Salty Pirate Fishing Charters in Cape Coral, Florida

Guided by Keith Zumar

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

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A native of Southwest Floridian, Captain Keith Zumar grew up fishing the waters of Matlacha and Pine Island Sound along with fishing the canals and jumping the bridges of Cape Coral! He and his friends mastered the art of catching snook from their 12' Jon boat in their early teens.

After graduating from Cape Coral High School in 2001, Keith shipped off to the Navy where he served 20 years, retiring in 2021. While on Active Duty, Keith was a Rescue Swimmer and earned his black beret as a Riverine Patrol Officer. In 2007, Keith commissioned as Surface Warfare Officer which culminated in his highlight tour as Weapon and Combat Systems Officer onboard the guided missile cruiser USS VELLA GULF. Keith deployed overseas four times throughout his career earning numerous awards and accolades including 2017 Atlantic Fleet Department Head of the Year, becoming the Navy's senior active Rescue Swimmer, and awards that include three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals.

Salty Pirate Fishing Charters Trips

Full Day SWFL Fishing targeting near-shore wrecks and reefs to back country snook hides. This is a fun and thrilling trip targeting snook, redfish, trout, tarpon, snapper, grouper and more! There is a slew of haunts and hides around upper Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor that a full day trip allows us to tackle while maximizing fishing time and catching! All tackle, licensing, water and ice are provided as well as catch/filet at the dock for your daily catch if you wish. This is a great trip for the crew or the fam and kids! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Full Day Trip

100% (5)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $225 / person

Hop on for an exciting morning or afternoon fishing trip targeting our top inshore species in beautiful Pine Island Sound. We use both live bait and artificial lures fishing the Northern Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor for a quick action packed excursion! Water, tackle, licenses and fish cleaning are all included, just hop on and fish! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

1/2 Day Trip

100% (5)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person

Come chase Southwest Florida's most famous fish resident...the Silver King! Come chase the high flyer, hard pulling fish of a lifetime in World Famous Boca Grande Pass and Pine Island Sound. Showing up and able to target as early as January, by late April the passes are home to thousands of tarpon feeding on the never ending stream of pass crabs on the outgoing tides. Growing in size upwards of 200 pounds or more, the Tarpon is always an unpredictable fight typically lasting over 30 minutes while providing an aerobatic show! All tackle and licensing provided as well as ice and water. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Bokeelia

Tarpon - Boca Grande Pass

26 ft 1 - 4 People From $350 / person

Recent Reviews of Salty Pirate Fishing Charters


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Captain Keith gave us a great day on the water. We tried to get out to fish triple tail nearshore but weather did not permit. Instead, we boarded a number of sheepshead (including one master angler size), redfish and snapper. He was personable, knowledgeable and accommodating. I won’t hesitate to do it again. Highly recommend…and the Carolina Skiff is a nice fishing boat.



Captain Keith is professional, experienced, enthusiastic, and always works hard to give you the best fishing experience possible. We enjoyed our time on the water and are already planning a return trip.



The experience of Capt. Keith was evident during our two half-day fishing vacation. We caught our limit. Overall, it was a great trip for the father and son. Captain was courteous, timely, and dedicated, and found the fish. He made our day!



Captain Keith exceeded all our anticipations. He began by keeping us updated throughout the booking process and giving us details regarding the journey. He is very friendly and makes us feel comfortable with him before beginning our fishing trip. We highly recommend him.

Alexis M


Amazing experience!! I’ve been on a few charters but nothing like this one!! Keith really gave us a first class experience!! We were so impressed that we signed up our daughter for the kids camp that they offer!! Check them out, you won’t be disappointed!!

Nathan R


Our son did a summer camp fishing trip with Captain Keith and had a great time. Captain Keith comunicated through out the day and sent pictures of the kids. He was prepared, knowledgeable and well-liked by the kiddos. We will repeat as soon as the next opportunity arises. Thank you


Gag Grouper, Lane Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Red Grouper, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Tarpon


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

7290 Barrancas Avenue, Bokeelia, FL 33922, United States | Bodies of water fished: Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande Pass, Pine Island

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