Livin’ The Dream Fishing Charters

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Sarasota and Bradenton hold some of Florida’s best fishing grounds, and Captain Jon has 30 years experience catching fish in the area. He welcomes you aboard his boat to explore the inshore flats or the offshore reefs and see why this is considered one of the best places in the world to take a fun, family fishing trip.

Your trip will take place aboard a sturdy 23’ Sea Craft center console that has been recently restored in 2015 to make it one of the safest flats boats you can find in the area. With a GPS, fishfinder, and two VHF radios, it is ready and raring to take you on the trip of a lifetime. With room for up to four anglers, an ice box for your drinks and a live bait tank to give you the best chance of successful hook ups, the boat is well suited for a charter fishing trip.

Captain Jon offers a variety of trips, allowing you to take your pick depending on the style of fishing your prefer. You may choose to fish the beautiful bays and flats for Snook, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Tarpon, troll near the shore for King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Cobia, or bottom fish over the reefs for Snappers and Groupers. Live bait is included in the price, as are artificial lures in case you want to try a variety of fishing styles.

On return to the dock Captain Jon will gladly clean and fillet your fish to take home for dinner. His strong emphasis on safety and detailed local knowledge will ensure your trip is one to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) MAX 4
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $360
    This trip is in Sarasota Bay and near the beaches for Trout, Snapper, Snook, Redfish, Pompano, Permit, Mackerel, and anything else that bites.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 1
    $360
    This trip will take you around Sarasota Bay and near the beaches to fish for Trout, Redfish, Snook, Snapper, Pompano, Permit, Mackerel, and anything else that's biting.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Special – Max 4 People
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $250
    This trip is fishing Sarasota bay and Nearshore reefs. We will catch mangrove snapper, mackerel, pompano, trout, snook, redfish, and many others.
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About the Captain

Jon Green
Sarasota, Florida, Estados Unidos
Angler's Choice
39 Fishing Reports
101 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Abril 2016
Captain Jon has lived and fished in the Sarasota/ Bradenton area for over 30 years now. He comes from a family of fishermen and his brother, Captain Scott Green, is also a local charter captain. Captain Jon is equally at home fishing the inshore bays and flats for Redfish, Tarpon, and Snook, as he is fishing the offshore reefs and wrecks for larger Snappers and Groupers. Whatever you want to get out of your fishing trip, Captain Jon will do all he can to make it happen.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Red) Grouper (Red)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Craft (Center console) originally built in 1996. Powered by a 225HP Mercury engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.76
out of 5 stars from 101 reviews
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Half day trip with Captain John
Half day trip with Captain John
We caught twins!
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Marianne B.
Maria Stein, OH
 5.00
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Family morning outing with captain Jon

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 30, 2020
Captain Jon did a PHENOMENAL job of keeping our family of four (mom, dad, 5, and 8 year old) on biting fish and moving around...
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Rick L.
Apopka, FL
 5.00
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Great Time!

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 22, 2020
Jon is a great Captain. Me and my boys had a great time! My one son talks a ton, the other hardly talks. Jon picks up on that...
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Bill B.
New York, NY
 5.00
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3 generations--GREAT EXPERIENCE!

VERIFIED   NEW  Julio 1, 2020
My father, my son and daughter, and I chartered with Captain John today. We had an awesome time! Caught 40+ fish and laughed...
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Dennis L.
Sarasota, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Capt Jon

VERIFIED   NEW  Junio 19, 2020
Great time working the local waterways for trout, reds, snapper, and snook.
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Bill B.
Sarasota, FL
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Enero 27, 2020
Despite the weather conditions, Jon was able to find spots where the fish were biting.  He was also very patient with...
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