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 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 65 reviews
Key West
trips from $1,000

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.82
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out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
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February fishing trip
My wife Megan and her Mahi Mahi
My 71 yr old Mom, Donna in the big chair!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Catch intended fish
78%
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Lexie H.
Thompson, ND
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 7, 2021
Our group of four decided to do a half day fishing trip with Jason and I’m so glad we did. Let me start out by saying, my...
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Jason U.
Apopka, FL
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Half Day Trip with Jason and Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 4, 2020
Our day could not have been any better!  Jason and Matt were great to fish with!  My wife and I brought our two kids and...
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Tom W.

The captain canceled

VERIFIED   June 27, 2020
The charter operator canceled on trip date. This is an automated posting
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Casey M.
Union, Kentucky
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
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Half day trip with Jason and Matt

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 14, 2021
Jason and Matt were fantastic guides!  They were very nice, the boat was extremely clean, and we had a great time! It...
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Bart S.
Mountain Brook, AL
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Nice Boat, Good Team,...Bad Call on the Weather

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 31, 2020
Our family of 5 went for a half day bill-fishing trip. We found success and caught a Bonita and Sailfish. Capt and Mate know...
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