Don’t vacation, SiestaKation! Captain Josh Pritchett of Siesta Kation Charters invites you for an action-packed fishing charter on the waters of Sarasota, Florida. He offers a variety of options for your family fishing adventure. Just take your pick!

You’ll be fishing aboard a 33’ Andros center console that can take up to 6 guests in comfort. Powered by twin 300 HP Mercury Verado engines, the vessel gets you to the desired fishing destination quickly and safely. It features a GPS and a fishfinder used to late the best fishing spots, spearfishing and snorkeling equipment, a livewell for the bait, an icebox for the catch, and all the necessary safety equipment.

There is no need to leave paradise to spend the day on the water as Siesta Kation is conveniently located on Siesta Key. These waters are full of Grouper, Yellowtail and Lane Snapper, King Mackerel, and more. If you venture further offshore, you will have the opportunity to target Red Snapper, Sailfish, Cobia, Hogfish, Amberjack, and some deep sea Grouper.

Using a variety of techniques like trolling, bottom fishing, spinning, drifting, light and heavy tackle, you will be able to learn and land some really nice fish. Capt. Josh is great with kids and beginners so if you want to learn and become good at fishing, follow his advice!

He will provide everything you need for fishing including Shimano rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait, and a fishing license. They will have drinks on board, and once the trip is over, Capt. Josh can clean and fillet your catch. He has a no smoking policy and is very child-friendly. All you need to bring on the trip is some food, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and lots of energy to fight the fish and reel ‘em in!

Join Siesta Kation Charters and explore the beautiful waters of Sarasota, making some amazing memories!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,400
    This is a monster trip taking you fishing out to 40 miles offshore for bigger fish such as massive Cobia, Amberjack, Snapper, Sailfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    The full day trip is 8 hours long and gives you the opportunity to target Grouper, snapper, Amberjack, Corvina, and many others. Catch a variety of species on this drift and wreck fishing trip. Out to 20 miles.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    On this trip, you will be fishing offshore out to 15 miles and catching a variety of reef fish such as Snapper, Scamp Grouper, Kingfish, Cobia, Hogfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    Captain Josh says this is their most popular trip. It lasts for 5 hours and will get you over the nice-mile state border where you can target Cobia, Kingfish, Snapper, Grouper, and more. Departure time is flexible.
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About the Charter Operator

Siesta Kation Charters
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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32 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2017
Capt. Josh grew up hunting and fishing in Georgia. My family always vacationed in Florida, and I found a love for the Gulf of Mexico that I couldn't shake. I started diving at 15 and that led me on a path to California where I become a commercial diver and returned to the Gulf. This is how I ended up in Sarasota many years later, vacationing and fishing. I started fishing here 17 years ago and eventually moved here and started a dive company that evolved into SiestaKation. The Gulf Ghost is a custom Andros 32’ Offshore built right here in Sarasota and made for Fishing these waters. Drifting, trolling, or anchored it is a fishing machine. It is fast, dry, and a comfortable ride. She gets us out there and back safely. Set up with newest Simrad electronics, fish don’t stand a chance.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
Hogfish Hogfish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Lane) Snapper (Lane)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Yellowtail) Snapper (Yellowtail)

Boat Specs

Andros Boatworks 32 Offshore (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Mercury Verado engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
33 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
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Jim M.
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3/4 Day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Offshore on April 5, 2021
April 5th 2021 - My son and and I fished with captain Mike.  We were looking for grouper and snapper, and Mike didn’t disappoint. ...
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Windy and Hot!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore (PM) on March 28, 2021
Our group spent the afternoon with Captain Brandon and he was on it the entire time. Conditions were Florida hot with 20+ mph...
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Peoria, AZ
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Half day off shore with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore on March 13, 2021
Excellent equipment and knowledgeable cooperative captain. Willing to share information and teach skills as required. We had...
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Deep sea fishing excursion

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Offshore on March 10, 2021
Super fun! Highly recommend.  Ask for captain Mike. He was a great boat captain very knowledgeable and experienced.  Had...
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FAQs about Siesta Kation Charters

Siesta Kation Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) – Offshore (5 hours)
  • $900 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • $1,400 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Extended Day Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Siesta Kation Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Siesta Kation Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Siesta Kation Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Siesta Kation Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing

Top targeted fish species with Siesta Kation Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)