Sea Boots Charters

Captain James Sharpe is the owner and operator of Sea Boots Charters. He specializes in offshore fishing for Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo, and has a variety of different trip options for you to pick from. His charter business is based in Summerland Key, Florida, and provides fishing trips during the entire year.

You will be fishing aboard a 38’ tournament-grade Sea Hunter center console powered by three 250 HP Yamaha engines. It’s outfitted with three livewells for bait, outriggers for trolling, as well as two Diawa electric reels that can go down to 2000’ below surface level. It also comes with state-of-the-art Garmin electronics, such as a fish finder, GPS system, and digital 72-mile radar.

The fishing opportunities in this part of Florida are almost endless. The offshore waters are home to a variety of species, such as Mahi Mahi, Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, Red Snapper, Swordfish, and more. Come early summer, there’s also a lot of Tarpon around for you to go after too. Successfully hooking a Silver King is something every angler should do at least once in their career.

The price of any trip will include rods, reels, and terminal tackle, plus the necessary fishing licenses. Make sure to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses, as well as some sunscreen for the trip, especially during the hot summer days.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Marlin/Swordfishing
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 6 persons
    This big game fishing trip takes place some 30 miles offshore, where the Gulf Stream flows over the Wall. The floor of the ocean drops from 950 feet to 1800 feet straight down. Large congregations of bait attract Marlin, Tuna, and Swordfish. Marlin and Tuna are fished on the surface and the Swordfish are fished 1600 feet below the surface.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    A full day trip gives you plenty of time to fish the ocean or the Gulf side of the lower Keys. Out there, you can find anything from Sailfish and Red Snapper to Marlin and Amberjack. The boat is equipped with electric reels to make fishing the depths easier. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Feb - 1 Aug
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    If you never fished for Tarpon before, now might be a good time to fix that. Not much can compare to successfully besting a Silver King. Captain James will happily help you give it your best shot. The price of this trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, plus the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    A longer trip gives you more valuable time to either go further out or target more different species. You can troll for Mahi Mahi, and Kingfish, or do some bottom fishing for Red Snapper, Goliath Grouper, and more. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the fishing licenses you'll need.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Feb - 1 Aug
    $900
    up to 6 persons
    If you've never been fishing for Tarpon, you're missing out on the time of your life. Not much compares to the feeling of successfully hooking up a very stubborn Silver King. Captain James will be happy to help you try it out for yourself. The price of this trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, plus the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Tarpon
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Feb - 1 Aug
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    If you've never been fishing for Tarpon, you don't know what you're missing out on. The Silver King is one of the most ferocious fish out there, and people come from all over to have a chance at hooking one themselves. The price of this trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, plus the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    A shorter trip is a cool way to get a feel for what the local waters can offer. Depending on what you want to do, you can go fishing for the likes of Amberjack, Kingfish, Goliath Grouper, Mahi Mahi, and more besides. The price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, plus the required fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $700
    up to 6 persons
    Afternoon trips are great if you have stuff to do in the morning, or just hate getting up early. A standard trip will have you going after the likes of Cobia, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Goliath Grouper and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip, and so are the necessary fishing licenses.
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About the Captain

James Sharpe
Summerland Key, Florida, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since January 2018
My father introduced me to fishing at an early age (10 yrs). I was a fireman in Miami for 30 years riding rescue and had five days a week off to fish. Fishing became my therapy to help keep me sane working in a very stressful job. I spent 6 years in the US Coast Guard an learned many boating skills. After my father passed away in 1960 I worked on charter boats in Miami Pier Five and Haul-over docks. Sea Boots Charters was formed in 1976 in the Fl keys. Prior to this time I had ran private fishing an charter boats. I fished many fishing tournaments in the Keys and Bahamas and won many of them. I was one of the pioneers of the Blue Marlin fishing on the Wall south of Key West. Our largest Marlin release on the Wall was approximately 850 pounds. We landed a 520-pound Blue Marlin to win the KW Marlin Tournament in 1987, the largest Blue ever weighted in at that time.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White)
Sailfish

Shark (Bull)
Snapper (Red)
Swordfish
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Hunter (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by 3 250HP Yamaha 2 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
38 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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
Disabled Accessible

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
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Checks

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Customer Reviews

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4.78
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100%
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James L.
Jacksonville Beach, FL
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 23, 2018
Excellent time fishing with extremely knowledgeable captain on a first class boat. Best regards, Jimmy LaCour
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VERIFIED   March 2, 2018
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Miami, FL
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