• Saltwater Experience's Yellowfin Fishing Charter Boat at Hawks Cay Marina

    The Ultimate Backcountry Experience

    Saltwater Experience

    Captain: Mike O'Dell

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Saltwater Experience

Florida Keys fly fishing is the ultimate angler experience. Nothing compares to making the perfect cast under pressure, and watching a trophy permit, bonefish, or tarpon engulfs your fly as races across the shallows—your drag screaming to life. It’s a moment you will never forget, and something every fisherman needs to experience in his or her lifetime.

As a Florida Keys fishing guide with SE Outfitters, Captain Mike O'Dell cherishes each day he gets to spend on the water with his customers. Whether you’re a junkie for fly, or prefer to use spinning gear, Captain Mike O'Dell will fish the flats or backcountry for whatever species you wish to target. You can even journey out to the reef or drop on the deep wrecks if you want to target snapper or grouper to bring back for dinner.

Captain Mike O'Dell knows that fishing in the Florida Keys isn’t something you get to do every day. That’s why he will give you his best each trip to put you on your fish of a lifetime. Just stop by the boat, located at Hawks Cay Marina on the beautiful island of Duck Key.

About the Boat

The Saltwater Experience is the ideal Florida Keys fishing boat. The versatile 24’ Yellowfin hull, combined with a lightning-fast 300 HP Mercury Verado engine, allows you to fish just about anywhere—and it gets you there fast!

The Saltwater Experience drafts only 14'' of water fully loaded down, which allows you to get up on the deeper parts of the flats to chase bonefish and permit. At the same time, the hull design offers great stability and a comfortable ride on a long run to the Everglades or a deep Gulf wreck.

Because of its size, this boat is not poled on the flats, but is instead powered by a trolling motor to silently sneak up on spooky fish in the shallows.  The large casting deck makes it possible to fish up to four anglers, and offers plenty of room for the saltwater fly angler to cast to our trophy game fish.

The Saltwater Experience is outfitted with top-of-the line electronics and both fly and spin fishing gear.  This boat is also equipped with dual Power Poles and two tournament live wells to keep the bait healthy for long days on the water.  There is plenty of dry storage to keep all of your belongings safe and dry even in the wettest conditions.

"Let us help you plan your trip! Enjoy a stay at Hawks Cay Resort and your fishing adventure will be just steps from your door."

Phone: (877) 423-6403



Snook Fishing in the Keys



Saltwater Experience - Half Day

Availability: Call for availability.

Rates: $650

Requirements & Restrictions: Requirements & Restrictions: For up to four people

Saltwater Experience - Full Day

Availability: Call for availability.

Rates: $950

Requirements & Restrictions: Requirements & Restrictions:For up to four people

Saltwater Experience - 4 Hour Live Bait Tarpon

Availability: Call for availability for up to 4 people

Rates: $650

Requirements & Restrictions: In season. Tarpon season is very popular! To allow more anglers to take advantage of tarpon and other spring backcountry species, our backcountry guides offer three four hour trips daily in spring and early summer.