Captain
Damon Santelli

Member since June 2014 Key West, United States
Background
Capt. Damon Santelli runs fishing trips out of the rich Florida Keys. Damon spent a decade working as a commercial fisherman in the Key West. During that time, he learnt a great deal about fishing, using rod and reel to make a living. Having earned a lot of experience and skills, Capt. Damon went on to become a captain of his own charter. He now has a fleet of boats and along with his team takes out numerous customers each year. The decision to leave behind his office career and become a captain proved to be the right one. Capt. Damon is patient and likes taking both novice anglers and seasoned fishermen out on the water. Damon has landed many commercial fishing records, such as 1232 lbs of Yellowtail Snapper. You don't want to miss a trip with him. It's going to be pure action!
Techniques
Live bait, light tackle sport fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Damon Santelli

Key West, United States
Background
Capt. Damon Santelli runs fishing trips out of the rich Florida Keys. Damon spent a decade working as a commercial fisherman in the Key West. During that time, he learnt a great deal about fishing, using rod and reel to make a living. Having earned a lot of experience and skills, Capt. Damon went on to become a captain of his own charter. He now has a fleet of boats and along with his team takes out numerous customers each year. The decision to leave behind his office career and become a captain proved to be the right one. Capt. Damon is patient and likes taking both novice anglers and seasoned fishermen out on the water. Damon has landed many commercial fishing records, such as 1232 lbs of Yellowtail Snapper. You don't want to miss a trip with him. It's going to be pure action!
Techniques
Live bait, light tackle sport fishing.

My Charter Listings

Fish Key West - The Outcast

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(83 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $500

Fish Key West - The Coolcast

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(429 reviews)
Key West
 3 bookings in the past week.
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Fish Key West - The Coolwater

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(96 reviews)
Key West
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trips from $500

Fish Key West – The Coolwater II

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(226 reviews)
Key West
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Fishing Reports

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 834 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (617)
The end result\u2026it was absolutely delicious!
Our fresh filets ready to be cooked.
Beautiful yellowtail!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Keffney M.
West Monroe, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great trip with Captain Sam!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 17, 2022
We had a great first time deep sea fishing with Captain Sam! He took the time to teach us how to properly reel and made sure...
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Jordan M.
Indianapolis, IN
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 with captain Sam.

VERIFIED   Split Charter - Join A Group (AM) on June 13, 2022
I’ve been on several fishing chargers before and Sam was the best captain I’ve ever had. Sam was very knowledgeable and...
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Rick A.
East Brunswick, NJ
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Shared Charter With Captain Noah

VERIFIED   Split Charter - Join A Group (AM) on March 7, 2022
Fished with Captain Noah for a 4 hour shared charter.  Despite captain Noah’s young age (21).  He was outstanding!  Friendly,...
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Leslie D.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day with Noah

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on November 6, 2022
We had a great day despite 3-6’ seas, ripping tide, sharks and barracudas!  Brought home a mess of yellow tails.  Noah...
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Jamie F.
League City, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip

VERIFIED   Split Charter - Join A Group (PM) on October 13, 2022
We had an absolute blast on this trip! The captain was very knowledgeable in what he was doing and ran around that boat like...
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