Fish Key West - The Coolwater

1801 N Roosevelt Blvd
Key West FL, United States

Running fishing trips around the Key West is what the crew of the Fish Key West do best. They are not only experienced and have fast, flexible boats, but are professional and know how to cater to your needs. Whether you’ve just picked up fishing, want to try something fun on your vacation, or a pro, they have you covered.

So, what kind of fishing will you find here? Depends on what you want to target and when. You can stay inshore and fish for Tarpon, Permit, some Cobia as well. You could do bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper when in season. Trolling nearshore or offshore for Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel is also great. If you head far out, 20 miles and more, you’ll be able to target Mahi, Sailfish, Amberjack, Wahoo, and more.

If you’re here with your family, you can also combine fishing with snorkeling. It’s a popular pastime here, as you can explore the rich marine life up-close.

You will get the fishing rods, reels, tackle, bait, and ice on all the charters. The trips run year round and the crew also provide fishing licenses. Minors are welcome to join the action and there are life jackets for them onboard.

‘Coolwater’ is a 33’ Sea Vee center console, with some custom add-ons. The boat can take up to six people. She is powered by a Yamaha 250 HP twin engine and will give you a fast, smooth and dry ride. There is plenty of room for seating, and enough storage to keep the catch. Boasting a T-top, the boat give you not only enough shade but also comfortable seating space. The vessel has top-quality electronics, including chart plotter, bottom machine, fish finding gear made by Garmin and Furuno, as well as VHF radios, a cell phone, and a CD player. There is also a private bathroom onboard.

You should bring a camera, sunblock, shades, a cap, and light clothes. Prepare your favorite food and drinks, and come along.

If you can’t find a spot here, just scroll down and click on Capt. Damon’s name to see other vessels in the fleet.

Running fishing trips around the Key West is what the crew of the Fish Key West do best. They are not only experienced and have fast, flexible boats, but are professional and know how to cater to your needs. Whether you’ve just picked up fishing, w


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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
  • US$ 375 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 375 each additional person
  • US$ 375 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 375 each additional person
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About this listing

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
33 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
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Barracuda (Great)

 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

 
Sailfish
 
Snapper (Mutton)

 
Snapper (Red)
 
Snapper (Yellowtail)

 
Spanish Mackerel
 
Tarpon

 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Damon Santelli
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since June 2014
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

4.73 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Fished September 3, 2017
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Cory worked very hard.  The fish just didn’t cooperate.  That’s why it’s called fishing and not catching.

Overall very good experience.

Fished August 19, 2017
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Went out with Jeremy and was an amazing experience!  We certainly kept him busy catching fish and he was up for the work. We caught our limit and probably double that that we released! I took my daughter for her 21st Birthday along with 3 of her friends and no one left without fish or disappointed. Would recommend and would definitely fish with Jeremy again! Thank you, Jeremy!  We hope you had fun, too!

Fished July 22, 2017
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