Salty Tails Charters

What does your dream fishing trip look like? How about exploring the wild, wonderful coastline of Keaton Beach, Florida, and its bounty of Redfish, Cobia, and more? Maybe scooping up lots of scallops? Salty Tails Charters can’t wait to share this slice of paradise with you!

Being a Louisiana native, Captain Champ Klein was introduced to bayous, ponds, and rivers at a young age, and his love for the water has only grown since then. He has lived in Florida for almost thirty years and specializes in introducing beginners and experienced anglers to famous Gulf of Mexico’s grass flats and nearby inshore areas — as well as the species that thrive there!

You’ll be cruising these locations on a 20’ Island Bay Sportsman. She can comfortably accommodate three anglers plus the captain and her size makes her perfect for sneaking up on Flounder and Seatrout. She comes fully decked out with all the necessary navigational and safety equipment.

Capt. Champ believes that fishing is for everyone and his charter is child-friendly. Looking for the perfect family adventure? Why not try scalloping? Your captain is more than happy to guide you on this popular Floridian-style easter egg hunt and snorkeling equipment is even included to help you spot your scallops. Just make sure you let him know that you want to give it a go when booking your trip!

Salty Tails Charters provides top-quality Penn equipment, as well as Topwater baits and lures to entice your big catch. Water and sodas are provided and if you opt for the full day trip, your captain will provide you with snacks, too.

Whether you’re looking to try some flats fishing in a picture perfect setting or want to haul in as many scallops as you can possibly handle, Salty Tails Charter has the perfect trip for you! Your dream adventure is waiting.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    During this trip, you'll have plenty of time to reel in your big catch! You'll travel between 1 and 5 miles to find your perfect location 'on fish,' and your captain will also provide you with drinks and snacks. You'll be targeting Cobia, Redfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    If you prefer to be a bit longer on the water, this is the trip for you. It'll take you between 1 and 5 miles to get on fish, and you'll be targeting Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and more in the flats and inshore areas of Keaton beach.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    Sleep in late and target Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and more in the flats and inshore areas of Keaton beach on this amazing morning trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    There's no better way to start the day than scallop hunting with your family and friends. You'll be provided with snorkeling equipment and the captain will make sure you have fun.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Scalloping (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    This eventful afternoon trip will see you scalloping for 4 hours. You're guaranteed to have a blast and the captain will provide you with top-notch snorkeling gear.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    If you're an early riser, this is the perfect trip for you! You'll be heading to the flats and inshore areas of Keaton Beach and targeting species such as Redfish, Cobia, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $350
    up to 4 persons
    Want to sleep in before you reel in your big catch? This afternoon trip will see you heading to the flats and inshore areas of Keaton Beach in pursuit of species such as Redfish, Cobia, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Two Anglers (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    up to 4 persons
    Grab your fishing buddy and spend 4 hours on the water fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and more. As the name says, this is an offer for a maximum of 2 anglers.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Two Anglers (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    up to 4 persons
    Grab your fishing buddy and spend 4 hours on the water fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and more. As the name says, this is an offer for a maximum of 2 anglers.
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About the Captain

Champ Klein
Perry, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2018
Being a Louisiana Cajun Boy and from a family that loves the outdoors as much as I do, I was introduced to the outdoors at a very young age. I was blessed with the opportunity to move and live in Florida in '89. I have fished in Louisiana bayous, ponds, and rivers, as well as the Gulf Mexico. I've even caught Crawfish in ditches! I've also fished in Florida on the Atlantic side, St. Johns River and the Gulf of Mexico grass flats. My name is Captain Champ Klein and I cannot wait to share a piece of Keaton Beach Florida paradise with you and your family. So come on down for a morning or evening trip and make memories that will last a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Island Bay Sportsman (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Cary L.
The Villages, FL
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VERIFIED   Junio 19, 2019
Capt. Champ is a a true believer in trying to do the right thing.  Our morning 4 hour fishing trip was overcome by high...
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Fruitland Park, FL
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VERIFIED   Julio 20, 2019
I booked this trip as a birthday present for my boyfriend, my 11 year old son, and my father. They just got home and have raved...
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Aimee Y.
Rockport, IN
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Full day trip was a blast!

VERIFIED   Julio 3, 2019
Thank you so much for the fun family day. Best charter I have been on yet. Had a great time and caught lots of fish.
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Kristin T.
Tallahassee, Florida
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VERIFIED   Junio 22, 2019
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AWESOME TRIP

Septiembre 7, 2018
We had the most awesome trip. Captain Champ knows where the fish are. So excited to catch my first red fish. Thank you so...
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