Capt. Tony is one of hardest working charter fishing guides in Key West! Captain Tony has been known to fish (on more than one occasion) back to back 10 hour trips in one day and love every minute of it. Captain Tony has been fishing professionally in Key West for the past 30 years. He has run every type of charter boat Key West has to offer. His years of experience and knowledge are second to none. Captain Tony puts everything he has into every single charter. He knows where the fish are, and how to catch them. Captain Tony is also extremely patient and invites everyone from beginners to experts to join him for a day on the water.
Captain Tony is known as one of the best Trophy Hunter Captains in World. His clients catch 100′s of Trophy Fish every year. Capt. Tony literally has 1000′s of trophy fish mounts hanging in his customers houses all over the world.
Capt. Cory Shepardson is like fishing with a friend. He will have you laughing and enjoying yourself from the moment you step on his boat. Captain Cory has been fishing the surrounding waters of Key West for over 15 years, knowing exactly where to go for all kinds of excursions and all varieties of fish species. He has a strong and dedicated clientele that have discovered the perks of fishing in Key West with such an experienced and friendly charter captain. Captain Cory is known as one of the best TARPON captains in Key West. He literally catches hundreds of Tarpon every year for his customers. After a day on the water with Captain Cory you will want to come back year after year to fish with him.
Capt. Bill has been fishing the key west waters for 15 years and has dedicated his life to making a living on the sea. Bill started out on large sport fishing vessels as a mate and has many years experience trolling for mahi, wahoo, marlin and sailfish. Bill has been with Fish Key West the longest of all our captains and loves to fish off the center counsel vessels. With so much versatility he can live bait, chum the waters in the deep or fish the flats for giant sharks. With the largest vessel the Coolcast he can cruise at 35 knots getting you to the fishing grounds quickly to help put you on a fishing trip of a lifetime. Bill has fished with many celebrities and is a huge trophy fisherman, recently fishing with 2012 American League rookie of the year and MVP runner up Mike Trout. Capt. Bill helped Mike land a 450lb Goliath Grouper a giant fish which makes a great trophy for the wall.
Capt. Kevin Coyle has been fishing professionally for the past 20 years. Kevin is the Offshore specialist. He has incredible eye sight that allows him to see birds and fish that no one else on the boat can see. From monster Mahi Mahi to Blue Marlin Capt. Kevin has caught them all. As well as Offshore Capt. Kevin has become an excellent inshore Tarpon guide. Kevin has a knack to capture some of the biggest Tarpon caught year after year. Fish with Capt. Kevin and experience a day you won’t soon forget.
Before becoming a full time charter captain, Damon Santelli was a commercial fisherman in Key West for 10 years. Making a living catching fish with rod and reel has given Damon experience which cannot be matched. Catching Snapper and Grouper in the summer and spring and then putting 1250 lbs of king fish in the boat almost every day throughout the winter months. Giving up a full time office position to pursue his passion of a life on the water has proven to be a great decision 15 years ago. Damon has great patience and a calm demeanor to help guide you to a great fishing trip for your family and friends. With many commercial fishing records such as 1232 lbs of yellow tail snapper caught in one day, Damon’s experience cannot be matched. Please come join Fish Key West and Damon for a fishing trip of a lifetime.
Capt. Chris is a 4th generation native of key West. Yes born and raised here in key West. Chris has been on the waters of Key West all his life. he started commercial fishing stone crab when he was 12 years old. Chris had 50 stone crab traps that he use to pull by hand every few days after school. From there he spent many weekends commercial fishing with his friend Alex. Together they caught and sold lots of Snapper, Grouper, and King Mackerel. After high school Chris got his Captains license at 19 years old and started his light tackle charter business in 2000. Chris has been featured on ESPN, magazine articles, won numerous fishing tournaments in Key West. Captain Chris has a long list of repeat clients that fish with him every year.