Fish Key West - The Coolcast

1801 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West FL, United States

Fish Key West runs year-round fishing trips around the rich fisheries of Key West, FL. Here you can find a variety of species, techniques, a comfortable boat, and a professional crew. Novice anglers and seasoned fishermen will get the chance to enjoy these fertile fisheries and have an enjoyable day on the water.

The crew has plenty of experience and skills to make your trip worth the while. These fishermen are on the water each day. Numerous repeat customers have landed their dream catch thanks to the help of the Fish Key West crew. They now where the fish bite and how to tailor the trip to your skills and wishes.

You will be fishing from a 36’ Sea Vee center console named ‘Coolcast’. She is an all-round stable boat, fit to take you around shallow waters and look for Tarpon or weather the waters up to 90 miles out in search of Marlin and Tuna. ‘Coolcast’ can take up to six anglers and give them a fast, dry ride. She is powered by two 300 HP Yamaha outboards.

The vessel features modern electronics including TR-1 auto pilot, Ray Marine 12’ color fish finder, two VH radios, Garmin chart plotter, a CD player, and a cell phone. She stores all the gear you need, as well as bait, ice, tackle, and reels. You will find comfortable seating and a T-top to give you shade. There is a clean bathroom onboard.

The fishing is consistent throughout the year, but depends on the season, water temperature, currents, and sea conditions. The target species include anything from Tarpon and Permit inshore on a half day trip, to big Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Kingfish, and more on longer trips.

You should bring a camera, sunglasses, sunblock, a cap, non-marking shoes, and food and drinks. The fishing license is included in the trip rates. And, if you can’t find a spot here, worry not. Fish Key West has a whole fleet at their disposal. Just scroll down, click on Capt. Damon’s name and see available spots on other boats.

Fish Key West runs year-round fishing trips around the rich fisheries of Key West, FL. Here you can find a variety of species, techniques, a comfortable boat, and a professional crew. Novice anglers and seasoned fishermen will get the chance to enjoy


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  • Full Day Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1100 private charter
  • 3/4 Day Trip
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 900 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 700 private charter
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    4 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 700 private charter
  • Shared Charter - Join A Group
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 375 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 375 each additional person
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Black)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Permit
  Sailfish
  Snapper (Mutton)
  Snapper (Red)

  Snapper (Yellowtail)
  Tarpon
  Tuna (Albacore)
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Vee (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Damon Santelli
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since June 2014
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Capt. Damon Santelli runs fishing trips out of the rich Florida Keys. Damon spent a decade working as a commercial fisherman in the Key West. During that time, he learnt a great deal about fishing, using rod and reel to make a living. Having earned a lot of experience and skills, Capt. Damon went on to become a captain of his own charter. He now has a fleet of boats and takes out numerous customers each year. The decision to leave behind his office career and become a captain proved to be the right one. Capt. Damon is patient and likes taking both novice anglers and seasoned fishermen out on the water. Damon has landed many commercial fishing records, such as 1232 lbs of Yellowtail Snapper. You don't want to miss a trip with him. It's going to be pure action!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Key West Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.75 out of 5 stars from 56 reviews

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Captain Jake was very good took a little while to get on the fish we caught 5mahi Mahi but once we got on the fish we caught a lot Bottom fishing was a little slow and not too many fish but overall the trip was fun in the seas were rough probably do better in calm seas

Fished April 13, 2018
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Great day with Captain Jake!

Fished April 11, 2018
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After having some difficulty finding the right dock due to poor signage, we had a great day. Caught some Lane Snappers that we ate for lunch at a restaurant called “Conch Seafood Republic”, my buddy had never done this before, we had a blast.

Fished April 9, 2018
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