Explore the productive waters out of Key West, Florida with “Reel A Salt”! Whether it’s Sailfishing you’re after, 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 28’ Blue Wave center console, powered by a 350 HP Mercury engine with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots. She’s ideal for up to 6 anglers and comes equipped with the latest navigational electronics including GPS and Fishfinder. There’s also a toilet on board for your maximum comfort, 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. Head up to 40 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 "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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Gulf Towers
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,500
    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!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    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.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    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.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Tarpon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $600
    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!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    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!
  • Private trip
    4 HourTrip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    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!
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About the Charter Operator

Reel Easy Fishing Charters
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
1012 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Permit Permit
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Yellowtail) Yellowtail Snapper
Tarpon Tarpon
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna
Wahoo 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
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

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

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

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Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Full day 8-12 4-8 tarpon trip with Hugh

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Tarpon on July 16, 2021
Overall good experience. Had a tarpon on the line within the first hour and fought it for about 10 minutes got it right next...
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Half Day with Captain JJ

VERIFIED   Special 4 hours trip for Jordan Sharon on March 3, 2021
We had the best time fishing with captain JJ. Right from the get go he let us know he was there for us and whatever we wanted...
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8 Hours with Steven

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on July 31, 2021
It was great, we got boat limits on two different snapper, and then a good Amber Jack and Jack Crevalle. When the bite slowed...
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Everything I wanted and more.

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore on May 2, 2021
I set out for a Goliath Grouper and they delivered my bucket list fish. They also delivered lots of bonus species (Gag grouper,...
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Half day trip with Captain Morgan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on December 20, 2020
We had an amazing time. Captain Morgan was accommodating, knowledgeable, go with the flow and never rushed through anything....
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FAQs about Reel A Salt

Reel A Salt offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Tarpon (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 4 HourTrip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,100 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tarpon (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Gulf Towers (10 hours)

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

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

Reel A Salt offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (weather permitting)
  • Offshore Fishing (weather permitting)
  • Reef Fishing (weather permitting)
  • Wreck Fishing (10-40miles)
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel A Salt offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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