Captain
Jason Jonas

Member since June 2014 Key West, United States
Background
The team behind High Stakes Charters is a father/son pair with several decades of combined fishing experience. Capt. Don became a diver for the world-famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher at an early age of 16. Working with them for two decades, he went on to captain their He 85’ dive boat, JB Magruder. Capt. Jason followed in his dad’s footsteps and earned his captain’s license at 18. They have worked on honing their skills and constantly try to further their fishing techniques. Back in 2008, at the Drambuie Marlin tournament, Capt. Jason landed a 350 lbs Marlin, followed by media coverage, interviews, and articles. The duo is focused, professional, and knows the waters intimately. Whatever your skillset, this crew will give their best to make your trip the unforgettable fishing experience.

Hey, I'm Captain Jason Jonas

Key West, United States
Background
The team behind High Stakes Charters is a father/son pair with several decades of combined fishing experience. Capt. Don became a diver for the world-famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher at an early age of 16. Working with them for two decades, he went on to captain their He 85’ dive boat, JB Magruder. Capt. Jason followed in his dad’s footsteps and earned his captain’s license at 18. They have worked on honing their skills and constantly try to further their fishing techniques. Back in 2008, at the Drambuie Marlin tournament, Capt. Jason landed a 350 lbs Marlin, followed by media coverage, interviews, and articles. The duo is focused, professional, and knows the waters intimately. Whatever your skillset, this crew will give their best to make your trip the unforgettable fishing experience.
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High Stakes Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(76 reviews)
Key West
trips from $1,200

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 76 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Big Timin and catchin monsta\u2019s on the High Stakes
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Emily H.
Key West, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 12, 2022
What a fabulous experience! Capt and first mate made our group of 4 feel right at home. Very knowledgeable, accommodating,...
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Joseph A.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day Trip with Captain Jason and first mate Matt

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 21, 2021
We had the most amazing trip! I took the time to research for a first class captain and a very successful first mate, the crew...
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Sean F.
Miami, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 10, 2022
The crew were friendly and did their best to help us catch some fish. We each caught a barracuda and had fun despite the fact...
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Charles S.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on February 26, 2022
The guys at High Stakes are very professional while still being laid back. We really enjoyed our charter.
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Jeff P.
Fort Smith, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jason

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 25, 2022
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