Fish Key West - The Coolwater II

(17) In high demand!
601 Front St
Key West FL, United States

Florida Key West takes you on a fishing trip around one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. The actions is great year-round, both inshore and out on the open waters. Based in the Key West, the crew onboard ‘Coolwater II’ knows the hot spots and how the fish bite. These captains have spent hours and years on the local waters. If someone knows how to cater to both novice anglers and more experienced fishermen, it’s these guys.

‘Coolwater II’ is a versatile boat that can take on both inshore species and offshore game. She is a 33’ Sea Vee center console that can take up to six people. Powered by two 300 HP Yamaha engines, ‘Coolwater II’ can reach speeds of up to 45 knots. She features a hardtop with a lookout tower. The boat is fitted with top-notch electronics to help you find your prey. She stores all the gear you need, as well as tackle, bait, license, and ice. There is a bathroom onboard. ‘Coolwater II’ is a top choice whether you want to fish a tournament or hire a charter.

If you go on a full day trip, you could be fishing far offshore, all the way up to the 90 mile mark. Or stay inshore, and scout around backcountry waters to land Tarpon. ‘Coolwater II’ can get you where you want, with speed and stability. It’s going to be a dry ride, packed with action. Also, you can combine your fishing trip and do some snorkeling on the side. This option is available on all private trips.

These trips can work with absolute beginners or full pros. Either way, the crew will help out so that you can have an enjoyable day on the water. Depending on the season, you can get Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, Permit, Cobia, or more exotic fish, like Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, and more.

Pack a camera, sunglasses, a cap, sunblock, 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 free spots on the rest of the fleet.

Florida Key West takes you on a fishing trip around one of the most diverse fisheries in the world. The actions is great year-round, both inshore and out on the open waters. Based in the Key West, the crew onboard ‘Coolwater II’ knows the hot spo


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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

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Cobia
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Permit

  Sailfish
  Snapper (Mutton)
  Snapper (Red)
  Snapper (Yellowtail)

  Tarpon
  Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Vee (Center console) originally built in 2015. 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
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

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%

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Customer Reviews

4.84 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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Captain Cory took us on a joyful ride and very nice tour.

Fished April 11, 2018
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Ryan was a great guide.  He worked extremely hard to find us fish and then to put us on them.  We would recommend Ryan for beginners or seasoned fisherman!

Fished April 7, 2018
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It was a great day of fishing with a knowledgeable Capt.  Would love to do it again.  we did a 3/4 day trip and that was about the right amount of time for our group.

Fished April 6, 2018
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