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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My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(84 reviews)
Key West
trips from $1,200

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 84 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Gina F.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Trip was great

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on May 6, 2023
Jason and Matt were awesome. Matt was the first mate and he was on his stuff it was amazing. Made the trip easy and enjoyable....
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James M.
Midland, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Captain Jason

VERIFIED   Extended Full Day Trip on January 28, 2023
I highly recommend this boat, skipper and hand.  Captain Jason and his crew mate, Matt, were extremely skilled, professional...
James M. recommends High Stakes Charters
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Mike M.
Westlake, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great morning

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 15, 2023
Jason and Matt were fantastic - we only had enough time for a short charter and they made the most of it. I will certainly...
Mike M. recommends High Stakes Charters
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Daniel S.
West Palm Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jason

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 31, 2023
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Jeffrey W.
United States
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 am with CAPT Jason

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 13, 2023
Great boat and kind crew! Thank you Matt and CAPT Jason. Caught some big Mahi Mahi and had a stellar time.
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