Full Day or Half Day Trip – Tarpon

Starting at $600

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced



About Your Boat

Boat type: Bay boat

Boat Manufacturer: Yellowfin

Boat length: 24ft

Engine Manufacturer: Mercury Verado

Engine HP: 300HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Snorkeling Equipment, Live Bait Well

About Your Guide

Captain John Jackson of Key West Florida is your one-stop shop for all things Florida Keys fishing!

The son of a commercial fisherman, Captain John spent many days and nights exploring the many wonders that the lower keys has to offer. Raised on Sugarloaf Key, located between Key West and Big Pine Key, Captain John enjoyed exploring these world-class waters inside and out fishing, diving, and exploring the many islands, channels, creeks, and waterways which make up what is known as the back-country.

With his younger brother James, Captain John would search for new places to fish and dive and would always bring home fish or lobster for their mother to cook.

As Captain John grew up, he began to broaden his explorations beyond the backcountry to fishing and diving reefs, another entirely different ecosystem full of different wonders and fascinating creatures.

As a young man, Captain John earned many commercial licenses and spent the majority of his time fishing and diving for lobster.

In the late 80's, Captain John created Reel Easy Charters and has shared his knowledge and experience with others ever since.

Captain John is thankful to call the lower keys home, saying, "this diverse Eco-system has and will forever be a magical place to me".

Come join Captain John for an incredible adventure on the water aboard the Reel Easy Charters!


Margie H.

August 19, 2020

We could not ask for a better fishing experience! Very knowledgeable and hospitable. Chris put us on the fish all day long! Thanks Captain John for such a great charter service! We had an absolute blast! Three of my friends had never been on a charter and there first one today was a success!

Neal E.

January 3, 2020

My 13 and 12 year old sons and I went on a half day trip with Captain John Jackson. We first stopped at a spot where the mangrove snapper were biting and had a lot of activity. Our last stop was a spot where sharks were active and my 13 year old was able to catch a shark. Overall we had a great experience and John Jackson provided us with an excellent fishing experience. To top it all off we were able to have our catch cooked at the marina’s restaurant.

Katy M.

July 24, 2020

JJ was the perfect combination of helpful and fun! He is a third generation fishing guide having grown up in the Keys and after vacationing for 10 days all over the east coast with endless adventures, my boys said this experience was the highlight of our trip!!!



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, foods, and drinks

Required Items

Florida fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

5130 Overseas Highway, Key West, FL 33040, United States

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM


4 hours, 8 hours,