Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)
Contact Us: 833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

Saltwater Cracker Charters

Fishing for Yellowtail, Amberjack, Red Snapper
Capt. Shawn Ives Summerland Key, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Trips start at $600

2 Trips

4-8 guests

See available trips

2005 32' Center Console

250 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Saltwater Cracker Charters is one of the best fishing charter experiences in Summerland Key, and the surrounding Florida Keys. We offer inshore and offshore fishing trips so you can experience the Florida Keys how it was meant to be. The term “Florida Cracker” is used informally by some Floridians to indicate that their families have lived in the state for many generations. It is considered a source of pride to be descended from “frontier people who did not just live but flourished in a time before air conditioning, mosquito repellent and screens”. A time when hunting, gathering and fishing were sole sources for food. Our experience at Saltwater Cracker Charters will have you fishing like a true “Florida Cracker”!

Guided by Captain Shawn Ives and his “Florida Cracker” experience with fishing, Saltwater Cracker Charters serves Summerland Key, Cudjoe Key, Sugarloaf Key, Big Pine Key, and Key West. We are family owned so when we go out it’s for you to have a great experience and a great time, so a 5-hour trip could turn into an 8-hour trip if everyone is having a great time and the weather is nice.

Your marvelous fishing excursion begins on the beautiful 32-foot Century center-console boat that’s been running since 2005. She runs on two 250 HP Yamaha engines that can take you to all the best fishing spots in the Florida Keys. The vessel can accommodate up to 8 guests and there’s enough room for everybody to fish and have a great time.

We have all the necessary navigational and safety equipment to give you peace of mind while out on the water. We carry a fighting chair to help you pull in those heavy prize catches and snorkeling equipment for you to hop in the water and meet some exciting species close up. We also have a cooler, and a toilet for your convenience. We carry spearfishing equipment as well for another fun way to enjoy the “Florida Cracker” fishing experience. 

We like to target Wahoo, Tuna, and Red Snapper, but we would really love it if we saw you reel in a beautiful Mahi Mahi or a massive Goliath Grouper! The Florida Keys are amazing, and the weather is gorgeous most of the year. We are near many great vacation spots as well, so after the trip, you’ll always be a short drive from where you’re staying to unwind or continue your awesome vacationing!

At Saltwater Cracker Charters, we love to make sure you have a great family trip. Come join us and get your “Florida Cracker” stripes and have a saltwater cracker of a day! SEE YOU SOON!

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

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private

HALF DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 8 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 8 guests)

Trip time: 8:00am to 1:00pm (5 hours)

100% if customer cancels within 7 days, 50% if within 3 days

USD $600

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USD $600

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 8 guests

Includes 4 guests
+$100  $ per additional guest, Max 8 guests

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private

FULL DAY TRIP

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 8 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$100  $ per additional guest • Max 8 guests)

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

100% if customer cancels within 7 days, 50% if within 3 days

USD $800

REEL DEAL $

USD $800

Includes 4 guests
+$100 per additional guest, Max 8 guests

Includes 4 guests
+$100  $ per additional guest, Max 8 guests

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Fish Species

Amberjack
Grouper
Mahi Mahi
Red Snapper
Tuna
Wahoo
Yellowtail

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • Flares

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler

Facilities

  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • Fighting Chair
  • First Mate
  • Livewell
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Snorkeling Equipment

Fishing Techniques

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

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch

Price Includes

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

Fishing Location

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

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Shawn Ives

Boat Type

Center Console

Boat Length

32

Year Built

2005

Engine Manufacturer

Yamaha

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

250 HP