Salty Goat Fishing Charters, LLC

(49) In high demand!
619 Front Street
Key West FL, United States

Salty Goat Fishing Charters is glad to announce that they are once again available for trips after hurricane Irma and the ongoing recovery efforts!

Join their team for an unforgettable fishing trip in Key West, Florida. These water are abundant with delicious fish species you will be able to target with Captain Dan Bursma. He will teach you anything you need to know about fishing and make sure you are having a great day on the water.

Captain Dan will take you fishing in the reefs around Key West and put you on Mutton, Yellowtail, and Mangrove Snapper, as well as Black, Gag, and Red Grouper, and Amberjack. You will target the fish using light tackle, jigging, and bottom fishing techniques.

The Salty Goat is a 50-foot Markley commercial USCG inspected vessel, originally built in 1994 and restored in 2017. It is powered by a turbo diesel 400 HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots which means you will get to the reefs quickly and make the most of your fishing trip.

The vessel is fitted with the latest safety equipment such as life jackets, EPIRB, and a CPR-trained crew, as well as a GPS and a fishfinder. The boat is rated to carry over 30 passengers comfortably. Please note, all trips are shared.

Salty Goat Fishing Charters and their professional crew will be happy to bait your hook, reel in your fish, and put it in on the ice unless you want to release it. Once the trip is over, you can have your catch cleaned, filleted and bagged. The crew can recommend a local restaurant where you can have your fish cooked for a great end of the day!

Salty Goat Fishing Charters is glad to announce that they are once again available for trips after hurricane Irma and the ongoing recovery efforts!

Join their team for an unforgettable fishing trip in Key West, Florida. These water are abunda


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  • Half Day Trip: Morning
    5 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 65 per person (shared)
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Markley (Commercial) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 400HP Cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
30 persons
Types of Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Targeted Species
 
Amberjack
 
Grouper (Black)

 
Grouper (Gag)
 
Grouper (Red)

 
Snapper (Mangrove)
 
Snapper (Mutton)

 
Snapper (Yellowtail)
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
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
No Smoking
 
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, Checks.

About the Captain

Dan Bursma
Key West, Florida, United States
Member since May 2017
The owners of the Salty Goat are Bruce and Captain Dan who have been friends for over 30 years. Working alongside one another on many assignments, they spent many hours planning what they would do when they retired from the public service as police officers from the City of Wyoming, Michigan. Once they reunited in Florida, they started their business venture together and purchased the "Salty Goat" that now resides at the Galleon Marina in Key West.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Key West Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars from 49 reviews

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It was a wonderful experience for my first time fishing.  I really enjoyed it.

Fished September 2, 2017
Dan Bursma (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 5, 2017

Thanks Kaita, we enjoyed having you aboard the Goat! Hope to see you back soon!

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The crew and captain were awesome.  Nathan made the trip fun and productive. The captain stayed on the fish and moved us when they stopped biting. They tried hard to ensure that everyone caught a fish and had a good time. My only critique would be to get better reels. I had to help feed out the line vs just having it drop to the bottom. I would highly recommend this charter to everyone.

Fished August 26, 2017
Dan Bursma (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 27, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us David, we appreciate you choosing Salty Goat Fishing Charters! There is no question that the gear takes a beating, we do our best to clean, maintain and replace as necessary. Thanks for the feedback!

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Great boat and crew. Loads of fun!

Fished August 23, 2017
Dan Bursma (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 23, 2017

Thanks for fishing with us Terri!  Come back and see us again soon!

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Fishing Reports

Open For Business!!

September 28, 2017

We survived Hurricane Irma, visitors are now welcome in lower keys...Let's go fishing! Salty Goat Fishing Charters is accepting reservations for daily fishing trips out of the Galleon Marina in sunny Key West Florida! Ride the Goat... You know… Read Full Report →