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 used 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. Capt. Chris has been featured on ESPN, magazine articles, and has won numerous fishing tournaments in Key West. He is the only guide to ever win the Key West Shell Classic back to back 2005 /2006. Captain Chris has a long list of repeat clients that fish with him every year.
Captain Damon SantelliFounder
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. He has caught Snapper and Grouper in the summer and spring, and then puts 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 trip is not one to miss! Please come join Fish Key West Florida and Damon for a fishing trip of a lifetime.