Reel A Salt

Reel A Salt is an brand new nearshore/offshore charter boat designed for getting to the fish first on the waters out of Key West, Florida. Whether it’s Sailfishing you are after or jigging over deep wrecks, or even deep dropping for Swordfish – Reel A Salt will get the job done.

Enjoy your fishing trip aboard “Reel A Salt”, a spacious 28-ft center console, which comes powered by 350 HP Mercury engine. Originally built in 2019, it has a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. Its navigational electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. There is a toilet on board for your maximum comfort when spending your day on the water, an ice-box to keep the catch fresh, and a live bait tank. The “Reel A Salt” provides comfortable fishing space for up to six guests.

Reel A Salt offers four, six, and eight-hour packages to choose from. On your day out, you will be able to fish nearshore, offshore, the reefs, or go wreck fishing within 10-40 miles.

From light and heavy tackle to kite fishing, fly fishing, jigging, trolling, drift fishing, popping, spinning, and bottom fishing – the Captain knows all the best methods to catch the fish. Your main targeted species will be Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo, Tarpon, Yellowtail Snapper, Permit, King Mackerel, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Barracuda, Amberjack… and who knows what else? The list just keeps going!

Each trip with Reel A Salt comes inclusive with all you need to put a great catch together. You will be provided with fly fishing equipment, as well as the fishing licenses, rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. You will be offered drinks during the fishing adventure, so you could feel free to bring your own snacks. If you decide to keep the catch, it will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip for a ride home.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Gulf Towers
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    go the distance you won't regret it. Fish areas with high density fish populations and very low fishing pressure. Catch your fish of a lifetime! shrimp boats and wrecks
  • Private trip
    Split Day Tarpon
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 6 persons
    Split Day Tarpon is actually two trips. An early morning trip 6am-10pm & sunset trip 4:30-8:30 with a break through the middle and hottest part of the day. This trip is designed to give clients the best opportunity to catch and land Tarpon. Although Tarpon is not the only species we fish for and this trip is totally customizable and times can be adjusted to fit your needs.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    Full day offshore fishing reefs and wreck. You will have an opportunity to catch Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Tarpon, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Enjoy wreck and reef fishing for Barracuda, Amberjack, Cobia, and many other species with one of the best guides in the area. All you need to make a successful catch possible will be provided for the trip.
  • Private trip
    afternoon 1/2 day
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    afternoon fishing trips depart at 1pm returning at 5pm and are ideal for those wanting to sight fish permit, snapper fish for dinner or shark fish while basking in the warm sun of the florida keys. great for kids and those who like the idea of sleeping in on vacation.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    This trip includes wreck and reef fishing for a variety of species. Ideal for any angler, beginner to pro! Target Amberjack, Barracuda, Cobia, and many more.
  • Private trip
    sunset tarpon
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    sunset tarpon is designed to put clients on the water at the best feeding times for tarpon. giving anglers the greatest opportunity to catch and land a tarpon. enjoying a key west sunset on the water is just a bonus
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit
Sailfish

Snapper (Yellowtail)
Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Blue Wave (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 350HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
28 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
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

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 Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.

About the Captain

John Jackson
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since January 2016
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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.
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4.83
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Great morning trip with Capt John
3\/4 day trip with Capt. Tyler
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Satisfied with the boat
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Rudy B.
Tampa, Florida
 5.00
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Great morning trip with Capt John

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My wife and I were looking for a nice little fishing trip and we got it.  Peaceful morning on the water.  Plenty...
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Scott M.
Valrico, FL
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Half day Trip with Captain J. Jackson

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
Fantastic time.  Brought us to a great spot taking into account weather conditions to insure a great trip.  Put us...
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Ryan P.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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3/4 day trip with Capt. Tyler

VERIFIED   July 19, 2018
Amazing trip, caught countless dolphin, red grouper, triple tail, yellow tail and schoolmaster snapper. Thanks Tyler!
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Riverview, Florida
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Fishing with John

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