day. Pack drinks and snacks to get you going and strap in for the adventure!
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Grouper (Black)
    Black Grouper
    Snapper (Mutton)
    Mutton Snapper
    Snapper (Yellowtail)
    Yellowtail Snapper
    Tuna (Blackfin)
    Blackfin Tuna
    Bonito
    Bonito
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FAQs about Reel A Salt

Reel A Salt offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Offshore 4 HourTrip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Offshore Fishing 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $1,100 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Offshore Fishing 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • US $1,300 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore Full Day (8 hours)
  • US $1,600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Split Day Tarpon (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - Offshore 10 Hour Trip – Gulf Towers (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel A Salt, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel A Salt include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (bottled warer)
  • Fishing License

Reel A Salt offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Reel A Salt offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging (customer must bring jigs if vertical jigging)
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel A Salt include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Black)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Tuna (Blackfin)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Charter Operator

Reel Easy Fishing Charters
Stock Island, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
1844 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2016
Team Reel Easy is made up of experienced charter captains who will do their best to provide you with an unforgettable day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

conch (Center console) originally built in 2023. Powered by 2 225HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
customer must bring jigs if vertical jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
bottled warer
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
must be able to wear life jacket
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Mandatory for Sailfish and Tarpon

Payment

Pay online in full

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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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 310 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (316)
Great guide
Great guide
Huge Cobia
+313
Angler rating
281
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
91%
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Joel B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   Offshore 10 Hour Trip – Gulf Towers on September 22, 2023
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Noah U.
Gilbert, AZ
Excellent
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6 hour trip with Captain Larson

VERIFIED   Offshore Fishing 6 Hour Trip on July 5, 2023
Rough few days here in the keys for fishing due to the crazy current but Captain Larson did his best to get us hooked on, we...
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Eric C.
Excellent
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VERIFIED   Offshore 4 HourTrip (PM) on June 7, 2023
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Jonathan M.
Excellent
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Tarpon on April 26, 2023
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Sean K.
Cocoa, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day trip with Capt. Morgan

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Full Day on July 3, 2023
Awesome day on the water! Conditions were not in our favor coming off a giant full moon. We managed to pick at em pretty good....
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