Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters

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
    up to 6 persons
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    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
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $600
    up to 6 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
96 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)
Hogfish Hogfish

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

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

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.92
out of 5 stars from 96 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Dmytro T.
Albany, NY
 5.00
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Full day trip with captain Damian

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
This was an excellent day at the sea. The boat is clean, well equipped,  has toilet, it was spacious enough for our team...
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Matthew C.
Cary, NC
 5.00
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Half Day With Damian

VERIFIED   August 17, 2019
Weather pushed our trip out by a day, but it was definitely for the best. Captain Damian put us on the fish and we caught a...
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Rick W.
Sarasota, FL
 5.00
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Half day January fishing trip for family of 6

VERIFIED   January 19, 2020
We had a fantastic charter experience. Captain Damian put us on a bunch of fish and was extremely flexible with timing as a...
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Steven H.
Knoxville, TN
 4.67
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Wonderful experience

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
I had two goals for the trip:  catch enough fish to feed 5 people, and for my boys to have a great experience.  Mission...
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Jim B.
Chicago, Illinois
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Morning trip with Captain Damian

VERIFIED   NEW  March 20, 2020
Super helpful, put us on fish immediately, love the boat & the tower seat. We’d do it again :)
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