When you imagine the perfect Key West fishing guide, you picture someone who's been fishing here all his or her life. Someone whose father, grandfather, and great grandfather before him fished the waters of Key West and handed down precious knowledge gained through decades of fishing. Well, stop dreaming- Captain Damon Santelli is real, and he's here to take you on his boat the CoolWater for the best fishing you can do in Key West. Captain Damon Santelli is one of the best charter captains in the Florida Keys, and he makes his career by offering the best fishing tours available in Key West.
Before dedicating himself full time to guiding fishing charters, Captain Damon Santelli was a commercial fisherman. His knowledge of the waters of Key West extends to all the major species of salt water sport fish as well as fish that's harvested for the table. He loves fishing, and his passion shows in his ever-positive attitude and ease in guiding any level angler through the paces of salt water sport fishing. No matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned angler, Damon Santelli ensure that you have a great time catching fish, and that you return to the dock with a smile.
Captain Damon Santelli's boat is the Coolwater. It's a 2008 See Vee, custom built with powerful dual 250 Yahama four stroke engines. Four stroke engines are quiet and clean- it's hard to even know the engine is on! Captain Damon Santelli's lifetime of experience means the Coolwater is outfitted to perfection, so that no matter what happens on board, he's prepared. Any type of fishing environment, any fish, and method of fishing, the Coolwater is 100% outfitted and ready to take on everything.
In addition to the fishing extras, there are two live bait wells, lots of storage areas, fishing boxes, and an onboard head. Once you see the Coolwater and fish from this extraordinary boat, you'll be amazed that such a fully outfitted boat can also be so fast and powerful as well. It's all just part of the superb fishing experience you'll have when you book a charter with Captain Damon Santelli.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity iscancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.
How long is each Fishing Trip?
1/2 Day Trips = 4 Hours 3/4 Day Trips = 6 Hours Full Day Trips = 8 Hours.
Are food and beverages included?
No they are not, however you are more than welcome to bring your favorite foods and beverages and we will provide a cooler and ice to keep them fresh and cold for you.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Yes, alcoholic beverages like Beer, Wine, and Wine Coolers are allowed. However, for everyone’s safety, Glass containers are not permitted - metal or plastic containers only please.
Is fishing gear provided?
Yes, top-of-the-line fishing gear is provided.
Is bait provided?
Yes. Bait is provided on all of our fishing trips.
What is the customary gratuity?
If you enjoyed your trip and are satisfied with the service provided by our Captain and Crew, a tip of 15-20% of the total trip cost would be very much appreciated.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Coolcast Charters is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
I have been to the Bahamas many times, but The Coolwater is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)