Reel Easy Charters -Reel A Salt

Capt. "JJ" John Jr Key West, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured
Reel Easy Charters -Reel A Salt-Person
5 out of 5 stars

At Reel Easy Charters we’ve been catching fish for more than 30 years professionally. Family owned and operated, we offer inshore, nearshore, and offshore charters available year round. Reel Easy Charters is the premier fishing fleet in Key West

“Reel A Salt” is a 28ft Center Console, perfect for six passengers. Captain JJ John Jr. is at the helm and pilots a safe ride to the fishing grounds. The vessel is powered by 350 HP Mercury Verados and there are state-of-the-art electronics to help find the fish, casting platform and livewell, as well as toilet for your comfort. Safety equipment includes life jackets, flares, VHF radio, and First Aid Equipment.

Reel Easy Charters provides a variety of options for your fishing excursion; the “Reel A Salt” vessel fishes the backcountry, inshore, nearshore, offshore waters of Key West, as well as the many reefs and wrecks of the area. You’ll target the many inshore fish species in the area, including Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, Permit, Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel; as well as offshore species including Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, and more!

Trips offered on “Reel A Salt” include half day (4 hour), 3/4 day (6 hour), and full day (8 hour). The 3/4 day fishing trip is the most popular – as this gives us plenty of time to get to a few grounds and cast a lot of lines. Everything you need for a great day of fishing is provided.

At Reel Easy Charters we strive to maintain competitive rates while still offering premium professional guide services. There’s no better Key West fishing guide service and we have earned a reputation for providing our customers an incredibly memorable day of fishing!

A fishing trip is a perfect excursion for any family or group. If your group is more than 6 passengers, please let us know as we are happy to coordinate multiple boats. Your group can still stay together while fishing from more than one boat, and even make a little tournament out of it if you’d like!

Remember to bring sunblock, sunglasses, drinks, and lunch for your day on the water. All rates include license, bait, tackle, rods, boat, captain, and cooler with ice. Get ready for a great day of fishing, and book with Reel Easy Fishing Charters today!

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  Launch Location

6130 Overseas Highway, Key West

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Trips start at $600

6 Trips

1-6 guests

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2009 28' Center Console

350 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



Select an Available Trip



Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 12:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Half Day Morning trip is a 4 hour excursion with a standard departure time of 8am. You'll have fun bottom fishing the reefs targeting species like Snapper, Cobia, and Grouper. You can also troll offshore for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and more! Times can vary depending on availability.


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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 4:30pm to 8:30pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our sunset tarpon trip gets you out at the right time to catch tarpon. With a departure time of 4:30pm you will escape the heat of the day and have the opportunity to fight and land one of the most sought after fish in the world - all while enjoying one of the most famous sunsets in the world


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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm (4 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our Half Day PM trip gives you the opportunity to fish the wrecks and reefs of the Florida Keys to target a variety of species including Barracuda, Cobia, Amberjack, and more!


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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 2:00pm (6 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

On this 3/4 day fishing trip we'll target Wahoo, Amberjack, Cobia and more through wreck and reef fishing. Times are customizable depending on availability.


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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Our full day fishing trip is 8 hours of fun fishing in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.  With good weather you can choose to target Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, or Sailfish. If you choose to fish the reef you can expect Grouper, Snapper, Kingfish, and Cobia.  


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Includes 6 guests

Trip time: 8:00am to 4:00pm (8 hours)

7 Day Cancellation Policy

Split day fishing is a great way to beat the heat of the mid day sun and is the perfect way to target multiple species such as Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Snapper, and many more. This fishing trip is 4 hours in the morning and 4 hours in the evening.  Times can be customized to leave as early as you want.  


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Fish Species

African Pompano
Black Grouper
Cubera Snapper
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Mahi Mahi
Mangrove Snapper
Mutton Snapper
Red Grouper
Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Radar

Boat Features

  • Cooler


  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Minimum Age

  • All ages welcome

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel


Capt. "JJ" John Jr

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

350 HP

Customer Reviews

Reel Easy Charters -Reel A Salt-Person
5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Day on the Water

    Created Mike

    We had a great day fishing with Capt Jared. We had 2 kids and 2 adults. We caught a fish on the first cast and it never slowed down. Following the trip, he recommended the Hurricane Hole next to the marina to prepare our fish and they prepared an amazing meal for us. Great day fishing followed by a great meal. Jared was laid back and provided a fun-filled day for our family.

  • Finish strong

    Created Kevin T

    We did a 2 day split tarpon trip with captain Huge Morgan an captain Steven Wow. Just different Level stuff. Tarpon baracuda mahi sharks jacks Both captains were super professional really worked to make your trip a highlight reel. If you want a bucket list trip this is the company you should choose to fulfill it. I was with my brother in law uncle Richard an nephew Liam an we all had the full experience. Thank you so much guys You finished strong!!!!!!!

  • Unforgettable Shark Fishing

    Created Erik

    A group of friends with little fishing experience went to the Keys to do something different and ended up fishing sharks! Unforgettable experience! Everything was seamless and it was an absolutely awesome time. Captain JJ is the nicest guy you could have guiding a charter. You cannot go wrong hiring a fishing charter with this company, totally recommended. Their knowledge of the area and adaptability to their clients' level of skill makes the experience totally worth it.

  • Fantastic day on the water.

    Created Brenda U

    Captain JJ was terrific. We had an amazing day cruising the beautiful waters around Key West and catching lots of fish. We will definitely be booking with Reel Easy again.

  • 2 yr anniversary

    Created June B

    Captain Morgan you are amazing. Very attentive , and extremely knowledgeable of the waters here. Put us on the fish. We learned a lot from him. Thank you Captain Morgan.

  • $uperman

    Created Daniel P

    We booked a private charter with Reel Easy Charters through our hotel while on vacation in Key West. Captain John contacted me right away and we made all the arrangements. We went out fishing with Capt, Chris Berglund, and I can't say enough about the wealth of knowledge he has about fishing that area. Capt, Chris is a fantastic guide. Capt, Chris was very patient with the fact that we had never done that type of fishing before. He put us on some great fish and we had a blast. My wife doesn't like to fish and the charter with Reel Easy Charters was the best part of both our vacation. Thank you Captain Chris.

  • Great fishing charter!

    Created Katie H

    We had a wonderful day with Steven Ray on the Reel Asalt. Fishing wasn’t great but he worked hard to make sure we caught some keepers and made some good memories. Would definitely fish with them again.

  • Awesome Captain

    Created Russ B

    Captain John from Reel Easy Charters is Awesome! Great boats, Great Equipment and even more importantly Great Knowledge! John picked us up at the dock right from our hotel and we had great action from start to finish during our trip. I had one first timer and one occasional fisherperson with me and John was great coaching the girls throughout the day. He's professional, patient and best of all funny. No matter your skill level I Highly recommend this guy! What a great morning on the water. Four different species and We kept a few for lunch and released the rest. I'm sure he'll do his best to put you on fish! We'll be back next year!

  • Sons first shark

    Created Matthew W

    Capt Jason provided a great experience. Excellent fishing, very professional. Caught a bunch of yellow jack and ended the day with 2 sharks. Excellent and highly recommend. Thanks a million!

  • Great Time!

    Created Nate D

    My wife and I went out with Captain Jarrod on a in shore fishing trip. Caught some fish and had a great time. Would recommend this charter to everyone. Thanks!!!

  • Relaxing time on the water

    Created Steve W

    I was looking forward to fishing while in Key West but the uncooperative cold front was making it difficult. Finally had a chance to fish a morning trip with Capt. John Jackson. It was worth the wait! Conditions were windy but we made the best of it. He managed to put us on Mutton and Yellowtail Snapper, and Yellow Jack. He was very patient with my wife, who is not an accomplished angler. He even filleted our catch which we had prepared at the marina restaurant. Well worth the time spent on the water!!