Welcome aboard the best party boat in Key West, Florida! These waters are abundant with delicious fish species you will be able to target with the Salty Goat Fishing Charters crew. They will teach you anything you need to know about fishing and make sure you are having a great day on the water.

The Salty Goat is a 50’ 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. It’s rated to carry over 30 passengers comfortably. Please note, all trips are shared public trips.

The captain 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, bottom fishing and flat-lining techniques.

The 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!

Come and explore the plentiful waters of Key West on an exciting trip with Salty Goat Fishing Charters!

Please pay attention when booking a trip for a family - make sure that you book trips separately for adults and kids as prices differs.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Children
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $140
    Bottom fishing on the reefs around Key West Florida for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. The licensed and trained crew will do all they can to make sure you have a great day. They will be happy to bait your hook, remove your fish and put them on ice (unless you want to release them). And when you return to the dock they will clean, fillet, and bag your catch so you can take it home or to one of the local restaurants. It is required to check in at 8:30 a.m. The minimum age for kids is 8, under supervision.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Adults
    Just booked! Last booked: 8 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US $170
    Bottom fishing on the reefs around Key West Florida for Snapper, Grouper, and Amberjack. The licensed and trained crew will do all they can to make sure you have a great day. They will be happy to bait your hook, remove your fish and put them on ice (that is unless you want to release them). And when you return to the dock they will clean, fillet, and bag your catch so you can take them home or to one of the local restaurants to be cooked fresh for you. It is required for you to check in at 8:30 a.m.
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FAQs about Salty Goat Fishing Charters

Salty Goat Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $70 per person - Half Day Trip – Children (5 hours)
  • US $85 per person - Half Day Trip – Adults (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Salty Goat Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Salty Goat Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Salty Goat Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Salty Goat Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Salty Goat Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cero Mackerel
  • Grouper (Black)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grunt
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Mackerel (Atlantic)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Mutton)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)

Meet the Captain

Salty Goat Fishing Charter
Key West, Florida, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
348 Customer reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since May 2017
Born and raised Florida fisherman! A true passion for showing the true Key West to visitors... the water! Join us for a good time on the water, and catch dinner while you're aboard the Salty Goat! Fish On! Goat Life!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cero Mackerel Cero Mackerel
Grouper (Black) Black Grouper
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Boat specs

Markley (Headboat) 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
26 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

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

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 348 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Caught fish
87%
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Jose D.
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The Salty Goat Strikes Again!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Adults on March 16, 2024
We had the best time celebrating my 50th birthday and my nephew’s 17th birthday aboard the mighty Salty Goat. Captains Dane...
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Jeff C.
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Family fun

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Children on May 29, 2023
We enjoyed the trip as a family. We were visiting my brother who lives in Key West and wanted to do some fishing.  The Salty...
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Kylie W.
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Friendly and Fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Adults on February 23, 2024
Everyone was so friendly and made you feel comfortable if you didn’t know what you were doing. I’m pretty sure everyone...
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Nick P.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Great captain and crew

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Adults on April 5, 2024
Would recommend to anyone, especially groups of more than 6, looking to just get out on the water and catch some lunch.
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Arthur A.
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Fish On

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Adults on November 13, 2023
Great day on the water.  Everyone caught fish to bring home.  I caught a small shark, which kept it interesting.  Mates/crew...
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