The Coolcast glides on the waters of Key West daily. On any given day, Captain Mike Ledrew will be running the Coolcast, Coolcast Charters largest boat. For the past 15 years, Capt. Mike has been fishing Key Wests waters professionally. Getting on the water with either Capt. Ledrew can at times be challenging because of the high demand and their strong repeat-based clientele. He encourages calling ahead and reserving prior to your departure date.
Many years of fishing on the waters of Key West have yielded Captain Mike Ledrew a noteworthy collection of trophy catches and tournament wins. Take a look at his thorough and extensive resume of a select few of their top catches:
Back to Back Shell Classic tournament winner (1st 2004) (1st 2005)
6 Permit on Fly in 1 day
17 Tarpon released on 1/2 day charter
21 Permit released in Key West Fishing Tournament (1st place)
67lb. and 53lb. Black Grouper double header
84lb. Cobia on 20 lb test
51lb. King Mackerel in SKA Tournament (4th place)
1200 lbs. of Yellowtail Snapper in one day (commercial fishing)
13 Sailfish released in one day
The Coolcast is a center console 36-foot SeaVee that takes to the rough waters with a smooth course. This boat is powered by twin 300 hp Yamaha outboards. To ensure your safety there is plenty of seating available on board. The largely proportioned T-top ensures your comfort by providing you shade from the strong Key West sun. For your convenience there is a spacious and clean bathroom available on board. And as far as electronics go, The Coolcast has TR 1 auto pilot, Ray marine 12 inch color fish finder, 12 inch color Garmin Chart Plotter, 2 vhf radios, CD player, and a cell phone.
What is the weather cancellation policy?
If the activity iscancelled due to bad weather, and you cannot reschedule, you will be issued a full refund.
How long is each Fishing Trip?
1/2 Day Trips = 4 Hours 3/4 Day Trips = 6 Hours Full Day Trips = 8 Hours.
Are food and beverages included?
No they are not, however you are more than welcome to bring your favorite foods and beverages and we will provide a cooler and ice to keep them fresh and cold for you.
Are alcoholic beverages allowed?
Yes, alcoholic beverages like Beer, Wine, and Wine Coolers are allowed. However, for everyone’s safety, Glass containers are not permitted - metal or plastic containers only please.
Is fishing gear provided?
Yes, top-of-the-line fishing gear is provided.
Is bait provided?
Yes. Bait is provided on all of our fishing trips.
What is the customary gratuity?
If you enjoyed your trip and are satisfied with the service provided by our Captain and Crew, a tip of 15-20% of the total trip cost would be very much appreciated.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Key West Top Guides is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
I have been to the Bahamas many times, but The Coolcast is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)