If you’re gunning for some sweet offshore action, Florida is one of the best places in the world to do so. Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters capitalizes on Florida’s excellent location to take you to the hottest offshore fishing spots in the minimum time required.

The boat is a 30’ Carolina Classic, restored recently in 2017, so you know you’re up-to-date with the technology. It’s powered by twin Volvo engines, running 230 HP each, that allows her to cruise at a comfortable 19 knots. She can hold 6 anglers simultaneously. She’s fully decked out for offshore sportfishing, with a great flybridge to help you spot that game. A toilet and a live bait well are also available on board.

The species targeted are very varied, meaning you won’t get bored of the same thing on this charter. Go after the Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Groupers, Snappers, Triggerfish, Hogfish, Tripletail, and anything else that crosses your path. The techniques used will be light tackle, trolling, spinning, and bottom fishing. All the required equipment is provided to the customers by the charter operators.

The charter is child friendly, and Captain Damian invites young anglers to come on board and get hooked on offshore sportfishing! A fishing license is included in the trip price. Live bait is also available on the trips. Catch cleaning and filleting is free of charge. The vessel is disabled accessible and Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters invite all anglers to join them.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    If you're up for some offshore action, this trip will provide just that. The targeted species will be Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, King and Spanish Mackerel, Snappers, Groupers, and others you run into. All required equipment is provided on this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    This trip is perfect if you're itching for some offshore fishing. The species that will be targeted are King and Spanish Mackerel, Snappers, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Groupers, and others you run across. ALl required equipment is provided.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) - Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    This half-day trip is perfect for a hop over to the blue waters around Sarasota! The species targeted on this trip are King Mackerel, Cobia, Snappers, Spanish Mackerel, Hogfish, and others. All required equipment is supplied by the charter.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) - Offshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    If you're looking for a way to blow off steam, this is it. This trip will be going offshore and targeting species such as Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Snappers, Tripletail, Triggerfish, and others. All required equipment is provided by the captain.
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About the Captain

Damian Picciano
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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221 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2017
Captain Damien Picciano has fished the local waters for over 20 years, guaranteeing that you have all the information you need to get that catch. He's a true expert when it comes to catching species such as Sharks, Redfish, Snook, Trouts or Kingfish. A family man, he knows that the customer's experience is the most important thing, so he works very hard to make sure your trip will be both memorable and enjoyable.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Snapper (Lane) Lane Snapper
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish
Tripletail Tripletail
Tuna (Blackfin) Blackfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Carolina Classic (Express cruiser) originally built in 1997, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 230HP Volvo engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 19 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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3\/4 day trip . Absolutely great time
3\/4 day trip . Absolutely great time
3\/4 day trip . Absolutely great time
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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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William D.
Sarasota, FL
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Full day with Capt. Damian

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Offshore on November 3, 2021
Excellent Day from start to finish. Capt. Damian is a pro!1 He put us on the fish from the start. We had a full day offshore....
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on October 8, 2021
Boat, captain, and mate were excellent. Enjoyed the fly bridge for a change of pace. Would have preferred less trolling and...
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Kimberly F.
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Loved Fishing on the Fear Knot!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on September 20, 2021
Thank you Captain Damian and TJ for showing us a great time fishing offshore Sarasota and Siesta Key! They know their stuff...
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip - Offshore on June 5, 2021
Thoroughly enjoyed this experience.  We only have tried fishing on party boats before and this was immensely more fun.  We...
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FAQs about Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters

Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) - Offshore (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) - Offshore (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - 3/4 Day Trip - Offshore (6 hours)
  • $1,200 per group - Full Day Trip - Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate (15%-20% tip is customary)
  • Fishing License

Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing

Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Tripletail
  • Tuna (Blackfin)