FISHING TRIPS| Seaborn Charters
WHAT WE OFFER
Fishing the deep blue waters of the gulf stream is an awesome experience! You’re fishing for mahi mahi wahoo, tuna, a variety of billfish – including blue and white marlin, sailfish ,spearfish and swordfish. You may also encounter large pods of spotted, spinner or bottle nose dolphins, huge leatherback turtles and the occasional pilot or sperm whale. Let me tell you, there is nothing like watching a mahi mahi or a billfish jumping clear out of the water at high speeds, or a wahoo taking line at 65 mph! All billfish are catch and release with mahi tuna and wahoo being excellant table fare. Captain Jason will point you in the right direction to have your fish prepared at our local restaurants.
Seaborn charters is one of the few Gulf of Mexico federally permitted vessels in the key west fleet. This allows us to access literally dozens of wrecks and shrimp boats that range further from shore. Fishing the gulf is fishing around wrecks, rockpiles, jettys or any other structure. The gulf hosts a wide variety of species. You can catch Goliath grouper, sharks of all sizes, cobia, king mackerel, permit, barracuda. We anchor over the structure and chum for the fish. Mangrove, lane, mutton and yellowtail snapper are a sure bet. Having the ability to fish either the gulf or Atlantic assure a calm water trip whatever the wind is.
The Florida Keys Barrier Reef Tract is the only living coral reef system in the U.S. and stretches from Key Largo to the Dry Tortugas, about 60 miles past Key West. It is home to thousands of species of marine life. Knowing which reef or reefs to fish is one of Captain Jason’s specialties. The main targets are large “flag” yellowtail snappers, mutton and grey snappers, big red and black grouper, other fish, mackerel, jacks, bonito – the always present sharks are common. The sharks are big, bull, hammerhead, lemon, tiger, blacktip and nurse sharks. They can reach up to 500 lbs.! This is a high action trip for dinner species as well as trophy caliber fish. Captain Jason will give you a quick how-to lesson and then its all you! All advise is given in a good mannered way. You’re here to have a good time — no yelling or stuff like that with Captain Jason! Just good fun for all.
OUR BOAT | Seaborn Charters
The Seaborn is a 32 foot custom built contender center console. It has 600 h.p. and will get you to the fishing grounds fast and safe, which means more time with lines in the water. It features all the latest electronics including--
- 36 mile high def radar
- fish finder
- chirp sonar
- xm stereo
- Penn,, Diawa and Shimano reels on custom rods
- depth sounder
- 2 live wells
- out riggers
- down rigger
- auto pilot
- auto stability trim control (for the smoothest ride)
The Seaborn goes above and beyond coastguard required safety equipment including the highest quality life jackets, flares, satellite phone, 6 person life raft and an epirb. Captain Jason has over 5000 days at sea and safety is priority #1. You are in good hands.
Charters include all licenses, bait, tackle, coolers with ice and bottled water. There is plenty room for dry storage and any snacks or beverages you want to bring. It is also recommended to bring sunblock -- and a camera for all the amazing photos you will take on your trip!
“Have fished with Capt. Jason for 20+ years now”
5 of 5 stars | Reviewed February 26, 2016 Just returned from my latest Key West trip to visit my parents. Have an awesome time fishing with Seaborn Charters and Capt. Jason for 2 days. We have fished with Jason for 20+ years - that has to tell you something. I have not met a harder working captain (and we've fished with a lot) in all my years of going to Key West. Capt. Jason works his butt off to have his clients busy reeling fish in; but best of all, he with listen to what his clients want to catch and work to make it happen. Can't say enough positive things about Seaborn Charter and Capt. Jason - there just isn't any better fishing experience in Key West!!!
“Fishing with Capt Jason of Seaborn Charters is awesome”
5 of 5 stars | Reviewed April 29, 2016 Fished with Capt Jason for nine days in April every day was awesome caught a ton of fish and lots of laughs this guy knows the waters and where the fish are book with Seaborn you can't go wrong.Ive fished with Jason for four years now and i will be fishing with him for many more this guy is awesome.
5 of 5 stars | Reviewed May 22, 2016 Headed out on a 8 hr trip with Jesse offshore 25-28 miles. Could not have ask for a better captain or mate,great guy's. We were trolling hooked up with plenty of mahi and quite a few sightings of sails. The boats and equipment are top of the line. Will definitely be back to hook up on the winter bite.
“Once in a lifetime!”
5 of 5 stars | Reviewed January 31, 2016 My wife and I stumbled across Captain Jason at the marina one day of our vacation. We had a nice talk and got a good vibe, so we decided to book a 4 hour trip since he happened to have an opening. Little did we know that we were about to have an unforgettable experience! We caught tuna, amberjack, bonita, and a 6.5 foot bull shark! It was amazing! In addition to the fishing, we got the "eco-tour" on the way out and the backcountry tour on the way in. Been fishing for 30+ years, and this was possibly the best trip... We'll be coming back! Great person, unbelievable skills and wonderful boat/equipment.