The Coolwater
The Coolwater
The Coolwater
The Coolwater
Limited Spaces Available! For reservations call (866) 427-2550. Spaces are extremely limited this time of year so book early to ensure the date you want.

The Coolwater


  • New 31 Foot Sea Vee
  • Twin 250HP Yamaha Engines
  • Latest & Greatest Spin, Conventional, Plug, Jig, & Fly Rods 
  • Shimano & Daiwa Reels on Custom Biscayne Rods 
  • Able Fly Reels and Rods from 8 to 12 Weight
  • Full Clean Electric Head (Bathroom)
  • Offshore, Wreck, Reef, Tarpon, Fly Fishing, Shark Fishing, Dry Tortugas, Live Bait, Bottom Fishing, Sword Fishing
  • Holds Up to 6 Anglers

Tour Summary

The waters of Key West, Florida are a familiar territory for Damon Santelli. A fourth generation native, Captain Damon Santelli has been on the waters of Key West since his days as a young boy. The knowledge that Captain Damon Santelli has of the area and the waters allow him the title of one of the best Charter Captains in the entire Florida Keys. His tours are some of the best you will find.

Key West has numerous guides and Charter Captains but they arent all Damon Santelli. In fact, many of these Captains have other full-time jobs and responsibilities beyond offering you a great tour experience. Captain Damon Santelli, on the other hand, has made this his career and he spends his time at work ensuring that each charter goes off without a hitch and returns with smiling anglers who are already planning their next outing.

Before becoming a full-time guide and charter Captain, Damon Santelli was a commercial fisherman. Damon Santelli stalked the waters for Kingfish, Stone crab, and a variety of other aquatic species. Lobster and snapper were two big catches on his fishing vessel in the beginning. Today Damon Santelli is here to offer years of experience as a person who has spent his life on the water. Captain Damon Santelli is a patient and understanding Captain that is perfect for new anglers and seasoned sportsmen alike. In either situation, Damon Santelli has the ability to guide, a firm hand, and an upbeat nature that will ensure a good time.

The Coolwater is Captain Damon Santellis custom built 31 foot Sea Vee. The Coolwater was built in 2008 as a true fishing machine! Powered with dual 250, Yamaha Four Stroke engines, the Coolwater is a strong and steady sea craft. The Coolwater is by far one of the nicest boats on the waters of Key West today. Every possible fishing situation was thought of when making this boat and it shows as every new experience is played out without a problem while onboard.

The Coolwater includes storage areas, fishing boxes, two live bait wells, and an onboard head, which does not come along too often on a true light tackle fishing boat. A CD player is onboard, as well, for those moments when music will do everyone some good. A cell phone is also available onboard, in case it might be necessary.

When you choose Captain Damon Santelli as your charter captain you are choosing 100% satisfaction. Damon Santelli guarantees absolute comfort and enjoyment in the tour the he will provide for you. All equipment and licenses are provided to you with the cost of the charter. Captain Damon Santelli charges reasonable rates that are similar to those in the area who have his experience level and ability.


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.

  • Deposit refunds WILL ONLY be given if your captain cancels the trip, UNLESS otherwise agreed upon in writing. If your captain cancels the trip due to poor weather you will receive a full refund. If your captain cancels the trip on a "Fishable day" due to reasons out of his control (ex: mechanical problem) we will try to find you a comparable charter.
  • You must cancel your charter 14 days prior to your scheduled date or you will be held responsible for the remaining balance UNLESS your guide is able to schedule a new customer.
  • To cancel your reservation for any reason, you must contact our office directly. Cancellations made via email are not valid, will not be honored and you will still be financially responsible for any charges incurred.

Key West Top Guides is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but The Coolwater 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!

Jim Peters

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!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)